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2015 Special Offer !
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(Deposit must be recieved by 22 May 2015)

CRUISING SOUTH OF FRANCE AND CANAL DU MIDI

Rates are for six nights on either: A whole boat charter basis or per person based on double occupancy per cabin for our GoBarging luxury hotel barge cruises with departures every Sunday, from April to November

2015 Rates in EUR (Euros)
ACCOMMODATION
VALUE
REGULAR
Stateroom per person €3,450 €3,990
Single Supplement €1,250 €1,400
Charter 8 guests wholeboat €25,700 €29,300
Charter 7 guests wholeboat €24,900 €28,300
Charter 6 guests wholeboat €24,100 €27,300
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


DEPARTURE DATES - (sundays) RATE ROUTE
March - 29 Value Canal du Midi
April - 05, 12, 19, 26 Value Canal du Midi
May - 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Regular Canal du Midi
June - 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Canal du Midi
July - 05 Regular Canal du Midi
July - 12, 19, 26 Value Canal du Midi
August - 02, 09, 16 Value Canal du Midi
August - 23, 30 Regular Canal du Midi
September - 06, 13, 20, 27 Regular Canal du Midi
October - 04 Regular Canal du Midi
October - 11, 18, 25 Value Canal du Midi
NOTE - March departure dates are available for charter groups only


Cruise Highlights Cuisine Aboard
  • Tour Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Narbonne's Archbishop's Palace and colourful market
  • Explore the hilltop village of Minerve
  • Private wine tasting at Chateau de Perdiguier
  • View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history
  • Visit Pezenas, a village associated with the playwright Moliere
  • Cruise through the world's oldest canal tunnels at Malpas
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

Regional Specialities
Noisette d'Agneau des Corbieres en Croute de Sel Sauce Romarin, Ragout de Calamars a la Provencale, Bouillabaisse

Wine Cellar
Domaine Gourgazaud, La Liviniere, Minervois, Chateau les Voute-Gasparets, Corbieres, Romain Pauc; Limoux Toques et Clochers, Chardonnay

Cheese Board
Pelardon; Roquefort Papillon; Cathare au Chevre; Tomme au Piment d' Espelette

Price for Anjodi for 2015 departures includes:
Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an 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, the services of 4 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.

THEMED CRUISES

BARGE AREA AVAILABLE FOR COST
Golf Cruises Canal du Midi All Bookings €365 per person
Individuals: Some departures are available for 1-2 people to book and join other golfers on board. NOTE:Only those golfing pay the supplement. Not all persons on the Golf Charter must play golf. Golf Cruises include 4 pre-booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs.
Wine Appreciation Cruises Canal du Midi Charter (Max 8) €2,200 per charter
These supplements cover extra expenses which include a comprehensive and customisable wine itinerary, an upgrade of all wines served on board to include more Premier and Grand Cru wines and the services of a professional Wine Guide.

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CRUISE MAP



STANDARD CRUISE ITINERARY

CLASSIC CANAL DU MIDI CRUISES - Castelnaudary to Homps

Sunday, Day 1 Castelnaudary
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and escorted by minibus to Anjodi moored in the very pretty canal side village of Castelnaudary. Champagne welcome followed by time for a relaxing stroll before dinner on board

Monday, Day 2 Castelnaudary to Bram
In the morning, we visit the Bastide town of Revel which was founded in 1342 by Philip VI de Valois. We then take a short drive to the lake at nearby St Ferreol which is the key element of an ingenious system created in the 17th century, by Pierre Paul Riquet, to supply water to the Canal du Midi. We end our excursion with a look at Durfort, a community of only around 300 inhabitants nestled in the hollows of the Sor Valley in the foothills of the Black Mountains, famous for its copper works. We return to the hotel barge to where the old windmills above the Grand Bassin offer wonderful views of the Pyrenees. After lunch we leave the Grand Basin, with its one kilometre circumference, through one of the lowest bridges on the canal and then descend the triple and quadruple locks, which are a perfect destination for an after dinner walk.

Tuesday, Day 3 Bram to Sauzens
A morning cruise to the circular village of Bram with ample opportunity for woodland cycling and walking. After lunch we visit the Malpere area for a wine tasting at a respected domaine. This "appellation d'origine" is the most Western of the Languedoc, built on the plains and hills that are bordered by a large massif that forms a trapezium- La Malpere. The
grapes are the blends of the South West - Merlot and Cabernet, as well as the Grenache Noir and Cinsault. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Sauzens to Carcassonne
This morning's excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Lunch ashore at a local auberge in Narbonne and then return to the hotel barge and descend the locks to the Port of Carcassonne. Dinner on board.

Thursday Day 5 Carcassonne to Trebes
A fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne La Cite. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete mediaeval, fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences that resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Afternoon cruise to the pretty village of Trebes. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Trebes to Homps
This morning's excursion is 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 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing picture. This afternoon we cruise to Homps. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Homps
After breakfast, transfer to the **designated drop off point. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.

