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Paris and Normandy - Cruise Only

8 Day Sample Cruise aboard MS Amalegro
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Begin your European river journey in magical Paris, the “City of Light,” where you will embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived and worked for 43 years, and Honfleur, a charming French harbor town immortalized by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches of WWII. Visit Les Andelys, home of Château Gaillard.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Paris, France / Embark
Day 2 : Vernon & Giverny, France
Day 3 : Vernon / Caudebec-en-Caux, France
Day 4 : Caubec-en-Caux / Normandy Beaches, France
Day 5 : Rouen, France
Day 6 : Les Andelys, France
Day 7 : Conflans, France
Day 8 : Disembark in Paris, France

Highlights

  • Visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet
  • Explore the famous Normandy beaches of WWII
  • Tour Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet
  • Stroll along the river for great views of Seine Valley's white cliffs

Ship

MS Amalegro

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Sunrise on the cliffs Utah Beach on the Normandy coast An Allied Battle Tank from WWII Sample the delicious cheeses of Europe. Wander the old port of Normandy's Honfleur.

Day 1 Paris, France / Embark

Arrive in Paris and transfer to your luxurious ship. Meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 Vernon & Giverny, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning enjoying the scenery along the Seine as you cruise to the provincial town of Vernon. Upon arrival, enjoy time to explore the town at your leisure. Later, visit Giverny and the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet. The artist lived here for more than four decades and immortalized his ponds and flower gardens in some of his most iconic paintings. The ship moors overnight in Vernon.

Day 3 Vernon / Caudebec-en-Caux, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a scenic morning cruise on the Seine, arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-caux. Here you have the choice of two different tours. The first option is to visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses that was a favorite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. The town’s medieval Sainte-Catherine church, with its separate bell tower, is the largest wooden church in France. As an alternative, choose the "Routes des Abbayes" excursion spotlighting Normandy's famous abbeys, more than 100 of which once covered this region. Visit the ruined abbey in Jumieges as well as St. Wandrille, still a working monastery.

Day 4 Caubec-en-Caux / Normandy Beaches, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, you have the choice of three different excursions. "D-Day Remembered" is a full day excursion to the US sector, Omaha and Utah beaches. Your first stop is Arromanches, where remains of the floating harbor used during WWII landings can be seen. Take some free time to visit the museums and have lunch on your own before visiting the US Cemetery at Omaha Beach at St. Laurent-sur-Me. The last stop of your excursion is the Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc before returning to the ship in Rouen. As an alternative, you can tour the Gold, June & Sword beaches in the British and Canadian sectors. Your first stop is the Pegasus Monument in Ranville, followed by the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer. Then visit the Juno Beach Center, Canada's WWII museum, with a final stop at Arromanches. A third option is an excursion to rural Normandy, which includes a visit to the Pays d’Auge and "Routes du Cidre" (the Cider Road). Visit traditional Norman towns and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, Crevecoeur-en-Auge and Crambremer, some of the most beautiful villages in France, and tour a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy.

Day 5 Rouen, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a morning walk through the medieval city of Rouen and see the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Afterwards, you have free time to explore Rouen on your own, perhaps stopping to sample some of Normandy’s famous and delicious cheeses.

Day 6 Les Andelys, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart Rouen early this morning and enjoy scenic cruising on the Seine to Les Andelys. An mid-day stroll along the river offers beautiful views of the Seine Valley’s dramatic white cliffs, centuries-old half-timbered houses, and the hilltop ruins of Château Gaillard. This former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart changed hands a number of times during the Hundred Years’ War. Athletically-inclined guests may enjoy hiking up to visit the ruins of this historic castle before we continue our cruise along the Seine. The ship arrives tonight in Conflans.

Day 7 Conflans, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first option is to visit Chateau Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the chateau’s interior, gardens and museum. Alternatively, travel to the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century – such as Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh. Your "Artists' Walk" tour will include many sites associated with their works, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. He and his brother Theo are both buried in the nearby town cemetery. The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening.

Day 8 Disembark in Paris, France

  • 1 Breakfast
Your river cruise vacation comes to an end as you disembark in Paris to transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

MS Amalegro

Per person starting at
$3,099
Cabins Category D and E
Cat E
$3,099
170 sq. feet. 6 cabins on Piano Deck. Picture window, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #108-113.
Cabins Category D and E
Cat D
$3,398
170 sq. feet. 7 cabins on Piano Deck. Picture window, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #101-107.
Cabins Category A, B, and C
Cat C
$3,998
170 sq. feet. 6 cabins on Cello Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #225-230.
Cabins Category A, B, and C
Cat B
$4,198
170 sq. feet. 24 cabins on Cello Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #201-224.
Cabins Category A, B, and C
Cat A
$4,298
170 sq. feet. 28 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #305-332.
Stateroom Suite aboard the AmaLegro.
Junior Suite
$5,498
255 sq. feet. 4 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, bathtub and shower, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #310-304.

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Notes

Please note: Cruise fare does not include port taxes and fees.

Included Features:
- 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 84% of the staterooms have French balconies
- Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
- State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
- Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
- Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise and multiple dining venues
- Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
- Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
- Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
- Services of professional Cruise Manager
- All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
- All local taxes

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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