Meandering Along the Burgundy, Saône and Centre Canal

DSL_AIPP - 7 days from $3,024

Tabs

Description
DIJON - LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE - SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE - CHALON-SUR-SAONE - CHAGNY - SANTENAY - SAINT-LEGER-SUR-DHEUNE

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

This morning will be spent cruising. Take advantage of this first day cruising to relax and admire the beautiful Burgundy scenery, or to walk or bike alongside the boat on the canal's bicycle path (1). In the afternoon, 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 return on board in Longecourt-en-Plaine.

DAY 3: LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE - SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE

This morning will be spent cruising. As we travel, you are free to bike along the Doubs River at any time by taking the Green Way bike path (1). In the afternoon, join us on a tour of Saint-Jean-de-Losne. We’ll explore monuments that tell the story of the city's prestigious past, such as the monument commemorating the Siege of 1636, and the Hôtel-Dieu, which was a charitable hospital founded in 1658 and is surrounded by intricately wrought iron railings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

DAY 4: SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE - CHALON-SUR-SAONE

This morning will be spent cruising towards Chalon-sur-Saone. As we cruise, you'll admire the Saône River's hilly banks and typical local houses perched on its hillsides. Feel free to ride alongside the boat taking the Green Way bike path (1). In the afternoon, join us on a tour of Chalon-sur-Saône, birthplace of Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, one of the inventors of photography.

DAY 5: CHALON-SUR-SAONE - CHAGNY

This morning will be spent cruising towards Chagny. This is the perfect moment to relax and enjoy the hillside scenery and rolling meadows along our route. We’ll set out for a hike to the Cirque du Bout du Monde. We’ll discover the imposing chalk cliffs carved out by the Cozanne River which created a blind valley, where a waterfall over 80 feet high adds a touch of wonder.

DAY 6: CHAGNY - SANTENAY - SAINT-LEGER-SUR-DHEUNE

We’ll set off towards Santenay, a wine village with a priceless historical and natural heritage, which we will reach during the morning. We’ll set off from the ship and walk to the center of Santenay, a charming little wine-producing village. Join us for a wine tasting session at one of the 38 wine producers’ in the village. In the afternoon, we’ll cruise towards Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune. Relax and admire the passing lush landscapes. Late in the afternoon, we’ll arrive in St. Leger-sur-Dheune. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

DAY 7: SAINT-LEGER-SUR-DHEUNE - Dijon

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Transfer by coach to Dijon, arriving late in the morning. End of our services.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Timetables and embarkation/disembarkation points will be announced on board by the ship's Captain. (2) Please contact us for more itinerary details. For cruise Ref. SLD_AIPP, itinerary and excursion packages are different. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

 

Transport

Transfer by coach from Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dijon (D7)

For more information about flights and transfers, please contact our call center by clicking on « Request a quote » and filling out the form, or by calling 1-800-768-7232

More info

For more information on a return cruise in the opposite direction, please see ref. SLD_AIPP (2).