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Le Phenicien

Le Phenicien

From
€2,600 Per Person

Charming Class

 

Le Phenicien is an exceptional 18-passenger deluxe barge that presents one of the most beautiful salons in barging with its "Casual Chic" decor and huge picture windows. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Camargue & Provence
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLPH0816
  • Itinerary
    Avignon to Aigues-Mortes
  • Cabins
    9
  • Max Passengers
    18
From
€2,600 Per Person

Charming Class

 

Le Phenicien is an exceptional 18-passenger deluxe barge that presents one of the most beautiful salons in barging with its "Casual Chic" decor and huge picture windows. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Camargue & Provence
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLPH0816
  • Itinerary
    Avignon to Aigues-Mortes
  • Cabins
    9
  • Max Passengers
    18
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesTourTour Visit the walled city of Aigues Mortes, Agde and more. ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Avignon and Nimes.TourTour Roman aqueducts & ancient architectureInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Le Phenicien is an amazingly luminous and spacious barge that cruises the Camargue and Provence. Unlike a typical barge, the Le Phenicien features a contemporary Provencal style with inviting colors and extensive cabins that are renovated in 2009. 

 

Uncover the highlights of Camargue, visit some of the most gorgeous villages  and enjoy a wine tasting in the most famous cellars. 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to
    • Avignon and Palace of the Popes
    • Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct
    • Arles and St-Remy-de-Provence, both villages where Van Gogh lived
    • Châteauneuf-du-Pape for wine tasting
    • Typical ranch to see how French cowboys herd their white horses
    • Les Baux de Provence for souvenir shopping or a game of pétanque
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Avignon or Nimes and Le Phenicien
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
  • Short cruises available from 3 nights
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

Cruise Cuisine

Lunch

  • Exotic salad, salt cod fritter, monk fish marinated with coco milk and lime; citrus fruit stuffed with crab and shrimps
  • Roasted duck magret with semoule and oriental flavor grapes
  • Pont l’évèque "AOC" and Munster cheese "AOC"
  • Chestnut cake, tangerines ice cream nougat
  • Château Mourgues du Grés les galets dorés, "AOC" Costières de Nîmes - 2005

Dinner

  • Stuffed baby vegetables from Provence, balsamic dressing
  • Lamb cannelloni egg-plant, honey and rosemary sauce
  • Breaded Camembert, salad with olive oil
  • Melted chocolat cake, almond chantilly cream and passion fruits syrup
  • Mas Sainte Berthe AOC "les Baux" - 2004, Domaine Beaurenard AOC "Chateauneuf-du-Pape" - 2002

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Itinerary 

Avignon to Aigues-Mortes

Day 1, Sunday
You will be met at the Avignon Train Station at 4:45 pm. A crew member holding a sign "Le Phenicien" will be at the Point de Recontre/Meeting Point on the ground floor. An alternate pickup can be arranged at 5:15pm at Hotel La Magnanarie in Villeneuve-les-Avignon. (Transfers to/from the cruise route are in addition to the cruise fare and must be booked separately.)You will then be chauffeured to the barge moored at the ramparts of Avignon. Enjoy the traditional champagne welcome and meet the crew. The first dinner on board previews cuisine and wine you'll enjoy all week. After dinner, what about a stroll into Avignon and joining locals for a nightcap in the square.

Day 2, Monday
History and wine are today's themes. First, tour the magnificent Popes Palace, an incredible all structure that even today dominates the city. Avignon was the location of a breakaway Papacy from 1309 to 1377. Then it's back on board for lunch and a short cruise to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where we'll enjoy a winery tour and tasting. As the sun sets, we'll cruise again, this time to our mooring in Villeneuve-les-Avignon. The wines tasted today will be served at tonight's dinner.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning, we’ll experience a true wonder: the 2000 year old, Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, built to carry water to Nimes. The highest bridge built by the Romans, it was constructed of enormous blocks of stone (some weighed six tons!), hauled into place with an ingenious system of pulleys and a vast force of slave labor. In the afternoon, sail to Vallabregues, a quiet, charming port and a very good base from which to take a bike ride or join the locals in a game of "petanque" under the plane trees.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning, visit the cobblestoned village of Les Baux, perched high on a hill with the incredible scenery of Provence spread out before you! After a short tour of historical sites, there is time to shop for souvenirs in the small shops which line the streets. Back on the barge, we'll pass through the huge 36-feet high lock at Beaucaure on the way to our mooring at Arles.

