AVALON 2020: Paris to Normandy (WPP)
8 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris
This fabulous river cruise combines time in France's unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you'll choose between two exciting guided visits-Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as 'Normandy's Versailles.' You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you'll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral-once the tallest building in the world. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise-associated with several famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh-or visit Napoleon and Josephine's Malmaison.On this French river cruise, you'll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris-one of the world's most romantic and vibrant cities! Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris' rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.
|Day 1||Paris||Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm.Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.Your day is free to explore the world's most romantic city before starting your cruise on the Seine. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and cafe au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON(D)|
|Day 2||Vernon||Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crepes du JourStart the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet's charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle-called 'Normandy's Versailles' for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.DISCOVERY While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crepes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.LES ANDELYSSerenity on the Seine's Most Beautiful RiverbendsCLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys-one of France's most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Chateau Gaillard-historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC(B,L,D)|
|Day 3||Caudebec||Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of NormandyACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Jog in Normandy's town of Caudebec.CLASSIC Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route-where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR:ACTIVE Enjoy the natural wonders of the fascinating Marais Vernier wetlands on this half-day Guided Nature Walk on the outskirts of Caudebec.This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.Later enjoy live entertainment on board.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC(B,L,D)|
|Day 4||Caudebec||Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming TraditionsCLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Normandy's WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:CLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:CLASSIC Join 'A Taste of Normandy' Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery.Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN(B,L,D)|
|Day 5||Rouen||The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for FranceCLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen-site of Saint Joan of Arc's martyrdom-and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS (B,L,D)|
|Day 6||Conflans||In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIVCLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise,home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:CLASSIC Take a Guided tour of the opulent Chateau de Malmaison-home of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles-home to a succession of French kings.EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS(B,L,D)|
|Day 7||Paris||Cafes, Cathedrals, and Canvases-The City of Lights Truly ShinesACTIVE Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light.CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Ile de la Cite, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR:CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, and the famous Champs-Elysees.Stroll through Paris on your own or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS(B,L,D)|
|Day 8||Paris||Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Port charges:$182Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.Extra nights per person in Paris: in single room from $327 to $435, in twin room from $193 to $247 All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:Category / Decks / PriceD / Indigo Deck / $199B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199P / Royal Deck / $1,299Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199NOTE:
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