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Enchante 2017 Rates

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European Waterways - France 2017 Rates
Rates are shown in Euros
Rates are for six nights on either Per Person
based on double occupancy per cabin or Whole Boat Charter basis
ACCOMMODATION
VALUE RATE REGULAR RATE
Suite per person
€ 4,950 € 5,650
Single Supplement
€ 1,850 € 2,050
Charter 6 passengers Whole Boat
€ 34,500 € 39,500
Charter 7 passengers Whole Boat
€ 35,800 € 41,000
Charter 8 passengers Whole Boat
€ 37,000 € 42,400
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


Enchante
2017 Season Departure Dates
DATES
RATES
* March - 19, 26
Value
April - 09, 16, 23
Value
April - 30
Regular
May - 07, 14, 21, 28
Regular
June - 04, 11, 18, 25
Regular
July - 02, 09, 16
Regular
July - 23, 30
Value
August - 06, 13, 20
Value
August - 27
Regular
September - 03, 10, 17, 24
Regular
October - 01
Regular
October - 08, 15, 22
Value
*10% off prices for March 19 & 26
Classic Canal du Midi Cruise - Trebes to Salleles d'Aude

Rates Include:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge,(approximate transfer duration 1hr)
  • a luxury 6 night cruise
  • all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • an 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
  • the services of 4 crew and use of barge facilities
  • which include bicycles and spa pool.

Rates Do Not Include:

  • Air Fare
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visas
  • Health or Accident Insurance
  • Trip cancellation Insurance
  • Superior Chateaux vintage wine
  • Crew gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry
  • Communication charges or purchases

Cruise Map

Classic Canal du Midi Cruise - Trebes to Salleles d'Aude:
Sunday, Day 1 Trebes
Guests are met in Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Enchante. A champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Trebes to Puicheric
A 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, we cruise along the 330-year-old canal and gently circle the contours of the land through the dappled cathedral-like canopy of the plane trees, to Puicheric lock. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Puicheric to Jouarres
This morning, our cruise descends the trademark locks of the Canal du Midi as the steep relief requires them to be more numerous and deeper. This is a great opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as Enchante cruises on, navigating the triple locking system. The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at Chateau 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 Controlee).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.

Wednesday, Day 4 Jouarres to Roubia
This morning, we 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 we sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbieres, before returning to Enchante for our cruise to Roubia . This afternoon, while cruising under the shade of the plane trees which line the canal, we pass the canal bridge l'Epanchoir, one of the many feats of engineering invented by Pierre Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Roubia to Le Somail
A morning cruise through vineyards and pine trees to the charming historical village of Le Somail, purpose-built for the Canal du Midi. This bustling little village is situated on the grand bief, another engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi. Take some time to explore the old bookstore of Le Somail. An afternoon excursion to L'Oulibo, a local co-operative olive oil press where we will sample the famous Lucques olive olives. We 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.

Friday, Day 6 Le Somail to Salleles d'Aude
This morning's excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace 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 along the delightful Robine Canal, built after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne to the Mediterranean. Perhaps cycle ahead and explore the village of Salleles d'Aude, our final mooring. Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Salleles d'Aude
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Narbonne.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
 

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