Canal du Midi Wine Tour

This vineyard tour includes a wine tasting cruise on the Canal du Midi

This varied tour begins with a visit to a local olive oil producer where we learn how the olives are harvested and pressed to produce delicious oils. Languedoc olive oil was famed until the freeze of 1956 when many of the trees died so it is a delight to see this very traditional produce returning to the region.

From the olive mill we take the short drive to the village of Le Somail, one the prettiest ports along the Canal du Midi where we join our boat for a 1 hour private cruise and along the way we will entertain you with a delicious tasting of Languedoc wines and tell you the story of the Canal.

Lunch is always a very important part of our tours and today you will enjoy a 3 course meal in the Minervois countryside made from fresh and local ingredients.

A wonderful Canal du Midi wine tour! If you need more convincing, check out our video:

After lunch we will visit the beautiful village of Minerve where your guide will explain the role this village played in the Cathar crusade which took place over 800 years ago and you will have a little free time to stroll through this bijou village.

Now its time to take the pretty drive through the Occitanie countryside to visit one of the finest wine producers of Minervois wines in the Languedoc where we will enjoy a private tour of the winery and learn how the wines are grown and made. This is followed by a delicious tasting of their expressive wines.

This tour is available as a Scheduled tour every Saturday or as a Private tour any day of the week

The price for a scheduled tour is €145 per person. Private tours prices are dependant on on how many people are in your party as follows:
2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
315 pp 245 pp 200 pp 175 pp 165 pp 155 pp 145 pp

For larger groups please request a quotation.

What’s included:

  • Olive oil tasting
  • Wine tasting cruise on the Canal du Midi
  • Delicious 3 course lunch with wine
  • Winery visit
  • Pickup and transport

How to Book

To reserve a Scheduled tour please select the tour and date you prefer from the choices available at the top right hand side of this page. Our Scheduled tours are for small groups of between 4 and 8 people. When you request a place on a Scheduled tour we will reserve your place and when we have a total of 4 reservations the tour will be confirmed.

To arrange your Private Canal du Midi tour either complete the enquiry form or send an email to wendy@vinenvacances.com and let her know the date or range of dates you are available, how many people are in your party and where you are staying.

At the time of booking we request a €25 deposit per person which is non refundable if your tour is less than 5 days in the future. For more details please read our Terms & Conditions.

Tour Enquiry Form

Please complete the following form to book your Day Tour.


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