Departure Date: 15/05/2020
Visit the romantic city of France. France has a multitude of waterways coursing through the countryside, offering amazing scenery, food and history which is perfect for your barging holiday. A boating holiday is a perfect way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French waterways. Discover the beauty of France and its countryside from the country's canals and romantic rivers. With Le Boat you can explore the sights or stop at any time to relax, indulge in fine French wines and delicious food.
Marvel at the unforgettable canal views from the ramparts of Carcassonne, and enjoy dining in Trèbes and Bram. Raise a toast with your companions in an intimate waterfront café in medieval Castelnaudary, and celebrate the joy of a Canal du Midi cruise. Travelling from lock to lock brings you close to the local people, who are always ready with a friendly smile. Ancient ruins and grand châteaux are like islands of history amidst the lush Languedoc vineyards.
Wine tasting in Canal Du Midi
Nestled in the Languedoc wine region, the Canal du Midi is an ideal location for wine tasting holidays. On your Canal du Midi cruise, tour vineyards, visit wine caves and taste free samples. Trèbes, Homps, Ventenac, Paraza, Marseillette and Capestang offer much for wine connoisseurs!
History & Heritage
The Canal du Midi is steeped in history and heritage. Through a Canal du Midi boat hire, you’ll see stunning cathedrals, grand châteaux, ancient ruins and medieval cities. Carcassonne is a real gem. Museum fans will love Castelnaudary, Béziers, Narbonne and Toulouse!
Friendly cafés and gourmet restaurants abound on the Canal du Midi! Try La Raffinerie in Béziers, Carcassonne’s La Marquiere and L’Arbousier in Homps. Don’t miss the slow-cooked bean and meat cassoulet (casserole), a French gastronomy specialty of Castelnaudary.
There’s something for the entire family on the Canal du Midi — amusements and rides at Luna Park in Le Cap d’ Adge and the Raymond Chésa Leisure Park near Carcassonne. The kids will love watersports at Lac de Jouarres in Homps and Toulouse’s Cité de L’Espace! Your Canal du Midi cruise will allow your children to have endless enjoyment on the most beautiful of holidays.
Cruising route: Castelnaudary Return
Itinerary: Key towns and villages on your cruise: Castelnaudary, Villepinte, Bram, Villesèquelande, Carcassonne, Trèbes
Return flights from Johannesburg via Istanbul to Toulouse, approx. airport taxes, return airport hotel transfers, a 1 night stay in Toulouse at the Ibis Toulouse Centre sharing a standard room, 1 night stay at the Clos Fleuri, Castelnaudary sharing a double room, 7 nights onboard Le Boats fully equipped boat called the Caprice in the comfort category, Collision Damage Waiver Insurance, Towels & Linens, Technical support and On-board cruising information (based on 4 people sharing the boat).
9 Nights from R24,285 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid for travel: 15 - 26 May 2020. Valid for sale until 29 Feb 2020. Note: A Fuel Deposit is payable on arrival along with the Security Deposit also payable on arrival. The boat price is based on 4 people sharing. Excludes: Taxi transfers and other transport to and from the bases, Optional holiday extras (i.e. bicycles, cleaning pack, BBQ, etc.), Meals / Groceries, Marina fees and a Security Deposit. Excl. a one way transfer from the Ibis Toulouse Centre Hotel to Clos Fleuri, Castelnaudary and excludes a one way transfer off Le Boat, Castelnaudary to Toulouse Airport.Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes where applicable. Packages exclude items of personal nature, travel insurance. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.