The Meridonial Cruise in Canal du Midi, France aboard 12 Person Canal Boat
Discover why Agde was called the City of a Thousand Wonders on your boat trip to Canal du Midi in France! Book "The Meridonial Cruise" aboard the 47' Canal Boat for up to 12 person! Starting at $1487 per night and a minimum booking of 3 nights. Rates: • $1487 USD per night (3-nights minimum) What's included in the price? • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information What's not included in the price? • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect: Venture nearly to the end of the canal at Agde, a charming city dating back 2,600 years! Then it’s off to wine country! The Meridonial Cruise You sample the delights of two canals as you head out from Port Cassafières. You’re bound for the beauty of a Canal du Midi cruise at the very end of the waterway in Agde. Then you’re off to Homps in the midst of the Languedoc wine country before turning south for Roman Narbonne. Your boat rent on the Canal du Midi is sure to please with beaches and the shade of plane trees! Waterways • Canal du Midi • Canal de la Robine Main Activities Along the Way Explore a Roman town - The past comes alive as you visit the impressive St. Just Cathedral in historic Narbonne. Tour a family vineyard - The local wines at the Domaine de Guery winery in Capestang will enchant you! Enchanting Béziers - Stroll beneath the trees along the Allées Paul Riquet and enjoy the bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. Admire fine art - Spend time at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Béziers to see paintings and glassworks. Stop and smell the roses - When you marvel at the Arzviller boatlift in Saverne, don't forget the magnificent rose gardens! Tour Riquet castle - When stopping at pleasant Paraza, visit the former home of Pierre-Paul Riquet, builder of the Canal du Midi. Ancient ruins in Colombiers - The ruins of the pre-Roman Oppidum d'Enserune date back to the 6th century B.C. Tarry in Roubia - Break out a sumptuous picnic lunch and watch the happenings on the canal from your sundeck! Browse in waterside shops - Book lovers will be in heaven at Le Trouve Tout du Livre in lovely Le Somail. It's picture-postcard perfect! Cycling along the canal banks - The canal du midi is known for its beautiful and maintained canal banks. At any time, take your bike and ride around to see pretty landscapes. Jump into watersports - Palavas-les-Flots has all kinds of watersports, a casino, restaurants, and miles of white-sand beaches. Swim in the balmy Mediterranean - Gorgeous golden beaches are within walking distance of laid-back and beautiful Port Cassafières! Admire Mediterranean vistas - Climb Bel Air in Portiragnes and take in panoramic views of the Golfe du Lion! The blue waters hypnotize! Key Towns and Villages on Your Cruise Port Cassafieres Port-Cassafières is a pleasant and peaceful harbor to stop, complete with cycling paths. Its proximity to Spain gives it some interesting flourishes in cuisine, architecture and culture and as a result it is a truly cosmopolitan spot to explore. Agde The City of a Thousand Wonders', Agde is a very famous place in France, known for its sunshine and for its numerous activities and treasures to discover. Take time to discover this little paradise. Béziers Béziers is an enchanting city, and the second most important on the Canal du Midi. Here, you will have the chance to discover the beautiful architecture, in particular the stunning Saint-Nazaire cathedral which is just splendid. Downtown, there are magical places to take a walk, like the Plateau des Poètes. Fonserannes Built with all the genius of Pierre-Paul Riquet in the 17th century, Fonsérannes has the greatest staircase of locks on the Canal du Midi. Here you'll ascend or descend the canal by an amazing 25 meters. Colombiers In Colombiers, visit the Saint-Sylvestre church, which is full of history. At night, the rectory's gardens are lit up and are perfect for a charming walk. Capestang A lovely village full of resplendent medieval architecture, built around the imposing 14th Century Collegiale Church and around the Castle, which was once the second residence of the Archbishop of Narbonne. Le Somail Le Somail is a beautiful hamlet where you'll appreciate the beautiful old houses covered in ivy. It's a wonderful place to relax and take it all in. Ventenac As you approach Ventenac, you will be struck by the site of the city's majestic Castle. Along the banks of the canal, you can taste wine, or even buy some. Ventenac is a picture-perfect canalside city to visit. Paraza Paraza is a wonderful and typical town with colorful houses along the bank. If you walk around the village, you will most likely encounter the old abandoned windmill of Cantaranne. Roubia Roubia is a charming little village with a beautiful parish church that is worth a visit. If you moor here, you might