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Cruising the Seine plus Versailles, Paris and London - Southbound

2015 Prices From $6,990 for 14 Days - Tauck Cruising

Riverboating on ms Swiss Sapphire from London to Paris by way of the Seine, on a river cruise filled with Tauck exclusive experiences... winding through fishing ports and medieval towns, tasting Normandy cuisine, visiting the beaches of Normandy in the 70th anniversary year, finding the deep essence of calvados, pausing in ancient abbeys and the picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters, dining at a chateau in Rouen, exploring cobblestone lanes, walking in Monet’s garden at Giverny, visiting Van Gogh’s muse in Aubers-sur-Oise, and finally, Paris... well, riverboating seems like the only way to get there. Private tasting tours, from wine to cheese to chocolate... a presentation by Sir Winston Churchill's granddaughter, Celia Sandys... a private evening at a château... Begin in London, and you’ll have a tale of two cities you’ll want to tell over and over again...

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  1. Southbound


    Day 1

    Arrive London

    Meals

    D

    Day 2

    A day in London... well spent

    Meals

    B

    Day 3

    Under the Channel to France, and embark ms Swiss Sapphire

    Meals

    B, D

    Day 4

    Spend the day in Étretat and Honfleur

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 5

    World War II history at the beaches of Normandy

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 6

    Rouen, Joan of Arc and a visit to Jumièges Abbey

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 7

    The Fortress of "Coeur-de-Lion" and a visit to a ciderhouse

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 8

    Explore Giverny, where it's all about Claude Monet, and spend an afternoon in Vernon

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 9

    Auvers-sur-Oise and Vincent van Gogh

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 10

    C'est Paris... and a choice of museum visit

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 11

    In Paris – a military museum and a visit to the Marais District

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 12

    Château de Versailles or time in Bohemian Montmartre

    Meals

    B

    Day 13

    French country life and a farewell to France

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 14

    Journey home

    Meals

    B

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