8 Days 7 Nights
Period
France
Location
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Itinerary

Day 1 | Paris (Embark) (D)
Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

 

Day 2 | La Roche-Guyon, Vernon Giverny (BB/L/WD)
Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Château La Roche-Guyon or “Let’s Go” hike on the Crests trail or Monet’s gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride to Giverny

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

 

Day 3 | Rouen (Normandy Beaches) (BB/D)
The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life today on an excursion to the beaches of 1944. Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Full-day Normandy beaches with Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église, Airborne museum, Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery and private ceremony at Omaha Beach or Full-day Normandy beaches with Arromanches and Bayeux, Tapestry Museum, American Cemetery and private ceremony at Omaha Beach or Full-day Normandy beaches with Juno Beach, Centre Juno Beach, American Cemetery and private ceremony at Omaha Beach

 

Day 4 | Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat) (BB/L/D)
Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course set atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast at the windy cliffs of Étretat. In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through the beautiful Calvados countryside to seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Honfleur walking tour or “Let’s Go” bike ride to Villequiers Village or “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat

 

Day 5 | Rouen (BB/L/D)
Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied— Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Rouen walking tour, the Dukes of Normandy’s capital

 

Day 6 | Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles) (BB/L/FD)
How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Marie Antoinette’s hamlet to find out.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet” or “Let’s Go” scenic bike ride along the Seine River to La Butte Verte Parc

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

 

Day 7 | Paris (BB/L/D)
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, or join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise or “Let’s Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride

 

Day 8 | Paris (Disembark) (CB/BB)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

 

FD Farewell Gala Dinner   CB/BB Continental Breakfast/Buffet   Lunch   Dinner   WD Welcome Gala Dinner

Cruise includes

TRAVEL

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom
  • All transfers on arrival & departure days. Terms apply

EXPLORE

  • 1 country: France
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let’s Go” and “Do as the Locals Do” programs
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

TASTE

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest & freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee & tea, soft drinks & mineral water

EXPERIENCE

  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • All gratuities both onboard & onshore

Price per person

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PEACE OF MIND COMES WITH EVERY UNIWORLD CRUISE

Being mindful, well-informed and prepared are essential traits of an experienced traveler, and we approach each Uniworld cruise with that same thorough care and mindset. We’ve taken great measures to ensure that when you travel with us, you can rest easy knowing that your plans and adventures are in the hands of a dedicated worldwide team.

SECURITY MEASURES ON EUROPE SHIPS

  • We keep all outside doors and access to the interior of the ship locked whenever docked. Only guests can access the ship using a key card.
  • All guests and luggage are verified against the manifest at check-in.
  • All deliveries are thoroughly inspected before being brought onboard.
  • Cameras are present at the entrance of the ship and in public areas, and are monitored by our reception staff.
  • Portable boarding pass scanners are available at the gangway.
  • Guests have 24/7 access to the front desk.
  • Trained security staff are posted at the gangway 24 hours a day.

AN ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Emphasis on the “all”

Extra dirty Grey Goose® martini with locally harvested olives? It’s all yours. As is everything else you can think of. Our ultra-inclusive amenities have led to us being named the “Most All-Inclusive River Cruise Line” by Cruise Critic.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Everything you could ever ask for. And then some

  • Impeccable service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
  • Intimate and beautifully designed ships, carrying an average of just 130 guests
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Elegant and well-appointed riverview staterooms and suites, with the finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night’s sleep
  • In-suite butler service
  • Delicious onboard dining
  • Unlimited beverages, including many premium spirits and wines
  • A wide selection of personalized excursions, led by English-speaking local experts
  • A number of excursions curated exclusively for Uniworld guests
  • Onboard fitness center
  • Onboard exercise and wellness classes, led by certified wellness instructors in Europe
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking poles for onshore use
  • Shipwide Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Onboard entertainment and Signature Lectures

IT’S YOUR WORLD. AND IF IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU
it’s very important to us

When it comes to service, we know the tiniest of details sometimes have the biggest impact. Getting ready for a day exploring Frankfurt is a shimmer brighter when your butler has already pressed your pants exactly how you like. Breakfast in bed becomes even more relaxing when your waiter serves you coffee already prepared to your liking—two sugars and a splash of soy milk. And a late-night cocktail is never more enjoyable than when the bartender sourced your favorite Bordeaux wine from a store in town while you were exploring Saint-Émilion’s astonishing 12th-century Monolithic Church.

We actually have a name for the little niceties that take your cruise from great to grand—Tiny Noticeable Touches (or TNTs for short). Our commitment to TNTs sets the stage for our service philosophy. By getting to know you, your interests, your preferences and your style, we’re able to deliver an experience that is just the way you’d like it to be.

“NO REQUEST TOO LARGE, NO DETAIL TOO SMALL.”
We don’t just say it. We really mean it, as evidenced by the many repeat guests who choose Uniworld time and time again.

THE TNT MODEL
The most highly trained, dedicated and tenured staff of all river cruise lines. | Butlers trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace. | Act with honesty, speak with integrity and treat our guests like royalty.

EVERY MEAL IS A MASTERPIECE
Savour The Local Flavours Of The World

Our commitment to culinary excellence is evident every time you enjoy a homemade croissant delivered to your room by your butler, or when you pair your freshly caught seafood dinner with a wine that was bottled just miles down the road.

When dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. Our farm-to-table approach takes our chefs to regional farms, local markets and artisanal producers to ensure that every meal is an adventure in and of itself. We treat cooking as an art form—a very delicious art form.

Our focus on serving memorable meals comes directly from worldrenowned Mrs. Beatrice Tollman—founder of our sister Red Carnation Hotel Collection, author of the highly acclaimed cookbook A Life in Food and the inspiration behind the culinary philosophy onboard. Mrs. Tollman’s personal recipes are guest favorites on our dining menus. Pro Tip: Don’t order a salad without sampling her favorite dressing.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS CLUB
Uniworld River Heritage Club

After your first Uniworld cruise, you will be automatically enrolled in our River Heritage Club loyalty program and begin receiving benefits, savings and rewards reserved exclusively for our loyal guests.

CLUB BENEFITS*:

  • Save 5% on any cruise or cruise/tour.
  • Join the Captain for a members-only cocktail party onboard.
  • Complimentary onboard laundry service weekly on ships in Europe and Russia, and once per cruise on ships in India, Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • Complimentary in-room fruit platter waiting for you upon arrival.
  • Exclusive e-magazine.
  • Milestone Gifts to celebrate guests who have joined us for multiple cruises.

A WORLD OF VALUE
included with every cruise

Made-to-order meals prepared using only the freshest ingredients, unlimited beverages and curated shore excursions are just some of the many inclusions that make Uniworld the greatest value on the river.

As you read through the following 2018 itineraries to search for your best vacation yet, use this legend and icons as a guide to discover all that is included with each voyage, such as special dinner celebrations, visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and much more.

HIGHLIGHT

Why River Cruise and Why Uniworld

E-BROCHURE

E-Brochure: Uniworld-E-Brochure-2018BoutiqueRiverCruises.pdf

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