A celebration of French festivities and royalty.
Northern France and its “City of Light” sparkle even more during the holidays. The grand Christmas tree at Notre Dame, enchanting animated window displays on Boulevard Haussmann and the gloriously lit trees lining the Champs-Élysées infuse the city with magic. Combine the festivities of the holidays in Paris and surrounding towns with the world of royalty, and you’ll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime festive royal journey.
Set departure 13 & 20 December 2017
A deposit of R3500pp is required within 7 days of reservation
Sale validity until 31 July 2017
Depart Basel to Cologne or vice versa
|R29,890 p.p. Cruise only - Category 5 Cabin|
Package prices unless indicated on the offer are per person sharing, for the full duration of stay & include cruise & port charges. Package offers exclude flights, approximate taxes, meals & drinks not indicated, items of a personal nature, medical & travel insurance. Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply. Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases & availability. Supplier terms & conditions may apply. These offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees apply. Errors & omissions excepted.
A deposit of R 3,500 per person is required within 7 days of reservation. Final payment is due at least 90 days prior to departure. For Uniworld’s full terms and conditions, refer to the 2017 Europe & Russia brochure online or print.
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