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Seine River Cruise

10 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 PARIS, FRANCE
 
ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
Fly into Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) where you will be greeted by your driver who will handle your luggage and transportation to your hotel, the Hilton Paris Opera.
 
CHECK-IN TO HILTON PARIS OPERA
Meet your Adventure Guides upon arrival at this amazing hotel, steeped in classic Parisian elegance located in the heart of The City of Lights—Paris!
 
WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER AT THE HOTEL
Say bonjour to your fellow Adventurers while enjoying a delicious dinner beneath the magnificent crystal chandelier in the hotel’s stately Salon Baccarat. (Dinner) 
 
DAY 2 PARIS, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Start your day with a hearty breakfast buffet and get ready for a remarkable day seeing the sites of Paris.
 
MORNING ACTIVITIES – GUESTS WILL ROTATE BETWEEN 3 ACTIVITIES:
 
LOUVRE MUSEUM TOUR & JUNIOR ADVENTURER ART DETECTIVE GAME
From the Da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa to the Venus de Milo, you’ll encounter some of the world’s greatest masterpieces created by true masters.
 
While the adults tour the museum, Junior Adventurers can participate in a unique interactive scavenger hunt and uncover clues leading to some of the Louvre’s secrets and most famous works of art.
 
LES CAVES DU LOUVRE
This unique Paris venue is a former royal wine cellar established by King Louis XV’s sommelier and recently renovated into an enchanting and uniquely Parisian destination.
 
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL TOUR
Enjoy a privately guided tour of this Gothic structure with its flying buttresses, soaring spires and iconic bell tower, made famous by Victor Hugo’s novel about the legendary hunchback, Quasimodo. You’ll hear stories about the creation of this architectural masterpiece and its grimacing gargoyles. Adventurers may also have a chance to climb the bell tower for a remarkable view of Paris stretched out far below.
 
LUNCH AT AUTHENTIC PARISIAN BRASSERIE
Enjoy traditional French cuisine in a warm, family atmosphere in the heart of Paris. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 3 PARIS, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a filling meal before heading out for a day exploring the people and places of Paris.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL TOUR
Enjoy a privately guided tour of this Gothic structure with its flying buttresses, soaring spires and iconic bell tower, made famous by Victor Hugo’s novel about the legendary hunchback, Quasimodo. You’ll hear stories about the creation of this architectural masterpiece and its grimacing gargoyles. Adventurers may also have a chance to climb the bell tower for a remarkable view of Paris stretched out far below. The view of Paris, France from Notre-Dame de Paris along with a gothic stone gargoyle
 
OPTION B: MONTMARTRE WALKING TOUR
Walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest artists of the 20th century as you stroll through the same streets that Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, van Gogh, Renoir and many others once roamed. Home to the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur, where you'll discover that Montmartre still has a bohemian vibe and historic flavor. You’ll also visit the awe-inspiring Sacré Coeur Basilica. The Basilique of the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre, France
 
OPTION C: SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS WALKING GOURMET TOUR
Located in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, this quarter is located around the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and is known as the Left Bank. It is also home to several famous cafés and restaurants that will give you a true taste of Parisian cuisine. A selection of French cheeses
 
OPTION D: FASHION WALKING TOUR IN LE MARAIS
Strut down the streets of Le Marais, one of the city’s most fashionable neighborhoods, where you’ll have the opportunity to tour up-and-coming designer boutiques as well as shop the newest Paris fashion trends. A bridge spans the Seine River with the Eiffel Tower at dusk
 
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN IN PARIS
Indulge in a delicious Parisian lunch at one of the many cafés and restaurants throughout the city. Discover your own dining spot, or ask an Adventure Guide for a recommendation.
 
BOARD THE AMALYRA AND CHECK-IN TO YOUR STATEROOM
Check-in to your home for the next 8 days and 7 nights—the AmaLyra—and find your luggage has been magically delivered to your stateroom.
 
WELCOME DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Meet up with your fellow Adventurers as you toast the beginning of what promises to be an amazing adventure sailing down the beautiful Seine River through the provincial and cosmopolitan towns and cities of France.
 
PARIS DEPARTURE
Glide along the River Seine and experience the magnificent “City of Lights” with its iconic monuments lit up against the nighttime sky in a spectacular start to your Adventures by Disney river cruise adventure. (Breakfast, Dinner) 
 
DAY 4 VERNON AND GIVERNY, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a Full-American buffet of breakfast favorites that will energize you for the adventure-filled day ahead. For early risers, coffee, tea and fruit will be available.
 
