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Athos - Golf Cruise

Athos - Golf Cruise

From
€33,000 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Experience memorable rounds of golf and a relaxing cruise a board this beautiful barge Athos which lets you travel from Argeliers to Marseillan! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    ATHGOLF0816
  • Cabins
    5
  • Max Passengers
    10
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Up to €4,240 per charter
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From
€33,000 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Experience memorable rounds of golf and a relaxing cruise a board this beautiful barge Athos which lets you travel from Argeliers to Marseillan! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    ATHGOLF0816
  • Cabins
    5
  • Max Passengers
    10
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Up to €4,240 per charter
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Argeliers and Marseillan. 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 deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

If you are a golf lover, this is an ideal cruise package for you! You'll play golf at various golf courses along with your journey from Argeliers to Marseillan! These stunning courses include Golfe de Carcassonne, Golf de St. Thomas, Golf de Fontcaude and the well-acclaimed "La Grande Motte". Admire the beautiful views and landscapes and enjoy an olive tasting at Oulibo. 
 

Cruise Highlights

  • Discover the well-acclaimed "La Grande Motte"
  • Uncover the "Neuf Ecluses" (or staircase locks)
  • Explore the Golf de Fontcaude
  • Visit the St. Thomas golf course
  • Olive tasting at Oulibo
  • Explore the hilltop village of Minerve
  • Play golf at Golfe de Carcassonne


    Inclusions

    • Transfers between Beziers and 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 5 crew
    • Use of barge facilities which includes 10 bicycles
    • A small library of books and maps
    • Boules
    • Binoculars for watching the bird life

     

    Pick-up & Drop-off Points

    Approximate transfer duration between Beziers & Athos = 30 minutes

     

    For cabin and charter bookings:

    • Pick-up point: Your choice of location in Beziers between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm
    • Drop-off point: Your choice of location in Beziers by 10:00 am

    Cruise Cuisine

    Regional Specialities
    Magret de canard with an orange and ginger reduction, creamy celeriac puree and julienned vegetables of carrots, leeks and florets of broccoli

     

    Wine Cellar
    Domaine Pierre Cros Les Costes AOC Minervois, Les Costières de Pomerols AOC Coteaux de Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet, Château Mire l'Etang AOC La Clape Rosé

     

    Cheese Board
    Pélardon; Roquefort Papillon; Cathare au Chèvre; Tomme au Piment d’ Espelette

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    Itinerary 

    Day 1, Sunday - Marseillan
    You are met in Beziers** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Athos. A Champagne welcome with canapes awaits you and you meet the Captain and crew. Once you are settled into your cabin, you will be invited to your first four-course dinner on board, prepared by your highly skilled chef.

    Day 2, Monday - Marseillan to Portiragnes
    After an early breakfast, transfer to the well-acclaimed “La Grande Motte”. It is made up of two 18-hole courses and one 6-hole, designed by Robert Trent-Jones (Senior) in 1987.  On your return, a spectacular seafood lunch awaits you, as you move from last evening’s mooring and enter the open-waters of the Etang de Thau. The Etang hosts Europe’s largest mussel and oyster farm. Having cruised across the Etang and on to the Canal du Midi itself, the barge comes to its evening’s shady, pretty moorings at Agde. Dinner on board.
    (18 holes, 6200m, Par 72), (18 holes, 3200m, Par 58), (6 holes, 765m, Par 19)

    Day 3, Tuesday - Portiragnes Fonserannes
    After breakfast, transfer to Golf de Fontcaude. A slightly later start and golf through lunch is suggested.  An 18-hole international course, it was designed by Chris Pitman in 1991.  The Clubhouse is a modern complex where you can stop for lunch when you are ready. Athos begins moving through the famous round lock at Agde and heads towards Beziers.  Golfers return to join the last leg of the cruise which is the exciting climb up the staircase locks to scenic Fonserannes.  Dinner on board.
    (18 holes, 6104m, Par 72)

