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Saraphina Self-Catered Cruise

Saraphina Self-Catered Cruise

From
€4,995 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Discover the rich gastronomy and beautiful scenery of Languedoc aboard the Saraphina barge. On this 6-night, self-catered cruise, you can cook your own meals whilst the crew is in charge of the boat.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Itinerary
    Portiragnes Plage to Homps
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
From
€4,995 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Discover the rich gastronomy and beautiful scenery of Languedoc aboard the Saraphina barge. On this 6-night, self-catered cruise, you can cook your own meals whilst the crew is in charge of the boat.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Itinerary
    Portiragnes Plage to Homps
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomInclusionInclusion Sun deckActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Portiragnes and Carcassonne.TransfersTransfers Transfers from/to the bargeCruiseCruise Self-catering option available from 4,995 Euros per charter of 4 people

Summary

Enjoy a 6-night, self-catered holiday cruise on board Saraphina. Cook your own meals whilst the crew is in charge of the navigation This self-catered cruise includes use of the barge's fully equipped kitchen, use of facilities on board, transfers and crew who will take care of navigating the boat and two shopping runs. Optional excursions are also available.


Inclusions

  • Two en-suite cabins that can accommodate up to 4 passengers, perfect for 2 couples or a family.
  • The itinerary is the same (or almost) as normal weeks, they just make sure we are moored in a place with restaurant for the evenings.
  • Transfers, local pick-ups are included. When the Saraphina barge is moored in Portiragnes, a Carcassonne pick-up is not included.
  • You are welcome to use our fully equipped kitchen and there is a BBQ which travels with you.
  • The captain and hostess, takes care of the piloting the boat (although you are welcome to assist), and services your cabins each day.
  • Full concierge services are included, i.e reserving restaurants, organising guided day tours to Carcassonne, Pezenas or Narbonne and many more.
  • Two shopping runs with the captain's car
  • Use all facilities aboard, bikes, games, WiFi etc.


Exclusions

  • Food & beverages
  • Tours
  • Transport
  • Other services not mentioned above


Optional

  • Daily breakfast - 450 Euros
  • Transport to the surrounding areas for 50 Euros per hour
  • Excursions - 200 Euros each for 1 to 4 people
  • We are even happy to do some basic shopping for you for your arrival.

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Dates & Prices 

2018 Departure Dates

Self-catered cruise is 4,995 Euros for 4 people for 6 nights.

July 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22

2019 Departure Dates

Self-catered cruise is 5,550 Euros for 2 to 4 people for 6 nights.

April 7, 14, 21, 28
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
October 6, 13, 20

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 35% of the total cruise fare for cabin or charter is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 100 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 

Portiragnes Plage - Homps

Day 1, Sunday
We pick you up from and bring you safely aboard Saraphina. Short cruise through the "mini Camargue". A beautiful mooring in the countryside close to the village of Portiragnes.

Day 2, Monday
You can visit the historic streets of renaissance Pezenas with its arts, crafts and antique shops. We cruise over the aqueduct and up the majestic flight of locks at Fonserannes. This evenings mooring a stones through away from Béziers.

Day 3, Tuesday
We cruise along the windiest part of the canal to our mooring in Capestang, a small village with a charming square where you can with a view on the enormous 12th century collegial church.

Day 4, Wednesday
 Cruise to another stunning mooring next to the sleepy village of Le Somail. Take the opportunity to visit the world famous antique book shop and the ateliers. In the evening, you can walk to a restaurant in the village to wine and dine.

Day 5, Thursday
You can visit  the medieval cathar village Minerve and the olive oil factory «Oulibo». Cruise to Roubia. A wine tasting before dinner could be organised if you wish.

Day 6, Friday
Cruise to the village of Homps and farewell dinner aboard. 

Day 7, Saturday
You will be transferred to train station, hotel or local airport for your onward journey.

Cruise Details 

Saraphina Deck Plan

Saraphina deck plan

  • 4 passengers
  • 3 crew
  • 2 cabins: en-suite bathrooms, bath towels, bathrobes, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries
  • Traditional Dutch bicycles
  • Sitting and dining area on the lower deck, with an open kitchen
  • Air conditioning and heating

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Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
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