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Paris to Normandy Coast

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1761pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Omaha Beach
  • Paris
  • Rouen
  • Paris

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This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the Gothic Rouen Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—associated with several famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The “City of Light” has Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets, and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded, will be a delight.

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2019 Paris to Normandy

Day 1 - UK - Paris (France)

Fly from the UK to Paris and embark your ship. Cruise overnight to Vernon. (D)

Day 2 - Vernon

Start the day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure host. Take a guided tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet’s charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, or join a guided visit to Bizy Castle - called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden and stables. While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration. This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys. Take a guided walking tour of Les Andelys - one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine, or join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard - historic home of King Richard the Lionheart. Cruise to Caudebec this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Caudebec

Join your Avalon Adventure host for a morning run in Normandy’s town of Caudebec. Take a guided trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route - where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR: Explore Boucles de la Seine Normande with a guided hike of Normandy’s vast regional nature park in a region rich in apple, plum, pear and cherry orchards. This afternoon, you may choose a guided optional excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur, or a guided optional excursion to see the white-chalk cliffs and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat. Dock overnight in Caudebec. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Caudebec

Join a guided tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit significant US sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument and the American Cemetery, or take a full-day guided tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, or join “A Taste of Normandy” guided tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. Cruise to Rouen this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rouen

Join your Adventure host for a morning walk. Take a guided walking tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century astronomical clock and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Spend free time this afternoon to explore Rouen’s city markets, shops and bike paths. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening. Cruise to Conflans overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Conflans

Join a guided visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, or take a guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison - home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Perhaps, join a guided optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles - home to a succession of French kings. Cruise to Paris this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Paris

Take a morning walk with your Avalon Adventure host to see Paris at first light. Take a guided walking tour through the heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité and Notre-Dame Cathedral, or join a guided city tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier and the famous Champs-Élysées. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Paris - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

2020 Paris to Normandy

Day 1 - UK - Paris (France)

Fly from the UK to Paris and embark your ship. Cruise overnight to Vernon. (B)

Day 2 - Vernon

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet’s charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, or join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables. While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration. This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys. Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine,or join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart. Overnight cruise to Caudebec. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Caudebec

Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Jog in Normandy’s town of Caudebec. Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR: Explore Boucles de la Seine Normande with a Guided Hike of Normandy’s vast regional nature park in a region rich in apple, plum, pear, and cherry orchards. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur. Later enjoy live entertainment on board. Moor overnight in Caudebec. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Caudebec

Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, or take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, or join “A Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. Cruise overnight to Rouen. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rouen

Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—site of Saint Joan of Arc’s martyrdom—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening. Cruise overnight to Conflans (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Conflans

Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise,home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, or take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings. Cruise to Paris this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Paris

Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light. Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, or join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Paris - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 30th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2242
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £2242
  • August
    • Aug 20th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2242
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £2242 Blue Water Price from: £2332
    • Aug 27th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2263
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2263 Blue Water Price from: £2815 Blue Water Price from: £2848
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3193
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £3193
    • Sep 10th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3193
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3193 Blue Water Price from: £3953
  • October
    • Oct 29th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2024
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £2024
  • November
    • Nov 5th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £1908
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1908 Blue Water Price from: £2341 Blue Water Price from: £2378 Blue Water Price from: £3419

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 24th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2645
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2645 Blue Water Price from: £2794 Blue Water Price from: £3494 Blue Water Price from: £3544 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4344
    • Mar 31st - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2714
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £2863 Blue Water Price from: £3563 Blue Water Price from: £3613 Blue Water Price from: £3712 Blue Water Price from: £4412
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2978
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3678 Blue Water Price from: £3727 Blue Water Price from: £3828 Blue Water Price from: £4528
    • Apr 14th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2897
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2897 Blue Water Price from: £3046 Blue Water Price from: £3747 Blue Water Price from: £3797 Blue Water Price from: £3896 Blue Water Price from: £4596
    • Apr 21st - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2988
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2988 Blue Water Price from: £3137 Blue Water Price from: £3887 Blue Water Price from: £3987 Blue Water Price from: £4687
    • Apr 28th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2588
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2588 Blue Water Price from: £3006 Blue Water Price from: £3707 Blue Water Price from: £3757 Blue Water Price from: £3420 Blue Water Price from: £4731
  • May
    • May 19th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3052
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3201 Blue Water Price from: £3902 Blue Water Price from: £3952 Blue Water Price from: £4051 Blue Water Price from: £4926
    • May 26th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3088
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3088 Blue Water Price from: £3237 Blue Water Price from: £3938 Blue Water Price from: £3988 Blue Water Price from: £4087
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3052
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3201 Blue Water Price from: £3902 Blue Water Price from: £3952 Blue Water Price from: £4051 Blue Water Price from: £4926
    • Jun 9th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3052
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3201 Blue Water Price from: £3902 Blue Water Price from: £3952 Blue Water Price from: £4051
    • Jun 30th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3227
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3227 Blue Water Price from: £3376 Blue Water Price from: £4077 Blue Water Price from: £4126 Blue Water Price from: £3762 Blue Water Price from: £4926
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3159
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3159 Blue Water Price from: £3308 Blue Water Price from: £4009 Blue Water Price from: £4059 Blue Water Price from: £4159
    • Jul 14th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3195
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £4044 Blue Water Price from: £4094 Blue Water Price from: £4194 Blue Water Price from: £4894
    • Jul 21st - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3195
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £4044 Blue Water Price from: £4094 Blue Water Price from: £4194 Blue Water Price from: £4894
  • August
    • Aug 11th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3195
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £4044 Blue Water Price from: £4094 Blue Water Price from: £4194 Blue Water Price from: £4894
    • Aug 18th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3195
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £4044 Blue Water Price from: £4094 Blue Water Price from: £4194 Blue Water Price from: £4894
    • Aug 25th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3088
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3088 Blue Water Price from: £3237 Blue Water Price from: £3938 Blue Water Price from: £3987 Blue Water Price from: £4087 Blue Water Price from: £4962
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3157
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3157 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £4006 Blue Water Price from: £4056 Blue Water Price from: £4156 Blue Water Price from: £5031
    • Sep 8th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3121
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3121 Blue Water Price from: £3270 Blue Water Price from: £3970 Blue Water Price from: £4020 Blue Water Price from: £4120 Blue Water Price from: £4995
    • Sep 15th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3121
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3121 Blue Water Price from: £3270 Blue Water Price from: £3970 Blue Water Price from: £4020 Blue Water Price from: £4120 Blue Water Price from: £4995
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2984
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2984 Blue Water Price from: £3133 Blue Water Price from: £3834 Blue Water Price from: £3884 Blue Water Price from: £3984
    • Oct 13th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3344
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £4044 Blue Water Price from: £4094 Blue Water Price from: £4194
    • Oct 20th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2411
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2411 Blue Water Price from: £2560 Blue Water Price from: £3261 Blue Water Price from: £3311 Blue Water Price from: £3410 Blue Water Price from: £4860
    • Oct 27th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2308
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2308 Blue Water Price from: £2457 Blue Water Price from: £3157 Blue Water Price from: £3207 Blue Water Price from: £3307 Blue Water Price from: £4757

Price Information

  • Please note pricing is fluid so subject to change daily
Map for Paris to Normandy Coast