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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.
Mar 22 2020 Mar 28 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Mar 29 2020 Apr 04 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Apr 05 2020 Apr 11 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Apr 12 2020 Apr 18 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Apr 19 2020 Apr 25 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Apr 26 2020 May 02 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
May 03 2020 May 09 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
May 10 2020 May 16 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
May 17 2020 May 23 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
May 24 2020 May 30 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
May 31 2020 Jun 06 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Jun 07 2020 Jun 13 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Jun 14 2020 Jun 20 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Jun 21 2020 Jun 27 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Jun 28 2020 Jul 04 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Jul 05 2020 Jul 11 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Jul 12 2020 Jul 18 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Jul 19 2020 Jul 25 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jul 26 2020 Aug 01 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Aug 02 2020 Aug 08 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Aug 09 2020 Aug 15 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Aug 16 2020 Aug 22 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Aug 23 2020 Aug 29 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Aug 30 2020 Sep 05 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Sep 06 2020 Sep 12 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Sep 13 2020 Sep 19 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Sep 20 2020 Sep 26 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Sep 27 2020 Oct 03 2020 8 Single rooms 8,190€
Double rooms 5,990€
Oct 04 2020 Oct 10 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Oct 11 2020 Oct 17 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Oct 18 2020 Oct 24 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€
Oct 25 2020 Oct 31 2020 8 Single rooms 7,200€
Double rooms 5,250€

Car rental in France

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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