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8-day Electric Houseboat in Alsace (4 berth)

  • 8days
  • France

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Electric Houseboat Holiday in Alsace (Saverne)

Enjoy a French boating holiday in the Alsace, a region full of history and fantastic gastronomy. The best bits : magnificent scenery - mountains and forests frame your route; delicious regional food and wines ; watersports, cycling and hiking - something for everyone! Wonderful art and architecture in the cities…

Enjoy this region fully electric in an environmentally friendly and quiet houseboat!

Start your boating holiday from Saverne in Alsace, a land of history and gastronomy. Choose to either cruise towards Strasbourg or towards Arzviller - famous for its boat lift (the only one in France). Beyond that, you get to the green Lorraine plateau and continue your cruise to Nancy, stopping on route at the superb Place Stanislas, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Gondrexange you take the Canal de la Sarre which is dotted with lakes and water spots offering beaches, swimming, and watersports. From Harskirchen, location of our second base in Alsace (see our one way cruise option between Saverne and Harskirchen) you can cruise to Sarreguemines which is famous for its pottery or Saarbrücken which takes you just over the German border.

Included in the tour:

  • Your boat for 8 x days (Saturday to Saturday or any other day except Sunday, subject to availability) excellent well-crafted boat with a capacity of 4 guests (room for 2 x visitors sleeping in living area). Departure is between 3-6pm Saturdays; return your boat between 8-9am the following Saturday. For other possibilities of extended days, shorter breaks and weekends, bigger or smaller boats - please contact our office: [email protected] 
  • Captain's handbook: preparation and advice for a trouble free cruise from start to finish
  • Navigation chart: vital for a well-organised cruise. In it you will find the location of locks, water fill-up points, places of interest etc. 
  • Base location map: instructions for locating your departure base easily
  • Navigation instruction: video giving advice for the navigation and security instructions to live aboard your cruiser.
  • Boat equipment, all equipment necessary for navigation
  • Boat insurance
  • Instructions on navigating the waterways and your temporary boat licence
  • Breakdown assistance available 7 days per week during base operating hours
  • Inventory: a list of all interior and exterior equipment
  • Crockery etc. enough for everybody on board
  • Bedding: sheets, blankets or duvets, pillows and pillow cases
  • Hotel package: Cleaning price, Set of towels for each passenger, Kitchen towels kit, boat cleaning at end of trip

Not included:

  • A bond of 1500 EUR (repaid to you at the end of your cruise if the boat and its equipment are brought back clean, in good condition and undamaged, at the time and place agreed on)
  • Waterways guide: 25 EUR
  • Barbecue rental: 40 EUR
  • Power converter rental 12/220v: 10 EUR
  • Wifi on board: 50 EUR
  • Deck mattress: 10 EUR each: comfortable and foldable mattress for relaxing on theroof or front deck of your boat
  • Bikes 40 EUR each
  • One-way cruise: from 150-350 EUR depending on distance from the original base (not available in all regions, and charge is according to distance for recovery between the bases)
  • For the electric boats, there is a charge of 300 EUR per week. 

Lithium batteries on board are fast to charge with only two hours charging time needed to provide a cruising range of between six to eight hours, so enough for between a day and a day and a half of navigation. VNF’s fast charging terminals are located all along the waterways at approximately every 11km which mean you can stop wherever you want whenever you want.

VNF CHARGING TERMINAL** ** VNF charging terminals and their moorings are reserved exclusively for electric boats. *100% of the electricity supplied by EDF on the charging terminals is guaranteed to be renewable (source VNF)

Price is calculated for 4 guests. Boat hire will be 4 x individual 

Slow Tours offers a number of other Houseboat Holidays in Europe

Please check with our office for availability of boats and for the dates you require: [email protected]

 

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  • Day 1

    Day 1 is for getting familiar with your boat, stocking up with food and maybe doing a short drive before resting for the night

  • Day 2

    Day 2 Hey! Day 2-7 is your choice! Make your own plan.... Begin your adventure now!

    Self-drive holiday houseboats in Alsace, explore a land of magic and mystery - enjoy 7 relaxing, peaceful days on a boat, your pace, your choice of destination.

    Day 8: Your boat should be returned to the base where you picked it up between 8-9 am, unless arrangements have been made for a late delivery or a one-way trip.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 07 2022 May 14 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,033€
May 14 2022 May 21 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,033€
May 21 2022 May 28 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,033€
May 28 2022 Jun 04 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,033€
Jun 04 2022 Jun 11 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,093€
Jun 11 2022 Jun 18 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,093€
Jun 18 2022 Jun 25 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,093€
Jun 25 2022 Jul 02 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,190€
Jul 02 2022 Jul 09 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,190€
Jul 09 2022 Jul 16 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,274€
Jul 16 2022 Jul 23 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,274€
Jul 23 2022 Jul 30 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,274€
Jul 30 2022 Aug 06 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,274€
Aug 06 2022 Aug 13 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,274€
Aug 13 2022 Aug 20 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,274€
Aug 20 2022 Aug 27 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,190€
Aug 27 2022 Sep 03 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,093€
Sep 03 2022 Sep 10 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,093€
Sep 10 2022 Sep 17 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,033€
Sep 17 2022 Sep 24 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,033€
Sep 24 2022 Oct 01 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 792€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 08 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 792€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 15 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 792€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 22 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 792€
Oct 22 2022 Oct 29 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 792€
Oct 29 2022 Nov 05 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 792€
Nov 05 2022 Nov 12 2022 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 792€

Car rental in France

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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