Begin your Seine River cruise in the city of Le Havre, France. You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® and cruise to Rouen 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. Next day, your visit to Rouen includes a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock.Your river cruise on the Seine sails on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Then, continue on to Vernon to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Cruise to Conflans and choose between an excursion to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison.You’ll disembark in Paris—the “City of Lights”—with reflections of a French river cruise full of history, art, and stunning scenery. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable river cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Day 1 Le Havre (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception Day 2 Le Havre: guided tourDay 3 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisureDay 4 Rouen. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursionDay 5 Les Andelys–Vernon: guided tour in Les Andelys; choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle Day 6 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison Day 7 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” tour, visit Notre Dame Cathedral Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation): vacation ends this morning
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.