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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Enchanté'- Canal du Midi 2017

7 Days from TBA

Limited to 8 guests

'Enchanté' cruises gently along: the Canal du Midi between Trèbes and Sallèles-d'Aude. Float by lush scenery of sun-drenched vineyards and charming villages. Disembark to explore the memorable walled city of Carcassonne, partake of wine and olive oil tastings, and absorb the incomparable beauty of Lagrasse, famous for its abbey, medieval houses and streets. Itineraries with unique themes, such as family, walking, golf or wine appreciation, can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests.

'Enchanté'- Canal du Midi Vessel

Vessel Information

100 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 8 with four double/twin suites and en suite bathroom with hand soap, shampoo/shower gel and hair dryer

Each suite contains a mobile phone with a 5 Euro credit

Salon features a stereo system with an assortment of CDs and a computer

Sun deck is partially covered by a parasol for comfortable al fresco dining and features a Dimension One hot tub that accommodates up 8 guests

8 touring bicycles provided

Internet accessible

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
Day 1

Meet in Narbonne, where you are escorted to 'Enchanté' for your Canal du Midi cruise. A welcome reception awaits, followed by dinner on board.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Explore Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, Carcassonne has 52 watchtowers, a portcullis and an extraordinary repertoire of defenses that made it resilient to the many armies that tried to storm it. This afternoon, cruise the 330-year-old Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in Marseillette, the overnight mooring, with time to explore the town before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

This morning, 'Enchanté' descends the trademark locks of the canal, offering good opportunities for walking or biking on the towpath. After lunch, visit Château Saint Jacques d'Albas for an informative tour and tasting of the local Corbières vintages.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

An excursion this morning takes you to an eighth-century Benedictine abbey nestled in the village of Lagrasse. Awarded the title of “most beautiful village in France,” Lagrasse is home to many artisans who have set up workshops in the medieval center. Sample local cuisine when you have lunch in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbières. This afternoon, cruise to picturesque Bassanel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Cruise past scenic vineyards and pine trees en route to the charming village of Le Somail, where you may want to wander through the old bookstore. This afternoon, visit L'Oulibo, a cooperative olive press, where you can sample the famous Lucques olive oil. Continue to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Narbonne was once home to the Visigoth monarchs. Explore this bustling canal-side town, stopping at the Archbishop's Palace and the indoor market. You have time to shop or just enjoy the relaxed ambience. This afternoon, cruise the series of locks and narrow bridges of the Canal de la Robine, built after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne with the Mediterranean. Cycle ahead and explore the village of Sallèles d’Aude, the final mooring point of your journey. Later, attend a farewell dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

After breakfast, transfer to Narbonne, where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.

Family, golf and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).

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