Paris to Normandy
Paris to Normandy
Departures between May and October 2018, 8 Days | From only £2,645pp
Includes Free Gratuities and VIP home to airport transfers!
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.
Day 1 UK - Paris, France (Embarkation)
Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights.
Bienvenue en France! Your Suite Ship is ready for boarding. 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 Light today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and cafe au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON
Day 2 Vernon
Monet’s muses, castle courtyards and Crêpes du Jour.
Start the day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure host.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC
Day 3 Caudebec
Churches, cherry orchards and white cliffs of Normandy.
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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC
Day 4 Caudebec
Excursion to Normandy - Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French farming traditions.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN
Day 5 Rouen
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a heroine for France.
Spend free time this afternoon to explore Rouen’s city markets, shops and bike paths. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS
Day 6 Conflans
In the footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte and Louis XIV.
EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS
Day 7 Paris
Cafes, cathedrals and canvases—The City of Light truly shines. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation) - UK
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.
For more details of this fantastic river cruise offer call one of our Cruise Specialists FREE on 01229 848249