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Le Phenicien

Le Phenicien

From
€2,600 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Le Phenicien features one of the most beautiful and dramatic salons in barging with its casual chic decor and interesting local pottery accents and art lining the walls. The nine cabins were extensively renovated in 2009.

  • Country / Region
    France / Camargue & Provence
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cabins
    9
  • Max Passengers
    18
From
€2,600 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Le Phenicien features one of the most beautiful and dramatic salons in barging with its casual chic decor and interesting local pottery accents and art lining the walls. The nine cabins were extensively renovated in 2009.

  • Country / Region
    France / Camargue & Provence
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • 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 bicyclesTour Tour Visit the walled city of Aigues Mortes, Agde and more. Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Avignon and Nimes.TourTour Roman aqueducts & ancient architectureInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Share the French “Art de vivre” for a while on Le Phenicien! Sip fine wines and enjoy great gourmet Provencal cuisine cooked by the French chef, learn about history and traditions of this land, remember the roman times, discover our local cow-boys on their superb white horses, have a cool bike ride in the back-country and enjoy being pampered by the crew.

Individual travelers, family groups, corporate managers you are knocking at the right door. Provence and Camargue Rhône river and canal cruise, golf cruise, bike cruise, wine cruise, tailor-made cruise, it is all there.

Cruise Highlights

  • Discover the deep heart of the wild Camargue
  • Visit of a typical ranch, where the gardians à cheval tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horse
  • Visit the Roman city of Arles, the open-air museum of Provence
  • Enjoy a bike ride or play pétanque under the plane trees in Vallabrègues, a quiet and charming little port
  • Take some time to shop around in the charming medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
  • Visit the gigantic Roman aqueduct “Le Pont du Gard” and its modern museum
  • Wine tasting and guided visit of the most famous cellars in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
  • Visit the Palace of the Popes in the walled city of Avignon



Inclusions

  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • All meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning,
  • All wines with lunch & dinner
  • Open bar
  • Daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2019

Departure Dates Cabin per person (Double Occupancy) Cabin per person (Single Occupancy)
March 17, 24, 31 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
April 7, 14, 21 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
April 28 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
May 5 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
May 12, 19, 26 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
June 2, 9, 16 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
June 23, 30 3,200 Euros 4,600 Euros
July 7 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
July 14, 21, 28 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
August 4 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros
August 11, 18 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22 3,200 Euros 3,600 Euros
September 29 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
October 10, 13 2,980 Euros 4,000 Euros
October 20, 27 2,600 Euros 3,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Charter 13 ppl
March 17, 24, 31 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
April 7, 14, 21 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
April 28 37 065 Euros 37 065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37, 065 Euros 38,740 Euros
May 5 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37, 065 Euros 38,740 Euros
May 12, 19, 26 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
June 2, 9, 16 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
June 23, 30 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
July 7 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
July 14, 21, 28 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
August 4 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros
August 11, 18 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 42,960 Euros 44,640 Euros
September 29 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euro 37,065 Euro 37,065 Euro 38,740 Euros
October 10, 13 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros
October 20, 27 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,120 Euros 33,685 Euros

Departure Dates Charter 14 ppl Charter 15 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 17 ppl Charter 18 ppl
March 17, 24, 31 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
April 7, 14, 21 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
April 28 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
May 5 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
May 12, 19, 26 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
June 2, 9, 16 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
June 23, 30 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
July 7 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
July 14, 21, 28 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
August 4 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros
August 11, 18 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22 46,330 Euros 48,015 Euros 49,695 Euros 51,375 Euros 53,055 Euros
September 29 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
October 10, 13 40,430 Euros 42,105 Euros 43,790 Euros 45,480 Euros 47,160 Euros
October 20, 27 35,370 Euros 37,065 Euros 38,740 Euros 40,425 Euros 42,105 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Cost to be added to the above rates

Theme Supplement
Bike cruise 150 Euros per person
Golf cruise* 650 Euros per person
Wine cruise 600 Euros per person
Cooking cruise 690 Euros per person
VIP option 6,700 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.

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 Galliaian.

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.

Cruise Details 

Le Phenicien Deck Plan

Le Phenicien deck plan

  • 127 ft long
  • 18 passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 9 cabins
  • Central Heat and air conditioning
  • 100 sq ft lounge
  • 8 bicycles
  • Library
  • Hairdryers
  • Facilities for business meetings
  • Teak sundeck with comfy chairs
  • Powder room on main deck
  • WiFi for use with personal devices (may not be available in remote areas)
  • TV/DVD/CD: TV and sound system in salon

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AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

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