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9 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Paris Northbound 2020

9 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Paris northbound

Reflections on the Seine (Northbound) River Cruise (WPHP)

Starting from $4,149
Ship(s): Avalon Tapestry II

River Cruise Description

Explore some beautiful places in Europe on this 9 day Avalon river cruise roundtrip from Paris 2020. Embark on your scenic French river cruise excursion through Central Europe along the waters of the Seine river beginning with a stay in Paris—the famous and romantic “City of Lights.” Experience the sights and sounds that fill the heart of this city. Brace yourself for a historic journey back in time as you experience the towering Notre-Dame Cathedral or go for a tour that will take you through the iconic locales of the impressive Louvre Museum, Arc de Triompe, glittering Eiffel Tower, and much more. Sail on to Conflans where you will have your choice between a short journey to tour the Auvers-sur-Oise or the beautiful Château de Malmaison of Napoleon and Josephine. Following, go on to the city of Vernon to see the inspiring home of famous artist Claude Monet as you walk through the glorious gardens of Giverny, or opt to visit the incredible Castle of Bizy. Your river cruise journey on the glistening waters of the Seine river will take you on to the region of Les Andelys where you will get the chance to join in a guided tour of this scenic and unforgettable village, with its neighboring castle ruins. Continue on to the city of Rouen where you will have the chance to join in an excursion to Normandy. You will have your choice between a short trip to tour the WWII landing beaches, memorials, and monuments, or a tour that will give you a “Taste of Normandy” to experience the farming traditions and culinary delights that are being offered throughout this region today.

The following day, your tour in Rouen will include a guided tour on foot through the village where the famous Joan of Arc was martyred, along with the chance to see the local Cathedral as well as the impressive Astronomical Clock. The final leg of your scenic Seine River cruise will take you to the region of Le Havre, where you will delight in another opportunity for a guided sightseeing tour throughout the city. Your European river cruise vacation will come to a close with a final transfer back to the incredible city of Paris. You will be left with vibrant memories of this incredible and immersive European river cruise experience. The panoramic views and the historic traces of heroes and artists brought to life will have you wanting to plan your next European excursion as soon as possible! Make sure to ask how you can plan your 9 day Avalon river cruise roundtrip from Paris 2020 before it’s sold out.

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*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
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May 5, 2020Avalon Tapestry II$4,448Call Us!
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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)

Bienvenue en France! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

All incoming flights to Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm and all river cruise guests must be on board the ship by 5 pm.

Take advantage of this day free to wander through the most romantic city in the world at your leisure. Familiarize yourself with this incredible City of Lights today with some relaxing shopping along the avenues of Paris, go for a scenic stroll in a local park, or watch the world pass by around you with a delicious croissant and café au lait as you sit back and enjoy the marvelous Parisian cityscape.


Day 2 Paris

Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines
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.

Wander through the charming  streets of Paris at your leisure, or relax in a local café with a glass of French Wine next to the Left Bank.

You might enjoy the chance to join in an Optional Excursion with an expert guide who will take you on an experience of the famous Palace of Versailles—the incredible mansion home to a long line of French Kings such as Louis XIV.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Conflans

Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte
Go for an early Morning Jog with your Avalon Adventure Host.
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:
Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

Enjoy the scenic landscape views of your surroundings as you sail towards Vernon in the afternoon. During your evening on board your Avalon river cruise ship, delight in the light of live entertainment following your dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vernon

Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour
Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—“Normandy’s Versailles”—with its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.
Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.
While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.

During you afternoon, stretch out and relax on the sky deck of your ship as you delight in your scenic surroundings as you sail towards the gorgeous town of 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. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely, OR:
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Rouen

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk.
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 Caudebec. Excursion to Normandy

Heroic Bravery and French Farming Traditions
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:
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 apple brandy at a local distillery.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Le Havre

20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy
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.

During your afternoon, you may opt to join an Optional Excursion led by an expert guide to experience the charming old seaside village of Honfleur. This beautiful town boasts its 16th-18th century townhomes, half-timbered houses, and storybook-like cobblestone streets. Honfleur is known for being the scenic and cityscape inspiration for genius masterpiece makers like artists Monet and Boudin.

Alternatively, you may enjoy taking part in an Optional Excursion with an expert guide to experience the lovely white-chalk cliffs and striking arches of Étretat—a delightful Oceanside town. This town is also an inspiration for many classic writers, artists, and esteemed filmmakers.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)-Paris

Au Revoir, River Seine. Bonjour, Paris!

Your 9-day European river cruise experience from the beautiful city of Paris to Paris comes to a final port today following breakfast. Say goodbye to the crew of your ship and travel to Paris for your final day. Spend time strolling through Paris as you relax in a sidewalk café, shop for mementos to take home with you, or take photographs with some of the city’s popular sights.


Day 9 Paris

Your incredible European vacation, 9 day Avalon river cruise roundtrip from Paris, comes to an end today following one final breakfast.


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