Paris To Normandy With 3 Nights In Venice & 3 Nights In Rome

12/05/2019 through 10/30/2021
12/05/2019 through 11/15/2021
Avalon Waterways

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, 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-once the tallest building in the world. 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 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! Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.After your France vacation, enjoy 3 nights in both Venice and Rome. You’ll fly from Paris to Venice, Italy, for a Monograms vacation package with guided sightseeing and a free day to explore the canals, bridges, and wonderful sights of Venice on your own. Next, travel by high-speed train to Rome. You’ll enjoy seeing the classic sights with a guided tour, and a day of free time to spend as you wish.

Your spectacular river cruise through France’s picturesque destinations, historic Normandy, and “The City of Lights” is made even more memorable with 6 nights shared between Venice and Rome. Your European escorted tour through France and Italy is all arranged for you to enjoy at its fullest!

Included Features:

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 nature

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 Chteau de Malmaison

Day 7 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights

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

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Day 1 Paris, France (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Vernon
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Day 3 Caudebec
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Day 4 Caudebec. Excursion To Normandy
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Day 5 Rouen
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Day 6 Conflans
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Day 7 Paris
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Day 8 Paris - Venice, Italy
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Day 9 Venice
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Day 10 Venice
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Day 11 Venice - Rome
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Day 12 Rome
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Day 13 Rome
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Day 14 Rome
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