Immerse yourself in La Belle Seine; French culture and Parisian romance on a tranquil 7-night river cruise through the resplendent Normandy region.
AAA Member Benefit
- $50 member benefit
AAA Vacations Amenity
- $50 optional tour credits (per person)
Member Choice Vacations Promotion
- Save $500 per person off the above rate on this date
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Hotel accommodations
- Daily breakfast and select meals
- Sightseeing; luxury coach transportation
- Hotel-to-hotel luggage handling
- Explore Normandy on a full day excursion.
- View the Gros Horloge, Rouen’s astronomical clock.
- Tour Auvers-sur-Oise, inspiration for many of Van Gogh’s paintings and masterpieces.
La Belle Seine Itinerary
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Day 2: Paris, France – Tour Begins – Board Cruise Ship
Your journey opens in Paris. Board your ship and unpack once for a relaxing 7-night river cruise. Tonight, a cocktail is served in the Panorama Bar where you will meet your fellow travelers before a lovely welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3: Conflans – Auvers-sur-Oise
This morning, arrive in Conflans, situated at the confluence of the Oise and Seine rivers. Visit the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, once home to several 19th-century painters including Paul Cézanne, Charles-François Daubigny, Camille Pissaro, and perhaps most famously, Vincent Van Gogh. Embark on a tour of Auvers-sur-Oise that retraces Van Gogh’s time here. Visit Auberge Ravoux, where he rented his room, the idyllic fields that inspired his last masterpiece, and his final resting place. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Rouen
Today your ship docks in Rouen, the capital of Normandy. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this medieval city highlighting its many monuments and architectural treasures. Visit the cathedral and the Church of Joan of Arc before viewing the Gros Horloge astronomical clock. This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion with a local expert along the “Abbey Trail” to the ruins of both St. Wandrille Abbey and Jumièges. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Le Havre – Honfleur – Le Havre
Continue on to Le Havre. Perhaps you will join an optional morning sightseeing tour to Étretat, a charming fishing village situated on the Normandy coast with stunning clifftop views, where a guided walking tour highlights the various artists who have visited and painted there through the years. This afternoon, journey to Honfleur, a remarkable maritime city. View the Lieutenancy, the Old Salt Stores and St. Catherine’s Church before enjoying time to shop or explore independently. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Le Havre – Normandy Excursion – Caudebec-en-Caux
Travel through Normandy to visit some of the significant D-Day Landing sites of World War II. Begin at Pointe du Hoc. View Omaha Beach, one of the U.S. landing zones of the invasion of Normandy. Next, visit the Normandy American Cemetery and visitor’s center. Enjoy an included lunch locally before traveling on to Arromanche-les-Bains to view the Mulberry Harbor, one of the greatest engineering feats of WWII and a massive coup for the Allies. This evening, rejoin the ship in Caudebec-en-Caux. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 7: Les Andelys – Château Gaillard – Giverny
Begin your morning with a stop in Les Andelys to visit Château Gaillard, constructed in the 12th century by Richard the Lionheart. Next, continue to Giverny, a guide will share stories of Monet’s time here as you tour his home and its surrounding gardens. Tonight, the captain welcomes you to the elegant Captain’s Gala dinner, immediately followed by an evening of dancing. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 8: Paris
This morning, take a splendid panoramic coach tour that features views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the Louvre Museum, the famous Champs-Elysées and the Jardin des Tuileries. Perhaps you will select from two optional excursions: choose to visit King Louis XIV’s magnificent Palace of Versailles, the largest in Europe, for a guided tour of the palace and stroll the magnificent gardens which are amongst some of the world’s most famous. Or, choose to join an optional guided walking tour of the Montmartre district highlighting its narrow winding streets that have drawn artists to them for hundreds of years. Your day concludes with a farewell dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 9: Paris – Disembark Ship – Tour Ends
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