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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Athos' - Canal du Midi & Petit Camargue 2020


7 days from $4,750

Limited to 10 guests

Relax aboard ‘Athos,’ a charming vessel converted from an authentic wine barge — with bright cabins and a spacious, canopied sun deck. Absorb the beauty of the Canal du Midi and "Petit Camargue" wetlands, visit the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, taste olive oil where it is pressed, sample vermouth at the distillery of Noilly Prat and explore the indoor market at Narbonne.
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Vessel Information

100 feet long, 16.6 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

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 welcome 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. This afternoon, negotiate the seven-lock staircase at Fonserannes, experiencing this marvel of 17th-century engineering firsthand.

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

Visit the market town of Pézenas 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 birdwatcher’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.

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. 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 Mar 29 - Apr 19, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,750
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $43,900
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 26 - Oct 4, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,290
    Single Supplement
    $1,800
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $50,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 11 - 25, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,750
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $43,900
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel is 12 years.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-9 guests.

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


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