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Hotel Barge Rosa - Bordeaux and Gascogne regions

Reference: Barge

  • Bordeaux and Casgone regions

  • First Class

  • 4 cabins for up to 8 passengers

  • With 4 Crew

  • From A$6,800 to A$7,890

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Hotel Barge Rosa 

The Hotel Barge Rosa Bordeaux is an old Dutch “Clipper” barge that was built in early in the last century to carry different cargoes on the offshore waterways of Holland. Now, as a charming hotel barge, she navigates the calmer canals of southwest France.

The prettily decorated saloon is particularly welcoming and features attractive wood panelling, comfortable seating, dining area and a cosy bar. The four cosy staterooms accommodating 8 passengers have individually controlled air-conditioning and heating and full en suite facilities. Two staterooms have double beds, the other two staterooms have twin beds.

Outside there is a spacious sun deck with a dining area and parasols for enjoying an alfresco prepared by your chef. Comfortable loungers are also there to relax in as you take in the passing countryside on your sedate cruise along the Canal de Garonne.

Eight bikes are available for your use if you wish to perhaps venture into the next village along the towpath.

Rosa also featured with Anjodi in the successful television series, Rick Stein’s French Odyssey and you are sure to enjoy your own personal ‘odyssey’ through this colourful, captivating part of southwest France.

Daily Excursions

Your tour guide will take you on daily excursions, to visit the attractions that define the area, a chance to envelop yourself in the art, history and culture of the region.
The tour guide's expertise is only matched by that of your master chef who, with his extraordinary meals, will help you explore the gastronomy, wine and other products typical of our region.

Cruise Highlights

Gascony (Spring & Summer)

  • 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 (Summer & Autumn)

  • Tour of the famous Saint Émilion
  • Visit the impressive Château de Duras
  • Cruise across the 1,900 foot Agen aqueduct
  • Wine, cheese and Armagnac tastings

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From $6,350

Price per person in a twin-share double stateroom.
Charter price on request

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    Sunday, Day 1 Boé

    Guests are met in Bordeaux** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Rosa. Following a champagne welcome, there is time for a stroll before returning for your first dinner on board.

    Monday, Day 2 Boé to Serignac-sur-Garonne

    Morning cruise to Serignac-sur-Garonne, where we cross the Plan Canal d’Agen, one of the longest aqueducts in France which spans the River Garonne. After lunch we visit the medieval town of Nerac and tread in the footsteps of King of France Henry IV and Queen Margot. The château was built in the 15th century, but much was destroyed during the French Revolution and today only the impressive north wing remains. Finally, we stop at the Lapeyrade Estate for a cellar tasting of Armagnac, the oldest alcohol in France. Dinner on board.

    Tuesday, Day 3 Serignac-sur-Garonne to Buzet-sur-Baise

    This morning, we depart early to enjoy breakfast at the colourful market of Aiguillon and then cruise to our mooring at Buzet-sur-Baise, a pretty fortified village with pastel-coloured houses. Lunch on board is followed by an informative guided tour of the sustainable wine co-operative of Buzet, with a tasting of course! Next we visit the cork museum at Mezin to learn about the history of cork-making, before heading to the 13th century bastide village of Vianne. In the evening we go to Barbaste with its fortified mill, protected by four square towers, and the nearby 12th century bridge with its 12 curved arches. Dinner tonight is a gourmet affair at the “Auberge du Goujon qui frétille”, a delightful local restaurant with a highly inventive menu.

    Wednesday, Day 4 Buzet-sur-Baise to Lagruère

    We start the day with a relaxing cruise to the lovely little village of Lagruère, with time to walk or cycle the towpath through stunning countryside. Following lunch on board we cruise along the Garonne river aboard a traditional flat-bottomed boat, after which we visit the beautiful village of Le Mas d’Agenais, its 11th century church playing host to an ornate Romanesque doorway and an original masterpiece by Rembrandt. After this we take a short drive to an artisanal dairy farm at Ramier where we experience the entire cheese making process, culminating in a delicious tasting. Dinner, if the weather permits, is a gourmet barbecue beside the barge, overlooking the River Garonne.

    Thursday, Day 5 Lagruère to Meilhan-sur-Garonne

    Our morning cruise takes us to the village of Meilhan-sur-Garonne, with an expansive view over the valley of the Garonne. In the afternoon, we visit the 14th century Château de Duras, an architectural wonder, which has been both a fortress and a stately home over its 900-year history. We wander through its 35 rooms and museum before returning to the hotel barge. Dinner on board.

    Friday, Day 6 Meilhan-sur-Garonne to Castet-en-Dorthe

    Today, our final cruise is to Castet-en-Dorthe, where the canal ends and drops into the River Garonne. After lunch on board we visit the medieval town of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site and centre of the most famous of the Bordeaux appellations. Later, we stop at Château Beau-Sejour-Becot, producer of premier and grand crus wines, where we discover the secrets of the vine and, of course, enjoy a tasting. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

    Saturday, Day 7 Castet-en-Dorthe

    After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Bordeaux**.

    This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.
    **other locations available for private Charter bookings

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