The Arts and Armagnac Cruise aboard the Amazing 4 Person Canal Boat in Aquitaine, France
See the marvelous old wash basin, and the ruins of a destroyed castle along your cruise on the fantastic Canal latéral à la Garonne and River Baïse! Reserve a canal boat for "The Arts and Armagnac Cruise". Starting at $739 per night and minimum booking of 3 nights. Rates: • $739 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: Take your bikes for a spin on the towpaths through pretty villages like Vianne before enjoying Condom’s city delights! The Arts and Armagnac Cruise You’ll cycle, picnic, shop and explore to your heart’s content! Following the waterways, are relaxed days stopping to see the glassworks at mediaeval Vianne and ambling through the market square in Nérac. The Armagnac brandy is almond-flavoured nectar, a specialty of the village of Condom. As you indulge on the sundeck, you anticipate with pleasure the barge holiday in France ! Waterways • Canal latéral à la Garonne • River Baïse Main Activities Along the Way Enjoy the famous Armagnac - Take time to delight in the Armagnac, a delightful liquor produced in the area. Wander in medieval villages - The picturesque village of Damazan has a lovely town square well worth seeing. Stop for a bite to eat! Discover glass in Vianne - A great Glasswork factory is open to the public in Vianne. Do you know how it works? Visit the castle of the powerful King Henry IV - Once the main residence of King Henry IV, the castle is now open to visitors. Visit the great Castle of Barbaste - As soon as you arrive in Barbaste, you will see this old and beautiful castle. Savour local wines - The Buzet Cave in Buzet offers free wine tasting. The local wines are superb. Buy a bottle for the boat! Take your bicycle along the canal latéral - There are good cycle paths along the canal latéral. Enjoy beautiful landscapes on your bike! Dive in the Baïse - This pretty river is perfect for a swim. Dive in and swim along the banks! Key Towns and Villages on Your Cruise 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 organized villages built in the 14th century in 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. 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. 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. 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 our 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 *Availability of bike type depends on base 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 *Availability of parking type depends on base. Car Transfer • $175 - $420 depending on the route 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 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi service provided for up to 5 devices per boat. • $63 per week in France Standard start/end cruise: Your boat will be available between 3pm & 5.30pm on your departure day and must be returned at 9am on your final day. Notes: Early check-in and late check-out can be booked as extra (depends on availability) 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.
- 4 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Bow Thrusters
- CD Player
- 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.