Romantic Seine River Cruise with Paris & Normandy

from$3499Tour + Flights from$3099Tour Only 9days
  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Meals
  • Guides
price per person, double occupancy,* based on Jul 26, 2019 departure from NYC

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$400 Early Bird Discount. Expires Jan 10, 2019.*   All prices reflect savings.

Overview

Featuring Sail the Seine through Paris, city of light & love, then Vernon, Duclair, charming Honfleur, Rouen & Les Andelys
Style Value VacationTravel in larger groups than our Small Group tours, but at fantastic value prices. These group tour packages are operated by our carefully selected partners and may be shared with other English speaking passengers ensuring guaranteed departures. More of these packages
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures Scheduled Dates: 2 open departures, July – August 2019
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in lower deck cabins on first class MS Seine Princess
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Complimentary unlimited beverages including bottled mineral water, coffee, tea, wine, beer and spirits on board throughout cruise
  • Evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for use during cruise
  • Included daily Classic Shore Excursions
  • Wireless audio system during Shore Excursions
  • Daily briefing on the ports of call
  • Professional, English-speaking cruise manager and local guides
  • All port charges and local taxes
Optional
  • Upgrades to upper deck cabins are available on request.
Highlights
  • Cruise the Seine River
  • Welcome cocktail and Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Superb French Cuisine
  • Shore excursions to Paris, Monet’s Giverny, Norman Abbeys Trail, the Landing Beaches, Rouen, Chateau de Martainville
  • Evening entertainment on board
Departs New York City (NYC); other gateways on request
Themes History & CultureRiver Cruises
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted river cruise/tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness.

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Romantic Seine River Cruise with Paris & Normandy itinerary

Experience picturesque Normandy while cruising the Seine, including two nights in Paris, the City of Light. Dine on superb French cuisine paired with an unlimited selection of wine and beer. Take part in daily shore excursions to explore the sites that inspired the famous Impressionist artist, Claude Monet, including the water lilies of Giverny and the Cathedral of Rouen. Visit abbeys and castles built by the Normans centuries ago. After dinner relax on board with musical entertainment or venture into the quaint towns for an evening stroll. 

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Early Bird Discount: Save up to $400 per person if you book by Jan. 10, 2019!
Departures & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*
2019 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Package Price Early
Bird
Early Bird
Good Thru
Your
Price
Departs: Fri, Jul 26, 2019
Returns: Sat, Aug 3, 2019
Book by Thu, Jan 10, 2019 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Jul 26 – Aug 3 $3899 –$400 Jan 10 $3499 Select
Departs: Fri, Aug 9, 2019
Returns: Sat, Aug 17, 2019
Book by Thu, Jan 10, 2019 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Aug 9 – Aug 17 $3999 –$400 Jan 10 $3599 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Optionals & Upgrades
Rooming Selection/Cabin Categories1
Lower Deck Cabin, Double Occupancy included
Lower Deck Cabin, Single Occupancy +$849
Upper Deck Cabin, Double Occupancy +$349
Upper Deck Cabin, Single Occupancy +$1149

1. Cabin upgrades are on request. We will confirm your cabin selection usually within 2 business days of your reservation. If the category you selected is unavailable, you'll have the option to select a different category or cancel your reservation and receive a refund of your deposit.

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.

Want to find a roommate and avoid single occupancy fees? We can help! Learn more
Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included
Land Only (no flights)1 –$400

1. If selecting Land Only, arrival and departure transfers are included provided your flight details are provided in advance, or make your own arrangements to join the tour in Paris on Day 2 by 3:00 pm and to depart from Paris on Day 9 after 12 noon.

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 you reserve, 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

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765. But first, check out our Things to Know section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable. The balance is due 90 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 90 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit
Deposit $1800

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA

  • Depart the USA on your flight bound for Paris, France

 Day 2: Paris

Accommodations: 7 nights on board MS Seine Princess. Included meals: Dinner.

  • Arrive in Paris be met and transferred to your river cruise ship.
  • This evening, an introduction to the crew over a welcome cocktail
  • Dinner on board
  • Cruise Paris by night (depending on water level)

Full Day Itinerary: Arrive at Paris Airport, where you will be met and transferred to the port. Luggage can be stored as of noon, and check-in is at 6:00 pm.  After settling into your cabin, get to know the crew over a welcome cocktail, and dinner on board.  Later, enjoy a cruise through Paris by night (depending on water level). 

Day 3: Paris

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

  • Morning panoramic guided tour of Paris
  • Afternoon at leisure in Paris


Eiffel Tower, ParisFull Day Itinerary:
Depart by coach for a guided tour of the mythical sites of the capital. Two thousand years of history have left their mark on Paris, since it was founded as Lutèce on the Ile de la Cité, with many churches, monuments, palaces, museums, and boulevards, as well as theaters and famous cabarets. Couturiers, perfumers and jewelers have built Paris’ reputation for taste and elegance. Drive past Bercy, the F. Mitterrand National Library, the Bastille, the Marais, the Latin Quarter, St Germain, the Louvre and Pyramid, the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides, the Trocadéro and of course the famous Eiffel Tower.  The remainder of the day is at leisure in Paris. Lunch and dinner on board.

