This is a new and exclusive cruise offering a wide and varied selection of attractions. Wonderful towns, not-to-be-missed sites and pastoral villages are key to this itinerary. French canals are distinctive in that they respond to the needs of every type of traveler. Through this trip, you will discovery one of the loveliest regions of France. With the Burgundy Canal, Burgundy's historic capital of Dijon, and the charming and winding Vosges River, La Petite Saône, this is one itinerary that should be in added to everyone's calendar.
DAY 1: DIJON
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. in Dijon. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.
DAY 2: DIJON - LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE
Join us for a guided tour of Dijon. We’ll discover the former capital of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy, the Palace of the Dukes, and the Estates of Burgundy in the Parliament district, passing by the Notre Dame church and meandering through the medieval streets. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Longecourt-en-Plaine. You can use the bicycles available on board (1) to ride alongside the boat on the canal's bicycle path. We’ll arrive in Longecourt-en-Plaine in the evening.
DAY 3: LONGECOURT EN PLAINE - AUXONNE
Join us on an excursion along the Grands Crus wine route. The touristic Grands Crus wine route passes through villages and the finest and most prestigious of the Burgundy vineyards. We’ll stop along the way for a wine-tasting session. We’ll return on board and start sailing towards Auxonne. You will also have the opportunity to bike along the banks of the Doubs River by following the Green Way (1). We’ll arrive in Auxonne in the evening.
DAY 4: AUXONNE - GRAY
We’ll spend the whole day cruising towards Gray. You can spend some time walking or biking along the canal's banks. We’ll arrive in Gray at the end of the afternoon.
DAY 5: GRAY - RAY-SUR-SAÔNE
Join us on a guided tour of Gray. We’ll discover the wonderful treasures of the town as we meander through its streets. We’ll return on board and start cruising towards Ray-sur-Saône. You can use one of the onboard bicycles and enjoy a ride along the Green Way (1). Feel free to bike alongside the boat and come and go as you please, returning on board at any time. We’ll arrive in Ray-sur-Saône early in the evening.
DAY 6: RAY-SUR-SAÔNE- PORT SUR SAÔNE
Join us on a visit to the medieval castle in Champlitte which has been a listed historical monument since 1909 and hosts the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. We’ll start sailing towards Port-sur-Saône. From the boat, you can admire the lush, green landscapes as well as the impressive castle of Ray-sur-Saone as we cruise by. Tonight is our gala evening.
DAY 7: PORT SUR SAONE - Dijon
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before we disembark at 9.00 a.m. Transfer to Dijon by coach, arriving late in the morning. End of our services.