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Canal du Midi 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (ENC)

  • 7days
  • France

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France's oldest canal - the Canal du Midi - stay for a week in one of 4 air-conditioned twin/double staterooms with full ensuite facilities. For your relaxation, the barge has a spacious sun deck with alfresco dining area and a gorgeous spa pool. The cuisine is a delicious combination of Provencale and Mediterranean flavours, fresh seafood and regional specialties combined with a delicious selection of local French wines.

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

    Salleles d'Aude

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

  • Day 2

    Salleles d’Aude to Ventenac.

    Morning cruise along the delightful Robine canal, built after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne and the Mediterranean, to the charming, historical village of Le Ventenac. Time to explore the chateau, which was converted into a winery, then to 'L'Oulibo', an olive oil press, where we will sample the famous Lucques olives. We continue to the village of Minerve which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location offers spectacular views. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Ventenac to Bassanel.

    After breakfast, the excursion is to Narbonne to visit the Archbishop’s palace, experience a local indoor market and take time to shop or simply absorb the bustling atmosphere. The afternoon cruise passes pine trees and vineyards along the 'grand bief', another engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi, to Bassanel. The picturesque mooring under the trees presents a perfect opportunity to try a game of boules followed by an alfresco dinner on board.

  • Day 4

    Bassanel to Puicheric.

    Morning excursion to an 8th century Benedictine Abbey nestled in Lagrasse, a village awarded as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' where we sample local cuisine, and lunch ashore overlooking the Corbieres vineyards. Afternoon cruise to Puicheric past 'l'Epanchoir', one of the bridges invented by Pierre Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.

  • Day 5

    Puicheric to Marseillette.

    Today we cruise along the 330 year old canal ascending its trademark locks as the relief becomes steeper. Stay on board or take the opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as the barge navigates a triple locking system. The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at the Chateau Saint Jacques d'Albas in Minervois, one of the regions approved for the AOC wine label. Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Marseillette to Trebes.

    Fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne, dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today, with its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting. An afternoon cruise through the plane trees to Trebes our final mooring place. Captain’s farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Trebes

    Where you will disembark after breakfast and transfer to Narbonne.

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

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 12 2021 Sep 12 2021 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Sep 19 2021 Sep 19 2021 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Sep 26 2021 Sep 26 2021 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Oct 03 2021 Oct 09 2021 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Oct 10 2021 Oct 16 2021 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Oct 17 2021 Oct 23 2021 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Oct 24 2021 Oct 30 2021 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Mar 27 2022 Apr 02 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Apr 03 2022 Apr 09 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Apr 10 2022 Apr 16 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Apr 17 2022 Apr 23 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Apr 24 2022 Apr 30 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
May 01 2022 May 07 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
May 08 2022 May 14 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
May 15 2022 May 21 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
May 22 2022 May 28 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
May 29 2022 Jun 04 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Jun 05 2022 Jun 11 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Jun 12 2022 Jun 18 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Jun 19 2022 Jun 25 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Jun 26 2022 Jul 02 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Jul 03 2022 Jul 09 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Jul 10 2022 Jul 16 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Jul 17 2022 Jul 23 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Jul 24 2022 Jul 30 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Jul 31 2022 Aug 06 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Aug 07 2022 Aug 13 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Aug 14 2022 Aug 20 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Aug 21 2022 Aug 27 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Aug 28 2022 Sep 03 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Sep 04 2022 Sep 10 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Sep 11 2022 Sep 17 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Sep 18 2022 Sep 24 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 01 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 08 2022 8 Single rooms 8,590€
Double rooms 6,290€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 15 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 22 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€
Oct 23 2022 Oct 29 2022 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,450€

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