REFLECTIONS ON THE SEINE (NORTHBOUND)
9 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris offered by Avalon Waterways
Begin your panoramic French river cruise on the Seine with a visit to Paris-The City of Light. 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 Chateau 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. Continue 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. 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, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Day 2 PARIS
Day 3 CONFLANS
Day 4 VERNON
Day 5 ROUEN
Day 6 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY
Day 7 LE HAVRE
Day 8 LE HAVRE (DISEMBARKATION) PARIS
Day 9 PARIS
TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST
✓ Experience a small ship cruise with no more than 160 passengers
✓ Tour iconic sites of Paris such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier and the famous Champs-Elysees.
✓ See the home of French King Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles.
✓ Walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte
✓ Tour Chateau de Malmaison - home of Napoleon Bonaparte
✓ Onboard live entertainment
✓ Visit master impressionist painter Claude Monet's home and the gardens where he once painted.
✓ Authentic French cuisine
✓ Castle ruins like Chateau Gaillard
✓ Tour of Les Andelys - once of France's most picturesque spots on the Seine
✓ Historic Churches including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame
✓ WWII landing beaches of Normandy
✓ Apple brandy distillery
✓ Local agricultural sites
✓ White-chalk cliff and arches of the oceanside town of Etretat