Ute and Uli have been operating their luxury barge hotel for 12 years. They are experts at their trade and are passionate about welcoming guests aboard barge Caroline. They will provide this once-in-a-lifetime river cruise along the beautiful plane tree lined UNESCO world heritage Canal du Midi in the sunny south west of France.
On this luxury river cruise on the Canal du Midi you’ll have the option of daily excursions/land trips in the company of Captain Uli. Take your pick from Medieval villages, historic abbeys, olive oil producers, local markets and wine tasting experiences on small vineyards.
** Note that if there are more than 6 of you, a tandem cruise with a second luxury barge can be arranged for up to 12 people **
The huge flower-filled sun deck on the barge has comfortable teak seating and is the perfect spot for relaxing with that glass of local wine as you watch the wonderful French countryside float gently by.
The barge hotel has three air-conditioned spacious guest cabins, one with a double bed and the other two single beds. All three cabins have a private bathroom with shower, wardrobes and plenty of shelves for your clothes.
Food and wine
One of the main highlights of this luxury barge river cruise on the Canal du Midi is sure to be the Mediterranean food and local wine. All wines have been personally selected by Uli who regularly explores the local Languedoc wineries looking for regional gems.
Uli’s wine selections always pair brilliantly with Ute’s French, Spanish and Italian influenced cuisine. The best bit is that you have the opportunity to accompany Ute to market to select the freshest seasonal and local produce for you dinner!
Each day will start with a delicious continental breakfast. You’ll enjoy freshly brewed coffee, tea, fruit juices, croissants and baguettes as well as ham and cereals too.
Depending on the stretch of the canal you are on and how many locks you have to pass, the cruise may be either in the morning or the afternoon. See the outline Itinerary below. The waterway also offers walking and biking occasions along the flat and well maintained towpath.
You can expect to be thoroughly pampered on this luxury river cruise on the Canal du Midi in SW France. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and interesting sites of the Languedoc as you cruise down this scenic waterway.
The outline itinerary is fully flexible and will take into account what you want to see and do on your off-boat excursions.
If you’re a lover of good food and delicious wines then prepare to be thoroughly spoilt by your fun hosts on board their lovingly cared for barge hotel.