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Paris & Normandy

From £2,039 pp

Paris always sizzles while Normandy beckons with its stunning coastline, incredible food and artistic beauty.

Monet’s Gardens in Giverny; Rouen’s Cathedral of Notre Dame; and the charming harbour town of Honfleur, will inspire you the same way as they inspired the great Impressionists.

You’ll then get to see some of these very places and landmarks that the Impressionist Masters captured on canvas at the Musée d’Orsay. For an inspiration of a different kind, travel the “Routes des Abbayes,” visiting some of the most magnificent monasteries, and to the unforgettable beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day invasion.

Relive the grandeur of royalty at Château Malmaison, the former home of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, and at Chateau de Bizy, once referred to as “the Versailles of Normandy.” Blend a passion for the good life with culture, art, architecture and timeless landscapes, and you have Northern France.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Award-winning onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Guided hikes, Special Interest Tours
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
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Seine - The cathedral of Rouen in France
Paris on a Seine river cruise
Day 1 - Embarkation Paris, France

Arrive in Paris, one of Europe’s most romantic cities, and board your luxurious ship.

Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 2 - Les Andelys

Uncover the history of Château Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine, on a tour.

Or, if you prefer a more active adventure, you can hike there from the banks of the Seine, admiring the scenic views along the way.

For those who wish to explore the area on two wheels, join a guided bike tour through the charming town of Les Andelys.

After your adventures, set sail along the meandering Seine, enjoying the beautiful views of the Seine Valley’s dramatic white cliffs and centuries-old half-timbered houses.

Day 2 - Les Andelys

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Le Havre

Visit the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbour, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters.

If you wish to experience a different kind of inspiration, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to the magnificent Abbaye de Montivilliers and Abbaye du Valasse.

For a more active adventure, you can bike through Normandy’s picturesque landscape.

Day 3 - Le Havre

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Cauderbec-en-Caux - Normandy Beaches

Experience the Normandy region with one of three tours.

For those wishing to go to the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches, you will visit 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 harbour used during the WWII landings can be seen.

If you prefer, you can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors, where you will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII museum in Courseulle and finally Arromanches.

Day 4 - Cauderbec-en-Caux - Normandy Beaches

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rouen

Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of three 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.

For those who wish to be more active, you can join a biking or hiking tour around the city.

Later in the day, you can explore the Jewish area of Rouen; or go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavours of the region, including chocolate, cheese and cider.

Day 5 - Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Vernon

Sail along picturesque Seine to Vernon, where you will have a choice of three exciting excursions.

Art lovers who choose to visit Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny will immediately recognize images immortalized in Monet’s most beloved paintings—such as water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees.

Wander around his famous gardens and home where he lived for more than four decades.

You also have the choice to explore the 18th-century Château de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles.

Or for those who wish a more active adventure, you can go on a guided bike tour, taking in the enchanting beauty of the region.

Day 6 - Vernon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Conflans - Paris

Visit Château Malmaison, the former home of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte. You’ll learn what life was like for the Bonapartes and how Josephine endeavoured to transform the large estate into “the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe.”

Alternatively, travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise, the last home of artist Vincent van Gogh. His spirit still lingers in his former attic rooms at the Ravoux Inn. The mere 70 days Van Gogh spent in Auvers-sur-Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death.

Later in the day, set sail for Paris.

Day 7 - Conflans - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Disembarkation - Depart Paris

Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight.

Breakfast

AmaWaterways AmaLyra

AmaWaterways’ custom-built ships have set new standards in European river cruising and offer a number of exclusive features such as French balconies in most staterooms; complimentary in-room Internet and first-run Hollywood hit movies; exquisite cuisine with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary Wi-Fi; free guided bicycle tours and much more.

The 144-passenger AmaLyra quickly earned a “Best New River Cruise Ship” distinction in comfort and style. On Board you’ll see the striking contemporary artwork that is a hallmark of this vessel.

The AmaLyra offers a range facilities including a sauna, whirlpool, massage and hair salon, a stylish and inviting Main Lounge, and specialty coffee station.

