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  • Arc de Triomphe in Paris

  • Champagne vineyards near Viviers

  • The new Amadeus Provence

  • Haydn Deck Cabin interior

  • Paris' famed Eiffel Tower

  • Gourmet dining aboard Amadeus Provence

  • Lavender fields in Provence

  • The view over Lyon

  • Arc de Triomphe in Paris

  • Champagne vineyards near Viviers

  • The new Amadeus Provence

  • Haydn Deck Cabin interior

  • Paris' famed Eiffel Tower

  • Gourmet dining aboard Amadeus Provence

  • Lavender fields in Provence

  • The view over Lyon

  • A ferris wheel lights up central Lyon

   

Paris to The Riviera

  • Cruise aboard a new 5 star Amadeus river ship
  • Visit Paris, Avignon, Nice, Burgundy & More
Includes Land Tour & Return Flights

Paris, Burgundy, Provence, and the French Riviera - these very words conjure images of romantic corner cafes, grand boulevards, endless vineyards, and sun-kissed beaches. Witness these iconic sights and more with a dazzling 15-day land and river cruise tour through sensational France.

Discover Paris - the City of Lights - on a guided tour showcasing the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and more. Enjoy free time to explore the city at leisure, then continue the journey to Bourges and Lyon, where your seven-night river cruise begins. Sail aboard the new Amadeus Provence, a five-star river ship where every room enjoys river views. Spend your days enjoying gourmet meals with free-flowing wines, relaxing in the infinity-edge plunge pool, and exploring intriguing ports along the Saône and Rhône rivers. Cruise through the celebrated Burgundy wine region, visit the towns of Macon and Chalon sur Saone, and discover the historic city of Avignon in Provence. When it seems the trip just can’t get any better, it then heads to sunny Nice, Cannes and Monaco on the French Riviera. With return international flights, a seven-night cruise, 25 meals including a Captain’s Gala Dinner, and return airport and ship transfers, this trip truly has it all.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Paris! Fly with award-winning airlines such as Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Paris, upon arrival be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel.

Hotel Ibis Porte D’Orleans, Paris Meals included: None

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of Paris to see the highlights of this great city. See iconic sights such as Notre Dame, the Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the Tuileries Gardens. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in the French capital - a centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.

Hotel Ibis Porte D’Orleans, Paris Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, depart towards Bourges - capital of the Kingdom of France in the reign of Charles VII. See the Saint-Etienne Cathedral, included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, plus the city’s old streets and half-timbered houses. In the afternoon continue to Lyon, France's third largest city, which sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers.

Hotel Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache, Lyon Meals included: Breakfast

Relax this morning in Lyon, before checking out and being transferred to the port for embarkation on the Amadeus Provence ship (starting from 4pm). This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by a specially prepared welcome dinner.

Amadeus Cruises – ‘Amadeus Provence’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning the vessel arrives in the town of Macon, in southern Burgundy. This celebrated wine producing region produces some of the most expensive and highly-rated wines in the world. Spend the morning exploring the city, or perhaps visit the Wine Museum, which is dedicated to the history and production of Burgundy wines (not included). This afternoon you may choose to join an optional excursion to Cluny Abbey (not included). Founded in 910AD, the abbey is dedicated to St. Peter.

Amadeus Cruises – ‘Amadeus Provence’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Continue the journey through the wine region with a stop in the town of Chalon sur Saone. The town offers plenty of art galleries and specialty shops to peruse, as well as a museum dedicated to photography. Take the opportunity to visit some of the countryside’s famous vineyards (not included) such as Pommard and Puligny, a wine lover’s delight. This afternoon enjoy the scenery as the vessel continues its way along Saone, or perhaps choose to explore the medieval towns of Brandon and Cormatin (not included) and rejoin the vessel in Tournus.

Amadeus Cruises – ‘Amadeus Provence’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The ship arrives in Lyon this morning. This UNESCO World Heritage city is known for its cuisine, as well as historical and architecturally impressive landmarks. Enjoy time to explore the city on your own, or take the opportunity to join a city tour (not included). See the sights such as the Basilica of Notre Dame de Forviere and the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) which is the Renaissance area along the bank of the Saone. Relax this afternoon as the vessel sails through the picturesque countryside.

Amadeus Cruises – ‘Amadeus Provence’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today arrive in the city of Avignon. Enjoy time to explore the city on your own or take the opportunity to join in a city tour (not included). See sights such as the 14th century Papal Palace. The Papal Palace was home of 6 papal conclaves, but became obsolete when the papacy decided to return to Rome. The area of Provence is also home to the Pont du Gard, a three-level aqueduct constructed over 2000 years ago by the Romans and is one of the architectural masterpieces of the ancient world. This afternoon you can choose to join an optional tour to the Pont du Gard (not included). The vessel remains in Avignon this evening.

