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'Athos' - Canal du Midi & Petit Camargue

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Meet in Béziers, where you embark on charming ‘Athos,’ converted from an authentic wine barge, moored in the port of Argeliers. Enjoy a welcome reception upon boarding. (Dinner)
Disembark for a guided walk through the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. Later in the day, after continuing your cruise along the historic canal, moor at La Croissade for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Go ashore to visit the L’Oulibo cooperative for a tasting of organic olives and olive oils accompanied by a glass of wine. Visit the hilltop village of Minerve, site of a medieval Cathar fortress. Later, cruise to the quaint village of Capestang. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Enjoy a morning visit to a lively and colorful indoor market in Narbonne, followed by lunch ashore. This afternoon, negotiate the seven-lock staircase at Fonserrannes, experiencing this marvel of 17th-century engineering firsthand. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit the market town of Pézanas and view the uniquely striking architecture of the local mansions once owned by nobles of the Languedoc court. Also discover the town’s history with legendary French playwright Molière, who once lived here, and then cruise to Portiragnes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, cruise through the estuaries of the “Petit Camargue,” a birdwatcher’s paradise. Moor in the port at Marseillan to tour the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery and enjoy a tasting, and then return to your vessel for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast on board, bid ‘Athos’ adieu and disembark in Marseillan for your transfer back to Béziers. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Relax aboard ‘Athos,’ a charming vessel converted from an authentic wine barge. Enjoy your pleasingly bright cabin and the spacious, canopied sun deck. View the Camargue wetlands, visit medieval Carcassonne, taste olive oil where it is pressed and sample vermouth at the distillery of Noilly Prat.
  • Hand-Selected Canal Barges with Independent Bookings and/or Private Charters Available
  • All Meals and Drinks on Board
  • All Sightseeing Excursions during the Cruise
  • Transfers to/from Barges (as per Individual Itinerary)
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Accommodations on this Tour
Cabin onboard Athos
  • Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6 or 8 guests.
  • Art, family, golf, tennis and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).
  • Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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