Barge Cruise in France - Dijon to Besancon
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Cruise along the Burgundy Canal & from the Rhone to the Rhine

6-Night Cruise from Dijon to Besancon
Dijon to Besancon cruise
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Dijon to Besancon (DBC) - 7 days

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Ship - MS Jeanine
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Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: DIJON (Embarkation Day)

Boarding from 6.00 p.m. in Dijon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Overnight.


Full board on board. Excursion along the Grands Crus wine route. The touristic Grands Crus wine route passes through the finest and most prestigious of the Burgundy vineyards. Back on board and departure of the barge toward Petit-Ouges. As we float by, you will discover the magnificent lush, green landscapes of the Saône Valley. Arrival in Petit-Ouges in the afternoon and discovering of the “circuit of the three wash-houses” (The Circuit of the Three Wash-houses is not a guided tour). Overnight.


Full board on board. The whole day is spent cruising toward Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Take the time sit back and admire the vineyards and scenery that we slowly pass by as we cruise. Late in the afternoon, arrival in Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Overnight.


Full board on board. 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. Back on board. Afternoon spent cruising toward Dole that we reach at the end of the afternoon. Overnight.


Full board on board. Join 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. It also refers to Dole's location, which is perched on a beautiful hillside. Back on board and departure of the barge to Ranchot. You can use the bicycles (available on board) to ride on the bike path that follows our route on the canal. Overnight.


Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. In the afternoon, departure 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. Back on board in Besancon. Gala evening. Overnight.

DAY 7: BESANCON (Disembarkation Day) - transfer to Dijon

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 9.00 a.m. End of our services. Transfer by coach to Dijon ship's port.


  • 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 .

2018 and 2019 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin
From Dijon
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Jun 14, 2018
July 11, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner D1 to breakfast on D7 drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list) double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom the excursions mentioned in the programme welcome cocktail assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess Transfer by coach Besancon/Dijon on D7 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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