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Avalon Waterways Paris to Normandy (WPP)

8 days Paris to Paris 
This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—associated with several famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The “City of Light” has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets, and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded, will be a delight.

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Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/07/19, 06/18/19, 09/03/19, 09/10/19
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/02/19, 07/16/19, 07/23/19, 07/30/19, 11/05/19
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/09/19, 04/16/19, 04/23/19, 04/30/19, 07/09/19, 08/20/19, 08/27/19, 10/01/19, 10/08/19, 10/15/19, 10/22/19, 10/29/19
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/02/19, 04/09/19, 04/16/19, 04/23/19, 04/30/19, 05/07/19, 06/18/19, 07/09/19, 07/16/19, 07/23/19, 07/30/19, 08/20/19, 08/27/19, 09/03/19, 10/01/19, 10/08/19, 10/15/19, 10/22/19, 10/29/19, 11/05/19
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 10/27/18
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/30/18, 08/25/18, 09/01/18
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/07/18, 04/14/18, 04/21/18, 04/28/18, 05/05/18, 06/16/18, 07/14/18, 07/21/18, 08/04/18, 08/18/18, 09/08/18, 09/15/18, 09/22/18, 09/29/18, 10/06/18
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/19/18
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys

Day 3 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or hike in the Natural Park; lecture on board

Day 4 Caudebec: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

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

Day 6 Conflans: choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison

Day 7 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

06/23/2018 - Paris to Normandy with Journeys Club Celebration
07/07/2018 - Paris to Normandy for WWII Historians
07/28/2018 - Art & Impressionist Discovery from Paris to Normandy
08/11/2018 - A Culinary Experience from Paris to Normandy
05/28/2019 - Paris to Normandy WWII Remembrance & History Cruise
06/04/2019 - Paris to Normandy 75th Anniversary of D-Day WWII Remembrance & History
06/11/2019 - Paris to Normandy WWII Remembrance & History Cruise

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Itinerary (2019)

 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 starting 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.


 Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon 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.


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, OR:

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


 Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Run in Normandy’s town of Caudebec.

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, OR:

ACTIVE Explore Boucles de la Seine Normande with a Guided Hike of Normandy’s vast regional nature park in a region rich in apple, plum, pear, and cherry orchards.

This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur, or a Guided Optional Excursion to see the white-chalk cliffs and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat.


 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.


 The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France

ACTIVE Join your Adventure Host for a Morning Walk.

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.

Spend free time this afternoon to explore Rouen’s city markets, shops, and bike paths. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening.


 In 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.


 Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

ACTIVE Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light.

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.


 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

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

  • Special Interest Cruises: 75th Anniversary of D-Day WWII History & Remembrance June 4, WWII History & Remembrance May 28 & June 11

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 becomes 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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04/07/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $2,949.00
04/14/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,049.00
04/21/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,149.00
04/28/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,299.00
05/05/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,449.00
05/12/2018 $3,549.00
05/26/2018 $3,549.00
06/02/2018 $3,499.00
06/09/2018 $3,499.00
06/16/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,499.00
*06/23/2018 $3,449.00
06/30/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,349.00
*07/07/2018 $3,249.00
07/14/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
07/21/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
*07/28/2018 $3,249.00
08/04/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
*08/11/2018 $3,249.00
08/18/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
08/25/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,449.00
09/01/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,599.00
09/08/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,599.00
09/15/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,599.00
09/22/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,599.00
09/29/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,499.00
10/06/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,399.00
10/13/2018 $3,199.00
10/27/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $2,899.00
04/02/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,099.00
04/09/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,299.00
04/16/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,399.00
04/23/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,499.00
04/30/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,599.00
05/07/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,699.00
*05/28/2019 $3,699.00
*06/04/2019 $3,699.00
*06/11/2019 $3,699.00
06/18/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,699.00
07/09/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,699.00
07/16/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,699.00
07/23/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,699.00
07/30/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,699.00
08/20/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,699.00
08/27/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,749.00
09/03/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,799.00
09/10/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,799.00
10/01/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,499.00
10/08/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,499.00
10/15/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,499.00
10/22/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,349.00
10/29/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,099.00
11/05/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $2,899.00
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