CLAUDE MONET'S HOUSE AND GARDENS VISIT
Adventurers choose if they want to walk, bike or take a motor coach to the stunning Giverny landscape. At the house, everyone will meet up for a privately-guided visit that includes the and lush gardens where French impressionist painter Claude Monet found inspiration for some of his most renowned works, including Water Lilies and Wheatstacks.
 
LEARN TO PAINT AT GIVERNY MUSEUM OF IMPRESSIONISMS
Discover the works of Monet and see the influence that his work had on his contemporaries, as well as generations of artists that followed him. Junior Adventurers will get a painting lesson with a real haystack set up for inspiration.
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Head back to the ship for a delightful lunch before heading back to Vernon for an afternoon of adventure.
 
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: CHATEAU DE BIZY
Marvel at the ornate castle and stunning gardens that showcase a true passion for elegance. This amazing castle and vast gardens, now a historic monument, was begun in 1740 with successive owners adding their own touches through the years. The gardens boast a splendid collection of fountains, and English vegetable garden and The Promenade de Venus, an old French garden whose Avenue des Capucins leads directly to the Seine. Adventurers will have the opportunity to participate in traditional French lawn games and enjoy refreshments on the beautiful grounds. The ornate Chateau de  Bizy in Vernon, France
 
OPTION B: ON YOUR OWN IN VERNON
Adventurers may choose to explore the lovely historical district of Vernon, located on the banks of the river Seine and home to quaint shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as sites like the Old Mill, the Archives Tower, Tourelles Castle and the House of Long Ago. Plants and flowers in a planter in front of a mill wheel that is next to an old brick building
 
OPTION C: ON YOUR OWN BICYCLE RIDE IN VERNON
Enjoy a leisurely, On Your Own bike ride through the town of Vernon where you can explore the historical district and its Gothic architecture, 12th-century castles and the famous old mill. A mom and dad walk their bikes, as their daughter and son ride across the grass on the banks of the Seine River with the river cruise ship sailing in the background

DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Return to the ship for a lovely dinner where you can share stories of your day in Vernon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 LE HAVRE, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a Full-American buffet of breakfast favorites that will energize you for the adventure-filled day ahead. For early risers, coffee, tea and fruit will be available.
 
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS TO NORMANDY BEACHES
Spend the day on the beaches of Normandy, including Omaha Beach, the site of the famed D-Day invasion.
 
AMERICAN CEMETERY VISIT
Honor the brave American soldiers who fought to defend our freedom in World War II on Normandy Beach—the site where an armada of Allied troops landed on D-Day.
 
BARBEQUE LUNCH
Feed your appetite with a mouth-watering barbeque.
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Share a delicious meal on board the ship with your family and fellow Adventurers while swapping stories from your day.
 
JUNIOR ADVENTURER MOVIE NIGHT
Junior Adventurers will get together for a movie night featuring a classic Disney film. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 LE HAVRE, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a Full-American buffet of breakfast favorites that will energize you for the adventure-filled day ahead. For early risers, coffee, tea and fruit will be available.
 
ÉTRETAT CLIFFS HIKE
Take in the breathtaking views as you hike at the beautiful seaside commune and farming town of Étretat, known for its stunning chalk cliffs, which include three natural arches and a pointed formation known as the Needle, which reaches a height of 230 feet (70 meters) above the sea overlooking the English Channel.
 
ON YOUR OWN TIME IN ÉTRETAT VILLAGE
Enjoy some time on your own exploring the quaint seaside village which is home to the Notre-Dame de la garde Chapel which was built by sailors in the 19th century, as well as the old market square that is home to a number of charming boutiques and shops featuring local cheese and apple products.
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Head back to the ship and enjoy a lovely lunch before setting out for an afternoon of adventure.
 