** The designated meeting and drop off point is Montpellier. Other options are available for charter groups.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
On alternate weeks, cruise will be in reverse

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CLASSIC CANAL DU MIDI CRUISES - Homps Castelnaudary

Sunday, Day 1 Homps
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and escorted by minibus to Anjodi, moored in the very pretty canal side village of Homps. Champagne welcome followed by time for a relaxing stroll before dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Homps to Trebes
This morning's excursion is 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 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing picture. After a relaxing cruise to Trebes with magnificent views of the Pyrenees, enjoy dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Trebes to Carcassonne
An early start sees us climbing the locks to the Port of Carcassonne, a fascinating morning tour of La Cite follows. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete mediaeval, fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences that resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. An afternoon excursion to the organic wineries of Malpere. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Carcassonne to Sauzens
This morning's excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Lunch ashore at a local auberge in Narbonne and then return to the hotel barge and cruise to Sauzens with ample opportunity for woodland and towpath cycling. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Sauzens to Bram
A visit this morning to the Malpere area for a wine tasting at a respected domaine. This "appellation d'origine" is the most Western of the Languedoc, built on the plains and hills that are bordered by a large massif that forms a trapezium - La Malpere. The grapes are the blends of the South West - Merlot and Cabernet - as well as the Grenache Noir and Cinsault. Afternoon cruise to Bram with an evening mooring in this circular village. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Bram to Castelnaudary
This morning sees us climbing rapidly in triple and quadruple locks to Castelnaudary and we enter its renowned Grand Bassin, with its one kilometre circumference through one of the lowest bridges on the canal. In the afternoon we visit the Bastide town of Revel which was founded in 1342 by Philip VI de Valois and then take a short drive to the lake at nearby St Ferreol which is the key element of an ingenious system created in the 17th century by Pierre Paul Riquet to supply water to the Canal du Midi. We end our excursion with a look at Durfort, a community of only around 300 inhabitants nestled in the hollows of the Sor valley in the foothills of the Black Mountains and famous for its copper works. We return to the hotel barge and perhaps a pre-dinner walk to where the old windmills above the Grand Bassin offer wonderful views of the Pyrenees. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Castelnaudary
After breakfast, transfer to the **designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

**The designated meeting and drop off point is Montpellier. Other options are available for charter groups.

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CLASSIC CANAL DU MIDI CRUISES - Le Somail to Marseillan

Sunday, Day 1 Le Somail
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and escorted by minibus to Anjodi, moored in the port of Le Somail. Champagne welcome followed by time to walk around the charming and historical village, before dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Le Somail to Pigasse
Fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this 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. Afternoon cruise along the 330 year old Midi canal to Pigasse through vineyards and pine trees. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Pigasse to Poilhes
This morning's excursion is 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. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing picture. Cruise to Poilhes with magnificent views of the Pyrenees. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Poilhes to Beziers
This morning we visit Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Lunch in a local auberge in Narbonne and then return to the hotel barge for a cruise to Beziers via the world's oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, mooring at the top of the flight of 7 locks at Fonserannes followed by the descent of the lock flight to Beziers, crossing the aqueduct over the River Orb. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Beziers to Portiragnes
After breakfast we cruise to Portiragnes where the Canal du Midi is at its closest to the Mediterranean. This afternoon we have an informative visit to Perdiguier, a local chateau, famous for its 15th century frescoes, where the production of wine is explained and the end product can be tasted. Maybe tonight you will enjoy an evening swim in the Med! Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Portiragnes to Marseillan
This morning, Anjodi sets off through the famous round lock and then the nature reserve of Bagnas, with potential sightings of flamingos and other wild fowl before heading out onto the inland saltwater lake of Thau, past the oyster beds. After mooring in the fishing village of Marseillan, we take an excursion out to Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly famous for its associations with the famous French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying here. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Marseillan
After breakfast depart Marseillan by minibus and return to the **designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

**The designated meeting and drop off point is Montpellier. Other options are available for charter groups.

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CLASSIC CANAL DU MIDI CRUISES - Marseillan to Le Somail

Sunday, Day 1 Marseillan
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and escorted by minibus to Anjodi, moored in the lake side fishing village of Marseillan, enjoying a view over the oyster beds and home of Noilly Pratt Vermouth. champagne welcome, followed by time for a relaxing stroll around this lovely fishing village before dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Marseillan to Portiragnes
This morning we visit Pezenas, a delightful town, mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. After lunch, we cruise from Marseillan to Portiragnes through the nature reserve of Bagnas with potential sightings of flamingos and other wildfowl. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Portiragnes to Beziers
This morning we cruise to out mooring at the bottom of the flight of 7 locks of Fonserannes at Beziers, from here we will continue our journey with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath, before mooring in Beziers. After lunch, we enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting in the 14th century Chateau de Perdiguier, famed for its 15th century frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Beziers to Poilhes
This morning's excursion is a visit to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. We tour the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. After lunch out at a local auberge in Narbonne we return to the barge and cross the aqueduct over the River Orb then ascend the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes before reaching the world's oldest canal tunnel at Malpas. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Poilhes to Pigasse
This morning we cruise along the shaded canal to Capestang, again with cycling and walking opportunities. After lunch we take an excursion out to Minerve, the ancient capital of Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hill-top location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete the intriguing picture. We then return to Anjodi for an evening cruise to Pigasse. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Pigasse to Le Somail
In the morning we embark on our final cruise along the historic Canal du Midi to the delightful village of Le Somail. After lunch we visit Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Le Somail
After breakfast, depart from Le Somail by minibus to the **designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

**The designated meeting and drop off point is Montpellier. Other options are available for charter groups.

 

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