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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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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jul 14 2019 Jul 20 2019 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jul 21 2019 Jul 27 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Jul 28 2019 Aug 03 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 04 2019 Aug 10 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 11 2019 Aug 17 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 18 2019 Aug 24 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 25 2019 Aug 31 2019 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 01 2019 Sep 07 2019 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 08 2019 Sep 14 2019 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 15 2019 Sep 21 2019 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 22 2019 Sep 28 2019 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 29 2019 Oct 05 2019 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Oct 06 2019 Oct 12 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Oct 13 2019 Oct 19 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Oct 20 2019 Oct 26 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Oct 27 2019 Nov 02 2019 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Mar 29 2020 Apr 04 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Apr 05 2020 Apr 11 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Apr 12 2020 Apr 18 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Apr 19 2020 Apr 25 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Apr 26 2020 May 02 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
May 03 2020 May 09 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
May 10 2020 May 16 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
May 17 2020 May 23 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
May 24 2020 May 30 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
May 31 2020 Jun 06 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jun 07 2020 Jun 13 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jun 14 2020 Jun 20 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jun 21 2020 Jun 27 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jun 28 2020 Jul 04 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jul 05 2020 Jul 11 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jul 12 2020 Jul 18 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Jul 19 2020 Jul 25 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Jul 26 2020 Aug 01 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 02 2020 Aug 08 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 09 2020 Aug 15 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 16 2020 Aug 22 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Aug 23 2020 Aug 29 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Aug 30 2020 Sep 05 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 06 2020 Sep 12 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 13 2020 Sep 19 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 20 2020 Sep 26 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Sep 27 2020 Oct 03 2020 8 Single rooms 6,100€
Double rooms 4,450€
Oct 04 2020 Oct 10 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Oct 11 2020 Oct 17 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Oct 18 2020 Oct 24 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€
Oct 25 2020 Oct 31 2020 8 Single rooms 5,300€
Double rooms 3,850€

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