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Gascony & Bordeaux Golf Cruise with European Waterways

Gascony & Bordeaux Golf Cruise with European Waterways

per person

6 Nights | 4 Rounds | Various dates June 2022 – October 202

Golf Travel Cruise presents this exceptional 6-night, 4-round golf voyage and sightseeing adventure that cruises the Gascony and Bordeaux regions of Southwest France.

This private charter holds a total of 08 guests on board the outstanding Hotel Barge Rosa.

Rosa is an old Dutch “Klipper” barge that was built early in the last century to carry different cargoes on the offshore waterways of Holland.

Now, as a charming hotel barge, she navigates the calmer canals of southwest France.

Rosa also featured in the successful television series, Rick Stein’s French Odyssey and you are sure to enjoy your own personal ‘odyssey’ through this colourful, captivating part of southwest France.

This carefully crafted itinerary will also allow us 4 great golfing opportunities including the stunning Golf de Touraine at the Chateau de la Touche, Tours Ardrée Golf Club, play the golf on the estate of the Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau des Bordes golf which is one of only two courses in Continental Europe to enjoy the highest rating in the Peugeot Golf Guide to 1000 European courses.

SHIP HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Gascony (Spring & Summer)

    • Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and private tasting
    • Visit to Château de Goudourville
    • Guided tour and private tasting at a renowned local Armagnac producer
    • Visit Moissac and its UNESCO classified abbey

    Bordeaux (Summer & Autumn)

    • Tour of the famous Saint Émilion
    • Visit the impressive Château de Duras
    • Cruise across the 1,900 foot Agen aqueduct
    • Wine, cheese, and Armagnac tastings
6 Nights Tour
21+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Toulouse - Toulouse
  • Departure Time
    Embark / 3:00PM
  • Return Time
    Disembark / 9:00AM
  • Dress Code
    There is no specific dress code for daytime onboard.
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PORTS OF CALL:

  • Boe, France
  • Pommevic, France
  • Moissac, France
  • Castelsarrasin, France
  • Montech, France
  • Montauban, France

VOYAGE ITINERARY

Sunday, Day 1 BoéGuests are met in Toulouse** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Rosa.
Following champagne and canapés welcome, there is time for a gentle stroll along the towpath in Agen before your first dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 Boé to PommevicToday, we enjoy our first round of golf at the impressive Golf d’Albret situated in expansive parkland with wonderful views of the surrounding valleys and bastide villages.
After lunch on board, we enjoy a leisurely cruise through the bucolic countryside to Pommevic near Valence d’Agen, an 18th-century “Bastide” town with its Palladian canalside public wash-house and arcaded marketplace.
Dinner on board.
(18 holes, par 72, 5760 metres)
Tuesday, Day 3 Pommevic to Moissac
This morning, we transfer to Golf d’Espalais a gentle course with beautiful water features located in the Auvillar foothills.
Afterward, if there is time, we can take a short drive to Auvillar, a 15th-century village perched high on the side of a gorge above the River Garonne.
We return to the hotel barge for lunch, then an afternoon cruise on the River Tarn takes us to the nautical base of St. Livrade, before rising up from the river and turning west on the brick-lined canal to Moissac.
This evening, maybe after a game of boules, we stroll ashore to savour regional specialties at the excellent restaurant ‘Le Florentin’, in front of the spectacular entrance portal of the abbey.
(9 holes, par 35, 2286 metres)
Wednesday, Day 4 Moissac to Castelsarrasin
This morning, we visit the UNESCO-classified Abbaye St-Pierre de Moissac, one of the architectural highlights of the region, founded in the 7th century with its wonderfully preserved cloisters and chapel, then explore the charming town with its abundance of arts and crafts workshops.
After lunch on board, we continue our cruise towards Castelsarrasin crossing the River Tarn via the 1,000 foot long aqueduct, the Pont Canal du Cacor.
Dinner on board.
Thursday, Day 5 Castelsarrasin to Montech
After breakfast, we drive to Golf Montauban L’Estang. It is the longest course in the region and is set in a nature reserve with superb panoramic views.
A challenge for any golfer. In the afternoon, a leisurely cruise to Montech allows us to enjoy the hotel barge’s sundeck, or walk and cycle along the towpath.
We also tour the remarkable inclined Water Plane, an amazing feat of engineering that by-passes five locks and, when back in service in the near future, will lower vessels 43 feet all in one go.
Dinner on board.
(18 holes, par 72, 6309 metres)
Friday, Day 6 Montech to Montauban
This morning, we drive to Golf International Toulouse Seilh which offers two courses set in rural countryside.
There is the championship ‘Rouge’ course which features in the European Challenge Tour and provides a sterner, or the more forgiving ‘Yellow’ course.
For our final afternoon cruise, Rosa meanders down the flight of ten locks on the beautiful and recently-restored branch canal skirting the Forest of Agre and moors in the port of the historical town of Montauban. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Saturday, Day 7 Montauban
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus back to their choice of location in Toulouse**
*This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On certain weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.
**Other locations are available for Private Charter bookings

