7 day leisurely canal cruise in France’s beautiful countryside – MS Jeanine – Titan River Cruises – 14 May 2017 – departs London Heathrow Airport

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MS Jeanine

Highlights of Burgundy Cruise with Titan River Cruises

 

Departs: London Heathrow Airporton 14 Apr 2017
Days: 7

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Join this lovely new cruise aboard MS Jeanine, along the rivers and canals that flow through the gentle green hills of France’s beautiful countryside and one of the world’s celebrated wine regions. Sailing from Besancon, discover the beautiful ancient villages of Dole and Petit-Ouges, explore the exceptional village of Arc-et-Senans and its Saline Royale and, culminating in Dijon, bring your taste buds to life with the delights of Burgundy’s finest vineyards….

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CRUISE SHIP:MS Jeanine

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Includes

  • INCLUDING…

    • 6 nights cruise on MS Jeanine
    • 17 meals: 6 breakfasts (days 2-7) 5 lunches (days 2-6) 6 dinners (days 1-6)
    • All-inclusive drinks (excluding champagne and selected wines/spirits)
    • Welcome cocktail party
    • Daily evening entertainment

    Included excursions and visits: 4

    • Excursion to Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans
    • Tour in Dole ‘Trail of the Perched Cat’
    • Visit to Saint-Jean-de-Losne
    • Grands Crus wine route excursion

    Plus all these benefits:

    • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
    • Free connecting flights from regional airports
    • Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
    • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
    • Scheduled British Airways direct flights
    • Porterage (one bag per person)
    • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
    • Port taxes
    • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)
  • ITINERY and PORT INFORMATION
  • FOOD and DINING
  • ON BOARD ACCOMMODATION
  • DECK PLANS

Highlights of Burgundy

Highlights of Burgundy

Day 1 London – Lyon

VIP Outbound4Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and an early morning direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Lyon. On arrival, our coach will transfer to the port in Besancon to embark MS Jeanine (4T) with time to settle in before a welcome cocktail party and dinner.

Day 2 Besancon – Ranchot

This morning we take a coach to Arc-et-Senans for a tour of the UNESCO-listed Saline Royale (Royal Saltworks), built between 1775 and 1779 at the wish of King Louis XV. The saltworks, along with an arc of buildings which housed the employees, the stables, blacksmiths and the guards building, were used as intended for over a century. Today it is open for visitors and used as an elegant setting for concerts and a garden festival. Within the exhibitions you can trace the story of the site and the operations involved in salt production. Returning to our vessel, we sail to Ranchot where we dock overnight.

Day 3 Ranchot – Dole

Relax this morning as we sail to Dole. After lunch on board, we join a unique tour to follow the ‘Trail of the Perched Cat’. The trail is named for the famous tales by Marcel Aymé, who spent his childhood in this town, and takes you to the town’s most appealing sites, including the house where Louis Pasteur, the chemist and microbiologist who revolutionised healthcare by developing vaccinations and pasteurised milk, was born.

Day 4 Dole – Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Enjoy another morning of relaxation as we follow the canal routes through towns and farmland to join the Saône. This afternoon we visit the attractive town of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, considered France’s capital of canal barging. Sitting on the juncture of the Saône and the Burgundy Canal, this small French village forged a prestigious past through its historical popularity as a stop for riverboats.

Day 5 Saint-Jean-de-Losne – Petit-Ouges

This morning you have the choice of watching the world go by as we float along the Saône, or enjoying the views of the lush green landscape by bicycle, joining the cycle path that follows the river whenever you wish. Later this afternoon we arrive in Petit-Ouges for time at leisure in this small and peaceful commune. Take this opportunity to explore the rural setting of this 7th century village and the three ancient washhouses.

Day 6 Petit-Ouges – Dijon

The beautiful scenery continues as we sail alongside the numerous vineyards of Dijon. We explore the finest and most prestigious of Burgundy’s vineyards later today, with an excursion along the Grands Crus wine route. Our drive takes in some of the 38 picturesque villages, each with their own unique ‘Climat’ for pinot noir or chardonnay grapes, and includes opportunities to taste their delicious produce. Monks began making wine in Burgundy in AD 640, and has been perfected by vintners over the centuries.

Day 7 Dijon – Lyon – London

VIP InboundAfter breakfast this morning, we disembark and transfer to Lyon Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

Life on Board MS Jeanine

Jeanine’s cheerful and colorful decor extends to the cabins, which have bright cushions, bedspreads and drapes and contemporary prints on the walls. There are 12 air-conditioned cabins (equally sized at 97 ft2 / 9 m2), all on the lower deck and accessible by a flight of stairs, each with a picture windows. As amenities, each cabin has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), flat TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.

The ship’s amenities and facilities include a lounge (with its own bar), a restaurant, sundeck relaxation area (with loungers and parasols, a barbecue area, prow-located Jacuzzi), also complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi Internet usage.

 

Cabin description

  • Lower deck : 12 spacious cabins, all with window

Amenities : each cabin has a window and is equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe and independant air-conditioning.

Characteristics

Entirely renovated in April 2013, the MS Jeanine is one of the most modern barges in operation today.
Number of cabins : 11
Maximum passenger capacity : 22
Number of crew members : 5
Amenities on board : spacious lounge with bar – restaurant – sun deck with loungers and parasols – barbecue deck – Jacuzzi at the prow of the barge – bicycles on board available for use by passengers – wifi on board.

Cabins  Available

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