Medieval Alsace-Lorraine

Medieval Alsace-Lorraine

  • Canal by barge
    Canal by barge
  • Strasbourg
  • Vineyard
  • Colmar half-timbered houses, Alsace-Lorraine
    Colmar half-timbered houses, Alsace-Lorraine

A barge cruise along two historic canals

Departing: Friday 22 September 2017
Returning: Thursday 28 September 2017
Duration: 7 days

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Join medieval historian Dr Rowena Archer on this ever-popular barge cruise through the heart of Alsace-Lorraine, where French and German culture entwine, with fabulous scenery and fascinating architecture.

Exploring the picturesque Marne-Rhine Canal, the cruise features little-known Alsatian towns such as Saverne, dozens of medieval sites and time spent along the famous 'Route des Vins'.

The experience is a relaxing mix of local wines, French cuisine and escorted visits.


  • Visit medieval Colmar and the 15th-century ‘Hansel and Gretel’-style town of Riquewihr 
  • Explore Strasbourg’s medieval riverside district and visit Notre Dame 
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Zorn valley and Vosges mountains

Our privately chartered barge, Madeleine, has just 11 twin cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and large windows.


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*Price details

Price per person sharing, not including train to Strasbourg. Optional group train ticket from London from £150. Single supplement £1,600.