The Petite Saône & The Burgundy Canal

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Dijon - PORT-SUR-SAÔNE - SAVOYEUX - GRAY - SAVOYEUX - LONGECOURT EN PLAINE - DIJON

This is a new and exclusive cruise offering a wide and varied selection of attractions. French canals are distinctive in that they respond to the needs of every type of traveler. Wonderful towns, not-to-be-missed sites and pastoral villages are key to this itinerary. Through this trip, you will discovery one of the loveliest regions of France. With the Burgundy Canal, Burgundy's historic capital of Dijon, the charming and winding Vosges River, and La Petite Saône, this is one itinerary that should be in added to everyone's calendar.

DAY 1: Dijon - PORT SUR SAONE

Transfer by coach from Dijon to Port-Sur-Saône. Boarding from 6.00 p.m. in Port-sur-Saône. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Overnight.

DAY 2: PORT-SUR-SAONE - SAVOYEUX

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising toward Savoyeux. This is the perfect moment to relax and enjoy the hillside scenery and rolling meadows during our cruise. We will also pass through several locks, including those at Rigny and Savoyeux. In the afternoon, visit to the medieval castle at Champlitte, which hosts the museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. Back on board. Overnight.

DAY 3: SAVOYEUX - GRAY

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising toward Gray. Take time to admire the spectacular scenery that we slowly pass by as we cruise. In the afternoon, guided tour of Gray, discovering the wonderful treasures of the town as you meander through its streets. The tour will end by tasting some of the local specialties. Overnight.

DAY 4: GRAY - AUXONNE

Full board on board. The whole day is spent cruising toward Auxonne, arriving near the end of the afternoon. You can relax on the sun deck and admire the beautiful scenery. Bicycles are available on board at any time if you would like to take a bike ride along the canal's banks (1). Overnight in Auxonne.

DAY 5: AUXONNE - LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. You can admire the magnificent lush, green landscapes all along the river on our journey. In the afternoon, 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. Back on board in Longecourt-en-Plaine. Overnight.

DAY 6: LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE - DIJON

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising Dijon for the rest of the morning. In the afternoon,  guided tour of Dijon. You will discover the former capital of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and its wonderfully rich heritage. Gala evening on board. Overnight.

DAY 7: DIJON

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9.00 a.m. End of our services.
 

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. The itinerary is subject to mooring availability at locks or ports, and may be modified as necessary. (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. DPS, itinerary and excursion packages are different. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Transfer by coach from Dijon to Port-Sur-Saône D1 included

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

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