Private Boat Cruise with Overnight Accommodation for 4 Person in Camargue, France
A cruise along the Canal du Rhône à Sète and Étang de Thau Lagoon in France! Book a fun boat cruise with an overnight stay aboard a 29' Canal Boat for up to 4 people. Rates as low as $779 per night and prefered minimum of 3 nights. Rates: • $779 per night (3 nights minimum) What You Can Expect: The heart of Camargue beckons, flavoring your vacation with beach resorts, ancient cities, and picturesque cafés. The Guardians Cruise Walled fortress cities, imposing watch towers, and graceful cathedrals can be found in many port towns in the Camargue, making Guardians canal cruises a bit like traveling back in time. The fortified Aigues-Mortes is a gem of the region. Juxtaposed against the historic villages is the natural beauty of Étang de Thau, which offers abundant wildlife and excellent beaches. Your Cruise Details • Waterways: Canal du Rhône à Sète, Etang de Thau • Distance: 146 km • Cruising time: 26 hrs • Locks: 0 Activities and Attractions Along the Way 1. Observe intriguing wildlife See wild bulls, horses, deer, beavers, eagles, flamingos, and other cool creatures from your sundeck! 2. Beautiful horses are awaiting you Take a ride in one of the traditional Horse-herds (Manades) near Franqueveaux or Grau du Roi! 3. Explore a medieval city Delight in the trendy art galleries in the 13th-century city of Aigues Mortes! Have a great dinner too! 4. Relax on the beach Walk along the beautiful and long beaches near palavas, Carnon and La Grande Motte. Marvel at the sunset in this great place to stop. 5. Taste underwater treasures Delight the tasty oysters of the etang de Thau, and its numerous seafood dishes! 6. Jump into watersports Palavas-les-Flots has all kinds of watersports, a casino, restaurants, and miles of white-sand beaches. 7. Savor delightful muscat Muscat de Frontignan is a savory local aperitif wine. Visit the Caves BALTA in Frontignan and buy some! 8. Explore an amazing abbey Check out the picturesque Abbaye de Maguelone on an island near the resort of Palavas-les-Flots. 9. Praise panoramic vistas Mount St. Clair in beautiful Sète presents stunning views of the Mediterranean and Etang de Thau. 10. View amazing dinosaurs Etang de Thau hosts the Mèze Dinosaur Museum Park, with its skeletons of prehistoric creatures. 11. Tour famous salt fields See the Les Salins du Midi in Aigues Mortes, which produces 250,000 tons of salt per year. 12. An angle on the pond The quiet etang de Thau is home to a variety of fish. 13. Visit a Benedictine abbey In St. Gilles, the impressive abbey dates back to the 12th century. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Key Towns and Villages on Your Cruise Saint-Gilles The city owes its name to the famous Father Gilles Hermit. It was one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimage in the twelfth century. Visit Saint-gilles and its exceptional heritage, like the abbey of the twelfth century, the old crypt, and the Romanesque museum. Gallician Gallician is a quiet and peaceful rural village. Take the opportunity to walk the winding streets, and visit the little 18th century church. On the outskirts of the village lies the real treasure of Gallician: vast vineyards that are a must see! Aigues-Mortes Welcome to Aigues-Mortes, a fortified town that once specialised in salt production. The huge tower, built in the centre of the town, used to guide in the fishermen when the city was still swampland. Le Grau du Roi What a pretty place to stop! In Le Grau-du-Roi, you will enjoy viewing the harbour and the old lighthouse. There are long and beautiful shores for you to walk along and downtown, you will discover interesting buildings, like the Villa Paris, or the old house from the 19th century. La Grande Motte La Grande-Motte is a bustling seaside resort, home to some ususal architecture. It has buildings designed by the architect Jean Balladur to look like the precolumbian pyramids known as the Ziggourats. If you are a gamer, you can try your luck at the Casino; or maybe you will prefer a relaxing round of golf on the local golf course. Carnon Carnon is a seaside resort. The harbor is a beautiful and quiet place to have a drink, or a meal in one of the numerous restaurants, followed by a gentle stroll along the coast. Palavas les Flots Once simply a fishing village, today Palavas-les-flots is a thriving seaside city with a long and peaceful beach. Downtown, you will find a dynamic city with sights to explore, like the Jeanne d'Arc foutain. And if you have time at night, the casino will probably be open! Abbaye de Maguelone Along the shore, among green and lush vegetation, stands the impressive Abbey of Maguelone. A romanesque monument, it has been the seat of the bishop for a millenium. Visit it, and soak up its unique atmosphere. Frontignan Frontignan is a beautiful town, home to the pretty romanesque church of Saint-Paul. Enjoy a walk here, and don't forget to taste the delightful muscat. Sète Often called the Mediterranean Venice due to its numerous canals along the city, Sète is a wonderful and shining town that you will love exploring. Take a walk along the charming Promenade de la corniche, and discover the numerous monuments and churches downtown. Bouzigues Bouzigues is a charming little seaside town with a number of things to see. Spend time walking along the shore, guided by the fresh ocean wind, or maybe along the docks during sunset... the scenery here is just wonderful. Mèze Like many seaside cities in the area, Mèze was historically a trade center. In this wonderful town, you will have the chance to discover the old village with its winding streets, and also the Chapelle des pénitents. Take in the beautiful scenery with a walk along the shore. Marseillan Welcome to Marseillan, a welcoming and shining town famous for its vineyards and its know-how in shellfish farming. You will enjoy walking downtown and immersing yourself in local history. The shore is also beautiful to walk along, especially during sunset. 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 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
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 4 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- 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.