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Savannah
From
€4,250 Per Person
 

Savannah is a beautiful, luxury hotel barge that cruises on the Canal du Midi.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Bram to La Redorte
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    7
From
€4,250 Per Person
 

Savannah is a beautiful, luxury hotel barge that cruises on the Canal du Midi.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Bram to La Redorte
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    7
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 deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItinerary Itinerary Cruise between Bram and La Redorte or vice versa.Special OfferSpecial Offer Tour of Canal du Midi on board a helicopter. Free of charge on board worth 2,500€.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Savannah features luxuriously fitted cabins with both inside salon and dining rooms and a large deck with great views. This barge was completely refurbished and decorated with sophisticated modern furniture in 2014.

 

Indulge in an exciting journey into the charming villages of France and enjoy wine tastings at some vineyards. Savannah is a great choice to those who wants an authentic experience on the Canal du Midi.


You can also discover Canal du Midi from a unique and stunning viewpoint with a helicopter flight. This flight in a luxury 5 seater Ecureuil helicopter will take you to at least 9 unique sites from Montpellier, Pic St Loup, St Guilhem le Desert, Canal du midi, Etang de Thau, Sète and more. This addition, free of charge on board Savannah is worth 2,500 Euros.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit Minerve, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
  • Wine tasting session in a Minervois vineyard
  • Explore Narbonne and Carcassonne.
  • Performance of guest musicians on board
  • Visit Château de Pennautier.
  • Explore the beautiful foothills of the Pyrénées mountains. 

 

Inclusions

  • Six nights on board
  • All meals on board and two meals in selected restaurants;
  • Transfers to and from the barge from the local train station or hotel. A 125€ supplement for transfers to and from Toulouse and Montpellier.
  • All excursions and visits to historical sites, villages, museums (inclusive of entrance fees)
  • Wine-tastings in two vineyards, markets, and two restaurants
  • All regional wines, bar, and refreshment drinks onboard. A selection of guest's preferred drinks.
  • Use of on-board bicycles, library, CD/DVD collection and player
  • On board WiFi and internet access

 

Exclusions

  • Trip insurance
  • Wines and alcohol on shore
  • Any personal purchases, telephone and Internet access, laundry (can be arranged with on shore cleaners). 
  • Crew gratuities (5-10% of cruise price recommended) normally presented to the Captain in local currency at the end of the cruise.

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

4 passengers
(Cabins Corbieres and Minervois) 
18,000 Euros
5 passengers (Corbieres, Minervois, Malpere) 22,500 Euros
6 passengers (Lauragais, Corbieres and Minervois) 25,500 Euros
7 passengers (Lauragais, Corbieres, Minervois and Malpere 29,750 Euros
  • Rate per person based on double occupancy: 4,250 Euros
  • One cabin has no single supplement.
  • Single Supplement: 1,250 Euros

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 

Bram to La Redorte

Day 1, Sunday
Upon your arrival at the planned meeting point, your guide will accompany you to the barge. Once settled in comfortably, A glass of champagne will be the ideal moment to meet the crew and set off on your first cruise. It’s in a most enchanting countryside mooring that you will enjoy the exclusiveness of this adventure and experience the refined diner prepared by your chef, the outstanding wines and champagnes and the joy of being on board the “Savannah” as the night falls.

Day 2, Monday
Discover Minerve, considered one of the prettiest villages in France « plus beaux villages de France », perched on a heart shaped rocky spur at the meeting point of two valleys. This village is also one of the emblematic sites of Catharism and was besieged by Simon de Montford during the Albigensian crusade. The surrounding Minervois wines have been appreciated since Roman times.

After a walk through this unique village and the surrounding valley, your guide will accompany you to an exceptional Minervois vineyard where you will meet the wine maker as he joins you for your first wine tasting of the week.A selection of these internationally acclaimed wines will be served during your lunch prepared on board.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruise through olive shaped locks, over aqueducts and under low stone bridges. Choose to relax on the sundeck or take the opportunity to stroll and cycle along the canal.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, a morning visit to Narbonne, regional capital established in 118 BCE as a Roman colonia boasts numerous historical and architectural tracks of the town’s prestigious past. Discover the roman pavements of the Via Domitia and visit the Saint Just Cathedral and Episcopal Palace.

A relaxed « promenade » through the shady pedestrian streets will lead you past local boutiques to the covered marketplace. Colors, aromas and flavors! The chef will join you and together you will discover the exceptional produce of Languedoc Roussillon region and choose the fresh ingredients that will compose the gastronomic meals on board Savannah.

