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2018 2019

Burgundy barge cruise and the Rhone Rhine Canal

7 Days - BDJ_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

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

From Besançon to Dijon, 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.

Croisi +
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
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • 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 Burgundy Grands Crus Wine Route
  • Tastings* of local wine and delicacies

Cruise

Day 1

BESANCON

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

BESANCON - RANCHOT

We'll depart by coach to Arc-et-Senans for the tour of the Saline-Royale. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this royal factory was built between 1775 and 1779 at the wish of King Louis XV. We'll return on board after our tour and cruise towards Ranchot.

Day 3

RANCHOT - DOLE

This morning will be spent cruising towards Dole. In the afternoon, join us for an original and unique tour, following the "trail of the Perched Cat”. This trail refers the famous tales of a Perched Cat, written be Marcel Aymé who lived in Dole as a child.

Day 4

DOLE - SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE

We'll spend this morning cruising towards Saint-Jean-de-Losne. In the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the city and the Battellerie Museum which recounts the history of navigation, followed by a tasting* of local products.

Day 5

SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE - PETIT-OUGES

We'll spend the whole day cruising towards Petit-Ouges, reaching it in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Petit-Ouges, enjoy time at leisure to discover the "circuit of the three washhouses”(1).

Day 6

PETIT-OUGES - DIJON

This morning will be spent cruising towards Dijon. In the afternoon, join us for 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. Tonight's 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

START IN 2019
Departure 11/04/2019
Arrival 17/04/2019
Ship : Ms Déborah Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/07/2019
Arrival 10/07/2019
Ship : MS Jeanine Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/08/2019
Arrival 07/08/2019
Ship : MS Jeanine Ship category : PREMIUM
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* 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 - excursions mentioned in the program - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

Petit-Ouges

At the end of the afternoon, we'll arrive in Petit-Ouges where you can take the time to visit this tiny village at your own pace. Discover the surprising mini-museum dedicated to locks and its collection of photos, post cards and objects related...

Duration 2h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Ms Déborah

PREMIUM - 2 Decks

MS Jeanine

PREMIUM - 1 Deck
Additional information

For more information on a return cruise in the opposite direction, please see ref. DBC_AIPP(2).

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) The Circuit of the Three Washhouses is not a guided tour.

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

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

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