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Get Away From it all on an Emotional Journey from Saône-et-Loire to the Côte d'Or

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Transfer by coach from Dijon to Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune. Boarding at 6.00 p.m. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Overnight.

Departure by coach toward Nolay, where we will find our trailhead to hike to the Cirque du Bout du Monde, a Natura 2000 natural site. You'll see for yourself 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. Continuation by coach toward Mont de Sène, an ancient Celtic religious site which overlooks the Santenay vineyards from a height of over 1,700 feet high. Back on board in Santenay. In the afternoon, walk to the center of Santenay, a charming little wineproducing village with a priceless historical heritage and wine tasting session at one of the 38 wine producers in the village. The end of the afternoon is spent cruising toward Chagny. Overnight.

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising toward Chalon-sur-Saone. You have the possibility to bike along the banks of the Doubs River by taking the Green Way bike path (1). In the afternoon, walking tour of Chalon-sur-Saône, birthplace of Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, who, in 1824, was one of the inventors of photography.Back on board. Overnight.

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising toward Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Bicycles are available on board if you would like to ride along the canal's banks (1). In the afternoon, guided tour of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, which will end with a tasting of local specialties from Burgundy. Back on board. Overnight.

Full board on board. The whole day is spent cruising toward Petit-Ouges. Bicycles are available on board at any time if you'd like to take a bike ride along the canal's banks (1). Arrival in Petit-Ouges late in the afternoon. Overnight.

Morning spent cruising toward Dijon. In the afternoon, excursion along the Burgundy Grands Crus Wine Route. The touristic Grands Crus wine route passes through villages and the finest and most prestigious of the Burgundy vineyards. Gala dinner on board. Overnight.

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9.00 a.m. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • The Cirque du Bout du Monde and the Mont de Sène, remarkable natural sites
  • Wine tasting at Santenay
  • Chalon-sur-Saône, town of art and history and birthplace of photography
  • Saint-Jean-de-Losne, top European marina
  • The Grands Crus Wine Route 
All This Included
On this cruise you will be taken on a magnificent journey through the Saône-et-Loire and La Côte d'Or regions of France. We will cruise gently past the banks of the Saône River, the “sacred water” with its preserved nature, and discover all the attractions of the Canal du Centre, “the canal of the two seas”, linking the Saône River to the Loire River. Then, we will pass through hills and lush, green pastures, invigorating forests and countryside, discovering the Burgundy Canal and its wonderful, rural landscapes. At the crossroads of the most renowned wine appellations, we will cruise alongside the great vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune. This itinerary was created to discover all the famous destinations and each unique and authentic town, so prepare to be captivated by its many facets.
  • Your cruise with all meals  
  • Drinks including 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)
  • Doubleoccupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • The gala dinner and evening
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Jeanine
  • 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.
  • This is a sample itinerary only and is subject to change due to availability of stops or passage through locks.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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