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Tango: Luxury Canal Cruise in France On The Canal du Midi Cruise In the South of France On the Canal du Midi in 2017 and on the Garonne And Dordogne Rivers In the Bordeaux Region in 2018 Aboard the Deluxe Hotel-Barge TANGO


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). NEW CRUISE IN BORDEAUX FOR 2018! The 8-passenger Tango will be cruising on the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers in the Bordeaux wine region in 2018 after finishing its cruises on the Canal du Midi in 2017. A barge cruise on Tango means relaxed luxury plus a chance for personal contact with a stimulating local culture. Each day will be a flowing experience of cruising for a few hours and sightseeing excursions in the air-conditioned minivan, visiting historic sites, shopping at open air markets, and enjoying wine tastings. While the barge cruises at a leisurely pace, take in the countryside from Tango's Provencal-tiled deck, sip on a glass of locally produced wine, and relax while the chef prepares your next delicious meal. An English-speaking crew of four pampers you the week long. We have cruised on the Tango on the Canal du Midi and enjoyed its outstanding cuisine and beautiful accommodations and look forward to visiting it on its new route in Bordeaux in 2018.

In 2018, soak in all the gourmet luxury, historic charms, and postcard-worthy scenery of the French countryside as you cruise the meandering waters of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers in the fabled French wine region of Bordeaux. During your cruise week, a portion of each day is spent navigating aboard Tango, with the remainder of the day on a guided excursion ashore. Tango's experienced tour guide tailors the week's excursions to match your interests. Excursions and activities include wine-tasting, vineyard bike rides, picnics along the Atlantic coast, shopping, antiques, museums, farmers' markets, and even visits to see prehistoric cave paintings. A cruise on Tango offers an ever-changing scenery of vineyards, picturesque villages, ancient ruins, and spectacular views, with tranquil moorings for each evening.

In 2017 the Tango is cruising on the Canal du Midi from the ancient Phoenician seaport town of Marseillan into the heart of the Minervois wine region, mooring in the picturesque canal village of Le Somail. Highlights include a visit to the historic walled city of Carcassonne, the medieval Cathar village of Minerve and the covered market in Narbonne.

Tango's large salon, with soft leather sofas, fully-stocked bar, and dining table, is the perfect space for relaxing, meeting for morning coffee and croissants, or enjoying after-dinner drinks and conversation. Large brass portholes and opening skylights throughout the vessel provide fresh circulating air and light. French art deco fixtures, and rich teak wall panelling recreate the atmosphere of a 1930's French passenger liner. There's even a piano, in case anyone feels like playing.

The Captain's cabin has its own entrance onto the main deck, and is exquisitely fitted with the original mahogany paneling and cabinets. It features a separate bedroom with king-size bed, dressing room and ensuite bath with a classic claw-foot tub. The Van Gogh cabin is at Tango's bow and can be made up with twin or queen beds. The ensuite bathroom features glazed lava vanity and sink and hand made Provençal tiles in sunny, warm colors. The Renoir and Cezanne Cabins sit opposite each other, on Tango's port and starboard with twin or queen beds and ensuite bathrooms with Provencal tiles.

Tango has ample space on deck to enjoy the outdoors. The main deck is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine while cruising, as you watch the countryside gliding by. There is a spa, as well, to melt your cares away while attaining a state of total relaxation. Lunch and dinner are served al fresco on the canopied dining terrace, where the peaceful surroundings provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the gourmet cuisine prepared by your on-board chef. Top-quality touring bicycles are available should you wish take a ride into the countryside.

Tango's on-board chef specializes in " cuisine de terroir, " using only the freshest locally sourced meats, seafood, fish, and produce prepared using traditional methods and recipes unique to the region. Cuisine served aboard Tango focuses on the rich culinary tradition of the Bordeaux area. A moderate climate provides sun ripened fruits, vegetables, olive oil and herbs, while the robust traditional fare of the Southwest offers foie gras, duck and tender lamb. A fantastic choice of fine cheeses and hand-selected wines of the Bordeaux region complete each meal. Tango's owner, Daniel Sak, graduate of the French National Cooking School in Beaune, Burgundy, designs all menus and oversees sourcing of ingredients, and selection of wines served onboard Tango. Tango's onboard chefs welcome passengers with a strong interest in cooking and are happy to share recipes, techniques and philosophy on fine dining.


