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Paris, Normandy & The River Seine

From £1,199 pp

Take one of the most romantic cities in the world, then add a sumptuous river cruiser as your floating home from which to sample its riches – these are just the opening notes of a cruise that will take your breath away. Following the Seine north from Paris, we’ll encounter idyllic towns and landscapes that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Pissarro, and Monet, explore ancient fortifications scarred by centuries of conflict, and even venture to the Beaches of Normandy, where Europe’s last great conflict began its final act.

Returning south, we’ll spend a day and night docked in the City of Light, capping off our journey with a visit to the Louvre and a night time cruise along the Seine.

At every bend of the Seine you’ll find another feast for your senses; cathedrals and apple-brandy Calvados, camembert and Crusaders, chateaux and fishing villages, gardens and Gothic masterpieces. Best of all, after conquering Normandy, you will end triumphantly in the heart of enchanting Paris, with a day and night designed to show you all the highlights of this most dazzling of capitals.

What’s included On Board

  • Flights from London or Eurostar standard rail.  Regional flights and upgrades available on request
  • Overseas transfers
  • Outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks
    with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Optional excursions are available from £13pp.  Pre-book a package in the UK and save 15%.

 

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Seine - The cathedral of Rouen in France
Day 1 - Paris, France

This afternoon, embark the vessel from 4pm, and get
settled into your cabin.

This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

Departure 8pm

 

Dinner

Day 2 - Conflans

Arrive in Conflans, at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine. Visit the little town of Auvers-sur-Oise, an inspiration to many of the famous Impressionist masters, including Cezanne, Pissarro and Daubigny.

The most famous of these artists is Vincent van Gogh,whose final resting place is located here. Visit Auberge Ravoux, where Van Gogh painted close to 80 canvases, which are a vivid reflection of life in the village.

In the afternoon,take a walk on your own to discover Conflans. Regarded as the French capital of shipping,this town is home to a 17th century castle standing within the municipal park and housing the Museum of Shipping.

Take in the breathtaking view from the Park of the Priory
over the Seine and the castle of Prieuré.

Optional Excursion:

Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise

Day 2 - Conflans

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Rouen

This morning we reach Rouen, often called the “Ville musée” (Museum Town). If you enjoy museums, visit one of the many art, history, and antiquities museums scattered through the city.

Visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th-century stained glass windows. See the “Gros Horloge”, the astronomical clock, and the Parliament of Normandy.

Also in Rouen is the “Place du Vieux Marché”, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.

This afternoon venture down the romantic “Abbey Trail” for a view of countless churches, castles, and abbeys.

Optional Excursions:

Rouen walking tour

Excursion along the “Abbey Trail”

Day 3 - Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Le Harve

Although the harbour of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy.

Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations, which have inspired many well known artists.

Nearby, is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbour town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Optional Excursions:

Excursion to Etretat

Excursion to Honfleur

Day 4 - Le Harve

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Caudebec en Caux

Today, visit some of the most important places in recent history – the Normandy landing beaches. See Ponte du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American military cemetery in Colleville, and the remains of the artificial harbour in Arromanches.

If you prefer, explore the rural you can explore the rural charms of the Normandy region.

Visit the historic towns of Caen and Bayeux, following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, and the subsequent King of England. Discover the richness of Calvados and the famous cheese of Pont l’Évêque.

Optional Excursions:

Full-day excursion to the D-day landing beaches of Normandy

Full-day excursion to “Fascintating Normandy” with lunch

Day 5 - Caudebec en Caux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Les Andelys/Vernon/Poissy

Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one time home to Richard the Lionheart.

Relax in town or venture farther afield to nearby Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet, until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings and vivid flora, were inspiration for some of his most famous works.

Return to the ship in Vernon for lunch. Round off your Normandy experience with a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Originally a small hunting lodge, the palace was extended to its current size by the “Sun King” Louis XIV. and is now one of Europe’s largest palaces.

Onboard, the Captain’s Gala Dinner is a wonderful finish to a fantastic day.

