Active & Discovery on the Seine (Northbound)

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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 capture the castles, croissants, châteaux, and chèvre of fabulous France from Paris to Normandy. Our wide array of Classic, Discovery, and Active excursions puts yo...
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • Onboard welcome reception
    • Choice of guided sightseeing or food tour or guided bike tour
    • 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 tour
    • 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
    • Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisure
    • Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Day in Normandy” excursion
    • Choice of Le Havre sightseeing, or visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp or guided bike tour
    • Transfer to Paris; time at leisure
    • 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 capture the castles, croissants, châteaux, and chèvre of fabulous France from Paris to Normandy

What's this trip about?

    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 capture the castles, croissants, châteaux, and chèvre of fabulous France from Paris to Normandy. Our wide array of Classic, Discovery, and Active excursions puts you in the driver’s seat of your vacation – whether that’s a bicycle seat, canoe seat, or a front row seat at a culinary or cocktail workshop where you’ll learn hands-on how to master the delightful delicacies this gastronomic country is known for. This is your tour de France. No matter how you choose to journey through it, monumental discoveries and moving experiences await at every turn. Move. Enjoy a little get-up-and-go on your cruising vacation when you: •Say “oui” and “whee” on a bicycle tour through the heart of Paris. •Paddle a canoe past the timbered houses, 12th century castles and gothic church of charming Vernon. •Hop on an E-bike for a leisurely tour of the impressive Château de Maisons-Lafitte. And be moved. Get off the beaten path and relish the world when you: •Whip up sweet Chantilly cream with the culinary experts at the even sweeter Chantilly Castle. •Stop and smell the roses as you stroll through the home and gardens of master impressionist Claude Monet. •Shake it up at a Benedictine cocktail workshop at the palace where the world-famous liqueur is made. Plus, Classic sightseeing is always available in every port along the way. Activate your senses and discover a world of wonder in all-new, entirely “you” ways on your personal, passion-packed cruise along the Seine.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityPARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
End CityPARIS

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • France

Attractions

  • Giverny
  • Normandy
  • Paris
  • Rouen

Activities

  • Culture
  • River cruise

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Itinerary

Travel Map

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...

Day 2: PARIS

Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

ACTIVE Hop on a bike to explore Paris like a local on this enjoyable guided tour through its sights, mesmerizing history, and incredible ambiance, OR: DISCOVERY Immerse yourself on our Food and C...

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 Cha...

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 mast...

Day 5: ROUEN

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—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...

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, ...

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 t...

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.

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Day 9: PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Last Updated: 4/17/2024
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Le Meridien EtoileLocated just a short distance away from the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, this elegant 1025-room hotel has a captivating mid-century modern design with boutique amenities reflective of the lively surroundings. Artfully appointed accommodation includes modern technology such as complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning, luxurious bath products and the Le Méridien Signature Bed. The legendary Paris Jazz Club is the place to enjoy snacks and hand crafted cocktails with a backdrop of live music on weekends, the welcoming restaurant serves a creative international menu composed of fresh seasonal produce and there is also a 24 hour fitness center on-site. Paris Cedex 17France81 Bd Gouvion St CyrPullman Paris MontparnasseThis plush 953 room hotel offers a perfect base in the city's chic artistic hub. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A fitness room, contemporary style restaurant with traditional French cuisine and a trendy lobby lounge serving drinks, snacks and cocktails complete the amenities.Paris 14France19 Rue Du Comm.Mouchotte,
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