Tours

Paris and Normandy Cruise 2019 with Guest Speaker Dr. Davis Chappell

9 days
France
Starting from $3498*

Don't Wait to Register! Airfare specials have been extended to November 30, 2018.

Join this beautiful 9 day Paris and Normandy Cruise aboard the Ama Waterways MS AmaLyra with Guest Speaker Dr. Davis Chappell.

Prices start from *$3,498.

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What’s Included

  • Beverages with All Meals
  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship
  • Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
  • Most Shore Excursions

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 DEPART USA

Board your overnight flight to Paris, France.

Day 2 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE – EMBARKATION

Arrive in Paris, one of world’s most romantic cities, and board your luxurious ship. (D)

*D = Dinner

Day 3 LES ANDELYS

Uncover the history of Château 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)

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 4 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)

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 5 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 countryside of Pays d’Auge, surrounded by the apple orchards of the famed Cider Route. Visit the 17th-century Château du Breuil, one of the most prestigious Calvados distilleries and taste a broad range of ciders and Calvados, before visiting Cambremer and Beuvron-en-Auge, voted one of the most beautiful towns in France. (B,L,D)

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 6 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)

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 7 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 Château 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, taking in the enchanting beauty of the region. (B,L,D)

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 8 CONFLANS -- PARIS

Visit Château Malmaison, the former home of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte. You’ll learn what life was like for the Bonapartes and how Josephine endeavored to transform the large estate into “the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe.” Alternatively, travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers-sur- Oise, the last home of artist Vincent van Gogh. His spirit still lingers in his former attic rooms at the Ravoux Inn. The mere 70 days Van Gogh spent in Auvers-sur-Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Later in the day, set sail for Paris. (B,L,D)

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 9 PARIS - DISEMBARKATION

Disembark your cruise in Paris. (B)

B = Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

WWII London Pre Tour $1399

Oct. 19 & 20 - DEPART USA FOR LONDON

Arrive in London and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before visiting Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms in London where the fearless leader endured the Blitz. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city after checking in to your hotel. Dinner is on your own. (B)

Oct. 21

Start the day with a visit to London’s Imperial War Museum to take in their impressive exhibits on both World Wars. Travel to the RAF Museum at Hendon to wonder at their unparalleled aircraft display. Return to your hotel in London. Dinner is on your own. (B)

Oct. 22

In the morning, head south to see the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and Folkestone. Next visit Dover Castle, where the story of the Battle of Britain starts. The planning of Operation Dynamo took place here in the bunkers under the over 800-year-old castle. Return to your hotel in London. Dinner is on your own. (B)

Oct. 23

Journey to Southsea to visit the SHAEF HQ at Southwick House, where many famous WWII battles were planned, including the Normandy invasion. In the afternoon, visit the newly renovated D-Day Museum in Portsmouth and experience the brand new exhibits emploring the story of D-Day. (B)

Oct. 24

Travel to Paris and join the other river cruise guests.

B = Breakfast

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount • Guests taking an extension/Pre Tour may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Paris Stay Post Tour $899

Oct. 31 - PARIS - DISEMBARKATION

After disembarking the ship this morning, guests participating in the post extension will enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris on which they will see many fantastic sights, such as the Pantheon, Champs de Mars, Eiffel Tower and Arc du Triumph. Afterwards, you will visit one of the city’s most renowned museums, the Musée
d’Orsay, built in a former railway station on the Left Bank. Its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces is the largest in the world and includes well-known works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. After touring the museum, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)

Nov. 1 & 2 - PARIS (on own)

These days are yours to enjoy however you wish. Explore Paris’ multitude of landmarks, museums, cafes and shops. (B)

Nov. 3 - DEPART PARIS

Your river cruise vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

B = Breakfast 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount • Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. October 23, 2019
    From $3498* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount