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2023 2024

The Petite Saône & The Burgundy Canal (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - PJN_AIPP
# Description



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.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


    • 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


Day 1


Possible transfer(2) 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.

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Day 2


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.

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Day 3


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.

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Day 4


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).

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Day 5


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.

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Day 6


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.

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Day 7


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

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Dates & Prices

Departure 10/05/2023
Arrival 10/11/2023
FROM $ 3,559 PP
Ship : MS Danièle Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/19/2023
Arrival 10/25/2023
FROM $ 3,559 PP
Ship : MS Danièle Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy


  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
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 - welcome cocktail - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Coach transfer from Dijon to Port-sur-Saône(2) - drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions


Several ships available for this cruise

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

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) Transfer on request at an additional charge, contact us.

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

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