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Cruise In France On The Rhone River And Canal du Rhone a Sete In Provence And The Camargue On The Deluxe Hotel-Barge LE PHENICIEN


BARGE CRUISES: SEVEN DAYS/SIX NIGHTS
The 18-passenger Le Phénicien combines the best of the Provence region -- cruising the Rhône River between Avignon and Aigues-Mortes -- with tranquil cruising on the Rhône-Sete canal amidst the marvelous natural beauty of the Camargue region. Le Phénicien's unique route allows it to meander through the Provence and the Languedoc-Roussillon regions, with thousands of years of culture, world-renowned wines, gastronomic food, glorious weather, and in surroundings of unspoiled nature.

Le Phénicien blends the spaciousness of a larger river cruiser with the intimacy of a well-designed and decorated canal barge. There are three cabins with twin beds and six cabins with a queen bed, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. The 1000-foot salon offers plenty of comfortable seating and dining area with large picture windows. While cruising, you can have a drink at the bar or take a comfortable seat in the lounge area and relax with friends, play chess, read a book, listen to music, or do nothing else but enjoy the sights as the barge floats through the French countryside.

Your meals will be specially prepared by the Chef from selected local ingredients. Breakfast and Lunch usually consist of a buffet while dinner is a traditional sit down, plated meal. You will discover a wide variety of local traditional specialties accompanied by great local wines, Champagne and other sparkling wines. Even the most sophisticated connoisseurs will be surprised!

Le Phénicien is owned and operated by the Joly family, who are natives of the region the barge cruises through. Two to six hours a day are dedicated to cruising which includes one or two excursions each day that are organized especially for you. You will visit some of the more well known historical sites and monuments, such as Avignon and Arles. If you're interested in cycling, you can cycle on your own into the nearby countryside and villages when the barge is moored from late afternoon to the following morning using the bikes provided on board. Or for more cycling you can choose the bike and barge program for groups. Le Phenicien also offers special golf and wine and culinary cruises. See the sample itineraries below for these cruises.

We have known the Joly family and Le Phenicien since it started cruising in 2004 and they still provide the same great French cruise experience in Provence. We have stayed on board several times and found that the cuisine and wines are always excellent. The excursions are often led by local guides who will give you a real understanding of the Provence area.

Bike and Barge Program
Le Phénicien offers a special bike and barge program for charter groups. The program includes all meals, wines with lunches and dinners and an open bar. Custom bicycles and helmets are provided as well as route maps and suggested itineraries. The daily average bike ride is about 35 km but serious bikers may opt for up to an 80 km route daily. The routes are mostly flat or reasonably hilly and are ideal for bikers who have experience with similar rides. A guide is provided for groups of 10 or more bikers.

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Phenicien's Deck Plan


Dining Aboard The Phenicien:
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A taste of
the gourmet cuisine served aboard the Phenicien. LUNCH BUFFET
Paired wines included:
Vin Blanc: Château Mourgues du Grés les galets dorés "AOC" Costières de Nîmes - 2005
Vin Rouge: Domaine des 3 Pierres "AOC" Costières de Nîmes - 2003

DINNER

Paired wines included:
Vin Blanc: Mas Sainte Berthe AOC "les Baux" - 2004
Vin Rouge: Domaine Beaurenard AOC "Chateauneuf-du-Pape" - 2002


Passenger Comments:


All the cabins on the boat, although configured differently, were all equally decorated and comfortable. The service on the boat was wonderful. Everyone was kind and absolutely delightful to be around. We felt as though we were with family. Every meal was a delight for all the senses. Our excursions were designed to enhance our appreciation and understanding of the region. But as active as we were, we never felt pressured or exhausted. The high points were: the staff and owner - wonderful people. The boat is very nicely designed. Less formal than other barges we've been on, which was nice (very relaxing). High points were: walking all over the Pont du Gard, all the meals on board, Jim's cooking lessons, Chateauneuf, the Camargue ranch. The weather was ideal (not hot nor cold), the region was a favorite of ours, and we were looking forward to this trip for a year. It could have not gone better. Highly recommend this trip.
W.M. & J.W., GA, USA, June 2016

