' ATHOS '

 
Cruising in the South of France
The Canal du Midi (between Argeliers and Marseillan)
Cruise route map
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Athos Barge
  • 103 FEET LONG (30 METRES)
  • 10 PASSENGERS
  • 5 CREW
  • 5 TWIN OR DOUBLE CABINS (ALL WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM)
  • 8 GOOD QUALITY BIKES
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • CENTRAL HEATING
  • 2 FULLY AIR CON’D PRIVATE MINIBUSES (CHRYSLER) FOR EXCURSIONS
  • CD PLAYER, LIBRARY, GAMES
  • WI-FI (SUBJECT TO LOCAL RECEPTION)


The Athos is the largest vessel able to pass through the beautiful and unique oval locks on the Canal du Midi. Refurbished internally in 2007, she has been designed to offer every comfort. Her varnished woods and pretty floral fabrics lift the spirits and together with the warm, welcoming crew you will soon be feeling totally at home.
There are five cabins, all en suite, and each can be arranged with either two single beds (twin) or with one large double bed. Athos is fully air conditioned and each cabin has independent heating controls. Adjacent to the cabins is the large saloon dining room, bar and galley from where you can enjoy watching the world float by with a favourite tipple in hand—if you’re not lounging outside on the spacious sun deck already. With large chairs, loungers and umbrellas for those who prefer the shade it’s the perfect place to chill out.
Two air-conditioned minibuses are provided for the daily excursions and the celebrated Chef prepares gourmet delights for each meal, for which the Athos has become renowned. Especially suitable for large private family charter cruises, or simply groups of friends who wish to cruise in privacy and comfort, the Athos provides everything needed, and more, for this type of trip. Special ‘Wine Cruises’ for charters of 10 guests may be arranged with a wine expert on board with guests during the cruise. Golf cruises and Tennis cruises can also be organized. Please contact us for more details.

2017 PRICES (USD) VALUE SEASON REGULAR SEASON
Individual Cabin Bookings (price per guest sharing a double or twin cabin) $ 4550 $4990
Single cabin occupancy supplement $ 1500 $1700
Charter for 6 guests $ 36800 $41500
Charter for 8 guests $ 39400 $44500
Charter for 10 guests $ 42000 $47500

VALUE SEASON DATES: April 02,09,16,23; October 08,15,22 2017
REGULAR SEASON DATES: April 30; May 07,14,21,28; June 04,11,18,25; July 02,09,16,23,30; August 06,13,20,27; September 03,10,17,24; October 01 2017

Cruise Highlights may include:

The ’must-see’ medieval citadel of Carcassonne
Minerve—the stunning hilltop village
Narbonne—on its buzzing market day
Domaine de Guéry— a winery using traditional C20th equipment
The Fonserannes staircase of 9 locks and canal bridge
Oyster beds of the salt water lagoon the Etang de Thau
Noilly Prat wine-tasting in the small fishing port of Marseillan


The Athos is pleased to be able to offer theme and special interest cruises for in 2017. Please contact us for itineraries, inclusions and availability:

- Art Cruises (Charter only, $4150 supplement)
- Family Cruises (Charter only, no supplement)
- Golf Cruises (All bookings, $600 supplement per player)
Includes 4 pre booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs
- Tennis Cruises (Charter only, no supplement)
- Wine Cruises (Charter only, $4000 supplement)
Includes the services of a professional Wine Guide throughout the week, a comprehensive wine itinerary plus an upgrade to the wines served on board to include some Premier and Grand Cru wines

PICK-UP: Sunday, between 16:00 and 16:30, at your choice of location in Beziers
DROP-OFF: Saturday, at your chosen location in Beziers at around 10:00 or at Beziers TGV station at 08:00

CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY

TO CONTACT US
Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245
Email: info@bargecompany.com
Web: www.bargecompany.com

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin
FRANCE