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Clair de Lune - Family Cruise

Clair de Lune - Family Cruise

From
€22,400 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Bring your family together in an enchanting 5-night cruise from Le Somail to Carcassonne with the beautiful Clair de Lune barge! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    CDLFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Le Somail to Carcassonne
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
From
€22,400 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Bring your family together in an enchanting 5-night cruise from Le Somail to Carcassonne with the beautiful Clair de Lune barge! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    CDLFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Le Somail to Carcassonne
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Le Somail and Carcassonne.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Embark in a cruise journey on board the Clair de Lune barge and visit some of the spectacular places like Le Somail, Narbonne and Cavayeres. This voyage is filled with amazing exploration and things to do. Engage in activities such as biking, fishing, tree climbing, children's games and more at the forest area of Cavayere.  A perfect holiday that will delight your family! 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit the enchanting village of Le Somail
  • Explore the goat's cheese farm at Combebelle
  • Canoeing on the River Aude 
  • Visit Narbonne and "Freedom Space"
  • Discover the amusement park at Cavayeres
  • Uncover the secrets of Carcassonne

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 4 crew 
  • Use of  barge facilities which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • A small library of books and maps
  • A collection of board games
  • Boules
  • Binoculars for watching the bird life
  • HiFi system with CD player

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

All transfers for Clair de Lune are less than 1 hour (cabin bookings only) irrelevant to the cruise route.

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Narbonne TGV train station at 5:00 pm OR the Clarion Suites Hotel, Ile du Gua, Narbonne at 5.30 pm
  • Drop-off point:  Your choice of location in Narbonne by 9:00 am

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Choice of 1 location in Beziers, Carcassonne, Narbonne or Toulouse at 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of 1 location in Beziers, Carcassonne, Narbonne or Toulouse by 10:00 am

 

Cruises between Trebes and Naurouze (summer route)

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Carcassonne TGV station at 5:15 pm OR Hotel Mercure Carcassonne (if staying the night prior) at 5:30 pm
  • Drop-off point:  Choice of location in Carcassonne at 9:00 am

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Choice of 1 location in Carcassonne at 5:30 pm or 1 location in Toulouse at 4:30 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of location in Carcassonne by 9:00 am or Toulouse by 9:30am (For Toulouse, depart at 8:00 am)

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Foie Gras sur Pain D'Épice Tiède et Confit de Figue; Cuisses de Canards Confites Sauce Forestière; Fondant D'Agneau au Riz de Marseillette; Magret de Canard Confit Sauce Griotte


Wine Cellar
Château de Gorgazaud, Viognier; Domaine Beauvignac, Picpoul de Pinet; Château La Liquiere, Cistus; Domaine des Ânes, Fontanilles; Domaine de l’Hortus, Pic Saint Loup; Domaine de l’Ancienne; Mercerie, Fougères; Château Puech-Haut, Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige; Château Aqueria, Tavel


Cheese Board
Roquefort; Pélardon; Gaperons; Époisse; Brebis; Tomme de Lozère; Causses Bleu

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Itinerary 

Le Somail to Carcassonne

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the meeting point in Narbonne** and transferred to Clair de Lune peacefully moored at the village of Le Somail. The crew welcomes you on board with a glass of chilled champagne and soft drinks on the sun deck. Time for a walk or bicycle ride around this pretty canal side village before your first dinner on board.

Dinner 2, Monday
This morning we cruise to Argens. During the cruise you can relax on the sun loungers or in the spa pool and enjoy the landscape. After lunch we drive to a local goat’s cheese farm at Combebelle, followed by an excursion to “Oulibo”, Occitan for olive. This cooperative olive oil press is a great opportunity to sample the famous Lucques olive before returning to the barge. Enjoy a game of boules before dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, we cruise to La Redorte through four locks. Once moored we will enjoy lunch al fresco beneath the trees. This afternoon enjoy canoeing on the River Aude, great fun for the whole family. Return to the barge for dinner ashore.

Day 4, Wednesday
After breakfast, we cruise towards Marseillette, why not enjoy a walk or bicycle ride following the tow path to the lunchtime mooring. After lunch we visit Narbonne and “Freedom Space”, an aquatic centre with giant slides & pools, followed by a cultural visit to the 12th century cathedral in Narbonne giving a real insight into this important City and it’s Roman history. Return to the barge for dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
Cruise this morning to Villedubert. After lunch we drive to Cavayères. The lake and forest area of Cavayère is not just for taking a stroll, it is a health resort, amusement park, and a special place where you can relax with your family and enjoy children's games, water sports, sandy beaches, fishing, tree climbing and mini golf. Return to the barge for dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning we cruise to our final destination and highlight of the week, Carcassonne. After lunch we visit this largest and most beautiful walled city of Europe. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is 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. Walk the ramparts, visit the Château Comtal and step-back in time. For the more adventurous, we include a visit to the Haunted House before returning to the barge and the Captain’s Farewell Dinner aboard.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, depart the barge by minibus and transfer to the drop-off point in Narbonne**.

Barge Details 

Clair de Lune Deck Plan

Clair de Lune deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 6 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 3 twin/double Junior Suites with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 6 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Junior Suite per person Single Supplement
July 23, 30 4,350 Euros 1,500 Euros
August 6, 13, 20 4,350 Euros 1,500 Euros
August 27 4,950 Euros 1,750 Euros
September 3, 10, 17, 24 4,950 Euros 1,750 Euros
October 1 4,950 Euros 1,750 Euros
October 8, 15, 22 4,350 Euros 1,500 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
June 11, 18, 25 25,300 Euros 26,500 Euros 27,700 Euros
July 2, 9, 16 25,300 Euros 26,500 Euros 27,700 Euros
July 23, 30 22,400 Euros 23,400 Euros 25,300 Euros
August 6, 13, 20 22,400 Euros 23,400 Euros 25,300 Euros
August 27 25,300 Euros 26,500 Euros 27,700 Euros
September 3, 10, 17, 24 25,300 Euros 26,500 Euros 27,700 Euros
October 1 25,300 Euros 26,500 Euros 27,700 Euros
October 8, 15, 22 22,400 Euros 23,400 Euros 25,300 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Family Canal du Midi Charter up to 6 ppl None

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 per per passenger or 25% of the total cruise fare for charters is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days (for cabin) or 120 days (for charter) as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed.

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