7-Night Food & Wine of the Seine and Paris

Onboard AmaDante

September 23 – 30, 2023

 

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Price:

Starting At: $4,159.00 (USD) per person double occupancy

Duration:

7 Nights, 8 Days

Approximate Flight Time:

10hrs, from  IAD to CDG

Our Culinary Journey

Discover the most luxurious and renowned sites in Paris, as well as sites memorialized by famous Impressionist painters along France’s Seine River. Meander through the renowned gardens of Château d’Ambreville and visit Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny.

Indulge in Norman chocolate, cheese and cider and enhance your experience with stops at the region’s many world-class vineyards. This is a trip that you will remember forever.

FULL PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

  • Distinctive Voyage Host
  • Private Welcome Reception
  • 7 nights onboard AmaDante
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses
  • All transfers
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • Exclusive Shore Event
  • Private dinner At Chef’s Table Restaurant
  • An Exclusive Amenity
  • Amazing Swag Bag
  • English Speaking Local Guide
  • Follow Food & Wine Lover Group Members To Share The Experience With

ABOUT AMADANTE

Discover the most renowned sites in Paris as well as sites memorialized by famous Impressionist painters along France’s Seine River. Meander through the renowned gardens of Château d’Ambleville and visit Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Indulge in Norman chocolate, cheese and cider and enhance your best self on guided bike tours through charming cities like Vernon. With fairytale castles, châteaux and idyllic scenery at every turn, this cruise is sure to inspire your own art – or at least conjure beautiful memories and dreams for years to come!

Culinary Travel Experience

  • Main Dining Restaurant – offering Western cuisine as well as regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table Restaurant – a specialty restaurant, which serves as an intimate dining alternative to the main restaurant. It features a view of the chef as he prepares an array of delicious dishes for your gastronomic pleasure
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees with lunch and dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Inclusive Amenities

  • Panoramic Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor; and Observation Lounge
  • Complimentary specialty tea and coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Violin and Cello Decks
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
  • Bicycles for exploring on one’s own or on guided bicycle tours

7-Night Impressions of the Seine and Paris

Board your ship in Le Havre for your Impressions of the Seine & Paris cruise. (D)

There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. You can choose between an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. You can also choose a full-day excursion to see the historic Normandy Beaches, where you may visit such sites as the cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. In the afternoon, you have the choice of a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre or a bike tour through Le Havre. (B,L,D)

Visit Bayeux, with a medieval city center and the world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the 1066 Norman invasion of England, followed by a visit to Caen, where one of the top sites is the Château de Caen, an 11th-century castle built by William the Conqueror. Or instead, admire the 30-acre Harcourt Arboretum, with its nearly 3,000 trees, as well as the palatial Château du Champ de Bataille and the commune of Le Bec-Hellouin, known for its 11th-century abbey. Later, enjoy a scenic cruise from Le Havre to Caudebec-en-Caux, where you can visit Museo Seine, a museum focusing on the history of the Seine River. (B,L,D)

Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour past the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. You also have the choice to explore Lyons-la-Forêt, built on the site of a former fortress and featuring remarkable centuries-old architecture, as well as the idyllic castle Vascoeuil with its octagonal tower, art exhibitions and sculpture park. Or go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, macaron, Norman cheese and cider. Later in the day, bike through Rouen or experience another local château, the Château d’Etelan – the first Italian Renaissance Château built in France in 1494, where you may see a wonderful chapel with original wall paintings and the guard house dating back to 1350 in an amazing landscape. (B,L,D)

Take in the scenery on a scenic cruise before disembarking the ship to experience the colorful splendor of Claude Monet’s magnificent gardens at his former home in Giverny, admiring the water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees immortalized in his paintings. For a more active adventure, pedal through Vernon on a guided bike tour. Or journey to Château de Gaillon, a picturesque Renaissance-style castle, as well as the beautiful Gardens d’Acquigny, boasting waterfalls, bridges, canals and a wide variety of trees and plant life. Later in the day, cruise to La Roche-Guyon where you’ll be treated to free time to explore the city on your own. (B,L,D)

Experience the world through your taste buds and join a tasting tour during which you’ll get a chance to try the region’s famous apple-based calvados, cider and cheese. Or pedal to the French commune of Mantes-La-Jolie, founded in the early Middle Ages. If you prefer to sit back and relax, stay aboard the ship and watch the scenery go by as you sail to Mantes-La-Jolie instead. During the afternoon, go on a city tour during which you may see some of Mantes-La-Jolie’s beautiful religious structures, like the Gothic Notre Dame de Mantes, followed by a unique visit to a local bee farm. Alternatively, enhance your best self with a hike tour and venture further to take in more of its history and charm. Or visitthe distinctive Château d’Anet, an elegant Renaissance château built in the 16th century by King Henri II for his mistress, Diane de Poiters. (B,L,D)

Enjoy some of Paris’s most famous sights during your panoramic tour. You will be guided through the charming Latin Quarter, home to the world-famous Sorbonne University, and through the stunning 400-year-old Luxembourg Gardens, created by King Henry IV’s widow, Marie de’ Medici. Afterward, travel through Paris and see such sights as the Champs-Élysées with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops; the Arc de Triomphe; and the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, cover more ground on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Disembark your ship in Paris and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Interior

  • Fixed Windows, 170 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • And much more…
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French Balcony

  • French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • And much more…

Suite – French Balcony

  • French Balcony, 255 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • And must more…

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Unforgettable Culinary Journey

Relax in spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms with amenities including Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring high-speed Internet, movies, music and TV; air conditioning; and an in-room safe. Enjoy multi-jet showerheads, soothing bath products, robes and hair dryers. Indulge in added comforts including a sauna, whirlpool, massage and hair salon, inviting Main Lounge, and specialty coffee station. You’ll be treated to exquisite cuisine paired with wine and beer. Enjoy a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, featuring a tasting menu prepared right before your eyes. With a walking track, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy during your cruise.

