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Print Boat Info

The deluxe hotel barge Athos is the largest and longest running hotel barge navigating the Canal du Midi. The crew is outstanding with an exceptional knowledge of the region. This historic setting makes for spectacular landscapes, not to mention the smooth and relaxing pace that is unrivaled from the spacious deck. Completely renovated interior with fresh and light nautical décor, welcoming ambiance and fabulous chef are what makes a vacation aboard the Athos one to remember.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 100 x 16.6 ft
Number of Cabins: 5
Crew: 5
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Bow Cabin
  • Twin or Queen
  • 108 sq ft
Cabin 2
  • Twin or Queen
  • 98 sq ft
Cabin 3
  • Twin or Queen
  • 98 sq ft
Cabin 4
  • Twin or Queen
  • 98 sq ft
Cabin 5
  • Twin or Queen
  • 98 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
WIFI

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Opening Portholes

Pickup Locations

4:30 PM, Beziers TGV Rail Station

4:00 PM, Hotel Chateau de Raissac - Beziers

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

10:00 AM, Central Location Beziers

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Boat Diagram

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Marseillan to Argeliers 
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
You will be met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to where the Athos awaits you at her moorings in Marseillan. Crew Welcome aboard, whilst toasting with Champagne and Mediterranean canapés. Once you are settled into your cabin, we enjoy our first dinner on board.
 
Monday
Marseillan to Portiragnes
Enjoy your first breakfast in a comfortable chair on the upper deck of ATHOS overlooking the open waters of the Etang de Thau. The proposed morning visit is a guided walk through the quaint fishing village of Marseillan. End the visit with a taste of famous Noilly Prat vermouth, distilled right here at Marseillan port. When you return to the barge a seafood lunch awaits you. The Etang hosts Europe's largest mussel and Oyster Park. We cruise across the open waters of the Etang de Thau and make our way onto the canal du Midi. This area of conservation land known as the “Petit Camargue” is home to unique bird species like Pink Flamingos, African Rollers and Bee Eaters. After a relaxing cruise we moor in Portiragne. This is a short 2km ride to the sandy Mediterranean beach if you fancy a quick cycle before dinner. Dinner on board.
 
Tuesday
Portiragnes to Fonserannes
This morning, we drive to the old market town of Pezenas, which was the first seat of the Languedoc court. The architecture is unique to the town because of the “Hotels Particuliers,” or Mansions belonging to the noble families who followed the Court. Pezenas is filled with an eclectic mix of artisan shops, including potters, painters, hat makers, and costume designers. In addition to learning about the history of this exceptional town, your Guide will make sure there is plenty of time for browsing. After lunch we cruise over the 18th Century Canal Bridge that will carry the ATHOS over the Orb River. The 17th C. feat of engineering, the "Neuf Ecluses" (or staircase locks), is sure to impress! ATHOS crew expertly tie her up in each lock and wait for the gates to close safely behind her before the water levels refill and allow her to pass from one lock into the next. We arrive early evening above the Fonserannes, the seven staircase locks at Beziers. Here you’ll have a glorious evening view of the town of Beziers and the Cathedral St. Nazaire. The crew invite you for a quick game of Pétanque and a glass of Pastis before being dinner on board. 
 
Wednesday
Fonserannes to Regismont le Haut
After breakfast, we visit the weekly morning market in Narbonne? Even for non-shoppers, Narbonne offers great entertainment on a weekday morning. Explore an excavated portion of the original Roman road, the Via Domitia, browse through the well-compiled Roman Museum, discover the beauty of the St. Juste Cathedral, or simply take a moment to blend into the lively, local café scene. After an alfresco lunch we cruise to Capestang where we will moor with a view of the floodlit and picturesque Collegiale St. Etienne. There ought to be enough time for a stroll into the village before dinner on board.
 
