Newlyweds can now have a honeymoon experience like no other by choosing to board this luxury cruise through France - where they’ll be the only guests on board.
Luxury canal barge ‘Amour’ offers the ideal venue for a post-wedding getaway: an opulent stateroom with classically romantic decor that loved-up couples can relax in while they glide through the French countryside in total privacy.
Offered by specialist inland boat trip provider French Waterways, the luxury cruise takes couples along the Canal du Midi from Capestang to Carcassonne and is the only 5-star private barge for two in the country.
The itinerary of this honeymoon-perfect cruise is tailored to each couple but highlights include a luxury spa experience and dinner, musicians to serenade during an haute-cuisine dinner and the option of a breathtaking helicopter flight.
Newlyweds will be greeted with a champagne reception when they first board ‘Amour’ and the first of many gourmet meals served by their private chef.
The 6-night experience includes moorings at Ventenac, Homps, Aiguille, Villedubert and Carcassonne where guests will have the opportunity to visit romantic places such as the ancient Abbey at Fontfroide, Carcassonne’s fairy-tale medieval castle and the regional capital Narbonne.
A particular highlight of this honeymoon package is a luxury spa experience and dinner at the Cité de Carcassonne that offers couples the chance to relax and unwind with one another and reflect on the magic of their big day.
Couples will also enjoy being able to join the chef to choose fresh ingredients at a local market, which will then be served to them that evening whilst they’re serenaded by local musicians.
Other romantic excursions on offer include an invitation to the Château de Pennautier where couples have the choice of a wine tasting session in the vineyards of the Lorgeril family or an afternoon exploring the surrounding area in a classic French Citroen 2CV.
Those looking for a unique reminder of their honeymoon can take part in a perfume-making workshop in Narbonne, where they will learn about the fascinating process and leave with a bottle of perfume that will always remind them of their first trip as a married couple.
As a final unforgettable touch, the happy couple have the opportunity to take a flight in a helicopter - weather permitting - and experience stunning views of the canal and Southern French countryside from the sky, weather permitting.
Loved-up couples will be able to recline each evening in their private luxury quarters which are complete with a deep-soak bathtub, loungewear, slippers and dermatological toiletries from Graine de Pastel. There is also a professional crew ready to cater to their every need – a captain, matelot and private chef.
When it comes to their honeymoon, newly-weds deserve a once-in-a-lifetime experience, not a predictable package holiday - and to cruise on ‘Amour’ is the ultimate romantic travel.
A 7-day honeymoon break on the Amour starts from £7260 per person, per week, including all drinks and meals on board and some included excursions. Optional excursions incur additional costs. More information can be found here > https://www.french-waterways.com/boats/amour/