Paris to Normandy Landing Beaches

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Paris to Normandy Landing Beaches

Cruise from Paris to Normandy on this captivating journey that brings the history along the Seine River to life: stand on the WWII landing beaches, visit Joan of Arc's hometown, and peek inside Napoleon's charming country estate.

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8 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 18/04/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

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  • Les Andelys Les Andelys
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Notre Dame, Paris Notre Dame, Paris
  • Monet's Gardens, Giverny Monet's Gardens, Giverny
  • Honfleur Honfleur
  • Traditional Thatched Cottages, Normandy Traditional Thatched Cottages, Normandy
  • D-Day landing beaches, Normandy D-Day landing beaches, Normandy
  • Normandy Landing Beaches Normandy Landing Beaches
  • Astronomical Clock, Rouen Astronomical Clock, Rouen
  • Chateau Malmaison near Conflans Chateau Malmaison near Conflans
  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Avalon Creativity on the Seine Avalon Creativity on the Seine

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Paris

Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Vernon - Les Andelys.

Included today: Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Petit Andely. This morning in Vernon, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet's house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a visit to Bizy Castle. Claude Monet lived at Giverny for almost 43 years. See his collection of Japanese prints, his charming house, and his biggest sources of inspiration including the lily pond and Japanese Bridge. Alternatively, visit Bizy Castle, built in 1740 and nicknamed 'Normandy's Versailles'. It is known for its famous stable, magnificent courtyard and water garden. After lunch, your ship arrives in Les Andelys, perched on a bend of the Seine and one of the most beautiful places in France. Join a Local Guide for a walk of the town, including a visit to the Parish Church of Le Petit Andely. Alternatively you may wish to join your guide on a hike up to the ruins of the imposing Château Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196 fearing an attack from France's king, the château fortress was constructed in just one year and is truly a masterpiece of Middle Ages military architecture. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 : Caudebec.

Included today: Join in on the 'Normandy Abbeys' route. Along the Normandy Abbeys Route, a short drive from Caudebec. More than 100 abbeys once covered this region, which has a micro climate particularly suited to the production of fruit such as apples, pears, plums, and cherries. The afternoon is free to explore on your own or to join an optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Caudebec

Included today: Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or a Taste of Normandy tour. Today, choose between an included excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, visiting some of the most poignant sights of World War II such as Juno Beach, Pegasus Museum, and the British and Canadian Cemeteries, or a 'Taste of Normandy' tour for a more in-depth look at this picturesque, mainly agricultural region. The most important produce include dairy, apples and grain. Camembert cheese is a specialty, as is Calvados, a strong apple brandy that you'll have the chance to taste at a local distillery. For a touch of history, visit the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Rouen.

Included today: Guided sightseeing, see Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy, is an important commercial city perhaps best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and was later burned at the stake in the marketplace of this town in 1431. Join the guided walk through the medieval quarter with its half-timbered, glazed-tile houses and intricate Gros Horloge, an intricate Astronomical Clock dating back to the 16th century. Visit the splendid Gothic cathedral, once the tallest building in the world and subject of a series of Claude Monet's paintings. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Conflans.

Included today: Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine's Château de Malmaison. After breakfast, why not join either our guided excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, the quaint little town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or visit Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison just outside Paris? Requiring extensive renovations, this large country estate was purchased by Josephine Bonaparte in 1799 while Napoleon was fighting in Egypt. It was her aim to make it 'the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe, a model of good cultivation'. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Paris

Included today: Guided 'Heart of Paris' walk. Join a guided walk through historic Ile St. Louis with its narrow one-way streets and Ile de la Cite, the centre of Paris where the medieval city was founded and home to Notre Dame Cathedral. In your free time, perhaps stroll the Champs-Elysées, visit the world-famous Louvre or head to Montmartre to enjoy its gleaming white Sacré Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on the Place du Tertre. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Paris

Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. Includes Breakfast

What's Included

  • Your personal Avalon chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport)
  • Flights Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available.
  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French Balcony in most staterooms
  • All meals on board including full breakfast , buffet lunch and waiter service evening meal; afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; midnight snack, choice of premium teas and coffees & soft drinks throughout the day. Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner.
  • Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director
  • Captain's welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner
  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Cruise Highlights

  • VERNON Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle
  • LES ANDELYS Guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Grand Andely
  • CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion along either the 'Normandy Villages' route or the 'Normandy Abbeys' route
  • CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour
  • ROUEN Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock
  • CONFLANS Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine's Château de Malmaison
  • PARIS Guided sightseeing or 'Heart of Paris' walk

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
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  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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