Thursday
Regismont le Haut to Capestang
This morning’s our visit is a tasting at the Oulibo, the local olive oil pressoir. After tasting a variety of delicious olives, accompanied by a small glass of rose, it is just a short drive up the Gorge de la Cesse and into the hilltop village of Minerve. Your Guide will delight you with the harrowing tale of the Cathar siege launched at Minerve during the 13th C. In the afternoon, you may choose to either relax after a long lunch and an afternoon of cruising, or your Guide invites to a sociable wine-tasting at the local Chateau. After the wine-tasting outing, return to the barge for dinner on board.
 
Friday
Capestang to Argeliers
The morning visit is a drive to the famous medieval double-walled city of Carcassonne. Your knowledgeable on-board guide will offer a guided, historical visit. Shoppers - never fear, your Guide will be sure to give you time to have a good look! While the Captain gets ATHOS underway for an afternoon's cruise to the rustic port of Argeliers, Chef will serve up another local, gourmet 3-course meal (perhaps including the famous duck confit stew, Cassoulet?) By early evening, you have arrived at your final mooring. Captain will join your party for a final dinner on board this evening, and he will invite the crew to join you in a farewell toast.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast, transfer to the **designated drop off point.
Argeliers to Marseillan 
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
You will be met at the designated meeting point and transferred to where the Athos awaits you at her moorings in Argeliers. Crew Welcome aboard, including an introduction to the Ship’s Dog, Jill. Toasting with either Champagne or soft drinks, the Chef will offer a selection of Mediterranean canapés fit for children and adults alike. Once you are settled into your cabin, we enjoy our first dinner on board.
 
Monday
Argeliers to Capestang
While coffee is available at any time from the bar, continental-style breakfast is served, at your leisure, beginning at 8:30am. A breakfast buffet offers a selection to please everyone: cereals, juices, yogurts, cold meats and cheese, and of course fresh pastries and bread from the local boulangerie! Your guide suggests an excursion to the famous medieval double-walled city of Carcassonne, which will include the legendary tales of Dame Carcas and a visit to the tombstone of Simon de Montfort. Time also to browse the shops before returning to the barge. During the cruise to Capestang the Chef serves lunch while the whole family relaxes on the sunny deck. If exercise and a swim are in order, cycling enthusiasts might like to hop off with bicycles and Jill the dog. Alternatively, a quick drive to the swimming hole at the Cesse River under the 17thC Canal Bridge for a swim. Dinner on board al fresco, under the shade of the plain trees.
 
Tuesday
Capestang-Regismont le Haut
After breakfast, we begin cruising through the sprawling, surrounding vineyards with plenty of time for a cycle ride. Once moored we enjoy a game of Pétanque. After lunch, we continue our cruise. In the afternoon we visit the local organic Goat’s cheese farm at Combebelle. We then drive for 30 minutes into the Minervois hillside and visit the petting zoo in Combebelle, where everyone can watch the goats being milked, learn how the cheese is made, taste the products and of course, bring some back to Athos to eat! On the way back, your guide stops at Bize Minervois, where the locals swim in the river – a refreshing cool-down at the end of a busy day! Dinner on board.
 
Wednesday
Regismont le Haut to Fonserannes
After breakfast, your guide invites enthusiastic swimmers and paddlers on an excursion into the Cevennes mountains, where large, wide kayaks float down the River Orb! After the scenic drive into the hills, everyone is handed a helmet and lifejacket, then set off in kayaking groups to navigate the mostly-shallow river bed. Chef has packed a superb picnic lunch to be served by crew members who have accompanied the trip. For those more enthusiastic about relaxing than kayaking, the captain invites you to stay on board for a leisurely cruise, lunch on deck, and a quiet time under the parasol. When kayakers return, cruising gets under way once again, making the way towards Fonserannes. This evening's mooring is the breath-taking view-point at the Fonserannes. Perhaps a little bicycle ride down to the staircase locks and the Canal Bridge before dinner on board.
 
