1. Explore Lot Valley in France Aboard Gorgeous Canal Cruiser for 6 Person
  2. Explore Lot Valley in France Aboard Gorgeous Canal Cruiser for 6 Person
  3. Explore Lot Valley in France Aboard Gorgeous Canal Cruiser for 6 Person

Explore Lot Valley in France Aboard Gorgeous Canal Cruiser for 6 Person

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Explore Lot Valley in France and see the many fantastic mediaeval churches, towns with museums and art galleries while cruising aboard a beautiful boat! Book the "The Lot Valley Cruise" aboard the 29' Canal Cruiser for up to 6 people. Starting at $735 per night (3-nights minimum). Rates: • $735 per night (3-nights minimum) What's included in the price? • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information • Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland) What's NOT included in the price? • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect: Rejoice in river cruises to grand châteaux, mediaeval churches, and towns with museums and art galleries. The Lot Valley Cruise You ease the boat away from busy Cahors and head off on another day of your Lot River Boating Vacation in France, enjoying the impressive scenery. You crane your neck to see a hawk flying above craggy limestone cliffs, and in the distance Mercues castle perches atop a cliff. Pretty villages and grand châteaux dot the banks, tempting you to go ashore. Notes: All locks are manual and user-operated. There are no locks keepers on the River Lot. As such, a good level of fitness is required from at least two crew members. Your Cruise Details • Waterways: River lot • Distance: 128 km • Locks: 28 • Cruising time: 27 hrs • Lock types: Manual without lock-keeper Activities and Attractions Along the Way Hilltop villages: This may be one of the most beautiful villages in France. Climb up to the church along the steep and narrow streets, and admire the medieval houses with pointed roofs. Treasure Nature’s Splendor: Soak up the unique views over the river Lot in places like the pretty Saint-Gery village on the cliffs, the picturesque Saint-Cirq Lapopie, or the magical towpath in Bouzies. Discover the Pont Valentré: A huge fortified bridge built centuries ago, the Pont Valentré is still overlooking the Lot. Come and discover this majestic place just alongside Cahors. Peruse fine Crafts: When visiting St-Cirq Lapopie, named France's most scenic village, be sure to see the jewelry makers. Offer a toast at wine tastings: Go to the Château du Mercues, or the Musée du Vin in Cahors to taste great wine. Walk among verdant nature: Gardens of old vineyards in the Castle Queen of Danmark and the Secret Gardens of Cahors are pretty places to see! Taste the lamb of Quercy: Discover the numerous specialities of the Quercy, including the famous, tasty lamb. Tender and soft meat, it's perfect with red wine. Dive in the Lot and swim under the sun: Swimming is allowed everywhere in the Lot. In Caix, Pradines, and Saint-Cirq Lapopie, there are also beaches. Fish along the Lot: Pike, perch, carp, catfish...There is something for everyone. History is everywhere: In Cabrebrets, enter the Peche Merle grotto and discover old paintings from the Neolithic Age. Visit it with your family, and learn about history in the adjacent museum. Water fun: Enjoy the waterskiing near Pradines, and test the canoeing in Douelle and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie! Key Towns and Villages on your Cruise Douelle Douelle is a welcoming village, surrounded by glorious French countryside. Visit the beautiful church or try out the good restaurants in town Caillac Caillac is a small and quiet village. The downtown area has a man-made lake that's terrific for fishing. Visitors love to observe the happennings in town and taking in the views of the surrounding countryside. Parnac Parnac is a charming little town. The Saint-Saturnin church is a delight to see. During the summer, the Castle Saint-Didier de Parnac is open for to vistors and wine tasting! Why not try it? Caïx Caïx is a beautiful village. Stop here to walk the streets to see old houses covered by ivy. If you ask, you can visit the Lafon vineyards, which are really pretty. Luzech Once a Gallic stronghold thanks to its natural barriers, Luzech is a now pretty and welcoming town where you will have a good time visiting the sights, like the old castle tower and the gothic church, Saint-Pierre. Mercuès Mercuès is a green and leafy place where you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the town. The Saint Germain church is a pleasure to visit. During the summer, the Mercuès Castle is also open and offers wine-tasting. Pradines Surrounded by a verdant forest, Pradines is a charming village full of history. Come here and visit one of the four churches that the city owns. Walk through this typical town and try one of the good restaurants. Labéraudie Labéraudie has a lock, just past Pradines, where you will find a great supermarket and a commercial area. It's a great place to stock up. Cahors Cahors is the largest city in the area where you'll discover impressive architecture inherited from the middle ages. Downtown, you will enjoy walking along the flower-lined streets and seeing the old timbered houses, which create a particularly charming atmosphere. Laroque-les-Arcs Laroque-les-Arcs is a lovely town built in a particular architectural style, typical of the area. See the old church, des Récollets, and the charming chapel, Saint-Roch. If you stay here, try