Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Cabin 1 with ensuite shower bath 132 square feet, one double bed
  • Cabin 2 with private bath across hall 88 square feet, two twin beds
  • Cabin 3 with private bath across hall 98 square feet, two twin beds
Public Area
  • 85 Feet Long
  • Salon with wood burning stove
  • Carpeted sundeck with chairs and large umbrella
  • 4 bicycles
  • Comfortable touring bikes ideal riding the towpath
  • WiFi

Itineraries

Travel from Beziers to Carcassone on the Canal du Midi

Sunday
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Cocktail Cruise
Travel: Arrival at Beziers
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point in Beziers by a Caroline crew member. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored nearby. A traditional champagne welcome awaits you, before a short cocktail cruise and your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday
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Archeological Explorations
Travel: Beziers to countryside mooring
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

The day begins with a visit to Oppidum d'Enserune, a pre-Roman hill-top settlement and one of the most important archaeological sites in the region. Afterwards, your Tour Guide returns to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Relax on deck and admire the passing scenery, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. The gastronomic journey is furthered this evening, as you are escorted to your first onshore dinner.

Tuesday
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Market Day
Travel: Countryside mooring to Le Somail
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

This morning your Tour Guide takes you to visit to a lively local market in Olonzac. Shop right alongside the locals for seasonal fruits, colorful vegetables, artisan breads, and spice blends. Enjoy a coffee in one of the cafes, or browse the pedestrian area. After exploring the village, your Tour Guide returns you to the Caroline for an unhurried afternoon cruise. Laze on deck with a glass of wine, or explore the towpath’s flora and fauna by bicycle on foot. Tonight's dinner is enjoyed ashore at a charming bistro.

Wednesday
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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: Le Somail to Ventenac
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Your Tour Guide escorts you to this morning to Minerve, a preserved Medieval city with fascinating social, historical, and military import. Return for an afternoon cruise and, and then visit the Chateau Ventenac for a wine tasting of their famous "AOC Minervois", made from grapevines first introduced by the Romans. Upon reaching tonight's final mooring, visit Chef Ute in the galley for an informal cooking demonstration. This evening, cocktails and dinner are served onboard.

Thursday
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A Capital of the Canal du Midi
Travel: Ventenac to Homps
Meals: Breakfast onboard, lunch & dinner ashore

The morning begins with a visit to Narbonne, a regional capital established in 118 BCE as a Roman colony. A study of European history and local modernity thriving side by side, preserved Roman ruins are reverentially presented in public spaces, while the lively Narbonne Market reflects the region’s gastronomic bounty. After Captain Uli treats you to lunch ashore, an afternoon cruise is the perfect time to relax on deck, or traverse the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Dinner is taken ashore tonight.

Friday
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Captivating Carcassonne
Travel: Homps to countryside mooring
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise presents the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a cup of coffee or tea. This afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to Carcassonne, a fortified Medieval fortress with a walled city. Explore the ancient castle and preserved ramparts to admire the mighty 53 Roman towers. Stroll the cobblestone boulevards into local cafes and specialty boutiques. Return to the Caroline and feel free to join Chef Ute in the galley while she finishes preparing the last dinner on board. .

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from countryside mooring
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to a designated drop off point.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Spanish Bread Soup  with beet root and salmon
  • Giant prawns in thyme butter with home made black noodles
  • Cheeses: Brilliat Savarin, Bethmale Cow/Sheep milk, Brie des Meaux
  • White Chocolate Mousse with Glazed Ginger
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate and 1 Lunch Ashore at the Guest’s Expense
Dinner
  • Clear Tomato Soup with Thyme, Prawns and Lemon Creme
  • Roasted Breast of Duck with Millefeuille of Ratatouille and Champagne Risotto
  • Cheeses: Brilliat Savarin, Chaource, Brie de Meaux and Camembert de Normandie
  • Crème Brûlée with flavor of Mediterranean Lavender
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • Crème Brûlée with flavor of Mediterranean Lavender
  • 2 Dinners Ashore at the Guest’s Expense
Wine
  • Domaine Moulin Gimié – Cuvée Les Fossiles Rouge 2013
  • Mas de Capitelles – Vieilles Vignes 2014
  • Domaine Serres Mazard – Cuvée Henri Serres 2013
  • Chateau Cabezac – Le Prince Arthur 2007
  • Domaine Moulin Gimié – Cuvée Chardonnay 2012
  • Chateau Cabezac – Les Capitelles 2015

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 3 guests)-$11,970
Private Charter for 4-$15,960
Private Charter for 5-$19,950
Private Charter for 6-$23,940

2017 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29
May7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
June4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
July2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29
August6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
September3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • transfers to and from the barge from the designated meeting points along the Canal du Midi route
  • all meals from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • except one lunch and two dinners which will taken off the barge at your expense(Captain Uli will make reservations and provide transportation)
  • all wines with lunches & dinners served on board
  • wines/beers and soft drinks on board
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • transportation to the cruise route (we will assist you with this)
  • one lunch and two dinners off the barge at your expense
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 3 guests)-$11,970
Private Charter for 4-$15,960
Private Charter for 5-$19,950
Private Charter for 6-$23,940

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • transfers to and from the barge from the designated meeting points along the Canal du Midi route
  • all meals from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • except one lunch and two dinners which will taken off the barge at your expense(Captain Uli will make reservations and provide transportation)
  • all wines with lunches & dinners served on board
  • wines/beers and soft drinks on board
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • transportation to the cruise route (we will assist you with this)
  • one lunch and two dinners off the barge at your expense
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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