Paris And Normandy Wine Cruise | Centre Holidays
Paris And Normandy Wine Cruise | Centre Holidays

PARIS AND NORMANDY WINE CRUISE

Starting in Paris, then on to Giverny, Honfleur, Rouen and Les Andelys, you will visit charming towns, Normandy beaches, the Louvre and more along the way.

Travel Style

Marine

Start

Paris

Finish

Paris

Trip Code

PNWC149

Countries

1

Number of countries visited

Days

8

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

PARIS AND NORMANDY WINE CRUISE
Trip Code: PNWC149

  • Map

    Trip Route

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: AmaWaterways
    • Countries: France
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Marine (River Cruises)
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Ships: AmaLyra
    • Rivers: Seine
    • Excursion to Monet's home and gardens in Giverny
    • Excursion to Chateau de Bizy
    • Château de Bizy tour with cider and Calvados tasting
    • Various walking tours or bike tours
    • Full day excursion to Normandy Beaches
    • Jewish Heritage Rouen
    • Château Gaillard tour
    • Passages Couverts historic shopping arcades
    • Onboard Champagne tasting
  • Paris, France • Embarkation

    Day 1

    Arrive in Paris, one of world’s most romantic cities, and board your luxurious ship. Celebrate your exciting journey with a welcome aboard wine toast.

    Onboard ship
      Dinner

  • Vernon

    Day 2

    Sail along the meandering Seine to Vernon, where you will have time to explore at your leisure before visiting Claude Monet’s 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, while wandering around his famous gardens and home where he lived for more than four decades. Later in the day visit the 18th-century Château de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles. Enjoy an escorted tour of the salons and sample some delicious Norman cheeses, apple cider and Calvados at special tasting stations throughout the estate. You will also have the chance to uncover your own natural talent for wine tasting.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Vernon • Le Havre

    Day 3

    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, travel along Normandy’s dramatic Alabaster Coast to the Fécamp Monastery. It is there that 19th-century wine merchant Alexandre Le Grand rediscovered the recipe for a special elixir—a medicinal herbal liquor known as la Bénédictine. Originally developed by a Venetian monk, this mysterious elixir’s complex flavor profile is sure to delight those who try it, which you will during your tasting. For a more active adventure, you can bike through Normandy’s picturesque landscape.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Caudebec-En-Caux • Normandy Beaches

    Day 4

    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 the 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.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Rouen

    Day 5

    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 be treated to a delicious chocolate tour.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Les Andelys • Conflans

    Day 6

    A mid-day stroll along the river in Les Andelys offers beautiful views of the Seine Valley’s dramatic white cliffs, centuries-old half-timbered houses and the hilltop ruins of Château Gaillard. Visit the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart on a standard tour, or go on a more active adventure and hike there. For those who wish to explore the area on two wheels, join a guided bike tour through Les Andelys.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Paris

    Day 7

    Spend the day in Paris the way the Parisians have done for centuries visiting either Les Passages Couverts or Le Marais. In Paris during the 18th and 19th century, in the areas around today’s Grands Boulevards, many glass-roofed shopping galleries known as Les Passages Couverts (covered passages) were created. These forerunners to our modern day malls simultaneously allowed guests to take a shortcut, shelter from the rain, shop, dine or spend a secluded hour in the arms of a lover. There were once over 100 passages couverts throughout the city, now only about 20 exist. Enjoy strolling through the beautiful glass-covered passages with marble paneled corridors, discovering shops, restaurants and art galleries hidden within. Alternatively, visit Le Marais, one of Paris’ oldest and most visually stunning quarters. First developed in the 12th century, the neighborhood, whose name means "swamp" in French and once was one, went from being a royal favorite under Henry IV and Louis XIII, to falling into ruin after the French Revolution of 1789. Since its revival in the 1960s, it has shone as a center of Parisian artistic and cultural life, and is one of the only areas that preserves the narrow streets and architectural styles of medieval and Renaissance-era Paris. Now one of the most affluent and prestigious areas in the city, Le Marais has become a fashionable district, home to many trendy restaurants, fashion houses, and art galleries, and you will have a wonderful time exploring the area. Cap the day off with a Champagne tasting onboard.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Paris • Disembarkation

    Day 8

    Disembark your cruise in Paris.

      Breakfast

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    Spacious Staterooms

    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
    • Computer for internet access
    • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
    • Desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily

    An Array of Amenities

    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • Internet and Wi-Fi access
    • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
    • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
    • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

    Award-Winning Dining

    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
    • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
    • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
    • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
    • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
    • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A World of Exploration

    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
    • Bike tours and hikes
    • Special Interest Tours
    • Knowledgeable guides
    • Personal headset for easy exploration
    • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

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