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
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