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2018
FROM $ 3,024 per person

Cruise along the Burgundy Canal & From the Rhone to the Rhine

7 Days - DBC_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

DIJON - PETIT OUGES - SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE - DOLE - RANCHOT - BESANCON

From Dijon to Besançon, this majestic cruise on the Rhône-Rhine canal will take you through authentic and traditional cities with different stories and hidden gems. You will be able to visit the Saline Royale of Arc-et-Senans,  Dole or the charming city of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, first river port of France home to the Musée de la Batellerie, recounting the history of navigation on inland waterways.

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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
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bicycles available on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • La Saline Royale (Royal Salt works), listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
  • Dole, hilltop city and birthplace of Louis Pasteur
  • Saint-Jean-de-Losne and its monuments telling the story of its prestigious past
  • The charming country village of Petit-Ouges
  • The Grands Crus Wine Route
  • Wine tasting* in Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Cruise

Day 1

DIJON

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

DIJON - PETIT-OUGES

Join us on an excursion along the Grands Crus wine route. The touristic Grands Crus wine route passes through the finest and most prestigious of the Burgundy vineyards. We'll stop along the way for a wine-tasting* session. We'll return onboard and cruise to Petit-Ouges, discovering the magnificent lush, green landscapes of the Saône Valley. Upon arrival in Petit-Ouges, discover the "Path of the Three Wash Houses” (1).

Day 3

PETIT-OUGES - SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE

The whole day will be spent cruising towards Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Take the time to sit back and admire the vineyards and scenery that we'll slowly pass by as we cruise. We'll arrive in Saint-Jean-de-Losne late in the afternoon.

Day 4

SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE - DOLE

Join us on a visit of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, the capital of canal barging in France, which lies at the heart of the French waterways and canal system in southern Burgundy. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Dole.

Day 5

DOLE - RANCHOT

Join us on an original and unique tour, following the "trail of the Chat Perché”. This trail refers to the famous tales of a Perched Cat, written be Marcel Aymé who lived in Dole as a child. It also refers to Dole's location, which is perched on a beautiful hillside. We'll return onboard and cruise towards Ranchot. You can use the bicycles (available on board) to ride on the bike path that follows our route on the canal.

Day 6

RANCHOT - BESANCON

The morning will be spent cruising. In the afternoon, we'll set out by coach to Arc-et-Senans for a tour of the Saline Royale. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this royal factory, built between 1775 and 1779 in the shape of a semi-circle, was where salt workers traditionally lived and worked. Tonight is our gala evening.

Day 7

BESANCON - Dijon

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

Dates & Prices

Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

* Price based on double occupancy

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Sales

  • 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 - drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship - drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - Transfer by coach Besancon/Dijon - the excursions mentioned in the programme - welcome cocktail - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package La Saline Royale (The Royal Saltworks) The Grands Crus wine route, Dole, St Jean de Losne
Classic

Burgundy: the Grands Crus Wine Route

In the afternoon, set off on the Grands Crus Wine Route, including Gevrey-Chambertin and the Clos de Vougeot, with a visit of the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot. As early as the 12th century, monks from the Citeaux abbey built winegrowing outbuildings in...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Saint-Jean-de-Losne is a small town with many monuments bearing testimony to a rich and prestigious past. Today it is the capital of barging in France, lying at the heart of the French waterways and canal system in southern Burgundy. With the help of...

Duration 2h30

Guided tour of Dole

Discover Dole, the birthplace of Louis Pasteur, in the company of your guide as you follow the "trail of the Perched Cat”. This is a reference to the author Marcel Aymé, creator of the famous Contes du Chat Perché, who spent his childhood years...

Duration 2h00

Audioguided visit of the Royal Saltworks

Transfer by coach to Arc-et-Senans. With an audioguide you will discover La Saline-Royale (or Royal Saltworks) which was built between 1775 and 1779 by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux at the wishes of King Louis XV. Today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Duration 4h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Jeanine

1 Deck

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) The Circuit of the Three Wash-houses is not a guided tour. Please contact us for more itinerary details. For cruise Ref. BDJ, itinerary and excursion packages are different.

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

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