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Save $600 and Pay Only $499 Per Person Air When You Visit Canada's Juno Beach on a 'Reflections on the Seine' Avalon River Cruise in 2019

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Sail on a select 2019 Avalon Reflections on the Seine river cruise

To Visit Canada's Normandy Landing Beach in2019,

and fly to Europe for only $499 per person, round trip.*


Plus save $600 each on your trip!





9 Day River Cruise Paris to Paris Northbound or Southbound

Starting from $4311 CDN, cruise only, double occupancy

  • May 14, 2019
  • June 25, 2019
  • September 17, 2019
  •  May 20, 2019
  • July 1, 2019
  • August 12, 2019
  • September 23, 2019

Begin your panoramic French river cruise on the Seine with a visit to Paris—The City of Lights. See the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral, or take a tour, which will show you the iconic locales of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.

Cruise to Conflans and choose between an excursion to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. Then, continue on to Vernon to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Your river cruise on the Seine sails on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins.

Continue to Rouen for an excursion to Normandy. Tours of the WWII landing beaches, memorials, and monuments, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties are offered today. Next day, your visit to Rouen includes a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Last stop of your Seine River cruise is Le Havre, where you will enjoy a guided city sightseeing. Your vacation ends with a transfer to Paris. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable river cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.


Day 1 Paris (Embarkation):Welcome reception on board
Day 2 Paris:Choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” walking tour, see Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 3 Conflans:Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
Day 4 Vernon–Les Andelys:Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; choice of guided tour, or hike to Château Gaillard in Les Andelys
Day 5 Rouen:Guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral
Day 6 Rouen. Excursions to Normandy: Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy”
Day 7 Le Havre:Guided tour
Day 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)–Paris:Transfer to Paris; time at leisure
Day 9 Paris:Your vacation ends this morning



Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.

There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.



(Varies slightly on Northbound or Southbound dates)

(B) = Breakfast  (L) = Lunch  (D) = Dinner
Day 1 (D) PARIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION) Bienvenue en France! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city before embarking on your cruise on the Seine. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.
Day 2 (B, L, D) PARIS Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines
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:
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.
You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French Kings, including Louis XIV. Meet your ship in Courbevoie after your tour of the palace.
Day 3 (B, L, D) CONFLANS Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte
Go for an early Morning Jog with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR:
Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.
Enjoy an afternoon sailing to Vernon. This evening, enjoy onboard live entertainment after dinner.
Day 4 (B, L, D) VERNON Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour
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:
Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—“Normandy’s Versailles”—with its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.
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.
Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely, OR:
Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.

Day 5 (B, L, D) ROUEN The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Saint Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
Day 6 (B, L, D) ROUEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDYHeroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions
Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:
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:
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 apple brandy at a local distillery.

Day 7 (B, L, D) LE HAVRE 20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy
Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city center, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity.
This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the old seaside town of Honfleur. With its 16th- to 18th-century townhouses, half-timber houses, and cobbled streets, Honfleur inspired the works of master artists Monet and Boudin.
Alternatively, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to see the white-chalk cliffs and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat—an attraction for classic artists, writers, and filmmakers.
Day 8 (B) LE HAVRE (DISEMBARKATION)–PARISAu Revoir, River Seine. Bonjour, Paris!
Bid farewell to your ship’s crew and take a transfer to Paris. Take time to linger in a sidewalk café, shop for mementos, or take photographs of the city’s picturesque bridges.
Day 9 (B) PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Always Included:

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind—offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Your Avalon ship is a true haven on the river - the Tapestry features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. 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 complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an 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.

  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates

Terms and Conditions Include: Prices in $CDN Receive $499 Air from select Canadian cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.**Book a select 2019 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for $499/person round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YVR & YYC. Other gateway cities available from $100 to $150/personadditional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $499 air will be based on the lowest
available priced itinerary at the time of air booking. Alternate schedules may
be available at an additional cost. Does not apply to intra-vacation air.
Combinable with Repeat Traveller benefit and select $600pp land promo only. Not
applicable on Royal Suites. Limited to new bookings for Canada originating
travellers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land
and air deposit between December 19, 2018 and April 2, 2019 for travel on
select cruise departures in 2019. Pre-assigned seating is limited and may not
be available on all desired travel dates. Offer does not apply to instant
purchase air or Custom Tours. Not applicable to groups. Once ticketed, air
reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per
ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to air reservations (including
itineraries involving $499 round-trip trans-Atlantic air) subject to airfare differentials
between originally booked airline fare and re-booked air itinerary. Airline
baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are
available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules,
routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands.
Pre-assigned seating may not be available on all air segments. Additional
restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are
non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from
participating GFOB offices only. PRMYDN
Save $1,200 per couple (plus $499 Air) on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
*Book a select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $600 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between December 19, 2018 and April 2, 2019 for travel at select times in 2019. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable to groups. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Combinable with $499 Airfare promotion and Repeat Traveller promotion only. Not applicable on Royal Suites. Applies to new 2019 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRL9AW12

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