Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 98 ft long, with 7’4” ceiling height throughout
  • 4 cabins, ranging 94 – 113  sq ft
  • Henri Toulouse-Lautrec – 113 sq ft, one double bed
  • Jean-Francois Champollion – 107 sq ft, one double bed
  • Deodat de Severac – 107 sq ft, two twin beds
  • Jean-Dominique Ingres – 94 sq ft, choice of one double bed or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower in all cabins
  • Limited storage space in cabins
  • Combined salon and dining area
  • Deck with canopy or umbrellas
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Amenities
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

Travel from Boe to Castets-en-Dorthe on the Canal a la Garonne
*Your cruise could operate in the opposite direction. Please consult with us before making any arrival or departure plans.

Bicycling Opportunities:
Adequate 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Boé
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Rosa at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored at Boe. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
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Tour and Taste
Travel: Boé to Serignac-sur-Garonne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise begins the day as the Rosa crosses the Plan Canal d’Agen, one of France's longest aqueducts. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you on a visit to the medieval town of Nerac and its imposing chateau. Here you will tread in the footsteps of King of France Henry IV and Queen Margot! Built in the 15th century, much of the castle was destroyed during the French Revolution and today only the north wing remains. Finally, stop at the Lapeyrade Estate for a tasting of their small batch Armagnac. Chef serves tonight's dinner onboard.

Tuesday
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The Bounty of Bordeaux
Travel: Serignac-sur-Garonne to Buzet-sur-Baise
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

An early morning visit to the colorful market of Aiguillon begins the day, followed by a leisurely cruise. Depart the Rosa in the afternoon and visit the 13th century bastide village of Vianne to see a skilled glassblower at work, then stop by a small museum dedicated to the history of cork-making. In the evening, your Tour Guide accompanies you to Barbaste to see its fortified mill, protected by four square towers, and the nearby 12th century bridge with its 12 curved arches. Dinner is ashore at ‘Le Moulin des Saveurs’, a locally-owned bistro.

Wednesday
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An Homage to Fromage
Travel: Buzet-sur-Baise to Le Mas d’Agenais
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A relaxing cruise in the morning through stunning countryside ensures the perfect opportunity to stroll or cycle the manicured towpath. This afternoon, a visit to a cheese workshop reveals the different stages of how artisanal French cheese is made. Best of all, a cheese tasting follows! Enjoy a sampling of authentic goats’ cheeses, including some flavored with ash and chilli. En route back to the Rosa, tour the lovely Romanesque Church that once contained an original artwork by Rembrandt. Cocktails precede a gourmet dinner onboard.

Thursday
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History Comes Alive
Travel: Le Mas d’Agenais to Meilhan-sur-Garonne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Enjoy cup of freshly brewed coffee while admiring the view over the valley of the Garonne during this morning's beautiful cruise. In the afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to the 14th century Château de Duras, an architectural wonder, which has been both a fortress and a stately home over its 900-year history. Let history come alive while exploring its 35 rooms and onsite museum. Return to the Rosa and socialize in the salon with appetizers and aperitifs before Chef presents tonight's dinner.

Friday
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A Grape Time Was Had by All
Travel: Meilhan-sur-Garonne to Castet-en-Dorthe
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Laze on deck this morning to watch the scenery slip by during Rosa's final cruise. In the afternoon, explore the the medieval town of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site and center of the most famous of the Bordeaux appellations. Stroll along the charming avenues, wander through the wine boutiques, and browse the many specialty shops. A winetasting at the Château Beau-Sejour-Becot, producer of Premier and Grand Crus wines, completes the journey of cultural immersion. Tonight, Chef serves the Captain’s Farewell Dinner onboard.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Castet-en-Dorthe
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Tarte aux Oignons et Quatre Epices with Artichoke Hearts
  • Nicoise Salad
  • Salad of Fruit
  • A Selection of Coffees, Tea, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Canapes
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Velouté, shredded Confit Duck, Cacao Nibs
  • Fillet of Sea Bass, “Cassoulet” of Crab, Clam, Coco Beans & Chorizo
  • A Selection of Cheeses
  • Chocolate Molleux, Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Wine
  • Buzet (Baron d’Ardeuil, Côtes de Buzet)
  • Vieilles Vignes Blanc Domain du Moulin
  • Sauternes Bordeaux Superieur, Barsac, Haut Medoc
  • Cotes du Frontonnais (Château Bellevue La Forêt)

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 8 guests$34,300$39,600
Private Cruise for 7 guests$33,100$38,200
Private Cruise for 6 guests$31,900$36,800
Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$4,650$5,350
Single Occupancy Supplement$1,700$1,950

2021 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
July18-24, 25-31
August1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
September5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
October3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30

Barge Rosa offers additional cruise weeks in Gascony.
Click here to view Rosa’s Gascony cruise itinerary.

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 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.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • transportation to the cruise route (we will assist you with this)
  • cancellation insurance
  • crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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