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The breathtaking Doubs River Valley - Natural Scenery and Architectural Beauty

7 Days - BCM_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

BESANCON - DELUZ - BAUMES-LES-DAMES - CLERVAL - L'ISLE-SUR-LE-DOUBS - MONTBELIARD

From Besançon to Montbéliard, cruise through lush landscapes and breathtaking sceneries along the valley of the Doubs. Discover authentic cities and sites with a rich heritage and unique traditions such as Montbéliard, the citadel of Besançon, the city of Baume-les-Dames or the Reposoir Chapel. We guarantee a memorable experience on board our cruise.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bicycles available on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Montbéliard and its historic center
    • Baumes-les-Dames & its abbey
    • The Vauban Citadel in Besançon 
  • Walking trails(1): Clerval and the path to the Chapel Altar, Deluz and the Pelouse Sèche (Dry Grassland) walk
  • Tastings of local specialties

Cruise

Day 1

BESANCON

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

BESANCON - DELUZ

Besançon has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2008. Join us on a guided tour of the citadel with a registered guide. You will learn about the history of this exceptional defensive site as well as its role from its construction through to the present day. We'll return on board in Deluz. This afternoon, we'll set off on foot to discover the various walking paths around the town(1). We'll have the opportunity to visit the site of the Pelouse Sèche (or dry grassland) which is part of the Natura 2000 project.

Day 3

DELUZ - BAUMES LES DAMES

We'll spend this morning cruising. This afternoon will be devoted to a guided tour of Baumes les Dames. Here we'll discover the old town including typical buildings full of character, and the fine abbey.

Day 4

BAUMES LES DAMES - CLERVAL

We'll spend this morning cruising. In the afternoon, we'll discover the hiking path to the Altar Chapel(1). Take a stroll through the heart of Clerval and admire the 16th century houses, the towers and arches around the church of this once fortified town.

Day 5

CLERVAL - L'ISLE SUR LE DOUBS

We'll spend this morning cruising. We'll stop in l'Isle-sur-le-Doubs this afternoon, a chance to discover this pretty town at our own pace in its hilly, woodland setting.

Day 6

L'ISLE SUR LE DOUBS - MONTBELIARD

Early this morning, our ship will head towards Montbéliard. We'll arrive in mid-afternoon and set off on foot for a tour through the historic heart of Montbéliard, a former Württemberg principality. Enjoy some free time for independent exploration before we return on board. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 7

MONTBELIARD

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions mentioned in the program - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

5 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Baume les Dames, The Citadel in Besançon, Montbeliard.
Classic

Guided visit of the Besançon Citadel

Transfer by coach to the Besançon Citadel, one of Vauban's great masterpieces (must be booked in advance with your travel agent or tour operator before the cruise). You will learn about the history of this exceptional defensive site in the company of...

Duration 4h00

Guided visit of Baume les Dames

Set off on foot in the company of one of the town's guides. You'll discover the charming local houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, followed by the main religious buildings in the town such as the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (exteriors on...

Duration 2h00

Guided tour through the historic center of Montbeliard

Set off on foot in the company of a tour guide for a tour through the historic center of Montbeliard, a former Württemberg principality. You will travel back in time through four centuries of royal destiny along the town's charming and whimsical stre...

Duration 3h00

Deluz

Discover the foot paths through this village at your own pace. You'll be able to visit the Natura 2000 dry grassland and admire its variety of wild orchids, take in the view from the Château Loriot and discover the charming Montoille Chapel...

Duration 3h00

Clerval (unguided tour)

Discover the walking path of the Reposoir Chapel at your own pace. Visit the heart of Clerval, and stroll through this once-fortified village center and along streets lined with 16th-century houses, towers and arches. Travel along the old Route de B&...

Duration 2h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Jeanine

PREMIUM - 1 Deck

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) Hikes on recognized hiking paths are voluntary and not guided.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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