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Panache - Family Cruise

Panache - Family Cruise

From
€42,500 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Discover the charming region of Alsace with the family in this 6-night, classic family cruise. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    PANFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Strasbourg to Niderviller
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €9,440 per charter*
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From
€42,500 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Discover the charming region of Alsace with the family in this 6-night, classic family cruise. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    PANFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Strasbourg to Niderviller
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €9,440 per charter*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Strasbourg and Niderviller.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Come and see what Alsace has to offer with the family on board the beautiful Panache. This beautiful region offers rich history, scenic landscape, Gothic cathedrals and colourful, half-timbered houses.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

Note: Family themed cruises are charter only.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Walking and cycling opportunities in Brumath Forest. 
  • Tour of Strasbourg including its Gothic cathedral. 
  • Explore the lovely La Petite France, a historic quarter located along the River Ill. Teh area is brimming with cafes, shops and half-timbered houses. 
  • Tour of Hotlzmann Brewery including tasting. 
  • Visit La Petite Pierre and its medieval castle.
  • Walking tour of Saverne.
  • Visit a local bakery. 
  • Experience the Arzviller boat elevator.
  • Tour of Sarrebourg including its chapel. 
  • Option to visit Centre Aquatique. 


Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 6 crew 
  • Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Library of books and maps
  • Collection of board games
  • Electronic piano
  • Nordic walking sticks (on request)
  • TV with built-in DVD in each suite

 

Pick-up & Drop Off Points


Alsace & Lorraine

For cabin bookings:

  • Pickup point (Strasbourg): TGV train station at 4:30pm OR the Hotel Regent Petite France at 4:15 pm if guests stay the night prior
  • Drop-off point: TGV train station at 9:45 am OR a choice of location in Strasbourg at 10:00 am

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: One location of the group's choice in Strasbourg OR Strasbourg airport at 4:15 pm
  • Drop-off point: One location of the group's choice in Strasbourg OR Strasbourg airport at 10:00 am

 

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Medallions of Veal with a Girolles and Truffle Sauce, Roasted Duck a l’Alsacienne, Magret de Canard aux Mirabelles, Le Baeckeoffe d’Alsace, Crepes Suzette with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Wine Cellar
Riesling Grand Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse, Gewurztraminer,
Cremant d’Alsace, Florimont Riesling

 

Cheese Board
Munster, Brie de Meaux, Fourme d'Ambert, Chaource, Tomme Fermier d’Alsace, Gouda; Leyden, Maasdam, Brokkel Ould, Limburger

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Itinerary 

Strasbourg to Niderviller

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the **designated meeting point in Strasbourg and transferred to Panache, moored by the Parc de L’Etoile, for a Champagne welcome and the first opportunity to meet your crew. There is time for a walk or cycle ride before dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
This morning we cruise into the stunning Brumath Forest with walking and cycling opportunities. After lunch, we drive to Strasbourg and enjoy a tour of the city, including of course, a visit to the 12th century Gothic pink sandstone cathedral, home to an astronomical Renaissance clock and a soaring spire. We then visit Place Gutenberg and explore La Petite France, a pedestrian area brimming with half-timbered houses, boutique shops and cafes. Later we enjoy a tour with a private wine and kouglof tasting at the Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, which dates from 1394 and still stores a barrel of wine from 1472 that was last tasted by De Gaulle’s liberating French army in 1944. Alternatively, we can visit the chocolate museum 15 minutes’ drive from Strasbourg. The whole family can find out all about the world of chocolate. Dinner on board.  

Day 3, Tuesday 
This morning we cruise to Hochfelden. After lunch, enjoy a tour of the village of Wingersheim and visit the Alsace hops region situated between the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. The climate is continental with hot summers that perfectly suit the hops plants. From a view point above the village, we hear about growing hops and the history of the hops culture, before a tour and tasting of locally brewed beer at the Holtzmann Brewery. On the way back we stop for a Tarte Flambee and beer for the adults at a typical Hansel and Gretel style Alsatian inn. If your family prefer an alternative to the wine tasting, we recommend a visit to “Saint-Croix Animal Park”, nestled in 100 hectares of parkland with over 100 different species of animals. Return to the barge for dinner on board.

