Avalon Waterways
Avalon Tapestry II

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, you’ll go on a guided wal through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world.

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Paris To Normandy With 3 Nights In Venice & 3 Nights In Rome 2020
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Seine River Cruises
Countries: France, Italy
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny, or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting on board

Day 3 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or walk in the Natural Park

Day 4 Caudebec: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

Day 5 Rouen: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 6 Conflans: choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison

Day 7 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8 Paris–Venice Disembarkation: flight to Venice

Day 9 Venice: guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 10 Venice: full day at leisure

Day 11 Venice–Rome: travel by high-speed train (first class) to Rome

Day 12 Rome: guided sightseeing, visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum

Day 13 Rome: full day at leisure

Day 14 Rome: your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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