2 pre-cruise nights stay in Paris
7 nights Avalon River Cruise
Paris • Vernon • Caudebec • Normandy • Rouen • Conflans
This fabulous river cruise combines time in France's unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the River Seine and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.
Over-night flight to Paris
Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the Seine River, the “City of Light,” where romance fills the air. Transfer to the hotel to drop your luggage. Note: rooms will not be ready, so leave the luggage at the hotel and set off with George to enjoy a croissant and café au lait. Visit the Louvre, the world’s largest art museum and historic monument in Paris. Evening at your leisure. Overnight Majestic Hotel or similar.
Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city. Join your group this evening for a Moulin rouge dinner show. Be enchanted by the beautiful Bluebell Girls, the sequins, feathers and the talent on stage. Overnight Majestic Hotel or similar. (B, D)
After breakfast, transfer to your Avalon Waterways ship, the Tapestry II. Board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening Welcome reception. Before dinner, your ship glides out of Paris. Evening/Overnight cruise to Vernon. (B, D)
Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
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: Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables. This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys. Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine. Evening/Overnight cruise to Caudebec. (B, L, D)
Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy
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.This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur. Overnight docking in Caudebec. (B, L, D)
Caudebec, excursion to Normandy
Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions
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: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 Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR: 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)
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Spend free time this afternoon to explore Rouen’s city markets, shops, and bike paths. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening. Evening/overnight cruise to Conflans. (B, L, D)
In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV
Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise,home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR: Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon 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)
Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines
Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR: 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, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.
Overnight docking in Paris. (B, L, D)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Rates are based on a minimum group size of 20. Rates are valid until July 15, 2018 subject to availability. Promotions are subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions per Avalon Waterways.
January 15, 2019
Air tickets are payable in full at time of issue.
Deposit is non-refundable.
Air tickets are non-refundable once inssued.
Insurance is non-refundable at time of issue.
89-60 days prior 35% of total fare is non-refundable. 59-30 days prior 50% of total fare is non-refundable. 29-1 days prior 80% of total fare is non-refundable. Day of departure 100% non-refundable. Cancellation fees also apply to pre-post hotels. Administration fee of $150 per file applicable on all cancelled files. Revision of fees $30-$550 per transaction to change or alter the reervation within 180 days of departure.
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