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Day 1 Day 1 DEPART USA
Board your overnight flight to France.
Day 2 Day 2 EMBARKATION – PARIS
Board the ship in Paris for your Paris & Normandy cruise. (D)
Day 3 Day 3 LES ANDELYS
Uncover the history of Château Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine, on a morning tour. Or, if you prefer a more active adventure, you can hike there from the banks of the Seine, admiring the scenic views along the way. For those who wish to explore the area on two wheels, join a guided bike tour through the charming town of Les Andelys. After your adventures, set sail along the meandering Seine for a scenic cruise. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Day 4 LE HAVRE
There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. You can choose between an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters; or enjoy a full-day excursion that includes Honfleur and the delicious Pays d’Auge region of Normandy, where apple cider, Calvados and pommeau outrank French wine. Enjoy a country drive through Beamont-en-Auge and Pont l’Eveque, and afterward, be treated to a cheese and Calvados tasting. You can join a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre during the afternoon. Alternatively, you have the choice of a bike tour through Le Havre. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Day 5 LE HAVRE - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX - NORMANDY BEACHES
Experience the Normandy region with one of three tours. For those wishing to go to the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches, you will visit the cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-Sur-Mer, and the village Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. You can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors if you prefer. You will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII museum in Courseulle, and Arromanches. Suppose you wish to experience a different inspiration in Caudebec-en-Caux in the afternoon. In that case, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to one of the magnificent historic abbeys of the region. Or you can journey back in time with the interactive exhibits and vessels at the Seine Museum. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Day 6 ROUEN
Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred and the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. You also have the choice to explore Lyons-la-Forêt, built on the site of a former fortress and featuring remarkable centuries-old architecture; go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, Norman cheese, and cider; or get active by going on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Day 7 VERNON - LA ROCHE-GUYON
Enjoy scenic cruising around Vernon before disembarking the ship for your excursion. You will have a choice of three excursions, depending on your interests. Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Art lovers will immediately recognize images immortalized in Monet’s most beloved paintings—such as water lilies, Japanese bridges, and graceful willow trees. Wander around his famous gardens and home, where he lived for more than four decades. Or visit the regal 18th-century Château de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles. Enjoy an escorted tour of the palace and gardens. If you prefer a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour, taking the beautiful French countryside. In the evening, visit the quaint village of La Roche-Guyon, one of the most beautiful in France, and enjoy free time to stroll along the Seine or amid the stunning architecture. (B,L,D) *PLEASE NOTE: Monet's Gardens may be closed; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.
Day 8 Day 8 CONFLANS
Travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise, the last home of artist Vincent van Gogh. His spirit still lingers in his former attic rooms at the Ravoux Inn. Van Gogh spent the mere 70 days in Auvers-sur-Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Or enjoy the exquisite architecture of the Chateau Saint-Germain-en-Laye and its museum and gardens. If you prefer something more active, strap on your helmet and pedal around the city of Conflans. Later in the day, relax on the Sun Deck or your balcony as the ship takes a scenic cruise to Paris. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Day 9 PARIS – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B))
Enhance Your Journey
Paris Pre Cruise
10/24/2022 - 10/27/2022
Day 1 - DEPART USA
Board your overnight flight to France.
Day 2 - PARIS, FRANCE
Check into your Paris hotel to begin your Paris & Normandy land program.
Day 3 - PARIS
Enjoy a morning tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites. Later in the day, visit Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist’s enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by other notable artists. For easy access to Montmartre, hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. (B)
Day 4 PARIS – EMBARKATION
After checking out your hotel, visit the Atelier des Lumières where you’ll be treated to an immersive digital experience with art, sound, and history displayed throughout the various rooms and walls of the formerly 18th-century steel factory building. You’ll then board the ship in Paris for your Paris & Normandy cruise. (B, D)
Wednesday, October 26, 2022From $3798