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2018 The Seine: Paris to Normandy

Paris • Conflans • Vernon • Giverny • Les Andelys • Rouen • Normandy • Honfleur

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13 Days from only $3195 including international airfare

Activity Level:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

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Riverbanks

Relax at Paris’s Berges de Seine, a section of riverbank ideal for late afternoon picnics with friends or an impromptu nap.

Trip Itinerary

Get more information about your detailed itinerary, like optional tours, exclusive Discovery Series events, and more.

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Performing on the Paris Metro

Discover the soundtrack of the Paris Metro—a myriad of musical styles provided by the city’s street performers.

Trip Extension: Brittany

Sample St. Malo's local flavors, hospitality, and maritime charms on our optional extension to Brittany and Mont St. Michel.

Trip Extension: Paris

Visit Paris's iconic sites via Metro or savor the tastes of France in a local restaurant on our optional extension.

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NEW: Activity Level

Our NEW Activity Level rating system ranks our trips on a scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (most difficult) to help you determine if a trip is right for you. The information below is a general guide to our rating system, but see our itineraries for much more detailed physical activity information about each trip.

Activity Level 1:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Itinerary Overview

See the lovely landscapes and charming villages that inspired the great impressionist artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Begin your trip in romantic Paris, the City of Lights, where you’ll explore the monuments, churches, and buildings that are familiar to you from film and photographs. Continue your odyssey with a cruise through the heartland of France aboard the award-winning M/S Bizet. Admire the beautiful landscapes covered with dense forests, fertile pastures, and the orchards where the apples in the region’s famed calvados originates. Explore the villages and landscapes that so enchanted Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Cezanne—and visit the town where Joan of Arc was imprisoned and burned at the stake. You also travel to the famous beaches of Normandy, visit the World War II Peace Memorial Museum, and pause at the somber field that is the American Military Cemetery. This is an in-depth exploration of one of the richest regions of France.

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.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    Arrive this morning or afternoon in Paris where you will be 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. You have the balance of the day to do as you wish after your overseas flight.

    This evening gather with your fellow travelers and Program Director for our first Port Talk: During your Seine River Cruise, you'll receive daily briefings about the next day's discoveries, so that you can make the best use of your free time there. Dinner is included onboard tonight.

    • Meals included:
    • 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 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, celebrate the beginning of your trip together with a Welcome Drink and Captain's Welcome Dinner in the dining room.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, this morning, explore Montmartre, one of the most famous and lively of the city's 20 arrondissements (districts) on a walking tour. Spend some free time following your included walking tour strolling the charming streets of this romantic neighborhood, and witness the famed Sacre Coeur Basilica, with its dramatic perch on the top of the Montmartre hill. Delight in the views of Paris below, and watch the street artists at work or browse the local shops for a special keepsake to bring home.

    Lunch is onboard with the remainder of the afternoon to make your own discoveries in Paris.

    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.

    • 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.

    You’ll head to the floating chapel of Je Sers (“I Serve”) after breakfast this morning. This converted barge, supported in part by Grand Circle Foundation, is home to an active church and has become the heart of a local service-oriented program, with a food bank, clothing dispensary, tutoring, and lodging for community members and those seeking asylum. During this exclusive Discovery Series event, you’ll tour the Conflans-based facility, meet Je Sers staff, and interact with some of the group’s clients.

    Then, following lunch onboard, you'll begin your travels through the landscapes that inspired Impressionist painter Claude Monet on your way to Vernon. The Seine, the Epte, and the Oise—three French waterways referred to as the "Rivers of Light"—neighbor each other in this region, and it was here that the artist and other Impressionists gathered to paint natural scenes that have become recognizable worldwide.

    Along the way, you may also choose to take part in a second exclusive Discovery Series event, an onboard discussion about Monet, providing historical context for tomorrow's tour of Giverny. Shortly afterward, enjoy the opportunity for a third exclusive Discovery Series event, where you may choose to join your Program Director for a French language lesson, and pick up a few key phrases to use throughout your trip.

    • 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.

    Later, enjoy time on your own in Vernon. Or, join an optional afternoon visit to a local apple orchard with over 19,000 trees. Following a ride through the orchard, you'll have time visit the small museum featuring antique farming processing equipment. And during your tasting, you'll learn about the more than a dozen cider varieties produced onsite such as the alcohol-free petille pomme framboise made with apples and raspberries, as well as a semi-dry coral-colored rosé cider.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    This morning, take part in a walking tour of the sleepy village of Les Andelys, 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.

