1. Hire Self-Drive 44' Octo Canal Boat from Dole, Franche-Comté
  2. Hire Self-Drive 44' Octo Canal Boat from Dole, Franche-Comté
  3. Hire Self-Drive 44' Octo Canal Boat from Dole, Franche-Comté

Hire Self-Drive 44' Octo Canal Boat from Dole, Franche-Comté

Visit 16th-century churches and other prominent attractions while enjoying a cruise on the beautiful waterways of the Franche-Comté region on board a spacious boat! Book the 44' Octo Canal Boat for up to 10 people from Dole base. Rates as low as €3,182.00 for 1 week. RATES: ● 1-Week: From €3,182.00 WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: From Dole to Baume-les-Dames via Besançon, this river cruise will take you to discover the treasures of the Rhone-Rhine Canal aboard your spacious canal boat. Explore the charming Tanneurs de Dole district, the Vauban citadel of Besançon, the fortified villages and medieval villages and the Osselle cave. ● Depart: Dole ● Arrive: Dole ● Distance: 182 km ● Time: 37h00 ● Locks: 62 Departure Base Dole, renowned as a city of art and history, is the location for our first boat rental base -opened in 1991. It is a remarkable setting from which to embark on your boating holiday, cruising the waterways of the Franche-Comté region and being seduced by its many charms. Places To See and Things To Do ● Dole: The ‘little Venice’ of the Franche-Comté region, collegiate Notre-Dame (16th century basilica), birthplace of Louis Pasteur, La Fontaine aux Lepreux ● Rochefort-sur-nenon: Limestone cliff, panoramic views of the Rhône-Rhine Canal and Mont Blanc. ● Orchamps: Historical fountain laundry monument of 1846 ● Osselle: La Grotte d'Osselle (3 km from the lock) – one of the world’s first tourist caves, visited since the 16th century ● Thoraise: Château de Thoraise, Chapel Notre-Dame du Mont ● Montferrand le Château: Castle of the 13th century ● Rancenay: Old medieval town ● Avanne-Aveney: Église Saint-Vincent d'Avanne - church ● Besançon: Citadel of Vauban, Musée du Temps – museum of time and watchmaking, La Porte Noire ( black door) Roman arch, Palace Granvelle 16th Century Renaissance building ● Chalèze: L'église de Chaleze 18th century church ● Novillars: Château de Novillars ● Deluz: Église Saint-Martin de Deluz 18th century church ● Laissey: Panoramic views from Le Belvédère du Château de Vaite and the Croix de Souvance, la Cascade du Rougnon 17m high waterfall ● Roulans: La Chapelle d’Aigremont ● Ougney-les-champs/Ougney-le-bas: Picturesque hamlets with historic buildings including a 12th century fortified house ● Fourbanne: Limestone cliff ● Baume-les-Dames: Eglise Saint-Martin, Abbaye de Baume-les-Dames, Maison de Sires de Neufchâtel – museum of peasant and bourgeois life, historic buildings at Belzacq’s court. When you have explored Baume-les-Dames it is time to make the return leg of your journey, perhaps revisiting some of your favourite places as you cruise back to our base at Dole where you will return your boat. WHAT TO EXPECT ONBOARD: The Octo is from our Estivale range of boats and has four spacious cabins – two of which have beds that can be set as doubles or twins. This therefore means that the canal boat is ideal for crews of either four couples or two couples and four children. Specification: ● Model: Estivale Octo ● Type: Canal Boat ● Length: 13.50 Metres ● Width: 3.80 Metres ● Advisable capacity: 8 ● Maximum capacity: 10 ● Cabins: 4 + stay Features and Equipment: ● Double beds: 4 + 1 convertible in living area ● Single beds: 8 if needed ● Bathroom and WC: 2 ● Living area: 11m⊃2; ● Kitchen equipment: 220 litre fridge with freezer compartment, 4 burner stove, oven ● Water capacity: 1150 litres ● Fuel capacity: 270 litres / 14 days ● Double steering: Yes ● Other equipment: outside dining furniture on request, connectivity to shore power supply of 220 volts, swim ladder and deck shower, Radio/CD/MP3 player, bow thrusters If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is not included.
Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
10 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Canal Boat


Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Generator
  • Head

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 5 days prior.

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