Thursday
Fonserannes to Portiragnes
After breakfast we enjoy a trip to the weekly morning market in Narbonne. Even for non-shoppers, Narbonne offers much entertainment on a Thursday morning! Explore an excavated portion of the original Roman road, the Via Domitia, or browse through the well-compiled Roman Museum and discover the beauty of St. Juste Cathedral, sit and relax in one of the many cafés. Return to the barge and enjoy lunch during the cruise through the staircase locks. This 17th Century feat of engineering, the Neuf Ecluses (or staircase locks), is sure to impress! The crew expertly tie her up in each lock, and wait for the gates to close safely behind her before the water levels empty out and allow her to pass one locks into the next. But it's not over yet! Coming up next is the 18th Century Canal Bridge which will carry the barge over the Orb River. The paved tow path and the many locks leading to this village make it an ideal afternoon for walking or cycling alongside the barge. When we arrive at the evening's mooring just outside the small village of Portiragnes, your guide invites swimmers for a quick trip to the beach and a swim in the Mediterranean! Dinner on board
 
Friday
Portiragnes to Marseillan
After breakfast the barge starts to cruise. Active family members may like to take the bicycles back to the beach for a quick swim and then return to Athos as she makes her way under the Portiragnes bridge. A spectacular seafood lunch arrives as you enter the open-waters of the Etang de Thau. The Etang hosts Europe's largest mussel and oyster park. The crew’s favourite swimming pool is the Etang! Join them and jump in to cool off! As Athos comes to moor in the port at Marseillan, you will notice the enclosure of the Noillly Prat Vermouth distillery. End a perfect day with a walking visit of the village, a romp around the seaside play park which is a stone’s throw from Athos’ mooring, or a leisurely cycle ride down the promenade. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast transfer to the designated drop off point.
Marseillan to Argeliers
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
You will be met at the designated meeting point and transferred to where the Athos awaits you at her moorings in Marseillan. You will be treated to a full-crew Welcome Aboard, whilst toasting with Champagne and Mediterranean canapés. Once you are settled into your cabin, Dinner on board.
 
Monday
Marseillan to Portiragnes
After an early breakfast we transfer to the well-acclaimed "La Grande Motte". It is made up of two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole, designed by Robert Trent-Jones (Senior) in 1987. On your return, a spectacular seafood lunch awaits you, as you move from last evening's mooring and enter the open-waters of the Etang de Thau. The Etang hosts Europe's largest mussel and oyster park. Having cruised across the Etang and on to the Canal du Midi itself, the barge comes to its evening's shady, pretty moorings at Agde. Dinner on board.
 
Tuesday
Portiragnes Fonserannes
After breakfast, transfer to Golf de Fontcaude. We suggest a slightly later start and golf through lunch. An 18-hole international course, par 72 and 6,881 yds long, it was designed by Chris Pitman in 1991. The Clubhouse is a modern complex where you can stop for lunch when you are ready. Athos begins moving through the famous round lock at Agde and heads towards Beziers. Golfers return to join the last leg of the cruise which is the exciting climb up the staircase locks to scenic Fonserannes. Dinner on board.
 
Wednesday
Fonserannes to Regismont le Haut
After breakfast, transfer to "St. Thomas". This course was designed in 1992 by Patrice Lambert. It is 6704 yds long and a par 72. Along with the beautiful views, it includes an interesting blend of groomed greens, and natural, open and wooded landscape. Athos begins cruising and you meet us at the Malpas Tunnel, and enjoy the traverse through the tunnel as well as a relaxing late-afternoon of cruising towards Regismont le Haut. Your Captain stops the barge momentarily, and we hop off for a short wine-tasting at one of the few remaining traditional-method 19th C wineries. Return to the barge and cruise to the charming village of Regismont le Haut. Dinner on board.
 
