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12 DAYS PARIS & BORDEAUX CRUISETOUR

 
France Cruises Paris & Bordeaux Group Tour
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Now is your chance to be a part of FRANCE CRUISES 12 Days Paris & Bordeaux Tour.

This is an Exclusive Fall CruiseTour that has been designed by the experts at FRANCE CRUISES. We have taken care of all the details so you don't have to, just simply relax and take in the French experience.

Once you have arrived in Paris you will be transferred to your 4-Star hotel ideally situated on the left bank of the Seine in the heart of the lively, bustling Latin Quarter, opposite the Sorbonne University and a few steps from the magnificent Luxemboug Garden.

The first part of your tour will take place with a 3-Night / 4-Day Pre-Cruise stay in the romantic city of Paris. Be assured that we have tailor-made this trip with memorable lunches, evening dinners, and must-see tours, including a full day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and visit to Giverny where you will discover the house and gardens of Claude Monet, as well as lunch at the Eiffel Tower!

After your stay in Paris you will enjoy a direct, high speed TGV train transfer to the beautiful city of Bordeaux from where you will board your floating hotel for the next 7 days. This 7-Day Riverboat Cruise will take you through the heart of the Bordeaux region of France, with amazing stops & visits along the way, and gourmet meals served on board.

We will end your Fall CruiseTour with a 3-Day stay in the magical Dordogne & Perigord region in SouthWestern France.
Here, you will fall in love with the soul of this rural part of France, impassioned by its culinary heritage, and struck by its timeless magnificence. View the undulating landscape, a perfect mirror of quintessential France with its soft green meadows and vineyards wrapped around romantic chateaux, farms and bastides (fortified hilltop villages). To the east, ancient caves and rock shelters which conceal Europe’s best treasure trove of prehistoric art, await you.

This CruiseTour Package is made available to you at an exceptional value... Don't miss the opportunity of this great journey!
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  • Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing cruise past famous landmarks along the
    River Seine in Paris
  • Explore captivating Paris with a guided city tour of Paris
    and lunch at the Eiffel Tower
  • Witness luxury and splendor of the Palace of Versailles
  • Visit Giverny, immortalized by and home of the famous artist Claude Monet
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bordeaux
  • Cruise through the Bordeaux wine country and explore the much-admired vineyards of Pauillac, Medoc and Saint Emilion
  • Bask in the rich heritage of fascinating Southwest France in the heart of the picturesque Dordogne region
  • Enjoy exciting experiences like a high speed train ride through the
    French countryside and gourmet meals at quaint regional restaurants
    and typical French "Bistrots"
Click on the day of your choice to view itinerary details for that specific day

[ DAY 1 ] – Arrival to Paris

[ DAY 2 ] – Paris Guided Tour & Eiffel Tower Lunch

[ DAY 3 ] – Full Day Tour to Versailles Palace and Giverny (Monet Gardens)

[ DAY 4 ] – Transfer to Bordeaux Via High Speed Train (EMBARK)

[ DAY 5 ] – Bordeaux – Pauillac

[ DAY 6 ] – Pauillac – Gironde Estuary – Blaye

[ DAY 7 ] – Blaye – Libourne – Saint Emilion

[ DAY 8 ] – Libourne – Cadillac

[ DAY 9 ] – Cadillac – Bordeaux

[ DAY 10 ] – Bordeaux ( Disembark ) – Dordogne Scenic Transfer

[ DAY 11 ] – Dordogne Tour & Discovery

[ DAY 12 ] – Bordeaux Transfer – Tour Ends


4-STAR MERCURE PARIS LA SORBONNE
14 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)

You will be staying right at the heart of Paris, on the border of the 5th and 6th arrondissements, opposite the Sorbonne University, between the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Prés, 5 minutes' walk from Notre Dame, the Panthéon, the Luxembourg Gardens and the Sénat.

Fully renovated in an intimate, relaxing and contemporary decor, the Mercure Paris la Sorbonne is the perfect base for our stay in Paris.

Amenities:
  • 47 Rooms
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Bar & Breakfast Room
  • Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge
  • 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, Concierge Service



BORDEAUX CRUISE ABOARD THE MS PRINCESSE D'AQUITAINE


THE CABINS:
All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, and in-room safe. WI-Fi is available on board with supplement.
MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Cabin
STATEROOM
Layout for Cabin with 2 Single Beds
MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Dining
DINING AREA
FACILITIES INCLUDE:
  • Lounge-bar with a dance floor
  • Full Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Large Sundeck with deckchairs
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Central heating
  • 220V electricity
  • Air-conditioning

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON PRINCESSE D'AQUITAINE


3-STAR HOTEL LE RENIOR, SARLAT
2 Rue Abbe Surguier, 24200 Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Welcome to Le Renoir! Warm welcome in pleasant surroundings at Le Renoir, situated two steps away from Sarlat Medieval City. Functional and personal, all rooms with en suite facilities are perfectly arranged to make your stay enjoyable and to meet your expectations. Enjoy the pleasant reception area and adjacent bar lounge which has been newly decorated.

