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'Enchanté' - Canal du Midi

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 SUNDAY
Meet in Narbonne, where you are escorted to 'Enchanté' for your Canal du Midi cruise. A welcome reception awaits, followed by dinner on board. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 MONDAY
Explore Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, Carcassonne has 52 watchtowers, a portcullis and an extraordinary repertoire of defenses that made it resilient to the many armies that tried to storm it. This afternoon, cruise the 330-year-old Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TUESDAY
This morning, 'Enchanté' descends the trademark locks of the canal, offering good opportunities for walking or biking on the towpath. After lunch, visit Château Ollieux Romanis in the Corbières, one of few wine regions to receive the esteemed A.O.C. appellation. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY
An excursion this morning takes you to an eighth-century Benedictine abbey nestled in the village of Lagrasse. Awarded the title of “most beautiful village in France,” Lagrasse is home to many artisans who have set up workshops in the medieval center. Sample local cuisine when you have lunch ashore at an auberge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 THURSDAY
Cruise past scenic vineyards and pine trees en route to the charming village of Le Somail, where you may want to wander through the old bookstore. This afternoon, visit L'Oulibo, a cooperative olive press, where you can sample the famous Lucques olive oil. Continue to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 FRIDAY
Narbonne was once home to the Visigoth monarchs. Explore this bustling canal-side town, stopping at the Archbishop's Palace and the indoor market. You have time to shop or just enjoy the relaxed ambience. This afternoon, cruise the series of locks and narrow bridges of the Canal de la Robine, built after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne with the Mediterranean. Cycle ahead and explore the village of Sallèles d’Aude, the final mooring point of your journey. Later, a gourmet farewell dinner awaits on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer to Narbonne, where your journey ends. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
Lovely 'Enchanté' cruises gently along the Canal du Midi between Trèbes and Sallèles-d'Aude. Float by the lush scenery of sun-drenched vineyards and charming villages. Disembark to explore the memorable walled city of Carcassonne; partake of wine and olive oil tastings; and absorb the incomparable beauty of Lagrasse, famous for its abbey, medieval houses and streets.
  • 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
Cruising: Cabin onboard Enchanté
Notes
  • Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.
  • Culinary, family, golf 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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