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Saraphina

Saraphina

From
€6,420 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Saraphina is a beautiful, traditional Dutch barge that offers two cabins that can accommodate up to 4 guests.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Portiragnes Plage to Homps
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
From
€6,420 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Saraphina is a beautiful, traditional Dutch barge that offers two cabins that can accommodate up to 4 guests.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Portiragnes Plage to Homps
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
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 bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Portiragnes and Carcassonne.

Summary

Saraphina is a Dutch barge, built in 1924. She is 25 meters (82 feet) long and 4 meters wide (12 feet).

 

Saraphina cruises between Portiragnes plage and the majestic medieval city of Carcassonne, the locks at Beziers, the winding grand bief (big pound) with beautiful views and pretty villages. Finnegan and Emily select unique places for your lunches or dinners ashore.

 

Saraphina has 2 spacious cabins each about 19 square meters in size. the aft cabin, which is designed for a couple has many original features giving it a traditional boaty feel. The front cabin is more contemporary modern with queen size or twin beds. Both cabins have en-suite bathrooms.

 

3-night to 6-night cruises both half board and full board are available. Contact our team for more information.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Walk through the historic streets of Pezenas
  • Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Fontfroide
  • Discover the beautiful town of Beziers
  • Visit the famous seaside town of Narbonne
  • Discover the medieval Cathar village of Minerve
  • Visit the World famous city of Carcassonne


Inclusions

  • Full board includes all meals including two lunches (with house wine) from Sunday to Saturday 
  • Half board includes breakfast and dinner from Sunday to Saturday. Lunches are taken at passenger's expense. 
  • Open bar
  • Use of all facilities aboard including bicycles
  • Transfers from and to local airport, hotel or train station
  • Guided excursions

 

Exclusions

  • Drinks ashore and gratuities are on clients own expense

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Dates & Prices 

2018 Rates

Charter 4 passengers - Full Board

Departure Date 6 nights 5 nights 4 nights 3 nights
July 15, 22, 29 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 26 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros

Charter 2 passengers - Full Board

Departure Date 6 nights 5 nights 4 nights 3 nights
July 15, 22, 29 11,720 Euros 10,820 Euros 8,940 Euros 7,400 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 11,720 Euros 10,820 Euros 8,940 Euros 7,400 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 11,720 Euros 10,820 Euros 8,940 Euros 7,400 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 11,720 Euros 10,820 Euros 8,940 Euros 7,400 Euros

2019 Rates

Charter 4 passengers - Full Board

Departure Date 6 nights 5 nights 4 nights 3 nights
March 31 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
April 7, 14, 21, 28 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
May 5, 12, 19, 26 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros
October 6, 13, 20 14,650 Euros 12,850 Euros 11,050 Euros 9,250 Euros

Charter 2 passengers - Full Board

Departure Date 6 nights 5 nights 4 nights 3 nights
March 31 11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros
April 7, 14, 21, 28 11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros
May 5, 12, 19, 26 11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros
October 16, 13, 20 11,720 Euros 10,280 Euros 8,840 Euros 7,420 Euros

Bed and breakfast service is also available. Kids go free (age 15 years old and under). This applies to 6-night full board and half board cruises.

Self-catered 6-night cruise is also available. Price is 4,995 Euros for 4 people. Contact our team for more information.

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 

Portiragnes Plage to Homps

Day 1, Sunday
We pick you up from your hotel, train station, or local airport and bring you safely aboard Saraphina. After a short cruise through the "mini Camargue" and Champagne welcome, your first dinner will be served aboard. A beautiful mooring in the countryside close to the village of Portiragnes.

Day 2, Monday
After breakfast, you will be taken to the historic streets of renaissance Pezenas with its arts, crafts and antique shops. After a typical bistro lunch in Béziers, we cruise over the aqueduct and up the majestic flight of locks at fonserannes. This evenings mooring a stones through away from Béziers.

Day 3, Tuesday
The morning visit brings you to the Cistercian abbey of Fontfroide. After lunch at a quaint restaurant with a stunning view of the "pond of Montady" we cruise along the windiest part of the canal to our mooring in Capestang, a small village with a charming square where you can enjoy an aperitif with a view on the enormous 12th century collegial church.

Day 4, Wednesday
Our tour guide takes you to Narbonne, known for the Archbishop's palace, the Gothic cathedral, shopping, and the famous covered food market, where you will choose a selection of sea food or charcuterie to enjoy back onboard. we then cruise to another stunning mooring next to the sleepy village of Le Somail. Take the opportunity to visit the world famous antique book shop and the ateliers. In the evening, you can walk to a restaurant in the village to wine and dine.

Day 5, Thursday
Thursday's visit brings you to the medieval cathar village Minerve and the olive oil factory «Oulibo». You will then enjoy your lunch ashore returning to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Roubia. A wine tasting before dinner could be organised if you wish.

Day 6, Friday
The medieval city of Carcassonne is a highlight of the week. After a guided tour around Europe’s largest medieval fortified town and lunch, we set off for the final cruise to the village of Homps and farewell dinner aboard. 

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast you will be transferred to train station, hotel or local airport for your onward journey.

Cruise Details 

Saraphina Deck Plan

Saraphina deck plan

  • 4 passengers
  • 3 crew
  • 2 cabins: en-suite bathrooms, bath towels, bathrobes, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries
  • Traditional Dutch bicycles
  • Sitting and dining area on the lower deck, with an open kitchen
  • Air conditioning and heating

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Opening Hours:
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