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Avalon Waterways Reflections on the Seine – Southbound (WHP)

9 days Paris to Paris 
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.

Ships: Tapestry II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $1,000 per couple (plus $299 Air) on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/20/19, 05/20/19, 07/01/19, 07/01/19, 08/12/19, 08/12/19, 09/23/19, 09/23/19
  • Receive $299 Air (plus $1000 per couple) from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/20/19, 05/20/19, 07/01/19, 07/01/19, 08/12/19, 08/12/19, 09/23/19, 09/23/19
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & 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 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisure

Day 5 Rouen. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

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

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Itinerary (2019)

Day 1PARIS, 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 2PARIS–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

(B,D)
Day 3LE 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 ROUEN

(B,L,D)
Day 4ROUEN
 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

(B,L,D)
Day 5ROUEN. 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

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

(B,L,D)
Day 6LES 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

(B,L,D)
Day 7CONFLANS
 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

(B,L,D)
Day 8PARIS
 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

(B,L,D)
Day 9PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Paris:

in single room from $315 to $433, in twin room from $187 to $246

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

Avalon 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.

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*05/20/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,049.00
*07/01/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,049.00
*08/12/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,049.00
*09/23/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,049.00
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