Day 4, Wedneday
After breakfast, we relax and enjoy our cruise to Saverne and moor at the foot of the 18th century neoclassical Château de Rohan, also known as the Versailles of Alsace with its red sandstone façade. After lunch we drive to the troglodyte houses in the Vosges National Park followed by a visit to the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre, with its medieval castle, fortified by the personal architect of Louis XIV, Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban. We then tour the outstanding René Lalique collection and see over 500 exceptional examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware. In nearby Wingen-sur-Moder is also the World War II battleground where in 1945 American infantry confronted some of Germany’s most seasoned veterans. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, we enjoy a walking tour of Saverne, including a visit to its local market. After lunch we visit the ‘Luge Alpine Coaster’ - a fantastic 500m toboggan ride, on fixed rails through the countryside. Return to the Panache for a cruise to Lutzelbourg followed by a game of pétanque and a bicycle ride, before dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Start the day with a visit to a local bakery to watch skilled patissiers preparing their delicious creations. We then visit the Fusion Libre artistic glass blowers workshop before ascending the unique Arzviller boat elevator that carries Panache effortlessly 450 feet up the mountainside in minutes, thus avoiding 17 traditional locks and an additional day’s navigation. We enjoy a candlelit lunch on board whilst passing through the two Arzviller tunnels. Once we arrive in Niderviller your family then have a choice. Either a tour the interesting town of Sarrebourg, including visits to the 13th century chapel containing the remarkable stained-glass window designed by Marc Chagall, or fun at Centre Aquatique. This includes the 60m “Canon Slide”, an outside swimming pool, spa pool and lazy river or if you have younger children then they may enjoy “Kiny Parc”” with bouncy castles, ball pools, karting and inflatables. Return to Panache for Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the **designated drop off point. 

Barge Details 

Panache Deck Plan

Panache deck plan

  • 128 feet long
  • 12 passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 6 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Piano
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 12 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
  • 2 Air-conditioned minibuses
  • WiFi (Subject to reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off per cabin on September 24. 20% off per cabin on October 1 & 8.
No single supplement on September 3 & 24; Oct 1 & 8

Departure Dates (Sunday) Region Junior Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
September 3, 10, 17 Alsace & Lorraine 5,050 Euros 1,800 Euros  
September 24 Alsace & Lorraine 4,545 Euros None 22 September 2017
October 1 Alsace & Lorraine 4,040 Euros None 6 October 2017
October 8 Alsace & Lorraine 3,480 Euros None 6 October 2017
October 15, 22 Alsace & Lorraine 4,350 Euros 1,550 Euros
 

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 15 & 22

Departure Dates (Sunday) Region Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
August 13, 20 Alsace & Lorraine 42,500 Euros 43,900 Euros 45,000 Euros 46,100 Euros 47,200 Euros  
August 27 Alsace & Lorraine 49,300 Euros 51,000 Euros 52,300 Euros 53,600 Euros 54,900 Euros  
September 3, 10, 17, 24 Alsace & Lorraine 49,300 Euros 51,000 Euros 52,300 Euros 53,600 Euros 54,900 Euros  
October 1 Alsace & Lorraine 49,300 Euros 51,00 Euros 52,300 Euros 53,600 Euros 54,900 Euros  
October 8 Alsace & Lorraine 42,500 Euros 43,900 Euros 45,000 Euros 46,100 Euros 47,200 Euros  
October 15, 22 Alsace & Lorraine 34,000 Euros 35,120 Euros 36,000 Euros 36,880 Euros  37,760 Euros 20 October 2017 

Rates for 2018

10% off per cabin on March 25; April 1, 8 15, 22 & 29; May 20

Departure Dates Region Junior Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
March 25 Holland 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros 15 September 2017
April 1, 8, 15 Holland 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros 15 September 2017
April 22, 29 Holland 4,671 Euros 1,850 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6, 13 Holland 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
May 20 Holland - Belgium 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros 15 September 2017
May 27 Belgium - Picardy 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
June 3 Picardy - Paris 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
June 10, 17, 24 Champagne 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 1, 8 Champagne 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 22, 29 Alsace & Lorraine 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 Alsace & Lorraine 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 26 Alsace & Lorraine 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Alsace & Lorraine 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 Alsace & Lorraine 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on March 25; April 1, 8 15, 22 & 29; May 20

Departure Dates Region Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
March 25 Holland 39,600 Euros 40,860 Euros 41,850 Euros 42,840  Euros 43,830 Euros 15 September 2017
April 1, 8, 15 Holland 39,600 Euros 40,860 Euros 41,850 Euros 42,840 Euros 43,830 Euros 15 September 2017
April 22, 29 Holland 45,810 Euros 47,340 Euros 48,510 Euros 49,680 Euros 50,850 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6, 13 Holland 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
May 20 Holland - Belgium 39,600 Euros 40,860 Euros 41,850 Euros 42,840 Euros 43,830 Euros 15 September 2017
May 27 Belgium - Picardy 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
June 3 Picardy - Paris 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
June 10, 17, 24 Champagne 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 1, 8 Champagne 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 22, 29 Alsace & Lorraine 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 Alsace & Lorraine 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 26 Alsace & Lorraine 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Alsace & Lorraine 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 Alsace & Lorraine 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Family Alsace & Lorraine Charter up to 12 ppl None

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 per per passenger or 25% of the total cruise fare for charters is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days (for cabin) or 120 days (for charter) as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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