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Impressions of the Seine & Paris River Cruise with Ama Waterways

Embark on a luxurious 7-night river cruise through the breathtakingly beautiful country of France, where you'll explore the magnificent city of Paris and its surroundings before making your way to the charming port town of Le Havre. Delight in the unrivaled cultural experiences as you witness some of the most iconic sights. Immerse yourself in the landscapes that inspired the likes of Monet and other impressionist painters.

Impressions of the Seine & Paris River Cruise with Ama Waterways

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DEPARTURE DATE: August 24, 2024
Countries Visited: France

OVERVIEW

Discover the most renowned sites in Paris as well as sites memorialized by famous Impressionist painters along France’s Seine River. Meander through the renowned Gardens d’Acquigny and visit Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Indulge in Norman chocolate, cheese and cider and enhance your best self on guided bike tours through charming cities like Le Havre and Rouen. With fairytale castles, châteaux and idyllic scenery at every turn, this cruise is sure to inspire your own art – or at least conjure beautiful memories and dreams for years to come!

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
August 24, 2024from $5,309 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night river cruise from Paris to Le Havre
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Guided hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Aug 24Paris, France
2Sun Aug 25Paris, France
3Mon Aug 26Mantes-la-Jolie, France
4Tue Aug 27Vernon, France
5Wed Aug 28Rouen, France
6Thu Aug 29Caudebec-en-Caux, France
7Fri Aug 30Le Havre, France
8Sat Aug 31Le Havre, France

DAY 1 – Paris

EMBARKATION

Board your ship in Paris for your Impressions of the Seine & Paris cruise. (D)

DAY 2 – Paris

“City of Light” tour

OR Bike tour

Enjoy some of Paris’ most famous sights during your panoramic tour. You will be guided through the charming Latin Quarter, home to the world-famous Sorbonne University, and through the stunning 400-year-old Luxembourg Gardens, created by King Henry IV’s widow, Marie de’ Medici. Afterward, travel through Paris and see such sights as the Champs-Élysées with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops; the Arc de Triomphe; and the Eiffel Tower. (B,L,D)the charming Latin Quarter, home to the world-famous Sorbonne University, and through the stunning 400-year-old Luxembourg Gardens, created by King Henry IV’s widow, Marie de’ Medici. Afterward, travel through Paris and see such sights as the Champs-Élysées with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops; the Arc de Triomphe; and the Eiffel Tower.

DAY 3 – Mantes-la-Jolie

Calvados, cider and cheese tasting

OR City tour with bee farm visit

OR Château d’Anet

La Roche-Guyon

Scenic cruising

Watch the scenery go by as you sail to Mantes-La-Jolie, a historic center where French creatives produced musical instruments and visual art. Experience the world through your taste buds and join a tasting tour during which you’ll get a chance to try the region’s famous apple-based calvados, cider and cheese. Alternatively, go on a city tour during which you may see some of Mantes-La-Jolie’s beautiful religious structures, like the Gothic Notre Dame de Mantes, followed by a unique visit to a local bee farm. Or visit the distinctive Château d’Anet, an elegant Renaissance château built in the 16th century by King Henri II for his mistress, Diane de Poiters. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – Vernon

Scenic cruising

Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny

OR Bike tour

OR Active walk to Giverny

OR Château de la Roche-Guyon and Gardens d’Acquigny

Take in the scenery on a scenic cruise before disembarking the ship to experience the colorful splendor of Claude Monet’s magnificent gardens at his former home in Giverny, admiring the water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees immortalized in his paintings. For a more active adventure, pedal through Vernon on a guided bike tour. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Monet’s home and garden, exploring the grounds of Giverny with plenty of time to smell the roses. Or journey to Château de la Roche-Guyon, a picturesque Renaissance-style castle, as well as the beautiful Gardens d’Acquigny, boasting waterfalls, bridges, canals and a wide variety of trees and plant life. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – Rouen

Medieval Rouen walking tour

OR Château de Bonnemare

OR Tastes of Normandy

Bike tour

Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several 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. Alternatively, delve into the once “haunted” Château de Bonnemare, a 16th-century medieval castle housing a historic cider press, a kitchen rotisserie inspired by the designs of Leonardo da Vinci, and the inspiration for a tragic love poem written by Marie de France. Or go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, macaron, Norman cheese and cider. Later in the day, cruise through Rouen’s history-filled streets by bicycle to discover sites like the ossuary of Saint-Maclou, the grand Gothic Rouen Cathedral, and the idyllic trails along the city’s moat and through its parks before concluding your peaceful ride back to the ship.

DAY 6 – Caudebec-en-Caux

Museo Seine

Château d’Etelan

Le Havre

Bayeux & Caen tours

OR Harcourt Arboretum, Château du Champ de Bataille and Le Bec Hellouin

Scenic cruising

OR Bike tour

Visit Bayeux, with a medieval city center and the world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the 1066 Norman invasion of England, followed by a visit to Caen, where one of the top sites is the Château de Caen, an 11th-century castle built by William the Conqueror. Or instead, admire the 30-acre Harcourt Arboretum, with its nearly 3,000 trees, as well as the palatial Château du Champ de Bataille and the commune of Le Bec-Hellouin, known for its 11th-century abbey. Later, enjoy a scenic cruise from Le Havre to Caudebec-en-Caux, where you can visit Museo Seine, a museum focusing on the history of the Seine River. Then immerse yourself in the enchanting history of Château d’Ételan, the first Italian Renaissance Château built in France in 1494, where you may see a wonderful chapel with original wall paintings and the guard house dating back to 1350 in an amazing landscape.

DAY 7 – Le Havre

Honfleur excursion

OR Full-day Normandy Beaches

Le Havre city tour

OR Le Havre “UNESCO City of Architects” tour

OR Bike tour

There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. You can choose between an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. You can also choose a full-day excursion to see the historic Normandy Beaches, where you may visit such sites as 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. In the afternoon, you have the choice of a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre, an architectural tour of Le Havre’s modernist postwar reconstruction, or a bike tour through Le Havre.

DAY 8 – Le Havre

DISEMBARKATION

Disembark your ship in Le Havre and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

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