The Marne-Rhine Canal – From Lagarde to Strasbourg


DAY 1: Strasbourg – LAGARDE

Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde. Boarding in the late afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail party. Overnight.


Full board on board. Morning spent cruising toward Xouaxange. Our boat will go through the Réchicourt lock, one of the largest in France, before continuing our journey through the lakes. In the afternoon, visit to Sarrebourg that will take us on Chagall trail. Located at the foot of the Vosges and the region of Alsace, the city is rich with diversity. Back on board. Overnight.

DAY 3: XOUAXANGE – LUTZELBOURG – Inclined Plain at Arzviller

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising toward Lutzelbourg. You will enjoy lunch by candlelight, while we pass through the Arzviller and Niderviller Tunnels. Early in the afternoon, our boat will pass through the Artzviller inclined plane for a truly unforgettable experience. A fantastic piece of workmanship, this type of transverse boat lift is the only one of its kind in Europe. Stop at the local crystal workshop. Located at the foot of the incline for over 25 years, the crystal workshop is a family-run business specializing in the art of hand blowing and cutting crystal. Back on board and our boat will continue on to Lutzelbourg. The canal winds through the Vosges Mountains before joining the Lorraine region. Arrival in Lutzelbourg early in the evening. Overnight.


Full board on board. Set off on foot to marvel at Lutzelbourg Castle. Perched at over 980 feet above sea level on a rocky, red sandstone spur, the ruins of the castle majestically dominate the village down in the Zorn Valley. Back on board and departure of the boat toward Saverne. In the afternoon, visit of the Château de Hohbarr, often called “the Eye of Alsace”, and you will discover splendid view of the Alsatian plains. Free time to explore or relax in Saverne before returning on board. Overnight.


Full board on board. Guided tour of Saverne. Virtually unknown by the usual tourist routes, Saverne offers a wide range of places to discover: the Grand Rue with its unicorn fountain (the town’s emblem); the Katz house, adorned with magnificent carved timbers; Notre Dame Church with its 12th-century steeple; various 18th-century administrative buildings; and the Récollets Monastery founded in the 14th century. Back on board. The afternoon is spent cruising toward Waltenheim, passing the charming village of Hochfelden, and Schwindratzheim, nestled on a hillside. Arrival in Waltenheim early in the evening. For dinner, you will discover the “tarte flambée”, a local specialty served at a restaurant in Waltenheim. Our boat will remain in port overnight.


Full board on board. Hiking tour along the hops trail in Wingersheim. Your pleasurable hike through the hop fields will be followed by beer tasting. Back on board and departure of the boat toward Strasbourg. Cruise through the Zorn Valley and its landscaped fields, where the canal is wide and straight. Gala evening on board, followed by a tour of Strasbourg’s old town by panoramic boat (subject to availability). Overnight.


Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 9.00 a.m. End of our services.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. The itinerary is subject to mooring availability at locks or ports, and may be modified as necessar Please contact us for more itinerary details. For cruise Ref. SXO, itinerary and excursion packages are different. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.

Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin on main deck. This price can vary according to departure date, cabin deck, ship category and/or single-occupancy (additional fees). For more information, please contact one of our agents by calling 1-800-374-3740  to reserve your cabin.

Business Class Airfare Add On’s from $2899*

*Airfare from NYC – Additional departure cities available

2017 departures

Departure date Arrival date Ship Anchors Price per person (in US $)
04/14/2017 04/20/2017 Madeleine 5 From $2,089 $2,518Promo
07/21/2017 07/27/2017 Madeleine 5 From $2,089 $2,518Promo
09/29/2017 10/05/2017 Madeleine 5 From $2,518
10/13/2017 10/19/2017 Madeleine 5 From $2,518
 Airfare is roundtrip business class based on NYC departures including taxes and carrier imposed fees and have a 7 day advance minimum ticketing date. Additional discounted business class airfare pricing also available from all major US departure cities.  All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability.  Call us for terms and conditions, exclusion and inclusions for your exact sailing dates.
  • Child discount on cruise (2-9 years of age): – 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin: – 30%



Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde (D1) – your cruise with all meals from dinner D1 to breakfast on D7 – drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list) – double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom – the excursions mentioned in the programme – welcome cocktail – onboard entertainment – assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess – the gala dinner and evening – travel assistance and repatriation insurance – all port fees.


Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers – cancellation and baggage insurance – personal expenses.


Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Excursions included

Hops © Mairie de WINGERSHEIM

The Hops Trail in Waltenheim

Set off by coach from Waltenheim to Wingersheim for a walking tour along the Hops Trail.

Haut-Barr Castle © Saverne & sa Région

Guided visit of Haut Barr castle

Enjoy unrivalled views over the Alsace plain from the Haut-Barr Castle, often called “the Eye of Alsace”.

Sète © Julie Noclercq

Lehrer Crystal Glassworks

Within a short walking distance of the Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane, you’ll visit the Lehrer Crystal Glassworks.

Sarre River © Ville de Sarrebourg

Guided tour of Sarrebourg

Set off from the port of Houillon by coach and head to Sarrebourg. Sarrebourg, located at the gates of the Vosges and Alsace.

Marne-Rhine Canal © OT Saverne & sa Région

Guided tour pf Saverne

Departure for a guided tour of Saverne, a lesser known town despite its many places to see and admire.

Tanners Quarter © ADT Bas Rhin

Boat tour of Strasbourg

Set off by coach for the pier in downtown Strasbourg where you will board a panoramic boat which will take you to the famous European district of the home of the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the Human Rights Building.

Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde D1 included.

For more information about flights and transfers, please contact one of our agents by calling 1-800-374-3740