Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches

Great Savings on 7 Oct departure
Great savings on 07 Oct departure, see prices above. Offers subject to availability and new bookings only.
8 Days from £1,455
Departures available from :
29th Jul - 28th Oct
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Introduction

Marvel at the chic city of Paris before your cruise ship sets sail on the Seine River. Cruise holidays along the River Seine are an unforgettable experience, with river cruises taking in sights such as picturesque Normandy and the poignant WWII landing beaches, the artist village of Auvers-sur-Oise, Claude Monet's tranquil gardens at Giverny and historic Rouen.

“On the ship everything was beyond our expectation”

On the ship everything was beyond our expectation
My wife and I have just returned for a holiday booked with Avalon and we would like you to know how much we enjoyed it. We spoke to Ellie on the telephone to book the holiday and she and all communications received from the company were clear, comprehensive and accurate. On the ship everything was beyond our expectation. The captain, his staff and the Cruise Director and all the other staff seemed to enjoy themselves which made for a VERY happy atmosphere…they all worked very hard. Please pass on our grateful thanks to all concerned; your company is highly recommended
Trevor Sharp

The Avalon experience

Included Highlights

  • VERNON Choice of guided excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle
  • ROUEN Guided sightseeing; Astronomical Clock; visit the Cathedral; choice of excursions to Normandy's landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy'; see the Bayeux Tapestry
  • LES ANDELYS Choice of guided walk with visit to Grand Andelys Church or visit to Château Gaillard
  • CONFLANS Choice of guided excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise or Château de Malmaison
  • PARIS Guided sightseeing
  • CAPTAIN'S RECEPTION, WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNERS

Included in the price

  • Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car for you and your travelling companions

  • Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request

  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French Balcony in most staterooms

  • All meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service dinner with quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions; afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day

  • Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions

  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director

  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew

  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music

  • Captain's Welcome Reception, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Gala Dinner

  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

  • A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions

Itinerary

Day 1 (Tue) 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 (Wed) Vernon. Included today: Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle; pastry demonstration. This morning, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet's house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a visit to Bizy Castle. Claude Monet lived at Giverny for almost 43 years. See his collection of Japanese prints, his charming house, and his biggest sources of inspiration including the lily pond and Japanese Bridge. Alternatively, visit Bizy Castle, built in 1740 and nicknamed 'Normandy's Versailles'. It is known for its famous stable, magnificent courtyard and water garden. Later, there's time to discover delightful Vernon at leisure or alternatively, join a pastry demonstration on board. Late this afternoon, set sail for Rouen. (B, L, D)
Day 3 (Thu) Rouen. Included today: Guided walk. This morning, arrive in Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy. An important commercial city, Rouen is perhaps best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and was later burned at the stake here. Join the guided walk through the medieval quarter with its half-timbered, glazed-tile houses and the Gros Horloge, an intricate Astronomical Clock dating back to the 16th century. The splendid Gothic cathedral was once the tallest building in the world and the subject of a series of Claude Monet's paintings. The afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure, or perhaps join the optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. Later, learn more about the area at an included lecture on board before a Normandy dinner featuring regional specialities. (B, L, D)
Day 4 (Fri) Rouen. Included today: Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour; see the Bayeux Tapestry. Today, 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, or a 'Taste of Normandy' tour for a more in-depth look at this picturesque, mainly agricultural region. The most important produce include dairy, apples and grain. Camembert cheese is a speciality, as is Calvadosa, a strong apple brandy that you'll have the chance to taste at a local distillery. For a touch of history, visit the famous Bayeux Tapestry before setting sail for Les Andelys. (B, L, D)
Day 5 (Sat) Les Andelys - Conflans. Included today: Choose a guided walk with a visit to the Grand Andelys Church or visit Château Gaillard. This morning, cruise into Les Andelys, situated on a bend of the Seine and one of the most beautiful places in France. Today, you can choose to join a guided walk, including a visit to the Grand Andelys Church, or head to the imposing Château Gaillard. Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, fearing an attack from France's king, the château fortress was constructed in just one year and is truly a masterpiece of Middle Ages military architecture. This evening, depart for Conflans (B, L, D)
Day 6 (Sun) Conflans - Paris. Included today: Guided sightseeing in Auvers-sur-Oise or Château de Malmaison. After breakfast, why not 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? Requiring extensive renovations, this large country estate was purchased by Josephine Bonaparte in 1799 while Napoleon was fighting in Egypt. It was her aim to make it 'the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe, a model of good cultivation'. This evening, cruise to Paris. (B, L, D)
Day 7 (Mon) Paris. Included today: Guided sightseeing. During your included city sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its contrasting modern glass pyramid and striking Renaissance architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower, a structural masterpiece of its age. In your free time, perhaps stroll the Champs-Elysées, visit the world-famous Louvre or head to Montmartre to enjoy its gleaming white Sacré Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on the Place du Tertre. The city is well known for its vibrant nightlife including some of the world's most famous cabarets. (B, L, D)
Day 8 (Tue) Paris. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. (B)
Note: 3 June and 28 October departures; the itinerary has been modified. Day 1 Paris; Day 2 Paris; Day 3 Paris - Conflans; Day 4 Vernon; Day 5 Rouen; Day 6 Rouen; Day 7 Les Andelys; Day 8 Paris - UK
 

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Price & dates

All prices and supplements are per person. The prices and departure dates listed in the table below do not show live availability therefore may not be up-to-date. To find out the latest availability please call us on 0800 688 1802 for information.

Departure Date Booking Code Your Ship Price  
29 Jul 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £1455

Last Few Left

05 Aug 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2147

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12 Aug 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2142 Art and Impressionist Cruise - Last Few Left
19 Aug 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2129

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26 Aug 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2233

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02 Sep 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2334

SOLD OUT

09 Sep 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2334

SOLD OUT

16 Sep 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2334

SOLD OUT

23 Sep 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2251

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30 Sep 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2173
07 Oct 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2094

Last Few Left

14 Oct 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £2040

SOLD OUT

21 Oct 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £1980

Last Few Left

28 Oct 2014 WPP Avalon Creativity £1849 Culinary Themed Cruise - SOLD OUT

Great savings on 07 Oct departure, see prices above. Offers subject to availability and new bookings only.

* Availability can change at any time so if a departure date appears to be sold out, it may become available again. If you are interested in a SOLD OUT departure, please check our website regularly for new availability. Alternatively, register your interest with our specialist Avalon Waterways Sales team on 0800 668 1802 and they will contact you as a priority if your chosen departure date becomes available.

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B Sapphire £345
A Sapphire £375
P Royal £470
Suite Royal £815
 

Travel Options

Prices are based on flights from Heathrow with British Airways. Flights are also available at a supplement from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle. Eurostar is also available from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet.

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Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying with British Airways from London Heathrow.

Sole occupancy
Sole occupancy prices from £2665 in a Category E Stateroom.

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