Day 5, Thursday
Arles is a "living museum." Its narrow, Medieval streets wind between Roman ruins, buildings from many periods and the homes of today's residents. One main theme is Arles as a Roman colony. Many ruins remain, including this ampitheatre, pitcured at left. It was built in 90AD to hold 20,000 spectators! Closer to today is the importance of artist Vincent Can Gogh, who lived in Arles and vicinity during the years 1888 - 1889. He produced over 200 paintings (which included the famed "Starry Night" series) as well as immortalizing scenes in Arles still visible. These main themes "collide" in the square in which Van Gogh's "yellow cafe" is found - on this same square was the Forum, center of Rome's administrative and religious leadership! Then its back on board Le Phenicien as we begin to cruise into the Camargue on three waterways: The River Rhone, the Petit Rhone and the Canal Rhone a Sete, all on the way to our mooring at the typical village of Gallician.

Day 6, Friday
For our last excursion, what would you say about a trip in the deep heart of the wild Camargue? There we’ll tour one of the most prestigious manades, a typical ranch where the gardians à cheval - the authentic French cowboys - show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. See the cowboys pictured at right. Guests tell us: This was our favorite visit of the entire cruise! Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape. This was the port from which St. Louis set sail on his Crusades. There will be time to stroll and shop, even to walk the ramparts of this majestic town.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, we'll chauffeur you to Nimes for a morning train past 10:00 am. As well, rent a car for your onward journey or choose to stay in Nimes, another city with fantastic Roman monuments.

Barge Details 

Le Phenicien Deck Plan

Le Phenicien deck plan

  • 6 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 6 queen/3 twin en suite cabins
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck
  • 8 bicycles available on board
  • Library, TV screen, MP3 player
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Cabin per person (Double occupancy) Cabin per person (Single occupancy)
July 30 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
August 6 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
August 13, 20 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
August 27 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
September 3, 10, 17, 24 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
October 1, 8, 15 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
October 22, 29 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Charter 13 ppl
July 30 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
August 6 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
August 13, 20 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 EUros
August 27 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
September 3, 10, 17, 24 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
October 1, 8, 15 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
October 22, 29 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 14 ppl Charter 15 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 17 ppl Charter 18 ppl
July 30 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
August 6 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
August 13, 20 40, 430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
August 27 46,330 EUros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
September 3, 10, 17, 24 46,330 EUros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
October 1, 8, 15 40, 430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
October 22, 29 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros


Other programmes - Cost to be added to the above rates

Themed Cruise Supplement
Bike cruise per person 150 Euros
Golf cruise per person* 650 Euros
Wine cruise per person 600 Euros
Cooking cruise pe person 690 Euros
VIP option 6,700 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Date Cabin per person (Double occupancy) Cabin per person (Single occupancy)
March 18, 25 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
April 29 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
May 6 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
May 13, 20, 27 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
June 3, 10, 17 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
June 24 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
July 1, 8 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
August 5 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
August 12, 19 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
August 26 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
September 30 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
October 7, 14 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
October 21, 28 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Date Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Charter 13 ppl
March 18, 25 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
April 29 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
May 6 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
May 13, 20, 27 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
June 3, 10, 17 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
June 24 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
July 1, 8 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
August 5 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
August 12, 19 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
August 26 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
September 30 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
October 7, 14 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
October 21, 28 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros

 

Departure Date Charter 14 ppl Charter 15 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 17 ppl Charter 18 ppl
March 18, 25 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
April 29 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
May 6 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
May 13, 20, 27 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
June 3, 10, 17 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
June 24 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
July 1, 8 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
August 5 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
August 12, 19 40,340 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
August 26 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
September 30 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
October 7, 14 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
October 21, 28 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros

Bike, wine and cooking cruises are charter only.Includes extended crew availability and 8H/day bus availability.

*Available for individuals as an option of the regular Provence/Camargue programme.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of 35% of the total cruise fare for cabin or charter is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 100 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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