Paris & Normandy (Paris Roundtrip) 2019

Paris & Normandy (Paris Roundtrip) 2019

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaLyra
Starts: Paris, France on Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Ends: Paris, France on Thu, Sep 19, 2019

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Seine

River Cruise Itinerary

Spend 2 nights in romantic Paris, the '''City of Light,''' followed by a 7-night roundtrip Paris cruise along the Seine river through the heart of Normandy

Day 1 (Tue, Sep 10, 2019):

PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel.

Day 2 (Wed, Sep 11, 2019):

PARIS. Enjoy a morning tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites. Later in the day, visit Montmartre, long known as the city'''s premier artist's enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by other notable artists, including Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso. For easy access to Montmartre, hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre's most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacr''-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you'''ll be taken on an illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the '''City of Light.''' (B)

Day 3 (Thu, Sep 12, 2019):

PARIS ''' EMBARKATION. After checking out of your hotel, you'''ll visit one of the world'''s most renowned museums, the Mus''e d'''Orsay. Housed in the train station building, constructed by Victor Laloux for the 1900 World Fair, the Orsay is a national museum devoted to all the arts between 1848-1914. The various artistic movements represented include Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau. Among the featured artists are C''zanne, Courbet, Daumier, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Sisley and Van Gogh. You'''ll be taken to the ship after your museum visit. (B,D)

Day 4 (Fri, Sep 13, 2019):

LES ANDELYS. Uncover the history of Ch''teau Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine, on a tour. Or, if you prefer a more active adventure, you can hike there from the banks of the Seine, admiring the scenic views along the way. For those who wish to explore the area on two wheels, join a guided bike tour through the charming town of Les Andelys. After your adventures, set sail along the meandering Seine, enjoying the beautiful views of the Seine Valley'''s dramatic white cliffs and centuries-old half-timbered houses. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Sat, Sep 14, 2019):

LE HAVRE. Visit the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. If you wish to experience a different kind of inspiration, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to the magnificent Abbaye de Montivilliers and Abbaye du Valasse. For a more active adventure, you can bike through Normandy'''s picturesque landscape. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Sun, Sep 15, 2019):

CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX ''' NORMANDY BEACHES. Experience the Normandy region with one of three tours. For those wishing to go to the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches, you will visit the cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. If you prefer, you can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors, where you will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII museum in Courseulle and finally Arromanches. As an alternative experience, travel through beautiful Normandy countryside. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Mon, Sep 16, 2019):

ROUEN. Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of three excursions. Join a walking tour past the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. For those who wish to be more active, you can join a biking or hiking tour around the city. Later in the day, you can explore the Jewish area of Rouen; or go on the '''Tastes of Normandy''' tour, where you'''ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, cheese and cider. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Tue, Sep 17, 2019):

VERNON. Sail along picturesque Seine to Vernon, where you will have a choice of three exciting excursions. Art lovers who choose to visit Claude Monet'''s gardens in Giverny will immediately recognize images immortalized in Monet'''s most beloved paintings'''such as water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees. Wander around his famous gardens and home where he lived for more than four decades. You also have the choice to explore the 18th-century Ch''teau de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles. Or for those who wish a more active adventure, you can go on a guided bike tour to Giverny, taking in the enchanting beauty of the region. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Wed, Sep 18, 2019):

CONFLANS ''' PARIS. Travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise, the last home of artist Vincentvan Gogh. His spirit still lingers in his former attic rooms at the Ravoux Inn. The mere 70 days Van Gogh spent inAuvers-sur-Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Or enjoy theyouthful energy of Saint-Germain-des-Pr''s, with its museums, bookstores, churches and galleries. If you prefersomething more active, strap on your helmet and pedal around the city of Conflans. Later in the day, relax on theSun Deck or on your balcony as the ship takes a scenic cruise on its way to Paris. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Thu, Sep 19, 2019):

PARIS ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Paris at the Paris InterContinental Marceau (or similar), including city tour, Mus''e d'Orsay daily breakfast

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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