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Dining Aboard The Tango 2018:
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Cuisine served aboard Tango focuses on the rich culinary tradition of the Bordeaux area. A moderate climate provides sun ripened fruits, vegetables, olive oil and herbs, while the robust traditional fare of the Southwest offers foie gras, duck and tender lamb. A fantastic choice of fine cheeses and hand-selected wines of the Bordeaux region complete each meal. All of the meals prepared on board Tango are made with garden market produce bought daily, the best quality meats and poultry from area farms, and fresh Atlantic seafood and fish.

BREAKFAST:
Each morning risers are greeted by a smiling hostess serving freshly squeezed orange juice, warm freshly baked baguettes and croissants from the boulangerie, locally homemade jams, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, café au lait, decaf or regular coffee, teas, hot chocolate and eggs for protein breakfasts.

LUNCH:
Wonderful salads, soufflés, quiches, charcuterie, soups, barge-made fresh pasta, pizzas and tartes are prepared along with specialties from the farmer's markets such as the olive and cheese 'cakes'. The fish mongers provide seafood for paella, monk fish, mussel bourride and seafood spaghetti. Cheese platters complete the mid day feast and of course, the choice of chilled rosé, white and red wines.

DINNER:
Each evening an entrée featuring seasonal produce and local delicacies will be a light and delicious mise en appetit to enhance your appetite. Hearty and flavorful main courses, dressed up and served in fine style, either alfresco on deck or on candlelit tables, making each evening a slow-paced, romantic culinary delight. Desserts are composed of the great French classics, rich and divine.

SAMPLE WINE LIST
During your cruise you will have the occasion to visit some of the Chateau wine domaines of the vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Each meal will introduce you to Bordeaux's fine red and white wines, each matched with the dishes prepared by your chef. You'll deguste selections of the Médoc, St-Estèphe, Pomerol, Pauillac, and Margaux appellations found within the Bordeaux region. There is also sparkling Cremant de Bordeaux, served as a chilled aperitif.


Passenger Comments:


Simply great. Best vacation ever. It could not have been better. The high points were the Tango....Carcassonne ....the visit to the winery and lunch there that day.
B.G. DE, USA, August 2016

The barge was beautiful and very well maintained. The crew were terrific and were always ready to help and be of service. The canal is amazing, beautiful scenery. Fun side trips. We had the best cabin on the Tango. It was the Van Gogh. I highly recommend it. All the excursions were fun and interesting. We especially liked the walled cities (Carcassonne) and the wine tasting where we fired the mussels.
B.& D.M. NM, USA, May 2016

Fantastic. The barge itself is unique, historically preserved with care by the owner/captain who takes prides in his craft. His crew of three plus additional support staff at some moorings were friendly, helpful and clearly long-time friends of the captain. The experience was homey with staff going out of their way to please. Daytrips were fun, historical, tailored tour interests. The day in the country at the old wine cellar with lunch in the garden was a highlight. After many trips to France, we have more of an understanding and appreciation for the country, people and values after this experience. the excursions were fun. Enthusiastic, charming guide who was fantastic at caring for us, especially some of our infirmities. More history next time. Carcasonne, Narbonne, etc. were fascinating. Hogh points were the time cruising on the water itself. Excursions, the historic villages, the day at the winery. Overall ambience, the crew. The wine. Getting to know the staff on more than a superficial level. We all say it is the trip of a lifetime. Great way to explore a small region of France, the Languedoc. Leisurely pace.
C.K. MA, USA, May 2014

Exceeded our already high expectations. Did not want to leave the barge to continue our trip:) We will barge again in the future but the standard set by Daniel on the Tango will be hard to meet. Daniel had made great wine selections for the season, our chef Steve was passionate, creative and outstanding. Seamlessly accommodated Dianne's vegetarian needs. Service was personal and delightful. Let us make ourselves at home.... outstanding. High points were the wine tasting with Xavier, visiting Daniel's new vineyard and spending one day on the barge by ourselves as the others went on an excursion... what a blissful day!
M.B. & D.C, GA, USA, May 2014

It exceeded our expectations. The barge itself was absolutely beautiful in every detail, and very comfortable. The captain (Daniel) was experienced and capable, and the chef (Tony) was excellent. Chris was an exceptionally knowledgeable and interesting tour guide, and kept things running smoothly. Angie and Helen were very professional, competent, warm, and lovely, and provided fabulous service in every respect. The excursions were fun, and were just enough to provide an interesting experience each day, while leaving plenty of time for relaxing. We also enjoyed biking along the canal, and sitting on board watching the scenery. We received very accurate and detailed information about the trip from Special Places Travel as well as reliable recommendations.
M.D.& J.F., MD, USA, June 2013

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Canal du Midi
Marseillan to Le Somail
April 2-June 17, Sept. 3-Oct. 28, 2017

A cruise on Tango offers an ever-changing scenery of vineyards, picturesque villages, ancient ruins, and spectacular views to the Pyrenees, with tranquil moorings for each evening.

