Europe’s largest river cruise operator, CroisiEurope, has launched a brand new cruise from the heart of Alsace to the summit of the Swiss Alps which combines sailing on the Rhine with a full-day excursion to the Jungfrau region including a trip on the Jungfrau Railway, the highest railway line in Europe.

Jungfraubahnen Railway
Jungfraubahnen Railway

The four-night cruise, which has three departures this summer, is round trip from Strasbourg with calls in Breisach, Colmar and Basel. Highlights include:

  • A guided tour of Strasbourg including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petite France; the European Quarter where the European Parliament is located; the magnificent Gothic cathedral with its 46-foot high Rose Window, great organ and famous astronomical clock.
  • Free time in Breisach to stroll through its picturesque streets, enjoy a coffee in the main square or visit the cathedral which offers wonderful views of the Rhine and the Black Forest.
  • A guided tour of the charming old town of Colmar and its historic centre including the Maison des Têtes which owes its name to the 106 heads adorning its façade; and the quaint quarter known as Little Venice. Also included is a visit to the Hansi Village and its museum where visitors can learn about Colmar in the time of the famous artist and activist Jean-Jacques Waltz who was also known as Oncle Hansi and who was considered a French hero during both world wars for his criticism of the Germans.
  • A full-day excursion to the Jungfrau region including a trip on the Jungfrau Railway through the Eiger and Mönch mountains to Europe’s highest railway station. The railway climbs steadily through the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps and breathtaking views of snow-capped summits, majestic glaciers and verdant valleys await. At an altitude of over 11,000 feet, Jungfrau station offers astonishing views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and surrounding peaks. Following lunch, there is another train ride to Eigergletscher station followed by a gondola ride to Grindelwald on the Eiger Express before returning to the ship in Basel.

There are three departures on 31st July and 13th and 15th August 2024 on the MS Monet, MS Gérard Schmitter and MS Symphonie.

CroisiEuropes' MS Gérard Schmitter sailing on the Rhine
CroisiEuropesMS Gérard Schmitter sailing on the Rhine

Prices from £1,082 per person (including the £240 per person discount) for the four-night cruise with all meals and drinks, excursions, port fees and emergency repatriation insurance.

For reservations and further information call CroisiEurope on 01756 691269 or visit www.croisieurope.co.uk

Source: Kate Selley PR

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