WEEK 1: Itinerary & optional Excursions

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DAY 1 Paris Embarkation from 16:00 h
Embark this afternoon in Paris, the romantic City of Light. After unpacking, join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

Stay Paris
Departure 20:00 h
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DAY 2 Conflans In the steps of Vincent van Goghh & impressionist inspiration
Arrive early in the morning in Conflans-St.-Honorine, at the confluence of the rivers Oise and Seine. Join a guided tour to the little town of Auvers-sur-Oise, a charming French town with narrow laneways, shuttered homes and the scent of roses guiding your exploration. It is not hard to see why the town was an inspiration to many Impressionist masters, including Cezanne, Pissarro and Daubigny. The most famous of these artists is Vincent van Gogh, whose final resting place is here. Depart late this afternoon.

Stay Conflans
01:30 - 17:00 h
Excursions
Painters' village Auvers-sur-Oise
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DAY 3 Rouen Rouen, the city of the 100 spires
This morning, join a walking tour of the capital of Normandy and visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet, and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th century stained-glass windows. This afternoon, go back to the 17th century by visiting Le Pressoir d‘Or, a typical farmhouse where you can taste cidre and view the orchard, cellar and the museum dedicated to the old apple press. Afterwards, there is enough time left to visit Lyons-la-Forêt, known as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Wander through the streets admiring the houses - many are half-timbered, others are in red brick, some richly decorated and many covered with flowers. Late this afternoon, the vessel departs as it continues northward.

Stay Rouen
08:00 - 17:30 h
Excursions
Rouen walking tour
Pressoir D’or and free time in Lyons-la-Forêt
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DAY 4 Le Havre Walking tour of the cliff paths of Étretat
The harbor of Le Havre is your convenient base for two optional land explorations. Explore the Norman coastline on a walk along Étretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of the steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations. This afternoon, opt for a tour to the nearby city of Honfleur, with its picturesque old harbor lined with pastel colored 16th—18th century townhouses, complete with fishing boats and luxurious pleasure craft. Along the waterfront, watch the talented artists at work, capturing the delightful view for eternity. This stretch of coastline is one of the most beautiful for its horticulture and scenery.

Stay Le Havre
Arrival 03:30 h
Excursions
Étretat - cliffs and walking tour
Honfleur - city of art and history
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DAY 5 Le Havre > Caudebec-En-Caux World War II history
Today, join us on a full-day Norman journey. Experience a combination of rich culinary traditions and historic landmarks including the closest harbor linked with the liberation of Western Europe after D-Day — the city of Arromanches with its remnants of the Second World War Mulberries. For those remaining on board, this afternoon offers the chance to explore Fécamp, a seaside resort and home to Le Palais Bénédictine, which produces the famous liqueur. The vessel departs after dinner this evening.

Stay Le Havre
Departure 09:00 h
Excursions
Full-day "Fascinating Normandy" with lunch
D-Day landing beaches of Normandy with lunch

Stay Caudebec-en-Caux
15:00 - 22:00 h
Excursions
Fécamp with Palais Bénédictine
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DAY 6 Les Andelys > Vernon > Mantes-La-Jolie Monets Garden & Captain's Gala Dinner
Today, there are several choices for the day’s adventures. Relax in little town of Les Andelys or venture farther afield to the remains of the English king’s stronghold: Château Gaillard. Continue to Giverny, to visit the home of Impressionist Claude Monet and the beautiful gardens which were inspiration for several works of art. After lunch on board, join an excursion to Château de Malmaison, the former residence of Joséphine and Napoleon Bonaparte, to immerse yourself in the privacy of the Imperial couple. After you rejoin the ship in Mantes-la-Jolie later this afternoon, your ship continues to Paris.

Stay Les Andelys
08:00 - 09:00 h
Excursions
Monet’s Muses & Château Gaillard

Stay Vernon
11:30 - 13:30 h
Excursions
Joséphine, Napoleon and Chateau de Malmaison

Stay Mantes-La-Jolie
17:30 - 18:30 h
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DAY 7 Paris City tour Paris
In the early morning, it is once more “Bienvenue“ to the French capital. Explore the sights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling Champs-Élysées, one of the world’s most famous commercial streets, during a morning city tour. Later in the day, visit the artists’ district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris. It is here, in the seedy hillside quarter of Montmartre that young Pablo Picasso lived and worked when he first arrived in Paris in 1900. Late this afternoon, enjoy a festive Captain‘s Gala Dinner and admire the city lights of the French capital.

Stay Paris
Arrival 03:30 h
Excursions
Paris - Cafés, Cathedrals & City of Light
Montmartre walking tour
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DAY 8 Paris Disembarkation after breakfast
After breakfast, your AMADEUS crew bids you “adieu” and we hope to see you again soon!
 
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Optional Excursions

With our tailor-made excursion program you will get to know many different countries and cultures up close. We therefore recommend our carefully put together excursions and excursion packages to all explorers and globetrotters. In your travel documents you will find a precise description of the possible or already booked excursions.

On all our excursions you will receive the light and wireless AMADEUS audio system from Quietvox. Wearing the receiver comfortably around your neck or in a pocket, the comfortable headphones allow you to hear your experienced guide's commentary live in optimal acoustic quality. So you can enjoy your own individual freedom of movement and still not miss any of the interesting designs.

Please note our general information on excursions:

  • All excursions can be booked in advance or on board (for organizational reasons some exceptions are unfortunately only bookable on board).
  • Minimum number of participants for excursions by bus: 20 people.
  • Minimum number of participants for excursions on foot: 12 people
  • The processes within the individual excursions may vary, depending on the traffic volume in the cities or the opening times of the facilities.
  • When walking around the city, please make sure you wear sturdy shoes and comfortable, weatherproof clothing.
  • If you go ashore individually, please remember to be on board in good time before the ship departs. If you miss the departure, you must come to the nearest port of call at your own expense. The time for the latest return on board can be found in the respective daily program.
  • Timetable, excursions and prices are subject to change.


Walking grade:
The following table should be of some help to you in order to be able to estimate the approximate length of the footpath. If you have any questions, you are of course welcome to contact your cruise line directly.

  • Level 1: Minimum walking; excursion by bus with short photo stops.
  • Level 2: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.
  • Level 3: The excursion by bus is followed by a longer walk. You may need to climb several stairs.
  • Level 4: Moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.
  • Level 5: Considerable walk with longer distances. This may include uneven surfaces and some stairs.
     

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