Style : River cruise
FINE FRENCH CUISINE ON THE SEINE RIVER, FROM GIVERNY AND MONET'S GARDENS TO THE PALAIS-ROYAL IN PARIS. With the distinctive participation of David Gallienne,(1) Serge Dubs,(1) and the Distillerie Massenez (1) (port-to-port cruise) tour
Family Friendly River cruise FINE FRENCH CUISINE ON THE SEINE RIVER, FROM GIVERNY AND MONET'S GARDENS TO THE PALAIS-ROYAL IN PARIS. With the distinctive participation of David Gallienne,(1) Serge Dubs,(1) and the Distillerie Massenez (1) (port-to-port cru

FINE FRENCH CUISINE ON THE SEINE RIVER, FROM GIVERNY AND MONET'S GARDENS TO THE PALAIS-ROYAL IN PARIS. With the distinctive participation of David Gallienne,(1) Serge Dubs,(1) and the Distillerie Massenez (1) (port-to-port cruise)

CroisiEurope
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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
4 days
From: $ 1,943 $ 486 / day
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Overview

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fine onboard dining crafted by CroisiEurope chefs
  • Surprise dinner accompanied by David Gallienne
  • Cruise on the Seine River between the heart of Paris and Les Andelys in Normandy
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Guided wine tasting with Serge Dubs, 1989 Top Sommelier in the World
    • Gourmet lunch honoring Claude Monet and a tour of his gardens in Giverny
    • The Caves du Louvre, with wine tasting in a unique, historic setting

Short Description

All aboard for an exceptional gastronomic cruise with one-star Michelin chef David Gallienne and Serge Dubs—voted the best sommelier in Alsace, France, Europe, and the World between 1974 and 1989.

A vacation to awaken all your senses! Indulge in the elegance of a first-rate cocktail and the finesse of great wines. Dive into la belle vie in the City of Light and bucolic Normandy. Admire Monet's gardens and masterpieces while being served veritable works of art on your plate.

Style River cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal transport included (including local flights)
Start City Paris
End City Paris

Destinations

France

Attractions & Cities Visited

Paris

Activities & Interests

River cruise

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Itinerary

Day 1 PARIS

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail, specially designed by the Distillerie Massenez for this event.Sample dinner menu:Creamy poultry soup with tarragonCod loin served on sautéed penny bun mushroomsBresse chicken in a potato crustBrie de Meaux stuffed with Mediterranean treasuresTanzanian Amber: White chocolate mousse with caramel and roasted peanutsOur ship will cruise to Les Andelys overnight.

Day 2 LES ANDELYS - Giverny - VERNON

Sit back and enjoy the French countryside as it unfurls before you. Notable sites this morning are the château in Roche Guyon and the old mill of Vernon.Join us on board for a guided wine tasting with Serge Dubs, voted several times as the best sommelier in the world.We'll arrive in Les Andelys, a charming Norman village. Enjoy some time on your own exploring the waterfront town protected by the imposing Château Gaillard.Lunch is a fine affair while we cruise the Seine River between Les Andelys and Vernon. Claude Monet once called Normandy home, and our cruise will bring you to the hideaway where he created many of his masterpieces. The famous impressionist painter also loved fine food! Your lunch will be a series of courses pulled from Claude Monet's Recipe Book, a collection published by a family member in 1989.In the afternoon, join us for a visit of the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny. Monet lived in the house with its famous pink crushed-brick facade from 1883 until his death in 1926. He designed his garden and the ponds as meticulously as he executed his paintings. The restored home of the Master of Impressionism has regained the colors, the furniture, the Japanese prints, and the china he loved.Get ready for a surprise gourmet dinner dreamed up by David Gallienne.Our ship will begin to cruise during the night.

