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9 Days | Reflections of the Seine
Southbound (WHPP)


Day 1 | Paris, France. Bienvenue en France!Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city. 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.

Day 2 | Paris. Le Havre. Embark. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Enjoy some free time in Paris today, before transfer to Le Havre and board your cruise on the Sein. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board and explore your Suite Ship®. (B,D)

Day 3 | Le Havre. 20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy. 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 cliffs and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat—an attraction for classic artists, writers, and filmmakers. (B,L,D)

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

Day 4 | Rouen. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. (B,L,D)

Classic — 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.

Day 5 | Rouen. Excursion to Normandy Beaches. Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. (B,L,D)

Classic — 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.

Day 6 | Les Andelys. Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends. During lunchtime, enjoy a beautiful cruise to Vernon. (B,L,D)

Classic — 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.

Vernon. Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour.

Classic — 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.

Day 7 | Conflans. Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte. This afternoon, cruise to Paris. (B,L,D)

Classic — 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.

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

Day 8 | Paris. Disembark. Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank. (B,L,D)

Classic — 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.

Day 9 | Paris. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.)

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