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Anjodi barge cruises from Le Somail to Marseillan.

Anjodi Barge - Canal du Midi Cruise

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Anjodi barge cruises from Le Somail to Marseillan.
The beautiful Anjodi cruises along the Canal du Midi, a 330-year-old canal with UNESCO World Heritage status. Your cruise includes private wine tasting and tour of Carcassone.
Luxury
Bespoke small groups
Barge

Highlights

Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas

Excellent towpath for walking and cycling. “Biking Plus” option available.

Private wine tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier

See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve

Tour Carcassonne – the most complete medieval fortified city in existence

View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history

The beautiful Anjodi has been rebuilt to meander along the famed Canal du Midi. Anjodi features four beautiful cabins with en-suite facilities, a salon or dining room, bar, wooden sun deck with spa pool and loungers. Anjodi achieved a “film star” status some years ago with its several appearances in the television series "Rick Stein’s French Odyssey" where the eponymous chef rode Anjodi during his culinary discovery through Southern France. Discover the same luxurious feel during this 7-night cruising holiday. Highlights include private wine tasting at the 14th century chateau, tour of Carcassonne, and exciting opportunities to walk or cycle on the towpath surrounded by lush nature.

2020 DEPARTURES
March 29
April 05,12,19, 26
May 03,10,17, 24, 31
June 07,14, 21, 28
July 05,12,19, 26
August 02, 09,16, 23, 30
September 06,13, 20, 27
October 04,11,18, 25

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Included

All meals on board as per itinerary
Complimentary WiFi
Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary.
Guest iPods can be connected to the Hi-Fi system
Hi-Fi system with CD player with selection of CDs
Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
Luxury 7-night cruise
Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
Attentive service from 4 crew members
Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles and spa pool

Itinerary

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Day 1
Le Somail

You are met in Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Anjodi. Enjoy a chilled champagne welcome with canapés and the opportunity to meet your crew. Enjoy a short evening cruise before dinner on board.

Day 2
Le Somail - Sallèles d’Aude

This morning, there is a fascinating tour of Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today. In the afternoon, cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi and through a series of locks on the Canal de la Robine, with excellent walking and biking opportunities en route, to your mooring at Sallèles d’Aude. Dinner on board.

Day 3
Sallèles d’Aude - Capestang

This morning, cruise to Capestang, passing vineyards and pine trees, with magnificent views of the Pyrenées along the way. After lunch on board, your excursion is to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Its hilltop location affords spectacular views and the museum’s fascinating miniature recreation of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion completes the intriguing picture. Dinner on board.

Day 4
Capestang - Colombiers

This morning, visit Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Tour the Archbishop’s Palace, Cathedral and Via Domitia and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Return to the hotel barge for a cruise via the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, perhaps pausing en route at the Poilhes brewery for a tour and tasting, to your mooring in the pretty village of Colombiers, which lies on an old Roman road, the Via Domitia. Dinner ashore tonight at a gastronomic restaurant in Beziers.

Day 5
Colombiers - Portiragnes

After breakfast, cruise to Fonserannes and descend through the unique flight of 7 oval locks, before crossing the aqueduct over the River Orb to moor in Portiragnes where the Canal du Midi is at its closest to the Mediterranean. This afternoon, enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier, named after King Charles V’s finance minister and famed for its frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Dinner on board.

Day 6
Portiragnes - Marseillan

This morning, Anjodi sets off through the famous round lock and then the nature reserve of Bagnas, with potential sightings of flamingos, white egrets and other migrating birds before heading out onto the inland saltwater lake of Thau, past the oyster beds. After mooring in the fishing village of Marseillan, take an excursion to Pezenas, the delightful 16th century capital of the Languedoc mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Molière. On the way back to the barge, there is the option to visit a local oyster farm to sample its delicious produce with a glass of white wine while enjoying a view of the oyster beds. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7
Marseillan

After breakfast, you are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to your choice of location in Narbonne.

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
6 nights
from AUD6,650
per person, twin share
Le Somail
29 March - 25 October 2020
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