9D Reflections on The Seine | 2021 season | Free Upgrade to Suite
Paris - Paris
Mode of Travel
River Cruise Vessels
Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
8 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 7 Dinner
Experience the inspiration of the masters, the footsteps of heroes, and the romance of La Vie En Rose
DAY1: PARIS, FRANCE
Bienvenue en France! Your day is free to explore the world's most romantic city. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and cafe au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape. OVERNIGHT IN LE MERIDIEN ETOILE OR SIMILAR CLASS HOTEL
DAY2: PARIS-LE HAVRE (EMBARKATION) (B,D)
Welcome to France! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Enjoy some free time in Paris today, before transfer to Le Havre and board your cruise on the Seine. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board and explore your Suite Ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE
DAY 3: LE HAVRE (B,L,D)
20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city centre, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the old seaside town of Honfleur. With its 16th- to 18th-century townhouses, half-timber houses, and cobbled streets, Honfleur inspired the works of master artists Monet and Boudin. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC
DAY 4: CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY (B,L,D)
Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions CLASSIC - Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of 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 centre, and the Beny-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 apple brandy at a local distillery. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship while sailing to Rouen. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN
DAY 5: ROUEN (B,L,D)
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen-site of Saint Joan of Arc's martyrdom-and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN
DAY6: LES ANDELYS (B,L,D)
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. Visit the Saint Sauveur's Church of Le Petit Andely, OR: ACTIVE - Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Chateau Gaillard-historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. During lunchtime, enjoy a beautiful cruise to Vernon. VERNON Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crepes du Jour 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-"Normandy's Versailles"-with its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables. EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS
DAY7: CONFLANS (B,L,D)
Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided tour of the opulent Chateau de Malmaison-home of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. This afternoon, cruise to Paris. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
DAY8: PARIS (B,L,D)
Cafes, Cathedrals, and Canvases-The City of Lights Truly Shines CLASSIC - Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Ile de la Cite, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, 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, Opera Garnier, and the famous Champs-Elysees. Stroll through Paris on your own or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
DAY9: PARIS (DISEMBARKATION) (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
REVERSE COURSE CRUISE WPHP—PARIS TO PARIS
Day 1, Paris (Embarkation); Day 2, Paris; Day 3, Conflans; Day 4, Vernon–Les Andelys; Day 5, Rouen; Day 6, Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy; Day 7, Le Havre; Day 8, Le Havre (Disembarkation)–Paris; Day 9, Paris, your holiday ends this morning.
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