enjoy getting close to nature with a walk in the woods. Homps Homps is a verdant and often sunny town. Moor here and take a walk downtown to discover the flower-lined streets and the old romanesque chapel built in the 11th century. Sallèles d'Aude Surrounded by a verdant forest, Salleles d'Aude is a charming and welcoming town where you will have the occasion to cycle or walk along the numerous paths. Enjoy the green forested landscapes in a quiet atmosphere on the outskirts, or try a meal in one of the good restaurants downtown. Narbonne Once the most important city of the Roman Gaulle, Narbonne hosts many vestiges of the past and keeps them like treasures. Come here and visit the basilica Saint-Paul, the wonderful cathedral Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur, and many others. Downtown, the old winding streets are just charming. What to Expect Onboard: Group cruises aboard Salsa boats for rent are great fun! The 47-foot Salsa B is identical to its sister, except it sleeps two additional people. The Salsa B is ideal for parties up to 12, two more than the Salsa because of an additional love seat that converts to a double in the saloon. Cabin fans, a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity, a lounge deck in the bow, and a second steering station on the sundeck make Salsa boats for rent very popular! • Boat Size: 14.50 m x 4.10 m • 2 cabins with convertible twin/double beds • 2 love seats in saloon convert to 2 double beds • 2 centrally located bathrooms Interior & Saloon • The generous and well-appointed saloon set forward boasts a huge dining table, L-shaped love seat, and three comfortable chairs. • The table/love seat converts to a large double bed. • The music system in the saloon consists of a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. Speakers deliver sound to the sundeck. • The open plan includes the kitchen/galley, which is adjacent to the grand saloon. Equipped with a gas stove and oven, two electric refrigerators, a sink, lots of counter and storage space, the Salsa's kitchen is beautiful, efficient, and functional. • Cabin fans throughout the boat provide cooling breezes in warm weather. • An inside steering station has good visibility. • Access to the front deck and the sundeck opens up the entire forward section of the boat. Huge picture windows bathe the space in pleasing natural light. Cabins & Bathrooms • Two aft (rear) cabins are tastefully decorated with plush upholstery headboards, wood trim, and windows for natural light. Each has two single beds that convert to double beds. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink in each cabin. Bathrooms can also be accessed from doors leading to the small central hallway. • Immediately forward of the aft cabins are two comfortable staterooms with double beds. • All cabins are fitted with extra-long beds, assuring a restful night's sleep. • Plentiful closets and other storage make the cabins free of clutter. Sundeck & Features • A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. • Bow thrusters make for effortless cruising. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power. • The Salsa is equipped with an efficient and reliable 62-horsepower Nanni diesel engine. Additional Services: Options and Extras To enhance your experience, you can add extras & services to your vacation. The availabilities and prices of the extras will be confirmed at start of your booking. Bicycles To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie. • Standard: $60 per week • Child / Tag-along: $46 per week *Availability of bike type depends on base Lantern For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat. • Lantern: $14 per week Parking • Open-air locked parking: From $53 USD per car/day • Garage: From $70 USD per car/day *Availability of parking type depends on base. Car Transfer • $175 - $420 depending on the route Top Deck Cushions Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on! • Pack of 2: $7 per week Cleaning • Eco-Pack: $15 • Cleaning Service: $110 to $210 (depending on boat model) Early Check-in & Late Check-out • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability) • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) Special Occasion Gift Basket Order a special occasion gift basket full of local delicacies and regional specialities, this is a great mark to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion. • Gift Basket: $100 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi service provided for up to 5 devices per boat. • $63 per week in France Standard start/end cruise: Your boat will be available between 3pm & 5.30pm on your departure day and must be returned at 9am on your final day. Notes: Early check-in and late check-out can be booked as extra (depends on availability) If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 12 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.