The Delicacies of Brittany Cruise Aboard the 5 Cabin Canal Boat in France
Explore the beautiful waterways of Brittany and see some 12th-century castles! Book "The Delicacies of Brittany Cruise" aboard the amazing 48' Canal Boat for up to 12 people. For around $706 USD per night and preferred minimum of 3-nights, you can have a fantastic France cruise vacation. Rates: • $706 USD 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 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: The land of a thousand castles draws you into its Celtic embrace, where you relax on waterways near the coast. The Delicacies of Brittany Cruise Brittany is steeped in Celtic history dating back to the Vikings, and your imagination runs wild on the gentle River Vilaine as you think about the fierce Norsemen! You reach port La Roche-Bernard and tie up to stay a bit, savouring fresh Breton oysters on the half-shell and strolling along the docks, loving every minute of your French canal vacations! Your Cruise Details • Waterways: River Erdre, Canal de Nantes à Brest, River Vilaine • Distance: 240 km • Locks: 32 • Cruising time: 44 hrs • Lock types: Mostly automatic with a lock keeper Main Activities Along the Way Sea treasures - Visit Dinan and sample some of their famous oysters! Marvel at a medieval fortress - Blain's 12th-century Castle de la Groulais was one of Brittany's most important fortresses. Ancient abbeys are everywhere - Tarry to see the impressive Abbey of St. Sauveur in Redon, which was founded in 832 A.D. An unforgettable taste - Brittany is known for its tasty gastronomy. Discover delightful seafood dishes, and the famous crêpes (local pancake) of Brittany! La Roche Bernard’s culture - The fascinating Seaborne Vilaine Museum housed in the Château des Basses Fosses celebrates mariners. Notable Nantes - Known for its eclectic shops and fine restaurants, the Bouffay quarter of Nantes makes for an inviting stroll. Watersports, and lots of more - Take full advantage of the leisure centre in Guenroüet, where you can go swimming, kayaking or canoeing! Key Towns and Villages on your Cruise Nort-sur-Edre Nort-sur-erdre is a peaceful and charming city. Here, you will enjoy a welcoming marina, a very scenic place to stay. You can also survey the distinct architecture of the castle of Port- Mulon, built in the 18th century. Sucé-sur-Erdre A very nice and peaceful little town on the edge of the River Erdre, Suce-sur-Erdre will charm you with its restaurants, cafés, and elegant terraces. Along the river, you will find cycle paths if you'd like to go for a ride. You can visit the Tower Gaillard, the last vestige of a temple built by the Protestants in the 16th century. Blain A city full of character, Blain hosts an immense castle riddled with history from all of its previous invaders. Here you can visit the Saint-Roch chapel, and the museum of arts and tradition. Guenrouët Guenrouët is an inviting and peaceful stop. The leisure center has something for everyone: an open-air pool with slide, whirlpool, grassy areas, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks, picnic areas, and a mini-golf course themed after the local canal. The village and shops are just 200 meters away. Redon Redon is a historic town with many places to see: the St Sauveur Abbey, the Convent of the Martyrs, the Waterways museum, the Richelieu Tower, the salt storehouses, charming little footbridges, gangways and locks... Enjoy the atmosphere of its traditional festivals and dive into the local folklore. La Roche Bernard Welcome to La-Roche-Bernard. This town is well worth exploring. Historically an important seaport, it is still a thriving yachting centre today and its streets are filled with little shops and places to eat. What To Expect Onboard: The Grand Classique is nearly the biggest of our boats at 48 feet. You’ve got luxury aplenty for canal cruises on this roomy and elegant boat! You can travel with 12 on Grand Classique boat vacations! These boats have five bedrooms with a variety of sleeping options from bunk beds to doubles. The décor of the Grand Classique is upscale, replete with pleasing wood finishes, tastefully color-coordinated plush upholstery and an open floor plan in the common areas. What’s on board? • The music sounds terrific - A radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity is in the grand saloon. • The kitchen is humongous - Flex your gourmet muscles in this super kitchen. It has all the best bells and whistles! • The sundeck's fixed table - Open the big sun canopy and relax in the shade with ample seating for alfresco dining! Interior & Saloon • The saloon is situated in the center of the boat and by default becomes the main interior common area during boat cruises. A huge dining table that folds down out of the way when not in use and a giant U-shaped love seat form the centerpiece. • The love seat converts to a large double bed. The saloon's radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity is wonderful when relaxing after a day on the water. • An inside steering station with good visibility and access to outside decks are other features of the saloon. • The big U-shaped kitchen/galley is well designed for preparing gourmet meals. There's loads of counter space, a large electric refrigerator, ample sink, a stove, and lots of cabinets for storage. Cabins & Bathrooms • Two aft (rear) cabins with plenty of natural light from large stern windows feature two single beds each that convert to double beds. Each has an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. • Immediately forward of the aft cabins is a smaller central cabin with two single bunk beds that are wonderful for kids. • Beyond the grand saloon, you'll find two additional staterooms, one with a double bed in a spacious private cabin in the bow, and two crossover single bunk beds in a smaller cabin aft. The third bathroom is across from the two forward cabins and includes a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. Sundeck & Features • Sundecks are hugely important features on boat cruises, allowing everyone to relax together outside. • The Grand Classique's sundeck is quite large with lots of seating, a wide umbrella for shade, and a fixed table for alfresco dining and cocktail parties. • The second steering station on the sundeck provides excellent visibility. The spacious saloon below the sundeck is easily accessed. There's ample storage for bicycles. • A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. You'll love the powerful bow thrusters for coming alongside at docks and in locks! • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power. • The Grand Classique is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Technical • Length: 14.63 m • Beam: 4.10 m • Max. Headroom: 1.90 m • Water Tank: 1500 L • Fuel Tank: 350 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Sleep: up to 12 • Cabins: 5 • Bathrooms: 3 Kitchen Features • Burner • Oven / Grill • Fridge: 110 L • Deep Freezer Heating / Cooling System • Heater • Fans Navigation • Internal Steering Position • External Steering Position • Bow Thrusters Exterior • Sundeck • Al fresco dining • Ambient light Audio / Visual • CD / Radio player • MP3/USB features • Flat Screen DVD Player Electricity • Cigar lighter Plug (12V) • 12/220V Converter • Shore Power (220V on Other Features • Toilets Type: Electric • Safety Box 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 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
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 12 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Air Conditioning
- Wheel steering
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
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.