    Day 4, Wednesday - Fonserannes to Regismont le Haut
    After breakfast, transfer to “St. Thomas”. This course was designed in 1992 by Patrice Lambert. Along with the beautiful views, it includes an interesting blend of groomed greens, and natural, open and wooded landscape.  Athos begins cruising and you meet it at the Malpas Tunnel, and enjoy the traverse through the tunnel as well as a relaxing late-afternoon of cruising towards Regismont le Haut. Your Captain stops the barge momentarily, and you hop off for a short wine-tasting at one of the few remaining traditional-method 19th C. wineries. Return to the barge and cruise to the charming domaine of Regismont le Haut.  Dinner on board.
    (18 holes, 6130m, Par 72)

    Day 5, Thursday - Regismont le Haut to Capestang
    After breakfast transfer to Oulibo – the local olive oil pressoir.  After tasting the organic and wholesome olives (accompanied, by a small glass of rosé!!), a short drive up the Gorge de la Cesse and into the hilltop village of Minerve is in order.  Your tour guide will regale you with the harrowing tale of the Cathar siege launched at Minerve during the 13th C. A long lunch and an afternoon of relaxation and by early evening, arrive in Capestang. There ought to be enough time for an invigorating game of pétanque (over cocktails?!) or a brisk stroll into the village before dinner on board.

    Day 6, Friday - Capestang to Argeliers
    After breakfast, transfer to Golfe de Carcassonne, which was designed by JP Bascuro. If you are still feeling energetic after golfing, your guide suggests a quick stop-off at the Cité of Carcassonne and a quick look around the Medieval City where you are offered a guided historical visit by your knowledgeable on-board guide.  After a look around the city together, there will still be time for browsing those shops, or a refreshing drink in the cafés while watching the busy crowds go by. A late lunch is waiting when you return for the final afternoon of cruising to Argeliers.  Farewell Dinner on board.
    (18 holes, 5,800m, Par 71)

    Day 7, Saturday - Argeliers
    After breakfast, you are escorted to Beziers** by private chauffeured minibus.

    On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
    **Other locations available for Private Charter bookings

    Barge Details 

    Athos Deck Plan

    Athos deck plan

    • 103 feet long
    • 10 passengers
    • 5 crew
    • 5 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
    • Air-conditioned
    • Centrally Heated
    • CD player/iPod dock
    • Sun deck with spa pool
    • 8 touring bikes
    • 2 Air-conditioned minibuses
    • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
    Dates & Prices 

    Rates for 2019

    10% off per cabin on March 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
    March 31 3,582 Euros 1,330 Euros 7 January 2019
    April 7, 14, 21 3,582 Euros 1,330 Euros 7 January 2019
    April 28 4,059 Euros 1,540 Euros 7 January 2019
    May 5, 12, 19, 26 4,510 Euros 1,540 Euros
    June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,510 Euros 1,540 Euros
    July 7, 14, 21, 28 4,510 Euros 1,540 Euros
    August 4, 11, 18, 25 4,510 Euros 1,540 Euros
    September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,510 Euros 1,540 Euros
    October 6 4,510 Euros 1,540 Euros
    October 13, 20 3,980 Euros 1,330 Euros

    Charter (Whole Barge)

    10% off per charter on March 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 8 ppl Charte 10 ppl Book Before
    March 31 29,700 Euros 31,770 Euros 33,930 Euros 7 January 2019
    April 7, 14, 21 29,700 Euros 31,770 Euros 33,930 Euros 7 January 2019
    April 28 33,183 Euros 35,685 Euros 38,160 Euros 7 January 2019
    May 5, 12, 19, 26 36,870 Euros 39,650 Euros 42,400 Euros
    June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 36,870 Euros 39,650 Euros 42,400 Euros
    July 7, 14, 21, 28 36,870 Euros 39,650 Euros 42,400 Euros
    August 4, 11, 18, 25 36,870 Euros 39,650 Euros 42,400 Euros
    September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 36,870 Euros 39,650 Euros 42,400 Euros
    October 6 36,870 Euros 39,650 Euros 42,400 Euros
    October 13, 20 33,000 Euros 35,300 Euros 37,700 Euros

    Theme Cruise Supplement

    Theme Available for Supplement
    Golf Charter up to 10 ppl 500 Euros per passenger

    Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

    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 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 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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