Panache Cruising

 

Panache

Alsace Lorraine

 Strasbourg-Niderviller

 

Sunday - Strasbourg
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point in Strasbourg and transferred to Panache, moored by the Parc de L'Etoile, for a Champagne welcome and the first opportunity to meet your crew. There is time for a walk or cycle ride before dinner on board.

Monday - Strasbourg to Brumath Forest
This morning we cruise into the stunning Brumath Forest with walking and cycling opportunities. After Lunch we drive to Strasbourg and enjoy a tour of the city, including of course, a visit to the 12th century Gothic pink sandstone cathedral, home to an astronomical Renaissance clock and a soaring spire. We then visit Place Gutenberg and explore La Petite France, a pedestrian area brimming with half-timbered houses, boutique shops and cafes. Later we enjoy a tour with a private wine and kouglof tasting at the Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, which dates from 1394 and still stores a barrel of wine from 1472 that was last tasted by De Gaulle's liberating French army in 1944. Dinner aboard.

Tuesday - Brumath Forest to Hochfelden
This morning we cruise to Hochfelden. After lunch we enjoy a tour of the village of Wingersheim and visit the Alsace hops region situated between the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest. The climate is continental with hot summers that perfectly suit the hops plants. From a view point above the village, we hear about growing hops and the history of the hops culture, before a tour and tasting of locally brewed beer at the Holtzmann Brewery. On the way back we stop for a Tarte Flambee and beer at a typical Hansel and Gretel style Alsatian inn Dinner on board.

Wednesday - Hochfelden to Saverne
After breakfast, we relax and enjoy our cruise to Saverne and moor at the foot of the 18th century neoclassical Château de Rohan, also known as the Versailles of Alsace with its red sandstone façade. After lunch we drive to the troglodyte houses in the Vosges National Park followed by a visit to the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre, with its medieval castle, fortified by the personal architect of Louis XIV, Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban. We then tour the outstanding René Lalique collection and see over 500 exceptional examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware. In nearby Wingen-sur-Moder is also the World War II battleground where in 1945 American infantry confronted some of Germany's most seasoned veterans. Dinner on board.

Thursday - Saverne to Lutzelbourg
After breakfast, we enjoy a walking tour of Saverne, including a visit to its local market. We then visit the 11th century hilltop Château de Haut Barr, a former residence of the bishops of Strasbourg with its Roman chapel. Before we return to Panache, we drive through the scenic Vosges hills on the Route des Grands Crus and stop to admire the vineyards. Return to Panache for a cruise to Lutzelbourg followed by dinner ashore at the Restaurant Au Soldat de l'An 2.

Friday - Lutzelbourg to Niderviller
We start the day with a visit to a local bakery to watch skilled patissiers preparing their delicious creations. We then visit the Fusion Libre artistic glass blowers workshop before ascending the unique Arzviller boat elevator that carries Panache effortlessly 450 feet up the mountainside in minutes, thus avoiding 17 traditional locks and an additional day's navigation. We enjoy a candlelit lunch on board whilst passing through the two Arzviller tunnels. Once we arrive in Niderviller we tour the interesting town of Sarrebourg, including visits to the 13th century chapel containing the remarkable stained-glass window designed by Marc Chagall and the impressive museum of Roman and Medieval artefacts. Return to Panache for Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday - Niderviller
After breakfast, disembark Panache and transfer to the designated drop off point in Strasbourg.

 

Alsace Lorraine

Niderviller to Strasbourg-

 

Sunday - Strasbourg to Niderviller
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point in Strasbourg and transfer to Panache moored in Niderviller for a champagne welcome and introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Time for a stroll into this charming Lorraine village, before dinner on board.

Monday - Niderviller to Lutzelbourg
This morning we enjoy one of the highlights of the week. We pass through two Arzviller tunnels and descend the Arzviller boat lift. This unique boat elevator carries Panache effortlessly 450 feet down the mountainside in minutes, thus avoiding 17 traditional locks and an additional day's navigation. We then visit the Fusion Libre artistic glass blower's workshop. After lunch we drive to the troglodyte houses in the Vosges National Park followed by a visit to the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre, with its medieval castle, fortified by the personal architect of Louis XIV, Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban. We then tour the outstanding René Lalique collection and see over 500 exceptional examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware. In nearby Wingen-sur-Moder is also the World War II battleground where in 1945 American infantry confronted some of Germany's most seasoned veterans. Dinner on board.

