Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Six cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • All with choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • All 150 sq. feet
Also in Each Cabin
  • Double sink in bathroom
  • One large opening window
Public Area
  • Picture windows in elegant salon, dining room
  • WIFI with limited availability
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Spacious deck with jacuzzi
  • 12 touring bicycles

Itineraries

Travel from Niderviller to Krafft in the Alsace-Lorraine

Sunday
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Bargesunday image
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Barge
Travel: Arrive in Niderviller
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point by Panache crew. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in Niderviller. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before the first of many gourmet dinners aboard.

Monday
The Arzviller Boat Lift!monday image
The Arzviller Boat Lift!
Travel: Niderviller to Lutzelbourg
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, enjoy a candlelit breakfast as Panache cruises through two Arzviller tunnels. Today's excursions begin in the town of Sarrebourg. Explore a 13th century chapel containing Marc Chagall’s remarkable stained-glass windows. Back onboard, descend from the Voges Montains via the Arzviller Boat Lift. This afternoon a tour of the Lehrer Crystal glassworks precedes another cruise. Tonight, visit a nearby inn, or "bierstub", for aperitifs and some traditional Alsatian "Flammekueche" before dinner is served on the Panache.

Tuesday
A Collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Glasswaretuesday image
A Collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Glassware
Travel: Lutzelbourg to Saverne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner onboard

A morning cruise offers the perfect opportunity to laze on deck, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre for a tour of the outstanding René Lalique collection. Admire an additional 500 exceptional examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware. Nearby, Wingen-sur-Moder is the World War II battleground where American infantry fought with distinction. Chef serves dinner onboard.

Wednesday
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Gourmet Day
Travel: Saverne to Waltenheim-sur-Zorn
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

For early risers, there is perhaps an optional visit to a local bakery to watch skilled patissiers preparing their delicious creations. A morning cruise offers the perfect opportunity to laze on deck with a cup of coffee or tea, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you along the Route du Vin d’Alsace to a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Swirl, sip, and savor the crisp complexity of some of the best regional wines. Dinner is ashore this evening at a traditional Alsatian auberge.

Thursday
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Taste Locally Brewed Beer
Travel: Waltenheim-sur-Zorn to Strasbourg
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you on a guided tour of the Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640 and the last privately-owned brewery in Alsace. ‘Meteor’ its flagship beer, crafted with pure water from the Vosges Mountains, locally sourced Alsace hops, and French barley. A tasting of this boutique brew is of course on offer! An afternoon cruise presents the perfect opportunity to relax on deck or join the Captain in his wheelhouse. Cocktail hour precedes another gourmet dinner.

Friday
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A Stroll Through Strasbourg
Travel: Strasbourg to Krafft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's excursion is to the capital city of the Alsace-Lorraine region, Strasbourg, where a beautifully preserved city center beckons. “Petite France”, the small area between the rivers, is home to some of Strasbourg's most charming and photogenic boulevards. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for a lazy afternoon cruise, crossing the Gran Ried wetlands, which is home to an abundance of birdlife, arriving at our final mooring. Freshen up before the Captain’s Farewell Dinner onboard.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Strasbourg
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to a designated drop off point in Strasbourg.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Flammekueche Tart with Cream, Bacon, and Onions
  • Grilled Strasbourg Sausages with Potato and Leek Quenelles
  • Cheeses: Mont d’Or, Bleu de Gex, and Camembert
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Cheese Tartlet with Mesclun Galad
  • Roasted Breast of Duck in a Red Wine and Alsatian Cherries Reduction
  • Cheeses: Sainte Maure de Touraine, Comté, and Saint Félicien
  • Pears Poached in Gewürztraminer Wine, Gingerbread Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Wine
  • Chassagne-Montrachet
  • Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Camus 2004
  • Riesling Grand Cru
  • Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse
  • Cremant d’Alsace
  • Sancerre Henri Bougeois 2012

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)$52,400$59,800
Private Charter for 9$54,100$61,900
Private Charter for 10$55,400$63,600
Private Charter for 11$56,700$65,300
Private Charter for 12$58,000$67,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,350$6,190
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,900$2,150

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
July22-28, 29-3
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 20-26
October7-13, 14-20, 21-27

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • pickup and drop off at a designated meeting point in Strasbourg
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • transportation to and from Strasbourg (we will assist you with this)
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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