Emma

6 Passengers

South of France (Canal du Midi)

Take the warmth of an Irish welcome, add the seductive charm of the French, put it on a beautifully restored turn of the century barge,cover it with a balmy Mediterranean climate and what have you got?

A lazy luxury cruise along the historic 17th century Canal du Midi with your hosts René and Liz aboard thier floating home "Emma".


A barge cruise is a step back from the pressure of the 21st century to a much slower pace,whilst enjoying all the creature comforts of modern day living.

"Emma" will slowly wind her way during the course of the week.for approximately 80 kilometers along the canal which was built during the reign of Louis XIV.

You can visit ancient villages where time appears to stand still, country chateaux where you can taste the wine grown in their own vinyards, shop at the local markets where you will be amazed by the colourful displays of fresh fruit and vegetables, you can cycle along the towpath if you are feeling energetic or you can just relax on board and watch the world glide by. Every day is a different picture.

Whilst you are relaxing and enjoying yourselves, we shall be busy preparing the gourmet meals with which to tempt you,  accompanied by a selection of the very splendid wines of the Languedoc Rouissillon region. Meals will be served either in the dining room or out on deck.

EMMA 2011 - US $

FULL BOARD

HALF BOARD

Charter 6 persons

$24000

6 person charter $22000

5 person charter $21000

4 person charter $20000

Charter 4 persons

$23000

Charter 5 persons

$22000

Cabin

Per person sharing

$4000

Single person supplement

$1500

INCLUDED IN THE FULL BOARD PRICE

  • 6 night’s accommodation aboard
  • 4 crew members: captain. personal chef, hostess and matelot/driver
  • Liaison between the railway/airport and the barge both before and after your cruise.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with their accompanying wines from the region
  • Fully stocked bar with a selection of cocktails, digestives and soft drinks.
  • Guided tours each day in the mini bus and all entrance fees.

INCLUDED IN THE HALF BOARD

NOT INCLUDED IN HALF BOARD

6 night’s aboard

Lunch and accompanying wines

Breakfast & 4 course evening meal & wines

Entrance fees whilst on visits

3 crew members: captain,chef & hostess

Bar drinks

Liaisons between barge airport/railway

Guided tours in the mini bus

THE ITINERARIES FOR 2011

We will be cruising the Canal du Midi mainly between Carcassonne and Bezièrs. Should you have a special request for another part of the canal please let us know as if we have enough notice we can accommodate a change in our plans. We can do the Camargue to Beaucaire or Carcassonne to Toulouse