Location

GOLF D'ALBRET GOLF COURSE, BARBASTE, FRANCE
Located at the gateway to the Landes, in Gascony the 18-hole golf course at Domaine d'Albret offers you a splendid panorama of green valleys, Landes pine forest, and Buzet vineyards.
Le Albret golf course repeatedly offers a glance or panoramas just as majestic as each other: century-old oak in the middle of the practice, willow at the edge of a water obstaclE.
exceptional panoramic view overlooking the roofs of the renovated bastides, wild hills on the other side of the valley, trees of the Landes forest, acacias, pines, oaks creating the show, with the surprise of a hare or deer leap emerging from a wood, come to accompany you on the course.

GOLF D'ESPALAIS GOLF COURSE, ESPALAIS, FRANCE

The Golf d'Espalais is located on the banks of the Garonne, at the foot of the slopes of Auvillar and 5 minutes from Valence d'Agen.
This 9-hole plain course was created in 1987 by the architect Olivier Brizon.
Relatively flat, with beautiful water obstacles, it harmoniously combines difficulty and initiation.
A precise set of irons and a well-inspired little game will allow you to tame this course and bring back a nice scorecard to the clubhouse.
The Golf d'Espalais is open all year round. Many competitions are organized. Good humor and friendliness are the keywords of the club.

GOLF MONTAUBAN L'ESTANG, MONTAUBAN, FRANCE

Open since August 15, 2012, the Golf de Montauban L'Estang is located 5 minutes from downtown Montauban.
On a 55 hectare site, the golf course unfolds in the green setting of the hundred-year-old oaks of the Prat de l'Estang.
The trees, present on most of the course, give a particularly authentic character to the site.
They draw the fairways, surround the greens, and transform the landscape with the seasons.
The course designed by Yves Bureau is an 18-hole course that has the distinction of being the longest in the region.
Indeed it is a par 72 of 6346 m with a route where the difficulty adapts according to the level of each one.
It is a fairly flat course with raised greens serving superb panoramic views in unspoiled nature.
The outward journey is exotic, in a pleasantly wooded area.
The return takes shape in a bright and sporty plain designed around a 2,5-hectare lake.

GOLF INTERNATIONAL TOULOUE 'ROUGE' COURSE, SEILH, FRANCE

The Toulouse Seilh Golf Club has been at the gates of Toulouse since 1988 and welcomes you to two 18-hole courses designed by Jean Garraïalde and Jérémy Pern in the heart of 140 hectares of greenery.
The Toulouse Seilh Golf Club is only 5 minutes from Blagnac airport and 15 minutes from the city centre.
It is one of the largest golf complexes in Europe, with functional facilities (hotel, restaurant, swimming pool, seminars, fitness room, etc.).
Experienced golfers will enjoy an international course at the Toulouse Seilh Golf Club: the Parcours Rouge, selected as one of the 139 most beautiful courses in France and one of the 1000 best courses in Europe (Peugeot guide).
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