1. The Arts and Armagnac Long Break Cruise aboard the 43' Canal Boat for 8 Person
  2. The Arts and Armagnac Long Break Cruise aboard the 43' Canal Boat for 8 Person
  3. The Arts and Armagnac Long Break Cruise aboard the 43' Canal Boat for 8 Person

The Arts and Armagnac Long Break Cruise aboard the 43' Canal Boat for 8 Person

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See the 7th century Benedictine abbey of St. Pierre and other famous historical buildings and while cruising the fantastic rivers in Aquitaine, France by boat! Book the "The Arts & Armagnac Long Break" aboard 43' Canal Boat for up to 8 people. Rates as low as $1,378 USD per night and preferred minimum booking of 3-nights. Rates: • $1,378 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: Savour a fine Bordeaux on the sundeck, cycle scenic towpaths, and sightsee and shop in medieval cities! The Arts & Armagnac Long Break You’re on your way to sampling the varied delights of a barge holiday in France! Following the Canal Latéral à la Garonne & the gentle River Baïse, enjoy the rich patrimoine in the historic towns like Moissac, Nérac or Agen ! Sample some tasty specialities of Magret & Foie Gras and taste the local wine in Buzet or the regional brandy called Armagnac in Condom! Main Activities Along the Way Wander in a Benedictine abbey Built in the 7th century, the Abbey of St. Pierre in Moissac is a fine example of mediaeval architecture. Discover the marché au gras In Valence d'Agen, there is a traditional market called Marché au gras where you will find local specialities, like the delightful foie gras. Savour local wines The Buzet Cave in Buzet offers free wine tasting. The local wines are superb. Buy a bottle for the boat! Visit the great Castle of Barbaste As soon as you arrive in Barbaste, you will see this old and beautiful castle. Visit the castle of the powerful King Henry IV Once the main residence of King Henry IV, the castle is now open to visitors. Enjoy the famous Armagnac Take time to delight in the Armagnac, a delightful liquor produced in the area. The unique Pruneau d'Agen Stop in Agen and taste the delightful local speciality: the Pruneau d'Agen. Chill out in Walibi amusement park Just beside Agen is a famous amusement park where everybody will have fun! Discover glass in Vianne A great Glasswork factory is open to the public in Vianne. Do you know how it works? Dive in the Baïse This pretty river is perfect for a swim. Dive in and swim along the banks! Take your bicycle along the canal latéral There are good cycle paths along the canal latéral. Enjoy beautiful landscapes on your bike! Take a dip in Saint-Nicolas de la Grave Discover beautiful landscapes over the lake Saint-Nicolas de la Grave, and enjoy the numerous watersports facilities right there! Wander in medieval villages The picturesque village of Damazan has a lovely town square well worth seeing. Stop for a bite to eat! Key Towns and Villages on your Cruise Castelsarrasin Castelsarrasin is a flower-filled city with many open gardens, most notably the garden of Clairefont. Moissac Cruising along the Garonne, you will arrive at Moissac and immediately see a luxurious hotel located on the banks. It's called the Moulin de Moissac. The great abbey Saint-Pierre de Moissac is also pleasant to visit. Valence d'Agen In Valence-d'agen, discover a beautiful wash basin that used to work a while ago. It is a pretty place to visit, and the canal banks here are also pleasant for a walk. Agen Agen is a large city with a rich medieval past. Discover the typical timbered houses, the church of the Jacobins, and the rich history of this pretty town. Serignac-sur-Garonne Like Lavardac, Serignac-sur-Garonne is a typical bastide. Visit it and discover the timbered houses and the beautiful town center. The banks are also beautiful to see on foot or by bike. 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 organised villages built in the 14th century in the 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. 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. 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. What To Expect Onboard: Calypso boat rentals were designed specifically for lovers of traditional river cruising. At 43 feet, the boat is roomy and luxurious. Three private staterooms and a double bed converted from the love seat in the generous saloon give Calypso boat a maximum capacity of eight. The two rear cabins are luxuriously appointed and have en-suite bathrooms. The saloon features an entertainment center, and the boat sports a giant sundeck. This boat sleeps up to 8 people. Interior & Saloon • The boat's saloon is situated forward of the three sleeping cabins, giving it a fabulous location for viewing the surrounding countryside through expansive picture windows. • A door forward leads past the inside steering station onto a lovely lounging deck in the bow. • The boat has a sound system with a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. • Relaxing and dining on gourmet fare around the large L-shaped love seat and table is a delight. • Three separate lounging chairs across from the table provide extra seating options. The large love seat converts to one double bed. • The spacious kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, and a large electric refrigerator. • There's plenty of storage and counter space. Cabins & Bathrooms • The boat's two rear cabins are adjacent to each other and have two single beds that convert to one double bed. Each has an en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. • One central cabin has two single beds that convert to one double bed. • All beds are extra-long for added comfort. • Cabin fans throughout provide cooling breezes in warmer weather. Sundeck & Features • From the saloon you have direct access to the upper sundeck and second steering position. Dine alfresco at the large outdoor table with molded love seats. • The front lounging deck with direct access to the saloon is a great feature. Swimmers will love the full-width bathing platform at the rear of the boat with integral steps that make it easy to get on and off the boat at the dock. • A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. • Bow thrusters are a major attraction of this boat! • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and has 220-volt shore power. • The Calypso is equipped with an efficient and reliable 62-horsepower Nanni diesel engine. Technical • Length: 13.25 m • Beam: 4.10 m • Max. Headroom: 1.95 m • Water Tank: 1000 L • Fuel Tank: 220 L • Engine Type: Diesel Kitchen Features • Burner • Oven / Grill • Fridge Heating / Cooling System • Heater • Fans Navigation • Internal Steering Position • External Steering Position • Bow Thrusters Exterior • Sliding roof • Sundeck • Alfresco dining • Ambient light Audio / Visual • CD / Radio player Electricity • Cigar lighter Plug (12V) • Fans Other Features • Toilets Type: Electric • Safety Box 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 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 specialties, 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

Captain is not included.
Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
Capacity
8 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Canal Boat
LH

Owner:Laurie

Features & Details

Length
43ft
  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

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.

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