€5,250 Per Person
- Country / RegionFrance / Canal du Midi
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeBTENC0816
- Max Passengers8
- Cruise HighlightsAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksTransportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Daily Excursions Excursions and wine tasting sessions as per the itineraryInclusions Sun deck, spa pool, use of bicycles, WiFi on board, etc.
The beautiful, two-decker Enchante offers luxurious accommodation to its passengers with four, spacious suites with en-suite facilities. She also features a saloon, dining area and sun deck with spa pool and a demonstration kitchen. You can enjoy al fresco dining on board or bike along the canal's scenic towpath.
- All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
- Daily excursions and entry fees to
- Carcassonne, Europe’s largest fortified medieval town
- Minerve, an ancient village on the edge of a limestone cliff, classed as one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’
- Narbonne, a Roman city including its Archbishop’s Palace and indoor market
- Corbieres village for lunch ashore
- Abbey de Lagrasse, a 7th century Romanesque Benedictine abbey
- Château Saint Jacques d’Albas for wine tasting
- All meals and open-bar 24/7
- Attentive service from 5 crew members
- Transfers between Narbonne and Enchante
- Cruise from March to October, Sunday departures
- Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.
Pick-up & Drop-off Points
All transfers for Enchanté are less than 1 hour (cabin bookings only).
For cabin bookings:
- Pick-up point: Narbonne TGV train station at 4:00 pm OR the Clarion Suites Hotel, Ile du Gua, Narbonne at 4:15 pm
- Drop-off point: Your choice of location in Narbonne centre by 10:30 am
For charter bookings:
- Pick-up point: Choice of location in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne or Montpellier between 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm
- Drop-off point: Choice of location in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne or Montpellier between 10:00 am & 10:30 am
Noisette d'Agneau en Croûte de Sel avec Sauce Romari; Ragout de Calamars "Provençàle"
Domaine de Nalys; Châteauneuf du Pape; Château Haut Gléo; Corbières; Domaine Corsin; Pouilly Fuissé; Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre; Château Les Ollieux Romanis; Domaine Alquier; Faugères; Château de Gourgazau; Minervois La Livinière
Le Saint-Remoi; Fromage de Chévre au Poivre at au ThymeTomme de Valdeblore
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Day 1, Sunday - Sallèles d’Aude
You are met in Narbonne** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Enchanté. A Champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.
Day 2, Monday - Sallèles d’Aude to Roubia
Morning cruise along the Grand Bief, a technological achievement unique to the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne to the Mediterranean, to the charming historical village of Roubia. Afternoon excursion to “L’Oulibo”, a local co-operative olive oil press where you will sample the famous Lucques olives. Continue on to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. Dinner on board.
Day 3, Tuesday - Roubia to Homps
After breakfast, your excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop’s Palace, Roman Horreum and the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canalside town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Afternoon cruise past vineyards and pine trees to Homps. This picturesque mooring in the heart of a French village presents a perfect opportunity to try your hand at a game of boules, followed by an alfresco dinner on board.
Day 4, Wednesday - Homps to Puichéric
This morning, visit a Benedictine Abbey founded in the 8th century. Nestled in Lagrasse, a village awarded the title of “Plus beaux villages de France” and home to many artisans who have set up workshops in the medieval centre, the restored Abbey was once one of the most prosperous thanks to Charlemagne’s charter. Then, sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbieres vineyards, before returning to the barge to cruise to Puicheric, past “l’Epanchoir”, one of the bridges invented by Pierre Paul Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.
Day 5, Thursday - Puichéric to Marseillette
Today, cruise along the 330-year-old canal ascending its trademark locks as the relief becomes steeper. This is a great opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as Enchanté cruises on, navigating the triple locking system. The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at Château Saint Jacques d’Albas in Minervois, one of the few regions to receive the much-envied French mark of approval for wines known as A.O.C. (Appellation d’Origine Controlée). This informative tour offers an opportunity to sample wine in situ and find out more about the Languedoc’s long-standing and continuing wine trade. Dinner on board.
Day 6, Friday - Marseillette to Trèbes
Fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne. 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. This afternoon, squeeze through tight bridges and glide past picturesque vineyards and hamlets to Trèbes. Once a major ally to Carcassonne, this medieval town still retains unique paintings within its 13th century church. Farewell Dinner on board.
Day 7, Saturday - Trèbes
After breakfast, you are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to your choice of location in Narbonne**.
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.
**Other locations available for Private Charter bookings
Enchante Deck Plan
- 5 crew
- 31 metres long
- 4 twin/double junior suites (15 sqm)
- Centrally heated
- Sun deck with spa pool, al fresco dining table with 8 chairs & sun canopy
- 8 bicycles available on board
- PC With internet access
- CD Player, iPod dock, library and games
- Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
- Air-conditioned Mercedes minibus
Dates & Prices
Rates for 2019
10% off per cabin on March 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5
*No single supplement on March 31
Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before March 24, 31 4,725 Euros 1,950 Euros. None on Mar 31 7 January 2019 April 7, 14, 21 4,725 Euros 1,950 Euros 7 January 2019 April 28 5,391 Euros 2,200 Euros 7 January 2019 May 5 5,391 Euros 2,200 Euros 7 January 2019 May 12, 19, 26 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros July 7, 14 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros July 21, 28 5,250 Euros 1,950 Euros August 4, 11, 18 5,250 Euros 1,950 Euros August 25 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros October 6, 13, 20 5,250 Euros 1,950 Euros
Charter (Whole Barge)
10% off per charter on March 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5
Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before March 24, 31 33,210 Euros 34,380 Euros 35,550 Euros 7 January 2019 April 7, 14, 21 33,210 Euros 34,380 Euros 35,550 Euros 7 January 2019 April 28 37,710 Euros 39,060 Euros 40,410 Euros 7 January 2019 May 5 37,710 Euros 39,060 Euros 40,410 Euros 7 January 2019 May 12, 19, 26 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros July 7, 14 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros July 21, 28 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros 39,500 Euros August 4, 11, 18 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros 39,500 Euros August 25 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros October 6, 13, 20 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros 39,500 Euros
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Available for Supplement Family Charter 8 ppl None Culinary Charter 8 ppl 125 Euros per person Golf Charter 8 ppl 500 Euros per golfer Wine Appreciation Charter 8 ppl 4,000 Euros per charter
*Cannot be combined with any other special offers.
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.
Culinary cruises include more food-focussed excursions, a French cooking lesson and onboard cooking demonstrations.
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.
Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.
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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