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2017 The Seine: Paris to Normandy

13 Days from only $3495 including international airfare

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Paris • Auvers-Sur-Oise • Giverny • Rouen • Normandy • Honfleur

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Trip Extension: Paris

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Itinerary Overview

Embark on a Seine River Cruise from cosmopolitan Paris to the beaches of Normandy, and delve into a region rich in history and culture. Explore Paris, the “City of Light,” witnessing the monuments, cathedrals, and elegant avenues made famous in film and photographs. Stroll along the same streets that inspired Monet, Picasso, and Dali, on a tour of Montmartre—Paris’s popular bohemian hillside neighborhood—now included in your trip price. Then, journey though the heartland of France, where orchards and fertile pastures line the riverbanks. Visit Conflans, or “Van Gogh Country,” eat with a local family in Vernon during a Home-Hosted Dinner, take a walking tour of Rouen (made famous by Joan of Arc), and more. Afterwards arrive in Honfleur, where thought-provoking remembrances await you as journey to the beaches of Normandy, visit the World War II Peace Memorial Museum, and pause at the somber field that is the American Military Cemetery. Experience it all—from the moving history to local flavors—for less. In fact, we’ve reduced prices up to $1000 per person on most 2017 departures.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

  • 3 nights from only $695

    Enjoy the opportunity to explore Paris at length. Often referred to as the "City of Light," the French capital is one of Europe's most stunning and influential metropolitan centers, featuring renowned landmarks and world-famous art museums—combined with romance, style, and a certain je ne sais quoi that make it one of the world's leading travel destinations.

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  • 4 nights from only $895

    Extend your trip and discover France’s delightful Loire Valley—known as the "Garden of France." Rich with architectural heritage and historic towns, the Loire Valley is home to world-famous castles and their surrounding gardens. Its many cultural monuments illustrate the influence of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on Western European thought and design. And of course, it is also home to many first-class wines, including a wide range of Vouvray whites.

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  • Depart today on your flight to Paris, France. Please refer to your individual air itinerary for exact departure and arrival times.

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    Arrive this morning or afternoon in Paris. You are met at the airport and transferred to your river ship. If you began your discoveries early with our optional pre-trip extension to Paris, France, or Loire Valley, France, you will join your main group today.

    Unpack, settle in, and explore your ship, or just rest up in your cabin. A light lunch will be available for those who arrive early. You have the balance of the day to do as you wish after your overseas flight.

    Celebrate the beginning of your Seine River Cruise with a Welcome Drink and a Welcome Briefing with your fellow travelers and Program Director. Then join your new companions for a Welcome Dinner tonight in the dining room.

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    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, spend the morning exploring Paris, being introduced to both the city's classic highlights and more intimate neighborhoods. First, set off on a panoramic tour, witnessing the Eiffel Tower from different perspectives and the Notre Dame. Then, get a sense of daily life in Paris during a walking tour of one of the city’s residential neighborhoods. Finally, cap your tour with a panoramic drive along the famed Champs-Elysees, and witness the Arc de Triomphe (commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 and completed in 1836), which stands at the end of the Champs-Elysees at a large central roundabout where twelve elegant, tree-lined avenues converge.

    Explore on your own this afternoon. After your Port Talk this evening, enjoy dinner aboard your ship.

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    This morning, explore one of Paris' most famous and lively districts, Montmartre, on a walking tour. Visit the famed Sacre Coeur Basilica, with its dramatic perch on the top of the Montmartre hill. Delight in the views of Paris below, and spend some time exploring the charming streets of this romantic neighborhood. Watch the street artists at work or browse the local shops for some souvenirs to bring home.

    The afternoon is yours to make your own discoveries in Paris. Then, early this evening, board your ship and begin your Seine River Cruise, which will carry you some 230 miles from Paris to Honfleur, on the Normandy coast. As you sail toward Conflans, pick up a few key phrases to use throughout your trip during an exclusive Discovery Series French language lesson with your Program Director.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:
    In Paris, The Drink That Drove Van Gogh Mad

    Toast to the legendary (and infamous) Green Fairy with this in-depth examination of absinthe.

    This morning, travel through the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh on your way to Auvers-sur-Oise. The Seine, the Epte, and the Oise—three French rivers referred to as the "Rivers of Light"—neighbor each other in this area, and it was here that the Impressionist artists flocked to paint landscapes and scenes that have become so recognizable around the world.

    Set off on morning walking tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, the village where Vincent van Gogh came to live after his release from the asylum in nearby Saint-Remy—and witness his house and grave. Vincent and his brother, Theo, agreed it would be best for him to remain close to his physician, Dr. Gachet, who also served as the subject of several of his portraits during this time. Van Gogh remained here for three months, until his suicide in 1890, and during this time he created some of his most brilliant pieces. Remarkably, he produced almost 80 paintings in this short time, including the turbulent Wheat Field With Crows—one of his last works. This picturesque village also welcomed Corot, Pissarro, and Cezanne, among others.

    As you cruise towards Vernon this afternoon, learn about iconic artists of the Impressionist period during an exclusive Discovery Series discussion.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, disembark for an excursion into the countryside to see the lovely landscapes that inspired Claude Monet. He first witnessed the village of Giverny while looking out a train window in 1883, and the unique light of the Seine Valley  kept him in residence for 43 years. He stayed here until his death in 1926, and you'll find his grave in the family vault at the town's Romanesque church.

    Explore the artist's home and gardens, left by his son Michel to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1966 and now a museum dedicated to the great painter. The house is furnished as it was when the leader of the Impressionist School lived here, including his precious collection of Japanese engravings.

    The gardens have been replanted, and as you stroll through them, you'll see with your own eyes the landscapes that have graced countless Monet paintings. You'll spot the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden shaded by weeping willows, its pond still full of the water lilies that so permeated his work. "I want to paint like the birds sing,” Monet said. Perhaps you'll agree that the idyllic setting in Giverny would lend itself to his dream. Please note: This tour is available on April through October departures only. On March and November departures, we offer a walking tour of Vernon instead.

    This evening, join a local family for an exclusive Discovery Series Home-Hosted Visit for the opportunity learn more about life in rural France as your share a sweet—and local—treat.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    This morning, enjoy some time to explore the sleepy village of Les Andelys on your own, where you can relish views of Chateau Gaillard, an imposing fortress from the era of Richard the Lionhearted.

    This afternoon, put brush to canvas during an onboard exclusive Discovery Series watercolor painting lesson—perhaps channeling the scenery along the Seine as inspiration. Arrive in Rouen this evening.

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    After breakfast, disembark for a walking tour of Rouen. The capital of Normandy, Rouen is an important French commercial city with a distinguished history dating to pre-Roman times. But it is more infamous as the city where Joan of Arc was imprisoned, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake in 1431. Here you'll see the 14th-century abbey where she was sentenced to death, and visit the Market Square where her execution took place. You'll have free time to explore after your tour, and you might visit the Joan of Arc Museum, containing a fascinating history of the French heroine of the Hundred Years' War.

    After savoring regional dishes during lunch in a local restaurant, spend the afternoon as you please in Rouen. Perhaps you'll visit its wonderful Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, whose facade has graced more than 30 Monet paintings. The great painter rented rooms across from the cathedral in 1892, and he painted several canvases simultaneously, capturing nuances of light and weather that played across its Gothic facade.

    Or, join an optional tour to Normandy's Abbey St. Wandrille in the quaint village of the same name. The Romanesque abbey, named after the monk who founded it in AD 649, began as a missionary and spiritual center and has stayed true to that cause over its 13 centuries of history. Learn about the bishops and saints who spent time at the famous abbey, as well as the fascinating background of its founder.

    Savor dinner onboard this evening.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    Enjoy a relaxing morning of river cruising, during which you can partake in two onboard exclusive Discovery Series events. First, learn how to prepare (and sample) a few of France's culinary delights as your ship's chef demonstrates cooking techniques. Then, savor a French cheese and bread tasting.

