Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 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
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


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:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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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.

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Your Adventure in Aquitaine Awaits
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.

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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.

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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 chili. En route back to the Rosa, tour the lovely Romanesque Church containing an original artwork by Rembrandt. Cocktails precede a gourmet dinner onboard.

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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.

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Tour and Taste in St. Emilion
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 St. 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 tasting of Premier and Grand Crus wines completes your experience in one France’s most enchanting wine towns. Back onboard, Chef is creating the Farewell Feast, ending your cruise in style.

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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

  • Tarte aux Oignons et Quatre Epices with Artichoke Hearts
  • Classic Nicoise Salad with Housemade Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Cheeses: Roquefort and Tomme de Lomagne
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • A Selection of Coffees, Tea, and Biscuits
  • Amuse-bouche
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Velouté
  • Filet of Sea Bass, “Cassoulet” of Crab, Clam, Coco Beans, and Chorizo
  • Chocolate Molleux, Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • 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
  • Ines, Fronton Cave

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 8 guests$38,000$43,500
Private Cruise for 7 guests$36,600$41,900
Private Cruise for 6 guests$35,200$40,300
Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,090$5,890
Single Occupancy Supplement$1,900$2,200

2023 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

May21-27, 28-3
July16-22, 23-29, 30-5
August6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
September3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28

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
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Bordeaux City
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard and ashore from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served with lunches and dinners both onboard and ashore
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Transport to and from the cruise region
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

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

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