10 Day Paris & the Oise Valley in Style incl. 3 Nights in Paris, Luxury Boutique Barge on the Seine, Château visits, Museum visits + more.

10 Day Paris & the Oise Valley in Style incl. 3 Nights in Paris, Luxury Boutique Barge on the Seine, Château visits, Museum visits + more.

10 Days
Paris

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Explore the overwhelming beauty of Paris, the city of love, before embarking on a unique luxury barge cruiser down the opulent Oise Valley, lined with some of the most extraordinary Châteaux in France.

7 Experiences
1 Country
5 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

Get a taste of the more opulent side of France on this stunning river cruise down the Seine and Oise rivers. Starting in the heart of France, the remarkable city of Paris, you will get time to explore its cosmopolitan streets, its chic boutiques and mouth-watering restaurants. You can sit at a café under the Eiffel Tower, drink a Sidecar or French 75 in a local bar in the Latin Quarter and watch the citizens of this great city effortlessly flow past. There is so much to do, and so many landmarks in Paris, but many of your favourite memories will be simply from being there, seeing strangers kiss in the rain, finding old stores, replete with vintage beauty or perusing window displays of multi-coloured macarons. 

 

Then, from Paris, things only get more beautiful. The word of this trip is opulence, both in what you will encounter, but also in your mode of transport. The MV Raymonde is a cocoon of charm, a boutique river barge which only holds 22 guests. With personalised service, decadent interiors, a stunning restaurant, lounge bar and even an outdoor jacuzzi so you can watch the scenery drift by surrounded by bubbles, and likely with a glass of bubbles in your hand. The scenery you will be watching is simply stunning. 

 

Here, nestled on the banks of the river are some of the most delectable châteaux in France, you will stop to pay in-depth visits to the best of them. Château de Malmaison, echoing grandeur and once home to Napoleon himself, the exquisite Château Chantilly, often spoken of as the most beautiful château in France invites you in to gaze upon their decadent beauty. Immerse yourself in the artistic legacy at the Pizarro Museum and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in the picturesque village of Auvers-sur-Oise. These visits are not just excursions but a deep dive into the heart of French culture and history.

 

This cruise is more than a holiday; it's a journey into the soul of France, promising memories that will captivate and enchant you for years to come. 


What's Included
3 Nights of 4* accommodation in Paris

We include three nights of centrally located accommodation in Paris before your cruise so you get a chance to lose yourself in the beauty of the French capital

6 Night all-inclusive luxury small ship barge cruise

Holding a maximum of only 22 guests our trip on the MV Raymonde includes the following:

 

  • All meals in the restaurant
  • All drinks with meals & from the bar
  • All excursions, lus bicycles onboard
  • Accommodation in double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabins
  • Welcome cocktail & official welcome from the captain & crew
  • Gala evening
  • Personal assistance from your Steward
  • Free WiFi onboard
11 Incredible included experiences in Paris & beyond

Explore some of the most magical excursions in France, including:

 

  • Half-day gastronomic tour of Paris
  • 3 x Chateaux visits
  • Visit to the Pissarro Museum
  • Auvers-sur-Oise guided tour
  • Musée de l’Absinthe visit
  • Compiègne guided tour
  • Armistice Memorial visit
  • Noyon guided tour
  • Chantilly Cream Cookery class
English-speaking guide & steward

Each of your guided tours will be led by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide and your steward on the MV Raymonde will cater for your every need.

9 Breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners

While onboard the MV Raymonde you will be treated to full board and all meals will be taken in the stunning restaurant. While in Paris, your hotel will provide a delightful breakfast every morning.


Top Local Experiences

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Where You'll Stay

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4* Accommodation - Double/Twin Share Basis

For the initial three nights of your tour, experience the comfort and convenience of a centrally located 4-star hotel, for example the Hôtel Mercure Paris Place d'Italie (or similar). In the event that any of our preferred hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly, amenities usually include:

  • Centrally located, offering easy access to major Paris attractions
  • Contemporary rooms with modern amenities for ultimate comfort
  • Double or twin bedding
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • 24/7 guest services

 

Your Parisian hotel name will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly. For the rest of your trip, you will be accommodated on board the luxurious MV Raymonde in a private, climate-controlled cabin. 

