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Rosa

Cruising between Montauban and Agen on the Canal de la Garonne

8 passengers

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Rosa highlights

Gascony

  • Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and private tasting
  • Visit 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

Rosa cruise file

Prices

  • From 4850 USD per person
  • Charters from 33, 200 USD

Specifications

  • Crew members : 4
  • Up to 8 guests
  • Double cabins : 3
  • Twin cabins : 1

Boat size

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

Also

  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Bicycles : 4

About the barge "Rosa"

Photo of Rosa

As featured in Rick Stein's Odyssey, Rosa is an old Dutch 'Clipper' barge that was completely 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

Rosa deck and cabin plans

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Rosa cruise routes & itineraries

Between Montauban and Boé on the Canal de la Garonne

Cruise map for the Rosa in Gascony

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 bypasses 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 excursion 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 11 am.

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

Cruise map for the Rosa in Bordeaux

Sunday: Castets-en-Dorthe
Guests are met in Bordeaux and transferred by private chauffeured minibus for a Champagne Welcome aboard Rosa, moored in Castets-en-Dorthe.
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 appellations.  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 colourful 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 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, beginning 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.

Rosa rates

Gascony: Montauban to Boé

USD rates 2022 for USA and CANADA residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 41, 400 USD 35, 800 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 39, 900 USD 34, 500 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 38, 400 USD 33, 200 USD
Stateroom per person 5, 590 USD 4,850 USD
Single supplement 2, 050 USD 1, 800 USD
STERLING rates 2022 for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £29, 000 £25, 000
Whole boat charter for 7 £28, 100 £24, 200
Whole boat charter for 6 £27, 200 £23, 400
Stateroom per person £3, 950 £3, 350
Single supplement £1, 500 £1, 250
EURO rates 2022 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 34, 500€ 29, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 7 33, 400 € 28, 600 €
Whole boat charter for 6 32, 300 € 27, 700 €
Stateroom per person 4, 690 € 3, 990 €
Single supplement 1,700 € 1, 500 €
USD rates 2021 for USA and CANADA residents 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
STERLING rates 2021 for UNITED KINGDOM residents 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
EURO rates 2021 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 onboard catered 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.

Optional extras
Golf charters: 650 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement per player
 

- Departure Dates 2022-
Value

April 10 & April 24

Regular May 1 to July 10

Bordeaux: Castets-en-Dorthe to Boé

USD rates 2022 for USA and CANADA residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 41, 400 USD 35, 800 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 39, 900 USD 34, 500 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 38, 400 USD 33, 200 USD
Stateroom per person 5, 590 USD 4, 850 USD
Single supplement 2, 050 USD 1, 800 USD
STERLING rates 2022 for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £29, 000 £25, 000
Whole boat charter for 7 £28, 100 £24, 200
Whole boat charter for 6 £27, 200 £23, 400
Stateroom per person £3, 950 £3, 350
Single supplement £1, 500 £1, 250
EURO rates 2022 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 34, 500€ 29, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 7 33, 400 € 28, 600 €
Whole boat charter for 6 32, 300 € 27, 700 €
Stateroom per person 4, 690 € 3, 990 €
Single supplement 1, 700 € 1, 500 €
USD rates 2021 for USA and CANADA residents 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
STERLING rates 2021 for UNITED KINGDOM residents 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
EURO rates 2021 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 catered 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.

Optional extras
Wine Appreciation charters  5500 USD / £4000 / 4500€  supplement
 

- Departure Dates 2022-
Value

July 17 to August 21
October 9 to October 23

Regular
August 28 to October 2

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