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The Rhone-Rhine Canal and the Doubs River

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Bike available on board
  • 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
  • Clerval & the path to the Chapel Altar
  • Deluz & the Pelouse Sèche (Dry Grassland) Walk
All This Included
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.
  • 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
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS Deborah
  • 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.
  • 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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