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Rosa - Wine Appreciation Cruise

Rosa - Wine Appreciation Cruise

From
€24,900 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Experience a luxury cruise and discover the fascinating vineyards and wines of Bordeaux!

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    ROSWIN1216
  • Itinerary
    Castet-en-Dorthe to Boé
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €6,100 per charter*
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From
€24,900 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Experience a luxury cruise and discover the fascinating vineyards and wines of Bordeaux!

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    ROSWIN1216
  • Itinerary
    Castet-en-Dorthe to Boé
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €6,100 per charter*
ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS CRUISE
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 deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Bordeaux - Cruise between Castet-en-Dorthe and Boé.Itinerary Itinerary Gascony - Cruise between Agen and MontaubanInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Enjoy a scenic wine cruise along the Canal de Garonne on board the Rosa barge. If you're a wine enthusiast, this cruise is perfect for you. Discover Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux's most famous appellation.

 

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Cruise Highlights

  • Tour of Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most famous appellation of the region.
  • Explore the beautiful Château de Malle. Includes private wine tasting.
  • Visit the fortified village of Damazan.
  • Tour the 14th-century Château de Duras.
  • Visit the traditional cooperage of St. Martin.
  • Tour of Cork Museum in Mezin.
  • Tasting of Armagnac at Lapeyrade Estate.

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 4 crew
  • Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles
  • Small library of books and maps
  • Collection of board games
  • Hi-Fi system with CD player and selection of CDs
  • iPod docking station
  • Binoculars

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Point

Approximate transfer duration for Rosa = 1 or 1.5 hours, depending on the cruise route.

 

Gascony

 

For cabin bookings

  • Pick-up point: Hotel Pullman in Toulouse centre at 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of location in Toulouse at 10:30 am


For charter bookings: One location of of the group's choice in Toulouse for pick-up at 4:00 pm and drop-off by 10:30 am.

 

Bordeaux & Gascony

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Bordeaux: Grand Hotel at 4pm or Bordeaux train station at 4:20 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of location in Bordeaux at 11:00 am

 

For charter bookings: One location of the groups choice in Bordeaux for pick-up at 4:00 pm and drop-off by 11:00 am.

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Entrecôte de Bazas à la Bordelaise; Confit de Canard et Son Jus au Thym; Foie Gras Poélé Déglacé au Vin de Figues; Filet de Truite au Beurre Blanc; Gâteau Basque; Pruneaux à l’Armagnac

 

Wine Cellar
Buzet, Cotes de Marmandais, Sauternes Bordeaux AOC Superieur, Haut Medoc, Cotes du Frontonnais

 

Cheese Board
Le Bleu de Quercy; Templais Sec; Tomme de Lomagne; Cabécou; Roquefort; Laguiole

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Itinerary 

Castet-en-Dorthe to Boé

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met in Bordeaux and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Rosa. Following a champagne and canapés welcome, there is time for a stroll before returning for your first dinner on board. A knowledgeable sommelier also visits the barge to give the first of several talks during the cruise on the vineyards of Bordeaux and ensures that everyone has mastered their wine-tasting technique!

Day 2, Monday
This morning is spent cruising the picturesque canal, following the River Garonne, to the port of Meilhan-sur-Garonne. In the afternoon, we visit the medieval town of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site and centre of the most famous of the Bordeaux appellations. Later, we stop at Château Beau-Sejour-Becot, a long-established, family-run producer of some highly-praised premier and grand cru Saint Emilion wines, where we are given a private tour and, of course, enjoy a tasting. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, we cruise to the charming little village of Le Mas d'Agenais, the perfect time to walk or cycle the towpath through stunning countryside with views over the valley of the Garonne. After lunch on board, we visit Château de Malle, an exquisite residence set in Italian-style gardens with vineyards situated in some of the most sought after wine-growing land in the region. Since being built in the 17th century, it has remained in the hands of the same family and produces its renowned sweet wine, Sauternes “Grand Cru Classe”, a recognition awarded back in 1855, as well as red and white Graves wines. After a tour, we enjoy a private tasting of these delicious wines. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning, we enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise past Damazan, a pretty fortified village with pastel-coloured houses, to our mooring at Buzet-sur-Baise, a town at the heart of the Garonne terroir that produces some excellent wines. In the afternoon, we visit the 14th century Château de Duras, an architectural wonder, which has been both a fortress and a stately home over its 900-year history. We wander through its 35 rooms and museum, then take a short drive to the nearby “Maison des Vins”, with its exhibition telling the story of the wine-making that has taken place in the area since the 12th century. After returning to the hotel barge for lunch, Dinner ashore this evening at a charming waterside restaurant, Le Moulin des Saveurs.

