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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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 £2024pp

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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 24th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2698
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2698 Blue Water Price from: £2847 Blue Water Price from: £3547 Blue Water Price from: £3597 Blue Water Price from: £3697
    • Mar 31st - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2793
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2793 Blue Water Price from: £2942 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3692 Blue Water Price from: £3791
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2865
      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: £2865 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £3763 Blue Water Price from: £3864 Blue Water Price from: £4564
    • Apr 14th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3022
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3022 Blue Water Price from: £3723 Blue Water Price from: £3773 Blue Water Price from: £3872 Blue Water Price from: £4572
    • Apr 21st - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3004
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3004 Blue Water Price from: £3153 Blue Water Price from: £3904 Blue Water Price from: £4004 Blue Water Price from: £4704
    • Apr 28th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £2859
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2859 Blue Water Price from: £3277 Blue Water Price from: £4028 Blue Water Price from: £3691
  • May
    • May 19th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3268
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3268 Blue Water Price from: £3417 Blue Water Price from: £4168 Blue Water Price from: £4267 Blue Water Price from: £4967
    • May 26th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3268
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3268 Blue Water Price from: £3417 Blue Water Price from: £4118 Blue Water Price from: £4168 Blue Water Price from: £4267
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3276
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3276 Blue Water Price from: £3425 Blue Water Price from: £4126 Blue Water Price from: £4176 Blue Water Price from: £4274
    • Jun 9th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3200
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3200 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £4100 Blue Water Price from: £4199
    • Jun 30th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3206
      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: £3206 Blue Water Price from: £3355 Blue Water Price from: £4056 Blue Water Price from: £4105 Blue Water Price from: £3741 Blue Water Price from: £4905
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3137
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3137 Blue Water Price from: £3286 Blue Water Price from: £3986 Blue Water Price from: £4036 Blue Water Price from: £4136
    • Jul 14th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3138
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3138 Blue Water Price from: £3287 Blue Water Price from: £4038 Blue Water Price from: £4138 Blue Water Price from: £4838
    • Jul 21st - 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 Cat S Royal Suite
      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: £3344
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      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 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: £4094 Blue Water Price from: £4194 Blue Water Price from: £4894
    • Aug 25th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3263
      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: £3263 Blue Water Price from: £3412 Blue Water Price from: £4113 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4262 Blue Water Price from: £4962
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3332
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3332 Blue Water Price from: £3481 Blue Water Price from: £4231 Blue Water Price from: £4331 Blue Water Price from: £5031
    • Sep 8th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £4145
      Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4145 Blue Water Price from: £4195 Blue Water Price from: £4295 Blue Water Price from: £4995
    • Sep 15th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3296
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3445 Blue Water Price from: £4145 Blue Water Price from: £4195 Blue Water Price from: £4295
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3159
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3159 Blue Water Price from: £3308 Blue Water Price from: £4059 Blue Water Price from: £4159
    • Oct 13th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3195
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £4194
    • Oct 20th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3310
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3310 Blue Water Price from: £4061 Blue Water Price from: £4160
    • Oct 27th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Avalon Tapestry II From: £3058
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3058 Blue Water Price from: £3207 Blue Water Price from: £3957 Blue Water Price from: £4057 Blue Water Price from: £4757

Price Information

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