We Love —
- An unforgettable experience taking in the picturesque French countryside made all the more special by your included excursions.
- Travel in style on the modern and comfortable AmaWaterways ships where you will find comfortable cabins & fine food.
- From the iconic beaches of Normandy to the surreal beauty of Monet's Giverny and the culinary delights that the French are known for: this cruise has it all.
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Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Embark at Paris
Upon arrival in Paris you will be transferred to your ship for boarding. Once you are settled in there is dinner onboard.
Spend the morning enjoying the scenery along the Seine as you cruise to the provincial town of Vernon. Upon arrival, you will have free time to explore the town at your leisure. Later, visit Giverny and the enchanting home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet, as well as the Impressionist Museum. The artist lived here for more than four decades, working to immortalize his ponds and flower gardens in some of his most iconic paintings.
Alternatively, you can visit the palace and lush gardens of Château de Bizy. The ship moors overnight in Vernon.
After a scenic morning cruise, arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux. You will be able to choose from two different tours today. The first option is to visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses that was a favorite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. The town’s medieval Sainte-Catherine church, with its separate bell tower, is considered the largest wooden church in France.
As an alternative, choose the "Routes des Abbayes" excursion spotlighting Normandy's famous abbeys, more than 100 of which once covered this region. You will visit the ruined abbey in Jumièges as well as St. George Boscherville, a former Benedictine abbey.
Today, you have the choice of four different excursions. “D-Day Remembered” is a full day excursion to the US sector, where you will visit the cemetery at Coleville-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.
As an alternative, you can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors, where you will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII museum in Courselle, Juno and Gold Beaches, and finally Arromanches. Afterwards, you will return to the ship in Caudebec. A third option is an excursion to rural Normandy, which includes a visit to the Pays d’Auge and “Routes du Cidre” (the Cider Road). You will visit beautiful Norman towns and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, and Cambremer, the Chateau St. Germaine de Livet and a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy.
Enjoy a morning walk through the medieval city of Rouen and visit 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. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore Rouen on your own or join a guided bike tour along the banks of the Seine.
Day 6: Les Andleys to Conflans
Depart Rouen this morning and enjoy scenic cruising on the Seine to Les Andelys. A mid-day stroll along the river in Les Andelys offers beautiful views of the Seine Valley’s dramatic white cliffs, centuries-old half-timbered houses, and the hilltop ruins of Château Gaillard. You can make your way to this former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, which changed hands a number of times during the Hundred Years’ War, on a standard tour or on a hike. You may also opt instead for a guided bike tour through the village of Les Andelys.
Afterwards, the ship will depart for Conflans.
Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first option is to visit Château Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the Château’s interior, gardens and museum. Alternatively, travel to Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century, such as Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro.
Your “Artists’ Walk” tour will include many sites associated with their work, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. He and his brother Theo are both buried in the nearby town cemetery.
The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening.
Day 8: Disembark in Paris
After breakfast, disembark in Paris where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Your Ship —
Your 7 night cruise includes full board dining (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - enjoy unlimited sparkling wine & fresh juice at breakfast & unlimited fine wine, beer & soft drinks at lunch & dinner)
If that's not enough you will find that both the main restaurant & The Chef's Table serve up excellent cuisine, the perfect accompaniment as you glide through this gourmet region. If you're feeling peckish between meals you can order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.
- 73 Staterooms
- Free Internet Access
- Panoramic Bar
- Sundeck with Whirlpool
- Massage Service & Hair Salon
- Fitness Room
- Live Entertainment
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Bike Tours & Hikes
Your Stateroom —
You may choose from an Outside Stateroom, French Balcony stateroom Or Suite
Reservations for single guests, children or a third adult are also available to book offline. Please call 01392 683168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Views from some staterooms may be obstructed
Your Journey —
Flights: Although we cannot specify which of the flight times you will be allocated until the time of booking, our supplier will always endeavour to place Voyage Privé members on the best possible flight combinations. Flights will be confirmed with a scheduled, charter or low cost airline and actual flights will be allocated subject to availability.
Flight times will be confirmed on your official ATOL certificate/invoice issued by the Tour Operator.
Transfers: Private transfers are included.
Distance from airport to port:
- Paris Charles du Gaulle: 50min / 35km
- Paris Orly: 40min / 22km