the excellent restaurants downtown. Lamagdeleine Lamagdeleine is a small and quiet village, the perfect place to have a relaxing evening aboard your boat, looking out over the river. Savanac Savanac is a beautiful green town along the Lot. Moor here to discover a picturesque town; there are good views everywhere you look. Arcambal Arcambal is a typically quaint town where you'll discover vestiges of the past, like the fortified ruins now covered by vegetation. The old Bouquet Castle is also a great sight to see, as is the impressive church Saint-Antoine, built in the 15th century. Vers Vers is a peaceful town that you will love. Discover an old typical village with verdant vegetation and waterfalls. Check out the medieval houses in the village, and enjoy a visit to the church. Saint-Géry Saint-Géry is a quiet village along the Lot. Moor here and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that surrounds you. Bouziès Although Bouziès is a small village, it is home to many beautiful sights to see. Moor here and take a walk along the towpath, a path carved into the rock along the canal from where the views are wonderful. Or cross the suspension bridge and look out over the Lot; this alone will make your stop worth while. Conduché Just past Bouziès is Conduché. It is a small hamlet where you can relax and enjoy viewing the flora and fauna of the area. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the whole village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is considered a museum. Walking in town, you will marvel at the veiw over the Lot. At night, the illuminated church lights up the valley. Tour-de-Faure Tour-de-Faure is a shining and peaceful village with many old buildings. Walk along the paths around the village, enjoy the quietness of the place, and admire the untouched beauty of the area. Crégols Crégols is located in a valley right on the Lot. It's a small and quiet village surrounded by a verdant forest, and offers two pleasant walking paths. La Toulzanie La Toulzanie is a small village built on the cliffs along the Lot. On the waterfront, there is an historic mill dating from the 14th century which is now a beautiful hotel. Cénevières Cénevières is a quiet and pretty town along the Lot. Moor here and ride or stroll along the walking paths. The impressive castle is sometimes open to visitors and worth a visit if it is. Clavignac Clavignac is a pretty village built on the cliffs. The old castle, built in the 15th century, still stands at its strategic position over the Lot. The scenery all around is exceptional. Lanargol Larnagol is a charming village, typical to the area. Take time to wander through this lovely fortified town, which was built centuries ago. What To Expect Onboard: The Cirrus A canal boat rental suits small groups of friends or small families thanks to its modular sleeping in the cabin and in the saloon. A very popular model in the Le Boat fleet, the 29- foot Cirrus affords a couple or a small family more than ample space for comfortable Boating Vacations in style. A large rear stateroom, a spacious saloon, and abundant natural light from large picture windows make this boat a small-size floating villa! Interior & Saloon • The saloon has a radio/CD player. • The kitchen/galley boasts a stove, sink, and electric refrigerator. • Some boats are equipped with new flat-screen TVs Cabins & Bathrooms Layout • The main rear cabin has two single beds. • The left-hand side of the saloon has a large love seat and dining table that convert to a double bed. Sundeck & Features • Each model has 220-volt shore power and an onboard 12-volt DC electrical system. • An efficient and reliable diesel engine provides propulsion. Additional Services: Options and Extras To enhance your experience, you can add extras & services to your vacation. The availabilities and prices of the extras will be confirmed at start of your booking. Bicycles To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie. • Standard: $60 per week • Child / Tag-along: $46 per week Lantern For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat. • Lantern: $14 per week Parking • Open-air locked parking: From $53 USD per car/day • Garage: From $70 USD per car/day Car Transfer • $175 - $420 depending on the route Stand Up Paddle Board • $119 per board per week Top Deck Cushions Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on! • Pack of 2: $7 per week Pets Take the whole family with you! Two pets allowed per boat. • $55 per animal per week Cleaning • Eco-Pack: $15 • Cleaning Service: $110 to $210 (depending on boat model) Early Check-in & Late Check-out • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) Special Occasion Gift Basket Order a special occasion gift basket full of local delicacies and regional specialities, this is a great mark to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion. • Gift Basket: $100 If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is not included.
Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
Capacity
4 guests
Houseboats & Sleepaboards
Canal Boat
LH

Owner:Laurie

Features & Details

Length
29ft
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Licensing Required
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • Dinghy
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

0% refund up to 30 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent.  The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.

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