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Strasbourg River Cruises

About Strasbourg

Perhaps best known for being the seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is located in the east of France, close to the border with Germany, meaning that it’s a city influenced by the cultures and flavours of both nations. The Rhine River flows along a significant portion of the border, making the city a natural port of call on a number of cruises which explore the river. Strasbourg has a wealth of history to its name and like many strategically-located European settlements, was an outpost during the days of the Roman Empire. Since then, Huns, Franks and the German Empire have all had possession of the city and a role in both world wars ensures that Strasbourg has a wealth of history and landmarks to discover.

Exploring Strasbourg

There’s certainly more than one Notre Dame Cathedral in the world and of course, though the world’s most famous one can’t be found in Strasbourg it is still one of the city’s most celebrated landmarks. This gothic wonder was once the tallest building in the world and even in today’s modern age, it’s an impressive sight to behold. There are some impressive works of stained glass to enjoy as well as the famous astronomical clock, which is always a tourist favourite. St Pierre le June is probably the city’s second most popular place of worship for visitors, boasting some truly impressive Frescos and a stunning altarpiece.

The best way to soak up the city’s atmosphere is by heading to La Petite France, which is the perfect example of why Strasbourg was the first city to have its centre designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cobbled streets and medieval buildings contribute to the unique atmosphere of this very special area, which is actually located on islands in the river, which creates a number of canal-like waterways which only add to the ambience. For a commanding view of La Petite France and indeed the rest of Strasbourg from above, head to Barrage Vauban, a historic tower monument on the river.

For a fascinating look at times gone by in the Alsace region, the Musee Alsacien takes visitors on an informative journey from the 1400s to the 1900s, showing how people lived and worked. If you’ve just visited Notre Dame, one attraction located conveniently close by is another museum, the Strasbourg Musee de L’Oeuvre, which houses a number of sculptures which originally started off life in the cathedral. There is also a wealth of artwork on display dating as far back as the Middle Ages and a visit to the museum complements a visit to the cathedral perfectly.

Those in search of a little greenery on their river cruise should head for the city’s beautiful Botanical Gardens for more organised flora or the Parc du Chateau de Pourtales for a more wild and natural stroll around the park.

Strasbourg tips

Strasbourg is a great place to try the local brew, as the Alsace region was the first one in France to produce beer. The city has quite a lot of breweries and if beer is a special interest for you, it’s good to know you can explore a number of these breweries for free. 

Strasbourg Itineraries

Dusseldorf

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

11 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1679pp
Cochem

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3319pp
Amsterdam

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

105 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2099pp
Koblenz

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

22 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

Includes flights and transfers. No single supplement special, prices from £1,889.

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1549pp
Bernkastel

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

5 sailing dates April 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Tauck logo FROM £5029pp
Koblenz

The Romantic Rhine Valley - Roundtrip Porto

38 sailing dates March 2019 to October 2019
4 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £689pp
Koblenz

Jewels of the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1759pp
Breisach

Best of the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Saga Group logo FROM £1149pp
Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Zurich

Vienna to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates May 2020 to July 2020
21 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Vienna

Rhine & Alpine Highlights

1 sailing date June 2020
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5869pp
Amsterdam

Rhine Christmas Markets

1 sailing date December 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2149pp
Amsterdam

Basel to Amsterdam - Northbound

1 sailing date April 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Basel
Tauck logo FROM £3519pp
Strasbourg

Holland And The Romantic Rhine Valley

17 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £869pp
Cochem

Strasbourg to Remich

4 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
8 Nights From Strasbourg, to Remich
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Strasbourg

Roundrip Strasbourg

5 sailing dates December 2019
3 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Rudesheim

Roundrip Strasbourg

1 sailing date July 2019
4 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Mainz

Strasbourg to Trier

3 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
4 Nights From Strasbourg, to Germany , Trier
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Strasbourg

Roundrip Strasbourg

7 sailing dates December 2019
3 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £449pp
Strasbourg

Roundrip Strasbourg

17 sailing dates November 2019 to December 2019
3 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £399pp

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