Paris & Normandy with AmaWaterways

7 night Paris & Normandy River cruise with shore excursions in Honfleur, the historic Normandy Beaches, medieval Rouen, and the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise; optional 2 nights Paris Pre-cruise extension

Overview

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Paris, arguably one of the most beautiful cities globally, will captivate you with its romantic atmosphere, while Normandy beckons with its stunning coastline, incredible cuisine, and artistic allure. Let the unmatched beauty of Monet's Gardens and the charming harbor town of Honfleur inspire you just as they once inspired the great Impressionists. For a unique kind of inspiration, travel the "Routes des Abbayes" to discover some of the most magnificent monasteries and explore the unforgettable beaches of Normandy, where Allied forces landed during WWII's D-Day invasion. Relive the grandeur of royalty at Château de Bizy, once referred to as "the Versailles of Normandy." Blend a passion for the good life with colorful culture, timeless art, exclusive architecture, and timeless landscapes, and you have Northern France.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers, including taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights aboard 5-star AmaWaterways in an outside stateroom
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner; sparkling wine and juices at breakfast
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • Choice of daily shore excursions with personal headsets
  • Entertainment on board

Optional add-ons

  • 2 nights Paris pre-cruise – please call for details

Why you'll love it

  • Spend 7 nights aboard your 5-star AmaWaterways cruise ship.
  • Uncover the history of Château Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine.
  • Admire the picturesque harbor of the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters.
  • Experience the Normandy region with one of three tours: explore the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches; tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors; or, journey the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route.
  • Enjoy medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions, including tours of Lyons-la-Forêt, the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, a guided bike tour, or a “Tastes of Normandy” tour.
  • Visit the regal 18th-century Château de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles.
  • Travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise, the last home of artist Vincent van Gogh.
  • Explore the quaint village of La Roche-Guyon, one of the most beautiful in France, and stroll along the Seine or amid the pretty architecture.
  • Join an optional guided bike tour through the charming town of Les Andelys.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*
2022 DEPARTURES
Dates Price
Departs U.S.: Fri, Sep 30, 2022
Finishes: Sat, Oct 8, 2022
Sep 30 – Oct 8
$5649 Departed
Departs U.S.: Wed, Oct 26, 2022
Finishes: Thu, Nov 3, 2022
Oct 26 – Nov 3
$4899 Closed
Departs U.S.: Fri, Nov 4, 2022
Finishes: Sat, Nov 12, 2022
Nov 4 – Nov 12
$4599 Closed
Dates & Prices, tour only
per person, double occupancy*
2022 DEPARTURES
Dates Price
Starts: Sat, Oct 1, 2022
Finishes: Sat, Oct 8, 2022
Oct 1 – Oct 8
$4849 Departed
Starts: Thu, Oct 27, 2022
Finishes: Thu, Nov 3, 2022
Oct 27 – Nov 3
$4099 Closed
Starts: Sat, Nov 5, 2022
Finishes: Sat, Nov 12, 2022
Nov 5 – Nov 12
$3799 Closed

Options & Fees

Paris & Normandy
ROOMING/CABIN. SINGLE OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. CALL FOR COST1
Category E, Piano Deck (Fixed Window), Double Occupancy included
Category D, Piano Deck (Fixed Window), Double Occupancy $299
Category C, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), DoubleOccupancy $1099
Category B, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy $1399
Category A, Violin (French Balcony), DoubleOccupancy $1499
Category A+, Violin (French Balcony), Double Occupancy $2499
Suite, Violin (French Balcony), Double Occupancy $2799

1. Cabin are subject to availability. If the category you selected is unavailable, you'll have the option to select a different category (at the prices shown) or cancel your reservation and receive a refund of your deposit. SINGLE OCCUPANCY - AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, PLEASE CALL FOR SUPPLEMENT COST

TAXES & FEES
Port charges of $210 per person1 included

1. All port charges included in tour price.

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC)

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Your journey to France begins this evening as you depart from the USA

Day 2 Paris, France

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Embark on your river cruise and set sail

AmaDante or AmaLyra Dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Upon arrival in Paris, following customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation.

Welcome Cocktail followed by Welcome Dinner.

Day 3 Les Andelys

  • Château Gaillard or Les Andelys bike tour or Château Gaillard Hike

AmaDante or AmaLyra Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Château Gaillard

Uncover the history of Château Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine, on a morning 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 for a scenic cruise.

Day 4 Le Havre

  • Honfleur excursion or Full-day Honfleur & Pays d’Auge
  • Le Havre city tour or Bike tour

AmaDante or AmaLyra Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Calvados

There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. Enjoy a tour to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. Or, enjoy a full-day excursion that includes Honfleur and the delicious Pays d’Auge region of Normandy, where apple cider, Calvados, and pommeau outrank French wine. Enjoy a country drive through Beaumont-en-Auge and Pont l’Eveque, and afterward, be treated to a cheese and Calvados tasting. In the afternoon, have the opportunity to join a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre. Alternatively, you have the choice of a bike tour through Le Havre.

