Family Cruise – Alsace & Lorraine

Family Cruise - Alsace & Lorraine


(Mid July to Mid October)

If you are a family with children, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 excursions from our Classic Cruise Itinerary with your preferred family activities.

The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge (unless otherwise stated):

Aqua Park
Aquatic Centre in Sarrebourg with a play pool featuring a river with counter-current, a waterfall, 60m slide (6 years +) and a paddling pool with miniature toboggans for young children. Adults can enjoy the sports pool and Jacuzzi. In the summer, the roof of the Aquatics centre is opened and access to the lawn is granted with a refreshment bar, restaurant, benches and volleyball court. Family changing rooms are provided, as well as individual lockers and hairdryers. Children should be supervised at all times.

28 lane bowling alley with bar and pool tables in the town of Dorlisheim, a 20 minute drive from Strasbourg. With a relaxed ambiance during the day, and party-like in the evenings, the bowling alley is suitable for all ages and features illuminated lanes, allowing for an interesting and memorable experience.

Chocolate Museum, Strasbourg
Alsace, a reputable gastronomic region, is more discreet when it comes to chocolate. Here, more than 21% of the food industry’s workforce is represented by chocolate makers and confectioners. Alsace, therefore, seems like the perfect place to have a museum dedicated to the stuff! A unique gourmet tour will take you from the origins of chocolate through to the way it is made today. Unravel the mysteries of cocoa and discover how to go from the bean to chocolate mouldings while you also learn how to taste the different chocolates. Suitable for all ages.

Ice Skating
Two rinks provide unlimited ice-skating entertainment in the city of Strasbourg. Skate rental available. Refreshment facilities provided. Suitable for all ages.

Nature Park & Archery
Adventure park situated five minutes from the centre of Strasbourg, featuring 8 rope courses, giant zip lines, as well as a wide choice of themed activities including pendulum jumps, geocaching, archery, blowpipes, slacklining, orienteering and tournaments. Games are provided for children of all ages. Refreshments are available. Suitable for all ages.

Lawn Tennis Club of Sarrebourg with tennis and racquetball courts, a stadium, arena and sports venue. Hourly rates apply for court and equipment hire. Refreshments available on site. Suitable for all ages.

Museé Zoologique de Strasbourg
A natural history collection purchased from the Johann Hermann collection in 1802. When the University of Strasbourg was founded in 1872, the management and curation of the museum was entrusted to it. A new building was built between 1890 and 1893, and the collection has since continued to grow. The museum now displays more than 10,000 mammals, 18,000 birds and 1,000,000 insects, as well as many examples of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Among those animals displayed, many have since become extinct. Suitable for all ages.

Other activities* – shown below – can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the client with the activity provider. These activities are:

Go-Karting (7 years+)
Indoor Go-Karting track measuring 4,000 sq. meters allows adults (14 years +) to drive 200cc karts. Children aged 7 to 13 can also participate in less powerful karts. All protective clothing (jump suits, helmets, gloves) is provided by the complex. Pricing depends on the number of sessions requested. Must be booked in advance. (Supplement Payable).

Hot Air Ballooning (7 years+)
Discover the beautiful scenery of the Alsace countryside from a different perspective in a hot air balloon – see the Vosges mountains, the vineyards and the plains sweeping for miles below your feet. A once in a lifetime experience and one for the whole family to enjoy. Please be advised, this activity is only suitable for those who are mobile and fit as standing is required during the entirety of the flight – approximately 2 hours. Must be pre-booked. (Supplement Payable).

Please Contact Us to discuss your specific requirements – we will be very happy to help.

*Activities are payable by the client directly to the provider, whose individual terms and conditions apply.

All activities are subject to availability. Children’s bicycles, bicycle helmets, child car seats and high chairs and available without cost.


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