It was the highlight of our 4 1/2 weeks in southern France and NE Spain. We have always been independent travelers, non-tour, so weren't sure how we would like it. But it exceeded all our expectations. All our needs and wishes were met and exceeded. Every single member of the crew was unfailingly and sincerely pleasant, good at his/her job, and went above and beyond the call of duty. Michel's knowledge of the area and how to get things done there is amazing. The meals and wines were incredible. It was so fun to know that what we were eating and drinking was local to our mooring area. The Camargue is an area we had never visited as it's not easy to see it by public transportation. This was the perfect way to do it. It was not a busy route, so was tranquil, relaxing, and very beautiful. The locks, bridges, and water birds all added to the enjoyment.
S.T. OR USA April 2015

We had a wonderful trip. The boat was immaculate, the food tasty and ample, the service impeccable, the tours interesting and informative. The high points were 'Foie gras night', swimming next to the Pont du Gard, Les Baux (a medieval town/fortress). Really, it is hard to pick one or two things. My husband enjoyed the lovely tour guide in the Papal Palace at Avignon quietly demonstrating the acoustics of the chapel by singing the Agnus Dei in her silvery voice. Others loved the ranch and its owners, right out of central casting.
B.W. NY, USA, August 2014

Was great. Very 'decadent'. A really special and memorable vacation. Got to experience French cuisine and hospitality first hand. The barge was very well run, spotlessly clean and with very professional staff for whom no request was too trivial or impossible.
I & K S., CANADA, August 2014



LE PHENICIEN'S ITINERARIES

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
PROVENCE:
Rhône River & Canal du Rhône à Sète
Avignon to Aigues-Mortes 2018

Sunday - Avignon
Boarding time from 5pm. Transfer from a defined pick-up point to Le Phénicien which is moored close to the Avignon ramparts at Quai de la Ligne. Your are welcomed on board with a welcome aperatif and there is time to relax or stroll in town. Enjoy your first delicious dinner on board this evening.

Palace of the Popes
Palace of the Popes

Le Pont du Gard
Le Pont du Gard

Les Baux de Provence
Les Baux de Provence

Monday - Avignon to Villeneuve les Avignon
History and wines are our centers of interest today. We first take a guided tour to learn about the religious and artistic importance of the city's prestigious past with the Palace of the Popes visit. Then a nice lunch cruise takes us to Villeneuve les Avignon where we will stay overnight. This afternoon you will visit a cellar at Châteauneuf du Pape; this appellation is one of the best in France.

Tuesday - Villeneuve les Avignon to Aramon
This morning the gigantic Roman aqueduct "Le Pont du Gard," its new visitor's center and its modern museum await you. After this intriguing guided visit we get back to the barge and sail down to Aramon a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, have a bike ride or enjoy a game of pétanque under the plane trees in the village.

Wednesday - Aramon to Arles
Spots of legend are many in the surroundings and after breakfast we will visit the charming medieval village of Les Baux de Provence and take some time to shop around! Back to the barge we pass through the huge 36 feet high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air Museum of Provence.

Thursday - Arles to Gallician
Our guided visit in Arles this morning will delve deep into antiquity and, at the same time, unravel the joys and despair of Van Gogh who painted 300 canvases during his year here in 1888. The most impressive navigation is today heading for the Camargue! We cruise the Rhône River, the Petit Rhône and the canal to reach the quiet and typical village of Gallician.

Friday - Gallician to Camargue
For our last day of excursions, what would you say about a nice trip to visit the wild Camargue? There we reach a "manade", a typical ranch, where the "gardians a cheval", the local authentic cowboys, show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St Louis set sail on his Holy Crusades. The Camargue never fails to surprise and welcomes us for our farewell dinner! Return to Le Phénicien where you will enjoy a farewell dinner.

Saturday
After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

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

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
PROVENCE:
Rhône River & Canal du Rhône à Sète
Aigues-Mortes to Avignon Cycling Itinerary 2018

Sunday - Aigues-Mortes
Transfer from a defined pickup point to Le Phénicien moored in Aigues-Mortes. Free time to visit this 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St Louis set sail on his Holy Crusades. Before dinner meet your cycling guide and get fitted to your bikes during an information meeting to go over the week ahead. Our first dinner on board gives an indication of the high standard of cuisine that will be served during the cruise with the accompanying wines specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards.

