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French Masterpiece 2025
Paris, Normandy & Bordeaux

16 night Stay & Cruise from $11,859 per person share twin
in a Deluxe Stateroom
Flights are additional
Departs 19 Oct 25
Includes Savings up to $6900 per couple

Sale Period

Sold by 31 May 24 unless sold out prior

Stay & Cruise Package

16 night Stay & Cruise from
per person share twin
in a Deluxe StateroomFlights are additional
Departs 19 Oct 25Includes Savings up to $6900 per couple

French Masterpiece 2025 - Paris, Normandy & Bordeaux 

Two Avalon Waterways river cruises on the Seine from Paris, then the Garonne & Dorgodne rivers from Bordeaux are combined to create the French Masterpiece, for the ultimate French immersive experience.

You'll be wined, dined, and amazed by breathtaking views on this magnificent river trip through France. There's so much to do in the country's quaint and historic towns. Travel to the scenic Normandy region by boat down the Seine River. You can take a guided tour of either the magnificent Bizy Castle, also referred to as "Normandy's Versailles," or Claude Monet's breathtaking gardens at Giverny in Vernon. Take part in a visit to the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, and the Point du Hoc monument during your historic Normandy Landing Beach excursion. See the Gothic Rouen Cathedral and go on a guided tour of the medieval district of Rouen.

Spend some time in Paris, one of the most romantic cities on earth, before bidding adieu to the stunning Seine River! Take a trip that highlights the most famous attractions in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum, and more, to get a full sense of the city. Transfer to your Suite Ship® in Bordeaux, the capital of the magnificent Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, known for its illustrious vineyards and charming villages. Sail over one of the most picturesque areas of France and let your imagination run wild with your selection of Avalon's included Classic, Active, or Discovery excursions—from the regal past of castles and châteaux to the enchanting cellars where opulent wine bouquets and delectable cuisine entice the senses. Although the scenery and verdant pasture treasures abound along the Dordogne and Garonne shorelines; Avalon enhances every immersive encounter to allow for a more profound exploration of the architectural and cultural gems that harken back to the rich traditions of Southwest France. On this vacation in Bordeaux's belle vie, the world is your oyster, from breathtaking drives to two-wheel biking adventures through forests to sampling the delicacies of the Arachon coast!

Deal Includes:

 2 nights Paris Hotel including breakfast
Transfers to ship from Hotel 
 2x7 night Avalon Waterways river cruises (includes transfer from Paris to Bordeaux) Your onboard inclusions:
 Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard including exclusive Avalon Fresh
 Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
 Select beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails during Happy Hour.
Specialty coffees, tea, and filtered water available 24 hours a day.
 Included excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
 Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
 Onboard local entertainment
 Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
 Gratuities and Port Charges

BONUS - Includes savings of $6900 per couple

Deluxe Stateroom Cat E 
From $11,859 per person share twin 
Deluxe Stateroom Cat D
From $11,859 per person share twin 
Panorama Suite Cat B 
From $15,859 per person share twin 
Panorama Suite Cat A 
From $16,059 per person share twin 

Price based on 19 October 2025 departure. 

Ports of call

Paris | Vernon | Caudebec | Rouen | Conflans | Paris | Bordeaux | Cadillac-Sur-Garonne | Cussac Fort Medoc | Blaye-Bourg | Libourne | Bordeaux

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Terms and Conditions

All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 06/05/ 24 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. On board credit where shown is per cabin & must be spent on board and is not refundable in cash. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms & conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or deposit dates as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation, we recommend that you purchase a policy that includes cover around Covid-19. Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. Hotels in certain destinations in Europe, USA and Asia may require local tourist taxes or resort fees payable at check in, We aim to give an indication of these where possible, but unfortunately you cannot pre pay this aspect of the hotel rate and must settle at check in. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. Vaccination and health requirements are the responsibility of the passengers, please note that most cruise lines require guests to be double vaccinated against covid-19 up to 14 days prior to cruise departure.

Avalon Special Offer T&C *Terms & conditions: Prices are dependent upon cruise and cabin availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Book select 2024 & 2025 Europe river cruises and save $175, $250, $375, $400, $575, $600, $750, $800, $1200, $1500, $1600, $1900, $2000, $2250, $2400, $2,600, $2800, $3,000, $3,200, $3,400, $4,150 or $4,200 per person, dependent on the cruise & departure date booked. Applicable cruise savings can be viewed online on cruise itinerary pages. Select dates are not eligible for promotion. Availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Offer applicable across all cabin categories. Offer valid for new 2024 and 2025 Europe bookings made and deposited by 01/07/24 or until sold out. Offers will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. To secure reservation and offer a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $750 per person/per cruise is required at time of booking. Cruises including intra-tour flights require additional deposit, confirmed at time of reservation. Offers valid for Singles (single supplement applies). Offers not combinable with any other promotion except Welcome Back Credit and/or $100pp Second Tour Discount (may be applied when multiple cruises are booked at the same time for travel within the same calendar year). Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Full Avalon terms & conditions apply, please ensure you read these prior to booking – see the Avalon Waterways brochure or visit

Sale Period

Sold by 31 May 24 unless sold out prior


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