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Avalon Waterways Reflections on the Seine – Northbound (WPH)

9 days Paris to Paris 
Begin your panoramic French river cruise on the Seine with a visit to Paris—The City of Lights. Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour which will show you the iconic locales 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 artist 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.

Visit Rouen with a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Continue to Caudebec for an excursion to Normandy. Tours of the WWII landing beaches, memorials, and monuments, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties are offered today. Last stop of your Seine River cruise is Le Havre, where you will enjoy a guided city sightseeing. Your vacation ends with a transfer to Paris. 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 $1,500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/17/19, 09/17/19
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): welcome reception on board

Day 2 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights

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; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys

Day 5 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 6 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy”

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

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Itinerary (2019)

Day 1PARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
 Bienvenue en 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

(D)
Day 2PARIS
 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.

You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French Kings, including Louis XIV. Meet your ship in Courbevoie after your tour of the palace.

EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS

(B,L,D)
Day 3CONFLANS
 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.

Enjoy an afternoon sailing to Vernon. This evening, enjoy onboard live entertainment after dinner.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VERNON

(B,L,D)
Day 4VERNON
 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’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.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING CRUISE TO 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.

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

(B,L,D)
Day 6CAUDEBEC. 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.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LE HAVRE

(B,L,D)
Day 7LE 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.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE

(B,L,D)
Day 8LE 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.

(B)
Day 9PARIS
 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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