16 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from London to Paris 2022

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - London to Paris

Britain Sampler with Paris to Normandy

Starting from $5,380
Ship(s): Avalon Tapestry II
Avalon Waterways
16 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from London to Paris 2022

River Cruise Description

Join us for an adventure on this guided tour of Britain to sample iconic and inspiringly beautiful locales in England and Scotland. See the classic landmarks in exciting London, including Big Ben, and take an excursion to see the mysterious Stonehenge, and the excavations of the Roman Baths. Your Globus guided vacation in Britain also takes you to Liverpool (home of the Beatles), and Edinburgh, Scotland. Visit York, England, as well as William Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, before concluding your England and Scotland vacation tour in London.

Your Britain Sampler vacation segues into a wonderful French river cruise from Paris to Normandy aboard your Avalon Suite Ship®. You'll board a Eurostar train from London to Paris to embark on your Seine River cruise from the "City of Light."

You'll first sail to Vernon, where you'll choose between two exciting guided visits-Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as "Normandy's Versailles." You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the site of Joan of Arc's persecution, you'll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter. From Conflans, join an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise-the inspiration of famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh-or visit Napoleon and Josephine's Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, enjoy wine, cheese, and beautiful scenery along the Seine River. Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris' rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.



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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 LONDON, ENGLAND

Welcome to London, Start the Globus part of your vacation. Free time this afternoon.

Day 2 LONDON

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in London with a three-course dinner, followed by a private, narrated cruise on the Thames River this evening. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
(B)

Day 3 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH

Explore prehistoric Stonehenge and see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Free time the remainder of the day. Welcome dinner at your hotel.
(B,D)

Day 4 BATH–LUDLOW–LLANGOLLEN, WALES–LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

Travel to the medieval market town of Ludlow and via pretty Llangollen on the river Dee, reach Liverpool, the maritime city.
(B)

Day 5 LIVERPOOL–GRASMERE–GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND–EDINBURGH

Stop in Wordsworth’s Grasmere, and then head for Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples.
(B)

Day 6 EDINBURGH

Guided morning sightseeing introduces you to the “Old Town,” the 200-year old “New Town,” and Edinburgh Castle, which houses Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Free time this afternoon.
(B)

Day 7 EDINBURGH–ABBOTSFORD–JEDBURGH–YORK,ENGLAND

Visit Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House and Jedburgh, and in the walled city of York enjoy a walking tour.
(B,D)

Day 8 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON

Head further south to Stratford-upon-Avon for a visit of Shakespeare’s birthplace and to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Then, return to London.
(B)

Day 9 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)

Transfer to Paris to board your Avalon Suite Ship®.
This evening, enjoy dinner on board.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON
(B,D)

Day 10 VERNON

Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Active
Explore Vernon's Chateau des Tourelles by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet’s charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.
Discovery
While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.
This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.
LES ANDELYS
Serenity on the Seine
Active
Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC
(B,L,D)

Day 11 CAUDEBEC

Ancient Abbeys Along the Seine
Active
Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine.
This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC
(B,L,D)

Day 12 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:
Classic
Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:
Classic
Join “A Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN
(B,L,D)

Day 13 ROUEN

The Cathedral of Our Lady and a Heroine for France
Active
Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser known hidden gems of Rouen on two wheels, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—site of Joan of Arc’s martyrdom-and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS
(B,L,D)

Day 14 CONFLANS

The Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV
Active
Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the Seine with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.
Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS
(B,L,D)

Day 15 PARIS

Cafés, Cathedrals, & Canvases in the City of Lights
Active
Experience the Seine river by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.
Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS
(B,L,D)

Day 16 PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(B)
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