Rosa is an old Dutch “Clipper” barge that was completely refitted in 2010 to a high specification. The air conditioned interior includes a dining room, saloon, bar and four staterooms. Two of the staterooms have double beds and two have twin beds, all of which have full en-suite facilities. Outside there is a spacious sun deck with comfortable furniture.
The four crew consist of a knowledgeable captain, tour guide, housekeeper and a master chef whose culinary master pieces will be a regular delight throughout your cruise. Eight bikes are available for use and your tour guide, an expert in the local area, will be happy to advise you on the best routes to cycle should you wish to explore.
Below you can find some of the highlights of the cruises we are currently offering on Rosa, along with some examples of the cuisine and fine wines the master chef will present you with on board. You can view the current itineraries and maps by clicking "Rosa Cruises" on the menu on the right where you will also find links to the photo gallery, deck plan and cruise rates.
Visits to historic Montauban & Pituresque Auvillar
Negotiate the amazing inclined Water Plane at Montech
Wine, Armagnac and foie gras tastings
Visit to Moissac and its ancient abbey
Traverse a 1000 foot aqueduct
Gastronomic dinner ashore
Explore the wines of Bordeaux with the guidance of your knowledgeable crew
Entrecote de Bazas a la Bordelaise, Magret de Canard aux Pommes et aux, Oignons Confits, Tourtiere de Pommes, Pruneaux a l'Armagnac
Buzet, Cotes de Marmandais, Sauternes Bordeaux AOC Superieur, Haut Medoc, Cotes du Frontonnais