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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

Amsterdam

Rhine Highlights - Zurich To Amsterdam

21 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Holland And The Romantic Rhine Valley

1 sailing date August 2021
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Strasbourg
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Amsterdam

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
8 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £3049pp
Strasbourg

Le Canal De La Marne Au Rhin

2 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Breisach

Sounds of the 60s and 70s on the Rhine

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Heidelberg

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
11 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Prague
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Basel

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Breisach

Legends of the Rhine & Moselle -Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Basel

Rhine Highlights with Bruges - Brussels to Zurich

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
11 Nights From Bruges-Zeebruges, Belgium to Switzerland , Basel
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3449pp
Strasbourg

Rhine Highlights with Bruges - Zurich to Brussels

2 sailing dates July 2021 to August 2021
11 Nights From Zurich, to Belgium , Bruges-Zeebruges
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3449pp
Basel

Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

16 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1949pp
Koblenz

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Zurich

10 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich

Black Friday Sale | Save £1,200 per couple PLUS FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers. Book before 4th December and save an additional £200 per person

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3779pp
Amsterdam

Rhine Christmas Markets - Amsterdam to Zurich

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Strasbourg

The Glacier Express and Sounds of the 60s and 70s

1 sailing date October 2021
11 Nights From Geneva, Switzerland, to Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

18 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

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Breisach

Tulips & the Rhine -Basel To Amsterdam

3 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

BLACK FRIDAY SALE | FREE premium drinks package, €150 FREE to spend on-board per couple and HUGE savings of up to £1,500 per couple.

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1849pp
Koblenz

Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam To Basel

2 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1849pp
Breisach

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

16 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

Black Friday Sale | Save £1,200 per couple PLUS FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers. Book before 4th December and save an additional £200 per person

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Koblenz

The Majestic Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

1 sailing date August 2021
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Zurich
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Lyon

Rhine & Rhône Revealed Southbound

21 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Port St. Louis, France
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