2022 Season

Active & Discovery on the Seine (Southbound)


cruise: WHPP 9 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris
Your vacation in France begins with a night in Paris—“The City of Light.” Before embarking on your Seine River cruise in Le Havre, choose between a city sightseeing, a bike tour or a visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp. You’ll cruise to Caudebec and take an excursion to Normandy. Choose from a selection of excursions, including a tour of the WWII landing beaches at Normandy, with the memorials and monuments to the allied forces, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Alternatively enjoy a guided kayak tour.

Sail on to Les Andelys where you have plenty of choices, from a guided tour to a hike experience or a visit to Lyons-la-Forêt. In Vernon enjoy a food walking tour or experience the city by bike. Next, cruise to Conflans—home of Van Gogh and Bonaparte, to see both provincial inspirations for the artist’s paintings, and grand opulence of the emperor’s home. As an alternative, you may want to join an e-bike tour to the Château de Maisons-Lafitte or learn how to prepare a Chantilly cream. Your river cruise along the Seine returns to Paris. Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or explore the city by bike or enjoy a walking food tour. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable cruise on the Seine River, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
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Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France

Day 2 Paris-Le Havre (Embarkation): Time at leisure in Paris; transfer to Le Havre; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Le Havre: Choice of Le Havre sightseeing, or visit to the Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp or guided bike tour

Day 4 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Rouen: Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral, or guided kayak tour; time at leisure

Day 6 Les Andelys-Vernon: In Les Andelys choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard or excursion to Lyons-la-Forêt; onboard crêpes and pastry demonstration; in Vernon choice of excursions to Giverny, or food walking tour, or guided bike tour

Day 7 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison, or demonstration of crem Chantilly in the Château Chantilly, or guided Maisons-Laffite e-biking tour

Day 8 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or food tour or guided bike tour in the park

Day 9 Paris (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • 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.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.