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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Sète & Rhône River 2020


7 days from $3,820

Limited to 18 guests

Delightful 'Le Phénicien' floats lazily along the waterways of the Carmargue, meandering its way through the Languedoc wine region. Observe the daily lives of residents, and visit a ranch to see local cowboys tend to their horses and bulls. Visit the medieval, clifftop village of Les Baux-de-Provence and Pont du Gard, the famed ancient Roman aqueduct. Taste award-winning wines at Châteauneuf-du-Pape and explore the historic Palais des Papes in Avignon.
Le-Phenicien-Map-2020

Vessel Information

127 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

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

Internet access (limited in some areas)

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.

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. 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 Apr 12 - Apr 26, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,820
    Single Supplement
    $1,470
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $61,890
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 3 - 10, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,380
    Single Supplement
    $1,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $69,325
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 17 - Jun 21, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,750
    Single Supplement
    $2,010
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $77,985
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jun 28 - Jul 12, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,380
    Single Supplement
    $1,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $69,325
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 19 - Aug 9, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,820
    Single Supplement
    $1,470
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $61,890
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 16 - Aug 23, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,380
    Single Supplement
    $1,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $69,325
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 30 - Sep 27, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,750
    Single Supplement
    $2,010
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $77,985
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 4 - 18, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,380
    Single Supplement
    $1,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $69,325
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,820
    Single Supplement
    $1,470
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $61,890
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel is 12 years.

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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