Beziers to Carcassonne
Guests are met by the Captain, Earl. Between 4 and 5 PM at the arranged meeting point. Warm welcome on board with aperitifs, and cruise slowly overlooking the vineyards near the Roman village of Poilhes, to whet your appetites for dinner and the days to come.
Morning visit to the Enserune Oppidum, a site inhabited by man since 800BC. After lunch aboard we cruise past Capestang. A small town dominated by a huge church that we can see for some kilometres as the canal meanders along. From here we cruise on towards La Croisade and a beautiful mooring beneath the trees.
The bustling markets and the historic sites of Narbonne are on offer for today's excursion; Earl takes you ashore for lunch today. In the afternoon we cruise to Le Somail, a staging post that was used by passenger boats in the 18th century. The village is pretty and one must visit the antique bookshop. Dinner is taken aboard tonight.
The Abbey de Fontfroide is a beautiful tranquil setting and with its garden of 3000 rosebushes, a wonderful place to visit. We commence our climb through the locks today, and cruise towards the town of Homps. Looking forward to a sensational dinner aboard.
Visit to the Cathar fort and hill top village of Minerve, a stunning location with a museum that tells of its history. We cruise just beyond the village of Puicheric this afternoon, to ‘The sculpture lock’, a great place to sit under the trees and relax, and watch the world go by. Tonight you dine ashore, at a beautiful restaurant, with a chance to view the Cite of Carcassonne by night, to fire your imaginations of fairy tale castles.
Tour of the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne, to take in the fascinating medieval city, a wonderful journey into history. In the afternoon we cruise the final leg of our journey to a quiet location for the farewell dinner aboard.
Leisurely breakfast, and transfer between 10 and 11am to nominated drop of point.
This is a very much a guide-line, and we can do as much or as little as you would like, it is your holiday and our pleasure to tailor the cruise to your needs.
Note: Cruise may travel in reverse direction.