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The Canal Du Midi (Homps To Castelnaudary)

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  • Travel down the 300-year-old Canal du Midi aboard a comfortable, fully-equipped boat, stopping off to explore quaint villages, antique churches and rustic farm houses. This unique cruise allows you to set your own pace and itinerary, selecting from a number of delectable destinations. The hard part is choosing...
  • Enjoy a guided tour through the Cite de Carcassonne, the largest fortified medieval city in Europe. Visit a family-run vineyard in Minervois, where you'll learn about centuries-old farming practices and taste the local tipple
  • Cycle, hike and stroll through scenic countryside, mingle with friendly locals and dine on provincial French cuisine in charming country restaurants. C'est la belle vie
  • Where better to experience life in the slow lane than in the countryside of southern France? Cruise down the canal at walking speed (quite literally the speed at which the canal boats are allowed to travel)
The Canal du Midi (Homps to Castelnaudary) tour starts in Homps and ends in Castelnaudary. The Canal du Midi (Homps to Castelnaudary) is a Sailing, Cruises And Water Actitivies tour that takes 8 days taking you from Homps to Castelnaudary and 2 other destinations in France.

Enjoy a relaxing, peaceful slice of French life on this comfortable journey down the Canal du Midi in the Aude Valley, wedged between the Pyrenees, the Black Mountains and the Mediterranean. Take your time, choose your pace and stops, and linger or move forward as you like through scenic France. From Castelnaudary trace the ancient route of wine merchants south-east, past idyllic medieval villages, the picture-perfect castle town of Carcassonne and the famous vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon wine country. Begin days with a croissant from a local bakery and finish them dining al fresco on the deck of the boat. Drift by castles and churches, hundred-year-old plane trees that cascade over the canal and watch locals challenge each other at petanque. Enjoy the freedom to hop off and explore at anytime – perhaps to cycle around ancient ruins and medieval cities – but with a leader always on hand to help with the boat and guide you in local sightseeing and optional activities. Moor along the canal or in little marinas and gorge yourself on the incredible range of gastronomic delights – not least all the wine and cheese from local markets and vineyards. This laidback trip is the perfect way to explore the south of France.
Day 1 Homps

Day 2-7 Canal du Midi

Day 8 Castelnaudary

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what’s included Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (7 nts)
  • Bicycle, Boat, Private vehicle
Group Leader
  • One group leader will accompany you on this tour. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you to have the best possible trip
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Homps and from Castelnaudary are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this The Canal du Midi (Homps to Castelnaudary) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Homps, France
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Canal du Midi (Homps to Castelnaudary) tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.


Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 250 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 21 June 2017 full payment is required.


For this The Canal du Midi (Homps to Castelnaudary) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Canal du Midi (Homps to Castelnaudary) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 58 days of departure.
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