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, 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 Montauban to Boe 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.

Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Montauban
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 Montauban. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
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An Homage to Fromage
Travel: Montauban to Montech
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you on a short drive to an artisanal dairy farm at Ramier to experience the entire cheese making process, culminating in a delicious tasting. Next, head to old Montauban for a stroll on the banks of the River Tarn through this charming redbrick town. During a leisurely afternoon cruise, laze on the deck as the Rosa meanders up a flight of nine locks on a recently restored branch of the canal, set against the beautiful Forest of Agre. Chef serves tonight's gourmet dinner onboard.

Tuesday
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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: Montech to Castelsarrasin
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Head into the Côtes du Frontonnais the morning for a winetasting at the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret. The introduction to their outstanding cuvée ‘Optimum’ is in the skilled hands of Diane Germain, the Boston-educated daughter of the house. Return to the barge and take a guided tour of the remarkable inclined Water Plane, an amazing feat of engineering that by-passes five locks and, when back in service in the near future, will lower vessels 43 feet all in one go. A lazy afternoon cruise precedes tonight's multi-course dinner onboard.

Wednesday
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Amazing Aqueduct and Ancient Abbey
Travel: Castelsarrasin to Moissac
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard; dinner ashore

The day's adventures begin with a cruise across the River Tarn via a 1,000 foot long aqueduct, the Pont Canal du Cacor, then the Rosa descends through a staircase of delightful locks. After mooring for lunch, enjoy a short cruise downstream to St. Livrade for an optional afternoon’s swimming or canoeing, and visit the UNESCO-classified 7th century Abbaye St-Pierre de Moissac. This evening's dinner is taken ashore at the excellent locally-owned restaurant Le Florentin, where Gascony's regional specialties are served in a gorgeous setting.

Thursday
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A Cordial Invitation from a Countess
Travel: Moissac to Pommevic
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Visit Castelsarrasin’s morning market and mingle with locals. Then, return to the barge and relax in the salon during a mid-morning cruise. In the afternoon, visit the 18th century Château de la Motte for a private tour by the resident Countess. Take tea with her in the private apartments as she reveals her family’s associations with the Kings of France. En route back to the Rosa, explore the 15th century hillside village of Auvillar, as well as the old “Bastide” town of Valence d’Agen. Chef presents a gourmet dinner onboard.

Friday
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Sip and Savor Signature Spirits
Travel: Pommevic to Boé
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise through the countryside provides the perfect perch to laze on deck to watch the scenery slip by. This afternoon, visit Domaine de Lapeyrade for a guided tour and private tasting of the region's signature spirits, Armagnac and Floc du Gascogne. After sipping and savoring these exceptional elixirs in the domaine's delightful surroundings, your Tour Guide then accompanies you to the medieval town of Nérac and its castle, once home to Henry IV of France. Cocktail hour precedes the Captain’s Farewell Dinner onboard

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Boé to Toulouse
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.

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.

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.

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

Special Offers

10% discount on private cruises for the weeks of April 12-18, 19-25 and April 26-May 2, 2020.  Valid for new 2020 bookings only. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers. Must be booked and deposited by September 13, 2019.

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

2020 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April12-18, 19-25, 26-2
May3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6
June7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
July5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
August2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
September6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
October4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31

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 and 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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