About The Canal du Midi
The magnificent tree-lined Canal du Midi is Paul Riquet's engineering wonder, completed in 1681 to link the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean, bypassing the long passage around Spain. To preserve the beauty of this masterpiece, UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site in 1996.  From the sun deck you can appreciate the graceful olive-shaped locks, unique to this canal, which enable us to climb up and down the hilly terrain of the Languedoc-Roussillon. All along the canal, impressive stone bridges and aqueducts reflect the handsome Versailles architectural style of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Our week long cruises take place on two beautiful stretches of this historic canal. In the early Spring and Fall we have chosen to stay close to the sunnier Mediterranean coast to enable the guests to enjoy more outdoor dining. This cruise takes you from the ancient Phoenician seaport town of Marseillan into the heart of the Minervois wine region, mooring in the picturesque canal village of Le Somail.
In summer, we have chosen the Lauragais, for uncrowded peaceful cruising under the shaded avenues of the famous sycamore trees. Colorful vistas of sunflower fields in full bloom, and quiet back-road visits to farmers' markets, as well as Carcassonne in mid week make this an exceptional cruise.

In both areas, an ever-changing scenery of vineyards, spectacular views to the Pyreneess, and pretty villages are on each day's cruise route. Tranquil moorings are the setting for each evening's enjoyment. Our sample itineraries will give you an idea of each day's perfect blend of touring and cruising. Any private charter itinerary can be tailored to the group's special interests in wine, food, history, art, and more. Please note that the route reverses on alternate weeks.

Every week will include an open air market, wine tasting, one lunch at the Narbonne les halles market and one delicious cassoulet in order to taste regional cuisine. All of the other lunches and dinners will be prepared by your personal chef on board from fresh produce acquired locally. There are many destinations of interest, not all of which are included on the sample itinerary below but which are within the cruise area. Guests may participate in the choice for tailor made daily excursions, escorted by our tour guide.

Sunday - Marseillan
Your tour guide picks you up in Beziers and brings you to the barge moored on the edge of the Mediterranean in Marseillan port, the St. Tropez of the Languedoc. This romantic setting welcomes you to enjoy a champagne reception and your first wonderful dinner on board.

Monday - Marseillan to Portiragnes
First a visit to the renowned Noilly Prat vermouth cellars, then we stock up with fresh oysters from the growers, and the barge sets off to cruise across the Etang de Thau to enter the Canal du Midi. The canal cuts through the Camargue protected wildlife park where pink flamingos, black bulls and white horses are at home. A variety of wild birds provide a backdrop to your evening meal on deck.

Tuesday - Portiragnes to Fonserannes Locks
Excellent biking and walking opportunities during this morning's cruise towards the aqueduct and seven staircase locks of Beziers, the most exciting of Paul Riquet's engineering feats. After ascending the locks, a picturesque drive through the Picpoul vineyards to visit the medieval town of Pezenas. Private hotels de ville of magnificent architecture, tales of kings, counts and ladies, and Moliere's legacy make this a favorite visit.

Wednesday - Fonseranne to Regismont le Haut
This morning's visit is to Narbonne, once Roman capital of the region, now a bustling and attractive town, has something for all visitors. Some will want to visit the Cathedral and cloisters, some the designer boutiques, but all will want lunch at the 100 year old covered Les Halles market. Chilled white wine, a fresh seafood platter, and whatever fish or meat you want grilled along with homemade frites and salad will make an unforgettable lunch. A relaxing afternoon cruise completes a perfect day.

Thursday - Regismont le Haut to Pigasse

The morning begins with a drive up to the ancient village of Minerve, offering panoramic views and a chance to learn the history of the Cathars. This is followed by a visit to L'Oulibo, our local gold medal-winning olive mill. After nibbling bread dipped in different oils and tasting olives, everyone will be ready for a glass of wine or two. Xavier awaits at his nearby chateau vineyard for roasted mussels and a private wine tasting. The smallest arched bridge on the canal is just barely big enough for Tango to squeeze through to enjoy a few hours of cruising.

