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7 night cruise from Paris to Normandy

Travel dates:   Oct 16 to Oct 24, 2024

​9 days, 7 nights including cruise, accommodations, all meals, drinks and airfare from CLT (All U.S gateways available).

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of France with this captivating itinerary. Indulge in a delectable welcome dinner and immerse yourself in the charm of Paris. Explore the enchanting village of Giverny, known for inspiring Claude Monet's masterpieces. Board the luxurious CroisiEurope "Renoir" riverboat for a five-night Seine River Cruise, visiting Les Andelys and the historic Normandy Landing Beaches. Discover the cultural riches of Normandy with visits to abbeys and a guided tour of Rouen. Enjoy gourmet meals and talks on the history and culture of the destination onboard. Sail back to Paris, exploring its legendary landmarks and taking an evening cruise through the illuminated city. On the final day, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before bidding farewell to the attentive crew. Choose to return home or extend your journey to the Champagne region. This remarkable adventure promises to leave you with a profound appreciation for the art, history, and natural beauty of France.

Included Features:
•    Round-trip air transportation from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). All major gateways available.  Fuel surcharges and air taxes are included (valid at time of printing). 
•    2 nights in Paris in a 4 Star Centrally located hotel Holiday Inn Opera (or similar) with daily buffet breakfast.
•    Panoramic City Tour of Paris upon arrival.
•    City Tour Giverny including Monet house and gardens 
•    Cultural “Food Tasting Tour” with local guide  
•    6 days – 5 nights in an ALL INCLUSIVE 4 STAR CRUISE:
- Transfers from airport to the hotel and to the riverboat and from riverboat to the airport with luggage handling for one checked bag per person. 
- Services of a professional cruise director throughout the program. 
- 4-star accommodations for five nights on a CroisiEurope, “Renoir”.
- Included port charges. 
- 14 gourmet meals onboard: a rich buffet breakfast, a festive lunch buffet, tea & coffee throughout the day and a multi-course dinner with free complementary selection of wines, draught beers during meals and at the bar. (except for drinks from special lists)
- Complimentary bar consumptions throughout the cruise.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi - Internet
- Applicable entrance fees, admission charges according to itinerary. 
- Welcome drink upon arrival. 
- On board entertainment

Included Shore excursions:
•    Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions. 
•    Daily shore excursion program (outlined and included in the itinerary) during the cruise with local English-speaking guides. The use of our Guide System headsets is also included at no additional cost. 

Optional tour excursions:  
•    Optional 3-nights post tour to the Champagne Region, including a full day guided city tour. 

ITINERARY (subject to change / approval from the cruise company)

Day 1: Wednesday October 16, 2024 – DEPARTURE FROM THE U.S.
The exciting journey begins as you depart from the prestigious Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in the United States. With your airfare conveniently included, you can anticipate a smooth and comfortable flight to your destination.

Day 2: Thursday October 17, 2024 - ARRIVAL IN PARIS
Upon arrival in the captivating city of Paris, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred by a Jet Vacations representative and panoramic tour in route to your hotel, nestled in the heart of the city and wander through the leady boulevards and winding lanes of the French capital, stopping for a leisurely café au lait (not included) while watching sophisticated Parisians go by . Settle into the refined elegance of your accommodations, appreciating the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. As evening descends, delight in a delectable welcome dinner at the distinguished local restaurant, immersing yourself in the culinary delights that Paris has to offer. (D)

Day 3: Friday, October 18th 2024 -PARIS - GIVERNY
After breakfast at the hotel. Today, depart for a panoramic tour of Paris . Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city ‘s classic landmarks: View the Grand Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concordes built by Napoleon in the 19th century.  Les Invalides and its many grand avenues which promises to unveil the many facets of Paris's allure. Witness the iconic landmarks, architectural marvels, and the vibrant rhythm that flows through the city's veins.  In the afternoon, indulge in a half-day sightseeing tour of Giverny, an idyllic village known for inspiring the renowned artist, Claude Monet. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes that captivated the painter's imagination, as you explore the gardens and dwellings that inspired some of his most famous works . (Entrance to Monet’s House and gardens included). Then transfer back to your hotel in Paris. Evening at leisure.   (B)

