The Petite Saône & The Burgundy Canal

PJN_AIPP - 7 days from $3,024

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Description
Dijon - PORT-SUR-SAÔNE - RAY-SUR-SAÔNE - GRAY - AUXONNE - 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. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

DAY 2: PORT-SUR-SAONE - RAY-SUR-SAÔNE

This morning will be spent cruising towards Ray-sur-Saône. This is the perfect moment to relax and enjoy the hillside scenery and rolling meadows during our cruise In the afternoon, join us on an visit to the medieval castle at Champlitte which hosts the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.

DAY 3: RAY-SUR-SAÔNE- GRAY

This morning will be spent cruising towards Gray. Take time to admire the spectacular scenery that we slowly pass by as we cruise. In the afternoon, join us on a guided tour of Gray. You’ll discover the wonderful treasures of the town as you meander through its streets. The tour will end with a tasting of some of the local specialties.

DAY 4: GRAY - AUXONNE

The whole day will be spent cruising towards 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).

DAY 5: AUXONNE - LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE

This morning will be spent cruising. Admire the magnificent lush, green landscapes all along the river on our journey. 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 stop along the way for a wine-tasting session. We’ll return on board in Longecourt-en-Plaine.

DAY 6: LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE - DIJON

This morning will be spent cruising towards Dijon. In the afternoon, join us on a guided tour of Dijon. You will discover the former capital of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and its wonderfully rich heritage. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

DAY 7: DIJON

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking 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. (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_AIPP, itinerary and excursion packages are different. Alcohol can be harmful to 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

More info

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