Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises

Canal de Garonne Hotel Barge Cruise

A 6-night cruise from Montauban to Boe on the tranquil Canal de Garonne aboard Hotel Barge Rosa with transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef all included

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6 nights from £2472pp

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Join the stylish Hotel Barge Rosa for a captained cruise through Gascony along the tranquil Canal de Garonne.

Enjoy a wine tasting at the famous Chateau Bellevue la Foret, join a guided tour of the fascinating Water Plane and traverse the 1,000-foot-long Pont Canal du Cacor aqueduct. Visit the 7th-century Abbaye St Pierre de Moissac and sample wines during a guided tour and private tasting at Domaine de Lapeyrade.

The Hotel Barge Rosa carries just 8 passengers in 4 en suite staterooms, and was refitted in 2010. With air-conditioning, an elegant dining room, saloon, and a bar which never closes, sit back and enjoy splendid views and the service of the on-board chef and a well-informed Tour Guide. Bicycles are available for exploring independently.


Canal de Garonne Hotel Barge Cruise

Day 1 - Montauban (France)

Guests are met in Toulouse** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Rosa. Following a champagne welcome, there is time for a tour of the beautiful old town of Montauban, set on the River Tarn, before returning for your first dinner on board.

Day 2 - Montech

This morning Rosa meanders up the flight of nine locks on the beautiful, recently restored branch canal skirting the Forest of Agre and moors in the heart of the little town of Montech. In the afternoon we head into the Côtes du Frontonnais wine region in the minibus for a wine tasting at the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret. Our introduction to the outstanding cuvée ‘Optimum’ is in the skilled hands of Diane Germain, the Boston-educated daughter of the house. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Castelsarrasin

After breakfast, there is a guided tour of the remarkable inclined Water Plane, an amazing feat of engineering that by-passes five locks and, when back in service in the near future, will lower vessels 43 feet all in one go. Then, following a relaxing morning cruise to Castelsarrasin, we take a short drive to the Abbaye de Belleperche, where we see the fascinating “Les Arts de la Table” exhibition spanning from the Middle Ages right through to the 20th century Art Nouveau period. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - Moissac

This morning we cross the River Tarn via the 1,000 foot long aqueduct, the Pont Canal du Cacor, then descend towards Moissac through a staircase of delightful locks and moor for lunch on the River Tarn below the old watermill. Then we cruise downstream to St. Livrade for an optional afternoon’s swimming or canoeing, and visit the UNESCO-classified 7th century Abbaye St-Pierre de Moissac with its wonderfully preserved cloisters and chapel. This evening, perhaps after a game of boules, we stroll ashore to savour regional specialties at the excellent restaurant ‘Le Florentin’, in front of the spectacular entrance portal of the abbey.

Day 5 - Pommevic

We visit Castelsarrasin’s morning market this morning before starting our cruise, when Rosa rises up from the Tarn and turns west on the brick-lined canal through Moissac. After negotiating the swing bridge, we cruise between the placidly-flowing waters of the Garonne and the foothills of the Quercy massif, before mooring at Pommevic. After lunch, we visit the 11th century Château de Goudourville before a drive to Auvillar, a 15th century village perched high on the side of a gorge above the River Garonne. Before returning to Rosa we visit Valence d’Agen and a tour of this old “Bastide” town with its Palladian canalside public wash-house and arcaded market place. Dinner on board.

Day 6 - Boe

A leisurely morning cruise through the bucolic countryside to our final mooring at Boé. After lunch, we visit Domaine de Lapeyrade for a guided tour and private tastings of their esteemed Armagnac and Floc du Gascogne wines in delightful surroundings, before visiting the medieval town of Nérac and its castle, once home to Henry IV of France. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7 - Boe

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus back to their choice of location in Toulouse.

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary runs in reverse on alternate weeks. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 6-nights accommodation on 8 passenger Hotel Barge Rosa
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles
  • Transfers to and from barge

Save 20% per cabin Applies to 28 Jul 2019 departure. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 5 Aug 2019


2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 28th - Boe to Montauban - Sailing on: Rosa From: £2472
      Stateroom per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Brochure Price from: £3090 Brochure Price from: £21300 Brochure Price from: £22000 Brochure Price from: £22700
      Blue Water Price from: £2472 Blue Water Price from: £21300 Blue Water Price from: £22000 Blue Water Price from: £22700
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Montauban to Boe - Sailing on: Rosa From: £3090
      Stateroom per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3090 Blue Water Price from: £21300 Blue Water Price from: £22000 Blue Water Price from: £22700

Price Information

  • Single supplement: £1200 - £1350