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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Lilas' 2018


7 Days from $57,310

Limited to 8 guests

Sailing gracefully between Strasbourg and Arzviller on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, all-new ‘Belmond Lilas’ hosts up to eight guests in a casual, welcoming atmosphere. Its open and airy design boasts a decor that blends floral colors with natural linens, wood furnishings and handcrafted ironwork. Relax on deck, soaking up the sun beside the heated plunge pool or reclining in the shade of the canopy. Savor lunch served al fresco in the open-doored lounge and sit down to unforgettable gourmet dinners in the formal dining room. Go ashore to explore enchanting Strasbourg, sample beers at an award-winning brewery and dine one evening at a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant.
'Belmond Pivoine'

Vessel Information

126 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system, television with assortment of CDs/DVDs

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with heated plunge pool

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to the rail station for the train to Strasbourg where you join 'Belmond Lilas.' Once on board, enjoy a welcome reception, followed by a sumptuous dinner prepared by your private chef.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

After a breakfast of local specialties disembark to one of the Alsace region’s fabled vineyards, Sipp Mack, a producer of fine organic wines, for a tour and tasting. Return to the barge for a gourmet lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to Strasbourg, soaking up the beauty of the French countryside as you go. Dine onboard, with the opportunity afterward to explore Strasbourg by night.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Go ashore this morning for a guided walking tour of Strasbourg. Visit the soaring, red Vosges sandstone cathedral, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the botanical garden, which is home to nearly 6,000 plant species. Return to the barge for lunch and cruise to Hochfelden on the picturesque Marne au Rhin Canal.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Visit Meteor Brewery — family owned for seven generations — for a guided tour, and then sample some of the 12 beers crafted on site. Return to the barge for lunch and enjoy an afternoon cruise to Saverne, former headquarters of the Prince-Bishops. This evening, attend an elegant cocktail reception held in the gardens of 18th-century Château des Rohan. Back on board, gather for an epicurean dinner.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Begin your day exploring part of the famous Route des Vins, visiting generations-old Domaine Mochel for a guided tour and a tasting of the finest labels produced by this family-owned winery. After lunch on board, cruise to Lutzelbourg, watching the landscape change as you sail through the Vosges Mountains. Dine privately ashore this evening at the Michelin-starred Villa René Lalique, a restaurant in the former country home of the visionary art deco jeweler and glassmaker.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Go ashore to visit Lutzelbourg Castle, set on a promontory high above the canal, where you enjoy a morning-tea picnic and spectacular views. Return to your barge for lunch and enjoy the afternoon cruising to Arzviller, where you moor and view the famous Arzviller Boat Lift, a 147-foot-high engineering marvel. On board this evening, toast the end of a memorable cruise at the Captain's Farewell Dinner.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

Disembark after breakfast and return to Strasbourg for your train ride back to Paris, completing your marvelous journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 13 – October 6, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $73,680
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between October 7 – October 27, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $57,310
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.

Alternate Route: Apr 08, Apr 22 & May 6: La Ferté-sous-Jouarre to Arzviller

Special 3 night cruise available. Contact A&K for details.

Details and amenities are subject to change, as this barge is still under construction.


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