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Anjodi: Luxury Canal Cruise in France on the Canal du Midi Cruise In The South Of France On The Canal du Midi Aboard The First Class Hotel-Barge ANJODI


BARGE CRUISES: SEVEN DAYS/SIX NIGHTS
Special Places Travel Logo.  EMAIL: info@specialplacestravel.com or PHONE: 1-877-642-2743 (001.443.321.3614 outside US/Canada).The 8-passenger Anjodi was built in Holland in 1927 in a classic Dutch design to transport grain between Amsterdam and Paris. In 1983, she was specifically converted into a hotel barge to navigate the 300-year-old Canal du Midi. She has been completely refurbished in the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, hand-crafted paneling and shining brass, creating a comfortable and charming ambiance.

The well-planned accommodations offer a choice of four air-conditioned cabins that can be configured into either a double or two twin sized beds, each with their own private ensuite bathroom. Each cabin is supplied with towels, bathrobes, hairdryers and personal care items.

The sun deck with eight reclining chairs and sun canopy is spacious and has a heated jacuzzi. Anjodi's highly professional crew of four is comprised of master Chef, tour guide and stewardess, and is led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is truly memorable.

The salon has new banquette seating, a dining table and picture windows for enjoying the passing vistas. There is a Hi Fi system with compact discs and an iPod docking station. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite compact discs or iPod from home. A small library of books is also available along with some board games, binoculars for bird watching and eight touring bikes for your enjoyment. There is also a 24 hour fully stocked bar and a community safe for all passengers.

Meals are always a gastronomic adventure, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious regional cuisine by candlelight, harmonizing food and good wines from the best vineyards in the region. We are glad to accomodate any special food requirements you may have, so please let us know any restrictions you may have ahead of time, so that we can accommodate your needs.

Highlights of your cruise include a visit to the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne, the ancient Roman city of Narbonne, the 12th century hilltop fort of Minerve, and a private wine tasting at a nearby vineyard.

The Anjodi was the first barge we cruised on many years ago and is what hooked us on cruising! It has been renovated several times since then but still provides a great cruise on the Canal du Midi with wonderful cuisine. We visited Anjodi again in April 2017 with its new sun canopy on deck and banquette seating in the salon.

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Anjodi's Deck Plan
Anjodi's Deck Plan



Dining Aboard The Anjodi:
SAMPLE MENU


A taste of the gourmet cuisine served aboard the Anjodi. BREAKFAST
LUNCH
DINNER
DESSERTS
SAMPLE WINE LIST
Domaine Gourgazaud, La Livinière, Minervois; Château les Voute-Gasparets, Corbières, Romain Pauc; Limoux Toques et Clochers, Chardonnay

Passenger Comments:


Meals and wines were fabulous. Chef was attentive to allergies. Meals were not too heavy. Great wine pairings. Excellent explanations of meals and wines. The highpoint was getting to know the history, wine, food, etc., of this part of France.
N.M. WI USA June 2015

The barge trip was wonderful.The crew was so accommodating and the other five guests were congenial. We felt so relaxed and yet we saw so much and learned a great deal of history. We have only positive things to say about every aspect of the cruise. There was more variety in the scenery and more canal activity than we expected. We were never bored. The barge trips are a wonderful use of a historical resource. Canals are not something we have in Texas so the whole trip was an adventure for us. This was truly a vacation!
W &J.M., TX, USA, April 2014

It was wonderful! Every little need was anticipated and taken care of. They were very careful about my husband's sight problems which helped me a lot. The Canal du Midi is so special and I can't wait to do it again, maybe in Bordeaux.
C.R.S & S.B., WA, USA April 2012

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Canal du Midi
Marseillan to Le Somail 2018

Sunday - Marseillan
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Anjodi. Enjoy a chilled Champagne welcome with canapés and the opportunity to meet your crew, followed perhaps by a relaxing stroll around the lovely village of Marseillan, enjoying a view of the oyster beds and home of Noilly Prat vermouth. Dinner on board.

Monday - Marseillan to Villeneuve-les-Beziers
This morning we embark on our cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi through the Bagnas nature reserve, with potential sightings of flamingos, white egrets and other migrating birds, under bridges built from the local black volcanic stone. After lunch on board, we visit Pézenas, the delightful 16th century capital of the Languedoc mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Molière. Dinner on board.

Tuesday - Villeneuve-les-Beziers to Malpas
After breakfast, we cruise further along the Canal du Midi, crossing the aqueduct over the River Orb and ascending the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes of unique oval locks to arrive at our mooring at Malpas near the pretty village of Colombiers which lies on an old Roman road, the Domitian Way. After lunch, we enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier, named after King Charles V's finance minister and famed for its frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Dinner ashore tonight at L'Ambassade, a Michelin-rated gastronomic restaurant in Beziers.

