Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 100 ft long, with 6’5” – 8’2” ceiling height throughout
  • 4 cabins, all with 6’5” ceiling height
  • Laurgais cabin is 160 sq ft, with a King bed
  • Corbieres & Minervois cabins are 130 sq ft, with choice of King or 2 twin beds
  • Malpere cabin is 70 sq ft, with a twin bed
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower in all cabins
  • Limited storage space in cabins
  • Salon and dining area
  • Deck with umbrellas
  • Outdoor dining space with seating
Amenities
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles
Bicycles
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Sound System
Sound System

Itineraries

Travel from La Redorte to Bram on the Canal du Midi

Bicycling Opportunities:
Adequate 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Saturday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to La Redorte
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Savannah in at the designated meeting point in Narbonne. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored nearby in the petite village of La Redorte. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners onboard.

Sunday
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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: La Redorte to Millepetit
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you to Minerve, a preserved Medieval city with fascinating social, historical, and military import. A private tour and tasting at a local vineyard follows, revealing the nuances and complexities of the Languedoc's grapes. Return to the barge for a lazy afternoon cruise, where you can meander along the tow path with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Foodies are invited to join Chef in the open kitchen for a cooking demonstration. Canapes, cocktails, and a gourmet dinner round out the day.

Monday
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Market Day with Chef
Travel: Millepetit to Villedubert lock
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

A visit to Narbonne begins the day. As a regional capital established in 118 B.C.E. as a Roman colony, Roman ruins are reverentially presented in public spaces, while the Narbonne market reflects the region’s gastronomic bounty. Chef will join you as you select the market fresh meat, produce, and herbs served at tonight’s dinner. After lunch in the market, your Tour Guide will chauffeur you back to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Relax on deck, or take a bicycle ride in preparation for drinks and dinner.

Tuesday
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Captivating Carcassonne
Travel: Villedubert lock to Ladouce lock
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise presents pastoral countryside glide by. In the 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, enjoying panoramic views over the vistas beyond. Stroll the cobblestone boulevards into local cafes and specialty boutiques. Return to the barge and feel free to join Chef in the galley while the finishing touches are being put on tonight’s gourmet dinner.

Wednesday
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Automotive Adventures!
Travel: Ladouce lock to Villeseque lock
Meals: Breakfast &dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning, an adventure on the French roads awaits! Hop into your own Citroen 2CV cars and drive to the Chateau de Pennautier for winetasting and luncheon. The Chateau, still owned by direct heirs of the Pennautier family, cultivates 146 hectares of vines of varying ages, around two thirds of which are AOC Cabardès and the remainder Vin de Pays. Back on the barge, relax on deck with a glass of locally produced wine, or traverse the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Cocktail hour precedes another gourmet dinner.

Thursday
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Magnificent Medieval Town
Travel: Villesque lock to Bram Port
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the Canal du Midi is abandoned for the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Mirepoix, a medieval town in Ariège, awaits. The bustling market is a lively scene, and you can mingle with the locals. Sip, shop, and stroll your way through this charming market town. Your Tour Guide will return you the barge, where a lazy afternoon cruise awaits. Discover the petite hamlets along the canal via bicycle or foot, or have one last cooking demonstration with Chef before cocktail hour and the Captain’s Dinner concludes the evening.

Friday
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Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Bram Port
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point in Narbonne.

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

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Tatare of Smoked Salmon and Fresh Vegetables
  • Pork Filet Mignon with a Medley of Sunshine Vegetables and Cocotte Potatoes
  • Cheeses: Comte, Cabecou, and Tomme de Pyranees
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 2 Lunches Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Cream of Beetroot, Mint, and Coconut
  • Filet of Cod, Glazed Vegetables, and Asparagus Tips
  • Cheeses: Boulette aux Poivres and Le Cayrou
  • Homemade Profiteroles with Warm Chocolate Sauce
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Sancerre Francois Cotat 2006
  • Saint Chinan Mas Champart, 2008
  • Corbiers Haut Gleon Rose, 2007
  • Cotes de Rhone, L’Elementaire – 2007
  • Coteaux du Languedoc Domaine Les Aurelles, Déella 2008
  • Les Clos de Paulilles, Cap Bear 2007

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 7 guests-$35,700
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$30,600
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$27,000
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$22,800

2020 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
May2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
June6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
July4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
August1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
September5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
October3-9, 10-16, 17-23

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • 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)
  • 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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