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Rosa

Rosa

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€3,690 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Rosa is an old Dutch “Clipper” barge that was renovated in 2010.

  • Country / Region
    France / Gascony & Aquitaine
  • Itinerary
    Castet-en-Dorthe to Boé
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,716 per couple*
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From
€3,690 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Rosa is an old Dutch “Clipper” barge that was renovated in 2010.

  • Country / Region
    France / Gascony & Aquitaine
  • Itinerary
    Castet-en-Dorthe to Boé
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,716 per couple*
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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

Rosa features a dining room, saloon bar, sun deck and 4 staterooms with full en-suite facilities. The crew includes the captain, tour guide, master chef and a housekeeper. There are bikes available for guests.

 

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on board for guests bringing their own appliances. Connectivity can be limited in remote locations.

 

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

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and tasting
  • Cruise the River Tarn across the 1,000 foot long, red-bricked Aqueduct du Cacor
  • Visit to Château de Goudourville and a tour of Auvillar
  • Tour the medieval town and castle of Nérac
  • Visit the Abbaye St Pierre de Moissac
  • Tour of the famous Saint Emilion
  • Visit the impressive Château de Duras
  • Visit to the Bastide village of Vianne and ancient Barbaste
  • Wine, foie gras and Armagnac tastings
  • Visits to the village of Le Mas d’Agenais and the colourful market of Marmande

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2018

20% off per cabin on June 10; Agust 5, 12 & 26.
Book now for 2019 and pay 2018 prices. Contact us for more details.

Departure Dates Region Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
May 27 Gascony 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
June 3, 17, 24 Gascony 4,290 Euros 1,550 Euros
June 10 Gascony 3,432 Euros 1,550 Euros 8 June 2018
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 Euros
August 5, 12 Gascony & Bordeaux 2,952 Euros 1,350 Euros 25 June 2018
August 19 Gascony & Bordeaux 3,690 Euros 1,350 Euros
August 26 Gascony & Bordeaux 3,432 Euros 1,550 Euros 25 June 2018
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)

20% off per charter on June 3, 17 & 24; July 1 & 15

Departure Dates Region Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
May 27 Gascony 29,400 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,400 Euros
June 3, 17, 24 Gascony 23,520 Euros 24,320 Euros 25,120 Euros 25 June 2018
June 10 Gascony 29,400 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,400 Euros
July 1, 15 Gascony 23,520 Euros 24,320 Euros 25,120 Euros 25 June 2018
July 8 Gascony 29,400 Euros 30,400 Euros 31,400 Euros
July 22, 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.

Itinerary 

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.

Cruise 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 includign en-suite)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with table, loungers & 4 parasols
  • Spa pool
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to reception)

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9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

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AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
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