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Britain Sampler with Paris to Normandy (XGE52020)

Code: XGE5-2020

A 16-Day Avalon Waterways tour starting from $6,130.00

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Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Canada, England, Europe, France, Scotland, Wales

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights
Day 1 London: welcome to England

Day 2 London: guided sightseeing

Day 3 London—Stonehenge—Bath: explore prehistoric Stonehenge, see the Roman relics in Bath, welcome dinner

Day 4 Bath—Ludlow—Llangollen—Liverpool: sightseeing in Ludlow, transfer to Liverpool

Day 5 Liverpool—Grasmere—Gretna Green—Edinburgh: stop in Wordsworth 's village, travel to Edinburgh

Day 6 Edinburgh: guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle

Day 7 Edinburgh—Abbotsford—Jedburgh—York, England: guided tour of Sir Walter Scott 's house in Abbotsford, visit Jedburgh, walking tour in York

Day 8 York—Stratford-upon-Avon—London: visit of Shakespeare 's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 9 London—Paris (Embarkation): transfer to Paris; onboard welcome reception

Day 10 Vernon—Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting on board

Day 11 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or walk in the nature

Day 12 Caudebec: choice of full day excursion to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

Day 13 Rouen: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 14 Conflans: choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine 's Château de Malmaison

Day 15 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 16 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Overview

Title
Britain Sampler with Paris to Normandy

Vacation Overview
Join our adventure on your guided tour of Britain to sample iconic and inspiringly beautiful locales in England and Scotland. You 'll see the classic landmarks in exciting London, including Big Ben, Venture out to see the mysterious Stonehenge, and the excavations of the Roman Baths. Your Britain guided vacation also takes you to Liverpool (home of the Beatles), and Edinburgh, Scotland You 'll visit York, England, as well as William Shakespeare 's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, before concluding your England and Scotland vacation tour in London.

Your Britain Sampler vacation segues to a wonderful French river cruise aboard your Avalon Suite Ship. You 'll board a Eurostar train from London to Paris to embark on your Seine River cruise from the “City of Lights” in Paris to the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

You 'll first sail to Vernon, where you 'll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet 's stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy 's Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you 'll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter, and from Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—the inspiration of famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine 's Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you 'll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River through historical parts of France, as well as Paris, the “City of Lights.” You 'll see Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum, as well as other romantic sites in the heart of Paris.


Year Round Offers

  • Single Supplement Waived on Select River Cruises
  • Save $100 per person on Groups of 5 or more

Britain Sampler with Paris to Normandy (XGE52020) Day 10:
ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.

Day 11:
ACTIVE Enjoy the natural wonders of the fascinating Marais Vernier wetlands on this half-day Guided Nature Walk on the outskirts of Caudebec.

Day 15:
ACTIVE Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light.

Day 10:
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France 's most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:

Day 11:
CLASSIC Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR:

Day 13:
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen— site of Saint Joan of Arc 's martyrdom —and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Day 14:
CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

Day 15:
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

Day 10:
DISCOVERY While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.

Day 1:
Welcome to London. Start the Globus part of your vacation.

Day 3:
Explore prehistoric Stonehenge and see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Welcome dinner at your hotel.



Day 4:



Day 5:
Stop in Wordsworth 's Grasmere, and then head for Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples.



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Day 1:
LONDON, ENGLAND

Day 3:
LONDON—STONEHENGE—BATH

Day 4:
BATH—LUDLOW—LLANGOLLEN, WALES—LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

Day 5:
LIVERPOOL—GRASMERE—GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND—EDINBURGH

Day 9:
LONDON—PARIS,FRANCE (EMBARKATION)

Day 10:
LES ANDELYS

Day 11:
CAUDEBEC

Day 13:
ROUEN

Day 14:
CONFLANS

Day 15:
PARIS

Day 9:
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON

Day 10:
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC

Day 11:
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC

Day 13:
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS

Day 14:
EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS

Day 15:
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

Day 2:
Breakfast

Day 3:
Breakfast|Dinner

Day 4:
Breakfast

Day 5:
Breakfast

Day 6:
Breakfast

Day 7:
Breakfast

Day 8:
Breakfast

Day 9:
Breakfast|Dinner

Day 10:
Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 11:
Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 12:
Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 13:
Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 14:
Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 15:
Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Day 16:
Breakfast

Day 1:
LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to London. Start the Globus part of your vacation.

Day 2:
LONDON Guided morning sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks: see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall 's mounted horseguards, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, and visit St. Paul 's Cathedral.

(B)

Day 3:
LONDON—STONEHENGE—BATH Explore prehistoric Stonehenge and see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Welcome dinner at your hotel.

(B,D)

Day 4:
BATH—LUDLOW—LLANGOLLEN, WALES—LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND Travel to the medieval market town of Ludlow and via pretty Llangollen on the river Dee, reach Liverpool, the maritime city.

(B)


Day 5:
LIVERPOOL—GRASMERE—GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND—EDINBURGH Stop in Wordsworth 's Grasmere, and then head for Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples.

(B)

Day 6:
EDINBURGH Guided morning sightseeing introduces you to the “Old Town,” the 200-year old “New Town,” and Edinburgh Castle, which houses Scotland 's Crown Jewels.

(B)

Day 7:
EDINBURGH—ABBOTSFORD—JEDBURGH—YORK, ENGLAND Guided morning sightseeing introduces you to the “Old Town,” the 200-year old “New Town,” Holyrood Palace, and Edinburgh Castle, which houses Scotland 's Crown Jewels.

(B)

Day 8:
YORK—STRATFORD-UPON-AVON—LONDON Head further south to Stratford-upon-Avon for a visit of Shakespeare 's birthplace and to take pictures of Anne Hathaway 's Cottage. Then, return to London.

(B)

Day 9:
LONDON—PARIS,FRANCE (EMBARKATION) Transfer to Paris to board your Avalon Suite Ship®.

This evening, enjoy dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON

(B,D)

Day 10:
VERNON Monet 's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet 's charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy 's Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.


DISCOVERY While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.

This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.

LES ANDELYS
Serenity on the Seine 's Most Beautiful Riverbends

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France 's most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:

ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC

(B,L,D)

Day 11:
CAUDEBEC Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Jog in Normandy 's town of Caudebec.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR:


ACTIVE Enjoy the natural wonders of the fascinating Marais Vernier wetlands on this half-day Guided Nature Walk on the outskirts of Caudebec.


This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC

(B,L,D)

Day 12:
CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Normandy 's WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:

CLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:

CLASSIC Join “A Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN

(B,L,D)

Day 13:
ROUEN The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen— site of Saint Joan of Arc 's martyrdom —and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS

(B,L,D)

Day 14:
CONFLANS In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV

CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.


Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS

(B,L,D)

Day 15:
PARIS Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

ACTIVE Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.


Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

(B,L,D)

Day 16:
PARIS (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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