    This afternoon, you may choose to join a half-day optional excursion to Fecamp and the beautiful cliffs on the Normandy coast at Etretat. You'll also visit the Benedictine Order Castle at Fecamp and savor a taste of the famous Benedictine liqueur—made from 27 different herbs and spices. Finally, enjoy free time in town for your own explorations.

    Spend your afternoon at leisure. Early this evening, you'll begin your cruise to Honfleur, your final port of call. En route, you'll pass under Honfleur's 90-foot-tall Tancarville Bridge. Dinner tonight will coincide approximately with your arrival in Honfleur.

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    • Accommodations:
    France’s Normandy

    Witness the landscapes of Normandy, from its D-Day beaches to scenes that inspired Monet, with travel expert Rudy Maxa.

    The D-Day landings, code-named “Operation Overlord,” were the largest military operation in recorded history. The beaches of Normandy bore the brunt of the invasion. Beginning at 6:30am on June 6, 1944, nearly 7,000 boats hit the beaches along the coast of Normandy. Those vessels carried tens of thousands of soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and many other Allied nations, all of whom arrived determined to carry out General Eisenhower’s order, “Full victory—nothing else.”

    Begin your D-Day beach tour with a visit to the Battery at Longues Sur Mer. One of the most formidable gun emplacements the Allies faced, the four guns here could fire on either Gold or Omaha beaches and, at 215 feet above sea level, were ideally placed to confront the D-Day forces. Heavily bombed before the invasion began, these guns were only silenced by the combined firepower of the attacking ships.

    After a box lunch at the village of Arromanche, continue to the American Military Cemetery. You’ll see the monument that honors the fallen, and visit the cemetery of Colleville sur Mer, where 9,386 American soldiers rest.

    When they arrived on the beaches on D-day, the Allies were met with a deafening barrage of German gunfire. As the Nazis fired from secure pillboxes dug in high above the open beach, Allied soldiers were mowed down while exiting the boats and wading to shore. In time, some doggedly made it to the ridge overlooking the beach, finding shelter from the hail of enemy bullets. More than a thousand Allied troops died on Omaha Beach alone. You’ll have the opportunity to stand on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach and see the sand and breakers where the first Allied footing was achieved in German-occupied France.

    Then continue on to Pointe du Hoc—a place all Normandy veterans know well—where Allied forces scaled 328-foot cliffs as they sought to silence German artillery.

    After returning to the ship, your evening is at leisure after dinner onboard.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, set off on a walking tour (dependent on tides) of this well-preserved port town of Honfleur, founded in the eleventh century. Situated on a Seine estuary opposite Le Havre, the town was once one of the most important ports in France. It was from here that many voyages of discovery were launched, including the journey of native son Samuel de Champlain—who went on to found Port Royal in Nova Scotia and the settlement of Quebec in Canada.

    The port changed hands frequently between France and England during the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) and was finally won back by France in 1450. In the 1800s, Le Havre displaced Honfleur as a major port.

    Following your included tour, you'll have time to continue exploring Honfleur on your own.

    Or, join an optional visit to the Tapestry Museum of Bayeux, which showcases a remarkable piece of embroidered fabric—230 feet in length—depicting events of the 1066 Norman invasion of England. Study elaborate scenes created with wool yarn of russet and gold, and learn the history that inspired this fascinating work of art.

    Gather with your new friends to share memories and toast to your enriching Seine River Cruise at the Captain's Farewell Dinner. The ship remains in port tonight.

  • This morning, disembark your ship and transfer to the Peace Memorial Museum in Caen, a state-of-the-art facility that does an outstanding job of presenting the events of World War II, including D-Day, very vividly. It's an excellent way to put into context what you saw at the Normandy beaches.

    After time for lunch on your own here, transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport, located 18 miles from the Paris city center, for a final night in France before your return flight. Or, if you've chosen our post-trip extension to Brittany & St. Michel, France, transfer by motorcoach to St. Malo.

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    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or, begin your post-trip extension in London, England.