Thursday
Regismont le Haut to Capestang
After breakfast transfer to Oulibo - the local olive oil pressoir. After tasting the organic and wholesome olives (accompanied, by a small glass of rosé!!), a short drive up the Gorge de la Cesse and into the hilltop village of Minerve is in order. Your tour guide will regale you with the harrowing tale of the Cathar siege launched at Minerve during the 13th C. A long lunch and an afternoon of relaxation and by early evening we arrive in Capestang, There ought to be enough time for an invigorating game of pétanque (over cocktails!?) or a brisk stroll into the village before dinner on board.
 
Friday
Capestang to Argeliers
After breakfast transfer to Golfe de Carcassonne was designed by JP Bascuro and is 6297 yds long. If you are still feeling energetic after golfing, your guide suggests a quick stop-off at the Cité of Carcassonne and a quick look around the Medieval City where you are offered a guided historical visit by your knowledgeable on-board guide. After a look around the city together, there will still be time for browsing those shops, or a refreshing drink in the cafés while watching the busy crowds go by. A late lunch is waiting when you return for the final afternoon of cruising to Argeliers. Farewell Dinner on board. 
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast, transfer to the designated drop off point.
Marseillan to Argeliers
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to where the Athos awaits you at her moorings in Marseillan. A full-crew Welcome Aboard follows, with champagne and Mediterranean canapés. Once you are settled into your cabin, you will be invited to a 4-course dinner, prepared by our highly acclaimed on board Chef.
 
Monday
Marseillan to Portiragnes
Tennis either pre or post breakfast on the well maintained clay courts at Marseillan Tennis Club. Non tennis enthusiasts enjoy a visit and tasting at the Noilly Prat Vermouth distillery. Return to the hotel barge and a spectacular seafood lunch awaits you, as we cruise the open-waters of the Etang de Thau. The Etang hosts Europe's largest mussel and oyster park. You pass through the “Petit Camargue”, watching Pink Flamingos in the estuaries, and keeping your eye out for the famous African Rollers and other tropical birds. Tennis match at the courts in Portiragnes village. Dinner on board.
 
Tuesday
Portiragnes to Fonserannes
After breakfast we visit the quaint town of Pezenas. After a tour of the 14th century Hotel Particuliers (or medieval court mansions), we make our way back to the hotel barge for lunch. Athos will cruise over the 18th century canal bridge that sits above the Orb River and make her way to the 17th century feat of engineering, the "Neuf Ecluses" or staircase locks. Your crew expertly tie her up in each lock, and wait for the gates to close safely behind her before the water levels fill and allow her to pass one lock into the next. For those who’d like a pre-dinner match, courts are booked a short drive away at Beziers Tennis Club Barthes. Return to the hotel barge for a late dinner on board.
 
Wednesday
Fonserannes to Regismont-le-Haut
A visit to the weekly morning market in Narbonne. Even for non-shoppers, Narbonne offers much entertainment on a Thursday morning! Explore an excavated portion of the original Roman road, the Via Domitia, or, browse through the well-compiled Roman Museum, or, discover the beauty of St. Juste Cathedral, or, simply take a moment to blend into the scene: sit and relax in one of the many cafés. Lunch at a local auberge in Narbonne and then return to the hotel barge and enjoy a cruise with spectacular views of the Pyrenees across the sunny, clear Plain. We arrive early evening at Regismont le Haut. Only 5 minutes from this rural mooring is the village of Poihles, where tennis courts are booked for the pre-dinner match. Dinner on board.
 
Thursday
Regismont-le-Haut to Capestang
This morning we visit Oulibo, the local olive oil pressoir. After tasting those organic and wholesome olives accompanied, bien sûr, by a small glass of rosé, we take a short drive up the Gorge de la Cesse and into the hilltop village of Minerve. Your guide will regale you with the harrowing tale of the Cathar siege launched at Minerve during the 13th C. As the barge gets underway, you may choose to take advantage of one of the barge’s bicycles and pedal a part of the afternoon cruise. Arriving in Capestang, some players head straight to the booked courts for pre-dinner matches, others relax on deck or wander into the village for a drink in one of the café’s on the tree-lined square. Dinner on board.
 
