'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016)

Enjoy the lovely countryside as you drift along the Canal de la Marne au Rhin through Alsace Lorraine, where the history, food and culture of eastern France blend with those of neighboring Germany. Along the way experience stunning Strasbourg Cathedral, visit Sarrebourg's 13th-century chapel with stained glass by Marc Chagall and enjoy a beer tasting at a local brewery, founded in 1640. Back on board, watch your gourmet chef prepare dinner with ingredients purchased at the morning market. Itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as food or walking.

Time Event Description
30th Nov -0001
'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016) You are met in Strasbourg and transferred to the barge, moored in nearby Krafft, where a welcome reception awaits. You have time to take a walk or bicycle ride before having dinner on board.
1st Dec -0001
'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016) Cruise through the Grand Ried wetlands with its abundant bird life this morning. After lunch, visit Strasbourg's 12th-century Gothic cathedral and explore the pedestrian area of La Petite France.
2nd Dec -0001
'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016) After breakfast, cruise through the Brumath Forest to Hochfelden. Later, drive through the rolling Vosges hills along the Route des Grands Vins to a private tasting of the region's famous Alsatian wines. Dinner is ashore this evening at a traditional Alsatian restaurant.
3rd Dec -0001
'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016) Today, visit the Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640, to taste the local beer. Then cruise to enchanting Saverne with walking and cycling opportunities along the way.
4th Dec -0001
'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016) Early risers enjoy a patisserie visit to watch the local bakers prepare the day's creations. After a cruise to Lutzelbourg, visit the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre and view the outstanding René Lalique collection with its exceptional examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware. Before tonight's dinner on board the barge, visit a bierstub for apéritifs and flammenkeuche or tart flambée, a kind of Alsatian pizza.
5th Dec -0001
'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016) Cruise through the beautiful Alsatian countryside this morning before touring the Lehrer Crystal glassworks. The barge ascends a unique boat elevator at Arzviller prior to lunch on board. In Sarrebourg, visit a 13th-century chapel with remarkable stained glass by Marc Chagall. Tonight's dinner is a gala farewell hosted by your barge captain.
6th Dec -0001
'Panache'- Canal de la Marne au Rhin (2016) After breakfast on board, return to Strasbourg.

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