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: ON YOUR OWN TIME IN HONFLEUR
Spend the afternoon strolling and shopping through the picturesque coastal town of Honfleur, whose Vieux-Bassin (old harbor) has served as the inspiration for artists that include Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet. The town, located where the Seine meets the English Channel, is home to the Sainte-Catherine church, a 15th-century church built by shipbuilders and is the largest wooden church in France. Boats anchored in the harbor of the coastal town of Honfleur
 
OPTION B: APPLE ORCHARD & CALVADOS TASTING
Spend the afternoon touring a local apple orchard, where you’ll learn about – and taste – calvados, a sweet apple brandy that is a specialty of the Normandy region. Apples on a tree at a local French orchard
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Tuck into another delightful meal prepared and presented by the AmaLyra chefs and kitchen staff. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 ROUEN, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a Full-American buffet of breakfast favorites that will energize you for the adventure-filled day ahead. For early risers, coffee, tea and fruit will be available.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: WALKING TOUR OF ROUEN
Walk in the footsteps of Vikings and Joan of Arc, as well as many others who had an affection for this ancient port city and capital of the Normandy region. You’ll explore the Jewish Quarter, see the Gothic churches, including Cathédral Notre-Dame and walk along the cobblestoned pedestrian center that is lined with medieval half-timbered houses. 
 
During the tour, you’ll also treat your taste buds to a French epicurean delight as you sample some of the finest cheeses and chocolates in Normandy, a city known for its dairy, as well as its small farms and confectioners. The astronomical clock in the town of Rouen, France
 
OPTION B: TREE CLIMBING PARK
Take to the treetops at the Parc Abr’en Ciel, where you’ll enjoy an exciting adventure of tree climbing rope courses for all ages. A ropes course in the treetops at the tree climbing park Parc Abr’en Ciel in Rouen, France
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Take a break from a morning full of adventure and get reinvigorating with a hearty lunch onboard the ship before you head out for an activity-filled afternoon.
 
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: WALKING TOUR OF ROUEN
Walk in the footsteps of Vikings and Joan of Arc, as well as many others who had an affection for this port city and capital of the Normandy region. You’ll explore the Jewish Quarter, see the Gothic churches, including Cathédral Notre-Dame and walk along the cobblestoned pedestrian center that is lined with medieval half-timbered houses. 
 
During the tour, you’ll also treat your taste buds to a French epicurean delight as you sample some of the finest cheeses and chocolates in Normandy, a city known for its dairy, as well as its small farms and confectioners. The astronomical clock in the town of Rouen, France
 
OPTION B: HORESBACK RIDING
Enjoy an exhilarating horseback ride throughout one of Rouen’s leading equestrian centers. A horse in its stable at an equestrian center in Rouen, France
 
OPTION C: CANOEING
Take an inspiring canoe trek, paddling through the scenic countryside of France’s Normandy region. Two women paddle a canoe on a lake in Normandy, France
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Share stories of the day’s adventures with family and friends as you eat a wonderful meal prepared by the ship's chefs.
 
JUNIOR ADVENTURER MOVIE NIGHT
Junior Adventurers will get together for a movie night featuring a classic Disney film. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 ROUEN AND LES ANDELYS, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a Full-American buffet of breakfast favorites that will energize you for the adventure-filled day ahead. For early risers, coffee, tea and fruit will be available.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: MACARON MAKING DEMONSTRATION
Stay aboard the ship and enjoy a morning of smooth sailing along the Seine while an AmaWaterways chef teaches you how to make macarons, the meringue-based confection that is a popular sweet French treat. Two stacks of macarons, the popular French treat
 
OPTION B: FRENCH CHEESE SEMINAR & TASTING
Please your palate as you learn about—and taste—a variety of delicious French cheeses while continuing your voyage along the Seine. An selection of cheeses, olives and other local foods
 
OPTION C: CANOEING IN ROUEN
Take an inspiring canoe trek, paddling through the scenic countryside of France’s Normandy region. Two women paddle a canoe on a lake in Normandy, France
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP OR PICNIC LUNCH FOR OFF-SHIP GUESTS
Adventurers that choose the off-ship canoe activity will enjoy a delightful picnic lunch while those that stayed on the ship will have an onboard lunch.
 
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: CH?TEAU GAILLARD HIKE
Reward yourself with spectacular views of the Seine and the Normandy countryside after an exhilarating hike 300 feet (90 meteres) above the commune of Les Andelys to the Ch?teau Gaillard, a ruined medieval castle that was constructed in 1196 AD under Richard the Lionheart. White cliffs line the hillside of Rouen, France along the Seine River
 
OPTION B: CH?TEAU GAILLARD BIKE
Bike the trails around the provincial town of Les Andelys and then ascend 300 feet (90 meters) to the ruins of Ch?teau Gaillard, where you’ll feast your eyes on spectacular views of the River Seine and the Normandy countryside that stretches for miles below. A couple ride bikes along a bike trail in the town of Les Andelys
 
