Your Cruising Itinerary

Day 1: Paris

Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2: Vernon - Les Andelys

Choose between an included guided visit to Claude Monet’s house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a trip to Bizy Castle. Claude Monet lived at Giverny for almost 43 years. See his collection of Japanese prints and his greatest sources of inspiration, including the lily pond and Japanese Bridge. Alternatively, discover Bizy Castle, built in 1740 and nicknamed ‘Normandy’s Versailles’. Join a local guide for a walk of Andelys, including a visit to the Parish Church of Le Petit Andely. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Caudebec

More than 100 hundred abbeys once covered this region, and you can explore some of their ancient cloisters on our included excursion. Enjoy free time in the afternoon or join an optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Caudebec

Choose between an included excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches – visiting some of the most poignant sights of World War II such as Juno Beach, Pegasus Museum, and the British and Canadian Cemeteries – and a ‘Taste of Normandy’ tour which give an in-depth look at this pretty, mainly agricultural region, and visit the famous Bayeux Tapestry. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Rouen

Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy, is best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and was later burned at the stake in the marketplace of this town in 1431. Join the guided walk through the medieval quarter with its half-timbered, glazed-tile houses and intricate Gros Horloge, an Astronomical Clock dating back to the 16th century. Visit the splendid Gothic cathedral, once the tallest building in the world and subject of a series of Claude Monet’s paintings. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Conflans

Join either our guided excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, the quaint little town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison just outside Paris. The estate was purchased by Josephine Bonaparte in 1799 while Napoleon was fi ghting in Egypt. It was her aim to make it ‘the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe’. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Paris

Join a guided walk through historic Ile St Louis with its narrow one-way streets and the Ile de la Cite, the centre of Paris and the home of Notre Dame Cathedral. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Élysées or perhaps visit the Louvre or Montmartre. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Paris

Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. (B)

Departure dates and prices 2018 - Paris to Normandy : 7% discount on all dates

Avalon brochure price from £1849
Travel 55 discount price from £1720 
Telephone Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 code TR55A

Avalon access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 27 October 2018. Please call Avalon to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point. Prices are per person, £1849 is based on a Category E Stateroom. Call Avalon for stateroom upgrade prices.

Suite ship departures: Tapestry II

Paris – Paris: April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August

All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

The Avalon difference

Travel made easy from the moment you leave home
The Avalon included private home pick-up service will take you to your chosen local airport or Eurostar terminal, within 100 miles of your home.
Waking up to the ultimate view from your bed
In a luxuriously comfortable stateroom, the majority of which have wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Attention to detail on board and ashore
Whether it’s the luxury toiletries in your bathroom or the view you wake up to in the morning, Avalon believe the finer points of your holiday are important.
An intimate and cultured experience
Avalon ships have more space and fewer people than other operators, with entertainment, expert talks and attentive, unobtrusive service at all times.
Deluxe dining
A relaxed, full-board experience of mouth-watering regional dishes, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and the freedom to choose where and what you eat.
Accessible adventures, whenever you want them
Fascinating excursions are included in every port of call and, with Avalon Choice, you decide when and how to join them. Active Discovery cruises offer a mix of more hands-on activities, from learning the Viennese waltz to exploring an ice cave. Alternatively, should you wish to explore on your own, each ship is equipped with bicycles and Nordic walking poles.
Authentic experiences
Get closer to your destination with the Avalon Cruise Director and expert guides. Their Local Favourites give you the chance to get a rewarding glimpse of local tradition by exploring unique and out-of-the-way places.
No extra costs
Gratuities, transfers and port charges are all included in the price of your holiday.
Journeys Club
Avalon complimentary membership scheme which includes repeat traveller discounts and a range of exclusive promotions and special offers.

Avalon Waterways
Paris to Normandy

8 days

Your discount prices start from only £1720 - 7% discount

Travel to Paris and transfer to your cruise ship. Day 2 gives you a choice of excursions. cruise to Vernon for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the 18th-century Bizy Castle. Visit Les Andelys, one of the most beautiful places in France. Continue to Caudebec and choose between a visit to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating Taste of Normandy tour for a more in-depth look at this agricultural region. there is also a visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen.  

This eight day Paris to Normandy cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55A.

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0800 668 1843  and quote code TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Your Suite ship -Tapestry II

Launched in 2015, the Avalon Tapestry II accommodates 128 passengers and offers two full decks of Panorama Suites, each sized at an impressive 200 square feet and featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform your stateroom into a unique open-air balcony. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, Wi-Fi access and complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro.

Request a brochure for more information on the cruise ships and Avalon

Indulge your passions

Culinary cruise - 11 August departure

WWII history cruise - 7 July departure

Art & Impressionist cruise - 28 July deparure

Journeys Club cruise - 23 June departure

Call Avalon for details

Travel made easy

Executive home pick-up service - Avalon aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with their included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost. 

Fly from your local airport - Avalon are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Call Avalon for details.

No-fly holidays - Avalon know that flying isn’t for everyone. That’s why they have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfleet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over two hours.

Tailor your travel - On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish:

Pre and post holiday hotel stays - why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? Avalon work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.

Too many hotel nights? - some of their holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, they can just book the cruise portion for you.

Make your own way - the brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take their package. Avalon give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.

Under your own arrangements - if you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with Avalon, they’ll happily extend your flights for you.
Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.

Combine your cruises

Grand Tour of France

Cruise the heart of France on our Grand France itineraries which combine this Paris to Normandy cruise with the Burgundy & Provence itineraries. You can combine the cruises in either direction on a selection of dates to truly experience the wonderful diversity of France. Please call for details.


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