    • 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.

    Savor regional dishes during lunch in a local restaurant, followed by free time to do 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.

    This afternoon, 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.

    Enjoy 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 a few of France's culinary delights as your ship's chef demonstrates cooking techniques. Then partake in a French cheese tasting.

    Following lunch onboard, you may choose to join a half-day optional excursion to the beautiful cliffs on the Normandy coast at Etretat. You'll discover the treasures of Etretat including the clifftop Chapel Notre Dame Garde.

    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 the town's 90-foot-tall Tancarville Bridge. Dinner tonight will coincide approximately with your arrival.

    • 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 6:30 am 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.”

    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 were laid to rest.

    You'll have the opportunity to walk down to Omaha Beach for an up close look of where the first Allied footing was achieved in German-occupied France. 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 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.

    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 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.

    • Meals included:

    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

    4 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 $945

    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 attractions, including Parliament and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy ample free time to explore more such as the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, or British Museum on your own.

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  • 4 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.

    View Extension Itinerary
  • 4 nights from only $945

    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 attractions, including Parliament and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy ample free time to explore more such as the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and 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.

    This evening gather with your fellow travelers and Program Director for our first Port Talk: During your Seine River Cruise, you'll receive daily briefings about the next day's discoveries, so that you can make the best use of your free time there. Then, celebrate the beginning of your trip together with a Welcome Drink and Captain's Welcome Dinner in the dining room.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Honfleur. 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, where you will have the opportunity to learn a few essential French phrases during a language lesson.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    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 6:30 am 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.”

    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.

    You'll have the opportunity to walk down to Omaha Beach for an up close look of where the first Allied footing was achieved in German-occupied France. 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 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.

    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.

    After lunch onboard, disembark the ship for an afternoon at leisure discovering charming Caudebec and its historic main square.

    Or, join a half-day optional excursion to the beautiful cliffs on the Normandy coast at Etretat. You'll discover the treasures of Etretat including the clifftop Chapel Notre Dame Garde. Return to the ship for dinner onboard this evening.

    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.

    Savor regional dishes during lunch in a local restaurant, followed by time in the afternoon to do 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.

    This afternoon, 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.

    Enjoy dinner onboard this evening.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    This morning as you cruise toward Les Andelys, take in views of Chateau Gaillard, an imposing fortress from the era of Richard the Lionhearted. You may also join an onboard cooking demonstration and French cheese tasting during two exclusive Discovery Series events.

    After lunch onboard, you'll reach the village of Les Andelys where you'll disembark for an included walking tour. Later, use your free time to explore Les Andelys on your own. Or, join us for a watercolor painting class onboard. 

    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.

    Later, enjoy time on your own in Vernon. Or, join an optional afternoon visit to a local apple orchard with over 19,000 trees. Following a ride through the orchard, you'll have time visit the small museum featuring antique farming processing equipment. And during your tasting, you'll learn about the more than a dozen cider varieties produced onsite such as the alcohol-free petille pomme framboise made with apples and raspberries, as well as a semi-dry coral-colored rosé cider.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    During this morning's cruise to Conflans, you'll travel through a region beloved by the Impressionists. 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 artists flocked to paint landscapes and scenes that have become so recognizable around the world.

    This afternoon, disembark for a visit to the floating chapel of Je Sers (“I Serve”). This converted barge, supported in part by Grand Circle Foundation, is home to an active church, and has become the heart of a local service-oriented program, with a food bank, clothing dispensary, tutoring, and lodging for community members and those seeking asylum. During this exclusive Discovery Series event, you’ll tour the Conflans-based facility, meet Je Sers staff, and interact with some of the group’s clients.

    Dinner is onboard tonight.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    Early this morning, we cruise 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. Dinner is included onboard tonight.

    • Meals included:
    • Accommodations:

    This morning, explore Montmartre, one of the most famous and lively of the city's 20 arrondissements (districts) on a walking tour. Spend some free time following your included walking tour exploring the charming streets of this romantic neighborhood, and view the famed Sacre Coeur Basilica, with its dramatic perch on the top of the Montmartre hill. Delight in the views of Paris below, and watch the street artists at work or browse the local shops for a special keepsake to bring home.

    The afternoon is yours in Paris to spend as you please. This evening, enjoy your Captain's Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.

    • 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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