Britain Sampler With Paris To Normandy
from $8818
Duration: 16 Days
Join our adventure on your guided tour of Britain to sample iconic and inspiringly beautiful locales in England and Scotland. You’ll see the classic landmarks in exciting London, including Big Ben, Venture out to see the mysterious Stonehenge, and the excavations of the Roman Baths. Your Britain guided holiday also takes you to Liverpool (home of the Beatles), and Edinburgh, Scotland You’ll visit York, England, as well as William Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, before concluding your England and Scotland vacation tour in London. Your Britain Sampler holiday segues to a wonderful French river cruise aboard your Avalon Suite Ship. You’ll board a Eurostar train from London to Paris to embark on your Seine River cruise from the “City of Lights” in Paris to the picturesque and historical region of Normandy. You’ll first sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter, and from Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—the inspiration of famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison. On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River through historical parts of France, as well as Paris, the “City of Lights.” You’ll see Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum, as well as other romantic sites in the heart of Paris.
Day 1 LONDON, ENGLAND
Welcome to London, Start the Globus part of your holiday.
Day 2 LONDON
Guided morning sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks: see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, and visit St. Paul's Cathedral. (B)
Day 3 LONDON-STONEHENGE-BATH
Explore prehistoric Stonehenge and see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Welcome dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 4 BATH-LUDLOW-LLANGOLLEN, WALES-LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
Travel to the medieval market town of Ludlow and via pretty Llangollen on the river Dee, reach Liverpool, the maritime city. (B)
Day 5 LIVERPOOL-GRASMERE-GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND-EDINBURGH
Stop in Wordsworth's Grasmere, and then head for Gretna Green, where the blacksmith used to wed runaway couples. (B)
Day 6 EDINBURGH
Guided morning sightseeing introduces you to the "Old Town," the 200-year old "New Town," and Edinburgh Castle, which houses Scotland's Crown Jewels. (B)
Day 7 EDINBURGH-ABBOTSFORD-JEDBURGH-YORK,ENGLAND
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. (B)
Day 8 YORK-STRATFORD-UPON-AVON-LONDON
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. (B)
Day 9 LONDON-PARIS,FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Transfer to Paris to board your Avalon Suite Ship. This evening, enjoy dinner on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON (B,D)
Day 10 VERNON
Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crepes du Jour Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. CLASSIC - 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: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle-called "Normandy's Versailles" for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables. DISCOVERY - While sailing, enjoy a traditional French Luncheon of authentic French crepes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration. This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys. LES ANDELYS Serenity on the Seine's Most Beautiful Riverbends CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys-one of France's most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR: ACTIVE - Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Chateau Gaillard-historic home of King Richard the Lionheart. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC (B,L,D)
Day 11 CAUDEBEC
Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy. ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Jog in Normandy's town of Caudebec. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route-where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine, OR: ACTIVE - Enjoy the natural wonders of the fascinating Marais Vernier wetlands on this half-day Guided Nature Walk on the outskirts of Caudebec. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC (B,L,D)
Day 12 CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY
Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Normandy's WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery , OR: CLASSIC - 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 centre, and the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR: CLASSIC - 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 at a local distillery. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN (B,L,D)
Day 13 ROUEN
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen-site of Saint Joan of Arc's martyrdom-and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS (B,L,D)
Day 14 CONFLANS
In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV CLASSIC - Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of the opulent Chateau de Malmaison-home of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles-home to a succession of French kings. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS (B,L,D)
Day 15 PARIS
Cafes, Cathedrals, & Canvases-The City of Light Truly Shines ACTIVE - Take a Morning Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host to see Paris at first light. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Ile St. Louis, Ile de la Cite, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR: CLASSIC - 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, Opera Garnier, and the famous Champs-Elysees. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS (B,L,D)
Day 16 PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Departure Date:
2020-07-06
Return Date:
2020-07-21
Single : 13487NZD
Twin : 8818NZD
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