Rosa hotel barge

Cruising between Montauban and Agen on the Canal de la Garonne
The barge Rosa

Accommodating up to 8 passengers

View of the Rosa

Rosa is rated 4 star

Book now for 2020

Gascony

  • Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and private tasting
  • Visit to Château de Goudourville
  • Guided tour and private tasting at a renowned local Armagnac producer
  • Visit Moissac and its UNESCO classified abbey

Bordeaux

  • Tour of the famous Saint Emilion
  • Visit the impressive Château de Duras
  • Cruise across the 1900 foot Agen Aqueduct
  • Wine, cheese and Armagnac tastings

Cruise information file for Rosa

Specifications

Crew members : 4

Boat size
Length 114′10″ ft (35 metres)
Width 16′5″ ft (5 metres)

Number of bicycles : 4

Accommodation

Up to 8 guests

Double cabins : 3

Twin cabins : 1

Also...

Central heating

Air-conditioning

Spa or pool

Rosa photos and videos

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About the barge "Rosa"

As featured in Rick Stein's Odyssey, Rosa is a old Dutch 'Clipper' barge that was completly refitted in 2010 to a high specification.

Her saloon is particularly welcoming and features attractive wood panelling, comfortable seating and a cosy bar.
There are 4 air-conditioned suites, each with full ensuite facilities.
Outside there is a spacious sundeck with comfortable furniture.

4 crew
Air-conditioned/centrally heated throughout
8 touring bikes

Plan of Rosa

Plan of the hotel barge Rosa

Rosa cruise routes & itineraries

Between Montauban and Boé on the Canal de la Garonne

Sunday: Montauban
Guests are met in Toulouse and transferred by private chauffeured minibus for a Champagne Welcome aboard Rosa, moored in Montauban. There is time for a brief tour of the town before the first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday: Montauban to Montech
This morning Rosa climbs a nine-lock flight en route to the little town of Montech.
We enjoy an afternoon visit to Château Bellevue la Foret  in the Côtes du Frontonnais wine region, for a tour and tasting of their cuvee Optimum.
Dinner on board.

Tuesday: Montech to Castelsarrasin
We begin the day with a guided tour of the remarkable inclined Water Plane, an amazing feat of engineering which by passes a series of locks, before we cruise to Castelsarrasin.
After lunch, it's just a short drive to the historical Abbaye de Belleperche to view a fascinating exhibition.
Dinner on board.

Wednesday: Castelsarrasin to Moissac
This morning we cruise via the 1,000 foot long Pont Canal du Cacor crossing the river Tarn, down towards our moorings in Moissac, a beautiful town.  After lunch, we'll cruise to St Livrade for those who might like to swim or canoe here in this peaceful, safe spot.
Then we visit Moissac's UNESCO classified 7th century Abbaye St Pierre and explore the many arts and crafts workshops.
Dinner ashore at a fine restaurant, Le Florentin.

Thursday: Moissac to Pommevic
We'll begin the day with a trip to the colourful market in Castelsarrasin where local produce is both beautiful and plentiful.  Cameras at the ready for the stalls really are quite breath-taking. Next we cruise through Moissac and on to Pommeric to moor up.
After lunch on board, we'll visit the Chateau de Goudourville and Auvillar, a beautiful village perched high above the River Garonne before finishing our excurion in the Bastide town of Valence d'Agen.
Dinner on board.

Friday: Pommevic to Boé
Our morning cruise brings us to our final mooring in Boé.
After lunch,  there is time for a tour and tasting at Armagnac producer Domaine de Lepeyrade, before seeing the medieval town and castle of Nerac, once home to Henry IV of France.
Captain's Farwell Dinner aboard.

Saturday: Boé to Toulouse
After breakfast, guests disembark and are transferred to Toulouse for approximately 11am.

Cruise rates


Gascony: Montauban to Boé dates and rates

Accommodation 2020 USA/CANADA Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 39600 USD 34300 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 38200 USD 33100 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 36800 USD 31900 USD
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 5350 USD 4650 USD
Single supplement 1950 USD 1700 USD
Accommodation 2020 UNITED KINGDOM Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £27500 £23800
Whole boat charter for 7 £26700 £23100
Whole boat charter for 6 £25900 £22400
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy £3750 £3190
Single supplement £1400 £1200
Accommodation 2020 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 33800€ 28800€
Whole boat charter for 7 32800€ 28000€
Whole boat charter for 6 31800€ 27200€
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 4590€ 3890€
Single supplement 1650€ 1450€
Prices include local transfers to and from the barge (duration 1hr or 1h30 depending upon the cruise direction), a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board caterted by the onboard Master Chef, an open bar 24/4with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drink, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 4 crew and use of the barge facilities including bicycles and hot tub.

