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    15 Days "Affordable Luxury" Paris & Seine River Cruise from $9,870pp $6,499pp after member savings:

    • Return flights
    • Private airport transfers with meet and greet (exclusive bonus)
    • 2 nights pre-cruise accommodation in central Paris
    • Louvre museum guided tour
    • 8 days 4 to 5-star cruise on the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur, with numerous wonderful stops including Giverny, Duclair, Honfleur, Rouen and Les Andelys
    • Monet's Garden and home tour
    • 5 nights post-cruise accommodation in central Paris
    • Palace of Versailles guided tour
    • Dinner cruise on the Seine River
    • Eiffel Tower and Montmatre tours

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    The city of love and light
    The city of love and light
    You will be captivated as you watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle and light up the night sky; as you stroll the glamorous Avenue des Champs-Elysees to view the Arc de Triomphe or walk across the lamplit bridges spanning the Seine. Sipping coffee at an art nouveau cafe or seeing one of the world's greatest art collections. These are just a few of the things you can sure will make you fall in love with Paris.
    • The city of love and light
      You will be captivated as you watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle and light up the night sky; as you stroll the glamorous Avenue des Champs-Elysees to view the Arc de Triomphe or walk across the lamplit bridges spanning the Seine. Sipping coffee at an art nouveau cafe or seeing one of the world's greatest art collections. These are just a few of the things you can sure will make you fall in love with Paris.
    • Fill your hotel room with Paris floral scents
    • Example cruise ship lounge and bar
    • Visit London after Paris
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    • Normandy beach
    • Cruise map
    • Example cruise cabin
    • The Louvre
      Almost a kilometre long. It is estimated that if you spent 60 seconds looking at each of the objects at the Louvre, going steadily for eight hours a day, it would take you 75 days to see them all. It is simply enormous. Read about the museum online and plan your visit to see just the things that would interest you most.
    • Beaches at Normandy
    • Visit Monet's garden in Giverny
    • Cruise the River Seine from Paris to Honfleur
    • Paris cafes provide an interesting insight into the French way of life
    • Experience much of what Paris has to offer
    • Cruise through beautiful French country-side
    • Visit the Cotswolds during your trip to London
      Gold-star package inclusion
    • Honfleur on the north-west coast of France
      A beautiful port town
    • Tower of London

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    Trip Highlights

    Spend 7 nights and 8 days in one of the world's most loved cities, Paris. Visit The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower and explore Montmatre. Discover the life of Marie Antionette at the Palace of Versialles. Take in the lights of Paris on a dnner cruise. Discover the history, idyllic landscapes and culture that border the Seine River and reveal its hidden secrets. In Giverny-Vernon, you will visit Claude Monet’s house with its beautiful gardens featured many times in his now priceless artworks.

    Enjoy these highlights*:

    • 8 days of 4 to 5-star scenic cruising on the Seine River
    • Explore Vernon, Duclair, Honfleur, Rouen and Les Andelys
    • Experience the best of French cuisine
    • 7 nights accommodation in central Paris with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the city
    • Comprehensive Louvre tour and insider recommendations on how to get the most out of your time in Paris
    • Cruise and dine on the Seine River in Paris to see the lights
    • Discover Montmatre and other Parisian gems

    * Optional 6-day London extension from just $1,199 per person. Includes Eurostar rail trip, four nights in London, hop-on/off bus tour and two days exploring Windsor Castle, Bath, Cotswolds villages and the grand university colleges of Oxford.

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    Inclusions

    "Immerse yourself in the rhythm of daily life in Paris! Embrace the luxury of simple, everyday rituals being transformed into unforgettable moments, be it a coffee and croissant in a Parisian cafe or a stroll through lily-clad gardens."

