Hilton Paris Opera

Inspired by the past. Designed for the future.

Situated in the heart of Paris’ city center, the landmark Hilton Paris Opera hotel has been welcoming guests for more than 125 years. The historic hotel has been beautifully redesigned and opulently decorated, and is the perfect reflection of the history, style and enchantment that surrounds it.

Immersed in the vibrant sights, sounds and energy of the Opera quarter, this architectural gem is within easy reach of some of the city’s most iconic sites and attractions, including the Opera Garnier, the Louvre Museum, and the famous department stores along the Champs-Élysées.

Each of the 268 stylish guest rooms feature iconic architectural designs, and simple yet elegant appointments in classic, Parisian style. State-of-the-art technology includes heated bathroom floors, complimentary Wi-Fi, USB charge points, plasma screens, and HDTV with satellite channels.

Impeccable service, classic styling, and an unmatched location in the Paris city center. A stay at Hilton Paris Opera hotel ensures all of these luxuries and more.

Hilton Paris Opera

108 Rue Saint-Lazare, 75008
Paris, France

Your Journey,
Your Way

Why choose a River Cruise?

If you've never experienced a river cruise, you may be wondering "what's all the fuss about?" There is perhaps no better way to explore the small towns and historic cities of the world than on a river cruise. Traveling by car or bus will get you into the heart of the city, at the expense of having to pack and unpack frequently.

Cruising aboard an ocean liner offers you the conveniences of a floating hotel, but the ship usually docks a distance from the city center, requiring a taxi or bus transfer to see the sights. River cruising gives you the best of both worlds, providing "walk-off-the-ship" access to the port cities without the packing hassles. And, with a maximum capacity of less than 200 passengers on most vessels, a river cruise offers a very intimate experience.

Best of all, river cruises tend to be nearly all-inclusive, providing not only your meals, but a selection of beverages, including beer and regional wines, with your meals, as well as informative tours in each port of call. You will be able to immerse yourself into each city with a selection of tours specifically chosen to highlight the historic importance of each port of call. Whether you tour by bus, bike, or foot, your professionally-trained, English-speaking guides will make history come alive. And, with a personal headset, you'll hear every word. 

On board, you will find a variety of activities and entertainment options, including port lectures, cooking demonstrations, music performances by local musicians, and more. Each of the luxurious staterooms provide free on-demand movies, music and English-language television stations. And, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship.



With a maximum capacity of only 144 passengers, the AmaCello is more intimate than some other river vessels. And, once you step aboard, you will be will impressed with her luxurious appointments; gourmet dining; and friendly, attentive service.

All meals are crafted by expert chefs and feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional Western offerings. Each meal is specially paired with premium red and white wines from regional wineries. There’s also sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast, menu service during lunch, as well as delicious tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals. All onboard dining, as well as unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner, is included so you can indulge whenever and however you’d like. 

Luxurious Appointments

On Board

Most of her 73 staterooms features deluxe hotel-style bedding, spacious bathroom with multi-jet shower head, ample storage space, and a French balcony to enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful sights along the river. Additional features include a flat-screen TV that also works as a computer, a unique Entertainment On-demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library, wireless Internet access, and even complimentary bottled water replenished daily. And, with a 1:3 staff-to-guest ratio, you'll receive personalized service sure to exceed expectations.

With fewer guests on board, you'll have the space to relax and enjoy your cruise. Indulge in a massage following a day of sightseeing. Take a relaxing dip in the Jacuzzi. Stay in shape in the fitness room. Or relax, and take in the breathtaking scenery from the observation lounge. 

Ports of Call

Your journey features an incredible itinerary, beginning with three nights in Paris and a full-day excursion to Normandy. From there, you will board the AmaCello in Chalon-sur-Saone for an eight-day adventure to some of the most picturesque cities in the south of France. Remember that your cruise includes tours in each port, lead by professionally-trained, English-speaking guides.

Paris, France

Known throughout the world as the "City of Lights", Paris is celebrated for its beautiful architecture, museums, bridges, cathedrals, parks, shopping, sidewalk cafés, wide and luxurious boulevards, elegant cuisine, and numerous monuments.

People from all over the world travel to Paris to discover and experience the aura of romance and mystery that has been the setting for many novels and movies.

Normandy, France

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in an effort to wrestle control from the occupying German forces. Nearly 10,000 U.S. troops lost their lives in the battle. Today, the area serves as a humbling reminder of the cost of freedom.

