11 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Paris 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Paris to Paris

Active & Discovery on the Seine with 1 Night in Saint-Malo & 1 Night in Mont St. Michel (Southbound)

Starting from $3,878
Ship(s): Avalon Tapestry II
Avalon Waterways
11 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Paris 2024

River Cruise Description

Start your vacation with a night in Paris-"The City of Light," and enjoy an evening in what is called the most romantic city in the world. On your way transfer to Saint-Malo, stop for a visit to the 12th-century Notre-Dame de Chartres. Next day, enjoy a walking tour of Saint-Malo. Next day stop in Nielles for a tasting of local products, before travelling to Mont St. Michel. Discover its magnificent abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next morning take a transfer to Le Havre, to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Le Havre, a World Heritage Sites. From Caudebec, you may wish to take an excursion to the Normandy beaches and memorials and monuments to the Allied Forces. Alternatively, you may take a "Taste of Normandy" excursion to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. 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 on the Seine returns to Paris, where you'll discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through its historic sites, or take a tour to see the famous landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You'll long reflect on this this remarkable Seine River cruise, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.



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May 18, 2024Avalon Tapestry II$4,228Call Us!
Jun 29, 2024Avalon Tapestry II$3,878Call Us!
Jul 27, 2024Avalon Tapestry II$3,878Call Us!
Aug 24, 2024Avalon Tapestry II$4,228Call Us!
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 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 café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.

Day 2 PARIS-SAINT-MALO

Transfer to Saint-Malo.
Classic
Enjoy a Walking Tour of the walled city of Saint Malo famous for his long history of piracy.
(B)

Day 3 SAINT-MALO–MONT ST. MICHEL

Between Piracy and Granite Walls
Active
Enjoy a Bike Ride to coastal village of Nielles, OR:
Discovery
Stop in Nielles for a delicious taste of local products.
Classic
Take a Guided Tour to discover Mont St. Michel and its abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
(B)

Day 4 MONT ST. MICHEL–LE HAVRE (EMBARKATION)

Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Classic
On the way to Le Havre, stop in Utah beach and visit the Airborne museum.
Tonight, enjoy dinner on board and explore your Suite Ship®.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE
(B,D)

Day 5 LE HAVRE

20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Active
Explore the city as only a local would: by bicycle. Cycle up to the quartier Saint François, OR:
Discovery
Travel to Fecamp to visit the Palais Benedectine where the world famous Benedectine liquor is made. Enjoy a short Self-Guided Tour followed by a cocktail workshop focused around the famous liquor, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city center, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity.
This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC
(B,L,D)

Day 6 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions
Discovery
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, OR:
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 Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship while sailing to Rouen.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN
(B,L,D)

Day 7 ROUEN

The Cathedral of Our Lady, and a Heroine for France
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Saint Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR:
In the afternoon, you're free to explore the city on your own or to join one of our Optional Excursions.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN
(B,L,D)

Day 8 LES ANDELYS

Serenity on the Seine
Active
Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture, OR:
Discovery
Visit one of 'most beautiful villages of France' situated in a beautiful forested setting in Normandy. Afterwards discover the legends of the haunted Abbey de Mortemere, OR:
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.
Discovery
While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.
VERNON
Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour
Active
Spend a fun and active day canoeing. Join an expert guide and paddle your way through areas accessible only by water, OR:
Discovery
Enjoy and learn all about the Normandy cheese trail and traditional French pastries during this Guided Walking Tour, OR:
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.
EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS
(B,L,D)

Day 9 CONFLANS

The Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Active
This Guided E-bike Tour will take you to the Château de Maisons-Lafitte where you will enjoy a special snack, OR:
Discovery
Travel to the Chantilly Castle on your own where the experts of the Confrérie des Chevaliers Fouetteurs de crème Chantilly will show you how to prepare your own Chantilly cream, OR:
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 Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.
You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings.
Alternatively visit the house-museum of famous French composer Debussy and head to the residence of the author Alexandre Dumas, the Château de Monte-Cristo.
This afternoon, cruise to Paris and in the evening enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
(B,L,D)

Day 10 PARIS

Cafés, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Lights Truly Shines
Active
Hop on a bike to explore Paris like a local on this enjoyable guided tour through Bois de Boulogne! OR:
Discovery
Immerse yourself on our Food and Cultural Tour of Paris where you will find out why the French food and culinary tration has been even added to the UNESCO heritage list, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided Sightseeing which will show you magnificent must-see sights.
This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.
Alternatively, stroll through Paris on your own or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
(B,L,D)

Day 11 PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(B)
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