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Seine River Cruise 2020

8 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 the AmaLyra ship.
 
Board the Ship and Check-in to Your Stateroom
Check into 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 along the beautiful Seine River through the provincial and cosmopolitan towns and cities of France
 
Paris Departure
Glide along the Seine River and experience the magnificent “City of Lights” with the iconic Eiffel Tower lit up against the nighttime sky in a spectacular start to your Adventures by Disney river cruise adventure.
 
DAY 2 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 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 returning to Vernon for an afternoon of adventure.
 
Afternoon Activity Options:
 
OPTION A:
 
Château 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Return to the ship for a lovely dinner where you can share stories of your day.
 
DAY 3 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.
 
Normandy Tour Continues
Following lunch, proceed to Pointe du Hoc where you will visit the location where U.S. Army Rangers scaled the 100 foot cliffs and the historic battle ensued.
 
Photo Stop at Les Braves Memorial
Honor the courage of those that made the ultimate sacrifice on June 6th, 1944 as you stand in reverence at this monument located on Omaha Beach.
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Share a delicious meal on board the ship with your family and fellow Adventurers while swapping stories from your adventure-filled day.
 
Junior Adventurer Movie Night
Junior Adventurers will get together for a movie night featuring a classic Disney film.
 
DAY 4 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.
 
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.
 
OPTION C:
 
Both Option A & B with Briefer On Your Own Time
Enjoy both Option A and Option B activities with less On Your Own Time in Honfleur.
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Tuck into another delightful meal prepared and presented by the AmaLyra chefs and kitchen staff.
 
DAY 5 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.
 
OPTION B:
 
Tree Climbing Park
Take to the treetops where you’ll enjoy an exciting adventure of tree climbing rope courses for all ages.
 
Lunch On Board the Ship
Take a break from a morning full of adventure and get reinvigorated with a hearty lunch 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 region known for its dairy, as well as its small farms and confectioners.
 
OPTION B:
 
Kayaking
Take an inspiring kayak trek, paddling through the scenic countryside of France’s Normandy region.
 
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.
 
DAY 6 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:
 
Morning Sailing Activity Options: 
Macaron-Making Demonstration & French Cheese Seminar & Tasting
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. Then, please your palate as you learn about—and taste—a variety of delicious French cheeses while continuing your voyage along the Seine.
 
OPTION B:
 
Kayaking in Rouen
Take an inspiring kayak trek, paddling through the scenic countryside of France’s Normandy region.
 
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:
 
Château Gaillard Hike
Reward yourself with spectacular views of the Seine and the Normandy countryside after an exhilarating hike 300 feet (90 meters) 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.
 
OPTION B:
 
Château Gaillard Bike
Bike the trails around the provincial town of Les Andelys, where you’ll enjoy a scenic ride through the pastoral landscape, as well as a view of Ch?teau Gaillard 300 feet (90 meters) above.
 
OPTION C:
 
Château 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. Your bike ride takes you on the trails throughout the provincial town of Les Andelys, followed by a hike where you will ascend 300 feet (90 meters) up to the medieval masterpiece, Chateau Gaillard, for magnificent views of Les Andelys and the Seine.
 
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.
 
DAY 7 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 Château Malmaison
Explore this exquisite French castle and its accompanying park that was once home to Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, as well as the headquarters of the French government from 1800 to 1802. It now serves as a national museum.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 along the River Seine.
 
DAY 8 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 Add an Adventures by Disney Paris Escape
Get assistance with your luggage and transfer to your next destination—either Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), or to your Adventures by Disney Paris Escape or the Disneyland Resort Paris.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Normandy's Omaha Beach: Visit the beaches of Normandy and pay homage to the heroes of the D-Day invasion.
  • 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.
  • Honfleur Visit: Delight in the beauty of this picturesque port town—a longtime favorite subject of artists for centuries.
  • 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 8-day / 7-night Adventures by Disney river Seine River Cruise. From 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.
 
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Authentic Cultural Activities
  • Private Sightseeing
  • Sophisticated Experiences for All Ages
  • Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities
  • English-Speaking Adventure Guides
  • Entrance Fees and Taxes Included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS AmaLyra
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • September 10 and October 8, 2020 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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