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9 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Paris Southbound 2020

9 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Paris

Reflections on the Seine (Southbound) River Cruise (WHPP)

Starting from $3,899
Ship(s): Avalon Tapestry II

River Cruise Description

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, alos 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 9 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

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 www.iflybags.com 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

FREE AIR + $500 Off per couple

*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 and the $250pp land promo. 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 www.iflybags.com 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. PRMYFYFY
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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May 11, 2020 FLY FREE AIR from Select US citiesAvalon Tapestry II$4,249Call Us!
Jun 22, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Tapestry II$4,249$3,999Call Us!
Aug 3, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Tapestry II$4,149$3,899Call Us!
Sep 28, 2020Avalon Tapestry II$4,349Call 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 Arrive in Paris, France

Bienvenue en France!

Feel free to explore the City of Lights at your leisure before beginning your voyage on the Seine. Get to know the most romantic city in the world today with some shopping, walking, or with a croissant and café au lait.

Day 2 Paris-Le Havre (Embarkation)

Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Spend free time at your leisure today in Pairs before you travel to Le Havre to embark on your Avalon Waterways cruise on the waters of the Sein. In the evening, you’ll enjoy your first dinner on board your ship.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 Le Havre

20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy
Classic
Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and find the cutting-edge design of its downtown area, remade by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity.

This afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to take a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the old coastline town of Honfleur. With its sixteenth to eighteenth century townhouses, half-timber houses, and cobbled boulevards, Honfleur enlivened crafted by ace specialists Monet and Boudin. Alternatively, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to see the white-chalk precipices and curves of the oceanside town of Étretat—a fascination for exemplary artists, filmmakers, and writers.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Caudebec. Excursion to Normandy

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 Center, and the Bény-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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Rouen

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk, OR:
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Les Andelys

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 Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.
VERNON
Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Conflans

Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte
Active
Go for an early Morning Jog with your Avalon Adventure Host.
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Paris

Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines
Classic
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:
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, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

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

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Paris (Disembarkation)

Your 9 day Avalon river cruise adventure vacation comes to a close today following one final breakfast in Paris.

(Breakfast)

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