Day 1 | PARIS (EMBARK)
Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise pack- age 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. Or transfer from your hotel or railway station to the ship.
Well-being: Enjoy a “Let’s Go” walk to Vedettes de Paris.
Day 2 | LA ROCHE-GUYON -> VERNON (GIVERNY)*
Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château 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 Château de La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and ofering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet. 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 Monet’s Gardens at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.
CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Champagne tasting this evening.
Day 3 | ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES)
There are moments when we travel that move us on an other-worldly level—experiences that stir a profound emotional connection that can’t be found in a book or on a screen. The Normandy beaches have that effect during a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord, including a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach memorial, led by musicians playing “Taps.” 2019 serves as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, making this year’s visit exceptionally special.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery.
Day 4 | CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX -> ROUEN
Caudebec-en-Caux, a lovely little town on a serene loop of the Seine, is your base for one of two very diferent excursions. You could drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy clifs of Étretat for a game of golf.**
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Honfleur walking discovery tour or “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat.
EVENING ENTERTAINMENT: Tonight, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying live music onboard.
**Golf excursion is open to a limited number of golfers.
Day 5 | ROUEN
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 the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. 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: Capital of the dukes of Normandy.
CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will revel in tea time at La Couronne restaurant where Julia Child first experienced French cuisine.
Day 6 | MANTES-LA-JOLIE (VERSAILLES)
How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, to find out.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Let’s Go” biking Versailles Gardens and Queen’s Hamlet.
EXPLORE: “Let’s Go” with your well-being coach on a scenic bike ride along the Seine River to Le Butte Verte Parc, known as one of the city’s most lush green spaces.
Day 7 | PARIS
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, join a local expert for a walk through two muchloved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter.
AFTER HOURS: This evening, you have two “Masterpiece Collection” experiences to choose from—a nighttime trip to the glittering Eifel Tower or an evening at Moulin Rouge.
Day 8 | PARIS (DISEMBARK)
Disembark the ship and transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.