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The Magic of Carcassonne

Promotional price for whole barge charter minimum 2 person maximum 4 persons

British Pounds Stirling £400 per person per night inclusive

This cruise is for 3, 4 or 6 nights

This magical cruise centres on the medieval city of Carcassonne; you may start in Trebes or Lalande

 

Canal du Midi: Lalande to Trebes (3 nights) 2016

Sunday – Lalande

You will be met by your skipper David in Carcassonne or Toulouse between 10am and 11am, or by arrangement. Travelling by luxury air conditioned estate car, you will arrive on board ‘Louisa’ beside the beautiful rural lock, Lalande. Jenny will be there to greet you and welcome you on board. After making yourselves comfortable in your cabins and the crew has stored any extra luggage in the bow, David will open the champagne and lunch will be served on deck.   After lunch we will cruise for an hour toward Carcassonne, mooring Louisa in a pretty rural location for your first evening. Today David will take you to the local vineyard for wine tasting and a visit to the grounds of the Chateau. This vineyard is one of the best in the region and the wines presented on board are mostly from there. This is your first evening on board ‘Louisa’ and your dinner will be leisurely, with wines for each course presented by David.

Monday – Carcassonne

Breakfast is French style – Fresh bread, croissants, jams, ham and cheese, juice, fresh coffee and teas. Today, after breakfast we cruise to Carcassonne. You can relax on deck and enjoy the sunshine and scenery as we travel slowly through the lovely countryside towards Carcassonne. We will arrive in Carcassonne in time for lunch on deck.   After lunch David will escort you to the city of Carcassonne which is a wonderful city, full of things to see and do. You can visit the fortified city, enjoy the live music, street theatre, churches and castles. or people-watch as you sit in a café in one of the lovely squares. This evening, dinner will be served on board in Carcassonne.

Tuesday – Carcassonne toward Trebes

This morning, after breakfast, we will cruise toward Trebes, a pretty port with an olive oil plant and factory, and a great triple lock. We will moor in another beautiful location for the evening. After lunch David will take you into Trebes to visit the olive oil plant and wander in the old port. Dinner tonight will be on board.

Wednesday – toward Trebes

Leisurely breakfast on board. Transfer to the drop off point in Toulouse or Carcassonne between 10am and 11am.

 

Canal du Midi: Lalande to Trebes (4 nights) 2016

 Sunday – Lalande

You will be met by your skipper David in Carcassonne or Toulouse between 10am and 11am, or by arrangement. Travelling by luxury air conditioned estate car, you will arrive on board ‘Louisa’ beside the beautiful rural lock, Lalande. Jenny will be there to greet you and welcome you on board. After making yourselves comfortable in your cabins and the crew has stored any extra luggage in the bow, David will open the champagne and lunch will be served on deck.   After lunch we will cruise for an hour toward Carcassonne, mooring Louisa in a pretty rural location for your first evening. Today David will take you to the local vineyard for wine tasting and a visit to the grounds of the Chateau. This vineyard is one of the best in the region and the wines presented on board are mostly from there. This is your first evening on board ‘Louisa’ and your dinner will be leisurely, with wines for each course presented by David.

Monday – Carcassonne

Breakfast is French style – Fresh bread, croissants, jams, ham and cheese, juice, fresh coffee and teas. Today, after breakfast we cruise to Carcassonne. You can relax on deck and enjoy the sunshine and scenery as we travel slowly through the lovely countryside towards Carcassonne. We will arrive in Carcassonne in time for lunch on deck.   After lunch David will escort you to the city of Carcassonne which is a wonderful city, full of things to see and do. You can visit the fortified city, enjoy the live music, street theatre, churches and castles. or people-watch as you sit in a café in one of the lovely squares. This evening, dinner will be served on board in Carcassonne.

Tuesday – Carcassonne toward Trebes

This morning, after breakfast, we will cruise toward Trebes, a pretty port with an olive oil plant and factory, and a great triple lock. After lunch we will visit Castelnaudary, an amazing town, which is home to the largest basin on the canal and the world’s best Cassoulet! Dinner tonight will be on board.

Wednesday – Trebes

Leisurely breakfast on board. After breakfast we will cruise slowly into the port of Trebes. After lunch David will take you to visit the olive oil plant and wander in the old port. Dinner tonight will be on board.

Thursday – Trebes

Leisurely breakfast on board. Transfer to drop off point in Toulouse or Carcassonne between 10am and 11am.