le Phenicien

Southern France

PROVENCE AND THE CAMARGUE

Avignon – Aigues-Mortes on even weeks

Reverse itinerary on odd weeks

SUNDAY, Day 1 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 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.

MONDAY, Day 2 Avignon / Villeneuve

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 first nice 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, Day 3 Villeneuve / Vallabregues

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

WEDNESDAY, Day 4 Vallabregues / Arles

Spots of legend are many in the surroundings and after breakfast, we will visit the charming mediaeval 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, Day 5 Arles / 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 for 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, Day 6 Gallician / 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 man made, 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 Holly Crusades. The Camargue never fails to surprise a and welcomes us for our farewell dinner!

SATURDAY, Day 7 Aigues Mortes

After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

 

2017 Rates

Le Phenicien
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 12 or less passengers wholeboat Value 46370
Charter 12 or less passengers wholeboat Mid 51890
Charter 12 or less passengers wholeboat Regular 60145
Charter 13 passengers wholeboat Value 47160
Charter 13 passengers wholeboat Mid 54235
Charter 14 passengers wholeboat Value 49520
Charter 14 passengers wholeboat Mid 56600
Charter 14 passengers wholeboat Regular 64860
Charter 15 passengers wholeboat Value 51890
Charter 15 passengers wholeboat Mid 58950
Charter 15 passengers wholeboat Regular 67220
Charter 16 passengers wholeboat Value 54235
Charter 16 passengers wholeboat Mid 61305
Charter 16 passengers wholeboat Regular 69575
Charter 17 passengers wholeboat Value 56585
Charter 17 passengers wholeboat Mid 63670
Charter 17 passengers wholeboat Regular 71925
Charter 18 passengers wholeboat Value 58945
Charter 18 passengers wholeboat Mid 66025
Charter 18 passengers wholeboat Regular 74270
Stateroom per person Value 3640
Stateroom per person Mid 4170
Stateroom per person Regular 4520
Single supplement Value 1400
Single supplement Mid 1430
Single supplement Regular 1920

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr30; May 7, 14 Mid Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Mar 19, 26; Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 Value Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
May 14, 21, 28; June 4. 11, 18 Regular Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Aug 13, 20 Mid Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Aug 27; Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 Regular Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Oct 22, 29; Nov 5 Value Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Oct 1, 8, 15 Mid Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon

2018 Rates

Le Phenicien
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 3640
Stateroom per person Mid 4170
Stateroom per person Regular 4520
Single Cabin Value 5040
Single Cabin Mid 5600
Single Cabin Regular 6440
Charter 12 or less passengers wholeboat Mid 51890
Charter 12 or less passengers wholeboat Value 46370
Charter 12 or less passengers wholeboat Regular 60145
Charter 13 passengers wholeboat Value 47160
Charter 13 passengers wholeboat Mid 54235
Charter 13 passengers wholeboat Regular 62495
Charter 14 passengers wholeboat Value 49520
Charter 14 passengers wholeboat Mid 56600
Charter 14 passengers wholeboat Regular 64860
Charter 16 passengers wholeboat Value 54235
Charter 16 passengers wholeboat Mid 61305
Charter 16 passengers wholeboat Regular 69575
Charter 17 passengers wholeboat Value 56585
Charter 17 passengers wholeboat Mid 63670
Charter 17 passengers wholeboat Regular 71925
Charter 18 passengers wholeboat Value 58945
Charter 18 passengers wholeboat Mid 66025
Charter 18 passengers wholeboat Regular 74270

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
May 20 Jun 3, 17, Aug 26 Sep 9, 23 Regular Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
May 13 27 Jun 10 Sep 2 16 Regular Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Apr 29 Jun 24 Aug 19 Sep 30 Oct 14 Mid Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Mar 18 Apr 1 15 Jul 22, Aug 5 Oct 28 Value Provence itinerary between Aigues and Mortes-
May 6 Jul 1 Aug 12 Oct 7 Mid Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon
Mar 25 Apr 8, 22 Value Provence itinerary between Aigues and Avignon

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