Save $1500 OR MORE PLUS Free Air! Paris to Normandy and Our DDay Landing Beach on an Avalon River Cruise

Main destination France · About River or Ocean Cruises

Save $1500 OR MORE PLUS Free Air! Paris to Normandy and Our DDay Landing Beach on an Avalon River Cruise

Main destination France · About River or Ocean Cruises
OFFER EXPIRES MARCH 9, 2019

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historic sites of Normandy including WW2 Landing Beaches.


8 DAYS, PARIS - PARIS
6 Cruise Extension Options
 
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.”
 
Walk on the DDay Landing Beaches. Avalon offers an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Canada's Juno Beach Centre, (pictured top) or American Landing Beaches and sites.
 
In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—associated with several famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.
 
On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The “City of Light” has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets, and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded, will be a delight.

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SAVE UP TO $1500 or more (depending on departure date)

PLUS

GET FREE AIR TO EUROPE

 

Cruise fares from $2648 USD / $3385 CDN per person for 2020 departures.


*Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
**Ask us about group savings - travel with as few as 8 people, and save more!


 
 

Day-By-Day Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast  (L) = Lunch  (D) = Dinner
 
Day 1
(D)
PARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city before starting your cruise on the Seine. 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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON
Day 2
(B, L, D)
VERNON
Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
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:
Classic
Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.
Discovery
While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.
This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.
LES ANDELYS
Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:
Active
Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC
Day 3
(B, L, D)
CAUDEBEC
Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Jog in Normandy’s town of Caudebec.
Classic
Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR:
Active
Explore Boucles de la Seine Normande with a Guided Hike of Normandy’s vast regional nature park in a region rich in apple, plum, pear, and cherry orchards.
This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC
Day 4
(B, L, D)
CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY
Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:
OR:
Classic
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:
Classic
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 at a local distillery.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN
Day 5
(B, L, D)
ROUEN
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France
Active
Join your Adventure Host for a Morning Walk.
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Spend free time this afternoon to explore Rouen’s city markets, shops, and bike paths. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS
Day 6
(B, L, D)
CONFLANS
In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV
Classic
Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise,home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.
Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings.
EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS
Day 7
(B, L, D)
PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines
Active
Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light.
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:
Classic
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.
Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
Day 8
(B)
PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
 
 

Always Included on Avalon Waterways' Cruises

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
 

Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.
 

Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits®
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM
 

Dining

  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
 
 
Offer Terms and Conditions Include:

CANADIAN RESIDENTS:

Save $400 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $200 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6 and March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable on Royal Suites. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRL2AW02
  • October 13, 2020

Save $600 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $300 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6 and March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable on Royal Suites. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRL2AW03
  • April 28, 2020
  • May 19, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
  • September 8, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 6, 2020

Save $1,200 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $600 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6, 2019 and March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable on Royal Suites. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRL2AW04
  • September 1, 2020

Save $1,800 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $900 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6, 2019 and March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable on Royal Suites. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRL2AW05
  • March 24, 2020
  • March 31, 2020
  • April 7, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • June 30, 2020
  • July 7, 2020
  • July 14, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • August 11, 2020
  • August 18, 2020

Fly Free from select Canadian cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book
a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free
round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from Calgary, Edmonton,
Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto,
Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg. Other gateway cities available for
$199/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is
based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking
at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary;
pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all
air segments. Quotes available online or by calling a Travel
Professional. Limited to new bookings for CANADA originating travellers
and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit
between May 1, 2019 and March 9, 2020 for travel in 2020. A $550
non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply
to instant purchase air and Groups. Offer is combinable with the Welcome
Back Credit (if applicable) and Free Land Extension only. Not
applicable on Royal Suites. Promotional discounts do not carry forward
on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change
may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to
change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of
ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including
itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject
to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and
re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply;
visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available
approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules,
routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of
brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details.
Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. PRMYFV
  • August 25, 2020
  • October 27, 2020

 
US RESIDENTS:

Save $300 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $150 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0691
  • October 13, 2020

Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $250 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0692
  • April 28, 2020
  • May 19, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
  • September 8, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 6, 2020

Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $500 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0693
  • September 1, 2020

Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0694
  • March 24, 2020
  • March 31, 2020
  • April 7, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • June 30, 2020
  • July 7, 2020
  • July 14, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • August 11, 2020
  • August 18, 2020

Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book
a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free
round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS,
CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP,
OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other
gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional
(inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced
economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation
and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline
seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments.
Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Quotes
available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new
bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air
tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March
9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer
does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more)
and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back
Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily
changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be
available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to
change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of
ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including
itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject
to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and
re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply;
visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available
approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules,
routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of
brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details.
Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may
be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB
offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX
  • August 25, 2020
  • October 27, 2020

Save $750 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 3, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0735
  • May 26, 2020
  • June 2, 2020
  • October 20, 2020








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