Accommodations & Amenities

Accommodations
  • 128 ft long, with 6’8” – 8’8” ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, all 190 sq ft, with 6’8” ceiling height
  • Choice of Queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite Bathroom with shower
  • Ample Storage
  • Salon and dining room
  • Wood burning fireplace in the salon
  • Deck with canopy or umbrellas
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Amenities
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Bicycles
Bicycles
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Open Bar
Open Bar
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Fire Pit
Fire Pit
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
Private Chef
Private Chef
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
Sound System
Sound System
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing

Itineraries

Travel from Strasbourg to Niderviller on the Canal de la Marne au Rhine and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin

Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival in Strasbourg
Meals: Dinner onboard

In late afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of Saroche at the designated meeting point in Strasbourg. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the port of Strasbourg Centre. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before the first of many gourmet dinners onboard. After dinner, walk into town for a café or to sample nightlife in this delightful city, one of Europe’s top capitals.

Monday
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Stroll Through Strasbourg
Travel: Strasbourg to Hochfelden
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's excursion introduces Strasbourg, where a beautifully preserved city center beckons. Explore “Petite France,” home to Strasbourg's most photogenic boulevards. Marvel at the Cathedral de Notre-Dame, known as one of the most breathtaking Gothic churches in Europe. Sip, shop, and stroll your way through this charming city. Return to Saroche and relax on deck during an afternoon cruise past the European Parliament buildings into the lovely French countryside. Chef Dawn presents tonight's gourmet dinner onboard.

Tuesday
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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: Hochfelden to Dettwiller
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Explore the towpath’s flora and fauna by foot or bicycle as Saroche glides through pastoral landscapes this morning. In the afternoon, Captain Jason presents the vineyards of Traenheim. A charming village of only 500 people, the superior quality of Traenheim's wines derive their distinctive flavor from the microclimate, which offers decidedly more hours of sun per year than the Alsatian average. Swirl and savor these exceptional elixirs, then return to the barge, where another delicious dinner is served onboard.

Wednesday
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Culinary and Cultural Adventures
Travel: Moored in Dettwiller
Meals: Breakfast and dinner onboard; lunch ashore

Today's culinary and cultural adventures begin in the town of Colmar. With its enchanting cobblestoned streets and colorful half-timbered houses, its delightful city center is something right out of a fairy tale. Join Captain Jason as he shops the lively local market for seasonal produce, handmade cheeses, and regional specialties, which are then served at a picnic in a nearby vineyard. Then, enjoy a winetasting at a renowned domaine before returning to the barge for an evening of drinks and dinner onboard.

Thursday
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Rene Lalique - Jeweler and Master Glassmaker
Travel: Dettwiller to Lutzelbourg
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Bicycle or take a stroll this morning as Saroche cruises through the captivating scenery of the forested Zorn Valley. This afternoon, discover the exquisite masterworks by one of France's most revered artists, Rene Lalique. Explore the Musee Lalique, which exhibits over 500 examples of his prolific works. Stunning jewelry, delicate perfume bottles, and the iconic crystal decorative pieces for which is most celebrated are all on display. Return to the Saroche and freshen up for a special dinner ashore at a traditional Alsatian auberge.

Friday
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The Arzviller Boat Lift
Travel: Lutzelbourg to Nidervillier
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Begin the day with a cruise through the Arzviller tunnels, then ascend the Arzviller Boat Lift, a unique nautical elevator that carries the Saroche 450 feet up the mountainside in minutes. Afterward, relax on deck with a glass of wine as Saroche floats through scenic woodlands and idyllic countryside. An afternoon excursion to Sarrebourg reveals the Chapelle de Cordeliers and Marc Chagall’s astonishing stained glass windows, the largest and arguably most beloved of his many works. Back onboard, the gala Captain's Dinner awaits!

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from 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
  • Salad of Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and Olive Oil
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Red Fruits of the Forest Marinated in Creme de Cassis Creme Fraiche
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Roasted Red Peppers with Tapenade
  • Roasted Leg of Lamb Studded with Garlic and Rosemary, Gratine Dauphinoise, Port Jus and Seasonal Vegetables
  • Cheeses: Delice de Pommard, Regal du Bougogne, Camembert
  • Chocolate Fondant with Cream Anglaise
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • 1999 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros
  • Chilled Dry Reisling
  • Hospice de Beaune Cuvee Nicolas Rolin
  • 2012 Paul Kubler Grand Cru Zinnkoepfle Pinot Gris
  • White Montagny 1er Cru, 2002
  • 2009 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter for 6 guests-$38,000
Private Charter for 5 guests-$34,000
Private Charter for 4 guests-$30,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$6,500
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$3,000

2020 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April19-25, 26-2
May3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6
June7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
July5-11, 12-18, 19-25

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • transportation to and from Strasbourg (we will assist you with this)
  • 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
  • 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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