    This is a your opportunity to experience the French lifestyle of your dreams. Enjoy a combination of river cruising, touring and free time. Discover the treasures of Paris and the delights of the towns along the Seine River. Your included Lonely Planet guide provides you with lots of information to help plan your free time.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

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    Package inclusions:

    • Return flights to/from Paris
    • Private car airport transfers with meet and greet (exclusive bonus)
    • 2 nights pre-cruise accommodation in central Paris
    • Louvre museum guided tour
    • 8 days 4 to 5-star cruise on the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur, with numerous wonderful stops including Giverny, Duclair, Honfleur, Rouen and Les Andelys
    • Monet's garden and home tour
    • 5 nights silver standard accommodation in central Paris
    • Dinner cruise on the Seine River in Paris
    • Palace of Versailles guided tour
    • Dinner cruise on the Seine River
    • Eiffel Tower guided tour
    • Montmatre guided tour

    All packages include:

    • Lonely Planet guide for Paris
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

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    You will receive these guides to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guides with you in your luggage.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash travel credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard price and full retail value comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what we estimate would be payable by a non-member for the same or similar package and may include a value we define for specialty travel agency services. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Valid for 2024 and 2025 travel subject to pricing variation. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    You'll start with two nights in central Paris, staying in a traditional Parisian hotel, then two nights aboard your cruise ship to get fully aquainted with the Parisian lifestyle. There's a sense of romance and a unique culture that you cannot help but experience here. Next, you'll cruise the Seine River through the French country-side to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur, passing magnificent museums, charming towns, imposing chateaux and graceful cathedrals along the way. After you return to Paris, you'll spend another five nights soaking up many of the highlights of this entrancing city.

    "A person susceptible to "wanderlust" is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation." - Pico Iyer

    DAY 1: "BONJOUR PARIS"

    After arriving into Paris and checking into your central accommodation you'll start your holiday in style. Depending on arrival time, you'll have free time to start enjoying Paris.


    Experience much of what Paris has to offer

    Your Lonely Planet guide will help you plan your free time and also to find a great restaurant nearby to return to for dinner.

    DAY 2: PARIS

    Today is your first full day in Paris. We'll give you plenty of guidance on the best things to see and do including how to take advantage of the Metro underground rail system. Stroll the glamorous Avenue des Champs-Elysees to view the Arc de Triomphe. Watch the Eiffel Tower at night as it sparkles and lights up the night sky, and walk across the lamplit bridges spanning the Seine. Enjoy art nouveau cafes and wicker-chair-lined terraces. These are just a few of the things you can experience at your own pace in this magnificent city of dreams.


    Paris cafes provide an interesting insight into the French way of life

    Don't forget France's reputation for its cuisine (the French word for 'kitchen') precedes it, and whether you seek a cosy neighbourhood bistro or a triple-Michelin-starred temple to gastronomy, you'll find that every establishment prides itself on exquisite preparation and presentation of quality produce, invariably served with wine. Enticing patisseries, boulangeries (bakeries), fromageries (cheese shops) and crowded, colourful street markets are perfect for putting together a picnic to take to the city's beautiful parks and gardens.

    Optional: Consider adding the Moulin Rouge show for an unforgettable taste of Paris at night.

    DAY 3: PARIS - BOARD YOUR SEINE RIVER CRUISE (CRUISE DAY 1)

    The early part of today is yours to continue your Paris discovery. This evening you'll board your cruise ship from 6pm.


    Cruise the River Seine from Paris to Honfleur

    After comfortably settling into your cabin, the crew will introduce themselves at a welcome cocktail. That will be followed by your first included French dinner. Enjoy a cruise through Paris later tonight (depending on the water level) and see the buildings, bridges and Eiffel Tower lit up.

    DAY 4: PARIS (CRUISE DAY 2)

    Your cruise ship will remain docked for the day giving you an extra full day to see and do things in Paris. There are guided activities as well. All excursions are optional and extra charges apply. Details will be supplied on request.

    DAY 5: VERNON (CRUISE DAY 3)

    This morning will be spent cruising. We'll leave for a tour of the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny - the second most visited spot in Normandy after Mont Saint-Michel.


    Visit Monet's garden in Giverny

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board. Later we start sailing towards Duclair.

    DAY 6: DUCLAIR (CRUISE DAY 4)

    This morning will be spent cruising with an optional excursion: the Norman Abbey Circuit before the ship sets sail towards Honfleur.

