9 Days
Period
France
Location
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Itinerary

Day 1 | Paris, France (Embarkation) (D)
Bienvenue en France! Your Suite ShipSM is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city before embarking on your cruise on the Seine. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

 

Day 2 | Paris (B/L/D)
Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

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.

You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French Kings, including Louis XIV. Meet your ship in Courbevoie after your tour of the palace.

EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS

 

Day 3 | Conflans (B/L/D)
Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte

Go for an early Morning Run with your Avalon Adventure Host.

Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR:

Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

This evening, enjoy onboard live entertainment after dinner.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO VERNON

 

Day 4 | Vernon (B/L/D)
Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

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—“Normandy’s Versailles”—with 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.

LES ANDELYS
Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends

Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys— one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely, OR:

Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.

EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN

 

Day 5 | Rouen. Excursion To Normany (B/L/D)
Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of 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 apple brandy at a local distillery.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

 

Day 6 | Rouen (B/L/D)
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France

Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Saint Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LE HAVRE

 

Day 7 | Le Havre (B/L/D)
20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy

Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city centre, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity.

This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the old seaside town of Honfleur. With its 16th- to 18th-century townhouses, half-timber houses, and cobbled streets, Honfleur inspired the works of master artists Monet and Boudin.

Alternatively, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to see the white-chalk cli$s and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat—an attraction for classic artists, writers, and filmmakers.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE

 

Day 8 | Le Havre (Disembarkation) – Paris (B)
Au Revoir, River Seine. Bonjour, Paris!

Bid farewell to your ship’s crew and take a transfer to Paris. Take time to linger in a sidewalk café, shop for mementos, or take photographs of the city’s picturesque bridges.

 

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Day 8 | Le Havre (Disembarkation) – Mont St. Michel. (B/D)
Transfer to Mont St. Michel. Take a Guided Tour to discover Mont St. Michel and its abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 9 | Mont St. Michel – Paris (B)
Take a morning trip to Chartres, and visit its Gothic cathedral. Enjoy free time for lunch in the city before setting out for a late afternoon arrival in Paris.

Day 10 | Paris (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning

Always Included

• Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board
• Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
• Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
• Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
• Onboard local entertainment
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF STANDARD INCLUSIONS AND FEATURES, SEE INSIDE BACK COVER.

Your Choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations. In addition to included ACTIVE , DISCOVERY , and CLASSIC activities, we o$er Guided Optional Excursions with options to personalise your experience even more. And we are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

• ACTIVE Hike to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard above the French town of Les Andelys—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.
• Take a Guided Optional Excursion to the chalk-white cli$s and spectacular arches of Étretat.
• Stroll through Parisian restaurants and the historic haunts of literary and artistic legends.

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THE LATITUDE OF ELEGANCE. THE LONGITUDE OF EASE
THE “JUST RIGHT” WAY TO RIVER CRUISE

What defines luxury? Is it the enjoyment of the good things in life, or is it simply having things just the way you prefer them? At Avalon Waterways, we navigate with both elegance and ease to deliver a “just right” experience—one that transports you at just the right pace, with just the right amenities, and just the right views. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, we balance enriching activities, included excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed indulgence. We call this the Avalon difference.

GO WHERE YOUR DREAMS TAKE YOU

You dream of waking to views so epic they take your breath away…on a romantic mini-break, an extended exploration, or maybe on something in between. With Avalon, you awaken to the best of Europe, Southeast Asia or South America…so, go ahead. Join us and follow your dream.

REDEFINING THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
OUR VISION. YOUR VIEW

We’ve mastered the art of blending luxury with comfort, and now—blurring the line between outside and in. Not only are our Panorama Suites on our Suite Ships® 30% larger than the industry standard staterooms, our wall-towall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other, creating river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony and an open invitation to discover and dream. And speaking of dreaming, we turned our beds to face the window, giving you a bed with a view for the sweetest visions ever. Even if you’re a seasoned traveller, you’ve never seen Europe like this.

YOU FIRST
THE ART OF MAKING YOU FEEL AT HOME

We don’t just reserve the warmth and comfort for your room on an Avalon river cruise—we carry our welcoming spirit throughout the entire ship and spill it onto shore. From the captain and Cruise Director to your cabin steward and wait staff, we deliver exquisite service that’s professional, approachable, and informative—never stuffy. But it doesn’t stop there. Our friendly Local Guides greet you at every port with engaging tales that bring you closer to your destination. Whether you’re on board or on shore, you’re perfectly taken care of every step of the way.

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS
THE AVALON DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS

When it comes to the little touches, we think big—like the plushest of towels and L’Occitane® bath products atop marble countertops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich Lavazza coffees in the Club Lounge. You deserve the best of everything when you’re on holiday, including what you need to maintain your healthy lifestyle. On our ships, you’ll enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness centre, free bicycles for use in select ports, and a bubbling whirlpool on the Sky Deck awaiting your return.

FROM VIEW TO TABLE
SAVOUR THE LOCAL FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD

From morning breakfast to late-night snacks, Avalon frees your taste buds from the ordinary. Using the freshest local ingredients, our talented chefs prepare mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you’re travelling and present them in a variety of inspiring settings. Whether you choose a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro, an elegant four-course dinner in the glass walled dining room, or a petite plate at the Panorama Bistro, you’ll savour local flavours (and Western favourites should you crave them), as well as our Avalon Fresh menu offerings, throughout your holiday. On an Avalon cruise, every meal is part of the journey.

FRESH AIR. FRESH FARE
PRESENTING AVALON FRESH. A NEW MENU OF GUILTLESS INDULGENCE.

While Avalon cruises provide a selection of nutritious local delicacies and Western favourites at every meal, we’re raising the bar with the introduction of Avalon Fresh. Created in conjunction with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars—the Wrenkh brothers—Avalon Fresh allows travellers to guiltlessly indulge in creative dishes that combine surprising flavours with a dash of innovation. With the philosophy of procuring the freshest ingredients from small farms and local producers, Avalon Fresh brings the passing landscape to your plate for an inspiring, fulfilling, and healthful dining experience.

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E-BROCHURE

E-Brochure: 2018-AvalonWaterway-Brochure.pdf

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