This culinary travel adventures get to the heart of what truly embodies a destination, not only through savoring local food and wine, but through one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences that weave together a portrait of culture, tradition, history and people through food.

Club Veranda Stateroom

Interior

DOUBLE: $4,259.00 per person

SINGLE: $5,583.75 per room

French Balcony

DOUBLE: $$5,358.00 per person

SINGLE: $5,658.00 per room

Suite - French Balcony

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ONBOARD DINING OPTIONS

Our ships in Europe are members of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a prestigious international culinary society – and with good reason. Our expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-sourced cuisine as well as traditional Western offerings. We are the only river cruise line that has The Chef’s Table, an intimate specialty restaurant included in the price of the cruise where you can watch the chef prepare a lavish multi-course menu right in front of you. Each dinner at The Chef’s Table is served with complimentary hand-selected local reds and whites from Europe’s renowned wine regions. There’s also sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast, menu service during lunch, as well as delicious tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals. All onboard dining, as well as unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner, is included so you can indulge whenever and however you’d like.

Join a few of your fellow travelers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen — usually hidden — becomes part of the entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu here is unique, making this a truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delectable dishes served with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner. It is the only venue of its kind on the river.

You will enjoy complimentary, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, as well as sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed juices during breakfast. We hand pick only the highest quality wines and pair them with our cuisine. You’ll have the chance to savor different wines on each day of your cruise.

Our reds and whites are of the highest quality, and come from local wineries and vineyards. It is a fantastic way to savor the flavor of each region you are visiting. Rieslings from the Wachau Valley, Sauternes in Bordeaux and Calvados from Normandy are just a few examples of how you can indulge.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Flights to destinations and return flight home
  • Alcoholic beverages unless noted
  • Transportation from airport to cruise port

-Deposit of 15% of cruise fare, hotel, and non-discountable amounts is required within 3 days of booking to secure a reservation.
- All departure dates, final payment is due prior to 90 days before departure date.

All cancellations must be received in writing. All payments on your cruise are subject to the cruiseline guidelines.
- Each booking cancelled before 121 days to sailing will be subject to a $50 dollar per person cancellation fee.
- If you are cancelling between 120 - 90 days it would be 15% which is equal to your deposit.
- At 90 days, final payment is due and the cancellation fees increase as we get closer to cruising.
- Please review the full cancellation policy on your invoice that I am sending to you."
If you fail to make your final payment by the final payment date, your reservation will automatically cancel and all previous deposits will forfeit.

Deposit & Final Payment Requirements:
-Deposit of 15% of cruise fare, hotel, and non-discountable amounts is required within 3 days of booking to secure a reservation.
- All departure dates, final payment is due prior to 90 days before departure date.

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  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.

  • All payments are through Wine Lovers Group/Food & Wine Lovers Travel d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC travel company

  • Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Some countries require a full blank “VISA” page in the passport for stamping purposes. Any information provided on travel description pertains to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.

  • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. Your name on your invoice MUST match your passport.

  • Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Therefore, we recommend Travel Protection that helps provide coverage for Trip

  • All prices listed are Cruise Only Package you are responsible for securing your flight on your own. If you would like assistance with booking your flight please complete this form: Requesting A Flight Form

  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this price to be locked in.

  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.

  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.

  • Roommate Matching is available. Review our Roommate Matching Program.

  • You can log-in to our member portal to view your account and reservations 24 hours a day.

  • Name changes are allowed with a $100 name change fee up until the final payment date and $250 after final payment date.

  • Late payment of $250 per person is required after final due date listed on your payment plan. Late payment fees are automatically added to your reservations the day after your final due date.

  • All late payment requests must be approved by management before the final payment deadline on your account.

  • Single occupancy = one person to a room
  • Double occupancy = two persons to a room
  • Each person in a room will have his or her own bed. Couples will have one king bed.

The fear of missing (FOMO) is a horrible feeling...but losing your hard earned money you paid for your vacation is far worse. Because all of Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferable, travel insurance is therefore highly recommended for this trip. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don’t have to worry about being over-insured. Click the link for our preferred travel insurance vendor list. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance you will be required to complete a form declining this options. This is to ensure you understand the repercussion of not purchasing travel insurance. 

  • Vaccination Requirements: Not Required
  • Covid-19 Testing Requirements: Not Required
  • Quarantine: Not Required
  • Additional Documentation: Not Required
  • Covid-19 Insurance Coverage: Strongly Recommended
  • Masks & Social Distancing: Masks are not required to be worn.