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Belmond Lilas

Belmond Lilas

From
€41,094 Per Charter

Ultra Luxury Class

 

One of the newest barge cruise ship launching in 2017, Belmond Lilas travels through the sceneries of Alsace. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTALIL0816
  • Itinerary
    Krafft to Arzviller
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
From
€41,094 Per Charter

Ultra Luxury Class

 

One of the newest barge cruise ship launching in 2017, Belmond Lilas travels through the sceneries of Alsace. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTALIL0816
  • Itinerary
    Krafft to Arzviller
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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 ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Krafft and Arzviller.TransfersTransfers Transfer from the airport/hotel or train station to the barge

Summary

The colorful Belmond Lilas is set to cruise in the beautiful region of Alsace from Krafft to Arzviller. Lively colours reflect the barge's namesake lilacs and the rich wines of Alsace. Its exquisite decors consist of natural linens, handcrafted ironwork and timber wood furnishings. Four spacious cabins offer king or twin beds which accommodated up to 8 guests. 
 

Enjoy an unforgettable journey at the grand city of Strasbourg and admire the perfect views! 
 

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
    • Château des Rohan for a cocktail reception and live jazz
    • Sipp Mack winery for private wine tasting
    • Route des Grands Vins and Domaine Michel for private wine tasting
    • Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and Belmond Lilas
  • Cruise from March to October/Sunday departures
  • Two itineraries available
  • This barge is only available to be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group (minimum 6 passengers)

 

Transfers

Guests will board a high speed TGV service in Paris for Strasbourg, where on arrival they will continue on a short transfer down to the barge and vice versa on return.

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Itinerary 

Krafft to Arzviller

Day 1, Sunday
Your guide greets you at the pre-arranged meeting point and escorts you to the barge in Krafft. Once on board, your journey begins in effervescent style with a welcome reception and a chance to get to know the Captain and crew. This is followed by a sumptuous dinner prepared by your private chef.

Day 2, Monday
After enjoying a breakfast of local specialties, you disembark for a tour of one of the Alsace region’s fabled vineyards Sipp Mack which produces some of the area’s finest organic wine. After touring the vineyard and wine tasting, return to the barge for a gourmet lunch and a leisurely afternoon’s sailing to Strasbourg. Relax and soak up the beauty of the French countryside as you meander past rows of elegant plane trees and dappled emerald foliage. Dinner is served onboard before you have the opportunity to explore Strasbourg at night.

Day 3, Tuesday
Today, after breakfast, you alight for a guided walking tour of Strasbourg. Visit the soaring, red Vosges sandstone cathedral, described by Victor Hugo as “a prodigy of the gigantesque and the delicate”, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, set in a spectacular glass edifice on the river, and the botanical garden, the second oldest in France, which is home to nearly 6000 plant species. Return to the barge for lunch and cruise to Hochfelden on the picturesque Marne au Rhin Canal. Dinner is served on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
Today’s morning itinerary takes you to Meteor Brewery, the oldest brewing site in France, which has been family-owned for seven generations. A guided tour gives you an insight into the brewing process, after which you are invited to try some of the 12 beers crafted on site, including the Médaille d’Or-winning Pils. Return to the boat for lunch and enjoy an afternoon cruise to Saverne, former headquarters of the Prince-Bishops. During the sedate cruise, it is possible to alight from the barge and walk or cycle along the towpath. In the evening an elegant cocktail reception is held in the gardens of 18th-century Château des Rohan with entertainment from local jazz musicians. The delights continue with an epicurean dinner served back on board.

Day 5, Thursday
This morning, set off to explore part of the famous Route des Vins and visit Domaine Mochel where the family has been making wine for eight generations. Following a guided tour and an insight in the production process, you will be treated to a tasting of the finest labels. Return to the barge for lunch and an afternoon cruise to Lutzelbourg. The landscape dramatically changes as the boat cuts its way through the Vosges Mountains. This evening, you are dining privately at the Michelin-starred Villa René Lalique, former country home of the visionary art deco jeweller and glassmaker and now a luxurious hotel and restaurant.

