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Active & Discovery on the Seine (Northbound) 9 Days - Departs Paris
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With a delicious menu of culturally immersive experiences, an Avalon Active & Discovery cruise on the Seine serves up joie de vivre at every port. History meets happiness as you decide how to savor the castles, croissants, châteaux, and chèvre of fabulous France from Paris ... Read More

Duration: 9 Days
Arrive In: Paris
Depart From: Paris
Quality: Superior First Class
Pace: Moderate
Breakfast: 8
Lunch: 6
Dinner: 7
Type: River Cruise
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  • 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 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

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    PARIS-CROISSANT.jpg
  • Day 2 PARIS Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases--The City of Lights Truly Shines

    ACTIVE Hop on a bike to explore like a local on this enjoyable guided tour through its sights, mesmerizing history, and incredible ambiance, OR:

    DISCOVERY Immerse yourself on our Food and Cultural Tour of 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 join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles.

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

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CONFLANS

    (B,L,D)

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  • Day 3 CONFLANS 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)

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  • Day 4 VERNON Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

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

    DISCOVERY 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, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the picturesque town of with a leisurely Guided Tour through its marvelous medieval streets on the banks of the Seine River, OR:

    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, 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 while sailing to Rouen.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

    (B,L,D)

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  • Day 5 ROUEN The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of --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

    (B,L,D)

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  • Day 6 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

    DISCOVERY Join a 'Day in Normandy' tour with a Local Guide to trace the steps of William the Conqueror, King Henry IV, and Queen Marie de' Medici. Toast the day with a brandy tasting in Calvados, 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)

    NORMANDY-OMAHA-BEACH.jpg
  • Day 7 LE 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 Fecamp to visit the Palais Bénédictine where the world-famous Bénédictine liquor is made. Enjoy a short Self-Guided Tour followed by a cocktail workshop focused on the famous liquor, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to 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)

    LE-HAVRE.jpg
  • Day 8 LE 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)

    PARIS-SACRE-COEUR.jpg
  • Day 9 PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception Day 2 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or food tour or guided bike tourDay 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 tourDay 4 Vernon-Les Andelys: In Vernon choice of excursions to Giverny, or walking tour, or guided kayak 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; time at leisureDay 6 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or "A Day in Normandy" excursionDay 7 Le Havre: Choice of Le Havre sightseeing, or visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp or guided bike tourDay 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer to Paris; time at leisureDay 9 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning
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Name: Active & Discovery on the Seine (Northbound)

Brand: Avalon

Quality: Superior First Class

Tour Type: River Cruise

Start City: Paris

End City: Paris

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.

Key Differences: AW_Always_Included_Europe_2022

Price Details: Port charges: USD$210Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

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  • 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 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)

    PARIS-CROISSANT.jpg
  • Day 2 PARIS Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases--The City of Lights Truly Shines

    ACTIVE Hop on a bike to explore like a local on this enjoyable guided tour through its sights, mesmerizing history, and incredible ambiance, OR:

    DISCOVERY Immerse yourself on our Food and Cultural Tour of 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 join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles.

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

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CONFLANS

    (B,L,D)

    -EIFEL-TOWER-BIKING.jpg
  • Day 3 CONFLANS 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)

    .jpg
  • Day 4 VERNON Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

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

    DISCOVERY 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, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the picturesque town of with a leisurely Guided Tour through its marvelous medieval streets on the banks of the Seine River, OR:

    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, 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 while sailing to Rouen.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

    (B,L,D)

    .jpg
  • Day 5 ROUEN The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of --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

    (B,L,D)

    .jpg
  • Day 6 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

    DISCOVERY Join a 'Day in Normandy' tour with a Local Guide to trace the steps of William the Conqueror, King Henry IV, and Queen Marie de' Medici. Toast the day with a brandy tasting in Calvados, 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)

    NORMANDY-OMAHA-BEACH.jpg
  • Day 7 LE 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 Fecamp to visit the Palais Bénédictine where the world-famous Bénédictine liquor is made. Enjoy a short Self-Guided Tour followed by a cocktail workshop focused on the famous liquor, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to 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)

    LE-HAVRE.jpg
  • Day 8 LE 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)

    PARIS-SACRE-COEUR.jpg
  • Day 9 PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

    -MACARONS.jpg
  • Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception Day 2 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or food tour or guided bike tourDay 3 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine's Chteau de Malmaison, or demonstration of crem chantilly in the Chteau Chantilly, or guided Maisons-Laffite e-biking tourDay 4 Vernon-Les Andelys: In Vernon choice of excursions to Giverny, or walking tour, or guided kayak tour; onboard crpes and pastry demonstration; in Les Andelys choice of guided tour, or hike to Chteau Gaillard or excursion to Lyons-la-Fort Day 5 Rouen: Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisureDay 6 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or "A Day in Normandy" excursionDay 7 Le Havre: Choice of Le Havre sightseeing, or visit to the Palais Bndictine in Fcamp or guided bike tourDay 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer to Paris; time at leisureDay 9 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning

Name: Active & Discovery on the Seine (Northbound)

Brand: Avalon

Quality: Superior First Class

Tour Type: River Cruise

Start City: Paris

End City: Paris

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.

Key Differences: AW_Always_Included_Europe_2022

Price Details: Port charges: USD$210Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Questions? Give us a call 1-866-650-6654 Get call in code
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  • 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 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)

    PARIS-CROISSANT.jpg
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