Your Cruising Itinerary

Day 1: Paris, 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 starting your cruise on the Seine. Get acquainted with the City of Light today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.

Evening/overnight cruise to Vernon. (D)

Day 2: Vernon - Monet’s muses, castle courtyards, and crêpes du jour

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

  • 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 fl ower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:
  • Classic: Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnifi cent courtyard, water garden, and stables.
  • 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

  • Classic: Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys— one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:
  • Active: Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.

Evening/overnight cruise to Caudebec. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Caudebec - churches, cherry orchards, and white Cliffs of Normandy 

  • Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Run in Normandy’s town of Caudebec.
  • Classic: Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR:
  • Active: Explore Boucles de la Seine Normande with a Guided Hike of Normandy’s vast regional nature park in a region rich in apple, plum, pear, and cherry orchards.

This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur. Later enjoy live entertainment onboard.

Overnight docking in Caudebec. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Caudebec - heroic bravery and French farming traditions 

  • Classic: Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit signifi cant 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 Centre, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:
  • Classic: 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 at a local distillery.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

Evening cruise to Rouen. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Rouen - The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a heroine for France 

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

Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening.

Evening/overnight cruise to Conflans. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Conflans - in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV 

  • Classic: Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:
  • Classic: Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings. 

Evening cruise to Paris. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Paris - cafés, cathedrals, and canvases — the City of Lights Truly shines

  • Active: Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light.
  • Classic: Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR:
  • Classic: Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

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

Overnight docking in Paris. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Paris (embarkation)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Special interest cruises - Looking to enrich your adventures while you sail?

A WWII Remembrance & History cruise is available to help you delve deeper into what you’re passionate about.

This cruise itinerary is also offered as part of the following cruise: Grand France.

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. 

Departure dates and prices 2021 - Paris to Normandy : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Avalon to add flights

Avalon brochure price in black from £2027

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1886

Telephone Avalon on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

 

Cruise from Paris to Normandy : tour code WPP - cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Royal Suite Panorama Suite Delux Stateroom
June 15
£4187
£3894
£3337
£2556
£2438
£2268
June 22
£4187
£3894
£3268
£3040
£2369
£2204
June 29 SOLD OUT £3268
£3040
£2369
£2204
July 20 £4225
£3930
£3375
£3139
SOLD OUT
July 27 SOLD OUT £3200
£2977
£2301
£2140
August 10
£4050
£3767
£3200
£2977
£2301
£2140
August 31
SOLD OUT £3405
£3167
£2506
£2331
September 7
SOLD OUT £3580
£3330
£2681
£2494
September 14
SOLD OUT £3580
£3330
£2681
£2494
September 21 SOLD OUT £3580
£3330
£2681
£2494
October 12
£4225
£3930
£3375
£3139
£2476
£2303
October 19 £4366
£4061
£3516
£3930
£2766
£2573
October 26
SOLD OUT £3113
£2896
£2164
£2013
November 2
£3776
£3512
£2926
£2722
£2027
£1886

Prices include daily excursions, full-board dining and gratuities but exclude flights. Book your flights with us and we'll also include overseas transfers and ATOL protection. 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

Avalon Waterways
Paris to Normandy

8 days

2021 prices from only £1886

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—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, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, 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 French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! 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 sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.

This eight day Paris to Normandy cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0330 0588 237 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55A.

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Your choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations.

In addition to included Active, Discovery, and Classic excursions and activities, they offer Guided Optional Excursions designed to personalize your experience even more. And they are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

Active 

  • Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Jog through the beautiful Normandy town of Caudebec.
  • Join a Guided Optional Excursion to the home of French kings, such as Louis XIV, at the Palace of Versailles.
  • Stroll the romantic streets of Paris and the café society haunts of Picasso, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway.

Your Ship - Avalon Tapestry II

The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river with two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning in your window-facing Comfort Collection bed to enchanting scenery. Onboard amenities and services include complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare. The Avalon Tapestry II weaves a wonderful river cruise experience from ship to shore.

Avalon Tapestry II

Book your cruise with or without flights

Cruise prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home when you disembark! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!

Included for every Avalon guest

  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM for a great night’s sleep. (See deck plans for additional stateroom amenities.)
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L’Occitane® bath products
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions 
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey
  • Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board 
  • Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

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