Itineraries



Overview IMPRESSIONS OF THE SEINE & PARIS
7-NIGHT CRUISE
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  • 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 3 NIGHTS ST. MALO, BRITTANY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE

CRUISE FROM: LE HAVRE TO PARIS
Discover the most renowned sites in Paris as well as sites memorialized by famous Impressionist painters along France’s Seine River. Meander through the renowned gardens of Château d’Ambleville and visit Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Indulge in Norman chocolate, cheese and cider and enhance your best self on guided bike tours through charming cities like Les Andelys. With fairytale castles, châteaux and idyllic scenery at every turn, this cruise is sure to inspire your own art – or at least conjure beautiful memories and dreams for years to come!
COUNTRIES: FRANCE
RIVERS: SEINE

CURRENT PRICING: We have a group scheduled for April 2021 and pricing is $1250.00 off per person until July 31, 2020. Contact us for options and pricing!

Impressions of the Seine & Paris
AT A GLANCE

Day 1 Le Havre

EMBARKATION
Board your ship in Paris for your Impressions of the Seine & Paris cruise. (D)

Day 2 Le Havre

Honfleur excursion OR Full-day Normandy Beaches

Le Havre city tour OR Bike tour

There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. You can choose between an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. You can also choose a full-day excursion to see the historic Normandy Beaches, where you may visit such sites as the cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. In the afternoon, you have the choice of a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre or a bike tour through Le Havre. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Le Havre

Bayeux & Caen tours OR Harcourt Arboretum, Château du Champ de Bataille and Le Bec Hellouin

Scenic cruising

Caudebec-en-Caux: Museo Seine

Visit Bayeux, with a medieval city center and the world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the 1066 Norman invasion of England, followed by a visit to Caen, where one of the top sites is the Château de Caen, an 11th-century castle built by William the Conqueror. Or instead, admire the 30-acre Harcourt Arboretum, with its nearly 3,000 trees, as well as the palatial Château du Champ de Bataille and the commune of Le Bec-Hellouin, known for its 11th-century abbey. Later, enjoy a scenic cruise from Le Havre to Caudebec-en-Caux, where you can visit Museo Seine, a museum focusing on the history of the Seine River. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Rouen

Medieval Rouen walking tour OR Château de Vascoeuil and Lyons-la-Forêt excursion OR Tastes of Normandy

Bike tour OR Château d’Etelan

Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour past the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. You also have the choice to explore Lyons-la-Forêt, built on the site of a former fortress and featuring remarkable centuries-old architecture, as well as the idyllic castle Vascoeuil with its octagonal tower, art exhibitions and sculpture park. Or go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, macaron, Norman cheese and cider. Later in the day, bike through Rouen or experience another local château, the Gothic Château d’Etelan, where you may see the medieval cellar, castle wall and guard house dating back to 1350. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Vernon

Scenic cruising

Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny OR Bike tour OR Château de Gaillon and Gardens d’Acquigny

La Roche: Free Evening

Take in the scenery on a scenic cruise before disembarking the ship to experience the colorful splendor of Claude Monet’s magnificent gardens at his former home in Giverny, admiring the water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees immortalized in his paintings. For a more active adventure, pedal through Vernon on a guided bike tour. Or journey to Château de Gaillon, a picturesque Renaissance-style castle, as well as the beautiful Gardens d’Acquigny, boasting waterfalls, bridges, canals and a wide variety of trees and plant life. Later in the day, cruise to La Roche-Guyon where you’ll be treated to free time to explore the city on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 6 La Roche-Guyon

Calvados, cider and cheese tasting OR Bike tour to Mantes-la-Jolie OR Scenic cruising

Mantes-la-Jolie City tour with bee farm visit OR Bike tour OR Château d’Anet

Experience the world through your taste buds and join a tasting tour during which you’ll get a chance to try the region’s famous apple-based calvados, cider and cheese. Or pedal to the French commune of Mantes-La-Jolie, founded in the early Middle Ages. If you prefer to sit back and relax, stay aboard the ship and watch the scenery go by as you sail to Mantes-La-Jolie instead. During the afternoon, go on a city tour during which you may see some of Mantes-La-Jolie’s beautiful religious structures, like the Gothic Notre Dame de Mantes, followed by a unique visit to a local bee farm. Alternatively, enhance your best self with a bike tour and venture further through the city to take in more of its history and charm. Or visitthe distinctive Château d’Anet, an elegant Renaissance château built in the 16th century by King Henri II for his mistress, Diane de Poiters. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Paris

“City of Light” tour OR Bike tour

Enjoy some of Paris’s most famous sights during your panoramic tour. You will be guided through the charming Latin Quarter, home to the world-famous Sorbonne University, and through the stunning 400-year-old Luxembourg Gardens, created by King Henry IV’s widow, Marie de’ Medici. Afterward, travel through Paris and see such sights as the Champs-Élysées with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops; the Arc de Triomphe; and the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, cover more ground on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Paris

DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your ship in Paris and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

We have secured space on the AmaDante, an AmaWaterways river ship for April 8 – 15, 2021 for this 7 night cruise. For this sailing only, we are also putting together a 3 night pre-cruise extension in St. Malo and Honfluer. This extension would be an option in place of the AmaWaterways extensions. Contact us using our contact page to get pricing and more information.


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