As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

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Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant – offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Walking track, heated pool & fitness room
  • Gift Shop and Library
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles on board
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

76 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 170-225 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 3 suites at 255 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Suite

255 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck – French Balcony

  • Suite size: 255 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways AmaLyra Cat B

Cat. A, B & C French Balcony

170 ft² -Violin & Cello(Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. D & E Staterooms

170 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways AmaLyra Cat D

Single  Staterooms

C 140 ft² –  Cello ( Middle) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

AmaWaterways AmaLyra Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

AMAWaterways are rated as having the 10 best ships on the rivers by Berlitz river cruise guide.

AMA’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in  the cost of your cruise.

A high standard of cuisine is guaranteed due to their membership of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a prestigious international culinary society.  Relaxed private dining on board is also available to book during your cruise.

Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Oct 11AmaLyraParis£2578Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2578  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2777  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3177  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3311  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3377  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4177  
Oct 18AmaLyraParis£2511Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2511  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2710  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3110  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3244  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3310  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4110  
Oct 25AmaLyraParis£2378Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2378  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2577  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2977  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3111  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3177  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3977  
Nov 1AmaLyraParis£2978Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Out  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Out  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£2978  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3044  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3844  
Nov 8 EAmaLyraParis£2911Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Out  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Out  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£2911  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£2977  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3777  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 21AmaLyraParis£1890SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£1890  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2101  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2523  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£2664  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£2734  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3439  
Mar 28AmaLyraParis£2310Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2310  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2521  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2943  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3084  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3154  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3859  
Apr 4AmaLyraParis£2451Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2451  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2662  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3084  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3225  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3295  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4000  
Apr 11AmaLyraParis£2592Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2592  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2803  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3225  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3366  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3436  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4141  
Apr 18AmaLyraParis£2663Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2663  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3296  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3437  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4212  
Apr 25AmaLyraParis£2733Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2733  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2944  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3366  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3577  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4282  
May 2AmaLyraParis£2803Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2803  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3014  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3436  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3577  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3647  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4352  
May 9AmaLyraParis£2874Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3648  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4423  
May 16AmaLyraParis£2874Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3648  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4423  
May 23AmaLyraParis£2874Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3648  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4423  
Jun 13AmaLyraParis£2874Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3648  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4423  
Jul 4AmaLyraParis£2874Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3648  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4423  
Jul 11AmaLyraParis£2874Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3648  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4423  
Aug 29AmaLyraParis£2944Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2944  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3155  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3577  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3788  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4493  
Sep 5AmaLyraParis£2944Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2944  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3155  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3577  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3788  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4493  
Sep 12AmaLyraParis£2944Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2944  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3155  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3577  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3788  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4493  
Sep 26AmaLyraParis£2944Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2944  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3155  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3577  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3788  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4493  
Oct 17AmaLyraParis£2803Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2803  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3014  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3436  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3577  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3647  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4352  
Oct 31  AmaLyraParis£2592Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2592  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2803  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3225  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3366  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3436  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4141  
Nov 7AmaLyraParis£2101SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2101  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2312  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2734  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£2875  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£2945  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3650  

Wine cruise late offer – Book on 8th  November 2018 sailings, and get a free bottle of wine to sample in your cabin

E – Wine Cruises

Immerse yourself in the many flavours of Europe on one of our unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

New for 2019 – Cruise & Rail

As an alternative to flying to your chosen destination, you can now travel by rail to join your European River Cruise. Watching the beautiful landscapes of Europe pass by as you travel at first through the English countryside, and then into Europe, offers a uniquely scenic way to start your journey. You can travel from London St. Pancras by Eurostar’s high speed-service to the continent, where, on arrival at your final overseas train station, you will be met by a private transfer which will whisk you to your ship. When your cruise finishes, a private transfer will meet you on disembarkation and take you to the train station for your return journey.

When you travel by rail you will need to ensure you can manage your luggage throughout the entire journey from home to your final overseas train station. You will also need to be comfortable changing platforms and even train stations on several of our departures.


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