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Enchantė

Enchantė

From
€4,950 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

Enchanté is a modern, double-decker hotel barge that can accommodate up to 8 guests.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Trebes to Salleles d'Aude
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,130 per couple*
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From
€4,950 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

Enchanté is a modern, double-decker hotel barge that can accommodate up to 8 guests.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Trebes to Salleles d'Aude
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,130 per couple*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Trebes and Salleles d'Aude.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Enchanté features 4 suites with superbly appointed bathrooms. It also includes a sun deck ideal for al fresco dining, a spa pool, sun lounge and bikes that you can use at any point of your cruise.

 

She has a large, spacious saloon where the attention to detail is exceptional and facilities include a demonstration kitchen for guests to view the chef, internet connection and a guest computer, CD/iPod sound system, mobile phones and air conditioning throughout.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein, one per cabin booked.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tour and wine tasting in Corbières
  • Tour Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the town’s market
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Luques olives
  • Explore the beautiful Lagrasse and its abbey
  • See the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve
  • Tour the fortified city of Carcassone
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 5 crew
  • Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles, PC and a spa pool
  • Library of books and maps
  • Board games
  • Boules 
  • Telescope
  • Computer with 3G Internet connection
  • iPod/MP3/CD player

 

Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Noisette d'Agneau en Croûte de Sel avec Sauce Romari; Ragout de Calamars "Provençàle"

 

Wine Cellar
Domaine de Nalys; Châteauneuf du Pape; Château Haut Gléo; Corbières; Domaine Corsin; Pouilly Fuissé; Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre; Château Les Ollieux Romanis; Domaine Alquier; Faugères; Château de Gourgazau; Minervois La Livinière

 

Cheese Board
Le Saint-Remoi; Fromage de Chévre au Poivre at au ThymeTomme de Valdeblore

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points:

All transfers for Enchanté are less than 1 hour (cabin bookings only).

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Narbonne TGV train station at 4:00 pm OR the Clarion Suites Hotel, Ile du Gua, Narbonne at 4:15 pm
  • Drop-off point: Your choice of location in Narbonne centre by 10:30 am

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Choice of location in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne or Montpellier between 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of location in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne or Montpellier between 10:00 am & 10:30 am

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off per cabin on September 24
No single supplement on September 3 & 24; October 15

Departure Dates (Sunday) Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
September 3, 10, 17 5,650 Euros 2,050 Euros  
September 24 5,085 Euros None 22 September 2017
October 1, 8 5,650 Euros 2,050 Euros  
October 15, 22 4,950 Euros 1,850 Euros
 

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter October 22

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
September 3, 10, 17, 24 39,500 Euros 41,000 Euros 42,000 Euros  
October 1, 8 39,500 Euros 41,000 Euros 42,000 Euros  
October 15 34,500 Euros 35,800 Euros 37,000 Euros  
October 22 27,600 Euros 28,640 Euros 29,600 Euros 20 October 2017

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Suite per Person Single Supplement
March 18, 25 5,090 Euros 1,900 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22 5,090 Euros 1,900 Euros
April 29 5,850 Euros 2,100 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 5,850 Euros 2,100 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 5,850 Euros 2,100 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 5,850 Euros 2,100 Euros
July 22, 29 5,090 Euros 1,900 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 5,090 Euros 1,900 Euros
August 26 5,850 Euros 2,100 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,850 Euros 2,100 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 5,090 Euros 1,900 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on March 18 & 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22; August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
March 18, 25 32,040 Euros 33,210 Euros 33,380 Euros 15 September 2017
April 1, 8, 15, 22 32,040 Euros 33,210 Euros 34,380 Euros 15 September 2017
April 29 40,800 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,600 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 40,800 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,600 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 40,800 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,600 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 40,800 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,600 Euros
July 22, 29 35,600 Euros 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 32,040 Euros 33,210 Euros 34,480 Euros 15 September 2017
August 26 36,720 Euros 37,980 Euros 39,240 Euros 15 September 2017
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 40,800 Euros 42,200 Euros 43,600 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 35,600 Euros 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Golf Canal du Midi Charter up to 8 ppl 500 Euros per passenger
Wine Appreciation Canal du Midi Charter up to 8 ppl 4,500 Euros per charter
Family Canal du Midi Charter p to 8 ppl None

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines. 

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the designated point in Narbonne, then transfer to Enchanté via minibus, moored in Trébes. A champagne welcome and introduction to the captain and crew. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
In the morning, take a tour of Carcassonne. Carcassonne is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today with its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting.

In the afternoon, cruise along the 330-year-old canal and gently circle the contours of the land through the dappled cathedral-like canopy of the plane trees, to Puichéric lock. Admire the lock-keeper’s artistic creations which surround the lock-house. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning, our cruise descends the trademark locks of the Canal du Midi as the steep relief requires them to be more numerous and deeper. This is a great opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as Enchanté cruises on, navigating the triple locking system.

The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at the winery of Château Saint Jacques d’Albas in Minervois, one of the few regions to receive the much envied French mark of approval for wines known as A.O.C. (Appellation d’Origine Controlée). Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
In the morning, visit a Benedictine abbey in Lagrasse. Lagrasse is considered to be one of the most villages in France. Try some local cuisine for lunch ashore overlooking Corbiéres. In the afternoon, cruise to Roubia. Pass by the canal bridge “l’Epanchoir”, one of the many feats of engineering invented by Pierre Riquet. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
A morning cruise through vineyards and pine trees to the charming and historical village of Le Somail, purpose-built for the Canal du Midi. This bustling little village is situated on the “grand bief”, another engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi. Take some time to explore the old bookstore of Le Somail.

An afternoon excursion to “L'Oulibo”, meaning olive in the Occitan language, a local co-operative olive oil press where we will sample the famous Lucques olive oil.

Continue by minibus to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning’s excursion is to Narbonne. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town. You have the time to explore the town and do some shopping.

In the afternoon, cruise through the series of locks and narrow bridges of the Robine Canal, built after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne to the Mediterranean. Cycle ahead and explore the village of Sallèles d’Aude, our final mooring. Captain's farewell dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, disembark Enchanté and then transfer to the drop-off point in Narbonne.

Cruise Details 

Enchante Deck Plan

Enchante deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities (16 sq ft)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception) 
  • PC with Internet access

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AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
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