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Avalon Waterways Reflections On The Seine (Southbound) (WHPP)

9 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris 
Your vacation in France begins with a night in Paris—“The City of Light.” You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Le Havre and enjoy guided sightseeing in the port town before embarking on your Seine River cruise. You’ll cruise to Caudebec and take an excursion to Normandy. Choose from a selection of excursions, including a tour of the WWII landing beaches at Normandy, with the memorials and monuments to the allied forces, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area. 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. Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of its picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your Seine 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. Dis-cover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic city landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable cruise on the Seine River, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.

Ships: Tapestry II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/31/21, 07/12/21, 08/23/21, 10/04/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 08/03/20
  • Save $2500 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/31/21, 07/12/21, 08/23/21
  • Save $2000 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 10/04/21
  • Save $500 per couple (plus Free Air) on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises *
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/22/20, 08/03/20
  • Fly Free (plus save $500 per couple) from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises (or choose to save $2500/couple).*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 08/03/20, 06/22/20
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises (or choose to save $2000/couple).*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/11/20
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/28/20
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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 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

Day 5 Rouen: choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisure

Day 6 Les Andelys–Vernon: choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; 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 sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’historic sights

Day 9 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WHPP - Reflections on the Seine (Southbound)
WHPQ - With 1 Night in Mont St. Michel
WPHP - Reflections on the Seine (Northbound)

Itinerary (2021)

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)
 Welcome to France! 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 Seine.

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

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC

(B,L,D)
Day 4CAUDEBEC. 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

(B,L,D)
Day 5ROUEN
 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, OR:

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous mounuments and the lesser known hidden gemso fo Rouen on two wheels.

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, 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.

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

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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 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

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

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Book now to guarantee Early Preview Pricing, available only until April 6, 2020.

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.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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 / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199

Avalon 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.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*08/03/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,149.00
*09/28/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,349.00
*05/31/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,249.00
*07/12/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,149.00
*08/23/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,249.00
*10/04/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,149.00
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