  • POST-TRIP EXTENSION:
    Brittany & Mont St. Michel, France

    3 nights from only $795

    Off the coast of France, surrounded by swirling seas, a magnificent cathedral rises from the rock: Mont St. Michel. Discover this ancient abbey—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—as well as the idyllic village of the same name, plus Brittany’s verdant landscapes and unique blend of Celtic and French cultures.

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  • POST-TRIP EXTENSION:
    London, England

    4 nights from only $845

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    This independent film features destinations you can visit on this trip extension.

    The bustling capital of England offers discoveries both historic and cosmopolitan, from Trafalgar Square to some of the world’s most pre-eminent museums. Enjoy an included city tour of London’s highlights, including Parliament and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy ample free time to explore more such as the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, or British Museum on your own.

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  • 3 nights from only $795

    Off the coast of France, surrounded by swirling seas, a magnificent cathedral rises from the rock: Mont St. Michel. Discover this ancient abbey—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—as well as the idyllic village of the same name, plus Brittany’s verdant landscapes and unique blend of Celtic and French cultures.

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  • 4 nights from only $845

    Bazaar: London - Design City
    Produced by Ria Murphy and Ian Cross
    This independent film features destinations you can visit on this trip extension.

    The bustling capital of England offers discoveries both historic and cosmopolitan, from Trafalgar Square to some of the world’s most pre-eminent museums. Enjoy an included city tour of London’s highlights, including Parliament and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy ample free time to explore more such as the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, or British Museum on your own.

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  • Depart today on your flight to Paris, France.

  • Arrive this morning or afternoon in Paris. You are met at the airport and transferred to your airport hotel, located 18 miles from the Paris city center. If you began your European explorations early with our pre-trip extension in London, England, you will join the main group today.

    You have the balance of the day to relax after your overseas flight. Later, celebrate the start of your France River Cruise with a Welcome Drink and briefing with your fellow travelers and Program Director.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    From Paris, you will transfer to the well-preserved port town of Honfleur, founded in the eleventh century. If you began your European explorations early with our pre-trip extension in Brittany & Mont St. Michel, France, you will join the main group today.

    En route, visit the Peace Memorial Museum in Caen, a state-of-the-art facility that does an outstanding job of presenting the events of World War II, including D-Day, very vividly. Your visit here will be an excellent way to put into context what you're going to see when you visit Normandy's beaches later in your trip. You'll have time here for lunch on your own.

    You'll arrive at and embark your ship in the mid-afternoon, with time to settle into your outside cabin, your private retreat for the next ten nights of your Seine River Cruise.

    Gather with your shipmates to toast the new friendships and enriching journey to come over a Welcome Drink and Captain's Welcome Dinner. The ship remains in port tonight.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Honfleur  (dependent on tides). Situated on a Seine estuary opposite Le Havre, the town was once one of the most important ports in France. It was from here that many voyages of discovery were launched, including the journey of native son Samuel de Champlain—who would go on to found Port Royal in Nova Scotia and the settlement of Quebec in Canada.

    The port changed hands frequently between France and England during the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) and was finally won back by France in 1450. In the 1800s, Le Havre displaced Honfleur as a major port.

    After lunch on the ship, you are at leisure to explore Honfleur on your own.

    Or, join an optional visit to the Tapestry Museum of nearby Bayeux, which showcases a remarkable piece of embroidered fabric—230 feet in length—depicting events of the 1066 Norman invasion of England. Study elaborate scenes created with wool yarn of russet and gold, and learn the history that inspired this fascinating work of art.

    The ship remains in port tonight.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:
    France’s Normandy

    Witness the landscapes of Normandy, from its D-Day beaches to scenes that inspired Monet, with travel expert Rudy Maxa.

    The D-Day landings, code-named “Operation Overlord,” were the largest military operation in recorded history. The beaches of Normandy bore the brunt of the invasion. Beginning at 6:30am on June 6, 1944, nearly 7,000 boats hit the beaches along the coast of Normandy. Those vessels carried tens of thousands of soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and many other Allied nations, all of whom arrived determined to carry out General Eisenhower’s order, “Full victory—nothing else.”

