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Reflections on the Seine – Southbound 2019 - 9 days Paris to Paris

Reflections on the Seine – Southbound 2019

9 days Paris to Paris

Starting at $3,549


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Start your vacation in France with a night in Paris—“The City of Lights,” before transferring to Le Havre to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a Seine River cruise. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this city, part of the World Heritage Sites. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. From here, you’ll take an excursion to Normandy for a selection of excursions to choose from. You may wish to tour the beaches at Normandy, with the memorials and monuments for the allied forces, or take a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area.

Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of its picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your picturesque river cruise through France to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Next, cruise to Conflans—home of Van Gogh and Bonaparte, to see both provincial inspirations for the artist’s paintings, and grand opulence of the emperor’s home.

Your river cruise along the Seine returns to Paris. See the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.

You’ll long reflect on this remarkable river cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.


Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France
Day 2 Paris–Le Havre (Embarkation): time at leisure in Paris; transfer to Le Havre; onboard welcome reception
Day 3 Le Havre: guided tour
Day 4 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion
Day 5 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisure
Day 6 Les Andelys–Vernon: guided tour in Les Andelys; choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle
Day 7 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
Day 8 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” tour, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 9 Paris (Disembarkation): vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE
Bienvenue en France! Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape

Day 2 PARIS–LE HAVRE (EMBARKATION)
Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Enjoy some free time in Paris today, before transfer to Le Havre and board your cruise on the Sein. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board and explore your Suite Ship® OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE
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Day 3 LE HAVRE
20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city center, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the old seaside town of Honfleur. With its 16th- to 18th-century townhouses, half-timber houses, and cobbled streets, Honfleur inspired the works of master artists Monet and Boudin. Alternatively, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to see the white-chalk cliffs and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat—an attraction for classic artists, writers, and filmmakers. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC (B,L,D)
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Day 4 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY
Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of 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 Bény-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 apple brandy at a local distillery. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship while sailing to Rouen. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN
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Day 5 ROUEN
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Saint Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN
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Day 6 LES ANDELYS
Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely. During lunchtime, enjoy a beautiful cruise to Vernon VERNON Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour 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—“Normandy’s Versailles”—with its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables. EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS
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Day 7 CONFLANS
Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte ACTIVE Go for an early Morning Jog with your Avalon Adventure Host. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. This afternoon, cruise to Paris. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
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Day 8 PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines CLASSIC 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: 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, 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
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Day 9 PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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