Day 4: Saturday October 19, 2024 – PARIS – CRUISE.  
Breakfast at the hotel and your morning at leisure. In the early afternoon, enjoy a half day cultural walking tour in Marais to explore the most tourist-friendly area of Paris, Le Marais, on a food-tasting walking tour.   Eat fresh pastries and breads like a true local while learning the area’s history from a local foodie guide then before meeting your transfer as dusk settles in embark on a remarkable adventure as you board your lovely ship, the gateway to a captivating five-night Seine River Cruise. At 6:00 p.m., you will be welcomed on board by the attentive crew, who will guide you to your comfortable cabins. Raise a toast to the beginning of this remarkable voyage during the welcome cocktail reception, where you will have the opportunity to meet fellow travelers. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city with an evening of traditional entertainment, embracing the delightful "Titi Parisien" theme. The ship gracefully sets sail into the night, carrying you along the serene waters of the Seine. (B,D)

Day 5: Sunday October 20, 2024 - LES ANDELYS, HONFLEUR
Awaken to a new day of exploration as your ship cruises towards Les Andelys, offering you a splendid view of the majestic Roche Guyon. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder as it unfolds before your eyes.  Join a captivating excursion that encompasses both packages, providing the opportunity to visit the Château de Martainville. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural grandeur of this magnificent castle, transporting yourself to a bygone era.  Returning to the ship, continue your journey towards the picturesque town of Honfleur, with its charming harbor and captivating ambiance. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the idyllic landscapes and delightful sights that this port town has to offer. (B, L, D)

Today promises to be an extraordinary experience as you embark on a full-day excursion to the historic Landing Beaches including the American Cemetery. Step foot on the hallowed grounds where the Allied Forces carried out the monumental D-Day Landings during the 20th century, a turning point in world history. As you explore these revered beaches, reflect upon the valor and sacrifices that shaped our modern world.  Indulge in a delightful lunch during the excursion, savoring both the flavors of the region and the significance of the momentous events that unfolded here. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Tuesday October 22, 2024 - DISCOVERING HONFLEUR, DUCLAIR, AND ROUEN
Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the region as you partake in an enlightening excursion along the Norman Abbey Circuit. Delve into the mystique and history of the region's abbeys, guided by knowledgeable experts who will unveil their secrets.  In the afternoon, embark on a guided tour of Rouen, a city steeped in medieval charm and architectural marvels. Stroll through its storied streets, marvel at its magnificent cathedral, and embrace the vibrant atmosphere that pervades the city.  As night falls, the grand gala dinner and evening event onboard your ship awaits, promising an enchanting soirée filled with delectable cuisine, delightful entertainment, and cherished memories. The ship continues its graceful journey through the night, carrying you towards new horizons. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Wednesday October 23, 2024 - SAILING TO PARIS ALONG THE SEINE
As the ship glides along the banks of the Seine, spend a tranquil morning immersed in the breathtaking landscapes that have been thoughtfully shaped by skilled hands. Admire the beautifully landscaped banks and marvel at the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition as you cruise past the striking architecture of La Défense, the futuristic business district.  Arriving in Paris in the early afternoon, seize the opportunity to delve deeper into the city's legendary landmarks and iconic sites. Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Seine, crossing its charming bridges, starting from the picturesque Quai de Grenelle. Absorb the unique ambiance that fills the air, savoring every moment of your exploration. (B, L , D)

Day 9: Thursday October 24, 2024 – FAREWELL TO PARIS
On this final day of your extraordinary journey, savor a sumptuous buffet breakfast on board your ship, cherishing the last moments of this remarkable adventure. At 9:00 a.m., disembark from the ship, bidding farewell to the attentive crew who have made your voyage so unforgettable.  As you conclude this chapter of your travels, you have the choice to return home on your flight, filled with cherished memories and new perspectives. Alternatively, extend your journey with an optional post-tour to the Champagne region of France, where the splendors of Reims await your discovery. Embark on a new adventure, continuing to explore the beauty and sophistication of France. (B)

Notes:  This tour includes moderate to high physical activity.  The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days all with daily activities.  Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.  All taxes and fuel surcharges are included and correct at the time of printing but subject to change. The price does not include shore excursions-that might be offered in addition to our daily included excursions, gratuities for guides/drivers and onboard staff such as maid, waiter, and maitre D’, Wellness - spa center, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas as well as items of a personal nature


