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Burgundy Barge Cruise and the Rhone Rhine Canal

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 DIJON - BESANCON
Transfer by coach from Dijon to Besançon. 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.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Bicycles available on board
  • 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
All This Included
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.
  • 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
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Jeanine 
Notes
  • 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. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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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