Unforgettable French Waterways on Your Own Boat

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Escape Kit

  • Seven-Night South France Boating Break for Up to Eight People
  • River Cruisers Fitted with Kitchen, Lounge, and Bathrooms
  • Two Bikes with Boat
  • End Cleaning Included
  • Complimentary Car Transfer to Castlenaudary

It's often said that the gentle pace of a boating holiday is the perfect antidote to the frenetic rhythm of modern day life. Take some time to unwind amongst the glorious waterways in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the South of France courtesy of the waterway experts at Le Boat.

Anyone can enjoy a boating holiday—no experience is necessary. River boats are easy to handle with a steering wheel like a car and simple forward and reverse gears. A pre-departure briefing and demonstration will get you on your way.

The Route

Port Cassafières to Castlenaudary (7 nights)

You take a short walk from charming Port Cassafières and find yourself on the golden sands of the Mediterranean. After a swim and a delicious meal, you and your friends begin your boat hire on the Canal du Midi, heading to quiet villages and bustling Béziers, passing through the famous Fonsérannes Locks, the amazing Tunnel de Malpas, and the impressive fortified stronghold at Carcassonne with its fairytale towers and medieval charm.

Classique Star (four cabins, valid for up to eight people)
October 5 and 12—£1,209 (up to a £2,415 value)

Nautilia (four cabins, valid for up to eight people)
August 9 and 10—£1,795 (up to a £3,175 value)
August 24—£1,709 (up to a £2,965 value)
August 31 and September 7—£1,545 (up to a £2,650 value)

Crusader (three cabins, valid for up to six people)
August 9 and 10—£1,695 (up to a £3,300 value)
August 24—£1,519 (up to a £3,025 value)
August 31 and September 7—£1,385 (up to a £2,705 value)
October 5—£999 (up to a £1,995 value)

The Details

  • A Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) applies to hire—£100 (Nautilia and Crusader) and £125 (Classique Star)
  • The boat is pre-fuelled and payable locally on completion of trip
  • "Discover the legends of the Cathars in Carcassonne, one of Europe’s most impressive medieval cities. Take in the pretty tree lined canal scenery with small villages to explore and a feast of culinary delights to sample each day."


30 day money-back guarantee

Can't find the dates you want? Dog ate your passport? No worries. You have 30 days post-purchase to return your voucher, no questions asked.

the fine print

  • Nautilla Boat: Valid for up to 8 people
  •  Classique Boat: Valid for up to 8 people
  • Crusader boat: Valid for up to 6 people
  •  If the specified boat is not available upon redemption, an upgraded boat will be provided
  • No licenses or experience are required to operate these boat
  • Reservations required and subject to availability - stay must be completed by October 12, 2013
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Boat Damage Protection: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) All customers must pay a non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver, to fully cover your boat if it is returned damaged, or if there is any accidental damage or injury to third parties. The CDW does not cover loss or theft of, or damage to items of boat equipment or inventory. The replacement cost of any items of boat equipment or inventory will be charged separately. This payment is required when booking your cruise - Nautilla and Crusader £100 for 7 day hire, Classique Star £125 for 7 day hire
  • Fuel: Your boat is supplied with a full tank of diesel at the start of your hire and you will not normally need to refuel on route. Fuel is an additional cost which you pay locally at the end of the hire. Fuel charges are calculated on a per litre basis. A fuel deposit is required before you depart. At the end of your hire you will be either be refunded the difference or asked to pay any excess as necessary
  • Conditions of hire: Hirers must be over the age of 18 years. The minimum number of people required to hire a boat is 2 adults. The number of passengers onboard must not exceed the maximum amount of passengers the boat is licensed for (8 Nautilla/Classique and 6 Crusader)
  • Arrival & Return Time: Your boat will be ready to depart for 4:00pm. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. Early Check-in Service is available at additional charge and subject to availability. Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day. Late Check-out Service is available at additional charge and subject to availability
  • Children are very welcome on board the boats. Travel cots for infants can be provided upon request. Life jackets to fit children and adults of are provided on board all boats and it is recommended they are worn, particular by children. However, it is recommended customers provide their own fitted life jackets for children under 2yrs old
  • Offer cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Voucher includes: Seven-Night South France Boating Break for Up to Eight People, River Cruisers Fitted with Kitchen, Lounge, and Bathrooms, Two Bikes with Boat, End Cleaning Included, Complimentary Car Transfer to Castlenaudary
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be applied towards existing reservations
  • Please contact merchant directly to book, within 30 days of voucher-issue, for information on any special assistance required including disabled access - if the merchant's arrangements are not adequate for your requirements, LivingSocial will be happy to issue a refund under our standard cancellation policy
  • Please contact 0844 463 3595 prior to purchase for further information if required
  • Deal price inclusive of VAT
  • Enjoy By date on this voucher cannot be validly extended without the express written endorsement of LivingSocial. Without such written endorsement, any offer by the merchant to extend the Enjoy By date cannot be honoured by LivingSocial in the event that the merchant defaults
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 30, 2013 • Enjoy By September 30, 2013