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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.
Sep 12 2021 Sep 18 2021 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 19 2021 Sep 25 2021 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 26 2021 Oct 02 2021 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Oct 03 2021 Oct 09 2021 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Oct 10 2021 Oct 16 2021 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Oct 17 2021 Oct 23 2021 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Oct 24 2021 Oct 30 2021 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Mar 27 2022 Apr 02 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Apr 03 2022 Apr 09 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Apr 10 2022 Apr 16 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Apr 17 2022 Apr 23 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Apr 24 2022 Apr 30 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
May 01 2022 May 07 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 08 2022 May 14 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 15 2022 May 21 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 22 2022 May 28 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 29 2022 Jun 04 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 05 2022 Jun 11 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 12 2022 Jun 18 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 19 2022 Jun 25 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 26 2022 Jul 02 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 03 2022 Jul 09 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 10 2022 Jul 16 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 17 2022 Jul 23 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 24 2022 Jul 30 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 31 2022 Aug 06 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 07 2022 Aug 13 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 14 2022 Aug 20 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 21 2022 Aug 27 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 28 2022 Sep 03 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 04 2022 Sep 10 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 11 2022 Sep 17 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 18 2022 Sep 24 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 01 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 08 2022 10 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,750€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 15 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 22 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€
Oct 23 2022 Oct 29 2022 10 Single rooms 5,550€
Double rooms 4,150€

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