Frank Beckmann Vacation – Paris to Normandy

The Frank Beckmann Vacation is back by popular demand. And my second vacation is going to be something special! Imagine walking Omaha Beach, the very beach so many brave Americans stormed on D-Day 75 years ago. Then picture yourself taking a romantic stroll by the Eiffel Tower, which happens to be just a two minute walk from our Paris hotel. I am proud and excited to introduce my 2nd Annual Frank Beckmann Vacation:

Paris to Normandy – A Journey Through History
Aboard the Amadeus Diamond

Of course we’re going to cruise the Seine River in style, which is why we have chosen the Amadeus Diamond to be our floating luxury hotel as we sail from one highlight to the next. And since we’ve reserved over half the boat, we’re going to have a great opportunity to get to know one another (over a cocktail preferably). We’ve also scheduled a welcome session, a Q&A and a cocktail party.

For those of you who enjoy a little golf (that’s me!), you can opt to golf on some of France’s most iconic courses including Le Golf National. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it was home to the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Let’s take this once-in-a-lifetime vacation together.

Frank Beckmann

Per Person Double Occupancy
From $5499
Single Supplement Available

October 4-14, 2020

11 Days / 10 Nights

  • Spend a full day learning the World War II history of Normandy
  • Discover the awe-inspiring Palace of Versailles
  • Walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths
  • Explore the streets that inspired the likes of Picasso and van Gogh in Montmartre
  • See Claude Monet’s famous water lily pond at Giverny

Itinerary

1
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Depart USA
Relax on your overnight flight to Paris.

2
Monday, October 5, 2020

Arrive Paris
Upon arrival in the “City of Lights,” enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris, including an inside visit of Notre-Dame Cathedral. This evening, get to know your fellow group members over dinner and French wine.

3
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Paris
With so much to see and do in one of the world’s great cities we just couldn’t choose what to do. So we’ve given you some incredible (included) options to choose from. Take in Paris’ famed covered passages, learn the history of Paris’ fashion scene, or take a Paris World War II tour.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Paris–Board Boat
This morning, enjoy some free time to take in a French cafe or a stroll past the Eiffel tower. Or you can choose to take an optional tour to explore more of the city. This afternoon, we’ll board the Amadeus Diamond and begin our cruise down the Seine. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and specially prepared dinner.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Conflans
Arrive in Conflans, at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine. On your included excursion, visit the little town of Auvers-sur-Oise, an inspiration to many of the famous Impressionist masters. The most famous of these artists is Vincent van Gogh, whose final resting place is located here. Van Gogh painted close to 80 canvases here.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Rouen
This morning we reach Rouen, often called the “Ville Musée” (Museum Town). Here you can visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th-century stained glass windows. This afternoon stroll down the romantic “Abbey Trail” for a view of countless churches, castles and abbeys.

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Le Havre
Today you can explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths, which have inspired many well-known artists. Nearby is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbor town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

***FEATURED EXPERIENCE***
Normandy Beaches
Our journey through history takes us to one of the most important events of the past century, the D-Day invasion site. Together, we will discover where it all began – the landing beaches of Normandy. The staggeringly big concrete blocks remaining from the Mulberry artificial harbor bring the massive Allied operations here back to life. The Longues-sur-mer artillery battery, just one of Hitler’s installations along his massive Atlantic Wall, show you the enormity of the task at hand. And the bleach white crosses at the Normandy American Cemetery bring it all home as we pay our respects to the fallen heroes of the “Greatest Generation.” The American Flag will lower to the sound of Taps, and conclude a day you will never forget.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Les Andelys–Vernon–Poissy
Today our vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one-time home to Richard the Lionheart. Relax in town or venture farther on an included tour to nearby Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings and vivid flora were inspirations for some of his most famous works.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Paris
Today round out your Frank Beckmann Vacation with a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. This afternoon discover the quirky artists’ district of Montmartre and visit Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris. (Montmartre tour not included in vacation package)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fly Home

Inclusions

Included

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from Detroit
  • 7 nights aboard the Amadeus Diamond including all meals, beer & wine with lunch and dinner, WiFi, Whisper Audio on tours and bottled water
  • 2-night Paris hotel package with breakfast
  • All ground transportation in France
  • Custom luggage handling
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including onboard cruise hosts
  • All taxes & fees (subject to change regardless of payment status)
  • Frank Beckmann Exclusives


Beckmann Vacation Exclusives:

  • 2-Night Hotel Package Including:
    • Accommodations Just Steps from the Eiffel Tower
    • Welcome Dinner with Wine
    • Paris Tour of Your Choice
  • 10 Tours Highlighted by an Exclusive Normandy Tour with American Cemetery Visit
  • Cocktail Party
  • Get to Know Frank over a Q&A
  • Frank Beckmann Gift Set

Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for crew & tour guides
  • Airline baggage fees (if applicable)
  • Items of a personal nature

Testimonials

I was truly impressed with the top notch service, organization and leadership of Cruise & Tour. Our guide Charlie Crull was always available to help and guide us. Not only did he do a great job, but he was fun and it was nice to get to know him along with others we met.
- Tracy Fisher

Staterooms

Panoramic Window Cabin (C-4, C-1)
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Lower French Balcony Cabin (B-4, B-1)
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Upper French Balcony Cabin (A-1)
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Suite w/ French Balcony
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Single Cabin w/ Panoramic Window
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Rates

CategoryRoom SizePer Person Double Occupancy
Panoramic Window Cabin (C-4)162 sq. ft.$5499
Panoramic Window Cabin (C-1)162 sq. ft.$5699
Lower French Balcony Cabin (B-4)162 sq. ft.$6399
Lower French Balcony Cabin (B-1)162 sq. ft.$6599
Upper French Balcony Cabin (A-1)162 sq. ft.$7199
Suite w/ French Balcony237 sq. ft.$7899
Single Cabin w/ Panoramic Window (1 available)107 sq. ft.$6599
Optional Golf Package$1849 Per Golfer
Single SupplementPlease Call
Optional Travel InsurancePlease Call
Optional Air UpgradesPlease Call

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$1000 per person deposit required with your reservation
$2000 per person second deposit due 3/6/20
Final payment due 6/5/20
*A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for the golf program

All payments can be made by credit card, check or cash.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
Initial $1000 deposit refundable through 3/6/20, less a $500 cancellation fee
3/7/20 to 6/5/20: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 6/5/20 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited

Call 800-383-3131 to Reserve Your Spot Today!

Optional Golf Package

Optional Golf Package – $1849
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How to Book

  1. Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
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  3. You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form

Fill it out and you’re in!

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RoamRight Insurance
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Covered events for trip
Cancellation/Interruption
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