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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Paris 2020

8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Paris

Paris to Normandy River Cruise (WPP)

Starting from $3,398
Ship(s): Avalon Tapestry II

River Cruise Description

Delight in this fabulous French river cruise excursion that exquisitely combines your stay in France’s unmatched capital of Paris with vibrant scenery along the Seine River with the unforgettable sights of the historic and colorful region of Normandy. This 8 day Avalon river cruise from Paris to Normandy 2020 will be filled with amazing sights along the way.

Begin your journey in the romantic city of Paris and then cruise on to Vernon, where you will have your choice between two thrilling guided tours—through Claude Monet’s enchanting gardens at Giverny or the unforgettable Bizy Castle, also known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You might delight in the chance to join in a short trip to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, which will include Omaha Beach, along with the Point du Hoc monument and the American Cemetery. Best known as the home of Joan of Arc, enjoy Rouen as you join in a guided walk through the medieval style quarter and take a tour of the gothic Rouen Cathedral—once known to be the tallest building in the world. From Conflans, join in an excursion to the charming and delightful town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—known to have been associated with numerous world-famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh, or stop to see the Malmaison of Napoleon and Josephine.

Enjoy a sample of the local wine and savory cheese on this French river cruise, all while basking in the glorious views that span along the Seine River. Delight in stops in the elegant and historic parts of France, while completing your adventure with some leisurely time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and lively cities. This “City of Light” boasts historic sites such as the world-renown Notre-Dame Cathedral, the glistening Eiffel Tower, and the incredible Louvre Museum with its beaming glass pyramid framed by its modern twist on ancient architecture. Go for a stroll through the incredible Île St. Louis which will charm you with its narrow roads, and Île de la Cité which founded the medieval city of Paris. This 8 day Avalon river cruise from Paris to Normandy 2020 will completely immerse you in European culture and leave you will vibrant memories that will remind you of this unparalleled journey for years to come.

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 Arrive in Paris, France (Embarkation)

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Welcome to the capital “City of Light,” Paris, situated on the River Seine, where romance fills the air. This afternoon, board your river cruise ship and meet your crew at a casual evening welcome reception. Before dinner, your ship sails smoothly out of Paris. (Dinner) *NOTE: Flights into Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Day 2 Vernon–Les Andelys

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.
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 3 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 Hike of Normandy’s vast regional nature park in a region rich in apple, plum, pear, and cherry orchards.

In the afternoon, you might enjoy a Guided Optional Excursion to Honfleur, an old seaside town. In the evening, you’ll enjoy live entertainment on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 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 5 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 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’ll also have the opportunity to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 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.

Explore Paris on your own, or linger over a glass of French wine on the Left Bank.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation)

While your wonderful river cruise vacation ends with a great breakfast this morning, take note of the amazing memories you will carry with you as you return home, not to mention the many colorful photographs you took during your cruise that will be pleasant reminders of your fabulous vacation.


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