2021 Season

Paris to Normandy WWII Remembrance & History Cruise with 3 Nights in London


cruise: WPP1-T1 11 Day River Cruise Paris to London
This fabulous river cruise includes in Paris and London, with beautiful views along the Seine River and the historical region of Normandy. See the sites of heroic battles of World War II, hear fascinating presentations by a history expert on board your ship, and see the site of the V-1 bomber launch. Visit memorial sites of US, British, and Canadian soldiers in Normandy, the Museum of Les Invalides in Paris, and First World War battle sites and memorials of Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel. Stand on the beaches of Normandy where the allies fought to liberate Europe and the world.

In Vernon, choose Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, site of Saint Joan of Arc’s martyrdom, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—associated with several famous artists, including Vincent Van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.

On this enchanting river cruise, enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure is not complete without some time in two of the most popular cities in the world—Paris and London! Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, and Eiffel Tower. Take a high-speed train to London for three exciting nights as part of your Monograms® vacation package. Included are hotel reservations, guided sightseeing, daily breakfasts, and the services of a Monograms Local Host® to assist you in London. Guided sightseeing with a local expert includes Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Piccadilly Circus.
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Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vernon-Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; onboard crêpes tasting; onboard history presentation; choice of guided walk or guided hike in Les Andelys

Day 3 Caudebec: Excursion along the 'Normandy Abbeys Route' or visit the V-1 launch bomb site; onboard lecture

Day 4 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion

Day 5 Rouen: Choice of guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or choose a bike tour or full-day excursion to Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel

Day 6 Conflans: Choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison

Day 7 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or historic sights on 'Heart of Paris' walking tour, or WWII theme tour with visit to Museum of Les Invalides

Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation)-London: Transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 9 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 10 London: Full day at leisure

Day 11 London: 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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