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Meandering Along the Burgundy, Saône and Centre Canal

7 Days - DSL_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

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

From Dijon to Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune, join us for a unique journey along the Burgundy canal to discover cities with unconditional charm. Visit Saint-Jean-de-Losne and its Musée de la Batellerie, recounting the history of navigation, and taste* regional products and wines in Santenay. Do not miss out on Chalon-sur-Saône, beautiful city of art and history, and hike to the Cirque du Bout du Monde for some gorgeous panoramas: take advantage of this relaxing yet cultural and gourmet cruise that will not fail to surprise you!

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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

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The Grands Crus Wine Route
    • Saint-Jean-de-Losne, a historic European river port
    • Chalon-sur-Saone, a city of full of art and history and the birthplace of photography
    • Wine tasting* at Santenay
    • The Cirque du Bout du Monde and the Mont de Sene, remarkable natural sites

Cruise

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.

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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 - les boissons incluses à bord (hors cartes spéciales) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - transfer by coach from Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dijon - the excursions mentioned in the program - welcome cocktail - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

les boissons figurant sur les cartes spéciales, les boissons prises lors des excursions ou des transferts - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

5 Shore excursions
Included in tour package The Grands Crus Wine Route in Burgundy Saint-Jean-de-Losne Chalon- sur-Saône Wine tasting in Santenay Hiking to the Cirque du Bout du Monde near Beaune and the Mont de Sène
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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 visit of Chalon-sur-Saône

Set off on a discovery tour of Chalon sur Saône and its old town. Chalon came into being as the main port to the Eduens people during the Gaulish period and saw its glory days at the beginning of the Middle Ages as the Merovingian capital of Bu...

Duration 3h30

Walk to the Cirque du Bout du Monde and the Mont de Sène

Departure by coach from St-Léger-sur-Dheune. We'll set off on foot from Nolay for a walk to the Cirque du Bout du Monde, part of Natura 2000 sites - a European network of nature protection areas. There, you will admire the imposing chalk cliffs carve...

Duration 3h30

Wine tasting in Santenay

Set off from the ship in the company of your purser for the center of Santenay, a charming little wine-producing town with a priceless historic heritage where a local wine producer will greet you. You will learn more about the wine making process and...

Duration 2h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Jeanine

1 Deck

Ms Déborah

2 Decks

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.

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