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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River 2018


7 Days from $3,640

Limited to 18 guests

'Le Phénicien' floats lazily along the waterways of the Carmargue, meandering through Province and the Languedoc wine region, passing stunning countryside and local residents going about their daily activities. Disembark for a visit to medieval, cliff-top Les Baux-de-Provence, taste award-winning wines at Châteauneuf-du-Pape; visit the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and tour the historic Palais des Papes in Avignon. Itineraries with unique themes, such as cooking, cycling, golf or wine appreciation can be arranged for parties with special interests.

'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River Vessel

Vessel Information

127 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 18 in 9 cabins (6 queen and 3 twin), each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system, television  and assortment of CDs/DVDs

Sun Deck, partially covered for al fresco dining

Bicycles provided

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Nîmes for transfer to ‘Le Phénicien,’ moored in Aigues-Mortes. Enjoy a welcome reception, followed by your first gourmet dinner on board.

'Le Phénicien'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Cruise to the Camargue this morning, heading east on the Canal du Rhône à Sète that links the Petit Rhône with the étangs (inland seas) dotting the Mediterranean coast. Moor in the quiet village of Gallician before visiting a prestigious manade (ranch) where local cowboys on white horses demonstrate how they tend their herds of bulls.

'Le Phénicien'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

An unforgettable cruise takes you to the Roman city of Arles, the "open-air museum" of Provence. Join your guide to explore the haunts of Vincent Van Gogh, who painted a myriad of canvases here in 1888.

'Le Phénicien'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

While cruising the mighty Rhône River, ‘Le Phénicien’ passes through the 36-foot-high lock at Beaucaire en route to Aramon, where a lively game of pétanque awaits. In the afternoon, visit medieval Les Baux-de-Provence, dramatically set atop a rocky plateau of the Alpilles.

'Le Phénicien'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

After breakfast, cruise to historic Villeneuve-lès-Avignon for a guided excursion to the Pont du Gard. This masterpiece of Roman engineering is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an informative museum showcasing the historic significance of the magnificent tri-level aqueduct.

'Le Phénicien'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

This morning, visit one of the best cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a guided visit and wine tasting. Reboard the barge for a lunchtime cruise to the walled city of Avignon, to visit the Palais des Papes that served as a fortress as well as a palace. With walls that are 13 feet thick in some places and defensive towers reaching to 165 feet, the Palais des Papes remains a symbol of the time when Avignon was the fortified center of the Christian world. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner to mark your last evening on board 'Le Phénicien.'

'Le Phénicien'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer to Avignon, where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Mar 18 - Apr 28, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,640
    Single Supplement
    $1,400
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $58,945
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 29 - May 12, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,170
    Single Supplement
    $1,430
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $66,025
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 13 - Jun 23, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,520
    Single Supplement
    $1,920
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $74,270
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jun 24 - Jul 14, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,170
    Single Supplement
    $1,430
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $66,025
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 15 - Aug 11, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,640
    Single Supplement
    $1,400
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $58,945
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 12- Aug 25, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,170
    Single Supplement
    $1,430
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $66,025
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,520
    Single Supplement
    $1,920
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $74,270
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Sep 30 - Oct 20, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,170
    Single Supplement
    $1,430
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $66,025
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,640
    Single Supplement
    $1,400
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $58,945
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 12-17 guests.

Cooking, cycling, golf and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


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