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16 Day Avalon River Cruise with Paris from Normandy to London 2020

16 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to London

Britain Sampler with Paris to Normandy River Cruise (XGE5)

Starting from $5,913
Ship(s): Avalon Tapestry II

River Cruise Description

Welcome to fabulous London, England, where your fascinating Europe river cruise adventure begins! This 16 day Avalon river cruise from London to Paris 2020 will let you explore some of the most popular places in Europe.

During the start of your Avalon river cruise vacation, you’ll enjoy am exciting expertly guided tour of beautiful Britain, which features exemplary and inspiring sensational locales throughout picturesque England and Scotland. You’ll marvel at the captivating historic landmarks in bustling London, which include a visit with world-famous Big Ben. You’ll adventure out to see the baffling Stonehenge, and the historic excavations of the ancient Roman Baths. Your guided Britain vacation wouldn’t be complete without a visit to popular Liverpool (home of the Beatles), and beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland. Your adventure takes you to York, England, as well as world-renowned writer, William Shakespeare’s birthplace, quaint Stratford-upon-Avon, before concluding your England and Scotland vacation tour in bustling London.

Your magnificent Britain Sampler vacation segues to a wonderful French river cruise aboard your luxurious Avalon Suite Ship. You’ll take a sleek Eurostar train from London to the “City of Lights,” Paris France, where you’ll embark on your picturesque Seine River cruise from Paris to the historic region of Normandy. Your first stop is at the beautiful city of Vernon, where you’ll have your choice of two popular expert-guided tours – at world-famous artist, Claude Monet’s sensational gardens at charming Giverny, or the magnificent Bizy Castle, identified the experts as the “Normandy’s Versailles.” You can also decide to go on an exciting excursion to the captivating Normandy Landing Beaches of World War II, including historic Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the somber visit to the American Cemetery where our heroic soldiers, who gave the ultimate sacrifice are buried.

In the quaint village of Rouen, best known as the home of historic Joan of Arc, you’ll enjoy a guided walk through the fascinating medieval quarter, and from Conflans, go on an excursion to the breathtaking town of Auvers-Sur-Oise where you be inspired by the world-famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh, or choose to tour historic Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison. On your sensational French river cruise, you’ll marvel in the fine wines, delicious cheeses, and picturesque scenic beauty as you cruise along the peaceful Seine River through some of the most historic parts of France, as well as magnificent Paris, the “City of Lights.” You’ll visit the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral, the iconic Eiffel Tower, and the unbelievable tour of the Louvre Museum, as well as many other romantic sites you’ll discover in the heart of amazing Paris.

There is so much to see and do on this magnificent Britain Sampler cruise vacation with Paris to Normandy. Be sure to call to learn more about the 16 day Avalon river cruise from London to Paris 2020 before this popular itinerary sells out.

River Cruise Promos

$750 Off per Stateroom

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 3, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0735

FLY FREE AIR from Select US cities

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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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:

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.
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.
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 London, England

Welcome to London. Start the Globus land tour part of your vacation.

Day 2 London

Enjoy exploring the capital of the UK with guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks: see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, and visit St. Paul’s Cathedral.


Day 3 London–Stonehenge–Bath

Explore prehistoric Stonehenge and see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Welcome dinner at your hotel.



Travel to the medieval market town of Ludlow and via pretty Llangollen on the river Dee, reach Liverpool, the maritime city.



Stop in Wordsworth’s Grasmere, and then head for Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples.



Guided morning sightseeing introduces you to the “Old Town,” the 200-year old “New Town,” and Edinburgh Castle, which houses Scotland’s Crown Jewels.


Day 7 Edinburgh–Abbotsford-Jedburgh–York, England

Guided morning sightseeing introduces you to the “Old Town,” the 200-year old “New Town,” Holyrood Palace, and Edinburgh Castle, which houses Scotland’s Crown Jewels.


Day 8 York–Stratford-Upon-Avon–London

Head further south to Stratford-upon-Avon for a visit of Shakespeare’s birthplace and to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Then, return to London.


Day 9 London–Paris, France (Embarkation)

Transfer to Paris to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. This evening, enjoy dinner on board.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10 Vernon

Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour
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:
Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.
While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.
Les Andelys
Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:
Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Caudebec

Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Jog in Normandy’s town of Caudebec.
Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR:
Explore Boucles de la Seine Normande with a Guided Nature Walk of Normandy’s vast regional nature park in a region rich in apple, plum, pear, and cherry orchards.

You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur in the afternoon, or enjoy your free time exploring Caudebec on your own.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Caudebec. Excursion to Normandy

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions
Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:
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, OR: 
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 at a local distillery.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Rouen

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France
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.


Day 14 Conflans

In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV
Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR: 
Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. 

You may opt to take  a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Paris

Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines
Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light.
Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR: 
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, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

Or, explore the City of Lights on your own, or linger over a glass of French wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Paris (Disembarkation)

While your fabulous river cruise vacation ends this morning with a wonderful breakfast, you’ll take many wonderful memories with you as well as hopefully some fascinating photos that recorded all the fantastic things you saw and experienced on your amazing trip.


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