Friday - Pigasse to Le Somail
Today you visit Carcassonne to discover Europe's largest medieval fortress city. Guests enjoy the historical tour as well as browsing the many interesting shops. You are invited out to lunch for a succulent cassoulet of duck confit and white beans, at the Auberge des Lices before heading back to the barge. An afternoon cruise takes you to the most picturesque canal side village of Le Somail with art galleries and France's most famous second hand bookshop. The chef and crew will host your farewell dinner.

Saturday - Le Somail
After breakfast your tour guide will take you to the pre-arranged departure point for the continuation of your journey.

On alternate weeks the cruise will run from Carcassonne to Beziers.  Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Canal du Midi
Le Somail to Carcassonne
June 18 - September 2, 2017

A cruise on Tango offers an ever-changing scenery of vineyards, picturesque villages, ancient ruins, and spectacular views of the Pyrenees, with tranquil moorings for each evening.

About The Canal du Midi
The magnificent tree-lined Canal du Midi is Paul Riquet's engineering wonder, completed in 1681 to link the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean, bypassing the long passage around Spain. To preserve the beauty of this masterpiece, UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site in 1996.  From the sun deck you can appreciate the graceful olive-shaped locks, unique to this canal, which enable us to climb up and down the hilly terrain of the Languedoc-Roussillon. All along the canal, impressive stone bridges and aqueducts reflect the handsome Versailles architectural style of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Our week long cruises take place on two beautiful stretches of this historic canal. In the early Spring and Fall we have chosen to stay close to the sunnier Mediterranean coast to enable the guests to enjoy more outdoor dining. This cruise takes you from the ancient Phoenician seaport town of Marseillan into the heart of the Minervois wine region, mooring in the picturesque canal village of Le Somail.
In summer, we have chosen the Lauragais, for uncrowded peaceful cruising under the shaded avenues of the famous sycamore trees. Colorful vistas of sunflower fields in full bloom, and quiet back-road visits to farmers' markets, as well as Carcassonne in mid week make this an exceptional cruise.

In both areas, an ever-changing scenery of vineyards, spectacular views to the Pyreneess, and pretty villages are on each day's cruise route. Tranquil moorings are the setting for each evening's enjoyment. Our sample itineraries will give you an idea of each day's perfect blend of touring and cruising. Any private charter itinerary can be tailored to the group's special interests in wine, food, history, art, and more. Please note that the route reverses on alternate weeks.

Every week will include an open air market, wine tasting, one lunch at the Narbonne les Halles market and one delicious cassoulet in order to taste regional cuisine. All of the other lunches and dinners will be prepared by your personal chef on board from fresh produce acquired locally. There are many destinations of interest, not all of which are included on the sample itinerary below but which are within the cruise area. Guests may participate in the choice for tailor made daily excursions, escorted by our tour guide.

Sunday - Le Somail
Your tour guide picks you up in Beziers and brings you to the barge moored in the most picturesque village of Le Somail. After a champagne welcome cruise, you will enjoy your first wonderful dinner on board.

Monday - Le Somail to Pech Laurier Lock
To start the day, a five minute drive to the local olive oil mill of L'Oulibo. Established in the 1930's, this is now a thriving and dynamic producer of gold medal winning varieties of olives and their oil. Learn about olive cultivation, olive oil production, and taste several varieties that you can enjoy on board. A very memorable visit to Xavier's chateau for a private wine tasting and aperitif of charcuterie and roast mussels over an open fire. The afternoon offers hours of peaceful cruising with panoramic views of the Pyrenees.

Tuesday - Pech Laurier Lock to Jouarrez Lock
Today begins with the open air morning street market of Olonzac, vibrant and full of local organically grown produce; fresh strawberries, peaches, asparagus, salads, and delicious local cheeses, all for you to choose from with the chef. He'll take the goods back to the barge and start making lunch while you head up to the historical Cathar village of Minerve. Exciting cruising, with double and triple staircase locks, enable passengers to easily disembark to walk or bike alongside the barge. The evening's mooring, in the midst of vineyards with views to the distant 'black mountains' to the North, is a perfect setting to enjoy dining on deck.

