Start your vacation with a night in Paris—“The City of Lights,” and enjoy an evening in what is called the most romantic city in the world. You’ll transfer to Mont St. Michel for a guided tour of the magnificent abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next morning take a transfer to Le Havre, with stops at Utah Beach and St. Mère Eglise, to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city, part of the World Heritage Sites. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village, see Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. From here, you may wish to take an excursion to Normandy beaches, with the memorials and monuments for the allied forces, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area.Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your 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 to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. Your river cruise along the Seine returns to Paris, where you’ll see the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral. You may alternatively choose a guided tour to see the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this this remarkable cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Day 1 Paris: welcome to FranceDay 2 Paris–Mont St. Michel: guided tour in Mont St. MichelDay 3 Mont St. Michel–Le Havre (Embarkation): transfer to Le Havre, stop at Utah Beach and St. Mère Eglise; onboard welcome reception Day 4 Le Havre: guided tourDay 5 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisureDay 6 Rouen. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursionDay 7 Les Andelys–Vernon: guided tour in Les Andelys; choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle Day 8 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison Day 9 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” tour, visit Notre Dame Cathedral Day 10 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.