Seine River Cruise Family Bike Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Paris Lights & the D-Day Sites of Normandy
From $6,399 - $7,799 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights
(+$2,700 to $3,900 for sgl. occ.)
This is a new perspective. It's Monet's quiet Seine. Joan of Arc's last moments. Richard the Lionheart's medieval château. And an American soldier's Omaha Beach. Every turn of the Seine reveals another story, another piece of history, another impressionist's impression. It's not just another trip to France.
- Frolic in the historic playground for Paris's royalty with a ride along the Grand Canal in the gardens of Versailles
- Journey to Honfleur, Rouen and Giverny, scenes brilliantly captured by Monet and van Gogh, among other luminary artists
- Witness the famous Bayeux Tapestry, with its endless battles scenes laboriously stitched by hand
- Bike among hallowed D-Day hedgerows and take a private tour of the American Military Cemetery at Omaha beach
Day 1 Ride to the palace of the Sun King in Versailles | Wander through the castle's majestic gardens with our local guide | Spin to St. Cloud, peering at the City of Light from above | Pedal into Paris and to your floating luxury hotel for the week.
Day 2 Roll through rural Normandy to Les Andelys | Hike to Château Gaillard for impressive vistas of the village and Seine Valley below | The ruins of this medieval fortress beckon to visit | Enjoy views of the Seine as we sail this afternoon.
Days 3-4 Pedal through the lush landscape and thatched-roof cottages of Marais Vernier | Stroll in colorful Honfleur | Delight in fresh seafood and local delicacies in this picture-perfect town | Join a local historian for a private tour of the American Military Cemetery | Bike along Omaha Beach and amid World War II battlefields | Visit beautifully preserved Bayeux and its 11th-century tapestry.
Days 5-6 Explore vibrant medieval Rouen on foot | On a private tour, see where Joan of Arc was sent to the stake and admire Notre Dame Cathedral, painted by Monet in the 1890s | Wonder at the Romanesque remains of Jumièges Abbey, known as the most beautiful ruin in France | Visit impressionist master Monet's home, gardens and water lily ponds at Giverny | Ride along the Seine to Château de La Roche-Guyon.
Days 7-8 Bike to Auvers-sur-Oise, home to Cézanne, Pissarro and van Gogh | Cruise back to Paris, enjoying views of the Seine.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.
PORTS OF CALL Paris | Vernon | Les Andelys | Le Havre | Caudebec-en-Caux | Rouen | Vernon | Conflans | Paris
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