Reflections on the Seine (Northbound) 2021 - 9 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris
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Reflections on the Seine (Northbound) 2021

9 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris

Starting at $3,369


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Begin your panoramic French river cruise on the Seine with a visit to Paris—"The City of Light.” Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the city’s rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Cruise to Conflans and choose between an excursion to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. Then, continue on to Vernon to visit the home of master impressionist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Your river cruise on the Seine sails on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village and nearby castle ruins.

Continue to Rouen for an excursion to Normandy for tours of the WWII landing beaches, memorials, and monuments, or an excursion for a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover local farming traditions and culinary specialties. Your cruise continues with a visit to Rouen, including a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. The last stop of your Seine River cruise is Le Havre, where you will enjoy guided city sightseeing of this historic port city. Your French river cruise concludes with a transfer to Paris for an overnight stay to celebrate your Seine River experience.

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Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): On board welcome reception
Day 2 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or historic sights of the 'Heart of Paris' walking tour
Day 3 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison
Day 4 Vernon-Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; on board crêpe tasting and pastry demonstration; choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys
Day 5 Rouen: Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tour
Day 6 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion
Day 7 Le Havre: Guided tour
Day 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer to Paris; time at leisure
Day 9 Paris: 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
PARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION) 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 embarking on your cruise on the Seine. 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

Day 2
PARIS Cafés, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Lights Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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. Spend free time window shopping on the Champs-Élysées or visiting the Louvre Museum. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French Kings, including Louis XIV. EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS
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Day 3
CONFLANS The Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte 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. Enjoy an afternoon sailing to Vernon. This evening, enjoy onboard live entertainment after dinner. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VERNON
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Day 4
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. 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. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely, OR: ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN
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Day 5
ROUEN The Cathedral of Our Lady and a Heroine for France Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC 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. 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN
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Day 6
CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY Heroic Bravery 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. Re-join your ship in Le Havre after your excursion. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE
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Day 7
LE HAVRE Where the Seine meets the English Channel 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE
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Day 8
LE HAVRE (DISEMBARKATION)–PARIS Au Revoir, River Seine. Bonjour, Paris! Bid farewell to your ship’s crew and take a transfer to Paris. Take time to linger in a sidewalk café, shop for mementos, or take photographs of the city’s picturesque bridges

Day 9
PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Accommodations

Paris
Le Meridien Etoile
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Located just a short distance away from the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, this elegant 1025-room hotel has a captivating mid-century modern design with boutique amenities reflective of the lively surroundings. Artfully appointed accommodation includes modern technology such as complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning, luxurious bath products and the Le Méridien Signature Bed. The legendary Paris Jazz Club is the place to enjoy snacks and hand crafted cocktails with a backdrop of live music on weekends, the welcoming restaurant serves a creative international menu composed of fresh seasonal produce and there is also a 24 hour fitness center on-site.
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