Day 1 - Paris/Dijon
Day 2 – Dijon/Petit-Ouges 
Day 3 - Petit-Ouges /Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Day 4 - Saint-Jean-de-Losne /Dole
Day 5 – Dole/Ranchot
Day 6 - Ranchot/Besançon
Day 7 – Besançon/Paris

Spendology - Widgets

Péniche Bourgogne

From Dijon to Besançon, this majestic cruise between Burgundy and the Doubs valley will take you through authentic and traditional cities with different stories and hidden gems

Drift lazily through landscapes of infinite charm steeped in history in a relaxed and soothing atmosphere. Each day heralds a new journey through beautiful scenery sprinkled with chateaux, cathedrals, towns and sleepy villages. The Petite-Saône river and Canal du Rhone au Rhin take you through the heart of French cuisine and culture and Burgundy’s wine-producing estates, famous since the time of Philip the Bold. Magnificent Dijon, famous for its mustard and architectural grandeur was the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy who built one of the most powerful states in Europe in the 13th century. The city is a great display of gothic, medieval and renaissance with its many ancient houses, ‘bourgeois’ homes and parliamentary buildings.

Key Features

Exclusive Small Ship Cruise
Free Cabin Selection
Excursions Included
Drinks Included
UK Tour Manager

Day 1 Eurostar/TGV from London to Dijon via Paris. Embark your vessel for a six-night cruise. Welcome cocktail before dinner. (D)

Day 2 Excursion along the Grands Crus wine route passing through the finest and most prestigious of the Burgundy vineyards. Enjoy a wine tasting. Return on board and cruise to Petit-Ouges, a charming country village, discovering the magnificent lush, green landscapes of the Saône Valley. Upon arrival in Petit-Ouges, you can explore the "Path of the Three Wash Houses”, a 4km stroll in the heart of the village, and discover three wash houses and a charming village dated back to the 7th century. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Enjoy cruising towards Saint-Jean-de-Losne passing picturesque vineyards and enchanting countryside. Perhaps relax on the sundeck admiring the scenery. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Visit Saint-Jean-de-Losne with its prestigious past and capital of canal barging in France, which lies at the heart of the French waterways and canal system in southern Burgundy. Cruise towards Dole, a hilltop city and birthplace of Louis Pasteur. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Enjoy an original and unique excursion, following the "trail of the Chat Perché”, referring to the famous tales written be Marcel Aymé who lived in Dole as a child. Cruise towards Ranchot. Perhaps enjoy a bicycle ride along the banks.  (B, L, D)

Day 6 Morning cruise towards Besançon. In the afternoon, travel by road to Arc-et-Senans for a tour of the Saline Royale, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening gala dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Disembark and travel by TGV/Eurostar via Paris to London. (B)

  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


25 May 2023 will cruise on the Péniche Danièle & 6 July 2023 will cruise on Péniche Jeanine.


per person in a twin Lower Deck cabin
Eurostar from London St. Pancras
May Péniche Danièle / July Péniche Jeanine

Date Price
May 25 £2495
July 6 £2495


Date Price
September 17 £2395

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £995

 Rail Options

Eurostar Standard Premier Class £225

Price Includes
Rail travel, all port charges, 6-night cruise, breakfast daily, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated rail fares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.


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