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Active & Discovery on the Seine with 2 Nights in Saint-Malo and excursion to Mont St. Michel (Southbound)
11 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris
Start your vacation with a night in Paris—“The City of Light,” and enjoy an evening in what is called the most romantic city in the world. On your way transfer to Saint-Malo, stop for a visit to the 12th-century Notre-Dame de Chartres. Next day, enjoy a walking tour of Saint-Malo and a tasting of local products in Nielles. Next day stop in Mont St. Michel and discover its magnificent abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Later transfer to Le Havre, to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Le Havre, a World Heritage Sites. From Caudebec, you may wish to take an excursion to the Normandy beaches and memorials and monuments to the Allied Forces. Alternatively, you may take a "A Day in Normandy” tour to trace the steps of William the Conqueror, King Henry IV, and Queen Marie de' Medici. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your river cruise through France to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Next, cruise to Conflans to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison.
Your river cruise on the Seine returns to Paris, where you’ll discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through its historic sites, or take a tour to see the famous landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this this remarkable Seine River cruise, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France
Day 2 Paris–Chartres–Saint-Malo: Transfer to Chartres, visit of Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral; continue to Saint Malo
Day 3 Saint-Malo Guided walking tour; choice of local products tasting with visit to Dol-de-Bretagne or local product tasting with bike tour
Day 4 Saint-Malo–Mont St. Michel–Le Havre (Embarkation): Excursion to Mont St. Michel, Abbey visit; transfer to Le Havre; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 Le Havre: Choice of Le Havre sightseeing, or visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp or guided bike tour
Day 6 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Day in Normandy” excursion
Day 7 Rouen: Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisure
Day 8 Les Andelys-Vernon: In Les Andelys choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard or excursion to Lyons-la-Forêt; onboard crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration; in Vernon choice of excursions to Giverny, or walking tour, or guided canoe tour
Day 9 Conflans: 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
Day 10 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or food tour or guided bike tour
Day 11 Paris (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
cities and locations
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises.
Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
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