Barge Cruise in France - Dijon to Besancon
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Burgundy canal cruise and the Rhone Rhine Canal

6-Night Cruise from Dijon to Besancon (or reverse)

Dijon to Besancon cruise
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Dijon to Besancon (DBC) - 7 days

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Besancon to Dijon (BDJ) - 7 days

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Ship - MS Jeanine
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Detailed Itinerary: Dijon to Besancon

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DAY 1: DIJON (Embarkation Day)

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: DIJON - PETIT-OUGES

Join us on 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. We'll stop along the way for a wine-tasting* session. We'll return onboard and cruise to Petit-Ouges, discovering the magnificent lush, green landscapes of the Saône Valley. Upon arrival in Petit-Ouges, discover the "Path of the Three Wash Houses” (Note: The Circuit of the Three Wash-houses is not a guided tour.)

DAY 3: PETIT-OUGES - SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE

The whole day will be spent cruising towards Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Take the time to sit back and admire the vineyards and scenery that we'll slowly pass by as we cruise. We'll arrive in Saint-Jean-de-Losne late in the afternoon.

DAY 4: SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE - DOLE

Join us on a visit of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, the capital of canal barging in France, which lies at the heart of the French waterways and canal system in southern Burgundy. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Dole.

DAY 5: DOLE - RANCHOT

Join us on an original and unique tour , following the "trail of the Chat Perché”. This trail refers to the famous tales of a Perched Cat, written be Marcel Aymé who lived in Dole as a child. It also refers to Dole's location, which is perched on a beautiful hillside. We'll return onboard and cruise towards Ranchot. You can use the bicycles (available on board) to ride on the bike path that follows our route on the canal.

DAY 6: RANCHOT - BESANCON

The morning will be spent cruising. In the afternoon, we'll set out by coach to Arc-et-Senans for a tour of the Saline Royale. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this royal factory, built between 1775 and 1779 in the shape of a semi-circle, was where salt workers traditionally lived and worked. Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 7: BESANCON (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Besancon to Dijon (BDJ)

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Day 1: BESANCON (Embarkation)

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 ” (Note: The Circuit of the Three Washhouses is not a guided tour.)

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 (Disembarkation)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. End of our services.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • The itinerary is subject to mooring availability at locks or ports, and may be modified as necessary.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .

     

  • Departure Dates

    Start City

    Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin
    From Dijon (DBC)
    Cruise Embarkation Day
    Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
    Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger
    Apr 15, 2021
    $3,246
    $4,597
    Apr 29, 2021
    $3,246
    $4,597
    May 13, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    May 27, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Jun 10, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Sep 2, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Apr 14, 2022
    $3,402
    $4,723
    Jul 21, 2022
    $3,435
    $4,756
    From Bessancon (BDJ)
    Cruise Embarkation Day
    Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
    Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger
    Apr 8, 2021
    $3,426
    $4,597
    Apr 22, 2021
    $3,426
    $4,597
    May 6, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    May 20, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Jun 3, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Jun 17, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Jul 1, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Aug 26, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Oct 7, 2021
    $3,282
    $4,633
    Apr 7, 2022
    $3,402
    $4,723
    Jun 30, 2022
    $3,435
    $4,756
    Jul 28,2022
    $3,435
    $4,756
    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom the excursions mentioned in the programme welcome cocktail - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess the gala dinner and evening all port fees.

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers cancellation and baggage insurance gratuities personal expenses.

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