Friday
Capestang to Argeliers
After breakfast, the proposed morning visit is a drive to the famous medieval double-walled city of Carcassonne. Enjoy a historical & guided visit with our guide and there is also plenty of time to browse those shops! Return to the hotel barge for lunch and then time to relax before your next tennis match. The Argeliers Tennis Courts are a quick drive into the village from Argeliers port. Those who opt not to play may prefer a stroll around the village, or a cycle ride on this vineyard-surrounded part of the canal. Returning to the boat post-match, there is a late final dinner and toast to the tournament-winners! Captains Farewell Dinner on board.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast transfer to the designated drop off point. 
Argeliers to Marseillan
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
You will be met at the designated meeting point and transferred to where the Athos awaits you at her moorings in Argeliers. A full-crew Welcome aboard follows, with Champagne and Mediterranean canapés. Once you are settled into your cabin, you will be invited to a 4-course dinner, prepared by our on board Chef and your guide will speak about the acclaimed Languedoc wines chosen for each meal.
 
Monday
Ageliers to Pigasse
Enjoy your first breakfast sitting in a comfortable chair on the upper deck of ATHOS. The morning visit is a drive to the famous medieval double-walled city of Carcassonne. Your knowledgeable on-board guide will offer the historical & guided visit -- making sure that you have time to browse those shops! Finishing up the visit, your guide suggests a quick wine tasting at one of the Caves in the Medieval Cité. This will provide a starting point for browsing the region’s wine collections! While the Captain gets ATHOS underway for an afternoon's cruise to Argeliers, Chef will serve up a local 3-course gourmet meal (perhaps including the famous duck confit stew, Cassoulet?) By early evening you have arrived in Pigasse, where ATHOS' mooring is beside the picturesque Pont du Pigasse. A quick visit to the local wine co-operative where wine is served on tap! There is still time for a glass of the local rosé as an aperitif before al-fresco dining, under the shade of the Plain trees would be nice?
 
Tuesday
Pigasse to Capestang
After breakfast, this morning's suggested visit is a tasting at the Oulibo - the local olive oil pressoir. After tasting those organic and wholesome olives (accompanied, bien sûr by a small glass of rosé!!), a short drive up the Gorge de la Cesse and into the hilltop village of Minerve is in order. Your guide will regale you with the harrowing tale of the Cathar siege launched at Minerve during the 13th C. En route back to the Athos, your guide points out some of the many respectable Minervois wineries in the Gorge de la Cesse area, recommended by Wine Spectator is Chateau Coupe. Lunch on board and then the barge cruises to Capestang. ATHOS will be moored with a clear view of the flood lit St. Etienne cathedral. The village is a 5-minute walk. Dinner on board.
 
Wednesday
Capestang to Fonserannes
After breakfast, we stroll into the village square where the morning market is being held? Taste some of the local winemakers’ fare, the local cheese-makers’ cheese, and the local butchers’ sausage. From the market, your guide suggests a tasting at one of the acclaimed Saint Chinian wineries: Cave Laurent Miquel. Return to the barge for lunch on board and then cruise to Fonserannes. This section of canal offers spectacular views of the Pyrenees across the sunny, clear plain. This evening’s mooring is the breath-taking viewpoint at the Fonserannes. A short drive into Beziers before dinner, where enthusiastic wine tasters can enjoy a guided visit and tasting at Domaine de la Colombette. Vignerons Mr Pugibet and his son are nationally and internationally acclaimed for their successful use of new wine technology, along with their superb Sauvignon Blanc and Lledoner Pelut. Returning to the Athos for a game of Pétanque before dinner on board. 
 
