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Where have we been on our travels this time?

Zoltan our highly commended Cruise Consultant has once again been on his travels this time with European Waterways.

A Travel Agent’s role usually comes with the privilege that there are opportunities to experience new destinations and discover new offerings in the travel market. This is a great way to live it, believe it and get excited and confident to sell it from the heart.

However it can be said that the more we experience, the higher our expectations become.

Having been fortunate to sail seven seas and see many river waterways, I had a rather high expectation when recently taking a unique European Waterways barge on the Canal du Midi in France.
I have been selling European Waterways barges for years,  but I still could not imagine how it works, why this is so different to river cruising? That is until I got on board the beautiful ANJODI.

The 4 attentive crew members, the captain, the guide, the chef and the boat hostess really come forward to make you feel at home, at ease and have the time of your life for 6 nights sailing through charming little villages, historic towns and spectacular countryside.

Each and every day our chef prepared local dishes designed to your very own tastes and appetite all to an exceptional standard and our hostess paired it with top quality wines from the region. Our guide for our holiday took us in the luxury minivan to the local market, winery and brewery to show us how much they source everything from local suppliers. This personal contribution and connection with local producers creates a  fascinating environment and really makes you feel that this product offering is really one of its kind!
Our captain navigates his beloved de luxe 100 year old motor yacht through the 17th century canal system that was purposely built for merchants delivering goods at the time.
The itinerary is so diverse, nicely set from the foot of the Black Mountain to the seaside oyster lagoon going through some remarkable engineering marvels like „the 7 locks”, the watertunnel, the aqueduct near Bezier and many natural wonders from Le Someil to Marseillan.

All of this and the sheer beauty of the scenery that unfolds is the simple reason that nowadays it has become a favorite spot for holidaymakers to discover the unknown French Savoir Vivre.
I loved every aspect of this very high calibre barging experience, you can do as little or as much as you like, the choice is yours. Take a dip in a whirlpool on the top deck , read a book and let the world go by or hop on a bike and conquer the fortified small hamlets and villages, get to the beach and have a sunset swim,  take an evening walk through the quaint alley style roads and simply immerse yourself in French culture and your surroundings.

Love it! Believe it! If you are inspired, please come to talk to me. I would be pleased to help in arranging your next barge holiday in style. 

 

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