A Blending of Cultures in France: A Women’s-Only Voyage by Barge

Find camaraderie with a group of women as you discover Alsace-Lorraine by modern barge, learning about historical villages, grand fortresses and the region’s unique blend of cultures.
Program No. 23957RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Together with a group of inquisitive women, gain an understanding of the rich cultural blend that thrives at the border between France and Germany on a voyage along the Marne-Rhine Canal by barge. Explore the region of Grand-Est, formerly Alsace-Lorraine, and the magnificent castles, picturesque villages and world-class cuisine deeply rooted in its history. Beginning and ending in medieval Strasbourg, journey through exquisite landscapes with local experts on a women’s-only voyage highlighting Alsace’s unique cross-cultural charm.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to three miles per day; uneven terrain and cobblestones. Embark and disembark the ship via ramp.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the cobblestone streets and lively squares of Strasbourg, and delight in the city’s fairytale cottages, famed high Gothic cathedral and Palais Rohan.
  • Sail through the Niderviller and Arzviller tunnels, and watch your barge be lifted 144 feet by the Saint Louis-Arzviller inclined plane, a feat of modern engineering.
  • Bond with a group of Road Scholar women as you taste Alsacian wines and beers, and learn about the craftsmanship behind these regional specialties.
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