LUFTNER RIVER CRUISES
& River Seine CRUISE ONLY
7 Nights accommodation aboard Amadeus Diamond
Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
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
Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck)
All port taxes and local taxes
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD ARE PROTECTED BY THE TAANZ BONDING. Prices are Cruise only and include Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Price shown includes 15% early booking discount, and is not a further reduction. Gratuities additional and paid onboard at approx. EUR5-7 per person per day. Based on Category B1 (drop down window) for Danube Christmas Markets 2018, and Category B1 Paris, Normandy & The River Seine. Other dates on request & prices will vary. Must be booked by 31 October 2018. Offer is strictly subject to availability, space is already limited on some departures. Prices are in NZ dollars and subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – credit card prices on application. May not be available on all services and cabin categories, and capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply, please contact Our Cruise for details. Prices were correct as of 08 October 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard Amadeus Diamond.
This week-long cruise aboard the AMADEUS Diamond, which starts and ends in Paris, combines what is probably the most romantic city in the world with a fascinating journey into the past of the Impressionist masters. Follow the footsteps of van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin on this tour along the winding Seine River into Normandy (without doubt one of the most beautiful regions of France), up to Le Havre on the rugged Atlantic coast.
Normandy is also an important part of European history due to events that took place there during the Second World War. Visits to idyllic Normandy villages, the “museum town” of Rouen and the picturesque harbour town of Honfleur are only some of the wonders to be explored on this cruise program.
Highlights of this cruise:
Paris is the capital city of France and every year millions of people come to Paris to marvel at its beauty, savour its exceptional cuisine and indulge in its world-famous shopping. Known as the 'City of Light', Paris benefitted from a huge re modelling program that started in 1852 which gave rise to its current layout, boulevardes, gardens and parks.
The most famous part of Paris is the Champs Elysees, a wide Boulevarde running from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde.
Paris has some of the best know landmarks in the world, apart from the Arc de Triomphe it boasts Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and more. Its great gardens include the Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens.
Divided by the River Seine the City of Paris is relatively easy to enjoy on foot as many of the key landmarks are relatively close to each other. For the bolder tourist Paris now has the ‘Velib’ bike rental system which offers a very cheap and practical way to get around the city.
Le Havre is a city in Normandy, northern France, located on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Seine. It is the cruising gateway to France and the romance of Paris.
Le Havre has been classified as a World Heritage Site since July 2005. The city has one university and a strong sporting heritage, with “Le HAC”, the oldest professional association football club in
The town's finest glory is the Bassin de Commerce where you'll find buildings with tinted glass and the Espace Oscar Niemeyer, a square named after the Brazilian who designed the two controversial cultural centres found here. Le Havre's wide, rocky beach has won the blue flag award for cleanliness twice!
Les Andelys is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France. It lies on the Seine, about 35 km northeast of Évreux. The commune is divided into two parts, Grand-Andely and Petit-Andely.
Attractions in Les Andeleys include the Chateau Gaillard ruins, Petit Andely Saint Sauveur Church, the Grand Andely Notre Dame Collegiate Church and the Sainte Clotilde Miraculous Spring. A walk along the riverside offers beautiful views on the ruined castle Chateau-Gaillard, the old houses of Petit-Andely and the Seine valley.