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THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

Besançon • Deluz • Baumes-les-Dames • Clerval
Altar Chapel • L’Ilse-sur-le-Doubs • Montbéliard

Join the Friends of Serious Traveler for
7 days on the Deluxe French Barge, MS Jeanine
Cruise Through the Breathtaking Doubs River Valley

October 13 - 19, 2017
$2,350 per person (sharing) beginning in Besançon
and ending in Montbéliard
Single Supplement $1280

Dear World Traveler,

Our tours are all about opening new vistas and international experiences in wonderful company. For 2017 we have the opportunity for a deluxe barge for up to ten fortunate passengers. We have five cabins for October 13-19 and the itinerary includes the Burgundy area of eastern France.

This cruise will guarantee a whole new change of scenery along the Doubs River in completely natural and untouched surroundings. Franche-Comté’s history has shaped the architectural landscape, leaving behind many amazing physical reminders over the years. A journey from Besançon to Montbéliard, our tour will take you from town to village as you discover the Doubs River Valley and its inhabitants. However, the Franche-Comté region is also known for its rich diversity of landscapes, from mountains and forests, to rapids and rivers. Here, you will relax in the great outdoors, walking and rambling through the countryside.

I have made the required deposit to secure the five cabins. The price is excellent, and for our dear travelers it is below the price for the general public. You’ll be happy it even includes all shore excursions.

We hope you’ll be a part of this grand and memorable cruise.

Gwen Erwood
President, Travel Concepts International


Discovery Highlights

  • Luxuriate for 6 nights, 7 days aboard our deluxe French barge, the MS Jeanine
  • Dine elegantly with all meals included while on board
  • Be guided through the UNESCO site of the Besançon Citadel
  • Take the opportunity to ride bicycles (available on board) along the exciting EuroVelo 6 Cycle Route
  • Visit Saint Germain’s fifth century Abbey
  • Have the chance to hike the path to Altar Chapel in Clerval
  • Leisurely enjoy the woodland setting of L’Ilse-sur-le-Doubs
  • Stroll through Montbéliard to see her medieval sites and oldest Lutheran church in France

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Day by Day Itinerary

October 13 BESANÇON
Friday

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

Aboard MS Jeanine

October 14 BESANÇON - DELUZ
Saturday

Full board on board. Today enjoy a guided visit of the Besançon citadel, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2008. Besançon is a beautiful city sitting in a crook of the River Doubs. The barge passes through the old town. Transfer by coach and walk to the citadel, one of Vauban’s great masterpieces. See the cathedral with its amazing astronomical clock and the old town cemetery. The citadel was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. It sits high above both the town and river with a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. The citadel is also home to the city zoo and several interesting museums.

Back on board in Deluz. Free time in Deluz. Overnight.

Aboard MS Jeanine

October 15 DELUZ - BAUMES-LES-DAMES
Sunday

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. Take the time to use the bicycles available on board to go for a cycle ride along the EuroVelo 6 Cycle Route. Arrive in Baumes-les-Dames.

We have a guided visit of the city, starting in the town center with its historic buildings, which are characteristic of the Franche Comté region. See the Abbey, founded in the fifth century by Saint Germain. This was the site of a miracle in the 13th century where St. Odile was cured of her childhood blindness upon her baptism. We will try some seasonal produce, featuring charcuterie and cheeses before returning to the barge. Overnight.

Aboard MS Jeanine

October 16 BAUMES-LES-DAMES - CLERVAL
Monday

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. In the afternoon, arrival in Clerval. Time at leisure to discover the hiking path to the Altar Chapel. Back on board. Overnight.

Aboard MS Jeanine

October 17 CLERVAL - L’ISLE-SUR-LE-DOUBS
Tuesday

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. Stop at l’Isle-sur-le-Doubs. Time at leisure to discover this pretty town in its hilly, woodland setting at your own pace. Overnight.

Aboard MS Jeanine

October 18 L’ISLE-SUR-LE-DOUBS - MONTBéLIARD
Wednesday

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. Take the time to relax and admire the beautiful scenery in the Doubs Valley, or to walk or cycle along the canal paths alongside the boat. Arrival in Montbéliard.

Enjoy a walking tour in the historic quarter of Montbéliard, which was already thriving in 983 AD when it was part of the Holy Roman Empire. The historic Château of Montbéliard also pre-dates the 10th century and looms large over this medieval village. We’ll traverse the old town, a former Wüttemberg principality, and see the Hotel de Ville and the Beurnier Rossel Mansion, which houses the Museum of Art and History. You will travel back in time through four centuries of a royal destiny, along streets filled with charm and fantasy.

We’ll also see St. Martin church, built in 1601, which is the oldest Lutheran church in France following the teachings of the reformation. Gala evening on board. Overnight.

Aboard MS Jeanine

October 19 MONTBéLIARD
Thursday

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembarkation is at 9.00 a.m.

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

© 2017 Travel Concepts International, Inc. CST 2005743-40

Travel Concepts International, Inc.
Cultural Tours to Better Understand the World and Its People

5500 Bucks Bar Road • Placerville, CA 95667 U.S.A. • Voicemail/Telephone/Fax 1-530-621-3007
Voicemail/Tollfree in U.S.A. 1-800-762-4216
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wen@SeriousTraveler.com • Web site www.SeriousTraveler.com