Monday - Aigues-Mortes to Galician
This morning we sail down to the Camargue as we head east on the Canal du Rhône à Sète that links the Petit Rhône with the étangs, those inland seas that nudge the Med to the south of Montpellier. We moor in Gallician, a quiet and typical village. What would you say about a trip into the heart of the wild Camargue? There we reach one of the most prestigious manade, a typical ranch, where the "gardians à cheval", the local authentic cowboys, show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. After a short transfer to Saintes Maries de la Mer, we start our ride back to the boat at Gallician by bike along small roads through rice fields dotted with wild birds, crossing the little Rhône River on a ferry boat. (50 km; 31 mi)

Tuesday - Galician to Arles
The most impressive navigation is today! We cruise the Petit Rhône and the Rhône River. We ride from Gallician this morning to discover the village and the Benedictine monastery in Saint-Gilles (12th century). The former abbey church was listed in 1998 among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as part of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela; its west portal is among the most beautiful of the great Romanesque portals. After we join back up with the boat at the Saint Gilles lock we cruise into the Roman city of Arles, the open-air museum of Provence. Our guided visit in Arles this afternoon will delve deep into antiquity and, at the same time, unravel the joys and despair of Van Gogh who painted 300 canvases during his year here in 1888. (30 km; 18.6 mi)

Wednesday - Arles to Vallabrègues
After some free time this morning to discover Arles large open air market, we ride out from the boat through small picturesque villages on little traveled roads in an area where the olive tree reigns. Stop and taste olive oil on the way to visit the charming medieval village of Les Baux de Provence where we'll enjoy our picnic lunch before heading back to Arles. Afternoon sail up the Rhône River. We pass through the huge 36 feet high lock of Beaucaire, arriving at Vallabrègues, a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest or play pétanque under centuries old plane trees. (50 km; 31 mi)

Thursday - Vallabrègues to Villeneuve les Avignon
Morning ride to the gigantic Roman aqueduct "Le Pont du Gard"; its recently renovated site and its modern museum are waiting for you. There we will have a lovely picnic at the base of the aqueduct. Why not go for a swim? After this intriguing guided visit we head back to the barge. Afternoon cruise to Villeneuve lès Avignon, a former residential city of the Popes where we will spend the night. (55 km; 34.2 mi)

Friday - Villeneuve les Avignon to Avignon
History and wines are our centers of interest today. Ride from the boat to the vineyards surrounding Châteauneuf-du-Pape, to one of the best cellars in the heart of the village where we have a guided visit followed by a wine tasting. Then we ride back to the boat that is now moored just outside of town. Cruise back down the Rhône during lunch to our final destination, Avignon, the walled city of the Popes. There we take a guided tour to learn about the religious and artistic importance of the city's prestigious past with the Popes Palace visit. Great wines tasted in the morning are back on the table for our farewell dinner! (35 km; 21.7 mi)

Saturday
After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. It may run in the reverse direction.

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
PROVENCE:
Rhône River & Canal du Rhône à Sète
Avignon to Aigues-Mortes Golf Cruise 2018

Sunday - Avignon
Transfer from a defined picking point to Le Phénicien which is moored close to the Avignon ramparts. It is time for a little nap or a free visit to the city. Our first dinner on board gives an indication of the high standard of cuisine that will be served during the cruise and the accompanying wines have been specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards.

Monday - Pont Royal
Golf de Pont Royal, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6303 m. Designed in 1992 by the great Severiano Ballesteros himself! www.golf-pontroyal.com Then a nice first lunch cruise takes us closer to one of the best cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where we have a guided visit followed by a wine tasting. This evening we sail to Villeneuve lès Avignon where we will stay overnight. The wines tasted in the morning are back on the table at dinner!

Tuesday - Grand Avignon
Golf Grand Avignon, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6046 m. Charming and quiet golf with bunkers and lakes. Uncommon covered practice area over water. www.golfgrandavignon.com This afternoon, we get back to the barge and sail down to Vallabrégues a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, have a bike ride or play pétanque under the plane trees.

Wednesday - Servanes

Golf de Servanes, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6121 m. Top ranking French golf and the unique experience of playing golf within Cezanne's favorite landscapes. www.opengolfclub.com/servanes Back to the barge we pass through the huge 36 feet high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air Museum of Provence.

Thursday - Nîmes Campagne
Golf de Nîmes-Campagne, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6200 m. Since 1969, definitely one of the most beautiful private golf courses in France recently opened to green cards. www.golfnimescampagne.fr.st/ The most impressive navigation is today heading for the Camargue! We cruise the Rhône River, the petit Rhône and the canal to reach the quiet and typical village of Gallician.

