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Rosa

Rosa

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€3,590 Per Person

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Rosa is features a clipper-style barge that was built in Netherlands in 1907. She was converted to a hotel barge in 1990. She now cruises in the waterways of Aquitaine and Gascony.

  • Country / Region
    France / Gascony & Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTROS0816
  • Itinerary
    Agen to Montauban
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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From
€3,590 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Rosa is features a clipper-style barge that was built in Netherlands in 1907. She was converted to a hotel barge in 1990. She now cruises in the waterways of Aquitaine and Gascony.

  • Country / Region
    France / Gascony & Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTROS0816
  • Itinerary
    Agen to Montauban
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €5,340 per charter*
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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 bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.ItineraryItinerary Bordeaux - Cruise between Castet-en-Dorthe and Boé.Itinerary Itinerary Gascony - Cruise between Agen and MontaubanInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The charming, 8-passenger Rosa features a classic Dutch design. She offers four twin/double cabins with en-suite facilities, salon and dining room, spacious sun deck and touring bikes. The friendly crew includes an experience captain, tour guide, master chef and housekeeper.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and tasting
    • Château de Goudourville and Auvillar
    • Nérac, its medieval town and castle
    • Abbaye St Pierre de Moissac
    • Saint-Emilion, a delightful medieval village
    • Château de Duras
    • Visit to the Bastide village of Vianne and ancient Barbaste
    • Wine, foie gras and Armagnac tastings
    • Marmande and its local market
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 4 crew members
  • Transfers between Bordeaux or Toulouse and Rosa
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
  • Two itineraries available
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

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 

Agen to Montauban (April to July)

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the designated meeting point and escorted in the air-conditioned minibus to Rosa, moored in Castet-en-Dorthe. Enjoy a champagne welcome. You also have time for a stroll before returning for your first dinner on board.

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, producer of premier and grand crus wines, where we discover the secrets of the vine 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. During the cruise you can cycle or walk the tow path and enjoy the stunning countryside. 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 before returning to the hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning we depart early and enjoy the colourful market of Marmande and the Church of Our Lady with its French gardens and Renaissance cloisters. We then cruise to Damazan, a pretty fortified village with pastel-coloured houses. After lunch we visit the pretty village of Le Mas d’Agenais. Its 11th century church has a beautiful Romanesque doorway and an original masterpiece by Rembrandt.

We then visit a cheese workshop, where you can see the different stages of manufacture and enjoy a tasting of goats' cheeses, including some flavoured with ash and chilli. Dinner ashore at a local auberge.

Day 5, Thursday
In the morning, visit the traditional cooperage of St. Martin, where we discover the secrets of making the barrels that enhance the great wines of Bordeaux.

Head to the 13th century bastide village of Vianne and on to Barbaste with its fortified mill protected by four square towers, and the nearby 12th century bridge with its 12 curved arches. The afternoon is devoted to relaxation and cruising further along the canal to our mooring at Serignac-sur-Garonne. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Start the day with a visit to the medieval town of Nerac and tread in the footsteps of King Henry IV and Queen Margot. The château was built in the 15th century but much was destroyed during the French Revolution and today only the impressive north wing remains. We 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 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, disembark Rosa and transfer to the designated drop off point.



Castet-en-Dorthe to Boé (August to October)

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met in Bordeaux and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Rosa. Following a champagne welcome, there is time for a stroll before returning for your first dinner on board.

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, producer of premier and grand crus wines, where we discover the secrets of the vine 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. During the cruise you can cycle or walk the tow path and enjoy the stunning countryside. 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 before returning to the hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning, depart early and enjoy the colourful market of Marmande and the Church of Our Lady with its French gardens and Renaissance cloisters. We then cruise to Damazan, a pretty fortified village with pastel-coloured houses. After lunch we visit the pretty village of Le Mas d’Agenais. Its 11th century church has a beautiful Romanesque doorway and an original masterpiece by Rembrandt. We then visit a cheese workshop, where you can see the different stages of manufacture and enjoy a tasting of goats' cheeses, including some flavoured with ash and chilli. Dinner ashore at a local auberge.

Day 5, Thursday
In the morning, visit the traditional cooperage of St. Martin, where we discover the secrets of making the barrels that enhance the great wines of Bordeaux. We then head to the 13th century bastide village of Vianne and on to Barbaste with its fortified mill protected by four square towers, and the nearby 12th century bridge with its 12 curved arches. The afternoon is devoted to relaxation and cruising further along the canal to our mooring at Serignac-sur-Garonne. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Start the day with a visit to the medieval town of Nerac and tread in the footsteps of King Henry IV and Queen Margot. The château was built in the 15th century but much was destroyed during the French Revolution and today only the impressive north wing remains. We 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 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

  • 4 Crew
  • 31 metres long
  • 2 double en suite cabins (9-10 sqm)
  • 2 twin en-suite cabins (9-10 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck
  • 8 bicycles available on board
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

No single supplement  October 1

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Single Supplement
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
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

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

Departure Dates Region Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
April 15, 22 Gascony 3,321 Euros 1,350 Euros 5 January 2018
April 29 Gascony 3,861 Euros 1,550 Euros 5 January 2018
May 6, 13, 20, 27 Gascony 3,861 Euros 1,550 Euros 5 January 2018
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 5 January 2018
April 29 Gascony 26,460 Euros 27,360 Euros 28,260 Euros 5 January 2018
May 6, 13, 20, 27 Gascony 26,460 Euros 27,360 Euros 28,260 Euros 5 January 2018
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

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Wine appreciation 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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