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 out of 5

  • Tour of the famous Saint Emilion
  • Explore Moissac's UNESCO classified 7th century abbey
  • Visit the impressive Chateau de Duras
  • Visit to the Bastide village of Vianne and ancient Barbaste
  • Cruise across the 1.900 foot long Pont Canal d'Agen
  • Wine, cheese, foie gras and Armagnac tastings
  • Visits to the village of Le Mas d'Agenais and the colourful market of Marmande

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Cruise file for Rosa

From 4390 USD per person

Charters from 30,400 USD


Crew members : 4

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

Number of bicycles : 4


Up to 8 guests

Double cabins : 3

Twin cabins : 1


Central heating


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 Agen on the Canal de la Garonne

Sunday: Montauban
Guests are met in Toulouse then given a Champagne Welcome aboard Rosa, moored in Montauban, before a brief tour of the town and the first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday: Montauban to Montech
This morning Rosa climbs a ten-lock flight en route to Montech.
An afternoon visit to Chateau Bellevue la Foret for a tour and tasting of their cuvee Optimum.
Dinner on board.

Tuesday: Montech to Castelsarrasin
We begin the day with guided tour of the remarkable inclined Water Plane, an amazing feat of engineering, then we cruise to Castelsarrasin.
After lunch, a tour of Ferme des Jauberts to taste Eric Couderc's foie gras, accompanied by some local wine.
Dinner on board.

Wednesday: Castelsarrasin to Moissac
We cruise via the 1,000 foot long Pont Canal du Cacor to moor for lunch on the River Tarn by an old watermill.
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 in the front of the Abbaye.

Thursday: Moissac to Valence d'Agen
Today the Rosa rises up from the Tarn to cruise past the Quercy massif to moor at Pommevic, before a visit to Chateau de Goudourville and a tour of Auvillar, a beautiful village perched high above the River Garonne.
Afernoon cruise to the Bastide town of Valence d'Agen.
Dinner on board.

Friday: Valence d'Agen to Agen
A morning cruise to the historic town of Agen.
Then 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: Agen to Toulouse
After breakfast, guests disembark and are transferred to Toulouse for approximately 11am.

Cruise rates

The Aquitaine dates and rates

Accommodation Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 37500 32800
Whole boat charter for 7 36100 31600
Whole boat charter for 6 34700 30400
Stateroom per person 4990 4390
Single supplement 1850 1650
Whole boat charter for 8 38600 33800
Whole boat charter for 7 37200 32600
Whole boat charter for 6 35800 31400
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 5150 4550
Single supplement 1900 1700
Prices are shown in US dollars
Sterling and euro prices available on request for non-US/Canadian citizens

Wine appreciation charters 4750 USD supplement
Golf charter 600 USD supplement, per player
- Departure Dates -
Value April 15 to April 22
July 22 to August 19
October 7 to October 21
Regular April 29 to July 15 
August 26 to September 30

- Departure Dates 2019-
Value April 14 to April 21
July 21 to August 18
October 3 to October 20
Regular April 28 to July 14 
August 25 to September 29

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