Wednesday - Jouarrez to Les Aiguilles Lock
This morning the visit is to the historical village of Lagrasse, nestled in the Corbieres hills. A spectacular 10th century Benedictine monastery provides a backdrop to this charming circular village, where you will enjoy an antiques shop, art and pottery galleries and a wine tasting of the Corbieres fruity wines.  Back to the barge for 'feet up' relaxing while cruising to the evening mooring by our favorite lock keeper, Joel the sculptor, best to discover his mischievous and fun work yourselves

Thursday - Aiguilles to Millepetit

Today's visit is to Narbonne, once the Roman capital of the region. Discover the contrast between old and new, from the impressive cathedral to vibrant pedestrian shopping streets, on what was once the Via Dometia. Everyone's favorite part is the les Halles covered market. Here you will lunch on local delicacies, such as an oyster and seafood platter or grilled duck and french fries, accompanied by local wines. Back to the barge to enjoy another great afternoon's cruising.

Friday - Millepetit to Carcassonne

In the morning, the tour guide will whisk you up to the cité, the largest Medieval fortress town in Europe. As well as being steeped in the fascinating history of this unique historic site, walking the cobbled streets will give you the appetite to enjoy the famous cassoulet. An afternoon cruise with pretty locks will bring you into the port of 'modern' three hundred year old Carcassonne in time for some downtown shopping before your farewell dinner on board.

Saturday - Carcassonne
After breakfast your tour guide will take you to the pre-arranged departure point in Beziers for the continuation of your journey.  On alternate weeks the cruise will run from Carcassonne to Le Somail.  Note:  This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. 

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Bordeaux
Bordeaux Wine Country Discovery Cruise
April 8-Oct. 28, 2018

Cruising in Bordeaux for 2018! A cruise on Tango offers an ever-changing scenery of vineyards, picturesque villages, ancient ruins, and spectacular views, with tranquil moorings for each evening.

Aboard the Tango
Soak in all the gourmet luxury, historic charms, and postcard-worthy scenery of the French countryside as you cruise the meandering waters of the Garonne and Dordogne in the fabled French wine region of Bordeaux. During your cruise week, a portion of each day is spent navigating aboard Tango, with the remainder of the day on a guided excursion ashore. Tango's experienced tour guide tailors the week's excursions to match your interests. Follow the wine-focused itinerary described below, or opt for activities like golf, kayaking, hot-air ballooning, vineyard bike rides, shopping, antiques, airplane tours, and even visits to see prehistoric cave paintings during your enchanting week on the water.

Sunday - Bordeaux
Your tour guide picks you up from your pre-arranged meeting point in Bordeaux and brings you to Barge Tango, where you're welcomed aboard with a festive glass of champagne. An evening cruise and romantic evening mooring await, as you settle into your spacious and comfortably appointed cabin. Relax on deck over hors d'oeuvres, then sit down to a meal of modern French cuisine prepared by Tango's on board chef.

La Cité du Vin Museum in Bordeaux
La Cité du Vin Museum

Château Margaux
Château Margaux

Arachon Bay
Arachon Bay on the Atlantic Seacoast

The largest sand dune in Europe
Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe

Monday - Bordeaux City to Medoc
Set off in the morning for a slow-paced and scenic cruise, mooring just outside Bordeaux's celebrated Cité du Vin. This unique cultural facility brings wine to life through immersive, sensory exhibits, all housed within an evocative modern architectural setting. The tour wraps up with a tasting in the elegant Belvedere room on the eighth floor, with a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding landscape. With your appetite whetted, head back to the barge to linger over lunch prepared from market-fresh, regional produce. Keep your camera handy for the afternoon's leisurely cruise to Médoc, where you'll hop off Tango for wine-tasting at the world-renowned Château Margaux, Return to Tango, admiring the beautiful châteaux along the route, and relax over dinner featuring fresh takes on classic French cuisine.

Tuesday - Medoc to Blaye
Leave the rolling hills of wine country behind for a trip to the sparkling Atlantic seaside and Arachon Bay. A motorboat whisks you out across the dazzling blue waters of the estuary for up-close views of working oyster farms and the striking Dune du Pilat, a massive mountain of sugar-white sand rising above the pines. Back onshore, you're treated to a "dejeuner sur l'herbe" as you enjoy the classic country pastime of picnicking, complete with a round of freshly shucked oysters. Head back to Tango for a cruise across the Gironde Estuary to the ancient village of Blaye, where your evening's mooring is just a stone's throw from the stone ramparts of the UNESCO-listed citadel. Dinner is served under the romantically lit canopy on deck.