Amenities:
  • 36 Rooms
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Cocktail lounge & Breakfast Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Multilingual staff (English, French, Spanish), Baggage Storage, Laundry, Iron & ironing board on request, Fax/Photocopying Service

  • Accommodations: Paris 3 nights 4-Star Mercure Sorbonne Hotel, Sarlat 2 nights 3-Star Le Renoir – Double Room B&B
  • 6 Nights / 7 Days Full Board Cruise in Bordeaux aboard the MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
  • Meals: Continental breakfast daily, Lunch and Dinner as noted in itinerary
  • Ground transportation via air conditioned minibus with English speaking driver/guide
  • English speaking assistants and guides
  • Admission tickets as outlined in itinerary

PARIS – 3 Nights & 4 Days Package with:
    – Airport-Hotel Transfer upon arrival
    – Hotel Accommodations at the 4-Star Mercure Sorbonne
    – Daily Breakfast
    – Seine River Cruise
    – Welcome Dinner at local restaurant (drinks not included)
    – Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Paris with Transfer to Eiffel Tower, Eiffel Tower Entrance and
        Lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant (“Chic Picnic” Menu with drinks)
    – Full Day Guided Sightseeing Excursion to Versailles & Giverny with Lunch & Entrance Fees
        to Versailles and Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny

PARISBORDEAUX:
    – Paris Hotel-Train Station Transfer
    – 1st class TGV Train Ticket Paris – Bordeaux (with seat reservation)

BORDEAUX CRUISE – 6 Nights & 7 Days Package with:
    – Onboard Accommodations with private bathroom
    – Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    – Drinks included with onboard meals (mineral water, wine, beer, fruit juice and tea or coffee)
    – Daily Guided Excursions with Private Guide & Bus: Pauillac & Medoc, Blaye & Corniche Road,
        Roquetaillade Castle & Cadillac, Saint Emilion with wine tasting and City Tour of Bordeaux

SARLAT & DORDOGNE – 2 Nights & 3 Days Package with:
    – Pick Up at the riverboat in Bordeaux by Private Coach & English Speaking Guide and Transfer to Sarlat
        with stops and visits of the Gardens of Eyrignac (entrance fees included), Beynac & Cazenac, Domme & Sarlat
    – Hotel Accommodations at the 3-Star BW Le Renoir Hotel
    – Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Dordogne & Lot regions with excursions to Rocamadour and Padirac (entrance fees included)
    – Return Transfer to Bordeaux Train Station with guide assistance

NOT INCLUDED:
    – Drinks & other meals not mentioned in itinerary
    – Tips, Personal Expenses and luggage handling
    – Travel insurance (highly recommended and available upon request)
    – Train Ticket Bordeaux – Paris at the end of the tour and any additional hotel nights and tour extensions


PLEASE NOTE:
Tour prices are land only rates, in U.S. dollars and based on per person, double occupancy.
Airfare is not included. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Triple accommodations are not available due to hotel restrictions.

Transfers
To complete your vacation, we include airport-to-hotel transfer upon arrival with your tour, regardless of the time of your arrival (provided you have furnished us with accurate flight information at least two weeks prior to the start of your tour).
Transportation from the tour ending point (Bordeaux train station) to Paris is not included but we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing this transfer at time of booking.

Pre & Post CruiseTour Extension
To avoid jet lag and possible flight delays, you may wish to make hotel arrangements for the nights preceding or following your tour. As a service, we will book additional nights for you on a space-available basis using special rates only available through us. Hotel room charges and any other travel services arranged on your behalf will be added to the tour cost.

FRANCE CRUISES reserves the right to make changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.
The riverboat operator and the ship's captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel. This cruise is dependent on the river conditions & tides. Arrivals and stopovers may have to be adjusted accordingly.

Luggage Responsibility
Although every effort is made to handle your luggage carefully, we cannot be responsible, assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage to luggage and personal effects due to breakage, theft, or fair wear and tear through hotel, airline and group carrier handling. It is important for your own self-interest and protection that you make certain you have adequate insurance to cover these eventualities. Please contact FRANCE CRUISES for details and pricing of our optional but highly recommended Travel Protection Plan.

Personal Expenses
Personal expenses such as phone calls, room service, alcoholic and other beverages not specifically included, laundry, dry cleaning, airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
Package Price is in US Dollars and subject to availability. Government taxes/fees may not be included and may be additional.
Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies
.

Tipping policy in France is not compulsory though customary, and it is mainly a matter of personal discretion.
Almost all restaurant, cafés and bars include 15% service charge ("service compris") in their prices. If you are particularly pleased with the service it is customary to leave a little extra change for the waiter.
€0.15 to 0.20 for a drink at a cafe/bar
€0.5 to 1 for a drink at a night club/bar
€1 to €2.50 for a meal in an average restaurant
Tour guide/museum guide: It is customary to tip roughly €2-3 and up to 15% depending on the service and the quality of your tour
We suggest you give the bus driver about €1.50 after each excursion.
Riverboat Cruise: We advise 5 Euros per day / per person
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