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A Short Break in Paris River Cruise

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 1,396

Experience Paris from a whole new vantage point on this short city break in the French capital. Spend your days exploring famous neighbourhoods like Montmartre before retiring each evening to a river vessel on the Seine, where you can best appreciate the City of Light lit up in all its glory.


This 5-day French river cruise shows you Paris from the waters of the Seine River. It features moderate accommodations aboard a cruise vessel, shared tours, private transfers, and is a great add-on to a longer journey through Western Europe.

On your first night in Paris, you’ll board the MS Botticelli, a 4-star river vessel that affords the highest standards of service from the waters of the Seine. With its 75 spacious cabins, large sundeck, and on-board lounge bar, the Botticelli is a perfect base for a short break in Paris. On your first full day in Paris, you’ll explore the beloved City of Light. First up is a guided coach tour that introduces many of the city’s most famous sights, from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own. Take in one of the many museums or deep-dive into a famous neighbourhood like the Latin Quarter or Trocadero. In the evening, cruise to the business district of La Defense to see the city’s skyscrapers lit up at night.

The next day, enjoy a guided tour of Montmartre, one of Paris’s oldest neighbourhoods, where you’ll visit the stunning Sacre-Coeur Basilica. Enjoy more free time in the afternoon while docked near the Eiffel Tower and then celebrate with a gala dinner that night before cruising along the Seine to appreciate the city lit up at night. On your final full day, disembark the MS Botticelli and spend one more day exploring Paris on your own before heading to the Crazy Horse cabaret that evening to take in a world-famous avant-garde performance.

The next morning, you’ll head to the airport to connect back home or continue to your next destination.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 1,396

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Day 1

Paris

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy a "Titi Parisien" evening.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

MS Botticelli

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    MS Botticelli



    The 360 ft. long and 37 ft. wide cruise ship accommodates 151 passengers in 75 spacious cabins. Wi-Fi on board is available and can be used from the valued passengers. The MS Botticelli starts the cruise on the Seine in Paris, the city of love ...

    The 360 ft. long and 37 ft. wide cruise ship accommodates 151 passengers in 75 spacious cabins. Wi-Fi on board is available and can be used from the valued passengers. The MS Botticelli starts the cruise on the Seine in Paris, the city of love and peace and the capital of France. Even on board you are going to feel this peaceful surrounding with the highest standards of service and food because the MS Botticelli is well known for their highest culinary level.

    Don't forget your sun cream, because on the large sundeck with nice deckchairs you can get easily burned while having your nap after lunch. The on board lounge bar with a dance floor is perfect for a cosy evening.

    Enjoy your Seine river cruise on board the MS Botticelli!

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Gift Shop
    • Lounge Bar
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Paris, sightseeing and La Defense

This morning, join us for a panoramic guided tour of Paris by coach. You'll discover the renowned sights and attractions of this magnificent city. This afternoon, you'll be free to explore Paris on your own.

In December, you'll have a chance to enjoy the many Christmas festivities and attractions in the city.

Enjoy an evening of dancing. Depending on the water level of the river, we may also cruise to the business district of La Defense in the course of the evening.

We'll return to the previous quay (exact docking location to be confirmed 15 days prior to boarding) in Paris.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Paris, Old Montmartre, Paris by night cruise

Join us for a guided tour of the old Montmartre. Located at the very heart of a 19th century village, the Sacre-Coeur Basilica has remained one of the favorite models for all-time painters, sculptors and poets alike.

Enjoy free time in Paris this afternoon. Since we are docked just a few minutes' walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero gardens, and the Invalides is just a little further away, it is easy to visit Paris at your leisure.

Tonight's our gala evening and dinner.

We'll cruise through Paris by night (depending on the water level), floating through the beautifully illuminated city, particularly attractive when viewed from our vantage point on the Seine.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Paris

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

End of our services.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Relais Saint Charles

Located just a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris, the Relais Saint Charles 3-star Hotel invites you to come and enjoy a contemporary and welcoming atmosphere for a holiday stay in the capital near the Eiffel Tower. This hotel provides 38 air-conditioned and sound-proofed rooms. The subway Dupleix is in front of the hotel which allows you to experience Paris freely. You can visit great monuments of Paris by yourself or with a guided tour, open bus or make the cruise on the Seine.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Relais Saint Charles

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    Relais Saint Charles



    Located just a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris, the Relais Saint Charles 3-star Hotel invites you to come and enjoy a contemporary and welcoming atmosphere for a holiday stay in the capital near the Eiffel Tower. This hotel provides ...

    Located just a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris, the Relais Saint Charles 3-star Hotel invites you to come and enjoy a contemporary and welcoming atmosphere for a holiday stay in the capital near the Eiffel Tower. This hotel provides 38 air-conditioned and sound-proofed rooms. The subway Dupleix is in front of the hotel which allows you to experience Paris freely. You can visit great monuments of Paris by yourself or with a guided tour, open bus or make the cruise on the Seine.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Concierge Service
    • Laundry Service
    • WiFi

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Crazy Horse Show + Champagne (8:15pm)

Situated on the prestigious George V Avenue, just a stone's throw away from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees, the Crazy Horse, "Paris's most avant-garde cabaret", has dedicated itself, since 1951, to the creative vision of celebrating the female body. This elegant and sensual experience puts these sophisticated dancers into the spotlight, making the heads turn of everyone around. It is one of the three biggest cabarets in Paris, along with the Moulin Rouge and the Lido. Originally a wine cellar, Crazy Horse's main saloon which is now made up of 12 connecting cellars, welcomed the likes of Charles Aznavour for its debut. Glamorous and irresistible, the cabaret dancers, whose 'Crazy' coloured lips require a total of 300 hundred red lipsticks per year, dazzle the spectators twice per evening, and three times on a Saturday evening. The now legendary number "God save our bareskin", where the dancers are dressed up like the guards of Queen Elizabeth II, has opened the show since 1989. From time to time the cabaret welcomes into its show "exceptional women in and exceptional place": Dita von Teese and Pamela Anderson have been, during a period of several weeks, the special guests for three or four exceptional scenes in the performances. Not like normal intervals between scenes, these attractions aren't your everyday: variety performances, magicians, ventriloquists or Chinese shadow puppets come to and add to the mythical nights in the Crazy Horse Saloon.

Duration1 Hour
Day 5

Paris Hotels to Paris Airport (CDG)

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

2020: Feb 22, 25, 27; Mar 2, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30; Oct 30; Nov 6, 8, 15, 21, 24, 27, 30

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private departure transfer between hotel and airport
  • 1 night moderate accommodations including breakfast in Paris
  • Tickets to Crazy Horse Paris + Champagne
  • 4 day River cruise featuring;
    • All meals
    • Cabin with shower in private bathroom
    • Excursions described in the itinerary
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Assistance from onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
    • Welcome cocktail
    • Gala dinner and welcome cocktail
    • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
    • All port fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers
  • Booking fees
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
  • All drinks not mentioned in the program
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

DP PARCITY4DFR6
24 Mar 2020
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