Tuesday - Lutzelbourg to Saverne
After breakfast, we transfer to the fascinating town of Sarrebourg, where visits include the local market and the 13th century chapel containing the remarkable stained-glass window designed by Marc Chagall and an impressive museum with a collection of Roman and Medieval artefacts. We return to the hotel barge for lunch and enjoy our cruise to Saverne. We moor at the foot of the 18th century neoclassical Château de Rohan, also known as the Versailles of Alsace with its red sandstone façade. Dinner ashore at Restaurant Au Soldat de l'An 2.

Wednesday - Saverne to Hochefelden
After breakfast, we enjoy a walking tour of Saverne, and visit the 11th century hilltop Château de Haut Barr, a former residence of the bishops of Strasbourg with its Roman chapel. Before we return to Panache we drive through the scenic Vosges hills on the Route des Grands Crus and stop to admire the vineyards. This afternoon we cruise to Hochfelden followed by a Tarte Flambee and a local beer at a typical Hansel and Gretel Alsatian Inn. Dinner on board.

Thursday - Hochefelden to Brumath Forest
We enjoy a morning cruise to the stunning Brumath Forest. After lunch we enjoy a tour of the village of Wingersheim and visit the Alsace hops region situated between the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest. The climate is continental with hot summers that perfectly suit the hops plants. From a view point above the village, we hear about growing hops and the history of the hops culture, before enjoying a tour and tasting of locally brewed beer at the Holtzmann Brewery. Dinner on board.

Friday - Brumath Forest to Strasbourg
Today we will finish the cruise at Parc de l'Etoile in the heart of Strasbourg. After lunch, enjoy a tour of this beautiful capital city of Europe including, of course, a visit to the 12th century Gothic pink sandstone cathedral, home to an astronomical Renaissance clock and impressive spire. We then visit Place Gutenberg and explore La Petite France, a pedestrian area brimming with half-timbered houses, boutique shops and cafes. Later we enjoy a private wine and kouglof tasting at the Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, which dates from 1394 and still stores a barrel of wine from 1472 that was last tasted by De Gaulle's liberating French army in 1944. Return to Panache for Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday - Strasbourg
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the **designated drop off point



Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

REVERSE ITINERARY ALTERNATE WEEKS

 

2017 Rates

Panache
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 62600
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 54400
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 55700
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 64300
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 66000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 57000
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 58800
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 51400
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 60900
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 53100
Jr Suite Regular 6090
Jr Suite Value 5250
Single supplement Regular 2100
Single supplement Value 1850

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 26 Apr 02 Value Holland
April 09, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14 Regular Holland
May 21 Value Holland to Belgium
Jun 04 Value Picardy to Paris
May 28 Value Belgium - Picardy
July 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20 Value Alsace Lorraine
Jun 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9 Regular Champagne Region
Oct 08,15,22 Value Alsace Lorraine
Aug 27; Sept 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1 Regular Alsace & Lorraine

2018 Rates

Panache
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 58000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 67000
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 65300
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 56700
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 63600
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 55400
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 61900
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 54100
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 59800
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 52400
Jr Suite Regular 6190
Jr Suite Value 5350
Single supplement Regular 2150

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 25; Apr 1, 8, 15 Value Holland - between Delft and Alkmaar
May 20 Value Holland to Belgium
May 27 Value Belgium to Picardy
Apr 22; 29 May 6, 13 Regular Holland - between Delft and Alkmaar
Jun 3 Value Picardy to Paris
Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8 Regular Champagne
Jul 22, 29 Aug 5, 12, 19 Value Alsace & Lorraine
Aug 26, Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Regular Alsace & Lorraine
Oct 7, 14, 21 Value Alsace & Lorraine

 

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