Friday - La Grande Motte
Golf de La Grande Motte, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6161 m. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, this famous golf course meanders through The Camargue landscapes. Black bulls and pink flamingos are not far. www.sunfrance.com/golf/ Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St Louis set sail on his Holly Crusades. The Camargue never fails to surprise and welcomes us for our farewell dinner!

Saturday
After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subhect to change. It may run in the reverse direction. This golf itinerary is not open to beginners. Transfers from mooring places to golf courses last less than 45 minutes under normal traffic conditions. In the unlikely event of a golf course being not accessible (weather conditions, accident, maintenance, competition, etc.) we shall propose an alternate equivalent golf course such as:
  • Golf d'Uzes - www.sunfrance.com/golf/
  • Golf des Baux de Provence - www.golfbauxdeprovence.com/anglais.htm
  • Golf Provence Country Club - www.provencecountryclub.com
  • Golf de Vacquerolles - www.sunfrance.com/golf/
  • Golf de Massane - www.sunfrance.com/golf/


  • SAMPLE ITINERARY*
    PROVENCE:
    Rhône River & Canal du Rhône à Sète
    Avignon to Aigues-Mortes Cooking Cruise 2018

    Sunday
    Transfer from a defined pickup point to Le Phénicien moored close to the Avignon ramparts. It is time to settle in, make the place your home and enjoy a free visit to the city. Your first dinner on board will help you to know whether you can compete with our French Chef! Accompanying wines have been specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards.

    Monday
    Our first cooking class will take place in one of the oldest and most prestigious properties in Avignon: La Mirande. Under the expert eye of the Chef Jean-Claude ALTMAYER you will make your first meal and have it for lunch. The best place to continue this first day is probably a famous cellar of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where we have a guided visit followed by a wine tasting. This evening we sail to Villeneuve lès Avignon where we will overnight.

    Tuesday
    This morning the gigantic Roman aqueduct "Le Pont du Gard", its recently refurbished site and its modern museum are waiting for you. After this intriguing guided visit we get back to the barge and sail down to Vallabrègues, a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, have a bike ride or play pétanque under the plane trees.

    Wednesday
    Today you have a very exciting appointment with the Chef Pascal VOLLE at the famous Provencal market in Saint Rémy! With your baskets full of sweet-smelling and colorful ingredients you will join The Domaine de Valmouriane for the second cooking class of your cruise. You will be able to evaluate your own performance at lunch as you will have the meals prepared in the morning. Back to the barge we pass through the huge 36 feet high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air Museum of Provence.

    Thursday
    Our last cooking class of the week will take place among the olive trees at Château Virant. There the owners, the CHEYLAN family and Chef Eric SAPET, former Chef at La Tour d'Argent, the famous 3 star Michelin restaurant in Paris, will reveal to you the secrets of olives and olive oil in Provencal cuisine. Today, the most impressive navigation is heading for the Camargue! We cruise the Rhône River, the Petit Rhône and the canal to reach the quiet and typical village of Gallician.

    Friday
    For our last day of excursion, what would you say about a nice trip to visit the wild Camargue? There we reach a manade, a typical ranch, where the "gardians à cheval", the local authentic cowboys, show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St Louis set sail on his Holy Crusades. The Camargue never fails to surprise and welcomes us for our farewell dinner!

    Saturday
    After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

    Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. It may run in the reverse direction.


    SAMPLE ITINERARY*
    PROVENCE:
    Rhone River & Canal du Rhone a Sete
    Avignon to Aigues-Mortes Wine Cruise 2018

    Sunday
    Transfer from a defined pickup point to Le Phénicien moored close to the Avignon ramparts. Time for a little nap or a free visit to the town. Our first dinner on board gives an indication of the high standard of cuisine that will be served during the cruise and the accompanying wines have been specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards.

