CRUISETOUR

Britain Sampler With Paris to Normandy (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
London, United Kingdom to Paris, France
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
London, United Kingdom

Welcome to London. Start the Globus part of your vacation.

DAY 2
London, United Kingdom

Guided morning sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks: see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horse guards, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace, and visit St. Paul's Cathedral. (Breakfast)

DAY 3
London, United Kingdom
Stonehenge, United Kingdom
Bath, United Kingdom

Explore prehistoric Stonehenge and see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Welcome dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4
Bath, United Kingdom
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Llangollen, United Kingdom
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Travel to the medieval market town of Ludlow and via pretty Llangollen on the river Dee, reach Liverpool, the maritime city. (Breakfast)

DAY 5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Grasmere, United Kingdom
Gretna Green, Scotland, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Stop in Wordsworth's Grasmere, and then head for Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. (Breakfast)

DAY 6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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. (Breakfast)

DAY 7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abbotsford House, Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
York, United Kingdom

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. (Breakfast)

DAY 8
York, United Kingdom
Stratford-upon-avon, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

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. (Breakfast)

DAY 9
London, United Kingdom
Chunnel
Paris, France

Transfer to Paris to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. This evening, enjoy dinner onboard. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10
Vernon, France

Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Caudebec-en-caux, France

Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur, or a Guided Optional Excursion to see the white-chalk cliffs and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Caudebec-en-caux, France
D-Day Beaches, France
Caudebec-en-caux, France

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
Rouen, France

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine of France. Spend free time this afternoon to explore Rouen's city markets, shops, and bike paths. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France

In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV. Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15
Paris, France

Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 16
Paris, France

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Britain Sampler With Paris to Normandy map

What's Included

Included

  • The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities and services include free Wi-Fi access, Internet corner, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

Not Included

  • Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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