2021 Season

Reflections on the Seine (Southbound)


cruise: WHPP 9 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris
Your vacation in France begins with a night in Paris—“The City of Light.” You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Le Havre and enjoy guided sightseeing in the port town before embarking on your Seine River cruise. 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. 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 its picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your Seine 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—home of Van Gogh and Bonaparte, to see both provincial inspirations for the artist’s paintings, and grand opulence of the emperor’s home. Your river cruise along the Seine returns to Paris. Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic city landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable cruise on the Seine River, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
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at-a-glance


Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France

Day 2 Paris-Le Havre (Embarkation): Time at leisure in Paris; transfer to Le Havre; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Le Havre: Guided tour

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

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

Day 6 Les Andelys-Vernon: Choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle

Day 7 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison

Day 8 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or 'Heart of Paris' walking tour to see Paris-historic sights

Day 9 Paris (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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cities and locations


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.

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.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.