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Canal barge cruise - Canal du Midi scene

2021 Savings: Europe Luxury Barge Cruising | Abercrombie & Kent

Step aboard a comfortable canal barge, a floating country inn where you enjoy gourmet food and wine every day while only having to unpack once. Relax on deck as the lovely scenery flows by, or borrow a bicycle for a serene pedal along the towpath. With A&K’s European offices and extensive local connections, they provide a truly comprehensive journey, with pre- and post-cruise stays in some of Europe’s greatest cities and all transportation arranged for you.

Book select 2021 Europe canal barge cruises by Feb 28th and save up to 20% on charters & independent bookings May through August.

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Enchanté
7 days from $6,250 per person* · Guest Limit: 8
Canal du Midi, France

Sample canal barge cruise under offer

Book by February 28, 2021: Save up to 20% on charters and independent bookings. Note: You can also book your 2022 cruise at 2021 pricing if you do so before May 31, 2021!

* Prices are in US dollars. Feature image: Canal du Midi, France.

Inclusions

  • Canal barges hand selected by Abercrombie & Kent.

  • Choice of Individual Travel or Private Charter.

  • Transfers to/from barges.

  • All meals & drinks on board.

  • All sightseeing excursions during the cruise.

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.

Monday

Visit L’Oulibo, a cooperative olive press, where you can sample the famous Lucques olive oil. Continue to Minerve, a fortified village with a strategic perch above the river. Its ancient medieval castle is a monument to the Cathar martyrs. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tuesday

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. After lunch back on board the barge, relax during a leisurely cruise to Homps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Thursday

Your excursion into the Languedoc includes family-owned Château St Jacques d’Albas. Learn about winemaker Graham Nutter’s organic approach to managing the vines during a special presentation and tasting. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Friday

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. Return to ‘Enchanté’ for a celebratory farewell dinner. Meals: Breakdast, Lunch, Dinner.

Saturday

After breakfast, transfer to Narbonne, where your journey ends. Meals: Breakfast.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks. May vary on select dates.

canal barge cruise Enchante Map
Departure Dates 2021Cabin ClassSingle Room SupplementCharter (up to 8 people)
Weekly from Mar 21 to Apr 18 $6,250 $2,300 $ 47,200
Weekly from Apr 25 to Jul 11 $7,150 $2,600 $ 54,200
Weekly from Jul 18 to Aug 22 $6,250 $2,300 $ 47,200
Weekly from Aug 29 to Sept 26 $7,150 $2,600 $ 54,200
Weekly from Oct 3 t Oct 24 $6,250 $2,300 $ 47,200

Note: all pricing in USD. Children must be at least 12 for individual travel. (Age restriction does not apply to private charter.) Charters may request culinary, golf, wine or family-themed cruises. If you need further information, please inquire. 

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Canal barge cruise-Narbonne

Narbonne, France

Terms & Conditions: . All fares quoted are cruise-only, in USD, as indicated for individual or charter bookings and subject to availability at time of booking.  Offer ends Feb 28, 2021 but may be withdrawn at any time.  All accommodations, meals and sightseeing as noted in the itinerary is included. Restrictions apply. For full details on this or any other Abercrombie & Kent offer, please contact your travel professional at this agency.
This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.

OFFER ID: A&K0221