Wednesday - Beziers to Malpas to Capestang  
This morning's excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. We tour the Archbishop's Palace, Cathedral and Via Domitia and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. This afternoon, we cruise through the world's oldest canal tunnel at Malpas and pass vineyards and pine trees, with magnificent views of the Pyrenées along the way, to moor in Capestang. There is time to explore the village, once the summer retreat of the Bishops of Narbonne, with its magnificent 14th century collegiate church. Dinner on board.

Thursday - Capestang to Sallèles d'Aude
This morning we continue our cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi and then through a series of locks on the Canal de la Robine, with excellent walking and biking opportunities en route, to our mooring at Sallèles d'Aude. Following lunch on board, we take an excursion to Minerve, the ancient capital of Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views and the museum's fascinating miniature recreation of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion completes the intriguing picture. Dinner on board.

Friday - Sallèles d'Aude to Le Somail

In the morning we embark on our final cruise, rejoining the historic Canal du Midi to arrive at the delightful village of Le Somail. After lunch, we visit Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defenses, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday - Le Somail
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the designated drop-off point.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.



Anjodi
2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 2 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 9 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 16 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 23 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 30 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 7 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 14 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 21 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 28 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 4 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 11 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 18 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 25 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jul 2 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 9 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 16 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 23 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Jul 30 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 6 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 13 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 20 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 27 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 3 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 10 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 17 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 24 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Oct 1 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Oct 8 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Oct 15 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Oct 22 Marseillan-Le Somail Value

2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 2 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 9 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 16 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 23 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 30 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 7 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 14 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 21 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 28 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 4 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 11 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 18 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 25 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jul 2 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 9 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 16 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 23 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Jul 30 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 6 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 13 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 20 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 27 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 3 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 10 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 17 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 24 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Oct 1 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Oct 8 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Oct 15 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Oct 22 Marseillan-Le Somail Value

Anjodi
2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 1 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 8 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 15 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 22 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 29 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 6 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 13 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 20 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 27 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 3 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 10 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 17 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 24 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jul 1 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 8 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 15 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 22 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Jul 29 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 5 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 12 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 19 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 26 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 2 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 9 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 16 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 23 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 30 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Oct 7 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Oct 14 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Oct 21 Marseillan-Le Somail Value

2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 1 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 8 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 15 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Apr 22 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Apr 29 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 6 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 13 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
May 20 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
May 27 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 3 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 10 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jun 17 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jun 24 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Jul 1 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 8 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 15 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Jul 22 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Jul 29 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 5 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 12 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Aug 19 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Aug 26 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 2 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 9 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 16 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Sep 23 Marseillan-Le Somail Regular
Sep 30 Le Somail-Marseillan Regular
Oct 7 Marseillan-Le Somail Value
Oct 14 Le Somail-Marseillan Value
Oct 21 Marseillan-Le Somail Value


*Note: Cruise directions and sample itineraries may be in reverse and are subject to change and may depend on bookings and local navigation conditions. Alternate excursions of equal appeal are substituted when needed. For charter cruises special itineraries can be arranged.


The Anjodi's route through the south of France, from Le Somail to Marseillan on the Canal du Midi.
The Anjodi's route through the south of France, from Le Somail to Marseillan on the Canal du Midi. For a more detailed look at the cruise route, view our map of the Canal du Midi.



ANJODI
2017 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE VALUE
Apr 2 thru Apr 29
Jul 23 thru Aug 26
Oct 8 thru Oct 28
REGULAR
Apr 30 thru Jul 22
Aug 27 thru Oct 7
Stateroom (per person, double occupancy)
$4,690
$5,390
Single Occupancy Supplement
$1,700
$1,900
Charter for 6
$32,600
$37,200
Charter for 7
$33,800
$38,600
Charter for 8
$35,000
$40,000
Wine Cruise Charter Supplement
$4,000
$4,000
Golf Supplement (pp w/ 4 players minimum)
$600
$600


Golf cruises include 4 pre booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs.

Wine cruise includes a comprehensive and customisable wine itinerary, an upgrade of all wines
served on board to include more Premier and Grand Cru wines and the services of a professional Wine Guide.


ANJODI
2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE VALUE
Apr 1 thru Apr 28
Jul 22 thru Aug 25
Oct 7 thru Oct 27
REGULAR
Apr 29 thru Jul 21
Aug 26 thru Oct 6
Stateroom (per person, double occupancy)
$4,690
$5,390
Single Occupancy Supplement
$1,700
$1,900
Charter for 6
$32,600
$37,200
Charter for 7
$33,800
$38,600
Charter for 8
$35,000
$40,000


What's Included
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in a cabin with private bath
- Transfers from Narbonne to the barge and return; for charters a location in Narbonne, Beziers, Montpellier or Carcassonne is possible.
- All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Saturday, including one meal at a local restaurant
- All wines with lunches and dinners
- Open bar
- All escorted side-excursions (golf, etc. at additional cost)
- Use of bicycles

What's Not Included
- Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
- Transportation from Paris to Narbonne and return
- Suggested 5-7% gratuity for the crew, to be paid in equivalent Euros to the captain




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