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Madeleine

Madeleine

From
€2,115 Per Person

Charming Class

 

Madeleine, which was launched in 2014, has been known as one of the most modern and innovative hotel barges in cruising the canals of France. This barge travels along the Marne-Rhine Canal.

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAD0816
  • Cabins
    11
  • Max Passengers
    22
From
€2,115 Per Person

Charming Class

 

Madeleine, which was launched in 2014, has been known as one of the most modern and innovative hotel barges in cruising the canals of France. This barge travels along the Marne-Rhine Canal.

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAD0816
  • Cabins
    11
  • Max Passengers
    22
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomMealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksExcursionsExcursions Optional excursions availableInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Strasbourg and Lagarde or vice versa. AmenityAmenity Restaurant on boardInclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Madeleine presents spacious and comfortable cabins that can hold up to 22 passengers. It has a spacious salon and bar area with comfortable furnishings, a separate dining room and a sundeck with loungers and parasols. This small cruise ship enables you to sail into the deepest parts of France. 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Strasbourg, its red Vosges sandstone cathedral, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and more
    • Château de Lutzelbourg, a medieval castle ruin with a Marc Chagall stained glass window
    • Artzviller tunnel for a candlelit lunch
    • Experience the Artzviller boat lift
    • Château de Hohbarr and its view onto the Alsatian plains
    • Beer tasting
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 5 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and Luciole
  • One-way coach transfer between Strasbourg and Madeleine
  • Cruise from April to October on specific departure dates
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

 

Exclusions

  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
  • Optional excursions (book and pay on board or contact us for more information)
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Personal expenses

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Itinerary 

Strasbourg to Lagarde

Day 1, Strasbourg
Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight you'll enjoy dinner followed by a panoramic boat tour of Strasbourg.

Day 2, Strasbourg - Waltenheim
This morning will be spent cruising towards Waltenheim-sur-Zorn through the Brumath Forest. In the afternoon, you'll join an excursion to hike along the hops trail in Wingersheim. With a heritage of wine-growing and beer-brewing, Alsace will give you a new perspective by showing you how hops are grown. You'll return on board before leaving for dinner to taste the tarte flambée, a local specialty, at a restaurant in Waltenheim (included).

Day 3, Waltenheim - Saverne
This morning will be spent cruising towards Saverne. Enjoy this bucolic journey passing the towns of Schwindratzheim, nestled on a hillside, and Hochfelden, a typical local village. During the morning, feel free to stroll or bike on the paved trails alongside the canal. In the afternoon, you'll join a tour of the Château du Haut-Barr, nicknamed "The Eye of Alsace", where you will discover a splendid view over the Alsatian plains.

Day 4, Saverne - Lutzelbourg
You'll set out on a guided tour of Saverne. Virtually unknown by the usual tourist routes, the city offers a wide range of places to discover. You'll return on board and cruise towards Lutzelbourg. The canal winds through the Vosges Mountains before joining the Lorraine region. Late in the afternoon, you have the option to set off on foot to marvel at Lutzelbourg Castle.

Day 5, Lutzelbourg - Arzviller Inclined Plane - Xouaxange
You'll set off for an excursion to the Arzviller inclined plane. Along the way, you will stop at the crystal glassworks near the inclined plane. You'll learn about this time-tested tradition, and watch crystal blowing and cutting demonstrations. The boat will cruise through the Artzviller inclined plane - an incredible experience. A fabulous structure, this transverse system boat "elevator” is one-of-a-kind in Europe. The inclined plane replaces 17 successive locks over 2.5 miles that once needed a full day to navigate.

Day 6, Xouaxange - Lagarde
This morning will be spent cruising towards Lagarde, passing through the Réchicourt lock, one of the largest in France, before continuing your journey through the lakes. In the afternoon, you'll join a tour of Sarrebourg that will take you to the Chagall trail. Tonight is your gala evening and dinner.

Day 7, Lagarde - Strasbourg
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Transfer by coach back to Strasbourg. End of cruise.




Lagarde to Strasbourg

Day 1, Strasbourg - Lagarde
Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Lagarde. Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail.

