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Paris & Normandy
From
US$3,599 Per Person
 

Discover French history and culture on this 8-day river cruise aboard the elegant Joie de Vivre. Cruise Paris to Normandy's countryside and explore historic sites and landmarks.

  • Country / Region
    France / Paris & Normandy
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
From
US$3,599 Per Person
 

Discover French history and culture on this 8-day river cruise aboard the elegant Joie de Vivre. Cruise Paris to Normandy's countryside and explore historic sites and landmarks.

  • Country / Region
    France / Paris & Normandy
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation in a riverview stateroomDrinksDrinks Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water ExcursionsExcursions Excursions including tour options with a local tour guideItineraryItinerary 7-night cruise between Paris & NormandyMealsMeals All meals onboard including welcome and farewell gala dinnersTransfersTransfers Transfers on arrival and departure daysInclusionInclusion Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticksInclusionInclusion Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Summary

Stroll along the Seine as evening falls and the lights begin to glimmer on the water. Stop by a café in the Latin Quarter for an aperitif while an accordion plays in the background. Marvel at Notre Dame’s flying buttresses and magnificently grotesque gargoyles. Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin and end your Seine River journey.

 

Onboard Joie de Vivre, relax and and admire the scenic views as she cruises along the Seine River from Paris to Normandy. See for yourself the landscapes immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in the fragrance of Monet’s garden in Giverny as you cross the Japanese bridge he made famous. Stand on the beach of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishing vessels sailing into port. And walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the town where he spent his final months. Immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history, and art.

 

Inclusions

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do" and "Gentle Walking" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's welcome and farewell receptions
  • Welcome and farewell gala dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Manager
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

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Dates & Prices 

2019 Departure Dates

Departure Date Classic French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
March 24 $3,599 $4,319 $4,799 $7,899 $9,999
March 31 $3,599 $4,319 $4,799 $7,899 $9,999
April 7 $4,299 $5,199 $5,799 $7,699 $9,799
April 14 $4,399 $5,119 $5,599 $8,899 $10,999
April 21 $5,099 $5,999 $6,599 $8,499 $10,599
April 28 $5,299 $6,199 $6,799 $8,699 $10,799
May 5 $5,299 $6,199 $6,799 $8,699 $10,799
May 12 $5,299 $6,199 $6,799 $8,699 $10,799
May 19 $5,499 $6,399 $6,999 $8,899 $10,999
May 26 $5,299 $6,199 $6,799 $8,699 $10,799
June 16 $5,499 $6,399 $6,999 $8,899 $10,999
June 30 $5,199 $6,099 $6,699 $8,599 $10,699
July 7 $5,199 $6,099 $6,699 $8,599 $10,699
July 14 $5,399 $6,299 $6,899 $8,799 $10,899
July 21 $4,999 $5,899 $6,499 $8,399 $10,499
July 28 $4,559 $5,279 $5,759 $9,099 $11,199
August 4  $4,999 $5,899 $6,499 $8,399 $10,499
August 11 $4,559 $5,279 $5,759 $9,099 $11,199
August 18 $4,199 $4,829 $5,249 $9,399 $11,499
August 25 $5,199 $6,099 $6,699 $8,599 $10,699
September 1 $5,499 $6,399 $6,999 $8,899 $10,999
September 22 $5,299 $6,199 $6,799 $8,699 $10,799
September 29 $5,499 $6,399 $6,999 $8,899 $10,999
October 6 $5,499 $6,399 $6,999 $8,899 $10,999
October 21 $5,199 $6,099 $6,699 $8,599 $10,699
October 28 $3,999 $4,899 $5,499 $7,399 $9,499
  • All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $170 per person,
Itinerary 

Day 1, Paris
Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a representative and transferred to the ship

Day 2, La Roche-Guyon, Vernon Giverny
Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

Choice of Monet’s gardens at Giverny or “Let's Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 3, Rouen (Normandy Beaches)
The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life today on an excursion to the beaches of 1944. Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches.

Featured Excursion: Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery

Day 4, Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)
Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course set atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast at the windy cliffs of Étretat .In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through the beautiful Calvados countryside to seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists.

Choice of Honfleur walking discovery tour or Exclusive “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat or “Let’s Go” bike ride to Villequiers Village.

Day 5, Rouen
Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied— Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

Featured Excursion: Capital of the dukes of Normandy

Day 6, Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)
How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Marie Antoinette’s hamlet to find out.

Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or "Let's Go" biking Versailles Gardens and the Queen's Hamlet.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 7, Paris
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, or join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods.

Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise or “Let's Go” Left Bank bicycle ride.

Day 8, Paris
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

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