Paris to Normandy 2019
8 days Paris to Paris
Starting at $2,399Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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! The “City of Light” has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets, and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded, will be a delight.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Paris (Embarkation):||onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Vernon–Les Andelys:||choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys|
|Day 3 Caudebec:||choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or hike in the Natural Park; lecture on board|
|Day 4 Caudebec:||choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion|
|Day 5 Rouen:||guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral|
|Day 6 Conflans:||choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison|
|Day 7 Paris:||choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral|
|Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation):||your vacation ends this morning|
- 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 becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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