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Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery on the Seine (Northbound) (WPHP)

9 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 hiking excursion 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.

The last stop of your Seine River cruise is Le Havre, where you can choose between a city sightseeing, a bike tour or a visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp. Your French river cruise concludes with a transfer to Paris for an overnight stay to celebrate your Seine River experience.

Ships: Tapestry II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/09/23, 06/20/23, 08/01/23, 09/12/23
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

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)–Paris: Transfer to Paris; time at leisure

Day 9 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WPHP - Active & Discovery on the Seine (Northbound)
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WHPP - Active & Discovery on the Seine (Southbound)

Itinerary (2023)

Day 1PARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city before embarking on your cruise on the Seine. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

(D)
Day 2PARIS
 Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

ACTIVE Hop on a bike to explore Paris like a local. Coast along the banks of the Seine, and go where the Parisians, young and old, come out to play, OR:

DISCOVERY Immerse yourself on our Food and Cultural Tour of Paris where you will find out why the French food and culinary tradition has been even added to the UNESCO heritage list, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing, which will show you magnificent must-see sights.

This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.

Alternatively, stroll through Paris on your own or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CONFLANS

(B,L,D)
Day 3CONFLANS
 Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE This Guided E-bike Tour will take you to the Château de Maisons-Lafitte where you will enjoy a special snack, OR:

DISCOVERY Travel to the Chantilly Castle on your own where the experts of the Confrérie des Chevaliers Fouetteurs de crème Chantilly will show you how to prepare your own Chantilly cream, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

Enjoy an afternoon sailing to Vernon.

This evening, enjoy onboard live entertainment after dinner.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VERNON

(B,L,D)
Day 4VERNON
 Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

ACTIVE Enjoy a scenic Guide Bike Tour from Vernon to the picturesque Giverny, OR:

DISCOVERY Enjoy and learn all about the Normandy cheese trail and traditional French pastries during this Guided Walking Tour, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet’s charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces

DISCOVERY While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.

This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.

LES ANDELYS

Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends

ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit one of 'most beautiful villages of France' situated in a beautiful forested setting in Normandy. Afterwards discover the legends of the haunted Abbey de Mortemere and the fountain of singles, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUEN

(B,L,D)
Day 5ROUEN
 The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France

ACTIVE Spend a fun and active day kayaking. Join an expert guide and paddle your way through areas accessible only by water, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Saint Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

In the afternoon, you're free to explore the city on your own or to join one of our Optional Excursions.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

(B,L,D)
Day 6CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY
 Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

ACTIVE Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY Join “A Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados apple brandy at a local distillery, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:

CLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE

(B,L,D)
Day 7LE HAVRE
 20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE Explore the city as only a local would: by bicycle. Cycle up to the quartier Saint François, OR:

DISCOVERY Travel to Fécamp to visit the Palais Benedictine where the world famous Benedictine liquor is made. Enjoy a short Self-Guided Tour followed by a cocktail workshop focused around the famous liquor, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city center, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity

This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE

(B,L,D)
Day 8LE HAVRE (DISEMBARKATION)–PARIS
 Au Revoir, River Seine. Bonjour, Paris!

Bid farewell to your ship’s crew and take a transfer to Paris. Take time to linger in a sidewalk café, shop for mementos, or take photographs of the city’s picturesque bridges.

(B)
Day 9PARIS
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$196

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,129
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,299
P / Royal Deck / $1,399
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,399

Avalon 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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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*08/30/2022 $4,419.00
*05/09/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,319.00
*06/20/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,319.00
*09/12/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,419.00
*05/14/2024 $4,519.00
*06/25/2024 $4,519.00
*07/23/2024 $4,419.00
*08/20/2024 $4,419.00
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