Day 3 VERNON - PARIS - The Caves du Louvre

We'll spend the morning cruising to Paris. Join us for an onboard lecture by the Distillerie Massenez. Don't miss the view of Paris as we cruise through the impressive futuristic business district of La Defense.We'll enjoy a gourmet lunch on board.In the afternoon, join us for a royal tasting at the Caves du Louvre, a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a unique setting. Our stroll to the wine cellar brings us along the vast, ornate exteriors of the Louvre. Your local tour guide will explain the history and provide fun facts about the former royal palace. André Eynaud, a privileged wine merchant in the king's court, built the cellars. One tale involves tunnels linking the cellars to the palace, which allowed for a certain discretion when replenishing the wine stock. During our tour, you'll learn about the fascinating past of the renovated cellars, now a mix of old charm and modern decor. Our visit includes a tasting of three "royal" wines with an expert.  Enjoy a gourmet dinner on board this evening as we cruise through Paris by night.(2) Tonight is our festive gala evening. Typical Gala Dinner:Sautéed duck liver with King of the Pippins applesCrab- and Royal Osetra caviar-stuffed zucchini cannelloniWell-cooked French veal tenderloin with choron sauceIn-season potato and vegetable pancakeAlsatian honey parfait with a prune and mulled wine sauce

Day 4 PARIS

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning,before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.End of our services. 

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Price Per Day: $ 486 per day
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Oct-19-2022Oct-23-2022$ 1,943 Reserve

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FINE FRENCH CUISINE ON THE SEINE RIVER, FROM GIVERNY AND MONET'S GARDENS TO THE PALAIS-ROYAL IN PARIS. With the distinctive participation of David Gallienne,(1) Serge Dubs,(1) and the Distillerie Massenez (1) (port-to-port cruise)

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We are still waiting for a refund for Porto Duoro Valley River Cruise 28 Sept 2020. We had to pay the total cost by June 2019 & opted for a refund less the non-refundable NZ$1100 deposit in early 2020. We are very frustrated that CroisiEurope is continuing to promote cruises for future passengers without honouring their contract with us. This is not the way to run an honest buisness!
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CroisiEurope is not one of them

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As a travel agent, I try to find suppliers that have the service and ethics that I expect for my clients. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that CroisiEurope is not one of them. I received confirmation that the clients in the four cabins I had booked on the Oberammergau cruise would get a full refund in 3 - 4 weeks. The email contained attachments with the refund amount for each. Right at the beginning of the 4th week, they sent an email saying the law had changed and they no longer had to give refunds! That’s fine for those going forward, but to retroactive back to the clients that had already received refund confirmation is ridiculous. Some of these clients are in their 80’s and were only going for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Having a credit for a future cruise does them no good nor can some afford to lose that money. Shame on you #croisieurope I as well as Cruise Planners home office will be letting the rest of Cruise Planners organization know this is no longer a vendor to use!
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fund money owed to guests

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fund money owed to guests whose cruises have been cancelled and don't hold to the voucher line. It is not fair to travelers. I caution anyone against using this line.
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An unforgettable experience

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Une expérience inoubliable à la fois sur le plan culinaire sur les animations et les visites lors de la croisière j’en suis à ma septième !!!


An unforgettable experience at the same time on the culinary plan of activities and visits during the cruise I'm on my seventh!!!
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CroisiEurope isn't focused on their customers

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I planned a 3 week vacation this April that included a 7 day, CroisiEurope cruise on the Rhine. Due to the pandemic, my flights, hotels and cruise were canceled by the respective companies. I got refunds for my hotels and flights, but not from CroisiEurope.

They finally agreed a month ago to give me a refund, but then a few days ago, I got an email that they are not going to honor their agreement and I no longer get a refund.

To make matters worse, I get a SPAM email from them offering "risk-free" cruises to new customers.

Here’s an excerpt of the email: “We understand that some of our guests might be hesitant about making a cruise reservation or traveling at this time. For this reason, Croisieurope has introduced a Risk-Free Guarantee. So that you can plan your journey with peace of mind, we guarantee to hold your 2020 cruise departure reservation without deposit, and wait for final settlement until 15 days prior to departure.”

So, for a new customers, CroisiEurope is willing to offer risk free travel, but customers that paid money and had their cruises canceled by CroisieEurope these past 2 months, we get no guarantee of anything and they will keep our money.

I think anyone considering a cruise with CroisiEurope should be very hesitant and consider another cruise company that will stand behind its customer. I can’t recommend them since they are solely focused on acquiring new customers and don’t care about their existing customers, especially once they have taken their money.
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Ideal for a weekend in Paris

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tres beau bâteau. chambre magnifique. accueil parfait. ideal pour un week end à Paris.


Very nice boat. beautiful room. a perfect welcome. ideal for a weekend in Paris.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal transport included (including local flights)

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Additional Information

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Rules & Other Requirements

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

Trip ID#:

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What's excluded

drinks - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points.

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