Ross Kaminsky Presents – Paris to Normandy
I am so excited and grateful to be taking this incredible journey of culture and history, which – and I’m sure this is true for you too – touches me personally. Imagine walking Omaha Beach, the very beach so many brave Americans stormed on D-Day 75 years ago. Picture yourself, just a few days earlier, taking a romantic stroll by the Eiffel Tower, which happens to be just a two-minute walk from our Paris hotel.
This is going to be a special vacation for so many reasons. Here are just a few:
–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
Of course we’re going to cruise the River Seine 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. Each evening we’ll gather over dinner and drinks, providing the perfect opportunity to get to know one another. We’ve also scheduled a welcome session, a Q&A and a cocktail party.
Call Cruise & Tour today to hold your spot!
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement Available
July 25 – Aug. 4, 2023
11 Days / 10 Nights
Relax on your overnight flight to Paris.
Upon arrival in the “City of Lights,” enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and more. This evening, get to know your fellow group members over dinner and French wine.
With so much to see and do in one of the world’s great cities, we just couldn’t choose for you. So we’ll give you a menu of some incredible (included) small group tour options to choose from in the morning, with free time in the afternoon to explore on your own.
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.
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.
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 on an included walking tour. This afternoon stroll down the romantic “Abbey Trail” for a view of countless churches, castles and abbeys.
Today you can explore the Normandy coastline with an included 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.
Full-Day Normandy Experience
Our journey through history takes us to the location of 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 large concrete blocks remaining from the Mulberry artificial harbor bring the massive Allied operations 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 bleached 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.
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.
Today round out your vacation with an included visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Experience one of the most incredible buildings in the world while exploring its lavish halls and beautiful gardens.
- Economy class international airfare from Denver*
- 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 as of 9/1/22
- Ross Kaminsky Exclusives
Ross Kaminsky Exclusives:
- 2-Night Hotel Package Including:
- Eiffel Tower View Rooms Just Steps from the Eiffel Tower
- Welcome Dinner with Wine
- Paris Tour of Your Choice
- 7 Tours Highlighted by an Exclusive Normandy Tour with American Cemetery Visit
- KOA Cocktail Party
- Get to Know Ross over a Q&A
- Cruise & Tour Gift Set
*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
- Travel insurance
- Tours not described in the itinerary
- Gratuities for crew & tour guides
- Airline baggage fees
- Items of a personal nature
- Increases in taxes or fees after 9/1/22
COVID-19 NOTICE: Amadeus currently requires all passengers to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. guests with an EMA/European Medicines Agency approved vaccine are required to have a 3rd shot/booster if the second shot was more than 270 days ago) or have recovered from COVID-19 (guests with an at least 11 day, max. 180 days old positive PCR-RT test). All guests must present the completed ”Mandatory Health Declaration Form” when checking in on board. Exceptions are not possible. Specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/ operator and are subject to change at any time. Masks may be required to be worn during portions of your trip and specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator. Any costs associated with these requirements shall be at the travelers’ expense. This shall not release the passenger from the cancellation policy stated above or be grounds for adjustment of the price of the travel arrangements reserved.
|Category||Room Size||Per Person Double Occupancy|
|Panoramic Window Cabin (C-4)||162 sq. ft.||$6399|
|Panoramic Window Cabin (C-1)||162 sq. ft.||$6499|
|Lower French Balcony Cabin (B-4)||162 sq. ft.||$6899|
|Lower French Balcony Cabin (B-1)||162 sq. ft.||$6999|
|Upper French Balcony Cabin (A-1)||162 sq. ft.||$7699|
|Suite w/ French Balcony||237 sq. ft.||$8099|
|Single Supplement in a B-1 Cabin||$4999 (Limited)|
|Optional Travel Insurance||Quote Will Be Provided|
|Optional Business Class Air Upgrade||Please Call|
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$1500 per person deposit required with your reservation
$2000 per person second deposit due 12/23/22
Final payment due 3/27/23
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
Initial $1500 deposit refundable through 12/23/22, less a $750 cancellation fee
12/24/22 to 3/27/23: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 3/27/23 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited
How to Book
- Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
- Ask to have a place held on this trip
- You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form
Fill it out and you’re in!
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Travel Insurance Information
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Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.
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