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The Burgundy & Petite Saône Canal

DIJON - LONGECOURT EN PLAINE - AUXONNE - GRAY - RAY-SUR-SAÔNE - PORT-SUR-SAÔNE

From Dijon to Port-sur-Saône, cruise on the majestic Burgundy canal where charming cities and stories await you. Go back in time through our guided tours and discover Dijon, former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, or the unparalleled elegance of the Château de Champlitte. Take a breath of fresh air and immerse yourself in arts, traditions and architectural gems through this journey across Burgundy all the way to the Haute-Saône.

Trip code : DPS_AIPP

Duration : 7 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2021

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
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Bicycles available on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Gray and its hidden treasures
    • The medieval Château at Champlitte, Museum of Popular Art and Traditions
    • The Burgundy Grands Crus wine route

DAY 1

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

Join us for a guided tour of Dijon. We'll discover the former capital of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy, the Palace of the Dukes, and the Estates of Burgundy in the Parliament district, passing by the Notre Dame church and meandering through the medieval streets. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Longecourt-en-Plaine. You can use the bicycles available on board (1) to ride alongside the boat on the canal's bicycle path. We'll arrive in Longecourt-en-Plaine in the evening.

Join us on an excursion along the Grands Crus wine route. The touristic Grands Crus wine route passes through villages and the finest and most prestigious of the Burgundy vineyards. We'll stop along the way for a wine-tasting* session. We'll return on board and start sailing towards Auxonne. You will also have the opportunity to bike along the banks of the Doubs River by following the Green Way (1). We'll arrive in Auxonne in the evening.

We'll spend the whole day cruising towards Gray. You can spend some time walking or biking along the canal's banks. We'll arrive in Gray at the end of the afternoon.

Join us on a guided tour of Gray. We'll discover the wonderful treasures of the town as we meander through its streets. We'll return on board and start cruising towards Ray-sur-Saône. You can use one of the onboard bicycles and enjoy a ride along the Green Way (1). Feel free to bike alongside the boat and come and go as you please, returning on board at any time. We'll arrive in Ray-sur-Saône early in the evening.

Join us on a visit to the medieval castle in Champlitte which has been a listed historical monument since 1909 and hosts the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. We'll start sailing towards Port-sur-Saône. From the boat, you can admire the lush, green landscapes as well as the impressive castle of Ray-sur-Saone as we cruise by. Tonight is our gala evening.

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before we disembark at 9.00 a.m. Transfer to Dijon by coach, arriving late in the morning. End of our services.

FAQ & Travel Blog

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 - transfer by coach from Port-sur-Saône to Dijon - 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 from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.