Colmar is a Lauch River (Ill River/Rhine River) cruise port and town in northeastern France (Alsace region) with population around 70,000. The town is on Lauch River (tributary of Ill River - tributary of Rhine River) and also on Route des Vins d'Alsace (wine route) with length 170 km (110 mi) crossing north-south Alsace's main wine producing areas with a total of 67 communes. Colmar is approx 65 km (40 mi) southwest of Strasbourg (France). Ill River is connected to Rhine by the artificial Marne-Rhine Canal (length 313 km / 194 mi) linking Vitry-le-Francois (Marne department) and Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin department).
The town was founded (as Columbarium Fiscum) in the early-9th century, and in 1226 AD received its city status - granted by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250). Colmar (fka Kolmar) is best-known for its well-preserved Vieille Ville (Old Town), scenic river canals, numerous landmarks/historic buildings, museums (the largest of which are Unterlinden, and Isenheim).
As cruise port, Colmar was included in the 2019 schedule of the Scylla-owned ships Inspire and Grace. Both riverboats are operated under charter by Tauck River Cruises. Next tables show Tauck's itineraries as ports sequences.
(MS Inspire) 9-day itinerary between homeports Amsterdam and Basel/Zurich, inclusive of bus transfers and train travel (between Zurich and Como). Prices started from ~USD 5100 per person (double occupancy rates).
|Date / Time||Port|
|10-11 Jun (embarkation/overnight)||Departing from Amsterdam, Holland|
|12 Jun||Dusseldorf, Germany|
|13 Jun||Koblenz, Germany|
|14 Jun||Heidelberg, Germany|
|15 Jun||Colmar, France|
|16-17 Jun (debarkation/overnight)||Basel-Zurich, Switzerland|
|19 Jun||Arriving (by train) in Como, Italy|
(MS Grace) 7-day itinerary between homeports Basel and Amsterdam. Prices started from ~USD 4300 per person (double occupancy rates).
|Date / Time||Port|
|17 May||Departing from Basel-Zurich, Switzerland|
|18 May||Colmar, France|
|19 May||Stuttgart, Germany|
|20 May||Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany|
|21 May||Cologne, Germany|
|22 May||Dordrecht, Holland|
|23-24 May (overnight)||Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland|
Port Colmar cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Colmar, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|3 April, 2022|
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