Canal Boat Vacation in Alsace-Lorraine, France
Venturing into western Germany gives you a feel for the uniqueness of the region, especially in chic Saarbrücken. Charter the 42 feet "Nautilia" Canal Boat for up to 10 people. Rate starts as $977 USD per night and a preferred minimum rental of 3 nights. Rates: • 3 Nights Minimum: $977 USD per night Price includes • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information • Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland) Not included: • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect: The Dual Nations Long Break Flexibility and leisure time go right together, ensuring that your boat holidays in Alsace are unforgettable. The city of Saarbrücken is just over the border in Germany, offering chic boutiques, gourmet dining and marvelous sunsets to all who venture near. The joy of canal cruising is the ability to set the pace and choose where to linger for a day of pure relaxation. Hesse A pleasant and serene village, Hesse has preserved its charm and character over many years. Apart from a well-organized port, the village also has the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey from the 11th century, which is now the village church. Niderviller In this typical floral city, you will find a beautiful church tower in a baroque style. Faience is also very developed in Niderviller; you will enjoy a visit to the porcelain factory. Arzviller Arzviller is a pretty little village mainly known for its huge and unique boat lift that you will use to lift or lower your boat 45 metres up or down the canal. There's also a small, but interesting visitor centre if you fancy learning more about the lift's history. Lutzelbourg Lutzelbourg is easily identified by its towering castle which overlooks alpine wooden houses, giving the city a fairytale appearance. You can take a guided tour of the city by train. Also worth a visit are the city's many shops, the crystal cutter at â€œMaison Wurmâ€, and the boat museum. Saverne It's a small and friendly town, possessing the region's characteristic steep-pitched roofs and window boxes full of geraniums. There are some beautiful traditional old half-timbered houses in town. Saverne is also known for its famous Rose Garden, displaying over 550 roses. Xouaxange Xaouaxange is quiet and charming village to relax in. Spread a blanket on the grass and have a picnic right by the ruins of an old castle. Gondrexange Gondrexange is a charming city famous for its huge lake. It is an excellent place for fishing or swimming. There are also watersport facilities. Mittersheim This is an ideal place to stop if you are interested in watersports. The Etang de Mittersheim, which is close to this mooring, offers a full range of watersports and there are also several restaurants in close proximity. Harskirchen There is a lovely old watermill on the outskirts of Harskirchen. It dates from the 17th century, is still functioning and well worth a visit. If you feel energetic, you can also visit the sports centre just by the moorings. Sarralbe Sarralbe is a charming and quiet village with a beautiful fountain downtown. Plus, you can see the biggest mill in the Moselle! Sarreguemines Discover the mediaeval part of Sarreguemines, the winding streets and the houses of character 'Art Nouveau style in â€œRue de Franceâ€. If you have time, there is also a casino there. Why not trying to earn your evening? Saarbrücken Saarbrucken is the dynamic metropolis of the area with its numerous shop, restaurants, and its large patrimony. Don't miss the national theater, and the basilica Saint-Jean. Cruise Details • Waterways: Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Canal des Houillères de la Sarre, River Sarre • Lock types: Automatic, Manual with lock-keeper to assist What To Expect Onboard: Nautilia boats for rent offer tons of roomy comfort. At 42 feet, it’s one of our larger models and has a huge sundeck and saloon. Sleeping a maximum of 10, Nautilia boats for rent represent a great value for larger groups of friends and family. The boat is laid out as a hotel-style floating villa. Spacious and well appointed, it’s the perfect venue for memorable boat cruises! Interior & Saloon • The roomy saloon is inviting for dining and socializing. • The huge table and U-shaped love seat convert into a large double bed. • The saloon's inside steering station provides good visibility, and there's easy access to the side decks. • The kitchen/galley has plenty of storage space and includes a stove, sink, and electric refrigerator. Cabins & Bathrooms • The two rear cabins each have two single beds that convert to double beds. A bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink is adjacent to both staterooms. • Forward there's a cabin with a double bed and another with two crossover single bunk beds great for smaller children or teens. The second bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink is situated across from both cabins. Sundeck & Features • The expansive sundeck is easily accessible from the saloon. • The elevated space provides a great location for alfresco dining. The second steering station has superior visibility. • A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power. • The Nautilia is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Specification: • Length: 12.80 m • Beam: 4.10m • Max. Headroom: 1.90 m • Water Tank: 1400 L • Fuel Tank: Diesel • 1 cabin with double bed • 2 bathrooms • 2 cabins with convertible twin/double beds • 1 cabin with bunk beds Additional Services (Options and Extras) Bicycles • Standard: $63 / week • Child / Tag-along: $49 / week • Bike Child Seat: $21 / week Essentials • Parking and Garage Secure Parking: $7.50 per car / day • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability) • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) • Top Deck Cushions Pack of 2: $7 per week
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 10 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.