Day 6, Friday
The medieval ruin of Lutzelbourg Castle is our destination this morning. Set on a promontory high above the canal, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning-tea picnic and spectacular views. Return to the barge for lunch and enjoy an afternoon’s tranquil cruising to Arzviller, perhaps alighting to walk or pedal alongside the boat. The barge moors by the famous Arzviller Boat Lift, a 45 metre-high engineering marvel that replaced a flight of 17 locks in 1969. Tonight, you can toast the end of a great adventure at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
Disembark after breakfast and proceed to your drop-off point. We look forward to welcoming you back on board in the near future.


 

Arziviller to Krafft

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are collected at the pre-arranged meeting point and escorted to the barge at its mooring in Arzviller. Once on board, your journey begins in effervescent style with a welcome reception and a chance to get to know the Captain and crew. Enjoy your first gastronomic dinner of the week as you absorb your buoyant new surroundings. 

Day 2, Monday 
Following a breakfast of local delicacies, the barge sets off on its first leisurely cruise, during which you can relax on board or alight to walk or cycle along the towpath. In the afternoon you arrive in Lutzelbourg, a picturesque village surrounded by verdant mountains, which is home to a ruined medieval castle. Set on a promontory high above the canal, it is the perfect spot to enjoy pre-dinner champagne, canapes and mesmerising views. Return to the boat to dress for dinner, which tonight is at the Michelin-starred Villa René Lalique, former home of the legendary art deco glassmaker and now a lavish hotel and restaurant set in lush countryside.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning, the barge cruises to Saverne, ancestral home of the Comtes de Rohan. Following lunch on board, you alight to discover part of “la Route des Vins” and visit Domaine Mochel, where the family has been crafting wine for eight generations. Enjoy a guided tour and a fascinating insight into the production process, followed by a tasting of their top labels. Return to the barge and prepare for the evening’s entertainment—an elegant cocktail reception in the gardens of the magnificent Château des Rohan with live jazz. A lavish dinner is served back on the barge.

Day 4, Wednesday
Today after breakfast, the barge cruises to Hochfelden, during which time you may wish to get closer to the beautiful scenery by cycling or walking along the canal. Following lunch alight to visit the famous Meteor Brewery, which was founded in 1640 and has been in seven generations of the same family. Enjoy a private guided tour and a tasting of the brewery’s 12 beers, which are all produced on site. Return to the barge and enjoy a lavish dinner.

Day 5, Thursday
This morning, we head towards Strasbourg, vibrant capital of the Alsace region. After lunch served on board, you alight for a walking tour of the city. Visit the impressive red sandstone cathedral, the striking Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art overlooking the river, and the botanical gardens, which are part of the university and boast 6000 plant and tree species. Dinner is served onboard before you have the opportunity to explore Strasbourg at night.

Day 6, Friday
Following breakfast, the barge cruises to Krafft, giving you time to relax on board and soak up the tranquil beauty of the waterway. After lunch it is time to visit one of the Alsace region’s vineyards Sipp Mack which produces some of the area’s finest organic wine. After touring the vineyard, enjoy a tasting before returning to the barge. Tonight you are invited to celebrate the end of a wonderful adventure at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board. 

Day 7, Saturday
Disembark after breakfast and proceed to your drop-off point. We look forward to welcoming you back on board one day.

Barge Details 

Belmond Lilas Deck Plan

Belmond Lilas

  • 6 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 4 king/twin suites
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with canopy and heated pool
  • Bicycles available on board
  • CD player, CDs, DVDs, books, games, and
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 6 ppl
October 22 50,552 Euros 45,822 Euros 41,094 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
March 25 41,388 Euros 46,151 Euros 50,920 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 41,388 Euros 46,151 Euros 50,920 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 52,392 Euros 58,422 Euros 64,456 Euros
June 1, 10, 17, 24 52,392 Euros 58,422 Euros 64,456 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 52,392 Euros 58,422 Euros 64,456 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 52,392 Euros 58,422 Euros 64,456 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 52,392 Euros 58,422 Euros 64,456 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 41,388 Euros 46,151 Euros 50,920 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 20% of the total cruise fare for charters are payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 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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