Discover the true essence of France on this magnificent 10-Day / 9-Night Adventures by Disney river cruise that includes a 7-night sail along the Seine River and 2 spectacular nights in Paris. From the iconic sites of the City of Lights to the provincial landscape of Monet’s beloved Giverny to the beaches of Normandy and stunning destinations in between, you’ll engage in an exciting array of immersive entertainment and exhilarating activities for the whole family.
- Required Travel DocumentationExpanded
If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter France; and return to the United States. It must be valid for 6 months beyond your intended stay and have at least 2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Visit the U.S. Department of State for more details.
Note: You do not need a visa to travel to France for less than 90 days, within each 180-day period.
Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the Consulate or Embassy for France for information on documentation requirements.
- What to PackExpanded
Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.
The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:
- T-shirts (both short- and long-sleeved)
- Collared shirts
- Sweater or sweatshirts
- Lightweight rain jacket
- Jeans or long pants
- Casual dress/skirt (optional)
- Closed-toe walking shoes (required)
- Valid photo ID
- Camera/video camera
- Extra batteries or charger for camera
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- Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded
Upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), follow airport signage to the baggage claim area. Once inside the baggage claim area, please look for your driver who will be holding a sign listing the last name of the lead Guest on your reservation. This driver is available to assist you with your baggage and will provide your transportation to the hotel.
At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be transferred to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) for your return flight home.
Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time Arrival 1 CDG No later than 1:00 PM Departure 10 CDG Anytime
If you are continuing your adventure with an optional package at the Disneyland Paris Resort, you and your luggage will be provided transportation to the Disneyland Paris Resort.
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Adventures by Disney has taken care of gratuities for all included meals and activities, such as tips for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts and all crew. Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are also included.
When spending time on your own, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. In that event, convenient travel options include taxi or bus. Your Adventure Guides are happy to assist in arranging additional transportation.
- How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded
To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.
If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.
- Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to France. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to this country.
- What airport do I fly into and out of? Expanded
Arrival: We will pick you up from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive no later than 1:00 PM.
Departure: At the conclusion of your adventure, we will transfer you to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) for your return flight home.
If you are continuing with the Adventures by Disney optional extension package at the Disneyland Paris Resort, you will be transferred to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) for your return flight from the Disneyland Paris Resort.
- Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary? Expanded
No. Transfers are only included from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Hilton Paris Opera Hotel.
- Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded
Yes, you may book an optional extension package at the Disneyland Paris Resort after the Seine River Cruise itinerary. You may also choose to extend your vacation with a night at the Hilton Paris Opera Hotel. The Disneyland Paris Resort optional extension package and stay at the Hilton Paris Opera Hotel may be booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a river cruise package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.
- How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded
Throughout the adventure, Guests will travel between destinations on board the AmaWaterways ship. During excursions, Guests will travel by motor coach.
- How strenuous are the activities?Expanded
While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, there are some activity options that are, indeed, physically strenuous, while others are not. Most days will include 2 or more hours of walking, sometimes on uneven cobblestone streets. The escorted bike rides are not suited for a child who is 10 years old or younger. For all bike rides, we strongly recommend that Guests be in shape, know how to ride a bike, have ridden a bike recently and know that the bike ride will take place on a solid surface, gravel and cobblestoned, through towns, along the river, near traffic, crossing streets, etc. Bike trails are not on grass. Please note: Guest wishing to bike on their own can visit the Cruise Manager to reserve a bicycle. There will be a couple of “junior” bikes onboard that are suited for a 9-year-old to 12-year-old child, depending on their size. However the Cruise Manager will need to see in person any child under 9 year old or any small child, since small-sized bikes and helmets need to be outsourced. Also, since we always put safety first and try to prevent accidents, if the Cruise Manager determines that a child shouldn’t ride a bike, he or she will give that child other activity options.
While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.
- Can I sail if I am pregnant?Expanded
For the safety of parent and child, and depending on various circumstances, passengers who are at an advanced stage of pregnancy (after 5 months) may be subject to restrictions or exclusion by AmaWaterways concerning their ability to travel and/or board the ship, including denial of passage on the ship. Please inform us immediately if you will be at such an advanced stage of pregnancy at any time during sailing. Adventures by Disney cannot be held responsible or liable for any complications relating to pregnancy at any stage.
- What ages are appropriate for this adventure? Expanded
While we welcome children ages 4 and up for our River Cruise trip, we recommend that children be at least 8 years old at the time of travel. This is based on several factors, such as flight time, jet lag, time zone differences between destinations, vacation duration, extended hours of daily activity programming and the amount of physical activity (e.g., walking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.
- What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded
Typically, breakfast is buffet-style. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some meals on the trip are served buffet-style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Child-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to offer you and your family time to enjoy meals amongst yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in areas where you will have plenty of options available.
If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.
- Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded
Wine and beer are included during scheduled meals in the ship’s dining room.
- Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded
Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.
- Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded
Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and solely responsible for, providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.
- What is the primary language and currency of this destination?Expanded
While the primary language of this trip is French, many people speak some English. The unit of currency in France is the Euro. U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure so you can obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or debit cards in addition to travelers' checks. Your Adventure Guide can help you with any currency issues or language barriers you may encounter.
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- What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded
We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.
- What are the Terms and Conditions of the Adventures by Disney Guaranteed Departure Program?Expanded
Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. will not cancel any: (i) regularly scheduled departure less than 70 days prior to its scheduled start date; or (ii) any other departure, as identified by Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc., prior to its scheduled start date, except if cancellation of the same is due to: (A) non-payment by the Guest; or (B) factors beyond our reasonable control, such as, but not limited to: industry-wide strikes, civil unrest, embargos, fires, explosions, floods, earthquakes, typhoons or similar severe storms, wars (whether declared or not), or acts or threats of terrorism or a direct response to the same, in which case the provisions of our standard Terms and Conditions shall apply. The Adventures by Disney Guaranteed Departure Program does not apply to any Adventures by Disney packages offered in conjunction with any Disney Cruise Line cruise.
- Is trip cancellation insurance available?Expanded
Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.
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