The Perfect Holiday Combination

 THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS UNITED IN A COMBINATION PACKAGE OF A LUXURY BARGE CRUISE AND A STAY IN AN AUTHENTIC CHATEAU TOWER.

René and I have got together with the very charismatic American owners of the Chateau Tower at Ventenac, Peter and Jodi Gaffey, to offer our guests what we feel is just about the most perfect holiday you could wish for. 

4 days and nights cruising along the Canal du Midi at the pace of life in the 16th Century whilst having all the creature comforts of the 21st . Enjoy good food and wine, watch the world slip by and let yourself be pampered  and spoilt . Half a day spent cruising and the other half spent in visits through the beautiful vinyards , villages , markets and chateaux of the Languedoc Roussillon , now known as Occitanie. Plenty of time to relax, read a book , walk, or the cycle the towpaths. you decide what suits you best and your cruise will fit in around your wishes. 

Then 4 days  and nights in La Tour du Chateau,www.latourduchateau.com built on land once owned by Julius Caesar but now fitted out to the highest of standards for your comfort. The changeover is totally stressless as the standard in the Chateau is of the same excellence as aboard Emma. Here you can relax, enjoy a swim in the saltwater pool, have drinks by the summer kitchen overlooking the Pyrennes in the distance.  For food lovers, cookery classes specialising in the Mediterranean diet can be organised. For wine buffs, interesting wine tours and classes are a possibility. For golfers, there is a choice of golf courses you can visit.

 For 8 days you have to worry about absolutely nothing. We will pick you up at the airport, train station or hotel, wine and dine you, entertain you,escort you  around  this wonderful region and at the end of your stay will drop you back off at wherever you need to be to continue with your onward journey.