Optional Excursions:

Excursion to Chateau Gaillard and Giverny

Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

Day 6 - Les Andelys/Vernon/Poissy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Paris

In the early morning, it is once more “Bienvenue” to the French capital. Explore the sights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the bustling Champs-Élysées. Another interesting area to explore is quirky artists’ district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris.

On your last evening, enjoy an illuminated Paris from the ship or the streets, where you can fully see the “City of Lights” in all her glory.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Paris

Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district

Paris by night: Illuminated cruise on the Seine

Day 7 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Paris

After breakfast we bid you “adieu” and hope to see you again soon!

Breakfast

Amadeus Diamond in Paris

The Amadeus Diamond is a 110-meter cruise ship built in 2009, and fully refurbished for the 2019 season, offers you premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, offering accommodation for up to 146 passengers.

Your culinary wishes will be attended to by our on-board Panorama-Restaurant, as well as by the Panorama-Bar, located above it, where you can sit back and relax in the lounge. All the on-board amenities are up to the customary high Amadeus standard, and you can enjoy lounging on the spacious Sun Deck with its Lido Bar, or you can unwind with a good book in the quiet and comfortable Amadeus Club. Regardless of what you choose to do, you will feel at home on board with us!

Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Amadeus Diamond Panorama Bar

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• Amadeus-Club with Internet station
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard and Putting Green
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry service
• Complimentary bicycles onboard
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites, all fully refurbished for 2019, and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

62 classic staterooms at a comfortable 161 ft², most with French balconies, and 12 spacious suites at 237 ft² which enjoy a lounge area and floor to ceiling glass doors with french balcony.

French Balcony Suites

237 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Diamond Suite
Amadeus Diamond French Balcony Cabin

A-1 Staterooms

161.5 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1 & B-4 Staterooms

161.5 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Diamond French Balcony Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

161 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

These staterooms have been fully refurbished for 2019 and decor will be as the Cat B & A staterooms above.

 

C-SNG Staterooms

107.5 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Single bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Why Choose This Cruise?

A round-trip from Paris works very well with direct Eurostar services from London.

Austrian family hospitality makes cruising a relaxed affair. Excursions can be added ad hoc to allow more independent exploration and free time for you.
A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 3 AAmadeus DiamondParis£1279Save 25%, No Solo Sup.Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windowssold Was £1359 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1279 Was £1629 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1629 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1499 Was £1899 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1639 Was £2099 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£1819 Was £2299 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2129 Was £2759 
Apr 17Amadeus DiamondParis£1279Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1279 Was £1389 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1539 Was £1669 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1719  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1819 Was £1989 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1989 Was £2179 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2219 Was £2429 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2609 Was £2869 
Apr 24Amadeus DiamondParis£1439Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1439 Was £1559 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1729 Was £1889 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1949  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2069 Was £2259 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2269 Was £2489 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2539 Was £2789 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3009 Was £3299 
Jun 5Amadeus DiamondParis£1909Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1909 Was £2089 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2149 Was £2369 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£2439  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2439 Was £2669 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2609 Was £2869 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3069 Was £3369 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3229 Was £3549 
Jun 19Amadeus DiamondParis£1909Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1909 Was £2089 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2149 Was £2369 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£2439  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2439 Was £2669 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2609 Was £2869 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3069 Was £3369 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3229 Was £3549 
Jun 26Amadeus DiamondParis£1909Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1909 Was £2089 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2149 Was £2369 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£2439  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2439 Was £2669 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2609 Was £2869 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3069 Was £3369 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3229 Was £3549 
Sep 4Amadeus DiamondParis£1909Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1909 Was £2089 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2149 Was £2369 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£2439  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2439 Was £2669 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2609 Was £2869 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3069 Was £3369 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3229 Was £3549 
Sep 11Amadeus DiamondParis£1879Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1879 Was £2089 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2129 Was £2369 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£2409  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2409 Was £2669 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2579 Was £2869 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3039 Was £3369 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3119 Was £3549 
Oct 23Amadeus DiamondParis£1199Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1199 Was £1299 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1409 Was £1539 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1589  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1669 Was £1829 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1829 Was £1999 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2009 Was £2199 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2389 Was £2629 

For 2019 Amadeus River cruise all prices includes flights
Flights included are from London
Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details


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