La Nouvelle Etoile
Alsace Lorraine Cruise
The La Nouville Etoile slowly plies along picturesque inland waterways of Holland, France and Belgium lined with magnificent foliage and speckled with charming towns.
The La Nouville Etoile includes a large sundeck with jacuzzi, a main deck with a panoramic lounge, a bar area with piano, a dining room, a fitness room and an elevator. There are 4 oversized suites (over 200 square feet), featuring flat screen monitors with internet connection, satellite television and video, double sink bathrooms with large showers.
Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout - from the selection of the linens, to the fresh fruit and flowers in each suite. The warm, elegant teak interiors, subtle color schemes and pleasant furnishings invite you to relax and enjoy.
Nancy to Strasbourg
Sunday, Day 1 Nancy
After pick-up by our driver you will be driven to La Nouvelle moored in the heart of Nancy for a wonderful champagne welcome. We will then take a leisurely late afternoon cruise at sunset before the locks close and you will enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 Nancy
We will enjoy a morning cruise to Einville and then to Nancy for a walking tour of the city beginning at the elegant "Place Stanislas". Flanked by handsome Baroque palaces and enclosed by ornate gold and wrought iron entry gates, the square is considered on of the grandest in all of France. The Art Nouveau movement originated in Nancy, and you may choose to visit the Ecole de Nancy to see its fine collection.
Tuesday, Day 3 Nancy to Schneckenbush
After a morning cruise past tidy farms and pasturelands, we will drive to the privately owned Chateau de Fleville. This graceful Renaissance residence adjoins a 14th century castle keep. The interiors are richly furnished with 18th century antiques. We then return to La Nouvelle moored in the peaceful village of Schneckenbush for the night.
Wednesday, Day 4 Schneckenbush to Lutzelbourg
Each day we travel on the canal we have been gradually climbing to the crest of the Vosges Mountains. After navigating two tunnels carved into the mountaintop, we will encounter the Inclined Plane at Arzviller. This unique lock allows a barge to glide effortlessly up or down the mountainside using a sophisticated system of weights and balances. A short drive along the way will take us to the Christallerig of Harz village where fine crystal is still hand blown. We continue the cruise through the Zorn Valley where the surrounding hilltops are dotted with ruins of feudal castles. Our overnight stay will be in Lutzelbourg.
Thursday, Day 5 Lutzelbourg to Saverne
We wind through the heart of Saverne, past the regal 18th century Bishop’s Palace. From Saverne, we will take an afternoon drive along the Route du Vin d’ Alsace to the old fortified town of Obernai where we will visit the Marker Square and the 14th century ramparts that surround the city. Stop along the way at Winegrowbr to taste some of the best Alcasian wines.
Friday, Day 6 Saverne to Strasbourg
Today we will finish the cruise in the busy port of Strasbourg. Our afternoon tour of Strasbourg includes the folk museum and the 11th century gothic cathedral, leaving enough time to stroll around to explore the fine shops. Returning to the barge we will celebrate our cruise with a lovely farewell dinner.
Saturday, Day 7 Strasbourg
After your last great breakfast on board you will be driven to either the airport or your hotel.
Note : The route is run in reverse on alternate weeks and excursion days and mooring places may change
LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
|La Nouvelle Etoile|
|Accommodations||Rate Type||Rate Amount|
|Charter 8 passengers wholeboat||Regular||65000|
|Suite per person||Regular||8630|
|Departure Dates (Sunday)||Rate Type||Route|
|Aug 28; Sep 04, 11, 18, 25; Oct 02, 09||Regular||Mosel River - Remich / Koblenz|
|Apr 03,10, 17, 24; May 1, 8||Regular||Haarlem to Haarlem|
|Jun 05, 12, 19, 26; Jul 03||Regular||Champagne-Paris/Epernay|
|Jul 24,31; Aug 7, 14, 21||Regular||Alsace-Lorraine|
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