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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Enchanté'- Canal du Midi 2018


7 days from $5,990

Limited to 8 guests

Lovely '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 in 4 double/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially covered for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

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

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

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

'Enchanté'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

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.

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

This morning, 'Enchanté' descends the trademark locks of the canal, offering good opportunities for walking or biking on the towpath. After lunch, visit Château Ollieux Romanis in the Corbières, one of few wine regions to receive the esteemed A.O.C. appellation.  

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 Aug 26 - Oct 6, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,850
    Single Supplement
    $2,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $51,700
    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
    $5,990
    Single Supplement
    $2,200
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $45,100
    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 6-7 guests.

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


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