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Paris, Normandy and the River Seine

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Visit: Paris, Conflans, Rouen, Le Havre, Caudebec En Caux, Les Andelys, Vernon, Poissy, Paris

Day 1: Paris

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Conflans

Arrive in Conflans, at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine. Visit the little town of Auvers-sur-Oise, an inspiration to many of the famous Impressionist masters, including Cezanne, Pissarro and Daubigny. The most famous of these artists is Vincent van Gogh, whose final resting place is located here. Visit Auberge Ravoux, where Van Gogh lived in a very simple and small room only lit by sky light. Inspired by the picturesque site with its inhabitants and surroundings, Van Gogh painted close to 80 canvases here, which come alive in the winding streets of the village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Rouen

This morning we reach Rouen, often called the “Ville musée” (Museum Town). If you enjoy museums, visit one of the many art, history and antiquities museums scattered through the city. Visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th century stained-glass windows. See the “Gros Horloge,” the astronomical clock, and the Parliament of Normandy. Also in Rouen is the “Place du Vieux Marché”, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. This afternoon venture down the romantic “Abbey Trail” for a view of countless churches, castles, and abbeys.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Le Havre

Although the harbour of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy. Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle like formations, which have inspired many well known artists. Nearby, is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbour town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Le Havre - Caudebec en Caux

Today, visit some of the most important places in recent history, the Normandy Landing Beaches. See Ponte du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American military cemetery in Colleville and the remains of the artificial harbour in Arromanches. If you prefer, explore the rural you can explore the rural charms of the Normandy region. Visit the historic towns of Caen and Bayeux, following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy and the subsequent King of England, discover the richness of Calvados and the famous cheese of Pont l’Évêque.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Les Andelys - Vernon - Poissy

Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one time home to Richard the Lionheart. Relax in town or venture farther afield to nearby Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet, until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings and vivid flora, were inspiration for some of his most famous works. Return to the ship in Vernon for lunch. Round out your Normandy experience with a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Originally a small hunting lodge, the palace was extended to its current size by the “Sun King” Louis XIV and is now one of Europe’s largest palaces. Onboard, the Captain’s Gala Dinner is a wonderful finish to a fantastic day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Paris

In the early morning, it is once more “Bienvenue” to the French capital. Explore the sights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the bustling Champs-Élysées. Another interesting area to explore is quirky artists’ district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris. On your last evening, enjoy an illuminated Paris from the ship or the streets, where you can fully see the “City of Lights” in all her glory.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Paris

After breakfast we bid you “adieu” and hope to see you again soon!

Meals: Breakfast

 

Cruise Package Includes:

  • Fascinating river cruise in on outside river view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony.
  • Complimentary state of the art audio headsets for all excursions.
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director.
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating.
  • Free flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board.
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner.
  • 24 hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water.
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner.
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar.
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles.
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck).
  • All port taxes and local taxes.

 

Not Included:

  • Arrival/departure transfers to/from the ship.
  • Excursion Packages.

 

Excursion Package A: From AUD $505.00 per person:

  • Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Rouen walking tour
  • Excursion to the cliff paths of Étretat
  • City tour of Paris
  • Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district

 

Excursion Package B: From AUD $599.00 per person:

  • Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Rouen walking tour
  • Excursion to the cliff paths of Étretat
  • City tour of Paris
  • Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

 

Excursion Package C: From AUD $925.00 per person:

  • Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Rouen walking tour
  • Excursion to the cliff paths of Étretat
  • Full day excursion "Fascinating Normandy" with lunch
  • City tour of Paris
  • Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

 

Excursion Package D: From AUD $1286.00 per person:

  • Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Rouen walking tour
  • Excursion along the "Abbey Trail"
  • Excursion to the cliff paths of Étretat
  • Excursion to Honfleur
  • Full day excursion "Fascinating Normandy" with lunch
  • Excursion to Château Gaillard and Giverny
  • City tour of Paris
  • Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (lc)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: River Cruise
  • Departures: April, June, September, October 2019 and April - October 2020
  • Cities Visited: Paris, Conflans, Rouen, Le Havre, Caudebec En Caux, Les Andelys, Vernon, Poissy, Paris
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