Amadeus Cruises – ‘Amadeus Provence’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The town of Arles captured the imagination of brilliant impressionist painter, Van Gogh, like no other. Walking through the town, many of the settings may seem familiar, as some of Van Gogh’s best known pieces reflect the beauty of the town. Outside Arles, is located the Camargue Nature Park. Take an optional excursion to the park (not included). The park covers 86,000 hectares and is known for its unique flora and fauna, as well as semi wild bulls and white Camargue horses. This afternoon take the opportunity to join in a city walking tour (not included).

Amadeus Cruises – ‘Amadeus Provence’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning offers the opportunity to view the Ardeche Gorge (not included), a natural wonder of the area. Visit this “Grand Canyon of Europe” and rejoin the vessel in time for lunch. Alternately spend the day relaxing onboard. This evening attend the delightful Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Amadeus Cruises – ‘Amadeus Provence’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Disembark following breakfast and travel to the resort town of Cannes, known for its star-studded annual film festival. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Walk along the Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, lined with sandy beaches, and see upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels.

Hotel Colette, Cannes Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast continue to Monaco, home of the rich and famous. This small but impressive city is best known as the former home of Grace Kelly, and the Monaco Grand Prix. Admire the opulent yachts in the city's harbours, then head to Nice along the Riviera. The capital of the French Riviera. Here you can peruse markets, wander the old town, admire glorious architecture, or dine at the fabulous local restaurants.

Hotel Nice Centre Notre Dame, Nice Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of France and Monaco
  • Visit Paris, Bourges, Lyon, Cannes and Nice
  • Cruise to Macon, Chalon sur Saone, Avignon, Arles and Chateauneuf-du-Rhone
  • See the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe on a city tour of Paris
  • Witness the UNESCO listed Saint-Etienne Catherdral in Bourges
  • Visit Macon in southern Burgundy
  • Dock in Chalon sur Saone, nestled in the Burgundy wine region
  • Discover Lyon, France’s third largest city
  • See Avignon, home to the Papal Palace
  • Experience Arles, a site of inspiration for Van Gogh
  • Stop in picturesque Chateauneuf-du-Rhone
  • Experience the elegant resort town of Cannes
  • Visit Monaco, home of the rich and famous
  • See Nice, capital of the French Riviera
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 night French River Cruise from Lyon to Lyon
  • Sail aboard the newly christened Amadeus 'Provence' ship
  • Stay in an elegant outside cabin
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demos and music performances
  • Free-flowing wine and beer from Europe’s famous wine regions with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water onboard cruise
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi while cruising
  • English-speaking Cruise Director
  • Enjoy 25 meals including daily breakfast and a Captain's Gala dinner
  • English speaking tour leader
  • All parking, check points and port charges
  • Airlines and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and ship transfers

Important info

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BOOKING INFORMATION

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel offer is valid for travel on the 10th June 2018

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share

Single Traveller Supplement 
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies
- Haydn Deck Window Cabin: $900
- Strauss Deck French Balcony Cabin: $2500

Departure Dates
10th June 2018

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth

FLIGHTS

Airline(s) Used

British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Alitalia, Emirates, Air Berlin, Czech Airlines, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Arrive early in Paris, France
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Stay behind in Nice, France
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $700 each way
Locations:
* Singapore
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used
- Stopover packages are subject to availability

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: starting from $3499* per person
- Business Class: buy now for $7499 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded)
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration

CRUISES

Cabins

All cabins are subject to availability. Strauss Deck Cabins are french balcony and Haydn Deck cabins are with windows. 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Used
3/4 Star (self-rated)
- Paris: Hotel Ibis Porte D’Orleans
- Lyon: Hotel Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache
- Cannes: Hotel Colette
- Nice Hotel Nice Centre Notre Dame
*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights 
- Paris, France (Pre Tour): $230 per room including breakfast
- Nice, France (Post Tour): $240 per room including breakfast
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed

Triple Share
Not available

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability)

Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 40 per vehicle

Shore Excursions
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with Amadeus Cruises prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability) 

EXCLUSIONS

- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Europe is not if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping 
*Land: Recommended at approx. €5 per person/day payable on tour (subject to change)
*Cruise: Recommended at approx. €7 per person/day payable onboard (subject to change)
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- City taxes: approx. €3 per person per night
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
*** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TOUR GUIDE vs TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 

Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

CRUISE:
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

COACH TOUR:
Meals:

Daily buffet breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour manager and driver is €5 per person per day, which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour. Cruise: recommended at approx. €7 per person/day payable onboard (subject to change)

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note; a reasonable level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

VISAS

A Tourist visa for Europe is not required for an accumulative total stay of 90 days per 180 calendar days if travelling on an Australian Passport 
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.

INSURANCE

TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance.

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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