Accommodating up to 4 passengers
Saraphina is rated 4 star
Crew members : 3
Length 98′5″ ft (30 metres)
Width 14′9″ ft (4.5 metres)
Up to 4 guests
Double cabins : 2
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Owners Finnegan and Emily bring their extensive experience in hospitality and piloting from their years on luxury barges, to make your week cruising on Saraphina the perfect holiday.
Saraphina is a dutch barge, built in 1924 and converted in 2007.
She is 25 meters (82 feet) long and 4 meters wide (12 feet).
The barge cruises between Portiragnes plage and the majestic medieval city of Carcassonne, and includes the locks at Beziers, the winding grand bief (big pound) with beautiful views and numerous pretty villages.
Finnegan and Emily select unique places for your lunches or dinners ashore.
Saraphina has 2 spacious cabins each about 20 square meters in size.
The aft cabin, which is designed for a couple, has many original features giving it a traditional boaty feel.
The front cabin is more contemporary modern with queen size or twin beds.
Both cabins have en-suite bathrooms, central heating and air-conditioning, with individual controls.
Access from the top deck to the inside of the barge is via a short flight of fairly steep steps, which are not ideal for anyone with mobility issues.
Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed outside, in our covered wheelhouse, or in the spacious dining area, where you can enjoy watching the landscape floating by.
The open kitchen allows you to see your meals being prepared by your hosts.
Wifi is available but reception can vary along the canal
An Ipod/Phone connection to the ships music system is available on board... enjoy your favourites in the saloon or on deck
For sunny weather there is a comfortable deck to lounge on, or take the traditional dutch bicycles and cycle along the towpath.
Every day a guided tour can be organized to discover the surrounding towns, wineries and markets.
Saraphina operates on a dine-around basis:
The price includes: All facilities aboard, transfers from and to local airport, hotel or train station, and to excursions by private minibus
All meals from dinner on day one to breakfast on the last day, including 2/3 lunches ashore in restaurants selected by the barge owners.
All beverages aboard
Drinks ashore, in excess of half a bottle of wine per person at lunch, and gratuities are at clients own expense
|Private charter for 4 guests, 6 nights||14650|
|Private charter for 4 guests, 5 nights||12850|
|Private charter for 4 guests, 4 nights||11050|
|Private charter for 4 guests, 3 nights||9250|
|Private charter for 2 guests, 6 nights||11720|
|Private charter for 2 guests, 5 nights||10280|
|Private charter for 2 guests, 4 nights||8840|
|Private charter for 2 guests, 3 nights||7420|
|Regular||April - October 2020|
From 2021 onwards, Saraphina will be available for cruises of 5 or 6 nights duration only.
Prices will remain the same as for 2020