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8-Day Paris & Normandy River Cruise - 2022

Aug 2, 2022 - Aug 9, 2022


Set Sail on the Seine River with our very own Shelley Picard!

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This fabulous Seine River cruise begins and ends in Paris! Take in the beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy, including a stop in Giverny (Monet's inspirational garden) as well as Rouen (the home of Joan of Arc) and Honfleur, as well as historic Juno Beach, where the Canadians landed and reclaimed France from the Nazi occupation.



Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, Cruise/Land Only, and includes tax and onboard gratuities. To reserve your spot, a nonrefundable deposit of $250 per person is due at time of booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to sailing. Single rates are available on request. Airfare is extra and will be added later in 2021. Travel insurance is highly recommended and will be quoted time of booking. Prices and availability are subject to change at anytime. A Passport is required and must be valid at least 6 months past return date. BCCP #51188


Abbotsford: Clearbrook Town Square
280-32500 South Fraser Way
(604) 746-4041



(B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner


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

DAY 2: VERNON (B, L, D) Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your 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 flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR: CLASSIC: Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent 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. Serenity on the Seine 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

DAY 3: CAUDEBEC (B, L, D) Ancient Abbeys Along the Seine 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. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC

DAY 4: CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY (B, L, D) Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions CLASSIC: Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit 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, OR: CLASSIC: Join “A Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour for an indepth 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

DAY 5: ROUEN (B, L, D) The Cathedral of Our Lady and a Heroine for France CLASSIC: Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—site of Saint Joan of Arc’s martyrdom—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR: ACTIVE: Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser known hidden gems of Rouen on two wheels. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS

DAY 6: CONFLANS (B, L, D) 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

DAY 7: PARIS (B, L, D) Cafés, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Light Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC: Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, 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

DAY 8: PARIS–VENICE, ITALY (B) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Say goodbye to the Avalon Tapistry II.

Prices were valid at time of posting and are subject to availability at time of booking.