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River cruising is a wonderful story of discovery, complete with easygoing comfort, luxury and intimacy. Your ship is an elegant floating hotel with all the comforts of home and the convenience of unpacking only once.

You will uncover treasures you find straight out of history books and fairy tales - charming squares, magnificent cathedrals, bustling marketplaces - often just a stroll away from the ship.

There are always amazing things to see — scenic vineyards and countrysides, historic castles or countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites — from the comfort of your stateroom.

Hosts: Fred & Diane Lombardo

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August 6-13, 2013
Paris to Normandy, return Paris

* Optional Pre-Cruise Extension:
Paris: August 3-6, 2013

From $2,998 per person, cruise only

Tour Overview:
Fred and Diane Lombardo invite you to join them in France where you will combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region!

Your tour begins with an optional pre-cruise extension in Paris with Fred and Diane for an intimate exploration of the city. Then embark your ship in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. On to Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating “Taste of Normandy.”

Continue to Les Andelys with the Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy guided sightseeing or a visit to the château. In Conflans choose between a visit of Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison before heading back to Paris. During your last day on the Seine, a Local Expert will show you some of the famous sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower and much more.

  • All meals on-board ship including gourmet four-course dinners with chef-inspired regional recipes, complimentary regional wines & beer (unlimited) with dinner.
  • Luxury 172 sqft. staterooms with large bathrooms, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious closets and deluxe cabins w/ floor-to-ceiling glass door French balconies.
  • English-speaking crew and guests, included shore excursions with local guide and headsets, nightly entertainment, Internet access, fitness center and more!

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