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"Paris never ceases to amaze us, we think we know it, and then there is another surprise waiting for us around the corner". Paris, eternal, romantic, unusual, creative and modern: discover the city's architectural and cultural heritage. Along the Seine, embark on a unique cruise in the heart of the sublime French capital with its legends, celebrities, and of course, its food!
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Highlights
  • Tour through the heart of Paris, the Ile de la Cité
  • Explore in Paris and its legendary places
  • Discover the history of the time-worn cathedral of Notre Dame
  • Visit the world-renowned Rungis produce market
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Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Paris | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6 p.m. Enjoy dinner follows by an on board cabaret show.

Day 2: Paris | Ile de la Cité | Saint Germain des Prés

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Leave on a guided tour through the heart of Paris: the Ile de la Cité. Once known as Lutetia, it is the oldest settlement in Paris and boasts more than its fair share of Paris sights—the most famous being Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the distinguished, time-worn cathedral and discover its history, architecture, and secrets. The island is also home to other splendid Parisian monuments such as the Conciergerie, the Sainte-Chapelle, and the Palais de Justice. Be captivated by the history found on its banks and across its bridges.

This afternoon, join a guided tour of Saint Germain-des-Prés, one of the cradles of Parisian culture. Take your time in the small bookstores, boutiques, and art galleries. Indulge in the best that France has to offer at the most exquisite pastry, chocolate, and wine shops! A special treat during this tour is a tasting of chocolates and macarons in one of the most-celebrated shops in the neighborhood. Stroll through the Grande Epicerie, an impressive showcase that feeds both your eyes and appetite. It’s a food lover's paradise!

After the tour, the ship cruises to the impressive futuristic business district of La Defense (depending on water level). Return to the mooring and remain in port overnight.

Day 3: Paris | Rungis | Père Lachaise Cemetery OR the Panthéon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional tour (must be reserved before your departure): Leave at dawn by coach for a guided tour of the world-renowned Rungis produce market. This is where all fine French cuisine begins: at the largest fresh produce market in the world. The market is broken down into five sub-markets: fish, meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and flowers. To round out the visit, sit down to a delicious brunch.

OR take some free time this morning to explore the French capital at your own pace. The ship is just a few minutes from some of the must-see sights in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro Gardens, and Les Invalides.

The afternoon is a dedicated guided tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery, one of the most famous resting places in the world. It might seem a bit of a macabre way to spend an afternoon, but because there are so many famous tombs, and such artistry to the graves, it becomes something like a visit to a museum.

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Leave for a guided visit of the Panthéon. The Panthéon’s iconic silhouette and dome is perched at the top of the historic Latin Quarter. Designer Jacques-Germain Soufflot began work on the church in 1757. Since the days of the French Revolution, it has been the necropolis of many well-known French figures, including Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, and Alexandre Dumas.

Tonight is a festive gala evening, including a “Paris by Night” cruise to take in the city lights.

Day 4: Paris | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking.
 

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MS Botticelli

Dates & Prices

Per person starting at
$815
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Main Deck
51 cabins (46 twins, 4 double bed cabins, 1 Suite), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
24 cabins (22 twins, 1 double bed cabin, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

This offer includes
-All meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
-Double-occupancy, air-conditioned cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Guided tours mentioned in program
-Onboard cabaret
-“Paris by Night” cruise
-The assistance of the onboard host/hostess
-Emergency/repatriation insurance
-All port fees.

This offer does not include
-Any beverages
-Services not specifically mentioned in the program
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points (including to/from airports or train stations)
-Personal expenses.

Requirements
Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Mentions
For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. For an optimal organization of this program, the order of the visits might be reversed.

(1) Subject to availability at the Quai de Grenelle. The ship can also be moored at the Quai de Bercy, Quai de Javel, or the Quai d’Austerlitz. The name of the dock will be sent to you 15 days before your cruise begins.

(2) Depending on the water level.

(3) The excursion to the Rungis produce market is not available on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. It is subject to availability at the time of your reservation.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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