2023 Season

Paris to Normandy WWII Remembrance & History Cruise with 3 Nights in London


cruise: WPP1-T1
11 Day River Cruise Paris to London
This fabulous Seine River cruise begins and ends in Paris with a 3-night Monograms® vacation in London to crown your European vacation in style! Take in the beautiful views along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy. In Vernon, choose between two guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” From Caudebec, choose from two remarkable excursions—the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, or experience “A Taste of Normandy.” In Rouen, site of Saint Joan of Arc’s martyrdom, take a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the Gothic Rouen Cathedral. You might choose a full-day excursion to the Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel areas, where the Canadian Forces prevailed over German forces in WWI. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—inspiration for several legendary artists, including Vincent Van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.

Return to Paris to discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic landmarks of the “City of Light”—the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® and board a high-speed train to London for three exciting nights. Your Monograms package includes superior hotel accommodations, guided sightseeing, daily breakfasts, and the services of a Monograms Local Host®. This knowledgeable “friend in the city” is on hand with guidance and assistance to ensure you enjoy your vacation in London your way. Enjoy guided sightseeing with a local expert to see London’s must-see—Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, and more!

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Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vernon–Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard crêpe tasting; onboard history presentation; choice of guided walk or guided hike in Les Andelys ; onboard crêpe tasting and Pastry Demonstration

Day 3 Caudebec: Choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route” or visit the V-1 launch bomb site or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard D-Day lecture

Day 4 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

Day 5 Rouen: Choice of guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tour or full-day excursion to Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel

Day 6 Conflans: Choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or historic sights on “Heart of Paris” walking tour, or WWII theme tour with visit to Museum of Les Invalides or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation)–London: Transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 9 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 10 London: Full day at leisure

Day 11 London: Your vacation ends this morning
Avalon Choice

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.

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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