Thursday
Fonserannes to Portiragnes
Visit to weekly morning market in Narbonne? Even for non-shoppers, Narbonne offers much entertainment on a Thursday morning. Explore an excavated portion of the original Roman road, the Via Domitia, or, browse through the well-compiled Roman Museum, or, discover the beauty of St. Juste Cathedral, or, simply take a moment to blend into the scene. For wine enthusiasts who might like to purchase and ship certain bottles, Athos recommends our long-time Caviste at the Cave du Palais in Narbonne and offers to take those interested to look at this large collection. Although shipping is costly, it can be arranged from here for those who are interested. After lunch we begin cruising through the 17th Century feat of engineering, the "Neuf Ecluses" (or staircase locks). ATHOS crew expertly tie her up in each lock, and wait for the gates to close safely behind her before the water levels empty out and allow her to pass one locks into the next. Coming up next is the 18thC Canal Bridge, which will carry the ATHOS over the Orb River. The evening's mooring will be at the small village of Portiragnes. The paved towpath and the many locks leading to this village make it an ideal afternoon for walking or cycling alongside the ATHOS. Dinner on board
 
Friday
Portiragnes to Marseillan
From the scenic mooring at Portiragnes, we get underway earlier than usual, cruising through the Petit Camargue where bulls stand casually in fields, Pink Flamingos grace estuaries, and African Rollers fly overhead. A spectacular (and appropriate!) seafood lunch awaits you, as you enter the open-waters of the Etang de Thau. The Etang hosts Europe's largest Mussel and Oyster Park. Your hostess has made sure that plenty of the local specialties, Picpoul de Pinet, is available to accompany the seafood according to the local pairing. As the barge comes to moor in the port at Marseillan, you will notice the enclosure which makes up the Noillly Prat Vermouth distillery. End a perfect day with a private tour of the Distillery -- and, of course, a taste of Noilly Prat vermouth! Chef's efforts are sure to make this evening worth remembering! Your Captain will join your party for your final dinner on board this evening, and your crew will have chosen particularly special wines for your final meal on board. During the evening, he will invite the crew to make a farewell toast with you.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast transfer to the designated drop off point.
Argeliers to Marseillan
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
You will be met at the Beziers Train station and transferred to Athos moored in Argeliers. Captain and crew welcome you on board with a champagne welcome. Once you are settled into your cabin, we enjoy our first dinner on board. 
 
Monday
Argeliers to La Croisade
Your tour guide has organized a timely departure following breakfast this morning to ensure that there is time for both painting and sightseeing in the medieval city of Carcassonne. There are numerous impressive views worth capturing in addition to enjoying a pleasant drink in the buzzing centre at the historical hilltop town. Returning for a late lunch and cruising on board, an enjoyable afternoon is spent relaxing, sipping rose and discussing painting. We arrive at La Croisade in time for a cycle ride along the tow path or a stroll into the village. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails followed by dinner on board.
 
Tuesday
La Croisade to Capestang
After breakfast we take a short drive to Minerve a perfect outdoor spot for painting. En route, the guide stops at the Oulibo to pick up some local olives and have a look around the oil-pressing facility here. Led by the art guide, painters are keen to capture the medieval village and the breath-taking gorge and landscapes around Minerve. The group returns for an alfresco lunch and another relaxing afternoon of winding along, overlooking the scenic flood plain below. Dinner on board. 
 
Wednesday
Capestang to Fonserannes
This morning’s visit is a suggested drive to the buzzing centre of Narbonne. There are a number of colourful parks/gardens surrounding both the Canal and the Cathedral where painting might be interesting. Otherwise, there is much to do: market merchants flaunt their products, the covered food market at Les Halles is a sight to behold with colourful produce, succulent butchery, aromatic fish mongers’ stalls… The Roman Road, the Via Domitia, runs through the square and some may choose to take in the excellent collection in the Roman Museum. Arriving back at Athos for lunch on board and we cruise through the tree-lined and winding waterway. As Athos arrives in Capestang, the panoramic view over the Collegiale inspires a painting session and the art guide, guides the painters through their paces, while the hostess serves refreshing aperitifs and more fabulous local olives. Dinner on board.
 
