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Canal du midi 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (ANJ)

  • 7days
  • France

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Luxury Barge Tour on the Canal du Midi

Stay for 6 nights in one of 4 air-conditioned twin/double staterooms with full ensuite facilities. For your relaxation, the barge has a spacious, shaded sun deck with a heated sunken spa pool and comfortable sun lounges. A delicious cuisine of Provencale and Mediterranean specialities of the region and a great selection of French wines produce some memorable dining experiences.

This canal is a UNESCO World heritage site, defined by its beauty lined with shady plane trees, canalside villages, and crossed by pretty, arched bridges. A perfect place for cycling or walking along the towpath, or watching the scenery as you drift by.

Included in the Luxury Barge Tour:

  • 6 Nights accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin
  • The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Hostess(es), Driver/Tour Guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local meal ashore, once per week on most barges
  • An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee
  • Daily excursions by chauffeured minibus and entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest
  • Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool
  • Return transfers to and from the local meeting/drop off point

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  • Day 1

    Marseillan

    Guests are met at the designated meeting point and escorted in an air-conditioned minibus to the barge mooring at Marseillan to settle into their rooms. A champagne welcome and sumptuous dinner served in the evening.

  • Day 2

    Marseillan to Portiragnes.

    This morning we embark on our cruise toalong the 330 year old Canal du Midi through the nature reserve of Bagnas with potential sightings of flamingos, white egrets and other wildfowl, under bridges built from local black volcanic stone. After lunch on board, we visit the 16th century town of Pezenas, mostly known for its association with the French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Portiragnes to Beziers.

    After breakfast, we cruise further along the Canal du Midi to our mooring near Beziers, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath. After lunch, we enjoy a winery tour and tasting at the 14th century Chateau de Perdiguier, named after Kind Charles V's finance minister, and famed for its frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Dinner on board.

  • Day 4

    Beziers to Fonserannes.

    This morning's excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. We tour the Archbishop’s palace, Cathedral and Via Domitia and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. We return to the barge for lunch and cross the aqueduct over the River Orb before ascending the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes to moor above it for the evening. Dinner ashore in a local restaurant in Beziers.

  • Day 5

    Fonserannes to Capestang.

    This morning we continue our cruise, passing through the world's oldest canal tunnel at Malpas to Capestang, again with perfect cycling and walking opportunities along the way. Following lunch, an excursion will take you to a 12th century Cathar fort at Minerve, surrounded by steep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete the intriguing picture. Returning to the barge, there is time to explore Capestang, once the summer retreat of the Bishops of Narbonne, with its magnificent 14th century collegiate church. Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Capestang to Le Somail.

    In the morning, we embark on our final cruise along the historic Canal du Midi to the delightful village of Le Somail. After lunch, we visit Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Captain's farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Le Somail

    Where you will disembark after breakfast and transfer to Montpelier.

    This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jun 13 2021 Jun 19 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jun 20 2021 Jun 26 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jun 27 2021 Jul 03 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jul 04 2021 Jul 10 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jul 11 2021 Jul 17 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jul 18 2021 Jul 24 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jul 25 2021 Jul 31 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 01 2021 Aug 07 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 08 2021 Aug 14 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 15 2021 Aug 21 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 22 2021 Aug 28 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 29 2021 Sep 04 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 05 2021 Sep 11 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 12 2021 Sep 18 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 19 2021 Sep 25 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 26 2021 Oct 02 2021 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 03 2021 Oct 09 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Oct 10 2021 Oct 16 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Oct 17 2021 Oct 23 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Oct 24 2021 Oct 30 2021 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Mar 27 2022 Apr 02 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Apr 03 2022 Apr 09 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Apr 10 2022 Apr 16 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Apr 17 2022 Apr 23 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Apr 24 2022 Apr 30 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
May 01 2022 May 07 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
May 08 2022 May 14 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
May 15 2022 May 21 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
May 22 2022 May 28 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
May 29 2022 Jun 04 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jun 05 2022 Jun 11 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jun 12 2022 Jun 18 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jun 19 2022 Jun 25 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jun 26 2022 Jul 02 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jul 03 2022 Jul 09 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jul 10 2022 Jul 16 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jul 17 2022 Jul 23 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jul 24 2022 Jul 30 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jul 31 2022 Aug 06 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 07 2022 Aug 13 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 14 2022 Aug 20 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 21 2022 Aug 27 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 28 2022 Sep 03 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 04 2022 Sep 10 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 11 2022 Sep 17 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 18 2022 Sep 24 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 01 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 08 2022 8 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 15 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 22 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€
Oct 23 2022 Oct 29 2022 8 Single rooms 5,490€
Double rooms 3,990€

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