Reflections on the Seine – Northbound
Begin your panoramic French river cruise on the Seine with a visit to Paris—The City of Lights. See the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral, or take a tour which will show you the iconic locales of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Cruise to Conflans and choose between an excursion to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. Then, continue on to Vernon to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Your river cruise on the Seine sails on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue to Rouen for an excursion to Normandy. Tours of the WWII landing beaches, memorials, and monuments, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties are offered today. Next day, your visit to Rouen includes a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Last stop of your Seine River cruise is Le Havre, where you will enjoy a guided city sightseeing. Your vacation ends with a transfer to Paris. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable river cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): welcome reception on board Day 2 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” walking tour, see Notre Dame Cathedral Day 3 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison Day 4 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys Day 5 Rouen. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” Day 6 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedralDay 7 Le Havre: guided tourDay 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)–Paris: transfer to Paris; time at leisureDay 9 Paris: your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.