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Strasbourg to Arzviller (7 Days)

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

Step aboard the barge in Strasbourg. Celebrate the start of your adventure with a champagne reception, where you have the chance to meet your captain and crew. In the evening, sit down to a delicious four-course dinner prepared by your personal chef.

Hochfelden, France

Following breakfast, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Hochfelden. Settle into the pace of canal life as you meander through the beautiful Alsace countryside. After lunch, disembark for a walking tour of Strasbourg, the region's stunning capital. Visit the splendid cathedral, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the quaint merchants' quarter of La Petite France. Back on board, dinner is served.

Dettwiller, France

Set off for a tour and beer tasting at the Meteor Brewery, an independent, family-owned brewery established in 1640. Continue to the mountaintop village of La Petite-Pierre and savour a Michelin-starred lunch at Villa René Lalique. Admire the René Lalique Collection, comprising over 500 examples of art nouveau and art deco crystal creations. Return to the barge and continue cruising to Dettwiller, enjoying dinner on board.

Saverne, France

Today your guide leads you on a scenic drive to the famous vineyards of 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 Saverne.

Lutzelbourg, France

Rise early and join your chef on a walk to Saverne's bustling market, picking local delicacies for a gourmet lunch aboard the barge. Later, visit the 18th-century Rohan Castle, also known as Château Neuf, and discover the town's winding, colourful streets. Continue to the nearby Château de Hohbarr, perched on top of the hillside. Cruise to the village of Lutzelbourg as you enjoy a delicious lunch.

Arzviller, France

For the energetic, start the morning with hike up to Château de Lutzelbourg, a medieval ruin high above the town of Ottrott. Then return to the barge for your final cruise, taking in the picturesque Alpine scenery. In the afternoon, take a short drive to Sarrebourg for a stroll through the Chapelle des Cordeliers. Stop by a local glass artist's workshop on the way back to the barge for a private demonstration. Tonight, anticipate a sumptuous farewell dinner.

Arzviller, France

After breakfast, we say goodbye as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Strasbourg to Arzviller 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


  • 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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