Cruise in France & Paris

Paris & Normandy River Cruise - Paris to Paris

20-30% off select 2019 sailings

A river cruise journey through France, steeped in wonder. This tour is a must for history buffs, featuring fascinating D-Day sites and a visit to the location Joan of Arc was martyred. Book now and get 20-30% off selected 2019 sailings!

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$5,359PP
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DURATION
7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers
  • Selected drinks
  • Shore excursions
  • Free wifi
  • All inclusive

About this holiday

Rouen

8-day return trip to Paris aboard the SS Joie de Vivre.
Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: the splendid Château and gardens of La Roche Guyon, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches.

Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries. The Normandy Beaches mean different things to different people, so you’ll have a rare choice to visit several of its historic sites, such as Utah and Omaha beaches, Juno Beach or the famous 11th-century tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings.

Experience a different side of Northern France’s history with a choice of visiting two worlds within the Majestic Palace of Versailles, either the secret apartments of Louis the XIV’s home, or the idyllic Queen Marie Antoinette’s hamlet.

See the best of Paris in one of three ways via the “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour, an exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” tour or an exclusive guided “Let's Go” bike tour.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights cruising
  • 2 nights touring
  • 19 meals including 1 welcome dinner and 1 farewell dinner
  • 13 included excursions
  • 1 exclusive experience
  • 2 UNESCO heritage sites

Accommodation

Suite upgrades available. Please contact us to learn more.

Please contact us to enquire about French Balcony, Deluxe and Royal Suite upgrades.

Classic Stateroom: Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162-180 sq ft - 15-17 sq m) Including Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Travel dates

  • 24 March 2019 Classic from $5359pp twin share
  • 31 March 2019 Classic from $5359pp twin share
  • 14 April 2019 Classic from $6319pp twin share
  • 28 July 2019 Classic from $6719pp twin share
  • 11 August 2019 Classic from $6479pp twin share
  • 18 August 2019 Classic from $5669pp twin share

Itinerary

DAY 1: Paris (Embark)

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 2: La Roche-Guyon, Vernon (Giverny)

Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

Choice of Monet’s gardens at Giverny or “Let's Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny

Generations Excursion:

Bike tour from Vernon to Giverny

This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

DAY 3: Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life today on an excursion to the beaches of 1944. Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches.

Featured Excursion:

Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery

Generations Excursions:

Under US Wings tour at the Airborne museum

Wreath laying ceremony at the US Cemetery

These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

DAY 4: Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course set atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast at the windy cliffs of Étretat .In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through the beautiful Calvados countryside to seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists.

Choice of Honfleur walking discovery tour or Exclusive “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat

Connoisseur Collection Excursion:

Cider and Calvados tasting

This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.

Generations Excursions:

Tour at Naturospace

Mini-Golf Tournament

These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

DAY 5: Rouen

Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied— Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

Featured Excursion:

Capital of the dukes of Normandy

Connoisseur Collection Excursion:

La Couronne restaurant where Julia Child first experienced French cuisine

This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.

Generations Excursions:

Paint class at Monet's studio

Le Gros Horloge - Clocktower tour in Rouen

These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

DAY 6: Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Marie Antoinette’s hamlet to find out.

Choice of "Let's Go" biking Versailles Gardens and the Queen's Hamlet or Palace of Versailles secret apartments

Generations Excursions:

Bike ride in Versailles Gardens

Visit Marie Antoinette's Estate

These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 7: Paris

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, or join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods.

Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour

Generations Excursions:

National Museum of Natural History

Eiffel Tower tour

Versailles gardens illuminations and royal fireworks

These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

DAY 8: Paris (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

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