Wine appreciation charters 5250 USD / £4000 / 4500€ supplement
Golf charter 600 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement, per player
 

- Departure Dates 2020-
Value

April 12 & April 19

Regular April 26 to June 7

Between Castets-en-Dorthe and Boé on the Canal de la Garonne

Sunday: Castets-en-Dorthe
Guests are met in Bordeaux and transferred by private chauffeured minibus for a Champagne Welcome aboard Rosa, moored in Castets-enDorthe.
Dinner on board.

Monday: Castets-en-Dorthe to Meilhan-sur-Garonne
We begin our week by cruising this morning to our mooring at Meilhan-sur-Garonne.  After lunch we enjoy a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint Emilion, famous for the Bordeaux appelations.  Later, we stop for a tasting at Château Beau-Sejour-Becot, producers of premier and grand cru wines.
Dinner on board.

Tuesday: Meilhan-sur-Garonne to Le Mas d'Agenais
After breakfast, we head to the colorful market of Casteljaloux: A huge range of fresh produce is on show here and you can watch the locals bartering and even have a go!
After lunch on board we cruise to our next port of call, the village named Le Mas d'Agenais to visit a cheese workshop to discover about the production of some excellent goat cheeses... A tasting rounds off the visit.
Dinner on board.

Wednesday: Le Mas d'Agenais to Buzet-sur-Baïse
The Bordeaux region has some fascinating architecture, and this morning is a chance to discover this at the Château de Duras dating from the 12th century.  The finishing touches took place in the 17th century! 
Our afternoon cruise takes us to Buzet-sur-Baïse from where we will visit the beautiful nearby village of Barbaste where we'll dine ashore in the restaurant 'Le Moulin de Saveurs'.

Thursday: Buzet-sur-Baïse to Serignac-sur-Garonne
Today is all about craftsmen, begining with a visit to the cork museum at Mezin followed by a visit to a traditional glass-blower  in the 13th century Bastide village of Vianne.
After lunch on board, it's time to relax on board as we cruise onwards to our evening mooring at Serignac-sur-Garonne.
Dinner on board.

Friday: Serignac-sur-Garonne to Boé
We begin our last day with a visit to Nerac, a fascinating medieval town where we explore the ruins of the 15th century château. A pre-lunch treat awaits at the Lapeyrade estate for a cellar tasting of Armagnac, the oldest alcohol in France.
After lunch, we will cruise across one of the longest aqueducts in France to reach our destination of Boé.
Captain's Farwell Dinner aboard.

Saturday: Boé to Toulouse
After breakfast, guests disembark and are transferred to Bordeaux for their onward journey.

Cruise rates


Bordeaux: Castets-en-Dorthe to Boé dates and rates

Accommodation 2020 USA/CANADA Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 39600 USD 34300 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 38200 USD 33100 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 36800 USD 31900 USD
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 5350 USD 4650 USD
Single supplement 1950 USD 1700 USD
Accommodation 2020 UNITED KINGDOM Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £27500 £23800
Whole boat charter for 7 £26700 £23100
Whole boat charter for 6 £25900 £22400
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy £3750 £3180
Single supplement £1400 £1200
Accommodation 2020 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 33800€ 28800€
Whole boat charter for 7 32800€ 28000€
Whole boat charter for 6 31800€ 27200€
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 4590€ 3890€
Single supplement 1650€ 1450€
Prices include local transfers to and from the barge (duration 1hr or 1h30 depending upon the cruise direction), a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board caterted by the onboard Master Chef, an open bar 24/4with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drink, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 4 crew and use of the barge facilities including bicycles and hot tub.

Wine appreciation charters 5250 USD / £4000 / 4500€ supplement
Golf charter 600 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement, per player
 
 

- Departure Dates 2020-
Value

July 19 to August 23
October 4 to October 25

Regular June 14 to July 12
August 30 to September 27

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