Impressions from the Seine: Paris to Normandy on ms Sapphire

07/17/2019 through 10/25/2019
07/17/2019 through 11/04/2019
Tauck
MS Sapphire

Impressions from the Seine: Paris to Normandy on ms Sapphire

New for 2019! An 8-day riverboat cruise from Paris along the River Seine to the coast of Normandy and back features art and daily life in Paris, stops in historic, small villages and towns, and a memorable visit to the beaches of Normandy. Unique experiences include a Tauck Exclusive evening at Chteau du Taillis, a palatial private residence in Normandy, where guests will enjoy a reception, dinner, music, and a tour of the chteau’s small museum of World War II artifacts; and a private early-opening guided visit to the home and gardens of the painter Claude Monet at Giverny, where he painted many masterpieces, followed by free time to explore the nearby Impressionist Museum as you please; and in Paris, a choice of activities including a visit to Père Lachaise Cemetery, known for its ornate tombs and notable “residents” intimately linked to Parisian history, like Marcel Proust, Frederic Chopin, and Edith Piaf, and a choice of museum visit. Highlights include Versailles, for guided visit inside Louis XIV’s magnificent palace and gardens at Chteau de Versailles; Rouen, where a walking tour includes visits to Cathédrale de Rouen and Joan of Arc Square with a local guide; the D-Day Beaches of Normandy, with guided visits to Pont du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and the American Cemetery along with lunch at the Omaha Beach Club; Les Andelys for a guided walking tour and a visit to Chteau Gaillard; and Tilly, for cider and Calvados tastings plus a tour of a Normandy farm.

Exclusive dinner at Chteau du Taillis; early opening visit to Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny; cider and Calvados tastings at a farm in Normandy; a choice of museum visits in Paris; D-Day insights on the beaches of Normandy

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Day 1 Paris
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Day 2 Paris
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Day 3 Versailles
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Day 4 Rouen
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Day 5 Omaha Beach
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Day 6 Les Andelys
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Day 7 Giverny
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Day 8 Paris
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