    Monday - Prestige and tradition in Châteauneuf du Pape
    Here the terroir is very special because of the rolled rocks from the Rhône River over the centuries that store the heat during daytime and release it back to the grapes at night. Vines have been cultivated here since the XII century by the Templiers and the Popes raised this culture to the highest levels. You will start this tour by a nice walk within the vineyards. You will then discover the 13 grape varieties used in Châteuneuf du Pape and learn some secrets of one of the best French wines. As well you will be introduced to the history and specifics of the various wines in Provence. At one of the most famous wineries, the participants will then learn the basics of wine tasting with some typical wines of the appellation. Your tongue and pallet will be charmed by the whites to be conquered next by the reds. Then a vertical tasting session of the red wines from the winery is offered: year 89, 95 and 2000 for instance. This afternoon, we sail down to Vallabrègues, a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest and play pétanque. The wines tasted in the morning are back on the table at dinner.

    Tuesday - The Magic of Les Baux de Provence
    Today we stay with the wines of Provence in Les Baux de Provence; this medieval village is the regional center of biodynamic cultivation. The main focus of this appellation is cultivation of the vine. The natural site of Les Baux is well known as the most typical of Provence. Through the Alpilles, a protected little mountain chain, the participants will be introduced to a very special cultivation method called 'biodynamics" and its wines. Two wineries will be visited. The first one is close to St Rémy de Provence in the appellation "Côteaux d'Aix": Le Domaine D'Eole is a recent winery but yet famous for its wonderful wines. The second one that will close our tour today is a magical and important winery: Le Château Romanin welcomes you in its cathedral style cellar. After lunch we cruise down to Arles. Thanks to its wealth of Roman and medieval monuments, many of which are classified world heritage sites by UNESCO, the city could be called an open-air museum.

    Wednesday - Let's Discover the Grape Varieties in the "Pays d'Arles"
    In a winery where passion meets originality, le Mas de Rey, you will learn more about the secrets of grape varieties and wine making. For two generations the Mazzoleni family has been striving for excellence. Today their vin de pays can be compared to many AOC wines. Their secret? Simply their will to elaborate joyful, original, healthy and well-structured wines. Whites, rosés and reds are recognizable at the first smell! The personality of these wines rests on a very specific selection of grape varieties. Together with the traditional grenache, syrah, mourvèdre, merlot, cabernet-franc, are four new grape varieties born from a close cooperation with INRA, the top agricultural research insititute. And so to the Camargue as we head west on the Canal du Rhône à Sète that links the Petit Rhône with the étangs, those inland seas that nudge the Med to the south of Montpellier. We moor in Bellegarde, a typical village proud of its bull fighting traditions.

    Thursday - Back in Old Times
    Le Mas des Tourelles is located on an old archeological Roman site from the 1st and 2nd centuries. This winery demonstrates the first worldwide reconstitution of a Gallo-Roman cellar in full size and is actually used to make wine once a year. Here scientists work as well on Roman wine-making techniques. At a Roman wine tasting session you will learn about the very early history of wine. This afternoon we navigate on the canal down to Saint Gilles, a city famous in the middle ages for its Christian pilgrimages.

    Friday - Sea, Wine and Sun
    Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape. This was the port from which St Louis set sail on his Crusades and it welcomes us for our last day. In the deep heart of the Camargue, a unique and protected natural space in France where sea and land just make one, you will discover a very nice and special wine: les vins de Pays des Sables du Golfe du Lion. In the winery Le Domaine de Jarras you will be introduced to rosés and whites, such as a splendid Chardonnay grown between sea and marshes, next to the black bulls, white horses and pink flamingos. Back on board you will participate to an original and fun party where wine is your special guest! "la Provence dans le Verre". At dinner four typical wines of Provence will be introduced through games/tasting sessions (wines are selected for their typical features and famous reputation and in accordance with the meals served). At Casino gambling games, each wine will be a subject for questions regarding its taste or general questions about the wine culture. The results are given at the end of the party during a tasting of some liquors of Provence and each member of the winning team gets a bottle as a reward! Surprise game: Then a question will be asked to all the participants who will play individually and the winner will get a Magnum of wine! Cheers!

    Saturday
    After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

    Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. It may run in the reverse direction.



