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2018 2019
FROM $ 2,268 per person

The Petite Saône & The Burgundy Canal

7 Days - PJN_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

Dijon - PORT-SUR-SAÔNE - RAY-SUR-SAÔNE - GRAY - AUXONNE - LONGECOURT-EN-PLAINE - DIJON

From Port-sur-Saône to Dijon, cruise on the majestic Burgundy canal where charming cities and stories await you. Go back in time through our guided tours and discover Dijon, former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, or the unparalleled elegance of the Château de Champlitte. Take a breath of fresh air and immerse yourself in arts, traditions and architectural gems through this journey across the Haute-Saône all the way to Burgundy.

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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
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Discover:
    • The medieval Château at Champlitte, Museum of Popular Art and Traditions
    • Gray and its hidden treasures
    • The Burgundy Grands Crus Wine Route
    • Dijon, former capital of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy

Cruise

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

Dates & Prices

Departure city
START IN 2018
Departure 08/02/2018
Arrival 08/08/2018
FROM $ 3,024 per person
Ship : MS Jeanine Anchors : 5
Departure 08/16/2018
Arrival 08/22/2018
FROM $ 2,268 per person
Ship : MS Jeanine Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

* Price based on double occupancy

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 - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - the excursions mentioned in the program - coach transfer from Dijon to Port-sur-Saône - 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 special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package The Champlitte castle Gray The Grand Crus Wine Route in Burgundy Dijon
Classic

Guided visit of the Champlitte castle

Set off by coach to the medieval castle at Champlitte, which has been a listed historical monument since 1909. The castle was first a stronghold and then a home, and was a seat of power located at the boundary of both the Duchy and the County of Burg...

Duration 4h30

Guided tour of Gray

Discover the delightful town of Gray on our guided tour. The town became wealthy thanks to a wide range of industries and businesses, making Gray one of the main three strongholds in Franche-Comté. You'll have some time to admire the charming, tradit...

Duration 2h00

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 Dijon

Guided tour of Dijon, the historic capital of Burgundy. The historic center is packed with many ancient houses, including some beautifully decorated townhouses (built by wealthy medieval burghers) and Parliamentary buildings, and occupies several hec...

Duration 2h00

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) 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.

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