Day 5 Le Havre, Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy Beaches

  • Normandy: Normandy US Landing Beaches or Normandy British and Canadian Landing Beaches
  • Caudebec-en-Caux: Route des Abbayes or Seine Museum

AmaDante or AmaLyra Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Longues-sur-Mer battery

Experience the Normandy region with one of three tours. For those wishing to go to the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches, visit the cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer, and the village of Arromanches, where you will see the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings. Alternatively, you may tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors and visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII museum in Courseulle, and Arromanches. Finally, suppose you wish to experience a different inspiration in Caudebec-en-Caux in the afternoon. In that case, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to one of the magnificent historic abbeys of the region. Or, you can journey back in time with the interactive exhibits and vessels at the Seine Museum.

Day 6 Rouen

  • Rouen: Medievel Rouen walking tour or Rouen bike tour
  • Lyons: Lyons-la-Foret excurions or Tastes of Normandy

AmaDante or AmaLyra Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Great Clock, Rouen

Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, the Medieval Quarter, and the Great Clock. Have the chance to explore Lyons-la-Forêt, built on the site of a former fortress and features remarkable centuries-old architecture. Or, embark on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour and treat yourself to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, Norman cheese, and cider. For a more active excursion, join a guided bike tour.

Day 7 Vernon, La Roche-Guyon

  • Scenic Cruising
  • Monet’s home and Gardens in Giverny* or Château de Bizy tour or Giverny Bike tour*

AmaDante Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Claude Monet's house

Enjoy scenic cruising around Vernon before disembarking the ship for your excursion. You will have a choice of three excursions, depending on your interests. Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Art lovers 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. Or visit the regal 18th-century Château de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles. Enjoy an escorted tour of the palace and gardens. If you prefer a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour, embracing the beautiful French countryside. In the evening, visit the quaint village of La Roche-Guyon, one of the most beautiful in France, and enjoy free time to stroll along the Seine or amid the stunning architecture. 

*Monet's Gardens may be closed; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.

Day 8 Conflans

  • Morning Artist’s Walk of Auvers-sur-Oise or Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye tour or Conflans bike tour
  • Scenic Cruising

AmaDante or AmaLyra Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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. Van Gogh spent the mere 70 days in Auvers-sur-Oise, which were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Or enjoy the exquisite architecture of the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye and its museum and gardens. If you prefer something more active, strap on your helmet and pedal around the city of Conflans. Later in the day, relax on the Sun Deck or your balcony as the ship takes a scenic cruise on its way to Paris.

Day 9 Paris/USA

  • Today you'll be escorted to the airport and bid farewell to France as you board your flight back home
  • Your exciting journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today

Breakfast

Pre-Tour Extension in Paris

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Your journey to France begins this evening as you depart from the USA

Day 2 Paris, France

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Hotel check-in
Full Day Itinerary

Check into your Paris hotel for the beginning of your Paris & Normandy land program.

Day 3 Paris

  • “Hidden Paris and Montmartre” tour

Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Sacré-Coeur Basilica

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. For easy access to Montmartre, hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. 

Day 4 Paris & Embark River Cruise

  • Atelier des Lumiéres

Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary

After checking out of your hotel, visit the Atelier des Lumières where you’ll be treated to an immersive digital experience with art, sound and history displayed throughout the various rooms and walls of the formerly 18th-century steel factory building. You’ll then board the ship in Paris for your Paris & Normandy cruise. 

Cruise Ships

AmaDante
AmaDante

Gliding along the beautiful Main, Rhine, and Moselle rivers, the AmaDante is a study in understated elegance. The ship's décor is highlighted by subdued colors and patterns that allow the breathtaking scenery outside to take precedence. With fewer guests on board, you can enjoy the luxury of space to unwind, relax and reconnect with your loved ones. Whether it's traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet, or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment onboard to make every moment at leisure a treat. Rejuvenate in the sauna or whirlpool, indulge in a massage, meet new friends in the inviting Main Lounge, work out in the fitness room, or take a lap on the sun-deck walking track. AmaDante also offers complimentary bikes to enjoy exhilarating guided biking tours from ship to shore throughout Europe.

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AmaLyra
AmaLyra

The AmaLyra is the ideal ship for cruising the Seine River in style. With fewer guests on board, you can enjoy the luxury of space to unwind, relax and reconnect with your loved ones. Whether it’s a folkloric performance, a local quartet, a serenade of Parisian classics, or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment onboard to make every moment at leisure a treat. Rejuvenate in the sauna or whirlpool, indulge in a massage, meet new friends in the inviting Main Lounge, work out in the fitness room, or take a lap on the sun-deck walking track. In addition, with a fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, you have the opportunity to explore Europe on a guided bike tour or discover on your own.

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