River Cruises/EUROPE (Central)

Paris & Normandy

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : Paris to Paris
Begin your journey in magical Paris, the "City of Light," where you will embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived and worked for 43 years, and Honfleur, a charming French harbor town immortalized by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches of WWII. Visit Les Andelys, home of Château Gaillard before concluding your trip back in Paris.

COUNTRIES: France
RIVERS: Seine





ITINERARY

Day 1 : EMBARKATION – PARIS, FRANCE
Arrive in Paris, one of Europe's most romantic cities, and board your luxurious ship. Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2 : VERNON
Spend the morning enjoying the scenery along the Seine as you cruise to the provincial town of Vernon. Upon arrival, you will have free time to explore the town at your leisure. Later, visit Giverny and the enchanting home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet, as well as the Impressionist Museum. The artist lived here for more than four decades, working to immortalize his ponds and flower gardens in some of his most iconic paintings. Alternatively, you can visit the palace and lush gardens of Château de Bizy. The ship moors overnight in Vernon. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : VERNON – CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX
After a scenic morning cruise, arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux. You will be able to choose from two different tours today. The first option is to visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses that was a favorite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. The town's medieval Sainte-Catherine church, with its separate bell tower, is considered the largest wooden church in France. As an alternative, choose the "Routes des Abbayes" excursion spotlighting Normandy's famous abbeys, more than 100 of which once covered this region. You will visit the ruined abbey in Jumièges as well as St. George Boscherville, a former Benedictine abbey. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX – NORMANDY BEACHES
Today, you have the choice of four different excursions. "D-Day Remembered" is a full day excursion to the US sector, where you will visit the cemetery at Coleville-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. As an alternative, 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 Courselle, Juno and Gold Beaches, and finally Arromanches. Afterwards, you will return to the ship in Caudebec. A third option is an excursion to rural Normandy, which includes a visit to the Pays d'Auge and "Routes du Cidre" (the Cider Road). You will visit beautiful Norman towns and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, and Cambremer, the Chateau St. Germaine de Livet and a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : ROUEN
Enjoy a morning walk through the medieval city of Rouen and visit 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. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore Rouen on your own or join a guided bike tour along the banks of the Seine. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : LES ANDELYS – CONFLANS
Depart Rouen this morning and enjoy scenic cruising on the Seine to Les Andelys. 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. You can make your way to this former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, which changed hands a number of times during the Hundred Years' War, on a standard tour or on a hike. You may also opt instead for a guided bike tour through the village of Les Andelys. The ship arrives tonight in Conflans. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : CONFLANS – PARIS
Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first option is to visit Château Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the Château's interior, gardens and museum. Alternatively, travel to Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century, such as Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. Your “Artists’ Walk” tour will include many sites associated with their work, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. He and his brother Theo are both buried in the nearby town cemetery. The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : PARIS – DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your cruise in Paris. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • 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
  • Captain's Welcome Cocktail and 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
  • 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
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for guides & cruise personnel
  • Transatlantic air-fare (can be arranged by UET from any US city)
  • Items of personal nature & items not listed in the itinerary
  • Optional travel insurance plans:
    Optional travel insurance plans

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2017 SAILINGS
EMBARKATION CITY EMBARK DATE DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 23ParisParisAmaLyra$2,149
Mar 30ParisParisAmaLyra$2,149
Apr 6ParisParisAmaLyra$2,449
Apr 13ParisParisAmaLyra$2,549
Apr 27ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
May 4ParisParisAmaLyra$2,599
May 11ParisParisAmaLyra$2,949
May 18ParisParisAmaLyra$2,949
May 25ParisParisAmaLyra$2,949
Jun 1ParisParisAmaLyra$3,449
Jun 8ParisParisAmaLyra$2,699
Jun 15ParisParisAmaLyra$2,949
Jun 22ParisParisAmaLyra$3,699
Jul 6ParisParisAmaLyra$2,849
Jul 13ParisParisAmaLyra$2,599
Jul 20ParisParisAmaLyra$3,349
Jul 27ParisParisAmaLyra$2,599
Aug 3ParisParisAmaLyra$2,849
Aug 10ParisParisAmaLyra$2,599
Aug 17ParisParisAmaLyra$2,699
Aug 31ParisParisAmaLyra$2,899
Sep 7ParisParisAmaLyra$3,649
Sep 14ParisParisAmaLyra$2,899
Sep 28ParisParisAmaLyra$2,899
Oct 5ParisParisAmaLyra$2,799
Oct 12ParisParisAmaLyra$2,599
Oct 19ParisParisAmaLyra$3,499
Oct 26ParisParisAmaLyra$2,399
Nov 2ParisParisAmaLyra$2,449
Nov 9ParisParisAmaLyra$2,099
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$1,099
AViolinFrench Balcony+$1,199
A+ViolinFrench Balcony+$2,199
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony+$2,399

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

  • * Where available additional AMA pre- and/or post cruise programs can be booked
    * Note: Monet's home and other attractions in Giverny are closed in March, November and December. Guests may participate in alternative excursions or visit another city on these cruises.

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

2018 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 22ParisParisAmaLyra$2,899
Mar 29ParisParisAmaLyra$2,899
Apr 5ParisParisAmaLyra$3,199
Apr 12ParisParisAmaLyra$3,299
Apr 26ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
May 3ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
May 10ParisParisAmaLyra$3,699
May 17ParisParisAmaLyra$3,699
May 24ParisParisAmaLyra$3,699
Jun 7ParisParisAmaLyra$3,699
Jun 21ParisParisAmaLyra$3,699
Jun 28ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
Jul 5ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
Jul 19ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
Aug 2ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
Aug 9ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
Aug 16ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
Aug 30ParisParisAmaLyra$3,699
Sep 6ParisParisAmaLyra$3,899
Sep 13ParisParisAmaLyra$3,899
Sep 27ParisParisAmaLyra$3,899
Oct 4ParisParisAmaLyra$3,899
Oct 11ParisParisAmaLyra$3,799
Oct 18ParisParisAmaLyra$3,599
Oct 25ParisParisAmaLyra$3,499
Nov 1ParisParisAmaLyra$3,399
Nov 8ParisParisAmaLyra$3,199
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$1,099
AViolinFrench Balcony+$1,199
A+ViolinFrench Balcony+$2,199
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony+$2,399

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+ and Suite 100% of twin price. Single supplement waived on D and E categories. Please check at time of booking as offer is capacity controlled.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

  • * Where available additional AMA pre- and/or post cruise programs can be booked
    * Note: Monet's home and other attractions in Giverny are closed in March and November. Guests may participate in alternative excursions or visit another city on these cruises.

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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The brand new fleet of AMA-WATERWAYS   ships are setting new standards in European river cruising and offer a number of features not found on other European river cruise ships. Clients will enjoy the luxury of more space, 2 panorama lounges, Fitness Center, Massage  and Beauty Salon. There are 25 bicycles on board for you to explore the small towns and to ride on the many bicycle paths along the various rivers. The ships operate  for the English speaking market only.