    DAY 7: HONFLEUR (CRUISE DAY 5)

    This morning, you have an optional excursion: Discover the Cote Fleurie from Deauville to the Chateau du Breuil, complete with a Calvados tasting. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion: Guided tour of Honfleur.


    Honfleur on the north-west coast of France

    Alternatively there is a full-day optional guided tour (lunch included) to the landing beaches of Normandy (only as a pre-booked tour and valid for a minimum of 30 participants). Note: Your two-day tour of the Normandy region includes a visit to Omaha Beach.

    DAY 8: ROUEN (CRUISE DAY 6)

    You will spend this morning cruising followed by an optional excursion: Guided tour of Rouen. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

    DAY 9: ROUEN - LES ANDELYS (CRUISE DAY 7)

    This morning will be spent cruising before your optional excursions: Visit of the Chateau de Martainville or walk to the Chateau Gaillard.

    Tonight, is our famous gala dinner.

    DAY 10: RETURN TO PARIS (CRUISE DAY 8)

    Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 am for the end of your Seine River cruise.

    Make your way to your centrally located Paris accommodation and spend the afternoon taking in more of Paris. There are many great restaurants to try, so head out for a lovely evening at a nearby restaurant for more French cuisine.

    Optional: Take advantage of our early-check-in offer: Use GCash credits for a 50% room discount. Head to your hotel after departing the cruise ship and go straight to your room. This saves you having to store your luggage at reception to return later.

    DAY 11: PARIS - LOUVRE MUSEUM TOUR

    Visit the beautiful Louvre’s must-see attractions. Discover numerous treasures on this comprehensive tour. Skip-the-line access means you more time to absorb all that this legendary museum has to offer. Your expert guide will share their passion for the collection, unveiling subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. The 'Mona Lisa'; the 'Venus de Milo'; the 'Winged Victory of Samothrace'. While they're familiar the world over, no one can truly know these works without spending time in their presence.

    • Skip-the-line: less waiting, more art, history and culture
    • Experience the legendary Mona Lisa for yourself
    • See famous highlights as well as overlooked treasures
    • Learn little-known facts about the artworks on display
    • Have time to visit more of the available displays after the tour


    The Louvre

    If you are feeling tuned-in to art history, cross the river to Musee D'Orsay, to surround yourself with the world's most impressive collection of impressionist artworks in a beautiful setting.

    DAY 12: PARIS - VERSAILLE PALACE

    Take the Metro (underground rail) today to experience the opulence, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on an interactive 1.5 hour guided tour.

    Access the palace through a separate entrance to begin your tour and then you head off to the famous gardens with a guide or on your own. During the 90-minute tour of the main palace, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the fascinating historical events that took place in many of the palace’s rooms, before stepping out to explore the vast gardens complex with your guide or on your own.

    The rest of the day is yours. Your Lonely Planet guide will provide ideas for the afternoon. This evening you'll take in the lights of Paris once more on a wonderful included dinner cruise. The chef offers a traditional, elegant and fine French cuisine prepared on board every day using fresh, seasonal products.

    DAY 13: PARIS - MONTMATRE WALKING TOUR

    Come with us for a journey that is educational, cultural and fun! Admire the beauty of Montmartre on an exhilarating two hour tour. Walk at a leisurely pace as your guide shares the inside scoop on the area’s history and culture. Along the way, sprinkled throughout your tour, your guide will point out the local food specialists and fill you in on the secrets of Paris’ finest cheese, charcuterie, bread, wine and more.

    Your tour begins at the iconic Moulin Rouge, home of the scintillating Can-Can, where Toulouse-Lautrec sat nightly and drew some of the most famous pictures of Paris nightlife. You'll walk on the streets where Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro and other artists lived and worked. Soon you are walking along the Rue Abbesses where you will learn of it’s history dating back to ancient times.

    Your journey continues past world famous artwork, cabarets, Paris’ only vineyard and the last two remaining windmills/moulins in Paris. Your tour concludes at the highest natural point in Paris, at the summit of Montmartre where the steps of the Sacre-Coeur host millions of visitors each year for the breathtaking views of Paris below. You will soon understand why everyone agrees that Montmartre is the most charming area in all of Paris.