Visitors can walk the beaches where blood spilled more than 76 years ago. Then visit the Normandy American Cemetery, the final resting site of 9,385 U.S. soldiers. 

Lyon, France

Due to its strategic location, Lyon has served as an important outpost since the early Roman times. Today, it is the third-largest city in France and offers visitors a wealth of enticing experiences. The city boasts France's oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters, and fine Renaissance houses, earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Lyon is also home to some of France’s most celebrated restaurants.

Collonges, France

With its turreted houses and narrow alleyways, the medieval city of Collonges looks as if it were pulled straight out of a fairytale. A walk through the city reveals a dramatic contrast between the red sandstone brick facades, green pastures and purple wisteria plants that line the streets. Built on a gentle incline in the midst of walnut groves, its easy to see why Collonges is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Avignon, France

Located in the heart of France’s Provence region, Avignon is perhaps best known for its legendary lavender fields. But there’s more to this city than its aroma. Strategically situated high above the Rhone River, the city is encircled by medieval ramparts, and its old town is a maze of cobbled streets, lantern-lit passageways and architectural treasures.

Arles, France

Inspired by it’s architectural diversity and vibrant colors, Vincent van Gogh spent 15 months in Arles, from 1888 to 1889. While there, he descended into madness and finished more than 200 paintings. With your free time, you can visit some of the sites in Arles that were immortalized by van Gogh on canvas, including Place du Forum, where he depicted beautiful landscapes and local café life, and the Langlois Bridge above.

Daily Itinerary & Inclusions

Our fabulous trip includes all of the features that you have come to expect from CDC Distributors, including round-trip air into Paris and departing from Marseille or Provence, France; three nights accommodations in Paris before your cruise departs; full-day tour to Normandy and the American Cemetery commemorating those who lost their lives during the D-Day invasion; deluxe staterooms on board the AmaCello; all meals as served on board the ship; regional wine; beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary bottled water; specialty teas and coffees anytime; world-class shore excursions in each port-of-call; round-trip transfers throughout; all baggage handling, gratuities and travel-related taxes throughout; and so much more. Contact your local CDC Distributors territory manager for complete details. 

Below is a brief outline of your itinerary.  While some details may change, this will give you a good idea of what to expect.

Flights depart various CDC Distributors cities for Paris, France.

Morning arrival in Paris.

Clear local immigration and transfer to the hotel.

Remainder of the day at leisure to explore Paris.

Dine around evening in Paris.

Overnight in Paris. 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full day tour to Normandy, Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery.

Remainder of the day at leisure in Paris.

Dine around evening in Paris.

Overnight in Paris. 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full day at leisure in Paris with hop-on/hop-off pass.

Dine around evening in Paris.

Overnight in Paris. 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Hotel checkout and transfer to Chalon-sur-Saone.

Arrive Chalon-sur-Saone and embark AmaCello

Remainder of the afternoon at leisure in Chalon-sur-Saone.

Dinner as a group on board.

Overnight in Chalon-sur-Saone. (On board) 

Breakfast on board.

Included tour options in Chalon-sur-Saone.

Afternoon departure for Tournus, France.

Evening arrival in Tournus.

Dinner on board.

Overnight in Tournus. (On board) 

Breakfast on board.

Included tour options in Tournus.

Afternoon departure for Macon, France.

Evening arrival in Macon.

Dinner on board.

Overnight in Macon. (On board) 

Breakfast on board.

Included tour options in Macon.

Afternoon departure for Villefranche-sur-Saone, France.

Evening arrival in Villefranche-sur-Saone.

Dinner on board.

Illuminations cruise in Lyon.

Overnight in Lyon. (On board) 

Breakfast on board.

Included tour options in Lyon.

Afternoon departure for Vienne, France.

Arrival in Vienne.

Included tour options in Vienne.

Dinner on board.

Overnight in Vienne. (On board) 

Morning departure for Valence, France.

Breakfast on board.

Afternoon arrival in Valence.

Included tour options in Valence.

Evening departure for Avignon, France.

Dinner on board.

Overnight on board. 

Breakfast on board.

Morning arrival in Avignon, France.

Included tour options in Avignon.

Depart for Arles, France.

Afternoon arrival in Arles.

Included tour options in Arles.

Dinner on board.

Overnight in Arles. (On board) 

Breakfast on board.

Disembark and transfer to the airport for flights home. 


More Information

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