World Journeys | Barging the Canal du Midi

Built three centuries ago, the Canal du Midi skirts the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean before turning inland. It connects ancient villages, Roman fortifications and some of the most famous vineyards. Aboard the Anjodi, you will cruise the canal lined by plane trees and often spanned by old arched bridges. Enjoy a walk or cycle along towpaths and visit Carcassonne, the most complete medieval walled city left in Europe.

Get on board the Anjodi and discover a blend of ancient Gallo-Roman and traditional influences reflected throughout this region of historical importance. Explore this further with your tour guide when you visit the walled city of Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence and Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived.

The cuisine is a delicious combination of both Provencal and traditional flavours. Fresh seafood and regional specialities with the excellent local Corbieres and Minervois wines produce an unforgettable repertoire of meals.

The 300 year old Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, skirts the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through ancient villages, Roman fortifications and famed vineyards. This canal is defined by its beauty, lined with plane trees and crossed by pretty arched bridges. The Mediterranean weather and pace of life is relaxed and lulls you into unwinding as you cruise sedately along.

This is the perfect place for cycling or walking along scenic tow paths, or simply watching the scenery pass by as you relax on deck with a cool drink. In the distance you can see the Pyrenees, whereas closer to hand are the vineyards that stretch for miles around.

This Canal du Midi cruise is aboard the pretty 8 passenger vessel Anjodi, which has been cruising the Canal du Midi for more than 25 years. Anjodi has never been more popular since Rick Stein brought her to the attention of the world in his very successful TV series 'French Odyssey'.

The Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt to navigate the 300 year old Canal du Midi. She has been completely refurbishedin the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, hand-crafted panelling and shining brass, creating a comfortable and charming ambience.

The well planned accommodation offers a choice of four air-conditioned staterooms all with full en-suite facilities and a choice of twin or double bed configuration. The saloon and dining room feature comfortable sofas, books and music, and an always open inclusive bar. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated sunken spa pool, a perfect place to watch the sun set after dinner, during the warm Mediterranean evenings.

Anjodi's highly professional crew of four is comprised of Master Chef, Tour guide and Housekeeper, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region combined with the 8 bikes we provide will allow you to explore the areas you cruise though in as much detail as you desire.


  • 6 nights stateroom accommodation
  • All meals on board catered for by the onboard Master Chef
  • Open bar with a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Transfers
  • Excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Use of bicycles
  • Transfer back to Montpellier at the end of the cruise
per person, twin share fr $7,264* Enquire
per person, single fr $7,264* Enquire
*Terms and Conditions
*T&Cs apply. Prices are pp twin share in NZD unless stated otherwise, and vary depending on month of travel. Prices exclude international flights. Prices are correct as of 4 February 2019 and are subject to change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, but is dependent on availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Further terms & conditions apply, please ask your local helloworld agent for details.
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