Excellent Aquitaine, France Cruise on a Canal Boat
Enjoy a relaxing & delighting cruise in Aquitaine, France! Charter the 47 feet "Magnifique" Canal Boat for up to 10 person. Rate starts at $1,293 per night and a preferred minimum rental of one day. Rates: • 3 Nights Minimum: $1,293 USD per night Includes: • 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) Not Included: • 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: The Arts & Armagnac Long Break Following the winding River Baïse and the Canal Latéral à la Garonne, enjoy a relaxing & delighting cruise in Aquitaine. Sightsee in the historical towns like Nérac, Moissac and Agen. Taste the local specialities of Magret & Foie Gras, the local wine of Buzet & Bordeaux or the distinctive regional brandy called Armagnac. The days pass quickly as you follow your watery trail past vineyards, lush green fields and picturesque villages ! Le Mas d'Agenais Usually awash with colorful flowers, Le Mas d'Agenais is home to a marvelous old wash basin, and the ruins of a destroyed castle which are both worth a visit. Damazan Damazan is a pretty, quiet and colorful town. Esplanade des Promenades is a beautiful place, where old men sometimes play petanque in the shade of cedars. Buzet Discover Buzet, a pretty town where the great wine Buzet is made. Visit the house of the wine growers and sample a delightful glass of the 'good stuff'. Lavardac Discover Lavardac, a brilliant example of a typical bastide - an organised villages built in the 14th century in the southern France. Vianne Vianne has a long history to tell you. It begins in the Roman period. War after war, new fortifications appeared, which explains why the church is so well-fortified. It is now a charming and welcoming village with very good restaurants. Barbaste Dating back over 800 years, the city of Barbaste welcomes you with all its heritage. Visit the Castle of Barbaste, its beautiful mill, and the church of Lausseignan. Nerac Nerac will offer you wonderful landscapes of a typical village of southern France. Visit and discover the huge Albret Castle. Don't forget the impressive Saint-Nicolas church. Moncrabeau Moncrabeau is a lovely place to visit. You will enjoy its quiet and pretty center and a visit to the old church, Saint Sigismond de Vialère. Valence-sur-Baïse Valence-sur-Baise is a bastide: an organized village built in the 14th century in southern France. There are beautiful things to discover here, like the architecture of the village, the old timbered-houses, the wash basin, and two churches. Condom Condom is a typical French village with a beautiful church to see. Take a break here, drink coffee, and marvel at the windmills on the horizon. Don't miss the Armagnac museum. Serignac-sur-Garonne Like Lavardac, Serignac-sur-Garonne is a typical bastide. Visit it and discover the timbered houses and the beautiful town center. The banks are also beautiful to see on foot or by bike. Agen Agen is a large city with a rich medieval past. Discover the typical timbered houses, the church of the Jacobins, and the rich history of this pretty town. Valence d'Agen In Valence-d'agen, discover a beautiful wash basin that used to work a while ago. It is a pretty place to visit, and the canal banks here are also pleasant for a walk. Moissac Cruising along the Garonne, you will arrive at Moissac and immediately see a luxurious hotel located on the banks. It's called the Moulin de Moissac. The great abbey Saint-Pierre de Moissac is also pleasant to visit. Castelsarrasin Castelsarrasin is a flower-filled city with many open gardens, most notably the garden of Clairefont. Cruise Details • Waterways: Canal latéral à la Garonne, River Baïse • Distance: 169 km • Cruising time: 40 hrs • Locks: 57 • Lock types: Automatic What To Expect Onboard: As one of our biggest canal boat rentals at 47 feet, the Magnifique is second to none in luxury, comfort and space. Magnifique Key Features • Wood-effect flooring, wood-tone cabinets and finishes, and plush upholstery create an ambiance of understated elegance. The large picture windows through let in abundant natural light, particularly in the grand saloon. • The saloon is well suited for larger parties, featuring a lavish U-shaped love seat and a large dining table that converts to a comfortable bed for two. • A music system includes a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. The sundeck is wired for sound. Each boat also has a flat-screen TV/DVD player (satellite TV is available on some models. Flat-screen/DVD player is not available in Italy). • An inside steering station has good visibility. • Side access to the decks makes line handling easy. • The huge kitchen/galley features black granite-effect counters, stainless-steel sink, large gas stove and oven, two spacious electric refrigerators, and plenty of cabinet space for provisions. • Kitchen equipment and utensils were recently upgraded. Cabins & Bathrooms • In the rear section of the boat, you'll find two comfortable cabins with two single beds that convert to double beds. In each is an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. • Two luxury staterooms forward have comfortable double beds. These cabins share the boat's third bathroom, which is equipped with a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. • Plentiful closets and other storage make the sleeping cabins free of clutter. • Cabin fans in all areas are welcome in hot weather. Sundeck & Features • Swimmers will love the full-width swim platform in the stern. The platform also makes it easy getting on and off the boat. • The huge sundeck features a fixed table for alfresco dining, a large umbrella for shade, and cushioned love seats for comfort. • There's also a portable cooler to keep drinks cold. The second steering station has superior visibility. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power. • The Magnifique is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Specification • Length: 14.5 m • Beam: 4.1 m • Max. Headroom: 2 m • Water Tank: 750 L • Fuel Tank: 350 L • Engine Type: Diesel • 1 bathroom adjacent to forward cabins • love seat in salon can sleep 2 additional people • 2 forward cabins with double beds • 2 rear cabins with convertible twin/double beds and bath in each cabin Additional Services (Options & extras) Bicycles • Standard : $63 per week • Bike Child Seat: $21 per week • Child / Tag-along : $49 per week • Secure Parking: $7.50 per car / day • Open-air locked parking : from $53 per car per week • Garage : from $70 per car per week • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability) • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) • Top Deck Cushions (Pack of 2): $7 per week • Car Transfer: $175 - $420 depending on the route
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 10 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 5 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.