    Le Phenicien
    2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
    Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
    Mar 18 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Mar 25 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Apr 1 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Apr 8 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Apr 15 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Apr 22 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Apr 29 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    May 6 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    May 13 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    May 20 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    May 27 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Jun 3 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Jun 10 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Jun 17 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Jun 24 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Jul 1 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    Jul 8 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
           
    Cruise Schedule* ... continued

    Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
    Jul 15 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Jul 22 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Jul 29 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Aug 5 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Aug 12 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    Aug 19 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Aug 26 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Sep 2 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Sep 9 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Sep 16 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Sep 23 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Sep 30 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Oct 7 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    Oct 14 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Oct 21 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Oct 28 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value

    2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
    Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
    Mar 18 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Mar 25 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Apr 1 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Apr 8 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Apr 15 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Apr 22 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Apr 29 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    May 6 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    May 13 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    May 20 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    May 27 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Jun 3 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Jun 10 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Jun 17 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Jun 24 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Jul 1 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    Jul 8 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
    Jul 15 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Jul 22 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Jul 29 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Aug 5 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value
    Aug 12 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    Aug 19 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Aug 26 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Sep 2 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Sep 9 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Sep 16 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Regular
    Sep 23 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Regular
    Sep 30 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Oct 7 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Mid
    Oct 14 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Mid
    Oct 21 Avignon-Aigues-Mortes Value
    Oct 28 Aigues-Mortes-Avignon Value


    *Note: Cruise directions and sample itineraries may be in reverse and are subject to change and may depend on bookings and local navigation conditions. Alternate excursions of equal appeal are substituted when needed. For charter cruises special itineraries can be arranged.





    LE PHENICIEN
    2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
    TYPE VALUE
    Mar 18 thru Apr 28
    Jul 15 thru Aug 11
    Oct 21 thru Nov 3
    MID
    Apr 29 thru May 12
    Jun 24 thru Jul 14
    Aug 12 thru Aug 25
    Sep 30 thru Oct 20
    REGULAR
    May 13 thru Jun 23
    Aug 26 thru Sep 29
    Cabin (per person, double occupancy)
    $3,640
    $4,170
    $4,520
    Single Occupancy Supplement
    $1,400
    $1,430
    $1,920
    Charter for up to 12
    $46,370
    $51,890
    $60,145
    Charter for 13
    $47,160
    $54,235
    $62,495
    Charter for 14
    $49,520
    $56,600
    $64,860
    Charter for 15
    $51,890
    $58,950
    $67,220
    Charter for 16
    $54,235
    $61,305
    $69,575
    Charter for 17
    $56,585
    $63,670
    $71,925
    Charter for 18
    $58,945
    $66,025
    $74,270
    Cooking Class Supplement per person
    $970
    $970
    $970
    Cycling Supplement (per person, dbl occ)
    $200
    $200
    $200
    Wine Cruise Supplement per person
    $840
    $840
    $840
    Wine & Culinary Supplement per person
    $840
    $840
    $840
    Golf Supplement per person
    $910
    $910
    $910


    What's Included
    - 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in cabins with private bath
    - Transfers from Avignon or Nimes to the barge and return
    - All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, through breakfast on Saturday
    - All wines with lunches and dinners
    - Open bar
    - All escorted side-excursions (hot air ballooning, golf etc at extra cost)
    - Use of bicycles

    For Bike and Barge Program (charter only):
    - 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in cabins with private bath
    - Transfers from Avignon or Nimes to the barge and return
    - All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, through breakfast on Saturday
    - All wines with lunches and dinners
    - Open bar
    - Bicycles are custom ordered; passengers must provide their measurements (weight, height and inseam)
    - attendees are provided a road book with suggested cycle routes; each itinerary is an average 35-50km trek. For serious cyclists, a longer 50-80km extension itinerary is offered.
    - Bicycle helmets, repair tools, tubes, pump and a small case fixed on the bike to carry a picnic lunch and a bottle of water.
    - Bicycle guide provided if everyone bikes, minimum of 10 passengers

    Cooking Cruise Option:
    Maximum of 15 passengers.  Avignon to Aigues-Mortes cruise direction only.  Usually charter only, but may be announced for selected individual cabin booking weeks.

    Wine Cruise, and Wine and Culinary Cruise:
    Charter only

    What's Not Included
    - Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
    - Transportation from Paris to Nimes/Avignon and return
    - Optional gratuity for the crew; we suggest a minimum of 5% to be given to the manager in equivalent euros

    For Bike and Barge Program:
    - Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
    - Transportation from Paris to Nimes/Avignon and return
    - Optional gratuity for the crew; we suggest a minimum of 5% to be given to the manager in equivalent euros
    - Guided land excursions
    - If not everyone bikes and separate excursions are requested then there is an additional USD $3,600.00 fee for the bicycle guide.
    - Bicycle guide not included for less than 10 passengers.




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