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New European Canal Barge Cruises

'Athos' - Canal du Midi & Petit Camargue 2018


7 Days from $4,550

Limited to 10 guests

Offer

Savings available on select dates. Contact A&K for details.

Relax aboard ‘Athos,’ a charming vessel converted from an authentic wine barge. Enjoy your pleasingly bright cabin and the spacious, canopied sun deck as you absorb the beauty and history of the Canal du Midi. View the Camargue wetlands, visit medieval Carcassonne, taste olive oil where it is pressed and sample vermouth at the distillery of Noilly Prat. Art, family, golf, tennis and wine theme cruises can be arranged for groups with special interests.

Athos Deck Plan

Vessel Information

100 feet long, 16.6 feet wide with air conditioning

Capacity for 10 in 5 queen/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Béziers, where you embark on charming ‘Athos,’ converted from an authentic wine barge, moored in the port of Argeliers. Enjoy a Champagne reception upon boarding.

'Athos'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Disembark for a guided walk through the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. Later in the day, after continuing your cruise along the historic canal, moor at La Croissade for the night. 

'Athos'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Go ashore to visit the L’Oulibo cooperative for a tasting of organic olives and olive oils accompanied by a glass of wine. Visit the hilltop village of Minerve, site of a medieval Cathar fortress. Later, cruise to the quaint village of Capestang.

'Athos'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Enjoy a morning visit to a lively and colorful indoor market in Narbonne, followed by lunch ashore. This afternoon, negotiate the seven-lock staircase at Fonserrannes, experiencing this marvel of 17th-century engineering firsthand.

'Athos'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Visit the market town of Pézanas and view the uniquely striking architecture of the local mansions once owned by nobles of the Languedoc court. Also discover the town’s history with legendary French playwright Molière, who once lived here, and then cruise to Portiragnes.

'Athos'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Today, cruise through the estuaries of the “Petit Camargue,” a bird watcher’s paradise. Moor in the port at Marseillan to tour the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery and enjoy a tasting, and then return to your vessel for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

'Athos'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast on board, bid ‘Athos’ adieu and disembark in Marseillan for your transfer back to Béziers.

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

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


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

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 29 - Oct 6, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,990
    Single Supplement
    $1,700
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $47,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 7 - 27, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,550
    Single Supplement
    $1,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $42,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

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

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6 or 8 guests.

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


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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