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2022 Season

Active & Discovery on the Seine with 1 Night in Mont St. Michel & 1 Night in Saint-Malo (Northbound)


cruise: WPHE
11 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris
Begin your panoramic French river cruise on the Seine with a visit to Paris—"The City of Light.” Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or explore the city by bike or enjoy a walking food tour. Cruise to Conflans and choose between an excursion to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. As an alternative, you may want to join an e-bike tour to the Château de Maisons-Lafitte or learn how to prepare a Chantilly cream. In Vernon enjoy a food walking tour or experience the city by bike.

Your river cruise on the Seine sails on to Les Andelys where you have plenty of choices, from a guided tour to a hike experience or a visit to Lyons-la-Forêt. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Alternatively, enjoy a guided kayak tour. You’ll cruise to Caudebec and take an excursion to Normandy. Choose from a selection of excursions, including a tour of the WWII landing beaches at Normandy, with the memorials and monuments to the allied forces, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area. In Le Havre you can choose between a city sightseeing, a bike tour or a visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp. You’ll transfer to Mont St. Michel for a guided tour of the magnificent abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next day bike to Saint-Malo and stop in Saint-Benoit-des-Ondes for a tasting of local products, before enjoying a city sightseeing. Next day, visit the Notre-Dame de Chartres cathedral.

Your French river cruise concludes with a transfer to Paris for an overnight stay to celebrate your Seine River experience.

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Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or food tour or guided bike tour in the park

Day 3 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison, or demonstration of crem Chantilly in the Château Chantilly, or guided Maisons-Laffite e-biking tour

Day 4 Vernon–Les Andelys: In Vernon choice of excursions to Giverny, or food walking tour, or guided bike tour; onboard crêpes and pastry demonstration; in Les Andelys choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard or excursion to Lyons-la-Forêt

Day 5 Rouen: Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral, or guided kayak tour; time at leisure

Day 6 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Le Havre: Choice of Le Havre sightseeing, or visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp or guided bike tour

Day 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)–Mont St. Michel: Transfer to Mont St. Michel; guided sightseeing

Day 9 Mont St. Michel–Saint-Malo: Transfer to Saint Benoît des Ondes with local products tasting; coach transfer or bike to Saint-Malo; guided sightseeing

Day 10 Saint-Malo–Paris: Visit of Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral; transfer to Paris

Day 11 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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