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2022 2023

The Rhône-Rhine Canal and the Doubs River

7 Days - MBC_AIPP
# Description



From Montbéliard to Besançon, 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


  • 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


  • Visit inland France along historic canals, and travel back through centuries of history
    • Montbéliard and its historic center
    • Baumes-les-Dames & the abbey
    • The Vauban Citadel at Besançon
  • Special tours for hikers:
    • Clerval & the path to the Chapel Altar
    • Deluz & the Pelouse Sèche (Dry Grassland) Walk


Day 1


Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. in Montbeliard. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

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Day 2


Join us on a walking tour through the historic heart of Montbéliard, a former Württemberg principality. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards l'Isle-sur-le-Doubs. Take time to relax and admire the beautiful scenery in the Doubs Valley, or to walk or cycle along the canal paths alongside the boat (2).

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Day 3


The morning will be spent cruising towards Clerval. At any time you are free to bike along the banks of the Doubs River by taking the EuroVelo 6 Cycle Route (2). In the afternoon, we'll discover the hiking path to the Reposoir Chapel (1).

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Day 4


The morning will be spent cruising towards Baumes-Les-Dames that we will reach in the afternoon. You will relax and enjoy a breakfast buffet as we cruise the river for the rest of the morning. During the morning, you are free to bike alongside the boat (2) by riding on the EuroVelo 6 Cycle Route. You can come and go as you please, returning on board at any time. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on board before we arrive in Baumes-les-Dames early in the afternoon. We'll set off for a guided tour of Baumes-les-Dames. Here we'll discover the ancient town center, including typical buildings full of character, and the beautiful abbey. We'll enjoy a tasting of local products before returning on board.

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Day 5


The morning will be spent cruising towards Deluz. In the afternoon, we'll discover the various hiking paths around the town (1). You'll have the opportunity to discover the Pelouse Sèche (dry grassland) site, which is part of the Natura 2000 project.

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Day 6


The morning will be spent cruising toward Besancon. During the morning, you are free to bike alongside the boat (2) by riding on the EuroVelo 6 Cycle Route. Early in the afternoon, we'll reach in Besancon and set out on a guided tour of the Citadel of Besançon. After the visit, enjoy some free time to visit the Citadel's various museums, including the Resistance and Deportation Museum, the Comtois Museum and the Natural History Museum. 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

On request
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  • 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 - drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board - drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private 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.

Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Guided visit of Baume-les-Dames

Set off by coach 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 (ext...

Duration 2h00 Classic
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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...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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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 Classic
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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 Classic
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Guided tour through the historic center of Montbeliard

Set off 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 str...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Several ships available for this cruise

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

For more information on a return cruise in the opposite direction, please see ref. BCM_AIPP(3).

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.

(2) Timetables and embarkation/disembarkation points will be announced on board by the ship's Captain.

(3) Please contact us for more itinerary details. For cruise Ref. BCM_AIPP, itinerary and excursion packages are different.

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

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