2023 Season

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


cruise: WHPQ 11 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris
Start your vacation with a night in Paris—“The City of Light,” and enjoy an evening in what is called the most romantic city in the world. On your way transfer to Saint-Malo, stop for a visit to the 12th-century Notre-Dame de Chartres. After enjoying a walking tour of Saint-Malo, you will reach Mont St. Michel. Discover its magnificent abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next morning take a transfer to Le Havre, to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Le Havre, a World Heritage Sites. From Caudebec, you may wish to take an excursion to the Normandy beaches and memorials and monuments to the Allied Forces. Alternatively, you may take a “Taste of Normandy” excursion to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area.

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. Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your river cruise through France to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Next, cruise to Conflans to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison.

Your river cruise on the Seine returns to Paris, where you’ll discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through its historic sites, or take a tour to see the famous landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this this remarkable Seine River cruise, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.

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Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France

Day 2 Paris–Saint-Malo: Transfer to Saint-Malo; visit of Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral;

Day 3 Saint-Malo–Mont St. Michel: Guided sightseeing; join a coach transfer or bike to Saint Benoît des Ondes with local products tasting; transfer to Mont St. Michel

Day 4 Mont St. Michel-Le Havre (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Mont St. Michel; transfer to Le Havre; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Le Havre: Choice of Le Havre sightseeing, or visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp or guided bike tour

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

Day 8 Les Andelys-Vernon: In Les Andelys choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard or excursion to Lyons-la-Forêt; onboard crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration; in Vernon choice of excursions to Giverny, or food walking tour, or guided bike tour

Day 9 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 10 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or food tour or guided bike tour in the park

Day 11 Paris (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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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. 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.

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  • 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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