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

  • 7days
  • France

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Canal du midi Luxury Barge Tour

Stay for a week in one of five comfortable air-conditioned cabins with full ensuite facilities. For your relaxation, the barge has a spacious sun deck where you can enjoy the passing countryside, plus bikes if you prefer to explore the towpath. 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

    Argeliers.

    Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Beziers and transferred to the barge mooring at Argeliers. A champagne welcome with Mediterranean canapes awaits you. After time to settle in a sumptuous 4-course dinner prepared by a highly acclaimed on board Chef will be served.

  • Day 2

    Argeliers to La Croisade.

    Enjoy breakfast in a comfortable chair on the open upper deck. Then an excursion takes you to the medieval walled city of Carcassonne with a knowledgeable tour guide to tell of its history. Time to shop before heading back for a gourmet lunch. The afternoon cruise takes us to our mooring at La Croisade, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    La Croisade to Capestang.

    After breakfast, a morning excursion takes us to an olive oil press for a tasting of 'L'Oublio' organic and wholesome olives with a glass of rose. A short drive takes us up the Gorge de la Cesse and into the hilltop village of Minerve, where your guide will regale you with the harrowing tale of the Cathar siege launched at Minerve during the 13th century. After lunch relax on board as we cruise to Capestang or opt to enjoy a wine-tasting at a local chateau before returning to the barge for dinner during which you can admire the floodlit Collegiale St Etienne.

  • Day 4

    Capestang to Fonserannes.

    After breakfast, an excursion to Narbonne allows time to see many of the interesting historical sites including the Via Domita, the Roman Museum and the St. Juste Cathedral and enjoy the local markets before returning on board for lunch. Relax and enjoy an afternoon cruise, walk or bike ride to Fonserannes where you will have a glorious view of Beziers and its cathedral. Dinner on board.

  • Day 5

    Fonserannes to Portiragnes.

    A morning drive to the old market town of Pezenas with a knowledgeable guide will give you some background on this town’s interesting history and allow free time to browse the local artisan's shops including painters, hat makers and costume designers. After lunch the afternoon cruise takes us through the 17th century Fonserannes lock staircase and across an 18th century aqueduct over the river Orb. The paved towpath and the many locks leading to our mooring make it an ideal afternoon for walking or cycling alongside the barge. The paved towpath and the many locks leading to our mooring make it an ideal afternoon for walking or cycling alongside the barge. Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Portiragnes to Marseillan.

    An early start sees the barge going through the ‘Petite Camargue’ where you may see pink flamingos, African Rollers and Bee Eaters of this region along with other local species. After passing through the exceptional 'round lock' at Agde, a spectacular seafood lunch awaits you as the barge enters the open waters of the Etang de Thau. Our mooring at Marseillan is close to the distillery of Noilly Prat where you can end a perfect day with a tour of this distillery and a taste of the Noilly Prat before the Captain’s farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Marseillan.

    Where you will disembark after breakfast and transfer to Beziers

    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.
Mar 29 2020 Apr 04 2020 10 Single rooms 5,310€
Double rooms 3,980€
Apr 05 2020 Apr 11 2020 10 Single rooms 5,310€
Double rooms 3,980€
Apr 12 2020 Apr 18 2020 10 Single rooms 5,310€
Double rooms 3,980€
Apr 19 2020 Apr 25 2020 10 Single rooms 5,310€
Double rooms 3,980€
Apr 26 2020 May 02 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
May 03 2020 May 09 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
May 10 2020 May 16 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
May 17 2020 May 23 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
May 24 2020 May 30 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
May 31 2020 Jun 06 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jun 07 2020 Jun 13 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jun 14 2020 Jun 20 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jun 21 2020 Jun 27 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jun 28 2020 Jul 04 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jul 05 2020 Jul 11 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jul 12 2020 Jul 18 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jul 19 2020 Jul 25 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Jul 26 2020 Aug 01 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Aug 02 2020 Aug 08 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Aug 09 2020 Aug 15 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Aug 16 2020 Aug 22 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Aug 23 2020 Aug 29 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Aug 30 2020 Sep 05 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Sep 06 2020 Sep 12 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Sep 13 2020 Sep 19 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Sep 20 2020 Sep 26 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Sep 27 2020 Oct 03 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Oct 04 2020 Oct 10 2020 10 Single rooms 6,050€
Double rooms 4,510€
Oct 11 2020 Oct 17 2020 10 Single rooms 5,310€
Double rooms 3,980€
Oct 18 2020 Oct 24 2020 10 Single rooms 5,310€
Double rooms 3,980€
Oct 25 2020 Oct 31 2020 10 Single rooms 5,310€
Double rooms 3,980€

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