23957
France

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
Length
10 days
Starts at
3,999
Flights start at
900

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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