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

  • 7days
  • France

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Luxury Barge Tour in Provence

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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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 12 2024 May 18 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
May 19 2024 May 25 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
May 26 2024 Jun 01 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 08 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 09 2024 Jun 15 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 22 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 29 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 06 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 13 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 20 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 27 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 03 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 10 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 17 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 24 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 25 2024 Aug 31 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 07 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 14 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 21 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 28 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 05 2024 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 12 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Oct 13 2024 Oct 19 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Oct 20 2024 Oct 26 2024 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Mar 23 2025 Mar 29 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Mar 30 2025 Apr 05 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Apr 06 2025 Apr 12 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Apr 13 2025 Apr 19 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Apr 20 2025 Apr 26 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Apr 27 2025 May 03 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
May 04 2025 May 10 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
May 11 2025 May 17 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
May 18 2025 May 24 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
May 25 2025 May 31 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 01 2025 Jun 07 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 08 2025 Jun 14 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 15 2025 Jun 21 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 22 2025 Jun 28 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jun 29 2025 Jul 05 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jul 06 2025 Jul 12 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jul 13 2025 Jul 19 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Jul 20 2025 Jul 26 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Jul 27 2025 Aug 02 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 03 2025 Aug 09 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 10 2025 Aug 16 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 17 2025 Aug 23 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Aug 24 2025 Aug 30 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Aug 31 2025 Sep 06 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 07 2025 Sep 13 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 14 2025 Sep 20 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 21 2025 Sep 27 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Sep 28 2025 Oct 04 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Oct 05 2025 Oct 11 2025 8 Single rooms 10,190€
Double rooms 7,390€
Oct 12 2025 Oct 18 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Oct 19 2025 Oct 25 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€
Oct 26 2025 Nov 01 2025 8 Single rooms 8,850€
Double rooms 6,450€

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