Impressions of the Seine & Paris Wine Cruise 2021 (Paris to St. Malo)
14 days with AmaWaterways Rating: Deluxe
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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE
Check into your Paris hotel and prepare for your pre-cruise land extension.
Day 2 PARIS
Discover some of the lesser-known treasures of Paris on your guided tour. A world stage for art, fashion, gastronomy, culture and much more, the “City of Light” has a story to tell at every corner. Legendary Montmartre – the Bohemian heart and soul of Parisian chic – has long been a siren call to artists and revolutionary thinkers. Enjoy learning more about the premier artists’ enclave that once was home to Pissarro and Jongkind. (B)
Day 3 PARIS – EMBARKATION
Today, explore the Atelier-Lumieres, Paris’s “Workshop of Lights,” a uniquely immersive digital art experience. Utilizing 140 video projectors and a state-of-the-art sound system, guests are treated to an unforgettable colorful multimedia exhibition of famed artists’ works that will give you a new appreciation for their talent. Past exhibitions have celebrated the art of Klimt and Van Gogh. Afterward, board your ship in Paris for your Impressions of the Seine & Paris cruise. (B, D)
Day 4 PARIS
Enjoy some of Paris’s most famous sights during your panoramic tour. You will be guided through the charming Latin Quarter, home to the world-famous Sorbonne University, and through the stunning 400-year-old Luxembourg Gardens, created by King Henry IV’s widow, Marie de’ Medici. Afterward, travel through Paris and see such sights as the Champs-Élysées with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops; the Arc de Triomphe; and the Eiffel Tower. (B,L,D)
Day 5 MANTES-LA-JOLIE – LA ROCHE-GUYON, FRANCE
Go on a city tour during which you may see some of Mantes-La-Jolie’s beautiful religious structures, like the Gothic Notre Dame de Mantes, followed by a unique visit to a local bee farm. Alternatively, enhance your best self with a bike tour and venture further through the city to take in more of its history and charm. Later in the day, pedal to La Roche-Guyon or enjoy a scenic cruise there, where you can later experience the world through your taste buds by tasting the region’s famous apple-based calvados, cider and cheese. (B,L,D)
Day 6 VERNON
Experience the colorful splendor of Claude Monet’s magnificent gardens at his former home in Giverny, taking in the water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees immortalized in his paintings. For a more active adventure, pedal through Vernon on a guided bike tour. Or journey to Château de Gaillon, a picturesque Renaissance-style castle, as well as the beautiful Gardens d’Acquigny, boasting waterfalls, bridges, canals and a wide variety of trees and plant life. (B,L,D)
Day 7 ROUEN, FRANCE – CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX, FRANCE
Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour past 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. You also have the choice to explore Lyons-la-Forêt, built on the site of a former fortress and featuring remarkable centuries-old architecture, followed by the idyllic castle Vascoeuil with its octagonal tower, art exhibitions and sculpture park. Or go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, macaron, Norman cheese and cider. Later in the day, enjoy a scenic cruise or a bike ride to Caudebec-en-Caux. (B,L,D)
Day 8 CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX, FRANCE - LE HAVRE, FRANCE
Caudebec-en-Caux is your gateway to a number of excursions. Visit Bayeux, with a medieval city center and the world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the 1066 Norman invasion of England, followed by a visit to Caen, where one of the top sites is the Château de Caen, an 11th-century castle built by William the Conqueror. Or instead, admire the 30-acre Harcourt Arboretum, with its nearly 3,000 trees, as well as the palatial Château du Champ de Bataille and the commune of Le Bec-Hellouin, known for its 11th-century abbey. Or, choose instead to enjoy a scenic cruise from Caudebec-en-Caux to Le Havre, where you can enjoy a guided city tour or take an afternoon bike tour. (B,L,D)
Day 9 LE HAVRE
Today you can choose an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. Or, choose a full-day excursion to see the historic Normandy Beaches, where you may visit such sites as the cemetery at Colleville-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 another alternative, visit the Palais Bénédictine a Fécamp, where you’ll be treated to a tasting of an herbal elixir, la Bénédictine, developed during the Renaissance and blended with 27 plants and spices. (B,L,D)
Day 10 LE HAVRE - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your ship in Le Havre and, en route to your St. Malo hotel, visit Fourgères in Brittany, known for its medieval fortress, which boasts 13 towers. Continue on to St. Malo, where you will check into your hotel. (B)
Day 11 ST
MALO. Explore the walled city of St. Malo, the history of which is steeped in piracy. Gaze at turquoise waters and such sites as the castle and its towers, the Fort National, partially built by famed military architect Vauban, and the cathedral of Saint-Vincent. You’ll also venture to Dinard, with its Belle Èpoque villas, as well as to Dinan, one of Brittany’s most beautiful and best preserved towns, known for its art galleries and crafts. (B)
Day 12 ST
MALO. Discover the magical island monastery of Mont St. Michel, built by the same Italian architect who designed Fècamp Abbey in Normandy. Appearing as though out of a fairytale, Mont St. Michel served as the artistic inspiration for the Disney movie about Rapunzel, Tangled. (B)
Day 13 ST
MALO. Depart St. Malo and transfer to Paris, where you will check into the Paris Airport Hotel. En route, visit Chartres Cathedral, an elaborate and beautifully-designed Roman Catholic church that serves as the seat of the Diocese of Chartres. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral is considered a masterpiece and the high point of French Gothic art. (B)
Day 14 PARIS
Bid farewell to Paris as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)
All This Included
From the bridges of Paris to the many treasures of Brittany, experience the best of Northern France. Rendezvous in Paris—the most romantic city in the world—before setting sail on the Seine. Be treated to some of France’s most idyllic towns, including Lyons-la-Forêt, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France; the seaside resort town of Honfleur, a favorite among the Impressionists; and Le Bec-Hellouin, a village with an exceptionally profound religious past that can still be sensed as well as seen. Experience some of Frances’s most amazing gardens, including Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny; the gardens of Château d'Acquigny with large and small waterfalls, bridges and canals; the Italian Renaissance garden of Château d’Ambleville; and Chateau de Harcourt Arboretum, one of the richest tree gardens in Europe. Visit Normandy’s historical hubs, Caen and Bayeux, home to the Medieval depiction of the Battle of Hastings on a tapestry from the 11th century; as well as walk the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day Invasion. Conclude your journey in Brittany, discovering all of its splendid treasures—the high-wall city of St. Malo, charming medieval Dinan, the seaside village of Dinard and the magical island monastery of Mont St. Michel. All of this and so much more await you on one unforgettable journey that you won’t want to miss.
7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
Computer for internet access
Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
Desk and sitting area
Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
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
All onboard dining in a variety of venues
Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala 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
Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
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
Special Interest Tours
Personal headset for easy exploration
Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
2 nights hotel in Paris at the Renaissance Paris LeParc Trocadero Hotel (or similar), including citytour, Montmartre & illumination tour and daily breakfast
Accommodations on this Tour
Paris: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel (or similar)
Cruising: cabin onboard AmaDante
St. Malo: To be determined
Paris: CDG Hotel (or similar)
Cabin upgrades are available.
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges not included in cruise price: $196 per person.
Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.
Single Supplement for Land: A single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.
Monet’s home and other attractions in Giverny are closed in November. Guests may participate in alternative excursions or visit another city on these cruises.
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.