Arzviller to Strasbourg (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Belmond Cruises
Arzviller, France to Strasbourg, France
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DAY 1
Arzviller, France

Step aboard the barge at its mooring in Arzviller, meeting your crew over a champagne reception. Get comfortable onboard. Soon a delicious four-course dinner will be served by your personal chef.

DAY 2
Lutzelbourg, France

Following breakfast, marvel as you are carried in style over the Vosges Mountains courtesy of the Arzviller Boat Lift, an architectural wonder, then continue to Lutzelbourg. After lunch, take a short drive to the village of Sarrebourg for a tour of the magical Chapelle des Cordeliers. On the way back to the barge, stop for a private demonstration at a local glass artist's workshop. Dinner is served on board.

DAY 3
Saverne, France

This morning we cruise to the charming town of Saverne, ancestral home of the Counts of Rohan. Following lunch, alight to visit the 18th-century Rohan Castle. Later, visit the nearby Château de Hohbarr, perched on top of the hillside. Return to the barge for pre-dinner drinks overlooking the castle.

DAY 4
Dettwiller, France

Start the day with a scenic drive, visiting some of the most famous vineyards in Alsace. Enjoy select wine tastings around the pretty village of Marlenheim and visit Domaine Frédéric Mochel, a family estate dating from the 1600s. Return to the barge for lunch and enjoy a leisurely afternoon on board as we cruise to the village of Dettwiller.

DAY 5
Hochfelden, France

Alight for a short drive to the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre. Savour a fabulous Michelin-starred lunch at Villa René Lalique, former home of the legendary glassmaker, taking time to admire the collection of his works. Back on board, continue to the village of Hochfelden. Beer lovers will enjoy a tour and tasting at the Meteor Brewery, an independent, family-owned brewery established in 1640.

DAY 6
Strasbourg, France

This morning we cruise to Strasbourg, the stunning capital of the Alsace region. Set off after lunch for a walking tour of the beautifully preserved city, taking in the cathedral, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the 19th-century Botanical Garden. Take time to explore the winding streets and maze of canals before returning to the barge, where your chef has been busy preparing a sumptuous farewell dinner.

DAY 7
Strasbourg, France

After breakfast, bid your crew farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Arzviller to Strasbourg map

About the Ship

Belmond Afloat in France - Hirondelle
Belmond Afloat in France - Belmond Lilas

A brand new addition to the fleet, Belmond Lilas exudes rustic charm with handcrafted ironwork, timber finishes and vibrant colours reflecting the rich wines of Alsace. Spacious en-suite cabins host up to eight guests. Unwind in the heated pool and dine on sensational cuisine as Belmond Lilas glides along the waterways to the noble city of Strasbourg.

What's Included

Included

  • Selection of books, games, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs

  • Bose iPod docking station

  • WiFi and computer with internet access

  • Lounge with large picture windows

  • Sun deck with canopy and heated swimming pool

  • All meals, drinks and excursions as stated in the itinerary

  • Transfers from Paris to the barge host

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