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PARIS TO NORMANDY LONGBOAT RIVER CRUISE
JULY 4 – 14, 2016
Paris City Tour Including See The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre And More.
A Full Day On Normandy Beach
Round Trip Airfare From Nashville To Paris
Motorcoach Transportation From Camden To Nashville International Airport (round trip)
AND NOW - TWO FULL DAYS IN PARIS
The Seine River flows through the center of Paris and is the main artery of the “City of Light”. We will
cruise down one of Europe’s most enchanting rivers through storybook landscapes of vineyards, historic
abbeys, Norman castles, tranquil orchards and medieval towns.
ALL MEALS ARE INCLUDED DURING THIS ADVENTURE WHILE ON THE RIVERBOAT
SHORE TOURS ARE INCLUDED IN EACH PORT
Please Note: A Valid Passport Is Required For This Tour
IN ADDITION, EVERYONE WILL HAVE A LUXURY CABIN WITH A “FRENCH BALCONY”
Typical Luxury Cabin - At This Time We Only Can Guarantee 10 Cabins Available. Call Early.
This is the tour you’ve been waiting to hear about. We frequently get calls wanting to know when the
brochure will be ready – well, here it is. This is an outstanding trip for unique locations and natural beauty.
This is a Once In A Lifetime trip. At this time we were only able to book 10 cabins. After these are reserved
we will attempt to secure more cabins but cannot guarantee that we can nor the price.
Call early to secure one of these.
REVIEW OUR DAY-BY-DAY ITINAEARY
JULY 4 — DEPART THE USA Today we will travel to Nashville on luxury Motorcoach for our overnight flight
to Paris, France.
JULY 5— PARIS Upon arrival in Paris, we will be transferred to our hotel. Our river journey begins in Paris,
the magnificent ‘City of Light’. Located in the heart of the Íle-de-France region, it’s the perfect place to begin
embracing the French culture. The day is free for you to explore on your own or just relax.
JULY 6 — PARIS CITY TOUR After breakfast, you’ll enjoy an included panoramic tour of this capital city.
You’ll see such famous sites and landmarks as the Louvre, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the trendy district
of Le Marais on the Right Bank, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la
Bastille, the Trocadéro and the pièce de rèsistance… the Eiffel Tower. We’ve also allowed free time for you to
explore this amazing city on your own. Breakfast Included.
JULY 7 — EMBARK THE MS AMADEUS DIAMOND In the early afternoon you depart your hotel and embark
the MS Amadeus Diamond, your home for the next seven nights. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to unpack,
explore the remarkable river ship or stroll along the Seine. This evening, the ship departs Paris and the
Captain hosts a welcome reception in your honor with dinner onboard. Breakfast at the hotel, dinner and
evening snack onboard ship
JULY 8 — CONFLANS SAINTE HONORINE/PALACE OF VERSAILLES/AUVERS SUR OISE Following
breakfast, you’ll enjoy an included excursion to the Palace of Versailles, best known for being the site of the
vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV. Also known as The Château de Versailles, it has been
the scene for several historic events, not the least of which was the signing of the Peace Treaty between
defeated Germany and the Allies that brought the First World War officially to an end. Originally the palace
started out as simply a hunting lodge built by Louis XIII, today it hosts the Museum of France's history. After
lunch onboard, you’ll depart for Auvers sur Oise. You will walk thru the town on a guided tour where Vincent
Van Gogh lived for a while. See Le Maison de Van Gogh where he died in 1890, as well as the Chateau at
Auvers which was featured on one of Van Gogh’s paintings. We return to the ship late afternoon. Breakfast,
lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
JULY 9 — ROUEN Today you’ll visit the capital of the Upper Normandy region, Rouen. It is the historic
capital of Normandy and was one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, noted for its surviving half-
timbered buildings and museums. On an included walking tour, discover the historic districts including Place
du Vieux-Marché, the historic town square that was the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake and
today is dominated by the church of Saint Joan of Arc. See the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the
highlights of Rouen. Walk along the Rue du Gros Horloge, the main street of Rouen, and see the amazing
astronomical clock. The afternoon is free for you to visit museums or meander through the lanes of this quaint
city. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
JULY 10 — CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX/ETRETAT/HONFLEUR Awake in Caudebec-en-Caux, a town that has
preserved the 13th-century House of the Knights Templar and the Church of Notre Dame. After breakfast,
travel by coach to Etretat where you enjoy a guided walking tour. See the Castle of Aygues and the 11th-
century Church of Our Lady that houses a Cavaille-Coll organ. See the Old Market, the Manor of the
Salamander in the village center and villas nestled on the slopes. Beautiful, grand, and bright, the Cliffs of
Etretat are known worldwide. Return to the ship in Caudebec for lunch onboard. This afternoon, travel by
coach to Honfleur, a picturesque harbor town. Postcard perfect, Honfleur is characterized by its houses with
slate-covered frontages which have appeared in many paintings, including those by Gustave Courbet and
Claude Monet. A local guide will lead you on a walking tour as you meander through the lanes of this charming
town and see some of its historic buildings. Afterwards, return to the ship in Caudebec, where it remains
docked overnight. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
JULY 11 — FULL DAY TO NORMANDY On the full day included tour to Normandy from Caudebec, you’ll see
the now peaceful province of Normandy which is so very different today than on June 6, 1944. See the sites
where Operation Overlord, one of history’s most decisive battles, led by General Eisenhower, began with the
Allied invasion of German-held Normandy. Travel to Pointe du Hoc, situated on the Normandy coast near
Grandcamp-Maisy, with sweeping views of the English Channel from atop the cliffs. Drive to Omaha Beach
and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer where thousands of white crosses
mark the graves of our military heroes. You’ll have free time during the excursion before returning to the ship
in Caudebec.Breakfast, dinner and evening snack onboard, lunch onshore
JULY 12 — LES ANDELES/GIVERNY Today, the ship arrives in Les Andeles. The included excursion takes
you to the village of Giverny. The Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) bought a house in Giverny
where he lived from 1883 until his death. See the workshop where he painted the Nymphéas as well as the
“pink and green” house with Monet's personal collection of Japanese prints. The garden close to the house is
the Clos Normand, reconstituted after Monet's drawing. Enjoy the afternoon to explore on your own in Les
Andeles.Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
JULY 13 — PARIS Today you’ll sail along the Seine enroute to Paris. In the evening you’ll gain a different
perspective of Paris as you depart on an "Illumination Cruise" along the river aboard the MS Amadeus
Diamond before returning to her mooring site in Paris for the night.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
JULY 14 — PARIS TO THE USA You bid au revior to France and return home with memories of the life
enriching experiences along the Seine and the remarkable history of Normandy. Our coach will meet us at the
airport to bring us back to Camden. Breakfast onboard
Reserved Seating Round Trip Nashville to Paris
Luxury Motorcoach Transportation To And From Nashville
Two Nights Accommodations In A First Class Hotel In Paris
Luxury Cabin Onboard Our Riverboat With A “French Balcony”
Services of Professional Guides
Shore Tours/Admissions To All Included Locations Listed Above
22 Meals (1 In Paris – 21 On Board Our Ship)
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