A distinctive, idyllic region
This cruise will include some fabulous navigation through 2 tunnels and a lift that replaces the work of 17 locks! Fantastic visits to a hilltop monastery, the city of Strasbourg, glass blowing, a day trip through the beautiful wine villages of the Alsace, where we have arranged a private tasting, the discovery of a micro brewery and the last water powered flour mill, plus on this trip we will be serving the wines from all the major wine producing areas of France.
Arrival and evening cruise
We will arrange a transfer from either Frankfurt or Strasbourg depending on your preference. The crew will be waiting to welcome you on board the Apres Tout for an amazing 6 night cruise on the Canal des Houilleres and the Canal de la Marne & Rhin. Following a Champagne reception and settling into your cabin, we are then casting off for your cruise on these unspoilt canals. A delicious four course dinner is served with wines to match, while you sit comfortably under our canopy on the teak deck under the stars, weather allowing.
Cruise to Ouxaxange. Visit a local beer producer and flour mill powered by a waterwheel
This morning while breakfast is served the barge continues her journey along the beautiful canal, surrounded by the Etangs (small lakes) of Stock & Oiseaux to a pretty county side mooring. During the afternoon our tour guide takes you to visit a local beer producer who explains the entire process of beer making and you will taste the beer of the week. We continue with the grain theme and visit the last remaining flour mill on the River Sarre.
Experience Saint Louis Arzviller Lift. Visit the glass blower & Saverne or take a walk along the old track of 17 locks
Continue this wonderful cruise though the most spectacular country side, passing through two tunnels towards the most unique boat lift in France. The drop is 150 feet and is a truly special experience and a real high light of this cruise. This unique lock allows us to glide effortlessly up or down the mountain side using a sophisticated system of weights and balances.
This afternoon there is a choice for those passengers to stay ‘local’ and enjoy an amazing walk along the old track of 17 locks, and discover the museum to explain how the lift replaced the 17 locks. Or visit Saverne for a historic walking tour. Plus, visit the glass showroom and demonstration room of Lehrer – a famous local glass producer.
Visit the Monastery at Mont Ste Odile. Wine tasCng in Barr followed by lunch. Cruise to Lutzelbourg
After a delightful breakfast, your guide will take you this morning to the hilltop Monastery of Mont Ste Odile located 2500 feet above sea level. There is an extraordinary 360° panoramic view from all sides of the property and a fascinating history to discover, with a truly amazing Gnomon – which is a master piece of time keeping from 1835. Then we continue to the scenic village of Barr set in the heart of the Alsace vineyards. We have arranged a private visit and wine tasting at Domaine Klipfel, they have a collection of bottles dating back to 1921 and are a 6 generation family enterprise. You will learn about wine and taste six different grape varieties. Afterwards we walk through the village to a local restaurant and enjoy a 3 course lunch. Return to the barge and continue our cruise to the charming village of Lutzelbourg.
Cruise to Saverne. Visit Saverne or Strasbourg.
Enjoy a relaxing morning on board and a:er lunch you can choose between visi>ng Strasbourg or Saverne. Our guide will escort you to either the charming town of Saverne, with the magnificent Chateau du Rohan or you can visit the magnificent city of Strasbourg and enjoy a visit to Petite France area.
Cruise to Hochfelden. Visit Schoenenbourg Maginot Line & pottery at Soufflenheim
This morning we complete our journey, and moor in the countryside at Hochfelden. After lunch you are transferred to the remarkable fort at Schoenenbourg to discover the underground fort – one of 62 that tried to protect the French border during WWII. On return we stop at a local pottery and discover the traditional hand painted casserole dishes. Caroline will be busy preparing your final evening dinner paired with superb wines and all the crew will toast the success of your week with us in the Alsace.
The day to day itinerary described here is a typical cruise. However, on any one cruise the moorings may change and the places visited may vary depending on the season and guest preferences.
Departure dates for 2024
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|28th April||Mittershiem – Hochfelden|
|5th May||Hochfelden – Mittershiem|
|12th May||Mittershiem – Hochfelden|
|19th May||Hochfelden – Mittershiem|
|26th May||Mittershiem – Hochfelden|
|2nd June||Hochfelden – Mittershiem|
|9th June||Mittershiem – Hochfelden|
|16th June||Hochfelden – Mittershiem|
|23rd June||Mittershiem – Hochfelden|
|30th June||Hochfelden – Mittershiem|
|2nd July||Hochfelden – Mittershiem|
|Prices for 2024 season
|Our prices include transfers to the barge/and return six night cruise, all food & wine, visits, open bar and all excursion fees.
Not included are travel insurance, crew gratuity and air fares.
|Whole boat charter for 6 passengers||$40,000 US Dollars|
|Whole boat charter for 5 passengers||$35,000 US Dollars|
|Whole boat charter for 4 passengers||$34,000 US Dollars|
|Price per person
|$6,670 US Dollars
$3,000 US Dollars