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17 Day Ultimate Paris to Versailles incl. 6* All Inclusive River Cruise w/ 4 Captains Dinners, Domestic Flights & Paris Hotel Stay + more.

17 Day Ultimate Paris to Versailles incl. 6* All Inclusive River Cruise w/ 4 Captains Dinners, Domestic Flights & Paris Hotel Stay + more.

17 Days

***Book Now, Choose Dates Later - Travel Until 25/10/2024***
Discover the very best of French culture, food and wine on this exclusive luxury cruise down two of France’s best-known rivers. Explore the wines, villages and historic towns of the Garonne in Bordeaux and the Seine from Normandy down to Paris. 

  • 14 Nights onboard two 6* boutique Uniworld river cruises
  • One Way Domestic Air France flight to Bordeaux
  • 2 Nights in the finest 5-star boutique hotel in Paris
  • High-Speed Travel on the TGV

About This Trip

Discover the class and beauty of France on this exclusive river cruising exploration of two of the most dynamic regions in the country, after spending a couple of nights on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. This is France at its finest, a gateway to exploring its fine wines, succulent local produce, historic towns and its world-renowned culture from your luxurious floating hotel. 


Your trip starts in the heart of French culture, from your 5-star hotel on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. With a couple of days to explore this iconic, classical city, you can enjoy its cafe culture, its incredible wealth of museums and galleries and of course, its impeccable gastronomy. 


From Paris, you board an Air France flight down to the home of refined red wines, Bordeaux. Here you will board the stunning SS, an impeccably designed 6-star ship, created to instantly immerse you in French art, culture and wine. Onboard, you will cruise the River Garonne, exploring the wine region of Bordeaux, on foot and by bike, unlocking some truly unique experiences. After six days of exploring here, you will jump on board the high-speed TGV for a first-class rail journey to board the magical SS Joie de Vivre back in Paris. From here you will head north to explore the incredible landscapes and historical wonders of Normandy, from the heartstoppingly poignant Normandy beaches to the opulent palace of Versailles. 


Visiting 6 stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore France in style on this once-in-a-lifetime luxury escape. 


What's Included
14 Nights onboard two 6* boutique Uniworld river cruises
  • Both the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage are immaculately designed and exude class & style, these beautifully appointed cruise ships will be your home when exploring the Garonne and Seine Rivers. 
One Way Domestic Air France flight to Bordeaux
  • Air France is the national carrier of France and we have arranged a connecting flight down to Bordeaux to meet your first exclusive cruise ship. 
2 Nights in the finest 5-star boutique hotel in Paris
  • You will be staying in the glorious Hotel Marignan Champs - Elysees in a Deluxe Eiffel Tower Room 
High-Speed Travel on the TGV

You will depart from Bordeaux and head back to Paris on board the swift TGV in a first-class seat.

Private Premium Car Transfers to Charles De Gaulle Airport
  • When you arrive and depart in the city, and when you fly down to Bordeaux, we will arrange private, premium transfers for your comfort and ease. 
Included meals throughout the trip
  • While at the Hotel Marignan, breakfast is included and while cruising on the rivers, everything is included, from the incredible gastronomy in the restaurant to paired wine or fine cognac to toast another great day. 
Experience hospitality like no other at the Captain’s dinner
  • One upon arrival on your ship and one when you depart, and the best part is, you are going to be on two different ships, so this means four Captain’s dinners!
Explore France like no other traveller with ‘Choice is Yours’ excursions
  • Every day on your river cruises there will be exceptional excursions and on most days you will be able to choose between a more active or more cultural activity. Activities include - Bourg sur Gironde walking tour, Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress, “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress, Fresh Médoc oysters tasting, Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting, Bunker archaeology tour, “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards, The colourful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé, Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast, Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting, Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market, Cité du Vin museum visit, “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour, ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets tour, Choice of Château La Roche-Guyon or "Let's Go" hike on the Crests trail or Monet’s gardens at Giverny or “Let's Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny, Rouen walking tour, Honfleur walking tour, “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat, Normandy Beaches: highlights of American sites, Normandy Beaches: highlights of British & Australian sites, Normandy Beaches: highlights of Canadian sites, Versailles Palace secret apartments, “Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet”, “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise,  Paris city tour, “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter, “Let's Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride

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Trip Itinerary


Where You'll Stay

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5 & 6 Star Accommodation - Classic Cabin

We have selected the most enticing boutique hotel in Paris for your extreme comfort and to match up with your 6-star accommodation on two of the most luxurious river cruisers in the world. Your rooms have been designed with an eye for complete style, created with high-end materials to bring a touch of luxury in every aspect of your stay. 


Please note, if the Paris accommodation listed below is unavailable at the time of booking, we will rebook in a hotel of a similar or higher standard. 


Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysees - Paris

S.S. Bon Voyage - River Garonne

S.S. Joie de Vivre - River Seine

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room

Improve your room's comfort

5 & 6 Star Accommodation - French Balcony Cabin

Luxurious riverview stateroom with a French Balcony 

Be in awe with as this stateroom includes a marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products , plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers.

Room features:

  • Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center.
  • Built in closets
  • Individual climate-controlled thermostat
  • direct-dial telephone 
  • 140 sq ft / 13 sq M
Total p/p price+$4240
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
5 & 6 star accommodation - Grand Suite Upgrade

Luxurious riverview grand suite

Be in awe with as this stateroom includes a marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, secluded toilet area, cozy bathrobes and slippers.

Additonal Amenities and Services Include:

  • In-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance
  • In-room breakfast (daily fruit, cookie plate and and elegant evening snack)
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas
  • Fully Stocked Mini Bar
  • Free laundry service
  • Shoe Shine 


Room features:

  • Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center.
  • Built in closets
  • Individual climate-controlled thermostat
  • direct-dial telephone 
  • 280 sq ft / 26 sq M
Total p/p price+$18540
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Other Info

We wanted to create a trip in France that lined up with all the hallmarks of the country itself. It had to be high quality, refined and excellent. It had to provide excellent food and have an air of culture like no other, and with this outstanding river cruise, we have nailed it. 


While you will not want to leave your stunning river cruiser, we have designed a range of activities to help you explore rural France your way. Each day there are options to explore, whether you want to do it in an active capacity, cycling the backroads or playing delightful golf courses, or, if you would prefer a more sedate, cultural approach to the local highlights. Every evening, you will sit down to exquisitely prepared food in one of the three dining areas, sampling the best of the local produce and of course, the local wines. 


We have ensured that quality is at the heart of every second of this trip, enabling you to relax and soak in all the cultural and natural beauty that France has to offer. 



Your trip begins and ends in Paris, the vibrant capital of France. Here, staying on the glorious Champs-Elysées you have a couple of days to explore here before boarding an Air France flight down to Bordeaux. Here you will board your first ship and head along the Garonne River, visiting Bourg sur Gironde, Pauillac la Fayette, Cadillac, Libourne and Bordeaux itself. Then, you will board the TGV and whiz back up to Paris to board your second luxury cruiser from which you will visit Giverny, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, the Normandy Beaches and Versailles before finishing back in Paris where you will meet your onward connection.


We have chosen a 5-star hotel right in the heart of Paris, on the Champs-Elysées, that presents all the extravagance, class and services that match your two floating hotels on the river cruise sections. 


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi 
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa Facilities
  • Hammam
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Cocktail lounge 
  • Infinity Pool
  • Cooking demonstrations


important info



  • International air ticket cost exceeding A$1500
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older


  • Minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required.
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance


  • Outside of your arrival and departure, porterage is available throughout the trip, although a tip is recommended


  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary Requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you


  • All transfers are included on this trip.


  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time


  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates


  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest


Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted


  • Please refer to our Booking Conditions for all information on refunds.

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request.



  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship


Holiday Extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at for information on our optional extras

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