This perfect morning will be followed by lunch in the marketplace, and the afternoon dedicated to cruising the outskirts of Carcassonne towards the palm tree lined lock of Villedubert.

Day 4, Wednesday
Breakfast will be served whilst slowly cruising towards the port of Carcassonne, our lunchtime destination. Occupied since the Neolithic and symbol of the middle age, you will visit the fortified city of Carcassonne, ascend the ramparts dating back to Gallo-Roman times, discover the medieval town, its fort, the cathedral. Roam and shop in the 19th century bastide of this regional capital Carcassonne will delight you.

At the end of the day, your nautical stroll on Savannah will lead you towards the Lauragais and a change from the previous vineyard countryside into undulating valleys of sunflowers and wheat.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast on board, visit the Château de Pennautier. Wine tasting and lunch will be hosted in the domain and time will be spent thereafter to relax and enjoy a siesta in the castle's gardens. This marvelous discovery will be followed by a cruise through the superb locks and awe inspiring views of Herminis and Lalande on your way to a new idyllic countryside mooring for the evening.

On board Savannah, either on Tuesday or Thursday evenings weather permitting, musicians Yanick and Virginie enchant guests during dinner and late into the evening playing the accordeon and guitar whilst singing classics from Edith Piaf, Aznavour, Trenet and many more.

Day 6, Friday
After breakfast, abandon the Canal du Midi for the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. Mirepoix, magnificent medieval town inAriège waits for you. The market is always bustling, held under the village hall, in small pedestrian streets and under overhanging arcades with colorful half beamed houses. You will have a foresight of the Midi Pyrénées region, architecturally and visually different from the Languedoc visited previously.

In contrast, if you prefer, our crew will help you discover the origins and museum of the Canal du midi at St Ferréol's reservoir, near Revel and it’s market. Follow the Rigole, an artificial brookbuilt to supply water from the Montagne Noir “Black mountains” to the canal.Drive through the mountains and Saissac with its Cathar castle.

Upon your return, navigate through the Lauragais to your final destination, champagne farewell drink with the crew and your last exclusive diner on board in the Port of Bram.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, time has come to say goodbye and safe onward journey. Your guide will accompany you to your departure point (train station, hotel or airport).



Romantic 4-Day Carcassonne Cruise

Day 1 - Carcassonne
Occupied since the Neolithic and symbol of the middle age, you will visit the fortified city of Carcassonne, ascend the ramparts dating back to Gallo-Roman times, discover the medieval town, its fort, the cathedral. Roam and shop in the 19th century bastide of this regional capital Carcassonne will delight you.

Your evening will be in the 5* Hotel de la Cité with access to the spa as well as dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day 2 - Château Pennautier, Ladouce lock
The next morning your 2CV will be waiting for your tour . Your road book will guide you through the vineyards to the Chateau Pennautier. After the guided visit of the chateau and wine tasting you may remain there for lunch or continue your tour towards the cathar castle Chateau de Lastours.

Time will have come to join Savannah at the lock of Ladouce. Once settled in comfortably, a glass of champagne will be the ideal moment to meet the crew. It’s in a most enchanting countryside cruise that you will enjoy the exclusiveness of this adventure and experience the refined joy of being on board the  Savannah. The evening will be spent moored in the country location of Villeseque lock.

Day 3 - Rennes le Château or Mirepoix village and Bram Port
After breakfast, abandon the Canal du Midi for the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. Mirepoix, magnificent medieval town in Ariège waits for you. The market is always bustling, held under the village hall, in small pedestrian streets and under overhanging arcades with colorful half beamed houses. You will have a foresight of the Midi Pyrénées region, architecturally and visually different from the Languedoc visited previously.

Alternatively, choose to visit Rennes le chateau, it's church and mystery filled history around the clergyman Berenger Saunière.

After lunch, join SAVANNAH for an afternoon cruise towards the port of Bram.

Day 4 - Departure
After breakfast, time has come to say goodbye and safe onward journey. From Bram, it is a short taxi drive back to Carcassonne.

Cruise Details 

Savannah deck plan

Savannah deck plan


  • 100 ft. long
  • 7 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 4 cabins - ensuite shower/bath and skylight, opening brass portholes on each. One cabin is available for single occupancy.
  • WiFi with limited availability
  • Dining area with open kitchen
  • Skylit salon
  • Unique tiled deck
  • 6 bicycles

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Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Call us

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

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

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