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Mirage Self-Catered Cruise

Mirage Self-Catered Cruise

From
€6,800 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Enjoy a self-catered cruise holiday on board the lovely Mirage. Cruise from Carcassonne to Castelnaudary. You have the option to cook your own meals aboard!

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MIRSCC0717
  • Itinerary
    Carcassonne to Castelnaudary
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
From
€6,800 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Enjoy a self-catered cruise holiday on board the lovely Mirage. Cruise from Carcassonne to Castelnaudary. You have the option to cook your own meals aboard!

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MIRSCC0717
  • Itinerary
    Carcassonne to Castelnaudary
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Carcassonne and Castelnaudary or in reverse direction.TransfersTransfers Transfers from/to the bargeCruiseCruise Self-catering option available from 6,800 Euros per charter of 6 people

Summary

On board the charming hotel barge of Mirage, experience a self-catered cruise for six nights. You can cook your own meals while the crew is in charge of the navigation. A fully equipped kitchen is available for you to use and the friendly crew will assist you on food supply. Self-catered cruise is available only for charter up to 6 passengers.


Inclusions

  • 6-night charter cruise including diesel, power, water.
  • Air conditioned cabins (double or twin) with en-suite facilities
  • Spacious living areas and sun deck.
  • Use of kitchen and its equipment/utensils
  • Basic pantry staples, salt/pepper/flour/sugar/oil etc
  • Linen
  • One washing machine load per cabin per charter.
  • Transfers from/to Carcassonne on Day 1 and 7
  • Shopping excursions x2 for kitchen provisions in owner's vehicle
  • Transport to/from local restaurants x2 (if required)
  • Use of bikes
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Friendly advice and local knowledge from the barge owners

Exclusions

  • Food and beverage.
  • Transportation services (except where mentioned as included)
  • Gratuities (at own discretion)

Optional

  • Breakfast aboard - 400 Euros
  • Excursion (price per excursion) - 100 Euros per person
  • Biplane excursion - 230 Euros

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Itinerary 

Carcassonne to Castelnaudary or reverse

Day 1, Sunday
Your captain Pascal and your hostess Manon will pick you up at your rendez-vous point, and transfer you to Mirage's mooring in the charming port of Carcassonne. While you settle in, enjoy a leisurely hour cruising to the Foucault's Epanchoir, which will be your mooring for the night. Night at La Douce lock.

Day 2, Monday
You  have the option to visit the medieval town of Mirepoix, where half-timbered houses line the market square. Explore the shops and street market stalls before taking lunch at one of the local auberges, offering regional cuisine and wines for a relaxed meal. Cruise toward your next mooring at the port of Carcassonne, with views of the historic fortified city above the canal. As the barges passes through several locks, you'll have an opportunity to walk or bike along the canal tow path, or simply relax in one of the comfortable deck chairs as the countryside glides by.

Night at Villesequelande lock.

Day 3, Tuesday
You can visit the historic Fontfroide Abbey. The abbey was founded in 1093 on land given to some Benedictine monks by the Vicomte de Narbonne. Abbey takes its name from the source in the vicinity, the Fons Frigidus, Cold Fontaine. Besides water, the monks could find in the massive wood and stone for the construction of the monastery. But Fontfroide really gets started after 1145 and its attachment to the Cistercian Order . Cistercian monks, under the direction of St Bernard of Clairvaux, wish to return to the purity of the Rule of St Benedict, preaching poverty, austerity and architectural sobriety.

The rose garden Fontfroide is one of the largest rose garden in southern France, with almost 2,500 roses.

Cruise past quiet fields trees and through an elegant series of locks. Night at Beteille lock.

Day 4, Wednesday
You can visit the town of Limoux in the Pyrenee foothills. A thorough instruction in wine making at the cellars of Ginot winery (with sound & lights spectacle) will reveal all there is to know about putting bubbles in white wine; Cremants, Blanquettes and the most famous of all, Champagne. Limoux lays claim to inventing this titillating beverage. Cruise along the many locks, and some more opportunities for exercise for those who don’t want to just laze on deck. 

An afternoon cruise allows time to relax and enjoy views of the Pyrenees as you make your way to the quaint port of Bram, just below the picturesque village of the same name. Bram was a Roman outpost and the largest circulade Cathar town of Europe. Night at Villepinte lock.

Day 5, Thursday
Today, you have the option to visit the historic Cité de Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage sit. You will step back in time as you explore the restored medieval fortified town. Carcassonne also affords the chance to shop in boutiques lining the cobblestone streets. Night at St Sernin lock.

Day 6, Friday
Depart in the van to either the train station or airport for the continuation of your journey.

Barge Details 

Mirage Deck plan

Mirage deck plan

  • 101 feet
  • 6 passengers
  • 3 cabins with ensuite bathroom (double occupancy)
  • Crew of 4
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Saloon/dining room with bar and open kitchen
  • Flat-screen TV, DVD, iPhone docking station in saloon
  • WiFi
  • Library with board games
  • Sun deck with loungers and spa pool
  • 6 bicycles
  • Vehicle for transfers and excursions
Dates & Prices 

2017 Departure Dates

Self-catering cruise: 6,800 Euros (2017) and 7,300 Euros (2018) price per charter up to 6 persons. Breakfast every morning - 400 Euros (2017), 450 Euros (2018). Additional option: Biplane excursion 230 Euros per person

July 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15

2018 Departure Dates

April 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14

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 35% of the total cruise fare for charters are payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 100 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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