Day 5, Thursday
In the morning, we visit the traditional cooperage of St. Martin, where we discover the secrets of making the barrels that enhance the great wines of Bordeaux. Before returning to the barge, we also visit the Buzet wine co-operative, Les Vignerons de Buzet, for a tour of the cellars and tasting. After lunch on board, the afternoon is devoted to relaxation and cruising further along the canal, where you will be able to spot some of Gascony’s famous pigeon-houses, before arriving at our mooring in the little village of Serignac-sur-Garonne. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Start the day with a visit to the fascinating Cork Museum in Mézin, a small town at the centre of an area that boasted over 50 cork factories back in the 1800’s. There, we learn about the history of cork-making and see an exhibition of tools and machines used by workers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Later, we see the medieval riverside village of Lavardac and some of the nearby cork trees, then stop at the Lapeyrade Estate for a cellar tasting of Armagnac, the oldest alcohol in France. In the afternoon, we cruise towards our final destination of Boé, crossing en route the Plan Canal d’Agen, one of the longest aqueducts in France which spans the River Garonne. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Bordeaux.

Barge Details 

Rosa Deck Plan

Rosa deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 2 double state rooms (104 to 110 sq ft including en-suite)
  • 2 twin state rooms (92 to 107 sq ft including en-suite)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off on September 17
No single supplement on September 3, 17 & 24; October 1

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
September 3, 10,  24 4,150 Euros 1,500 Euros. No supplement on Sep 24  
September 17 3,735 Euros None 15 September 2017
October 1 4,150 Euros None  
October 8, 15, 22 3,590 Euros 1,300 Euros  

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 8

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
September 3, 10, 17, 24 28,500 Euros 29,500 Euros 30,500 Euros  
October 1 28,500 Euros 29,500 Euros 30,500 Euros  
October 8 19,920 Euros 20,640 Euros 21,360 Euros 6 October 2017
October 15, 22 24,900 Euros 25,800 Euros 26,700 Euros  

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Region Stateroom per person Single Supplement
April 15, 22 Gascony 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros
April 29 Gascony 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 Gascony 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 Gascony 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 Gascony 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
July 22 Gascony 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros
July 29 Gascony & Bordeaux 3,690 Euros 1,350
August 5, 12, 19 Gascony & Bordeaux 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros
August 26 Gascony & Bordeaux 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Gascony & Bordeaux 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 Gascony & Bordeaux 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on April 15, 22 & 29; May 6, 13, 20 & 27

Departure Dates Region Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 88 ppl Book Before
April 15, 22 Gascony 23,220 Euros 24,030 Euros 24,840 Euros 15 September 2017
April 29 Gascony 26,460 Euros 27,360 Euros 28,260 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6, 13, 20, 27 Gascony 26,460 Euros 27,360 Euros 28,260 Euros 15 September 2017
June 3, 10, 17, 24 Gascony 29,400 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,400 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 Gascony 29,400 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,400 Euros
July 22 Gascony 25,800 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,600 Euros
July 29 Gascony & Bordeaux 25,800 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,600 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 Gascony & Bordeaux 25,800 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,600 Euros
August 26 Gascony & Bordeaux 29,400 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,400 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Gascony & Bordeaux 29,400 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,400 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 Gascony & Bordeaux 25,800 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,600 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Golf Gascony & Bordeaux Charter up to 8 ppl 500 Euros per passenger
Wine Appreciation Gascony & Bordeaux Charter up to 8 ppl 3,500 Euros per charter

Cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.

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 €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 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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