Wednesday - Blaye to Libourne
In the morning, delve into the area's centuries' worth of history with a guided tour of Blaye. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this riverfront village features an impressive 17th-century citadel and fascinating military history. Scope out the architectural treasures in town, and venture out to the prehistoric caves of Pair-Non-Pair-undiscovered until 1881, this subterranean site contains engravings of animals that are among the oldest in the world. Back on the Tango, savor lunch as you cruise through the afternoon to Libourne. Moored at the foot of the town's 14th-century clock tower, evening brings a deck-side tasting of fine local Pomerol wines before you sit down to dinner.

Thursday - Libourne to St. Emilion to Bourg

Set off in the morning with Tango's chef for a stroll into Libourne for market day. Roam among stalls heaped with seasonal produce, local meats and cheeses, and gourmet specialties as you help to select items to take back to the barge for lunch. In the afternoon, make your way through the chateau-dotted countryside to the alluring medieval village of St. Emilion, whose picturesque charms are only matched by the quality of the wines produced here. Discover the wines cultivated in this magical hilltop town during a tasting, and then meet up with Tango as it cruises toward the fairytale village of Bourg, an idyllic setting to moor for dinner.

Friday - Bourg to Bordeaux City
Gain special insight into the wine making processes and techniques employed in Bordeaux with a visit to a cooperage, where traditional barrels are crafted from fragrant French oak. Watch artisans at work using centuries-old practices to form the barrels, and learn about the importance of everything from shape to materials in wine production. Return to Tango for lunch and a leisurely cruise to your final mooring in Bordeaux. Toast your time aboard Tango and end your week on a high note with a special festive dinner prepared by the chef.

Saturday - Bordeaux
Depart Barge at approx 10am. After breakfast the tour guide will take you to the pre-arranged departure point for the continuation of your journey.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.



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

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

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

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

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 22 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jul 29 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 5 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 12 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 19 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 26 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 2 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 9 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 16 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 23 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 30 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 7 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 14 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 21 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 28 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular

2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 8 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Apr 15 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Apr 22 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Apr 29 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
May 6 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
May 13 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
May 20 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
May 27 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jun 3 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jun 10 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jun 17 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jun 24 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jul 1 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jul 8 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jul 15 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 22 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Jul 29 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 5 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 12 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 19 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Aug 26 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 2 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 9 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 16 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 23 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Sep 30 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 7 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 14 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 21 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular
Oct 28 Bordeaux-Bordeaux Regular

*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 Tango's route in the Bordeaux of France, along the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers.

The Tango's route through the south of France, from Le Somail to Marseillan on the Canal du Midi.
The Tango's route through the south of France, from Le Somail to Marseillan on the Canal du Midi and on the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers in Bordeaux. For a more detailed look at the cruise routes, view our map of the Canal du Midi, Garonne River and the Dordogne River.



TANGO
2017 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Apr 2 thru Oct 28
Cezanne cabin, per person, double occupancy
$5,200
Renoir cabin, per person, double occupancy
$5,200
Van Gogh cabin, per person, double occupancy
$5,500
Captain's Suite, per person, double occupancy
$5,500
Single Occupancy Supplement
$1,500
Charter for 4
$22,000
Charter for 6
$33,000
Charter for 8
$42,400


TANGO
2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Apr 8 thru Nov 3
Cezanne cabin, per person, double occupancy
$4,800
Renoir cabin, per person, double occupancy
$4,800
Van Gogh cabin, per person, double occupancy
$5,100
Captain's Suite, per person, double occupancy
$5,100
Single Occupancy Supplement
$1,500
Charter for 4
$20,800
Charter for 6
$30,000
Charter for 8
$39,600


What's Included for 2017
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in cabins with private baths
- Transfers from Beziers to the barge and return
- All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, through breakfast on Saturday, including two meals at a local restaurant chosen by the captain (alcoholic beverages not included at the restaurant)
- All wines on board with lunches and dinners
- Open bar on board
- All escorted side-excursions
- Use of bicycles

What's Included for 2018
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in cabins with ensuite bathroom
- Transfers from Bordeaux to the barge and return
- All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, through breakfast on Saturday
- All wines with lunches and dinners on board
- Open bar on board
- All escorted side-excursions
- Use of bicycles

What's Not Included
- Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
- Air or train transfers from Paris to the cruise area and return
- Suggested minimum 5% gratuity for the crew, to be paid to the captain in equivalent euros

- Trip cancellation insurance 


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Last Update: September 18, 2017