French Savoir Vivre September 2017 | Craig Travel

French Savoir Vivre September 2017

French Savoir Vivre
Paris to Lyon
Amadeus River Cruises
ms Amadeus Provence
September 4, 2017 to September 14, 2017
11 Days
Slightly Challenging
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Beginning our journey in magical Paris, the ‘City of Light’, we will enjoy two nights in this beautiful city with ample time to relax and explore on our own and take in the top sights on our guided tour. We continue to Lyon where we will embark upon our comfortable river cruise ship, ms Amadeus Provence. Winding our way along the beautiful Rhône, all of our creature comforts are met on this state of the art river boat. Marvel at the lovely countryside adjoining the river as we enjoy world famous wine-growing regions, unique landscapes, and fantastic views of historic towns and monuments. France’s grand cities and historic landmarks are even more breath taking during this time of year. Planned with the best of river cruising lifestyle in mind, we move at a leisurely pace ensuring restful nights complimented by days filled with scenic cruising and joyous touring. 

Slightly Challenging
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Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise. 

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to France
  • 2 nights hotel in Paris at Novotel Tour Eiffel Hotel or similar
  • 7 night deluxe cruise in an outside stateroom on the brand new Amadeus River Cruises ms Amadeus Provence
  • Transfers between airports, hotel, and the ship
  • Baggage handling at hotel and shipside
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines at every dinner
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and/or cruise director
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
ms Amadeus Provence
Amadeus River Cruises

The Amadeus Provence, set to debut in April 2017, is the newest premium vessel of the Amadeus fleet. Uniquely designed to cruise the inland waterways of Europe, offering an unforgettable and relaxed comfortable cruise experience. Enjoy professional service, hospitality and additional facilities which turn this ship into a very special oasis of well-being.

    Carrying just 140 passengers in truly spacious comfort, our riverboat has four decks. The Sun Deck offers open-air viewing and features a lounge area and a walking track.  On the Mozart (upper) Deck, there are 16 cabins and 8 suites, a hairdresser, fitness room, gift shop and a panorama-bar. 

    The Strauss (middle) Deck has 28 cabins, the reception area, the restaurant and a club, while the Haydn (lower) Deck features 16 cabins. All cabins are outside - those on the Haydn deck feature fixed windows, while those on the upper decks have drop-down panoramic windows. Suites on Mozart deck feature walk-out exterior balcony. All cabins feature twin beds, private bathrooms with toilet and shower, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, flat screen television and telephone. Cabin sizes range from 188 to 284 sq ft. 


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s / Fredericton
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat C4 Outside Twin on Haydn Deck. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
Cat C1 Deluxe Twin (Haydn - Window)
Cat B4 Deluxe Twin (Strauss - Panoramic Windows)
Cat B1 Deluxe Twin (Strauss - Panoramic Windows)
Cat A1 Deluxe Twin (Mozart - French Balcony)
Suite Deluxe Twin (Mozart - French Balcony)
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Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking - book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Singles are extremely limited - please ask for rates. Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective October 2016 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. 

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $280 to $383 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $186 to $375 pp plus applicable taxes.  This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.  Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

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Monday, May 1, 2017