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La Belle France

Visit charming villages which inspired famous artists and discover historical gems on this brand new itinerary along the beautiful River Seine

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £999pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Honfleur, France
  • Rouen cathedral
  • Monet's Garden, Giverny
  • Paris

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Amadeus River Cruises

Save 15% on 2018 departures! Book by 30 Nov 2017. Prices shown include discount

Special flight inclusive package from just £999pp! Subject to availability

La Belle France cruise on the Seine Special Offer

Explore northern France on this round trip cruise from Paris along the beautiful River Seine.

Embark your luxurious ship Amadeus Diamond in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world and cruise to Conflans. From here, enjoy an optional visit to the village of Auvers sur Oise where Vincent van Gogh and many of the Impressionists lived.

Explore the ancient city of Rouen, before spending two days in Caudebec en Caux. Choose from a fascinating selection of optional excursions, including a guided tour of Honfleur and a visit to the famous Normandy Beaches.

Visit Chateau Gaillard, the stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, discover Monet’s beautiful house and gardens at Giverny and admire the impressive Palace of Versailles on optional excursions, before heading back to Paris where this cruise comes to an end.

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La Belle France Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Paris (France)

Fly from the UK to Paris and embark Amadeus Diamond late afternoon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on board. The ship sets sail for Conflans during the Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - Conflans

Arrival in Conflans during breakfast. Join the optional excursion and follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists to the small town of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh is buried, before spending time at leisure this afternoon.

Day 3 - Rouen

This morning, enjoy an optional walking tour of Rouen, with highlights including the impressive Gothic cathedral and Le Gros Horloge. Return to the ship for lunch before setting off on an optional excursion along the Abbey Route. Countless churches, castles and abbeys await, including the Benedictine Abbey of Jumieges.

Day 4 - Le Havre

This morning, the ship docks at Le Havre. Today's excursions allow you to admire Normandy's wonderful scenery. This morning, take the optional tour to the Alabaster Coast and enjoy a walk along the clifftop paths of Etretat. This afternoon, take the opportunity to visit Honfleur on an optional excursion. The town is a jewel on the Cote Fleurie. Return to the ship for dinner.

Day 5 - Le Havre - Caudebec en Caux

There is an optional full-day excursion to the Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings. Visit the battlegrounds at Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach and the American military cemetery in Colleville. Alternatively, discover the rural charm of Normandy with visits to the towns of Caen, Bayeux and Pont l'Eveque. Rejoin the ship in Caudebec en Caux after excursions. This evening, return to the ship and cruise upstream back towards Paris.

Day 6 - Les Andelys – Vernon - Poissy

Disembark for an optional tour of Chateau Gaillard, the stronghold of Richard the Lionheart and Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverny, before rejoining the ship in Vernon. This afternoon, perhaps join the optional excursion to the magnificent Palace of Versailles, one of Europe's largest palaces. This evening, return to the ship, which has cruised to Poissy. Set sail for Paris. Captain's Gala Dinner this evening.

Day 7 - Paris

This morning, arrive in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. Perhaps take the optional tour of the city with highlights including the Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower. This afternoon, take the optional tour to the artists' district of Montmartre. Tonight, enjoy an optional boat trip along the illuminated Seine which showcases the city in all its splendour.

Day 8 - Paris - UK

Disembark Amadeus Diamond after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Amadeus Diamond
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Auvers sur Oise - 2017: £75pp 2018: £76pp
  • Rouen City Walk: £13pp
  • Abbey Route excursion - 2017: £49pp 2018: £50pp
  • Etretat - 2017: £38pp 2018: £39pp
  • Honfleur - 2017: £38pp 2018: £39pp
  • Normandy wartime sites - 2017: £133pp 2018: £136pp
  • Fascinating Normandy - 2017: £138pp 2018: £140pp
  • Chateau Gaillard and Giverny £59pp
  • Versailles - 2017: £76pp 2018 - £77pp
  • Paris City Tour - 2017: £38pp 2018: £39pp
  • Montmartre district - 2017: £38pp 2018: £39pp
  • Nightime boat ride through Paris - 2017: £50pp 2018: £51pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - 2017: from £204pp 2018: from £205pp

Special Features

  • Golf Package:
  • It is possible to purchase a golf package on 25 Oct 2018 departure which includes visits to four prestigious golf courses - Le Golf National Golf Club, Golf Hotel de Saint Saens, Golf d'Etretat Golf Club and Gold de Deauville Saint-Gatien.
  • Golf package will be accompanied by PGA teaching golf pro Frank Adamowicz
  • Prices start from £2299pp including full-board cruise, golf package, return flights from London, overseas transfers and port charges
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Amadeus Diamond
Mar 29£854£1200
Apr 12, 19, 26£923£1269
Jun 14, 28; Jul 05, 26; Aug 16; Sep 13£1483£1829
Oct 11£923£1269
Oct 25£854£1200
Nov 01£770£999

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a C-4 River View cabin.
  • Cabin upgrade supplements available on request
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