Thursday
Fonserannes to Portiragnes
A short drive takes you to the old market town of Pezenas, which was the first seat of the Languedoc court. The architecture is particular to the town because of the “Hotels Particuliers” or private Mansions belonging to the Noble families who followed the Court. It is filled with Artisans’ Shops, including Painters, Hatmakers, and Costume Designers. Your guide offers a quick historical briefing of the centre and your art guide sets up the groups to paint in the colourful square. Return to Athos for lunch on board and a cruise into the Villeneuve les Beziers lock. This afternoon, Athos will navigate the famous Neuf Ecluses, or staircase locks at Fonserannes. A paved tow-path runs the length of the canal here for those who opt to walk or cycle beside Athos. On mooring at Portiragnes in the early-evening light, there is time for painting the rustic “Petit Camargue” landscapes before dinner on board.
 
Friday
Portiragnes to Marseillan
Athos gets underway at breakfast time and makes her way through the round lock at Agde, and eventually onto the sparkling open waters of the Etang de Thau. The choice is yours: painters may feel inspired by the sparkling waters of the Etang and the lines of yacht masts over the Port; or, a visit to the Noilly Prat Vermouth distillery. Whether you wine taste or paint, a leisurely walk through Marseillan’s quaint centre is a must-do before the evening sets in. Cocktails have never been so enjoyable as on Athos’ large deck with the sunset and sparkling waters. Captains Farewell Dinner on board. 
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast, transfer to Beziers station.

SAMPLE MENU

As part of the inclusive cruise, your personal Chef will invite you to all meals onboard while you are with Athos. He carefully selects fresh produce from the local markets, and will delight you with regional flavours and traditional dishes served with flare and style.

 

Here are some samples of what you might taste while onboard the Athos:

 

ENTREE

Warm Goats’ Cheese Croutons drizzled with Honey and Walnuts, served on a bed of Lambs’

Lettuce in Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette.

Plat Principal

 

Fresh Mediterranean Sole in Clarified Butter & Lime Sauce, served with Citron & Lime-

Infused Couscous and crispy Mange-touts.

 

CHEESES

Chaource

Rochebaron

Camembert

 

DESSERT

Fondant au Chocolat with Grand Marnier and Crème Anglaise

 

WINES

Château de la Colombette 2005 Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine de Gaujal 2005 AOC Picpoul de Pinet

Château Etang de Colombes Gris Rosé

Domaine de la Fraisse AOC Minervois Rosé

Borie du Maurel, Esprit d’Automne 2004 AOC Minervois Rouge

Château de la Liquiere 2002 Tradition AOC Faugeres

 

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Stateroom Per Person $4,690 $5,140
Single Supplement $1,545 $1,750
Charter 6 Passenger $37,900 $42,700
Charter 8 Passenger $40,580 $45,800
Charter 10 Passenger $43,200 $48,900

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Stateroom Per Person $4,690 $5,140
Single Supplement $1,545 $1,750
Charter 6 Passenger $37,900 $42,700
Charter 8 Passenger $40,580 $45,800
Charter 10 Passenger $43,200 $48,900

 

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
March 29-April 4 VALUE
April 5-11, 12-18, 19-25 VALUE
April 26-2 REGULAR
May 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6 REGULAR
June 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4 REGULAR
July 5-11, 12-18 REGULAR
July 19-25, 26-01  REGULAR
August 2-8, 9-15, 16-22 REGULAR
August 23-29, 30-05 REGULAR
Sept 6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-03 REGULAR
Oct 4-11 REGULAR
Oct 11-17, 18-24, 25-31 VALUE

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, pickup and drop off at a designated meeting point in Beziers, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

 

2019 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE SEASON
May 31; April 7, 14,  21 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Value
April 28 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Regular
May 5, 12, 19, 26 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Regular 
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Regular
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Regular 
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Regular 
Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct 6 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Regular 
Oct 13, 20 Between Marseillan & Argeliers  Value