    DAY 14: PARIS - EIFFEL TOWER

    Take the Metro this afternoon to the Champs de Mars where the Eiffel Tower stands impressively before you. Take advantage of direct access to head inside as part of a small group tour with a maximum of 20 people.

    Ever wondered why the Eiffel Tower was built in the first place or when it was constructed? Hear from your handpicked guide about its origins and the secrets behind the construction of this architectural masterpiece. Catch the lift and ascend to the viewing platform on the second floor and take in the amazing panoramic views.

    There is never enough time to enjoy everything Paris has to offer, with so many attractions and experiences at your fingertips. Today is your last free day and we recommend you take the time to visit and experience any part of Paris that you might have missed using your Lonely Planet Guide to assist you.

    DAY 15: AU REVOIR

    Au revoir (Oh reh-vwah) is the most commonly heard term for "goodbye" in French which actually means "until we meet again". It is time to say Au revoir to France and return home with an easy departure from your Paris airport accommodation using a prearranged private airport transfer.

    Optional London Extension from $999 per person:

    Make even more of your holiday with a trip to London and a tour that includes Windsor Castle, Bath and the Cotswalds.

    DAY 15: PARIS - LONDON

    Make your way to the train station because today we're off to London. Once you arrive you will check-in to your centrally-located London accommodation.


    Visit London after Paris

    We recommend that you take the time to use your Lonely Planet guide to help plan your stay.

    DAY 16 & 17: LONDON

    You have two full days to visit the highlights of London at your own pace. To start you in the right direction you have a 48-hour ticket for the iconic hop-on hop-off bus. Visit the best of London's attractions and charm-filled districts from the open-air top of a comfortable, double-decker bus.

    Take advantage of unlimited rides along five routes. You can choose to stay on the bus and take in the scenery for the entire loop, or stop at world-renowned landmarks along the way including the Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Engaging pre-recorded commentary highlights the main monuments and provides insights into the city's history and heritage.


    Tower of London

    Your ticket also includes a River Thames cruise letting you see landmarks between Tower Hill and the London Eye from the water. Admire the view from the boat before completing your adventure with a choice of 2 guided walking tours, the Royal Walking Tour or the Beatles London Walking Tour.

    Highlights:

    • 70+ stops on five routes, including Big Ben & Tower of London
    • Frequent service with buses leaving every 15 to 20 minutes
    • No limit to the number of times you can hop on and off
    • Informative audio commentary
    • Freedom to explore the British capital at your own leisure

    DAY 18: LONDON - WINDSOR CASTLE - BATH

    You depart central London early in the morning. The city’s grand buildings fade into open green spaces as you travel towards the town of Windsor, your first stop of the day. Here, you can choose to either discover the opulent architecture and royal furniture of Windsor Castle or amble around the cobbled streets of the historic market town.


    Visit the Cotswolds during your trip to London

    You then leave one of the grandest sites of the Modern Era and head to one greatest marvels of the Neolithic Period, Stonehenge. The outstanding stones transport you to a long-forgotten world and the visitor center gives you a glimpse into the creation of this strange artifact. For lunch, there’s a great café boasting pasties, beers, and lovely local produce.

    Your final stop of the day is Bath. You arrive late afternoon - the perfect time to visit the Roman Baths, go for an evening stroll, eat supper by the waterways, and get a good night’s rest.

    DAY 19: BATH - COTSWOLDS - LONDON

    It’s time to explore the leafy, golden streets of Bath. This morning, you can enjoy Bath Abbey and the beautiful Georgian architecture at your own pace. You then take the country roads to Castle Combe, one of the most picturesque villages within the Cotswolds. You have time here to take the perfect picture of the famous bridge and ogle at the medieval market cross monument.

    The city of Oxford is the penultimate stop of your adventure. After you’ve grabbed lunch, you have time to explore the precincts of the colleges, climb the vantage points to admire the skyline, or see the art and antiquities collections in the Ashmolean Museum.

    You then travel back to London and arrive in the early evening.

    DAY 20: RETURN HOME

    After spending the might at your London airport accommodation, with your prearranged airport transfer, you will have an easy departure after an unforgettable holiday!

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