 

MV Raymonde:

 

  • Intimate cabins, elegantly furnished for relaxation and comfort
  • Exceptional personalised service in a small, boutique setting
  • Gourmet dining on board, with meals prepared by expert chefs
  • Lounge, sun deck, and outdoor jacuzzi for leisure and relaxation

 

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

Improve your room's comfort

Optional
4* Accommodation - Solo Basis

For the initial three nights of your tour, experience the comfort and convenience of a centrally located 4-star hotel, for example the Hôtel Mercure Paris Place d'Italie (or similar). In the event that any of our preferred hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly, amenities usually include:

  • Centrally located, offering easy access to major Paris attractions
  • Contemporary rooms with modern amenities for ultimate comfort
  • Double or twin bedding
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • 24/7 guest services

 

Your Parisian hotel name will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly. For the rest of your trip, you will be accommodated on board the luxurious MV Raymonde in a private, climate-controlled cabin. 

 

MV Raymonde:

 

  • Intimate cabins, elegantly furnished for relaxation and comfort
  • Exceptional personalised service in a small, boutique setting
  • Gourmet dining on board, with meals prepared by expert chefs
  • Lounge, sun deck, and outdoor jacuzzi for leisure and relaxation
Total p/p price+$2400
Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 Adult
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSingle Room
Other Info
highlights

Paris is the most visited city in the world for a reason! Whatever type of experience you are looking for, can be found in Paris. If you love art, then outside of its incredible main galleries, there are smaller ones around every corner. If it is architecture, then look no further than Notre Dame, Champs Elysee and the Eiffel Tower, but again, these are just the highlights, there are thousands of examples of incredible architecture. If gastronomy tickles your fancy, then you are in the right place, whether it is a delicious French hot dog on the street or a 3-star Michelin restaurant, it's all here and we will take you on a half-day gastronomic tour, just to get you started. Honestly, everything about this city is a memory waiting to be made. 

 

Then, there's the magical MV Raymonde, your boutique river barge. Boarding this vessel on the Seine, right in the heart of Paris, is nothing short of enchanting. As the cityscape slowly recedes, the journey transforms into an entrancing escape. The MV Raymonde, an intimate luxury cruiser, accommodates only 22 guests, ensuring a highly personalised and unparalleled service from the moment you step onboard. The barge boasts a sumptuous restaurant and bar, a jacuzzi on the sun deck, and lavish, spacious rooms, all designed to make your stay onboard unforgettable.

 

As you cruise through the Oise Valley, each day unveils the splendor and grandeur of French history. From the majestic Château de Malmaison to the charming villages dotting the riverbanks, your journey is a celebration of France’s rich heritage set against the backdrop of stunning landscapes. The Oise Valley is not just a destination; it's a realm of opulent discovery, waiting to enchant and captivate you.


location

Your trip begins in Paris, where you will stay for 3 nights, then you will board the MV Raymonde to begin your cruise along the Seine. Your first stop is in Bougival, before joining the Oise River and spending your second night onboard in Pontoise. You then cruise further up the Oise, visiting Auvers-sur-Oise, Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, Pont-Sainte-Maxence and Compiegne. You will then cruise to Pont-l'Évêque, where you will jump on board a luxury coach which will bring you back to Paris where your trip comes to an end. 


facilities

The hotels included in our Paris and the Oise Valley cruiser feature the following facilities:

 

MS Raymonde:

 

  • A luxurious and intimate barge offering a unique 5-star cruising experience
  • Elegant cabins with en suite facilities for serene comfort
  • Gourmet restaurant with exquisite French cuisine
  • Stylish lounge bar for relaxation and socialising
  • Outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the scenic river views.
  • Spacious sun deck for panoramic sightseeing
  • Personalised service in an intimate setting with limited guest capacity

 

Hôtel Mercure Paris Place d'Italie (or similar):

 

  • A centrally located 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris, combining comfort with convenience
  • Modern amenities
  • Usually on-site restaurants and bars with diverse culinary options
  • Prime location for easy access to major Parisian attractions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour front desk service

important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • There is no minimum age for this package, however children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Double bed/twin share
  • Solo, triple & quad rates are available on a request basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • 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

  • As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So whilst you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel for the next 12-18 months.
  • We highly recommend our travellers to look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional at least 30 days before departure or get in touch with our team for travel advice.
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • 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 partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

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

Transfers

  • Transfers are included on the return from Pont-l'Évêque to Paris. 

Documentation

  • 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 support@dealsaway.com

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

Availability

  • 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 72 hrs 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 support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable on the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • 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

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

 

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs a $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

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