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The Cosmopolitan Cruise

The Cosmopolitan Cruise

Two pretty canals take you to bustling cities filled with charm! Treat yourself to gourmet meals and local brews.

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace

Two pretty canals take you to bustling cities filled with charm! Treat yourself to gourmet meals and local brews.

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    TourTour Visit magnificent Gothic cathedrals and churches. TourTour Chateaux and historic monumentsItineraryItinerary Hesse RETURN via StrasbourgActivityActivity Great destination for fishingActivityActivity Perfect area for swimmingActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Embark on a treasured journey cruising through Canal de la Marne au Rhin, one of the prettiest waterways in Alsace. Sail past charming hamlets as you make your way to the lively Strasbourg, whetting your cravings for rich urban flavours. This Cosmopolitan Cruise holiday is an adventure you won’t forget soon!

Depart from the lovely village of Hesse, a peaceful place dotted with traces of history, and set sail to Saverne, a land plucked from a fairy tale book, featuring half-timbered houses, medieval walls and cloister, castles and gardens. Experience the popular Arzviller boat elevator and visit the 18th century Rohan Castle. Continue the cruise towards Strasbourg, stopping at times to trek or bike alongside the boat, and when you finally reach the city, discover its most iconic landmarks and taste local specialties and delicious Alsatian wines. Return to Hesse, relaxing on board whilst taking in nature’s serenity, something you will carry with you even after the journey.

 

Cruising time Number of locks Lock Type Waterways Duration
35 hours 68 Automatic  Canal de la Marne au Rhin 7 nights

 

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Inclusions

    • Hire of the boat and its onboard equipment
    • A fully equipped kitchen
    • Towels and linen for all passengers
    • A boat handling demonstration prior to departure
    • Technical support
    • On-board maps and visitor information
    • Passage through locks

    Exclusions

    • Optional holiday extras
    • Boat damage waiver
    • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour (by the litre in Scotland)
    • Travel to and from the base(s)
    • Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc.)
    • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
    • Food and drink


    Important Notes

    • The locks on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin and Canal du Rhône au Rhin are automatic and easy to operate, and there is no charge to use them.
    • All locks closed on: 1st May & 1st November

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    Itinerary 

    Hesse - Saverne - Strasbourg - Hesse

    Visit the following towns and villages:

    • Hesse
    • Saverne
    • Strasbourg

    Hesse
    A pretty, little village with a well-organised port, Hesse has preserved its charm over the years. From its old mill to the fascinating ruins of an 11th century Benedictine Abbey, the village is an oasis of serenity with traces of history sprinkled on its every corner.

    Saverne
    In Saverne, Rohan Castle and the town’s botanical gardens are must-see attractions. You better check them out! Then, when you marvel at the Arzviller boatlift, don’t forget the magnificent Rose Garden, which displays over 550 beautiful roses.

    Strasbourg
    On your way to Strasbourg, the scenic canal path from Lutzelbourg is very popular for bicycling and trekking. Between the beautiful and welcoming cities of Alsace, discover the quiet atmosphere of the area. Sail along the banks and relax. Spend time at the Meteor Brewery’s intriguing museum and discover how its wide range of products and quality beers evolved since the brewery’s opening in 1640.

    Finally, reach the capital of Strasbourg, a city famous for its flammekueches and its delicious Baeckeoffe, which becomes really delightful when paired with the Pinot-noir wine. Try the famous Choucroute with a local white wine and take time to delight in the famous vin d'Alsace wine.

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