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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

Rudesheim

Christmas on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Heidelberg

Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise -Zurich-Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Heidelberg

Amsterdam & Tulips & the Rhine

1 sailing date April 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

9 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine - Zurich to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
12 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

9 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Breisach

Amsterdam & Jewels of the Rhine - Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Frankfurt

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

4 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
14 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
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Basel

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

4 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Frankfurt
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Cochem

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Bernkastel

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Breisach

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Amster to Basel

2 sailing dates December 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Koln

Rhine & Moselle Christmas Markets -Basel to Amster

2 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Grand Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date April 2023
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Kinderdijk

Captivating Europe (Southbound)

2 sailing dates July 2022 to April 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £7179pp
Basel

Legendary Rhine - Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2022
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Legendry Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3479pp

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