Day 4: Vernon

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Morning cruising to Vernon
  • Afternoon guided tour of the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny

Claude Monet's house photo by Foundation MonetFull Day Itinerary: Enjoy the morning cruising. After lunch, board your coach and travel to the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, where he lived from 1883 until his death in 1926.  His passion for gardening and colors led him to see his flower garden as a piece of art. See the water lilies that inspired some of Monet’s most famous paintings. Monet said:  "It took a while for me to understand my waterlilies... I grew them without thinking of painting them... A landscape doesn't sink in in one day... And all of a sudden the enchantments of my pond struck me. I took my palette. Since then, I've never had any other model."  Visit the house with its pink façade, the warm tones of the interior, the intense blue of the kitchen and his small living room, and the yellow walls and furniture in the dining room, where you can see some of his private collection of Japanese prints. Return to the ship in Vernon.

Day 5: Duclair, Caudebec-en-Caux

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Morning cruising
  • Norman Abbey Circuit

Jumièges AbbeyFull Day Itinerary: Cruise during the morning. After lunch on board, set off by coach from Caudebec-en-Caux with your guide. Visit Jumièges Abbey, built in 654 in the early days of Christianity and destroyed by the Vikings, it was restored in the 11th century. During the Romantic period, Victor Hugo described it as the “most beautiful ruin in all of France”, and it became well-known again. See the cloisters and ruins of the Church of Saint Peter, followed by an exterior view of the Abbey of Saint Wandrille (or Wandregisel). A congregation of Benedictine monks settled in the abbey in 1931, and today there are approximately 40 monks living here. Return by coach to the ship.

Day 6: Honfleur

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Full day guided tour to the Landing Beaches with lunch en route

Artist painting the harbor, Honfleur photo by Pir6monFull Day Itinerary: After an early breakfast, depart from Honfleur by coach for a full day trip. Arrive at Pointe du Hoc, which was the scene of one of the landings on Jun 6, 1944. After some time to visit, pass through Omaha Beach, Colleville sur Mer and its American cemetery. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (drinks not included). Then continue to Arromanches, site of a famous battle, whose artificial port was installed to allow the invasion of land troops and their equipment. Next, stop at Arromanches 360°, where you will see a film “The Price of Liberty”, which combines archived footage from June 1944 by war correspondent with current shots of the same site. Return to Honfleur via Gold Beach and Juno Beach (Gray sur mer-Courseulles sur Mer – St Aubin sur Mer), Sword Beach (Ouistreham Lion sur Mer – Luc sur Mer). Arrive at your ship in the early evening.

Day 7: Rouen

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Morning cruising to Rouen
  • Afternoon guided tour of Rouen

Gros-Horloge, RouenFull Day Itinerary: Spend the morning cruising and enjoy lunch on board. Depart on foot for a guided tour of Rouen, whose historic center is about a 5 minute walk from the ship. Rouen is the cultural, historical and gastronomical capital of Normandy. See the Gothic façade of Notre-Dame Cathedral, painted many times by Monet. The cathedral was destroyed by Viking invasions in 841, rebuilt many times, and damaged by allied bombardments in 1944. Then, head to the market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431. See the Gros-Horloge, or Great Clock, one of the most emblematic monuments in the city, whose Gothic belfry has housed the communal bells and clocks since the 14th century.  Visit the Saint Joan of Arc Church, completed in 1979, located in the Old Market Place. Return to the ship on foot.  

Day 8: Rouen, Les Andelys

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Morning cruising to Les Andelys
  • Afternoon tour of Château de Martainville
  • Gala evening on board

Château de Martainville photo by Tristan NitotFull Day Itinerary: Spend the morning cruising and lunch on board. Dock in Les Andelys, situated on one of the loveliest bends on the Seine River. Depart by coach, passing through Le Petit Andelys and other quaint villages along the Andelle River, arriving at Château de Martainville, built in the 15th century and has been a museum of Normandy history since 1961. See many artifacts from everyday life, such as copper pans and pottery, furnishings, as well as the famous Norman Armoires. Return to the ship in time for the gala evening.

Day 9: Depart Paris/Arrive USA

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Disembark from the ship
  • Transfer to the airport for your return flight
  • Arrive in the USA later today

Full Day Itinerary: This morning you will disembark from the ship at 9:00 am and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. 

Later today, you will arrive in the USA. 

Cruise Ship

CroisiEurope's MS Seine Princess

CroisiEurope's MS Seine Princess

CroisiEurope’s MS Seine Princess is a superior first class cruise ship. It is spacious, and bright with a passenger capacity of 138 with 67 cabins. Once on board, you will find all of the amenities and comforts which distinguish CroisiEurope’s fleet, and the outstanding and friendly service which is the trademark of the staff and crew. CroisiEurope’s cruises always start with a welcoming cocktail reception, where you’ll meet the captain, crew and staff of your boat.

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