Enchante Hotel Barge offers Chartered Culinary Cruises
European Waterways has announced the launch of a new Culinary themed charter cruise for 2017 aboard the spacious 8-passenger Enchanté, a stylish double-decker hotel barge cruising the renowned Canal du Midi in Southern France. Enchanté features a demonstration galley that allows guests to see first-hand the culinary skills of the on-board master chef, who expertly prepares gourmet meals using fresh, locally grown ingredients. Culinary Cruises will be available throughout the year from March to October and European Waterways is offering 10% off charter prices for all March – May 2017 departures.
Enchanté cruises the canal between the picturesque villages of Sallèles–d’Aude and Trebes, located in the heart of the famed Languedoc vineyards. In addition to cooking demonstrations on board, Culinary Cruises feature expert wine and food pairings for every meal and a wide assortment of regional cheeses.
Excursions include truffle hunting in the Minervois hills and a visit to a farm famed for its special Petit Gris variety of escargot.
Guests will also visit an olive oil press and a goat cheese farm for private tastings, and enjoy several off-shore lunches, including one at a canal-side culinary school where they will do the cooking themselves to enhance the experience.
“Under the guidance of a master chef, our Culinary Cruises introduce guests to some of the wonderful gastronomic experiences that have always attracted visitors to the South of France,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “We are sure they will prove popular and are currently developing similar itineraries on other hotel barges in our fleet that will take full advantage of the epicurean traditions of each region.”
Culinary Cruises aboard Enchanté start from $38,790, with the 10% off. Prices include all gourmet meals, fine wines, open bar, daily escorted excursions and local transfers.
For more information about pricing, cruise schedules and to request a brochure, visit gobarging.com or call Toll Free 1-877-879-8808.
[Source: European Waterways – Media Relations]
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