Grand France with 3 Nights in London (Northbound) 2021 - 18 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to London
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Grand France with 3 Nights in London (Northbound) 2021

18 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to London

Starting at $6,662


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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This French river cruise vacation highlights France’s charm, breathtaking views, and rich history. Your incredible European river cruise through France begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh—and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. Then, sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Along the way, explore Avignon, delightful Viviers, medieval Tournon, charming Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as St. Jean de Losne, and fascinating Beaune.

Take a high-speed train to Paris, and embark your second Avalon Suite Ship® to begin your cruise on the Seine River into the picturesque Normandy region. In Vernon, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys, home of dramatic Château Gaillard, then on to Caudebec for your choice between an excursion to Normandy’s historic landing beaches or an interesting “Taste of Normandy” tour. Next up is Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen and, in Conflans, choose between excursions to Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison. Return to Paris for guided sightseeing and take in the most famous sights of this magnificent city. Then, transfer to London for three exciting nights.

Your Monograms® vacation in London includes guided sightseeing of the must-see sights—Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, and more, including VIP access to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Enjoy ample free time with suggestions and assistance from your Monograms Local Host® to experience your vacation your way!



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop
Day 3 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
Day 4 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral
Day 5 Tournon-Vienne: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne
Day 6 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
Day 7 St. Jean de Losne: Cheese tasting on board
Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Dijon-Paris (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception
Day 9 Vernon-Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; on board crêpes tasting
Day 10 Caudebec: Excursion along the 'Normandy Abbeys Route'
Day 11 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion
Day 12 Rouen: Choice of guided walk, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tour
Day 13 Conflans-Paris: Choice of guided excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison
Day 14 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing, or historic sights on 'Heart of Paris' walking tour
Day 15 Paris (Disembarkation) -London: Transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard Class)
Day 16 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)
Day 17 London: Full day at leisure
Day 18 London: Your vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host

Day 2
ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart

Day 3
ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser-known hidden gems of Rouen on two wheels

Day 4
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city, OR:

Day 5
CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes

Day 6
CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences

Day 7
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills

Day 8
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux

Day 9
CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights

Day 10
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:

Day 11
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

Day 12
CLASSIC 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 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 at a local distillery

Day 13
CLASSIC 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, OR:

Day 14
CLASSIC 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 Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine

Day 15
CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, 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, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées

Day 16
DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship

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DISCOVERY While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration

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Say goodbye to the Avalon portion of your vacation after breakfast. An included transfer delivers you to the train station, where you join your Monograms package. Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard Class). Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time

Day 33
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Then, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline

Day 34
Your Local Hosts will help you make the most of your day. You could take a flight on the London Eye for fantastic views over the city, or visit Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were married, for a tour of the magnificent State Apartments. In the evening, see one of the dozens of celebrated West End shows, or enjoy dinner at a traditional London pub, followed by a relaxing night time cruise on the Thames River. There are so many possibilities to make your stay unforgettable

Day 35
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PORT ST. LOUIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)

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ARLES

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AVIGNON

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VIVIERS

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VIENNE

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LYON

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TOURNUS–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

Day 43
ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION) BEAUNE–DIJON–PARIS (EMBARKATION)

Day 44
LES ANDELYS

Day 45
CAUDEBEC

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CAUDEBEC. EXCURSIONS TO NORMANDY

Day 47
ROUEN

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CONFLANS

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PARIS

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EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC

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EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN

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EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS

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Day 86 PORT ST. LOUIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES
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Day 87 ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city, OR: Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, before sailing to Avignon. . OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON
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Day 88 AVIGNON
The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes. Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON
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Day 89 VIVIERS
World History in a Charming French Country Village Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers. CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON
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Day 90 TOURNON
A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. In the late morning cruise to Vienne VIENNE Roman and Middle Age History CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON
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Day 91 LYON
La Vie En Rose in Lyon CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux. Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS
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Day 92 TOURNUS–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne. DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
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Day 93 ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION) BEAUNE–DIJON–PARIS (EMBARKATION)
Drive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris. CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights. This afternoon, take a high-speed train from Dijon to Paris to board your Suite Ship®. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON
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Day 94 VERNON
Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your 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 crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration. This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys. LES ANDELYS Serenity on the Seine CLASSIC 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 Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC
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Day 95 CAUDEBEC
Ancient Abbeys Along the Seine 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. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC
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Day 96 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSIONS TO NORMANDY
Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions CLASSIC 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 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 at a local distillery. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN
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Day 97 ROUEN
The Cathedral of Our Lady and a Heroine for France CLASSIC 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, OR: ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser-known hidden gems of Rouen on two wheels. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS
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Day 98 CONFLANS
The Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV CLASSIC 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 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
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Day 99 PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals and canvases in the city of Light Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, 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, 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 100 PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)–LONDON
Say goodbye to the Avalon portion of your vacation after breakfast. An included transfer delivers you to the train station, where you join your Monograms package. Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard Class). Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time
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Day 101 LONDON
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Then, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline
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Day 102 LONDON
Your Local Hosts will help you make the most of your day. You could take a flight on the London Eye for fantastic views over the city, or visit Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were married, for a tour of the magnificent State Apartments. In the evening, see one of the dozens of celebrated West End shows, or enjoy dinner at a traditional London pub, followed by a relaxing night time cruise on the Thames River. There are so many possibilities to make your stay unforgettable
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Day 103 LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

London
Park Plaza County Hall
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1 Addington Street London United Kingdom

Ideally located just south of Westminster Bridge and overlooking the River Thames, this hotel is within walking distance of London's most famous attractions. Stylish dining options are available at the hotel: LItaliano offers authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list and Spectrum Bar & Café is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Afternoon Tea and late-night drinks. The hotel also provides a fitness room as well as steam and sauna facilities, and Aurora Spa is available for beauty treatments or massages. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout.
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