Reflections on the Seine with 1 Night in Mont St. Michel (Southbound) 2020

10 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris

2020 Information

Start your vacation with a night in Paris—“The City of Lights,” and enjoy an evening in what is called the most romantic city in the world.

You’ll transfer to Mont St. Michel for a guided tour of the magnificent abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next morning take a transfer to Le Havre, with stops at Utah Beach and St. Mère Eglise, to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city, part of the World Heritage Sites. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village, see Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. From here, you may wish to take an excursion to Normandy beaches, with the memorials and monuments for the allied forces, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area.

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 along the Seine returns to Paris, where you’ll discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this this remarkable cruise on the Seine, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.


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Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Paris:Welcome to FranceDay 2 Paris—Mont St. Michel:Guided tour in Mont St. MichelDay 3 Mont St. Michel—Le Havre (Embarkation):Transfer to Le Havre, stop at Utah Beach and St. Mère Eglise; onboard welcome reception Day 4 Le Havre:Guided tourDay 5 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy:Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursionDay 6 Rouen:Guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisureDay 7 Les Andelys—Vernon:Choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle Day 8 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison Day 9 Paris:Choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sightsDay 10 Paris (Disembarkation):Your vacation ends this morning

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Day-By-Day Itinerary

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

Day 1

PARIS, FRANCE

Bienvenue en France!

Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.

Day 2

(B, D)

PARIS—MONT ST. MICHEL

Transfer to Mont St. Michel. Take a guided tour to discover Mont St. Michel and its abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 3

(B, D)

MONT ST.MICHEL—LE HAVRE (EMBARKATION)

Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Transfer to Le Havre with stop at Utah Beach and St. Mère Eglise.

Tonight, enjoy dinner on board and explore your Suite Ship®.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE

Day 4

(B, L, D)

LE HAVRE

20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy

Classic
Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city center, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity.

This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the old seaside town of Honfleur. With its 16th- to 18th-century townhouses, half-timber houses, and cobbled streets, Honfleur inspired the works of master artists Monet and Boudin.


EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC

Day 5

(B, L, D)

CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

Classic
Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of 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 in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados apple brandy at a local distillery.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship while sailing to Rouen.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

Day 6

(B, L, D)

ROUEN

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France

Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk, OR:
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.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

Day 7

(B, L, D)

LES ANDELYS

Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends

Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely, OR:
Active
Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.

During lunchtime, enjoy a beautiful cruise to Vernon

VERNON

Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

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—“Normandy’s Versailles”—with its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.
EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS

Day 8

(B, L, D)

CONFLANS

Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte

Active
Go for an early Morning Jog with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

This afternoon, cruise to Paris.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

Day 9

(B, L, D)

PARIS

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

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 10

(B)

PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Notes

  • 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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Reflections on the Seine (Southbound)

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Ship Details

Tapestry II

Tapestry II

The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities and services include complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

Included Amenities


Staterooms & Suites

Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) - 172 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • USB Ports
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity and lighted makeup mirror
  • Luxurious mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk and chair
Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • USB Ports
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk and chair
  • Sofa
  • Luxurious mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air BalconySM
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity and lighted makeup mirror
  • Coffee table
Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • USB Ports
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk and chair
  • Sofa
  • Double sinks
  • Luxurious mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air BalconySM
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity and lighted makeup mirror
  • Coffee table
DECK PLANS

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyAvalon site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.