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Paris and Normandy

Paris to Paris

8 days from £2,399 per person

Take a river cruise through the exquisite beauty and moving history of northern France. We wander around delightful Giverny, where Monet found his Impressionist inspiration. We absorb the rich history of Rouen, where Joan of Arc died. We go back nearly 1,000 years viewing the astonishing Bayeux tapestry, or explore our more recent, poignant past on the WWII Normandy beaches. We tour dazzling Versailles and mark our journey’s end in the incomparable ‘City of Light’, Paris.

6 excursions and visits

  • Choice of Château La Roche-Guyon or ‘Let's Go’ hike on the Crests trail or Monet’s gardens at Giverny or ‘Let's Go’ bike ride to Giverny
  • Full-day Normandy beaches with American Cemetery and private ceremony at Omaha Beach, with choice of Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église, Airborne museum, Pointe du Hoc; or Arromanches and Bayeux, Tapestry Museum; or Juno Beach, Centre Juno Beach
  • Choice of Honfleur walking tour or ‘Let’s Go’ bike ride to Villequiers Village or ‘Let's Go’ golfing in Étretat
  • Rouen walking tour, the Dukes of Normandy’s capital
  • Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or ‘Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet’ or ‘Let’s Go’ scenic bike ride along the Seine River to La Butte Verte Parc
  • Choice of Paris city tour or ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or ‘Heart of Paris’ Seine River cruise or ‘Let's Go’ Seine riverbanks bike ride

Including...

  • 7 nights cruise on S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients

Plus

  • The finest riverview cabins afloat, with included robes and slippers
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captain’s welcome/farewell receptions and dinners
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary use of bicycles/Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

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  • VIP Outbound2

    Day 1 - UK - Paris

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Paris. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star).

    S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star)

  • Day 2 - La Roche-Guyon - Vernon (Giverny)

    Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Château La Roche-Guyon, before visiting the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. Later, enjoy the Captain’s welcome reception and dinner. Please note: Giverny will be closed during the March and November cruise departure dates.

    S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star)

  • Day 3 - Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

    The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life on an excursion to the beaches of 1944. Or travel even further into the past with an up-close look at the 1,000-year-old Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman Conquest.

    S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star)

  • Day 4 - Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

    Caudebec-en-Caux, a lovely little town on a serene loop of the Seine, is your base for one of two very different excursions. You could drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbour and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf.

    S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star)

  • Day 5 - Rouen

    Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times.

    S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star)

  • Day 6 - Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

    How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Marie Antoinette’s hamlet to find out. A special Captain’s farewell reception and dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

    S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star)

  • Day 7 - Paris

    Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the ‘City of Light’ or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighbourhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights.

    S.S. Joie de Vivre (5-star)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 8 Paris - UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Eurostar Option

Why not take the train instead of flying?

The train option for this holiday would follow the below itinerary:>

UK to Paris  London – Paris (Eurostar)

Paris to UK  Paris – St. Pancras (Eurostar)

This itinerary also operates in reverse and includes Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® and transfers from the train station to the ship and from the ship to the train station.

For more information on Eurostar please call us on 0800 988 5823.


Paris and Normandy

Paris to Paris

8 days from £2,399 per person