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Self-drive Houseboat Holiday in Alsace (6-berth)

  • 8days
  • France

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Alsace Self-drive Houseboat Holiday

Boat for 6 x guests in double cabins with ensuites. (space for 2 x guests sleeping in living area)

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.

Start your holiday in Saverne in Alsace, a land of history and gastronomy. Choose to cruise either 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 en 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.

Included in your houseboat holiday:

  • 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 6 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

Not included:

  • Boat fuel: you start with a full tank (All consumables such as oil, fuel, gas etc. used are included in your charge. All cruisers are fitted with a meter which is read on your departure and on your return. The number of hours of engine fuel used will be invoiced according to the rate displayed at the base. On average between 30-60 EUR per day.)
  • 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 EUR (not available in all regions, and charge is according to distance for recovery between the bases)
  • Final cleaning (required) internal and external at end of cruise: outside 70 EUR, inside 130 EUR (total clean 200 EUR)

Option 1 'all inclusive' package:

  • Fuel package + cleaning price
  • Waterways map
  • Set of towels for each passenger
  • Kitchen towels kit
  • 2 x bikes
  • May be collected and paid on arrival (575 EUR)

Option 2 'hotel' package:

  • Cleaning price
  • Set of towels for each passenger
  • Kitchen towels kit
  • May be collected and paid on arrival (275 EUR)

Slow Tours offers a number of other Houseboat Holidays in Europe

Price is calculated on 6 x guests. Total price of boat hire is 6 x individual price

Ask us about your houseboat hire: departures any day except Sunday; boats available from 2-10 guests; boats available in other parts of France, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal: find the right boat and location for you at [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

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

    Discover this region full of history and fantastic gastronomy, magnificent scenery, mountains and forests, delicious regional food and wines, water-sports, cycling and hiking

    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 one-way trip.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jun 27 2020 Jul 04 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 422€
Jul 04 2020 Jul 11 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 422€
Jul 11 2020 Jul 18 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 454€
Jul 18 2020 Jul 25 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 454€
Jul 25 2020 Aug 01 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 454€
Aug 01 2020 Aug 08 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 454€
Aug 08 2020 Aug 15 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 454€
Aug 08 2020 Aug 15 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 454€
Aug 15 2020 Aug 22 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 454€
Aug 22 2020 Aug 29 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 422€
Aug 29 2020 Sep 05 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 386€
Sep 05 2020 Sep 12 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 386€
Sep 12 2020 Sep 19 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 363€
Sep 19 2020 Sep 26 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 363€
Sep 26 2020 Oct 03 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 272€
Oct 03 2020 Oct 10 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 272€
Oct 10 2020 Oct 17 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 272€
Oct 17 2020 Oct 24 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 272€
Oct 24 2020 Oct 31 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 272€
Oct 31 2020 Nov 07 2020 6 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 272€

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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Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]

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