Cruising the Seine, plus Paris & London 2020

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River Cruise
Travel from London to Paris to experience these great cities as never before. Start with a two-night stay in London at one of the world's top hotels, then set off on a 7-night river cruise aboard ms Sapphire... winding through fishing ports, medieval towns, picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters, Normandy's D-Day beaches and more...

Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • Journey from London to Paris by way of a River Seine cruise aboard ms Sapphire filled with Tauck exclusive experiences... Private tasting tours
    • from wine to cheese to chocolate... discover treasured Parisian landmarks
    • steeped in history
    • culture and art... and return home with tales of adventures that become more exciting with each retelling. Wind through fishing ports and medieval towns
    • tasting Normandy cuisine
    • visiting the D-Day invasion beaches of Normandy
    • finding the deep essence of calvados
    • pausing in ancient abbeys and the picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters
    • dining at a chateau in Rouen
    • exploring cobblestone lanes

What's this trip about?

    Travel from London to Paris to experience these great cities as never before. Start with a two-night stay in London at one of the world's top hotels, then set off on a 7-night river cruise aboard ms Sapphire... winding through fishing ports, medieval towns, picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters, Normandy's D-Day beaches and more...

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Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City London, England
End CityParis

Travel Themes

  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • England
  • France

Attractions

  • London
  • Paris
  • Rouen

Activities

  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Presentation by Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private dinner (with music) at Château Bizy Private visit to the Churchill War Rooms in London All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director All private Tauck shore excursions and distinctive inclusions – $3,188 Value! Two nights in London at The Savoy, one of the world’s most prestigious hotels

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Itinerary

Travel Map
Day 1 Arrive London

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, The Savoy.
A transfer is included from London’s Heathrow Airport to The Savoy, one of the world’s most prestigious hotels, situated on the banks of the Thames in the heart of the city; check-in begins after 4:00. Settle in at The Savoy, a luxury landmark since 1889; as the hotels b...
Day 2 Private visit to the Churchill War Rooms
Morning sightseeing gives you a good introduction to the major landmarks (such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and more) followed by a visit to one of London's most iconic sites, St. Paul's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to spend as you explor...
Day 3 Under the Channel to France & embark cruise
Depart London this morning for passage to France, by way of high-speed train under the English Channel. Within a couple of hours you’ll arrive at the Paris Nord station, and from there a transfer takes you to the Seine, where your riverboat awaits. Settle in, then join us for dinner aboard ship. MEALS : B, D LODGING : ms Sapphire PORTOFCALL : London, England

Day 4 C'est Paris... an overview & a choice of museums
Begin your day in the city that Ernest Hemingway aptly called a “moveable feast” with an orientation tour revealing Paris icons like the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais, the Opera Garnier and the Eiffel Tower. Then you’ll have ...
Please note:
Departures of July 23 and October 8 will feature a private, after-hours guided visit to the Musée du Louvre in Paris on night 4; on these departures, the choice of morning museum visits will not be offered. Ask at booking for details. MEALS : B, L, D LODGING : ms Sapphire PORTOFCALL : Paris, France

Day 5 Château de Versailles or Montmartre
You have a choice today of an excursion outside Paris to Versailles, or a visit to Montmartre. Explore the Château de Versailles, the stunning palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV on a guided visit, viewing its sumptuous salons, halls, and apartments, including the Hall of ...
Day 6 Auvers-sur-Oise & Vincent van Gogh
With your riverboat docked in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, drive to the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh spent his last days. The town has hardly changed since, so you’ll be able to recognize scenes from his paintings, including the view of the town hall, see...
Day 7 Monet's Giverny & an evening at a château
Leave your riverboat for a visit to Giverny and Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s house and exquisite gardens. Personally designed by the artist as subjects for his paintings, Monet's gardens have been restored and maintained as he originally intended – complete with ...
Day 8 Medieval Rouen
This morning, cruise to Rouen, which Victor Hugo called “the city of a hundred bell towers”. Once the prosperous medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen still bristles with spires and entices with Gothic churches, impeccably restored half-timbered houses, and picturesque cob...
Day 9 Étretat & Honfleur or Caen & Bayeux
You have a choice of sightseeing today on France's Normandy coast – between excursions to Étretat and Honfleur, or Caen and Bayeux. On the first choice, head to Étretat on the Alabaster Coast, where sheer white cliffs plunge to the blue sea, and the elements have carved ...
Day 10 WWII history on the beaches of Normandy
Leave the ship in Le Havre for a tour of the beaches where World War II's pivotal D-Day landings occurred on June 6, 1944. See Omaha Beach and Pointe-du-Hoc, where American troops scaled sheer cliffs with ropes and fire ladders to reach enemy artillery batteries, and vis...
Day 11 Les Andelys, cider & Calvados
Your riverboat arrives at Les Andelys, named for two fishing villages at a scenic bend in the river where the imposing ruins of Château Gaillard rise on a cliff. The castle was built in 1198 by Richard the Lionheart, Duke of Normandy, to defend against an invasion from t...
Day 12 Journey home

Tour ends: Paris, France.
 Fly home anytime. Transfers are included directly from the riverboat to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Gare de Lyon Station, Charles de Gaulle Station and Gare du Nord. You should allow 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport. MEALS : B PORTOFCALL : Paris, France

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Price From $6,590
Price per day$549
Last Updated: 2/17/2023

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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