Make it a Joyeux Noel on a festive journey infused with splendor and romance.
For fashionistas and Francophiles, romantic spirits and patrons of the arts, an opportunity to see Paris decked out in all its holiday finery is not to be missed. The "City of Light" sparkles more than ever during the Christmas season. Imagine doing your holiday shopping along the glamorous Champs Elysees or splurging on something fabulous in a posh boutique. Stroll through the crisp winter air in the Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the spectacular decor of the city's grand department stores. Wind your way along the Seine deep into the French countryside, stopping to indulge in a slice of tarte tatin at a historic cafe-part of a Normandy-style "Taste of Christmas" walking tour. Peruse handmade toys and crafts at local marches de Noel, enjoy sacred music in a legendary cathedral, and take an exclusive guided tour of Versailles, exploring "secret" chambers within the magnificent palace of the Sun King. It all adds up to an extra special holiday tailor-made for you. Guests sailing over New Year's are in another a once-in-a-lifetime treat-a chance to ring in 2018 in Paris.
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided "Taste of Christmas," "Do as the Locals Do" and "Gentle Walking" programs
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of Nordic walking sticks
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
1 country: France
2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
All transfers on arrival and departure days
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "The Mona Lisa and 10 Legendary Paris Works of Art"