The Cognac Cruise for 6 Person in Charente, France

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The best way to see the fascinating beauty of Charente, France is by boat! Book a boat tour "The Cognac Cruise" aboard the 39' Canal Boat for up to 6 people. For around $713 USD per night and preferred minimum of 3-nights minimum, you can have an unforgettable vacation in France. Rates: • $713 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: In elegant Cognac, the glorious beverage of the same name is renowned! Visit the distilleries for a free tasting! You cruise west on the beautiful River Charente, passing quaint towns steeped in history. The world’s best distillers of cognac have been in the valley for centuries, and a guided tour of some of the facilities and a taste of cognac is a must when Charente boating in France. The villages of St. Brice, Saintes, Cognac, and Rochefort beckon. Your Cruise Details: • Waterways: River Charente • Distance: 186 km • Locks: 12 • Cruising time: 33 hrs • Lock types: Manual - easy to operate - no lock-keeper Key Towns and Villages on your Cruise Jarnac Jarnac is a welcoming town. Take time to discover the city and its history and to learn about the powerful Chabot family of barons. Bourg-Charente In this quiet yet brilliant place, you will find a natural and pristine town surrounded by vineyards. Downtown, you may discover the beautiful old castle and its green gardens. Welcome to Bourg-Charente. Saint-Brice Saint-Brice is a charming village with many vestiges of the past. Come and visit the huge castle of Garde-Epee, built in the 16th century. Another great castle that's a must-see: The Saint-Brice Castle, with its vast green gardens. Cognac Cognac is a dynamic and historic city. Walk the old winding streets lined with timbered houses, and explore the green gardens next to the city hall. Cognac is famous for its delightful brandy, which you can enjoy tasting while you're here. Brives-sur-Charente Brives-sur-Charente is a small and charming village. Take a walk along its old streets and discover the great 18th century church. Chaniers Welcome to Chaniers, a pleasant town to stop and visit. You will enjoy visiting the Church of Saint-Pierre, whose foundation dates back to the eleventh century. Take time to walk along the canal banks; they are absolutely beautiful. Saintes Saintes is the second most important city in the area. It's a city full of history with magnificient monuments like the basilica Saint-Eutrop. Enjoy visiting the old pedestrian streets where you will find both good views and good restaurants. Bussac-sur-Charente Welcome to Bussac-sur-Charente, a charming little village. From the canal, you will see an 12th century castle and in town, take a walk to see the 14th Century romanesque church. Taillebourg Taillebourg is a welcoming town with something for everyone. Stop here and discover an old castle from the 15th century, a former powerful stronghold, where only the tower and walls remain. It is still beautiful, especially its gardens. Saint-Savinien Along the canal lies one of the most picturesque villages in the area. Dating back to Roman time, Saint-Savivien is a peaceful and charming village to see. Visit the local church Saint-Savivien, which overlooks the Charente on the hill. Saint-Hippolyte A quaint and typical town in the area, Saint-Hippolyte is a good place to stop. Take your time visiting the old feudal castle de la Bergerie and the Saint-Hippolyte Church. Tonnay-Charente Discover Tonnay-Charente, a welcoming city full of mediaeval history. Visit the town's romanesque church, Saint-Etienne-De-Tonnay-Chaerente, which was built in the eleventh century. If you have time, have a walk along the docks; they are beautiful. Rochefort Blending the modern and contemporary periods, Rochefort has a long and rich history. Discover its monuments and sights, like the churches Saint-Louis and Notre-Dame. Why not walk in the gardens near the beautiful Arsenal door? Main Activities Along the Way Discover the local seafood in Rochefort: Right on the ocean, Rochefort is a nice place to stop and have a good meal! Enchanting Saintes: Stop near Saintes and visit this beautiful and welcoming city where you will find great architecture as well as typical restaurants and shops. You’ll love the grand Châteaux: Wander the elegant rooms and visit the museum at the Château de Cognac in Cognac. Delight in the special Cognac: Cognac is a city, but is is also a famous alcohol made in the area. Enjoy its particular taste! Explore a medieval town: Grab the guided tour to see elegant and picturesque Jarnac. There's a cool crypt in the church of St. Pierre! The impressive castle of St. Brice: You get a taste of the 14th century with the unique Renaissance façade seen here. Pretty Saint-Savinien: Come to the pretty Saint Savinien and indulge. Every August, the Good Food and Wine Festival is held. Dive in the Charente: Jump from your boat and swim along the Charente! Find your meal in the River: La Vilaine is a river full of fish. It's a perfect occasion to angle! Natural Landscapes: River Charente is one of the loveliest in France. Sail past the beautiful natural landscapes, and discover many beautiful places.  What To Expect Onboard: This boat is in high demand for Crusader boat cruises! Amongst our larger canal boats, this well-appointed 39-foot cruiser serves as your spacious floating villa! Three separate cabins with en-suite bathrooms give these canal boats unparalleled privacy. This model offers a variety of sleeping arrangements from single and double beds to singles that convert to doubles, making it possible for you to cruise with children, single adults and couples. The versatility of the boat is excellent! Specification • Length: 11.90 m • Beam: 3.90 m • Max. Headroom: 1.92 m • Water Tank: 1500 L • Fuel Tank: 300 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Cabins: 3 • Head: 3 • Sleeping capacity: 6 Deck Plan • Boat Size: 11.90 m x 3.90 m • 2 cabins with convertible twin/double beds • 1 cabin with two single beds • 3 en-suite baths Interior & Saloon • The kitchen/galley features a stove, sink, and an electric refrigerator. There's loads of storage space and lots of room to work. • The saloon boasts a large U-shaped love seat, dining table, and a radio/CD player. The steering station provides good visibility. Cabins & Bathrooms • For families or groups of single friends, the two rear (aft) cabins each have single beds. For couples, you can convert the singles to doubles. • The forward stateroom has a spacious V-berth (two single beds). • Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. Sundeck & Features • A spacious sundeck is a grand viewing area and wonderful for gatherings. • The second steering station offers superior visibility for the skipper. • A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. • The onboard electrical sstem runs on 12-vold DC power. Shore power (220 volts) is available on some models. • The Crusader is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Kitchen Features • Burner/ Oven • Grill • Fridge Heating / Cooling System • Heater • Fans Electrical • Electricity • 12/220V Converter • Shore Power (220V on dock) • 220V on cruise Exterior • Sliding roof Sundeck • Bimini (sunshade) • Deck Shower • Portable cool box • Plancha Audio/Visual • CD / Radio player Navigation • Internal Steering Position • External Steering Position 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 the 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 BBQ and Lantern • BBQ: $63 per week • Lantern: $21 per week Parking • Open-air locked parking: From $5.50 USD per car/day • Garage: From $11 USD per car/day Grocery Pack Take the stress out of foraging for food when you arrive and have your groceries delivered to the boat. • Sundowner pack: $55 in Europe / $45 in Canada • Starter pack: $85 in Europe / $65 in Canada Top Deck Cushions Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on! • Pack of 2: $7 per week Cleaning Enjoy a green and more relaxing vacation thanks to our Eco-Cleaning Pack and our Cleaning service at the end of your cruise. • 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. 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Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

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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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