Seine River Cruise Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond
Paris Lights & the D-Day Sites of Normandy
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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 family trip to France.
- Pedal among hallowed D-Day hedgerows and take a private tour of the American Military Cemetery at Omaha beach
- Marvel at the famous Bayeux Tapestry, with its endless battles scenes laboriously stitched by hand
- Ride along the Grand Canal in the gardens of Versailles, the historic playground for Paris's royalty
- Venture to Honfleur, Rouen and Giverny, scenes brilliantly captured by Monet and van Gogh, among other luminary artists
Day 1 Bike to the palace of the Sun King in Versailles | With our local guide, wander through the castle's majestic gardens | Pedal to St. Cloud, peering at the City of Light from above | Spin into Paris and to your floating luxury hotel for the week.
Day 2 Two-wheel it 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 | Take in views of the Seine as we sail this afternoon.
Days 3-4 Stroll in colorful Honfleur | Bike through the lush landscape and thatched-roof cottages of Marais Vernier | 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 | Spin along the Seine to Château de La Roche-Guyon.
Days 7-8 Ride to Auvers-sur-Oise, home to Cézanne, Pissarro and van Gogh | Enjoy views of the Seine as you cruise back to Paris.
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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