Day 9: Thursday October 24, 2024 -PARIS - REIMS
Start your day with a delightful breakfast aboard the ship. Following this, disembark in Paris where you will be greeted by your representatives and bus driver, who will accompany you on a fascinating trip to the Champagne region. As you journey through the picturesque route, enjoy insightful commentary about the region.  Upon arrival, experience a private guide tour of the medieval cellars at the esteemed Pannier Champagne House. Immerse yourself in the rich history and promising future of the brand as it moved to Chateau-Thierry, nestled in the heart of the Vallee de la Marne. Here, Champagne Pannier meticulously selects the finest grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, sourced from the Champagne region's best soils. The grapes are handled with utmost care throughout the aging process, which takes place in the remarkable ancient quarries dating back to the 12th century.  Maintaining an unwavering commitment to excellence, Champagne Pannier ensures limited production to preserve its primary objective: uncompromising quality. After the tour, indulge in a champagne tasting, savoring the exceptional Champagnes crafted by this esteemed house. Next, relish a delicious lunch at one of the charming restaurants in the city of Château-Thierry, offering a delightful three-course menu with one drink included. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel in Reims, where you will check in and have some time to relax.  Finally, retire for the night in Reims, where you will enjoy a comfortable overnight stay, preparing for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Reims. (B, L)

Day 10 - Friday, October 25, 2024 - REIMS
Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a captivating morning walking guided tour of Reims, a city steeped in history and renowned for its cultural treasures. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll through the charming streets and immerse yourself in the architectural marvels and fascinating stories that define this vibrant city. Marvel at the grandeur of the iconic Reims Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the traditional site of French coronations. Explore the bustling city center, filled with quaint shops, lively cafes, and elegant boulevards. Learn about Reims' rich heritage as a hub of Champagne production, and discover hidden gems, such as picturesque squares and charming neighborhoods. As you walk, listen to engaging commentary from your guide, providing insights into the city's past, present, and the unique role it plays in France's history. This walking tour offers a delightful way to soak up the ambiance of Reims and uncover its captivating secrets.  Balance of the at leisure.  Overnight in Reims. (B)

Day 11 - Saturday October 26, 2024 - TROYES
After the Breakfast at the hotel. Accompanied by an expert guide transfer to the City of Troyes. Begin your journey at the heart of the city, where you'll encounter the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Marvel at its striking Gothic façade and step inside to admire the awe-inspiring stained-glass windows and intricate sculptures that adorn the interior. Your guide will regale you with stories of the cathedral's construction and its significance in Troyes' religious and cultural heritage.   As you meander through the labyrinthine streets, you'll stumble upon timber-framed houses that date back centuries. Admire the intricate craftsmanship and learn about the fascinating history behind these charming buildings, each with its own unique story to tell. The tour will also lead you to Troyes' lively market squares, where locals gather to peruse stalls filled with fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local delicacies. Throughout the tour, your guide will share intriguing anecdotes and historical insights, transporting you back in time to the city's medieval heyday. Learn about Troyes' importance as a trading center during the Middle Ages and discover the remnants of its fortified walls, gates, and towers, which once guarded the city against invaders.  As you reach the end of your walking tour, take a moment to soak in the ambiance of Troyes' picturesque streets, lined with quaint cafes, boutique shops, and hidden courtyards. Bid farewell to your guide, but continue to explore at your leisure, knowing that you've experienced the essence of this captivating city through the eyes of a knowledgeable local. Free time for lunch and shopping (Mc Arthur Glen , Marques avenue).  In the evening, delight in a Farewell dinner at a nearby restaurant, featuring a delectable three-course menu with drinks included. This is the perfect opportunity to unwind and savor the flavors of the region.  Overnight in Reims (B,D) 

Day 12 - Sunday October 27, 2024 – REIMS - PARIS CDG.
Breakfast at the hotel.  Departure from the hotel in Reims for Paris CDG airport.


Price includes: 
•    Coach as describe in the itinerary (price adjustment according to timetable)
•    3 nights' accommodation at 4 * hotel centrally located in Reims 
•    Visit to the Pannier Champagne cellars
•    1 Lunch (3-course menu including drinks)
•    1 Dinner (3-course menu including drinks)
•    Guided walking tour of Reims and the cathedral
•    Guided walking tour of Troyes
•    Tourist tax
•    Water in the coach. 

The price does not include:  
•    Travel Insurance 
•    Personal expenses
•    Gratuities
•    Additional services not included in the program

Notes: Onboard currency is the Euro. The ship’s captain reserves the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel.  This cruise is dependent on the sea and tides and arrival, departure and stop over times may be adjusted accordingly.  All taxes and fuel surcharges are included and correct at the time of printing, but subject to change. The price does not include beverages except the ones mentioned above, shore excursions that might be offered in addition to our daily included shore excursion program, gratuities/tips for guides/drivers and onboard staff such as maids, waiters, and maitre d’, wellness/spa center, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas as well as items of a personal nature.


*Price is in US$, per person based on double occupancy, in your choice of cabins (Email us for pricing), chartering the vessel with a minimum of 100 passengers on board.  Single supplement is an additional 50% of the double occupancy price. Flights are not included and available from all U.S Gateways.

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