    Begin your D-Day beach tour with a visit to the Battery at Longues Sur Mer. One of the most formidable gun emplacements the Allies faced, the four guns here could fire on either Gold or Omaha beaches and, at 215 feet above sea level, were ideally placed to confront the D-Day forces. Heavily bombed before the invasion began, these guns were only silenced by the combined firepower of the attacking ships.

    After a box lunch at the village of Arromanche, continue to the American Military Cemetery. You’ll see the monument that honors the fallen, and visit the cemetery of Colleville sur Mer, where 9,386 American soldiers rest.

    When they arrived on the beaches on D-day, the Allies were met with a deafening barrage of German gunfire. As the Nazis fired from secure pillboxes dug in high above the open beach, Allied soldiers were mowed down while exiting the boats and wading to shore. In time, some doggedly made it to the ridge overlooking the beach, finding shelter from the hail of enemy bullets. More than a thousand Allied troops died on Omaha Beach alone. You’ll have the opportunity to stand on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach and see the sand and breakers where the first Allied footing was achieved in German-occupied France.

    Then continue on to Pointe du Hoc—a place all Normandy veterans know well—where Allied forces scaled 328-foot cliffs as they sought to silence German artillery.

    Your evening is at leisure onboard the ship.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    Early this morning (depending on the tide), depart Honfleur and cruise to Caudebec, passing under the Honfleur's 90-foot-tall Tancarville Bridge en route. You'll enjoy a cheese tasting as you cruise.

    After lunch onboard, arrive in Caudebec. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure fully discovering this charming town and its historic main square.

    Or, join a half-day optional excursion this afternoon to Fecamp and the beautiful cliffs on the Normandy coast at Etretat. You'll also visit the Benedictine Order Castle at Fecamp and savor a taste of the famous Benedictine liqueur—made from 27 different herbs and spices. Return to the ship for dinner onboard this evening.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, disembark for a walking tour of Rouen. The capital of Normandy, Rouen is an important French commercial city with a distinguished history dating to pre-Roman times. But it is more infamous as the city where Joan of Arc was imprisoned, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake in 1431. Here you'll see the 14th-century abbey where she was sentenced to death, and visit the Market Square where her execution took place. You'll have free time to explore after your tour, and you might visit the Joan of Arc Museum, containing a fascinating history of the French heroine of the Hundred Years' War.

    After savoring regional dishes during lunch in a local restaurant, spend the afternoon as you please in Rouen. Perhaps you'll visit its wonderful Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, whose facade has graced more than 30 Monet paintings. The great painter rented rooms across from the cathedral in 1892, and he painted several canvases simultaneously, capturing nuances of light and weather that played across its Gothic facade.

    Or, join an optional tour to Normandy's Abbey St. Wandrille in the quaint village of the same name. The Romanesque abbey, named after the monk who founded it in AD 649, began as a missionary and spiritual center and has stayed true to that cause over its 13 centuries of history. Learn about the bishops and saints who spent time at the famous abbey, as well as the fascinating background of its founder.

    Savor dinner onboard this evening.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    This morning as you cruise toward Les Andelys, enjoy an onboard cooking demonstration and sample French delicacies during a gourmet tasting during two exclusive Discovery Series events.

    You'll reach the village of Les Andelys early this afternoon. After lunch onboard, perhaps you'll join us for a watercolor painting class. Or you can spend some time exploring Les Andelys on your own. You'll enjoy views of Chateau Gaillard, an imposing fortress from the era of Richard the Lionhearted. As you cruise toward Vernon, enjoy the opportunity to learn a few essential French phrases during a language lesson.

    After dinner onboard this evening, enjoy a presentation about the Impressionist period during another exclusive Discovery Series event. Your ship arrives in Vernon where it remains docked overnight.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, disembark for an excursion into the countryside to see the lovely landscapes that inspired Claude Monet. He first witnessed the village of Giverny while looking out a train window in 1883, and the unique light of the Seine Valley  kept him in residence for 43 years. He stayed here until his death in 1926, and you'll find his grave in the family vault at the town's Romanesque church.

