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Hotel Barge Beatrice cruises the famous Canal du Midi from Portiragnes at the eastern end of the Canal. She will give you a lovely relaxed introduction to the most iconic waterway in France with a wide variety of fascinating things to see and explore, from the sun deck, on foot or by bike. Canal du Midi in Southern France is steeped in history and heritage. You'll see stunning cathedrals, grand chateaux, ancient Cathar ruines and the fortified citadel of Carcassonne. This rural journey by boat is peaceful and enchanting. Experience the old world charm of rural France, delight in the fresh local produce and the rich heritage of its timeless towns and villages. The interior consists of a living room with a wood-burning stove, comfortable sofa, TV, DVD, central heating and air conditioning when required. The lounge also has a bar area for those delicious pre-dinner drinks and an open galley where you can watch chef at work. The sundeck is perfect for relaxing during the day and the warm summer evenings is accessed by ladder from the side-deck, leading to a terrace where there is a table and four lounge chairs. Bicycles are provided for guests that would like to accompany the barge along the tow-path as she cruises or to explore the surrounding villages and countryside. Our tours explores the stories of the Cathar country. Free tours of Carcassonne and Minerve or Fontfroide Abbey, a new way to discover the places you visit with all your senses. Further information will be given to you on the beginning of every tour. Free tours that means it's free to join, and we'll do our best to make sure you have a good time, and learn about Cathar land. Aboard Beatrice you will cruise for over 80 Km. and you will experience the history, the monuments and the landscapes of the Canal du Midi. Four to five hours a day are dedicated to cruising and you can pilot the boat with the captain if you wish. Beatrice offers a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, gourmet food and wines and a delightful culinary and cultural cruise through the idyllic French countryside along this famous route. Features and Facilities: Wi-Fi (subject to local reception ) • Central heating • Air-conditioned • Sun deck Prices Include: All meals on board catered for by the on board Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 2 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles. Prices are per week: - cabin per person: 3200 euros - charter 4 people: 12,800 euros - private barge cruise the entire boat for 2 people: 8400 euros 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.
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A nonrefundable deposit of 30% of the cruise is due at time of booking.The balance will be paid no later than 60 ( sixty ) days before the departure. For bookings within 30 days of departure, the full amount of the cruise must be paid. When booking cancellation (illness, flight cancellations, strikes or other ...) must be notified by recorded letter. In this case the costs withheld are: more than 6 weeks before departure: 30% of the cruise, between 6 weeks and one month before departure: 60% of the same amount, less than a month: the entire cruise.Hotel Barge Beatrice reserves the right to modify the route and the program content of the cruise. The Hotel Barge Beatrice accepts no responsibility for delays caused by waterways flooding, flood streams or exceptionally high rivers or any navigational works or other circumstances beyond their control and reserve the right to restrict or vary the location of cruising if unusual or hazardous conditions prevail or because of water shortage. If such events occur the Hotel Barge Beatrice will endeavor to re-route and notify Customers of any alterations to embarkation or disembarkation points. Changes in the cruise program could be possible to improve customer service without being entitled to compensation or indemnity. The price does not include personal insurance, baggage and trip cancellation. The passengers are responsible for any breakages or damage caused by themselves during the cruise and it is then the responsibility of the client to replace or reimburse the object lost or broken.We ask our passengers to respect the basic rules of prudence and recommendations of the crew. Hotel Barge Beatrice insurance may not cover passengers following a careless or unconscious behaviour on board. Hotel Barge Beatrice accepts no liability for theft, accidents or incidents on board. In the event of cancellation by Hotel Barge Beatrice an alternative date for the cruise will be proposed. In the case of force majeure Hotel Barge Beatrice reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the itinerary, cruise dates, pick up/drop off points. The barge will inform the clients as soon as is reasonably possible of any such changes. Such events would generally include: technical closing of navigation along the Canal du Midi, lock blockings, canal works, low water levels, floodings, mechanical or technical problems with the barge, industrial dispute, natural disasters etc. Although this English translation is fair, only the French text will be accepted in case of dispute. Any dispute would be settled by Courts depending on the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Béziers. Any reservation involves the acceptance of all as defined above.