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Christmas Magic in Paris

4 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: PARIS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Our ship will be docked in the center of the city.
 
DAY 2: Canal Saint Martin - PARIS and its famous sites
This morning will be spent cruising along the Canal Saint Martin towards the Quai de Grenelle. The Canal Saint Martin area has kept all the charm and romanticism from its former working-class-neighborhood days. Here, the elegant footbridges, the nine locks, and bustling quays bring back the atmosphere of the “Paris of Yesteryear”, with a shabby-chic retro charm that is very fashionable at the moment. Afterwards, we will travel up the Seine, cruising past the Trocadero gardens and the Tuileries Park. This afternoon, you will be taken on an original walk through the prettiest covered arcades in Paris. At this time of year, the arcades are wonderfully illuminated as they shelter the colorful Christmas decorations adorning the facades of some of the most luxurious boutiques in the city. We will walk through time and history as we discover the area around Palais Royal, the Louvre and the Comédie Française. We'll return on board and set out for a cruise through beautifully illuminated Paris by night (depending on water levels).
 
DAY 3: Prestigious PARIS
This morning, we'll discover Prestigious Paris from the Place Vendôme and its jewelry stores famous the world over, to the fashionable shopping street, Rue de la Paix: prepare to be blown away by the surrounding beauty! We'll then walk past the Opéra Garnier to reach the emblematic Haussmann Boulevard where you can enjoy time at leisure to marvel at the legendary stores. We'll return on board after our walk. This afternoon, you'll be transfered by coach towards the Christmas Market on the Champs Elysées(1), a must-see market offering a wonderful view over the illuminated big wheel. All along the course of your stroll, you’ll be able to taste delicious specialties in the many traditional chalets. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening. We'll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 4: PARIS
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
River Cruise Highlights
  • Your canal barge is docked in the center of Paris in the Bassin de la Villette, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Shopping and culture at the heart of the most prestigious districts in Paris
  • Transfer by coach is included towards the iconic Christmas Market on the Champs Elysées,
  • the most beautiful avenue in the world
  • Guided tour of the covered arcades and the district around the famous Palais-Royal
  • Guided tour in prestigious Parisian districts passing by rue de la Paix, Place Vendôme and the department stores
All This Included
  • All meals included - Refined French cuisine
  • Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Raymonde
Notes
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) The discovery of the Christmas Market on the Champs Elysées depends on its opening day, still unknown as this program is advertized.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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