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The Seine Experience

8 days with U by Uniworld  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Paris
Join your U Host for a “Midnight in Paris” stroll. Step ashore from the ship and wander along the banks of the Seine at one of the most magical times of day. Pose for selfies beneath the glittering Eiffel Tower. From there, the rest of the night is yours.

Day 2 Conflans Ste. Honorine
For sheer over-the-top opulence, nothing compares to the palace of Versailles and its extraordinary gardens, which truly must be seen in person to fully appreciate. Prepare to be amazed!

U Time - Van Gogh (Optional)
Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in the quaint village of Auvers-sur-Oise, where the artist spent the final months of his life in the late 1800s.

Day 3 Rouen
Discover Rouen’s medieval charms on a walking tour and food shopping spree at the local market, accompanied by the ship’s chef. The market’s fish, butter and cream are the best in the region, and as Julia Child once said, “With enough butter, anything is good.”

U Time - Normandy Beaches (Optional)
Travel back in time to June 6, 1944, when the Allied forces launched their D-Day invasion of Normandy. You’ll visit historic beaches and stop at the American Cemetery for a special memorial ceremony. Later, get an up-close gander at the centuries-old (and incredibly long) Bayeux Tapestry.
U Time - Old City Bar Crawl (Optional)
Join a dialed-in local expert for a curated look at the city’s lively nightlife scene, stopping for drinks at memorable bars in Rouen’s atmospheric historic quarter.
Night Out - Rouen Cathedral (Optional)
Monet was so besotted with the Rouen Cathedral that he painted it dozens of times. We can only imagine what he’d think of tonight’s included Sound & Light Show, featuring historic images projected onto the cathedral’s exterior. (*Available on select dates, June-September)

Day 4 Caudebec en Caux/Honfleur
Just getting to the seaside village of Honfleur can be an exhilarating and scenic experience. Your U Host will show you around the famously picturesque Old Port, a former haven for pirates and a locale beloved by generations of artists.

U Time - Cliffs Of Etretat (Optional)
The windswept cliffs of Étretat, part of France’s famous Alabaster Coast, offer dramatic views that will literally take your breath away. Spend some time today walking the footpath atop the cliffs and along the beautiful beach below.
U Time - A Norman Day (Optional)
Enjoy an intimate look at Normandy’s famous apple orchards on a visit a cider farm, complete with a home-style lunch. From there, head to Deauville Beach, a resort town with a wide sandy beach, 1920s-style boardwalk, chic boutiques and elegant homes.

Day 5 Vernon/La Roche Guyon
Immerse yourself in one of the most scenic corners of Normandy on an easy five-mile bike ride along the Seine with your U Host, pedaling from Vernon to the artists’ hamlet of Giverny.

U Time - Monets Gardens (Optional)
Impressionist master Claude Monet lived in Giverny for 40 years, and his iconic ponds and lush flower gardens inspired some of his best-known work.
U Time - Kayak The Seine (Optional)
Leave the real world far behind as you kayak along the beautiful and tranquil Seine River with an expert guide.
U Time - Paragliding (Optional)
Get your adrenaline junkie fix and a spectacular birds-eye view of France’s majestic landscapes with tandem paragliding in the Vexin Natural Park.

Day 6 Paris
Immerse yourself in Parisian life on an easy bike ride along the Seine with your U Cruise Host. Or explore the city’s top sights at your own pace with an all-day Batobus pass that lets you hop on and off when and where you please.

U Time - Lady Marmalade (Optional)
Experience dinner and a show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge, immortalized in paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec and synonymous with high-spirited music and can-can dancers. If you love feathers and sequins, this is an evening you’ll never forget.
U Time - Street Art Walk (Optional)
Embark on a unique walking tour of Belleville with Street Art Tours, a colorful introduction to graffiti and street art in this socially and ethnically diverse Parisian neighborhood.
U Time - Parisian Cuisine (Optional)
The City of Light is also a city for serious foodies. Your expert guide will take you to some of the best specialty food shops in trendy Saint-Germain, where you can taste delicious artisan breads, cheeses, wine, chocolate and more. Bon appetit!

Day 7 Paris 
Join your U Host for an easy bike ride along the Seine, a great way to immerse yourself in Parisian life. Or see the city’s top sights with an all-day Batobus pass that lets you hop on and off along the river, whenever and wherever you wish.

U Time - Parisian Rooftops (Optional)
The rooftops of Paris have been a muse for countless artists and writers. Enjoy spectacular birds-eye views of the city on this one-of-a-kind tour.
U Time - The Louvre (Optional)
The Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most famous museums, as well as one of the most overwhelming. Avoid option paralysis with a guided highlights tour.
U Time - Versailles Fountains (Optional)
The Gardens of Versailles become even more spectacular at night, when the fountains come to life with dazzling lights and pyrotechnics synchronized with classical music. Magnifique!

Day 8 Paris
Disembark and head off to your next adventure.
Tour Map
All This Included
Pack your bags. You’re going to Paris. And Conflans Sainte-Honorine, Rouen, Honfleur and Vernon. It will be a week of historic sites, including Notre Dame and the Champs Elysées, late nights offering plenty of time to see a show at the Moulin Rouge, and food so delicious (read: the freshest fish, butter and cream you've ever tasted) you may be tempted to stay forever.
  • 7 breakfasts - 1 lunch - 6 dinners
  • Welcome party
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • 9 included excursions
  • Local celebrity DJ Party
  • Included onboard French mixology class
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: The B ship
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • Pricing does not include port charges. Gratuities are included. 
  • 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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