OPTION C: CH?TEAU GAILLARD HIKE AND BIKE
For those fit Adventurers with extra energy to burn, get the best of both worlds as you take to the hiking and biking trails on your trek through the gorgeous Normandy town of Les Andelys with its magnificent views of the Seine and the Ch?teau Gaillard, high above. The Ch?teau Gaillard sits high above the town of Les Andelys, France
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Share a delicious meal on board the ship with your family and fellow Adventurers while swapping stories from your day in Rouen and Les Andelys. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 9 CONFLANS, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a Full-American buffet of breakfast favorites that will energize you for the adventure-filled day ahead. For early risers, coffee, tea and fruit will be available.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: VISIT CHATEAU MALMAISON
Explore this exquisite French castle and its accompanying park that was once home to Napoleon and Josephine, as well as the headquarters of the French government from 1800 to 1802. It now serves as a national museum. A long, tree-lined driveway leads to Chateau Malmaison in Conflans, France
 
OPTION B: VISIT AUVERS-SUR-OISE
Get inspired on your visit to this commune in Paris’ northwest suburbs where, during the 19th century, artists including, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Jean-Baptise-Camille Corot. Most notably, however, was Vincent van Gogh, who lived and painted here. The guided visit includes the final resting cemetery of both Vincent and Theo van Gogh, as well as a look inside the boarding house where Vincent last lived. The church of Auvers-sur-Oise in Conflans, France
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Head back to the ship and enjoy a lovely lunch on board.
 
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY OPTIONS:
OPTION A: SCENIC SAIL TO PARIS
Relax and soak up the scenery on a daytime sailing to Paris. Junior Adventurers may participate in a series of fun and entertaining “field day” activities. A view of the banks along the Seine River from the AmaLyra ship
 
OPTION B: COACH TO PARIS FOR ON YOUR OWN TIME
Leave the ship and take a motor coach to Paris for an afternoon of On Your Own time exploring the sites, shops and cafés of the city. The Arc de Triomphe at sunset
 
FAREWELL DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Say au revoir to your fellow Adventurers and new-found friends as you celebrate the conclusion of an amazing adventure-filled vacation cruising down the River Seine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 10 PARIS, FRANCE
 
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a Full-American buffet of breakfast favorites that will energize you for the adventure-filled day ahead. For early risers, coffee, tea and fruit will be available.
 
TRANSFER TO CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT (CDG), OR TO YOUR POST-STAY HOTEL
Get assistance with your luggage and transfer to your next destination—either Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), or to your post-river cruise stay at the Disneyland Paris Resort. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Paris Icons Experience the grandeur of Paris at the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Epicurean Delights Tantalize your taste buds with local flavors from restaurants, cafés, chocolatiers and epicurean boutiques.
  • Monet's House and Gardens Step into a world of Monet’s inspiration where kids can try painting their own masterpiece.
  • Normandy's Omaha Beach Visit the beaches of Normandy and pay homage to the heroes of the D-Day invasion.
  • Honfleur Visit Delight in the beauty of this picturesque port town which has been a longtime favorite subject for artists.
  • Cliffs of Étretat Marvel at the chalk cliffs and natural arches of the Étretat Chalk Complex overlooking the English Channel.
  • French Castles & Ruins Explore the grandeur of Chateau de Bizy and other examples of French style and extravagance.
  • Tree Climbing Park Go to new heights as you traverse these ropes courses high in the treetops of Rouen.
  • Apple Orchard & Calvados Tasting Visit a local Normandy orchard and savor the region’s famed sweet apple brandy.
All This Included
Discover the true essence of France on this magnificent 10-Day / 9-Night Adventures by Disney river cruise that includes a 7-night sail along the Seine River and 2 spectacular nights in Paris. From the iconic sites of the City of Lights to the provincial landscape of Monet’s beloved Giverny to the beaches of Normandy and stunning destinations in between, you’ll engage in an exciting array of immersive entertainment and exhilarating activities for the whole family.
  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Your choice of multiple excursions daily
  • Services of Adventure Guides, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
  • Fine dining with most meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) onboard the ship
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine (For 2 meals—1 lunch and 1 dinner—Guests will be able to explore local regions and discover new favorite meals on their own)
  • Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • All entertainment on-board the ship such as a nightly piano lounge, baking class for kids, karaoke nights and more
  • Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily
  • WiFi
Accommodations on this Tour
Paris: Hilton Paris Opera
Cruising: MS AmaLyra
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • October 1 & 8 are adults-only departure dates. 
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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