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Belmond Alouette

Belmond Alouette

From
€20,432 Per Charter

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Belmond Aloutte was gutted and rebuilt in 2008. It travels along the Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Béziers. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTALO0816
  • Itinerary
    Carcassonne to Béziers
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
From
€20,432 Per Charter

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Belmond Aloutte was gutted and rebuilt in 2008. It travels along the Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Béziers. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTALO0816
  • Itinerary
    Carcassonne to Béziers
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary DrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Carcassonne and Béziers. ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesTourTour Visit magnificent Gothic cathedrals and churches. TransfersTransfers Transfer from the airport/hotel or train station to the bargeActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The luxurious Belmond Alouette features two furnished cabins each with an en-suite shower and double or twin beds. This barge carries four guests in ultimate comfort and style. Admire the modern French country style of its interior and the spacious staterooms. 
 

Visit historical sights and colorful markets on board this sophisticated cruise ship. 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Carcassonne, Europe’s largest fortified medieval town
    • Abbey de Fontfroide, an 11th century Cistercian monastery with one of the largest rose gardens in France
    • Minerve, an ancient village on the edge of a limestone cliff,classed as one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’
    • Narbonne’s indoor market
    • Oppidum d’Enserune, an ancient Gallo-Roman village
    • Local wineries for private wine tasting
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 4 crew members
  • Transfers by TGV between Paris and Belmond Alouette
  • Cruise from March to October/Sunday departures
  • This barge is only available to be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group (minimum 2 passengers).

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

  • Pick-up: Your hotel in Paris to Gare de Lyon train station
  • Drop-off: Narbonne station after breakfast

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Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
Meet your crew for a Champagne reception. Cruise to the pretty village of Colombières. Come evening dine on regional specialties.

Day 2, Monday
Visit Abbaye de Fontfroide, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 11th century. The abbey has been lovingly restored with a peaceful garden and cloister. Lunch is followed by an afternoon cruising the beautiful Canal du Midi to Capestang. Dine on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Visit Oppidum d'Ensérune, a pre-Roman hilltop settlement. Look over Montady pond, a spectacular 13th-century sunburst-shaped network of furrows. Stop at a local wine producer for a tasting. Lunch on board is followed by an afternoon watching the beauty of the Canal du Midi slip by. Enjoy a delicious dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
Visit the colourful morning market in Narbonne and help choose ingredients for dinner. Enjoy the city’s fine architecture, shaded boulevards and riverside location.

Have lunch at a wonderful seafood bistro next to the market before cruising to Homps. Dine on board.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, travel to Minerve, an ancient village set on a cliff overlooking vineyards. Discover the historic ruined castle, once captured by Simon de Montfort. Stop at Peyriac-Minervois for a wine tasting. Lunch on board, then relax on deck, or walk or cycle along the towpath. Dine on board, moored at pretty Trèbes village.

Day 6, Friday
Explore Carcassonne, Europe's largest medieval fortress. See the stunning views towards the Pyrenees from the battements and castellated walls. Visit the cathedral, with its remarkable stained glass, Romanesque nave and Gothic transepts. Back on board, enjoy a farewell gala dinner.

Day 7, Saturday
Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Barge Details 

Belmond Alouette Deck Plan

Belmond Alouette deck plan

  • 4 crew
  • 30 metres long
  • 2 twin/king suites with TV (19-25 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with sun loungers and hydraulic canopy
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Bose iPod docking station and games
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 2 ppl Charter 3 ppl Charter 4 ppl
October 22, 29 20,432 Euros 22,474 Euros 24,518 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 3 ppl Charter 4 ppl
March 25 18,920 Euros 20,811 Euros 22,704 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 18,920 Euros 20,811 Euros 22,704 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 23,650 Euros 26,013 Euros 28,380 Euros
June 1, 10, 17, 24 23,650 Euros 26,013 Euros 28,380 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 23,650 Euros 26,013 Euros 28,380 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 23,650 Euros 26,013 Euros 28,380 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 23,650 Euros 26,013 Euros 28,380 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 18,920 Euros 20,811 Euros 22,704 Euros

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 20% of the total cruise fare for charters are 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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