Alsace & Lorraine

A unique blend of French and German cultures, forested hillsides, storybook villages and wonderful white wines.

Cruises in Alsace & Lorraine

Alsace-Lorraine is a unique corner of France. Discover a land of storybook castles, rolling vineyards of Alsatian wines as well as Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architecture. For centuries, the great empires of Europe confronted one another at this strategic and military crossroads. The area’s unique blend of French and German influences are strongly evident in its customs, cuisine, wines, architecture and language.

Here you will see canalside villages of half-timbered houses, perhaps with a stork nesting in the chimney top. The waterway winds through steep sided forested valleys and features an amazing boat lift which carries the barge sideways 450 feet up the hillside and several tunnels which we cruise through by candlelight.

The deluxe 12 passenger Panache offers 6 night cruises in Alsace from summer through to October and the ultra-deluxe 8 passenger La Nouvelle Etoile spends four weeks a year cruising this unique region.

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Our Hotel Barges in Alsace & Lorraine

Deluxe 12 Passengers 6 Crew Cruise Rates

Panache is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Alsace & Lorraine between Krafft and Niderviller from July to October

Alsace & Lorraine Cruise Videos


Explore Alsace by Canal aboard luxury barge, Panache

Alsace is a wonderful area to explore on a hotel barge holiday. A mixture of German and French culture plus several canals make for a delightful holiday. Here’s how to... Read More

A Spotlight on the Cuisine of Strasbourg

A luxury barge cruise in Alsace & Lorraine takes you on a real culinary treat, particularly in its capital city. Read on for a tasty guide to the cuisine... Read More

The Top 5 Things to Do in Strasbourg

Perhaps you've found yourself in Alsace for the weekend? Here's the top five things you should do while you're there! Read More

The Violence and Beauty of the Strasbourg Cathedral

Discover a turbulent history and breathtaking beauty at the Strasbourg Cathedral. Read More

Strasbourg: the City at the Crossroads

Whether you spend your time admiring the cathedral clock or relaxing with a coffee by the canal, a trip to Strasbourg is a highlight of our cruises in Alsace-Lorraine. Read More

Tasting the Wines of Alsace

Our classic and wine cruises offer the chance for casual wine drinkers to become true vinous connoisseurs! Read More