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2036 Nevada City Hwy #311
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Everything in Le Phénicien's cruises has been designed to help you feel at home without the drawbacks of being at home. You will certainly appreciate resting while the boat meanders through the tranquil waterways of the Camargue and Provence . She offers lovely accommodations for eighteen, large salon area with picture windows and gracious French crew. the owner operators are from this glorious region and love showing sharing their beautiful countryside with all their guests. They have focused our tours on three different centers of interest that you will find in the region: History and Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Gastronomy and Wine.
Boat DetailsBoat Size: 127 x 16.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 9
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday
Cabin Information6 Queen Cabins
3 Twin-Bedded Cabins
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.
Books & Games
4:00 PM, Central Location in Avignon or NimesNote: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
9:30 AM, Avignon or Nimes Central LocationNote: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
|Transfer from the agreed pick up point to Le Phenicien which is moored close to the Avignon ramparts. There is time for a little nap or a visit of 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.|
|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 a visit to the Palace of the Popes. Then enjoy an excursion to one of the best cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape where we have a guided tour followed by a wine tasting. This evening we sail to Villeneuve les Avignon where we will stay overnight. The wines tasted in the morning are back on the table at dinner!|
|Villeneuve les Avignon to Vallabregues|
|This morning the gigantic Roman aqueduct 'Le Pont du Gard' with its recently made-up site and modern museum are awaiting you. After this intriguing guided visit we return to the barge and sail down to Vallabregues - a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, take a bike ride, or play petanque under the plane trees.|
|Vallabregues 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! Back onboard the barge we pass through the huge 36 foot high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air Museum of Provence.|
|Arles to Gallician|
|Our guided visit in Arles this morning will delve deeply into antiquity and, at the same time, unravel the joys and despair of Van Gogh who painted 300 canvasses during his year here in 1888. The most impressive navigation is today as we head for for the Camargue! We cruise the Rhone river, the Petit Rhone, and the canal to reach the quiet and typical village of Gallician.|
|Gallician to Aigues-Mortes|
|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 'gardiens 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!|
|Breakfast and Farewell|
|After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.|
Dîner - Dinner
Mille feuille de brousse de brebis et tomate au basilic
Millefeuille of ewe brousse with tomato and basil
Poêlée de filets de caille. Quenelle de polenta au parmesan. Jus fin à la sauge
Panned quail filets. Quenelles of polenta with parmesan Sauce with sage
Pélardon. Salade à l’huile vierge.
Pélardon goat cheese. Salad with olive oil.
Sabayon de fraise gratiné à la vanille
Strawberry sabayon cooked with vanilla
Midi – Lunch
Taboulé d’épeautre au supions
Wild wheat taboulé with little squids
Filet d’agneau en croûte d’herbe, sauce miel tapenade.
Embeurré de petits légumes aux éclats d’olives.
Lamb filet cooked in herb shell, honey and black olives sauce.ittle vegetables cooked with butter and olives.
Pascade d’aubergine au Roquefort et Mozarella.
Egplants cooked with Roquefort cheese and Mozarella
Crème brûlée à l’orange et au safran
Crème brûlée with orange and saffron
|Stateroom Per Person||$3,820||$4,380||$4,750|
|Charter 12 Passenger||$48,690||$54,485||$63,155|
|Charter 13 Passenger||$49,520||$56,945||$65,620|
|Charter 14 Passenger||$51,995||$59,430||$68,105|
|Charter 15 Passenger||$54,485||$61,900||$70,580|
|Charter 16 Passenger||$56,945||$64,370||$73,055|
|Charter 17 Passenger||$59,415||$66,855||$75,520|
|Charter 18 Passenger||$61,800||$69,325||$77,985|
|Golf Cruise Supplement p/p||$955||$955||$955|
|Bike Cruise Supplement p/p||$300||$300||$300|
|Wine & Cooking Cruise Supplement p/p||$885||$885||$885|
|Cooking Cruise Supplement p/p||$990||$990||$990|
|Mar 13 thru Apr 23||VALUE|
|Apr 24 thru May 14||MID|
|May 15 thru Jun 25||REGULAR|
|Jun 26 thru Jul 16||MID|
|Jul 17 thru Aug 13||VALUE|
|Aug 14 thru Aug 27||MID|
|Aug 28 thru Oct||REGULAR|
|Oct 2 thru Oct 22||MID|
|Oct 23 thru Nov 5||VALUE|
Cruise cost includesSix night accommodations, pickup and drop off at a designated meeting point in Avignon or Nimes, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles
Cruise cost does not include
Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)