Start your vacation with a night in Paris—The City of Lights. Begin your charming river cruise on the Seine with a visit to Paris—The City of Lights. See the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Cruise to Conflans—home of Van Gogh and Bonaparte—and continue on to Vernon. You’ll visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Your French river cruise vacation on the Seine sails on to Les Andelys for guided tours of its picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue to Rouen for an excursion to Normandy. Tours of the WWII landing beaches, memorials, and monuments, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties are offered today. Next day, your visit to Rouen includes a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Your Seine River cruise vacation ends in Le Havre with a city sightseeing. End your vacation with a transfer to Mont St. Michel for a guided tour of the magnificent abbey. You’ll also tour Chartres and its gothic cathedral, and continue to Paris for an overnight stay. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): welcome reception on board Day 2 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” walking tour, see Notre Dame Cathedral Day 3 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison Day 4 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys Day 5 Rouen. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” Day 6 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedralDay 7 Le Havre: guided tourDay 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)–Mont St. Michel: transfer to Mont St. Michel and guided tourDay 9 Chartres–Paris: transfer to Chartres and visit to the Cathedral; transfer to ParisDay 10 Paris: your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.