3 night cruise on the Raymonde barge on a discovery tour of the famous, prestigious sites of Paris and their history
|DATE||February to April 2017|
|PRICE||From €959 pp|
A discovery tour of the famous, prestigious sites of Paris and their history. Panoramic tours of the capital city and visit to the covered walkways still with their original charm. Visit the famous Saint Germain des Prés district, with a rich past where history and creativity are the very essence of this legendary place.
|OUTBOUND||Dublin to Paris, France -To Be Determined|
|RETURN||Paris, France to Dublin – To Be Determined|
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Paris:
Boarding begins around 6.00pm on our traditional French barge, the MS RAYMONDE. Welcome on board and settle into your cabins. “Paris by night” cruise (depending on the level of water). Dinner on board will be followed by a traditional Titi Parisian show on board. Overnight mooring at the Quai Henry IV.
Day 2: Paris and the Famous Sites:
Full board on board. The morning is spent on a guided visit of Paris. The tour of the city will take you to see the major sites of the capital, such as the Place de la République, the main boulevards, the Opera, the Place de la Madeleine, Place Vendôme and the Louvre. From the Palais Royal, you are invited on a new and original walk along the prettiest covered walkways in Paris. Shortcuts for pedestrians, every one of these walkways is like a village in the heart of the capital. You will travel back through time and history around the Palais Royal. The galleries have retained all their charm; however Shiseido, JP Gauthier, Stella McCartney and many others have also brought luxury and extravagance here too. Afternoon spent cruising on the Seine. The banks of the Seine in Paris are designated a UNESCO world heritage site and are marked out of a succession of masterpieces like Notre-Dame, the Sainte-Chapelle, the Louvre, the Invalides and the Place de la Concorde. The boat will be moored quai Anatole France. You can enjoy some free time visiting one of the most prestigious museums of Paris like the Louvre or Orsay. Free evening by yourself. We’ll remain in port overnight.
Day 3: Paris and the Saint Germain des Pres district:
Full board on board. The morning is spent on the guided tour of Saint Germain des Prés district. From the Trocadero, we will cruise along the cruising along the “Triumphal Way”, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and the Place de la Concorde before arriving in Saint Germain des Prés. A legendary place where history, architecture, art and society life are a symbol of Paris. Here, it is said that you can still sense the presence of Sartre and de Beauvoir, as well as Juliette Greco because there is always a “Saint Germain des Prés after-life”. You will then cross through a maze of streets and little squares where you can see buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Near the Odeon, all the figures of the Revolution await our arrival – Danton, Marat and Doctor Guillotine – as well as the oldest café in Paris. Near the Seine, artists and writers give way to antique dealers and luxury boutiques. We re-join our coach and return to the boat. Afternoon spent cruising on the Seine. We will cruise along the Jardin des Tuileries, pass under the bridge Alexandre III, listed historical monument; one of the most emblematic of the capital city. You will also see many others monuments like the Invalides, the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight is our Gala dinner. We’ll remain in port overnight at the quai de Grenelle.
Day 4: Paris:
Breakfast on board, Disembark around 9.00am. End of our journey
Each cabin has a window and is equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe and independent air-conditioning.
A cruise on a traditional barge, is arguably the best way to relax and enjoy life. As the barge cruises along the canals, it is never far from the land. These custom designed hotel barges have been equipped with maximum comfort in mind for unforgettable and relaxing holidays. Passengers are very well looked after and pampered by a crew completely at their disposal, so they can relax on board and have a truly wonderful time. Relaxation is a byword for a cruise on one of these barges as you journey through the very heart of a wonderful, bountiful, natural environment. (maximum number of cabins = 12).
spacious lounge with bar – restaurant – sun deck with loungers and parasols – barbecue deck – Jacuzzi at the prow of the barge – bicycles on board available for use by passengers – wifi on board.
Dates & Prices
|19 February 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|23 February 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|26 February 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|02 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|05 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|09 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|12 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|16 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|19 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|23 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|26 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|30 March 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|01 April 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|06 April 2017||€959||Main Deck||Book Now|
- Flight from Dublin to Paris
- Return transfers from Airport to the quay
- 3 nights on the 4* MS Raymonde cruiser, based on an a Main Deck Twin Cabin
- Fine French Cuisine dining – Meals on board on a full board basis from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the last day.
- Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages; including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks speciality coffees and tea at meals and from the bar
- Gala dinner and evening
- Welcome cocktail
- Excursions included (Panoramic tour of the capital city and visit to the covered walkways still with their original charm;
Visit the famous Saint Germain des Prés district, with a rich past where history and creativity are the very essence of this legendary place)
- Return flight to Dublin
- Taxes and charges included
- 1 bag prepaid per cabin 15kgs
- Bicycles available on board
- Free Wi-Fi and complimentary tablet available on board
- Upgrade to Upper Deck Cabin for only €60 pp – Limited offer of free upgrade to upper deck cabin
- Single Supplement €300
- Optional insurance €30 (conditions apply)
- A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €200 per person is required.
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
- Gratuities are not included and are payable at your discretion
- Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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