Day 2, Lagarde - Xouaxange
This morning will be spent cruising toward Xouaxange. Your boat will go through the Réchicourt lock, one of the largest in France, before continuing your journey through the lakes. In the afternoon, you'll join a tour of Sarrebourg that will take you to the Chagall trail. Located at the foot of the Vosges and the region of Alsace, the city is rich with diversity.

Day 3, Xouaxange - Lutzelbourg - Inclined Plane Arzviller
This morning will be spent cruising towards Lutzelbourg. Enjoy lunch by candlelight, while you pass through the Arzviller and Niderviller Tunnels. Early in the afternoon, your boat will pass through the Artzviller inclined plane for a truly unforgettable experience. A fantastic piece of workmanship, this type of transverse boat lift is the only one of its kind in Europe. You'll stop off at the local crystal workshop. Located at the foot of the incline for over 25 years, the crystal workshop is a family-run business specializing in the art of crystal blowing and cutting. You'll return on board and continue on to Lutzelbourg. The canal winds through the Vosges Mountains before joining the Lorraine region.

Day 4, Lutzelbourg - Saverne
You'll set off for an excursion on foot to marvel at Lutzelbourg Castle. Perched at over 980 feet above sea level on a rocky, red sandstone spur, the ruins of the castle majestically dominate the village down in the Zorn Valley. You'll return on board and cruise towards Saverne. In the afternoon, you'll join a tour of the Château du Haut Barr, often called "the Eye of Alsace”, from where you will discover splendid views over the Alsatian plains. Enjoy some free time to explore the city or relax in Saverne before returning on board

Day 5, Saverne - Waltenheim
You'll join a guided tour of Saverne. Virtually unknown by the usual tourist routes, Saverne offers a wide range of places to discover: the Grand Rue with its unicorn fountain (the town's emblem); the Katz house, adorned with magnificent carved timbers; Notre Dame Church with its 12th-century steeple; various 18th-century administrative buildings; and the Récollets Monastery founded in the 14th century. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Waltenheim, passing the charming villages of Hochfelden and Schwindratzheim, nestled on a hillside. Feel free to stroll down the paths or ride one of the bikes along the canal banks. For dinner, enjoy some "tarte flambée”, a local specialty served at a restaurant in Waltenheim.

Day 6, Waltenheim - Strasbourg
You'll set out on a hiking tour along the hops trail in Wingersheim. Your pleasurable hike through the hop fields will be followed by a beer tasting. You'll return on board and cruise towards Strasbourg. You'll cruise through the Zorn Valley and its landscaped fields, where the canal is wide and straight. Tonight is our gala evening, followed by a panoramic boat tour of Strasbourg's old town (subject to availability.)

Day 7, Strasbourg
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of cruise.

Barge Details 

Madeleine Deck Plan

Madeleine deck plan

  • 5 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 11 twin/double en suite cabins (9 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • Bicycles available on board
  • CD player, iPod dock and TV
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned coach
Dates & Prices 

RATES FOR 2019

Departure Date Itinerary Cabin per person Single Supplement
April 5, 19 Strasbourg - Lagarde  2,115 Euros 925 Euros
April 12, 26 Lagarde - Strasbourg 2,115 Euros 925 Euros
May 3, 17, 31 Strasbourg - Lagarde  2,135 Euros 925 Euros
May 10, 24 Lagarde - Strasbourg 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
June 7, 21 Lagarde - Strasbourg 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
June 14, 28 Strasbourg - Lagarde 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
July 5, 19 Lagarde - Strasbourg 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
July 12, 26 Strasbourg - Lagarde 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
August 2, 16, 30 Lagarde - Strasbourg 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
August 9, 23 Strasbourg - Lagarde 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
September 6, 20 Strasbourg - Lagarde 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
September 13, 27 Lagarde - Strasbourg 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
October 4, 18 Strasbourg - Lagarde 2,135 Euros 925 Euros
October 11, 25 Lagarde - Strasbourg 2,135 Euros 925 Euros


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 30% of the total cruise fare for cabin or charter is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 60 days 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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