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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

  • River-view stateroom or suite of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows.
  • Flights from the UK based on London economy.  Regional flights or rail available on request
  • Transfers to the ship from airport/railway station.
  • Elegant dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack).
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water.
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner.
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar.
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles.
  • Complimentary wifi onboard
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director.
  • All port taxes and local taxes.

A full complement of optional excursions are available and may be pre-purchased as discounted packages in advance or on an ad-hoc basis on board.

European River Cruise - Global River Cruising
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 Ètretat

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

or

Full-day excursion to “Fascinating 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 centra Paris, of 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!

You will be taken to the airport for your return flight to the UK

Breakfast

Amadeus Diamond - Chaudebec

The Amadeus Diamond is a 110-metre river cruise ship, fully refurbished for the 2019 season, offering premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, accommodating 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 - French Balcony - Cat B + A Cabin

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 - Cat B + A 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 - Cat B + A Cabin
Amadeus Diamond - Cat C - Lower Deck 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

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
Amadeus Diamond - Cat C-SNG - Lower Deck Single Cabin
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 1Amadeus DiamondParis£1199Late offerCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1199 Was £1399 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1579 Was £1689 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1299 Was £1689 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1819 Was £1979 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1659 Was £2179 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2209 Was £2419 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2589 Was £2849 
Apr 8Amadeus DiamondParis£1199Late offerCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1199 Was £1429 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1579 Was £1719 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1349 Was £1719 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2029 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1849 Was £2219 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2249 Was £2469 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2649 Was £2899 
Apr 29Amadeus DiamondParis£1819Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1639 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1819 Was £1979 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1979 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2369 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2369 Was £2599 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2649 Was £2899 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3129 Was £3439 
Jun 10Amadeus DiamondParis£1969Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1969 Was £2149 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2229 Was £2439 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£2229 Was £2439 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2749 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2689 Was £2949 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3159 Was £3469 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French BalconySold Was £3649 
Jun 17Amadeus DiamondParis£1969Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1969 Was £2149 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2229 Was £2439 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£2229 Was £2439 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2749 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2689 Was £2949 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3159 Was £3469 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319 Was £3649 
Jul 1Amadeus DiamondParis£1969Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1969 Was £2149 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2439 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2439 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2509 Was £2749 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2949 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French BalconySold Was £3469 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319 Was £3649 
Aug 26Amadeus DiamondParis£2229Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2149 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2229 Was £2439 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2439 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2749 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2689 Was £2949 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3159 Was £3469 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319 Was £3649 
Sep 9Amadeus DiamondParis£3159Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2149 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2439 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2439 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2749 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2949 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3159 Was £3469 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319 Was £3649 
Oct 7Amadeus DiamondParis£2409Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2069 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2339 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2339 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2409 Was £2639 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2579 Was £2829 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3019 Was £3319 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3179 Was £3499 
Oct 28Amadeus DiamondParis£1489Save 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1379 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1489 Was £1619 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1619 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £1919 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1919 Was £2099 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2299 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2499 Was £2739 
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 31Amadeus DiamondParis£1359Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1359  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1549  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1819  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1969  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2499  
Apr 14Amadeus DiamondParis£1409Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1409  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1889  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2039  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2279  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2589  
Apr 21Amadeus DiamondParis£1589Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1589  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1809  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2159  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2339  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2619  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2999  
May 19Amadeus DiamondParis£1959Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1959  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2199  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2489  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2659  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319  
Jun 2Amadeus DiamondParis£1959Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1959  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2199  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2489  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2659  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319  
Jun 16Amadeus DiamondParis£1959Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1959  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2199  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2489  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2659  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319  
Jul 14Amadeus DiamondParis£1879Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1879  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2109  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2389  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2969  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3179  
Aug 11Amadeus DiamondParis£1879Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1879  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2109  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2389  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2969  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3179  
Aug 25Amadeus DiamondParis£1959Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1959  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2199  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2489  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2659  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319  
Sep 8Amadeus DiamondParis£1959Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1959  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2199  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2489  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2659  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319  
Sep 15Amadeus DiamondParis£1959Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1959  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2199  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2489  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2659  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3319  
Oct 13Amadeus DiamondParis£1879Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1879  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£2109  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2389  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2969  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3179  
Oct 27Amadeus DiamondParis£1329Save 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1329  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1759  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1909  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2129  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2409  

Flights & transfers included

Flights included are from London – Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details

 


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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.

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