Not only can we share with you one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to see the beauty of rural France at close hand, but we also may provide you with personalized assistance with your travel needs related to your barge trip, such as:
Enjoy Peace of Mind with FRANCE CRUISES Travel Insurance!
We believe that your upcoming trip is a significant investment which you should protect. For this reason, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
We know that you have many choices in selecting your travel insurance provider. FRANCE CRUISES has partnered with MH Ross Travel Insurance Services, Inc to provide you with coverage that is flexible, useable and affordable. As one of the industry’s largest and most respected administrators of travel insurance programs, MH Ross Travel Insurance Services, Inc has a team of experienced specialists and technical experts in the travel insurance industry working together to provide you with prompt and professional service. They strive to anticipate your needs and solve your problems before they occur.
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption – to reimburse you should you have to cancel or interrupt your trip for a covered medical or non-medical reason.
Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance – to cover medical expenses and emergency transportation for a sickness or injury that occurs while you are traveling.
Travel Delay Benefits – to cover your out-of-pocket meal and accommodation expenses due to flight delays or cancellations or for other similar covered reasons.
Baggage and Baggage Delay – to cover loss or damage to your baggage or personal items or the cost of buying toiletries or personal articles if your baggage is delayed for a specified amount of time.
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation – This benefit covers you for transportation expenses to the nearest place of safety if a formal recommendation from appropriate local authorities or the US State Department is issued to leave a country due to a natural disaster or civil, military or political unrest.
Cancel For Any Reason – This benefit allows you to cancel your trip for any reason whatsoever and still be reimbursed for most of your non-refundable trip costs.
Note: To be eligible for this coverage, the plan must be purchased within 15 days of the date you made your initial payment for your trip and you must cancel your trip 2 days or more prior to your scheduled departure.
Travel Supplier Bankruptcy or Default – What if your airline or travel supplier ceases operations? We have plans to cover a trip cancellation or interruption due to supplier Bankruptcy or default.
24 Hour Assistance Service – provided by One Call Worldwide Travel Services Network, Inc. A worldwide network of multilingual professionals available 24 hours a day to assist covered travelers with any emergency assistance while on their trip. After departure assistance includes: concierge services; referrals to local medical providers; arrangements for emergency medical evacuation; multilingual interpretation services; assistance with lost or stolen travel documents and tickets; urgent message relay to family or friends; and, arrangements for escort or return of accompanying children, to name a few.
If you wish to enroll over the phone or have further questions about the plan please call By Phone: 800-423-3632 Customer Service is available 24/7. Please advise customer service our AGENCY ID CODE# FRAN9901TX when calling.
Train/rail travel service in France is efficient, punctual, and comfortable.
It is allowing travelers to view the countryside in a swift, but leisurely manner. France's extensive railway network connects large cities and towns throughout the country. The French National Railroads' (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer or SNCF) network of inter-city rail links also provides frequent express and high-speed train service known as the TGV or Train à Grande Vitesse, operating at a commercial speeds of 200mph.
For added convenience, the Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport have high-speed train stations that may take you directly from your flight arrival straight to your cruise or tour in the countryside.
The price of train travel in France depends on whether you choose first or second class, as well as on the time and date of travel. There is also a variety of affordable and flexible passes (non-consecutive days of rail travel) including the France Railpass, the France Rail'n Drive and the France Saver Pass -- A special pass for two or more people traveling together.
Rail Europe also offers combo-country passes.
Most passes offered by Rail Europe have specially priced youth versions as well as special passes for seniors. Point-to-point tickets can also be purchased in the U.S.
We recommend AutoEurope for car rentals throughout France.
They provide an excellent on-line pre-departure service, and have very advantageous rates. They have a toll-free number in France (and most European countries), and we have found their service to be reliable and helpful.
AutoEurope agencies (especially EuropeCar) have branches in a large network of French cities and towns, with the possibility of pick-up and drop-off service in different locations. If you find that the car you have rented does not in fact meet your needs, they can provide an upgrade at many locations, sometimes at no charge.
Airport Connection operates out of Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY) and Beauvais (BVA) airports, 7 days a week. Transfers are generally available between 4 am and 12 am (midnight). If you need to book outside of these hours please contact us, we will do our best to arrange your pick up.
Available door-to-door service to all destinations in Paris and selected suburbs including hotels, convention centers, train stations, and private addresses. All drivers speak english and know their way around Paris perfectly. Vehicles are air-conditioned, non-smoking and some are equipped with GPS tracking. Shared shuttle service is the perfect solution for a economical transfer to or from the airport.
Shared Minivan Service the van MAY be shared with other clients
To or From CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT and Paris City
To or From ORLY AIRPORT and Paris City
Children under 10 years in a shared shuttle = 10 € (CDG) or 9 € (ORLY)
Arrival and departure procedure: For a shared shuttle service, all customers must call a toll free number when they arrive in baggage claim at the airport. The dispatch agent will tell you where to find the pick up location where you will find your driver.
For all departures, it is important to confirm with shuttle company your pick up time and location. Please make sure you call shuttle company at least 24 hours prior to your departure on the toll free number, either from your hotel room, or from any public France Telecom phone booth in Paris.
Booking process: French regulations oblige shuttle drivers to carry a manifest of pre-reserved passengers, before being permitted to enter the airport complex. Thus, contrary to the US, bookings for a transfer service in Paris must always be made in advance. Online bookings can be made up to 24 hours in advance for shared and private minvan service.
For all bookings made online, you will get an immediate confirmation on your screen (with a booking number) plus an e-mail confirmation for your records. We recommend that you print either of these to present to your driver when you arrive at the airport. Just make sure that you enter your email address carefully so that the system can automatically return your e-mail confirmation.
For all bookings, arrivals or departures, the system will need your flight time and number, your airline, and the origin of your flight (last stop before arriving in Paris). Please keep in mind that if you are crossing the Atlantic, you will be arriving the next day !
Your credit card number, Visa or Mastercard, will also be needed to secure your reservation. Your card will be automatically charged 2 days after you have completed your reservation.
If you prefer to enjoy a bit of privacy after your flight, or if you wish to get directly to your destination, non-stop, our Private Chauffeur Service is what you need. A driver will meet and greet you at customs exit with your name on a sign, help you with your luggage to the minivan, and transfer you directly to your destination using the best possible itinerary.
You have the choice between our minivan for up to 8 passengers, our luxury S-class Mercedes sedan car and our comfortable Sprinter Mercedes minibus for up to 18 pax.
Minivan 1-3 pax
Minivan 4-6 pax
Minivan 7-8 pax
Mercedes S 1-3 pax
Airport Transfer CDG/ORLY - Arrival (1h30 waiting time)