Reflections On The Seine With 1 Night In Mont St. Michel (Southbound)
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 Chteau 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.
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 Chteau 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 Chteau 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
Paris-mont St. Michel
Mont St.Michel-le Havre (Embarkation)
Caudebec. Excursion To Normandy