    Explore the artist's home and gardens, left by his son Michel to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1966 and now a museum dedicated to the great painter. The house is furnished as it was when the leader of the Impressionist School lived here, including his precious collection of Japanese engravings.

    The gardens have been replanted, and as you stroll through them, you'll see with your own eyes the landscapes that have graced countless Monet paintings. You'll spot the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden shaded by weeping willows, its pond still full of the water lilies that so permeated his work. "I want to paint like the birds sing,” Monet said. Perhaps you'll agree that the idyllic setting in Giverny would lend itself to his dream. Please note: This tour is available on April through October departures only. On March and November departures, we offer a walking tour of Vernon instead.

    This evening, join a local family for an exclusive Discovery Series Home-Hosted Visit for the unique opportunity learn more about life in rural France over a sweet—and local—treat.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:
    In Paris, The Drink That Drove Van Gogh Mad

    Toast to the legendary (and infamous) Green Fairy with this in-depth examination of absinthe.

    This afternoon, alight from your ship for an excursion through Van Gogh country. The Seine, the Epte, and the Oise—three French rivers referred to as the "Rivers of Light"—neighbor each other in this area, and it was here that the Impressionist artists flocked to paint landscapes and scenes that have become so recognizable around the world.


    You'll have a guided walking tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, the village where Vincent van Gogh came to live after his release from the asylum in nearby Saint-Remy. Vincent and his brother, Theo, agreed it would be best for him to remain close to his physician, Dr. Gachet, who also served as the subject of several of his portraits during this time. Van Gogh remained here for three months, until his suicide in 1890, and during this time he created some of his most brilliant pieces. Remarkably, he produced almost 80 paintings in this short time, including the turbulent Wheat Field With Crows—one of his last works. During this tour, you will see the house where he lived and visit his grave. This picturesque village also welcomed Corot, Pissarro, and Cezanne, among others.

    Dinner tonight is onboard.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    Early this morning, we sail to Paris from Conflans. Upon arrival, spend the morning exploring Paris, being introduced to both the city's classic highlights and more intimate neighborhoods. First, set off on a panoramic drive, witnessing the Eiffel Tower from different perspectives as you travel along the famed Champs-Elysees. View the Arc de Triomphe (commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 and completed in 1836) which stands at the end of the Champs-Elysees at a large central roundabout where twelve elegant, tree-lined avenues converge. Then, get a sense of daily life in Paris during a walking tour of one of the city’s residential neighborhoods.

    Then you'll have the afternoon free to make your own discoveries. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    This morning, explore one of Paris' most famous and lively districts, Montmartre, on a walking tour. Visit the famed Sacre Coeur Basilica, with its dramatic perch on the top of the Montmartre hill. Delight in the views of Paris below, and spend some time exploring the charming streets of this romantic neighborhood. Watch the street artists at work or browse the local shops for some souvenirs to bring home.

    The afternoon is yours in Paris to spend as you please. Dinner is onboard your ship this evening.

    • Meals included:

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or further your discoveries with our Loire Valley, France or Paris, France post-trip extensions.

  • POST-TRIP EXTENSION:
    Paris, France

    3 nights from only $695

    Enjoy the opportunity to explore Paris at length. Often referred to as the "City of Light," the French capital is one of Europe's most stunning and influential metropolitan centers, featuring renowned landmarks and world-famous art museums—combined with romance, style, and a certain je ne sais quoi that make it one of the world's leading travel destinations.

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  • POST-TRIP EXTENSION:
    Loire Valley, France

    4 nights from only $895

    Extend your trip and discover France’s delightful Loire Valley—known as the "Garden of France." Rich with architectural heritage and historic towns, the Loire Valley is home to world-famous castles and their surrounding gardens. Its many cultural monuments illustrate the influence of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on Western European thought and design. And of course, it is also home to many first-class wines, including a wide range of Vouvray whites.

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