La Belle Seine
Paris, Conflans, Auvers-sur-Oise, Rouen, Le Havre, Honfleur, Normandy, Caudebec-en-Caux, Les Andelys, Chateau Gaillard, Giverny
Immerse yourself in French culture and Parisian romance on a tranquil 7-night river cruise through the resplendent Normandy region. Start your journey in Paris, the "City of Light." Tour Auvers-sur-Oise, the former home of several painters including Cézanne and Van Gogh. Coast past the idyllic French countryside and dock in Rouen, where you'll see the Gros Horloge astronomical clock. Stop in Le Havre and explore Honfleur. Visit Château Gaillard, constructed by Richard the Lionheart in the 12th century. See the gardens of Giverny, the home and inspiration of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. This is La Belle Seine – a journey as elegant as France itself.
Our prices start from3,799 LAND ONLY
7 Days • GUIDED • 20 MealsOperated Tour
- 8 nights accommodation
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Depart for Paris, France to start your journey through the Normandy region. Bask in the rich history, art, culture and romance of its celebrated cities and charming towns.
Day 2 - Paris, France - Board Ship - Tour Begins
Your journey opens in Paris. Board your ship and unpack once for a relaxing 7-night river cruise. Your beautiful vessel offers the newest technology, panoramic deck, panorama bar, delicious cuisine including regional wines with every dinner, and outstanding service. Tonight, a cocktail is served in the Panorama Bar where you will meet your fellow travelers before a lovely welcome dinner.
Day 3 - Conflans - Auvers-sur-Oise
Arrive in Conflans, situated at the meeting point of the Oise and Seine rivers. Spend time in the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, once home to several 19th-century painters including Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissaro, and Vincent Van Gogh. Walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh on a city tour that retraces his time here. Visit his home at Auberge Ravoux, see the idyllic fields that inspired his last masterpiece, and pause at his final resting place.
Day 4 - Rouen
Dock in Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy. Step into the past on a guided walking tour of this medieval city, visiting the cathedral, the Church of Joan of Arc, and the Gros Horloge astronomical clock. Enjoy some time to explore on your own, perhaps visiting the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. This afternoon, consider taking an optional excursion along the "Abbey Trail" with a local expert, heading to the ruins of St. Wandrille Abbey and Jumièges.
Day 5 - Le Havre - Honfleur - Le Havre
Journey to Le Havre, set on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine River. Perhaps you will join an optional tour to Étretat, a charming fishing village with stunning clifftop views and a history of famous artists. Continue on to Honfleur and discover the narrow streets and old port with a local guide. View the Lieutenancy, the Old Salt Stores, and St. Catherine's Church before enjoying time to shop or explore independently.
Day 6 - Le Havre - Normandy Excursion - Caudebec-en-Caux
Travel through Normandy to visit significant D-Day Landing sites of World War II. Begin at Pointe du Hoc, a strategic German battery that defended beaches from the Allied invasion, and see the craters from the cataclysmic bombings. View Omaha Beach, one of the U.S. landing zones, before visiting the Normandy American Cemetery and visitor center. After lunch, head to Arromanche-les-Bains to see the Mulberry Harbor, a great WW II engineering feat for the Allies. Return to the ship in Caudebec-En-Caux.
Day 7 - Les Andelys - Château Gaillard - Giverny
Begin your morning in Les Andelys to visit the 12th-century Château Gaillard, constructed by Richard the Lionheart, and admire the views of the French countryside. Continue to Giverny, where tranquil gardens and shady paths inspired some of Monet's greatest works. As you tour his home and its surrounding gardens, a guide will share stories of the renowned artist's life. Back onboard, enjoy the Captain's Gala dinner, immediately followed by an evening of dancing.
Day 8 - Paris
Take a panoramic coach tour of Paris, passing by beloved sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, and the Louvre. The afternoon is yours. Perhaps you will select from two optional excursions – visit King Louis XIV's magnificent Palace of Versailles,* or join a guided walking tour of the Montmartre district. No matter how you spend your afternoon, toast to your French getaway at a farewell dinner where you will bid adieu to the illuminated "City of Light."
Day 9 - Paris- Disembark Ship - Tour Ends
This morning, after breakfast onboard, disembark your ship as the tour comes to a close.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and cruise only, based on June 29, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,900. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for June 2021– April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary..
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Member Benefit: $50 per person savings
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