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Alsatian Art and Traditions Encountering picturesque Alsace

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Modigliani
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Art, history and traditions of Alsace region await on this 5-day cruise navigating along the romantic Rhine River. Spend your days visiting small quaint villages, tasting local wines, exploring remarkable historic sites, and observing impressive panoramic views of Alsatian plains.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Strasbourg | Embark
Day 2 : Betschdorf | Soufflenheim | Breisach
Day 3 : Colmar | The Ecomusée D’alsace
Day 4 : The Wine Route | Mont Sainte-odile | Obernai
Day 5 : Strasbourg | Disembark


  • Discover Betschdorf and Soufflenheim, the birthplaces of pottery in Alsace
  • Visit the charming Colmar, capital of Alsatian wines
  • Enjoy a trip to Obernay, an ancient medieval city


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Day 1 Strasbourg | Embark

Board the MS Modigliani at 6 p.m. in Strasbourg. Settle in your cabin and meet the ship's crew at a welcome cocktail. After dinner your hostess leads you to the dance floor for an evening of Alsatian fun!

Day 2 Betschdorf | Soufflenheim | Breisach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today get off the ship for an excursion through the Potter Villages with your host/hostess. Discover Betschdorf and Soufflenheim, the birthplaces of pottery in Alsace. Learn about decoration, glazing and baking techniques handed down generation after generation. Soufflenheim has colorful pottery in yellow, blue, green and brown which is mainly used for cooking. The pottery of Betschdorf is bluish-gray and decorated with cobalt blue and is primarily used for storage of foods. Return onboard and cruise towards Breisach. Tonight’s evening has an Alsatian theme, with traditional choucroute garni on the menu. Arrive in Breisach during the evening.

Day 3 Colmar | The Ecomusée D’alsace

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enjoy a visit to Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines. Discover this simply charming city with a remarkable history and unique sites: colorful, half-timbered houses, “Little Venice”, the historic center—as well as its famous residents, including Bartholdi, who designed the Statue of Liberty, and Jean-Jacques Waltz (aka Hansi), the most famous Alsatian illustrator. In the afternoon, leave by coach with your host/hostess for the Ecomusée d’Alsace in Ungersheim. Here a guided tour allows you to have a better understanding of the arts and traditions of Alsace. Return on board for an evening of dancing in the lounge.

Day 4 The Wine Route | Mont Sainte-odile | Obernai

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join a coach trip along the Alsatian Wine Route, lined with picturesque villages. Enjoy a visit to a wine cellar and taste some of the local wines. In the afternoon, visit Mont Sainte-Odile. Located at over 2,500 feet high, this site encompassing the Hohenburg Abbey offers an impressive panoramic view of the Alsatian plains. Afterwards, enjoy a trip to Obernai. This ancient medieval city has retained all of its charm and you can explore its ramparts, fortifications, half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. Then go back on the ship for a gala evening.

Day 5 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning enjoy an early buffet breakfast on board, and disembark at 9 :00 a.m. in Strasbourg.

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Main Deck
50 cabins (44 twins, 4 triple cabins, 1 single cabin, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
28 cabins (26 twins, 2 cabins equipped for disabled). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) The Ecomusée d’Alsace is closed in November.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the boat
- Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from the special list
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
- All entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Alsatian-themed evening
- Gala dinner
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks from the wine list
- Champagne from the onboard bar, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Transfers/travel to and from your departure/arrival points
- Airport taxes
- Service fees
- Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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