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Meandering Along the Burgundy, Saone and Center Canal

Dijon to Saint-Léger-sur-Dheun - Example 7 Day Cruise aboard Danièle
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MS Daniele takes you on a journey from Dijon to St.-Léger-sur-Dheune through the Burgundy canal, passing past some of the region's most picturesque cities. The Musée de la Batellerie in Saint-Jean-de-Losne describes the story of the Batellerie, while Santenay offers samples of regional products and wines. Avoid skipping out on Chalon-sur-Saône, a lovely city steeped in cultural history, and hike up to the Cirque du Bout du Monde for breathtaking views. Benefit from this tranquil cruise that is also packed with cultural and culinary attractions.
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Highlights
  • Admire the beautiful scenery of Burgundy
  • Explore the historic monuments at Saint-Jean-de-Losne
  • Enjoy the hillside scenery and rolling meadows along Chagny.
  • Discover the historical and natural heritage of Santenay
Places Visited
  • Europe
  • France
  • Saone River
  • Chagny
  • Chalon Sur Saone
  • Dijon
  • European Union
  • Longecourt-En-Plaine
  • Saint Jean de Losne
  • Saint Leger Sur Dheune
  • Santenay
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Dijon | Embark

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.

Day 2: Longecourt-En-Plaine

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent cruising. Take advantage of this first day cruising to relax and admire the beautiful Burgundy scenery, or to walk or bike alongside the boat on the canal's bicycle path (1). In the afternoon, 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 return on board in Longecourt-en-Plaine.

Day 3: Saint-Jean-de-Losne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent cruising. As we travel, you are free to bike along the Doubs River at any time by taking the Green Way bike path (1). In the afternoon, join us on a tour of Saint-Jean-de-Losne. We'll explore monuments that tell the story of the city's prestigious past, such as the monument commemorating the Siege of 1636, and the Hôtel-Dieu, which was a charitable hospital founded in 1658 and is surrounded by intricately wrought iron railings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Day 4: Chalon-sur-Saone

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent cruising towards Chalon-sur-Saone. As we cruise, you'll admire the Saône River's hilly banks and typical local houses perched on its hillsides. Feel free to ride alongside the boat taking the Green Way bike path (1). In the afternoon, join us on a tour of Chalon-sur-Saône, the birthplace of Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, one of the inventors of photography.

Day 5: Chagny

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent cruising towards Chagny. This is the perfect moment to relax and enjoy the hillside scenery and rolling meadows along our route. We'll set out for a hike to the Cirque du Bout du Monde. We'll discover the imposing chalk cliffs carved out by the Cozanne River which created a blind valley, where a waterfall over 80 feet high adds a touch of wonder.

Day 6: Santenay | Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We'll set off towards Santenay, a wine village with a priceless historical and natural heritage, which we will reach during the morning. We'll set off from the ship and walk to the center of Santenay, a charming little wine-producing village. Join us for a wine tasting* session at one of the 38 wine producers' in the village. In the afternoon, we'll cruise towards Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune. Relax and admire the passing lush landscapes. Late in the afternoon, we'll arrive in St. Leger-sur-Dheune. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 7: Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Transfer by coach to Dijon, arriving late in the morning. End of our services.

Ship/Hotel

MS Danièle

Danièle on the Canal de Garonne
Dining Room on the Danièle
Lounge on the Danièle

Dates & Prices

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$3,745
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Upper Deck
1 cabin for passengers with reduced mobility. All cabins have a view and include a private bath with shower, TV, radio, cabin-to-cabin telephone, safe, and reversible air conditioning.
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Main Deck
10 spacious cabins with windows equipped with private bath with shower, TV, radio, cabin-to-cabin telephone, safe, and reversible air conditioning.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
  • Assistance from onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Gala dinner
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfer by coach from Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dijon

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