Splendor of the Seine River Cruise
featuring two-nights in Paris and a full-day excursion to Normandy
 11 Days • 22 Meals
The Seine River flows through the center of Paris and is the main artery of the ‘City of Light’. Cruise down one of Europe's most enchanting rivers through storybook landscapes of vineyards, historic abbeys, Norman castles, tranquil orchards and medieval towns. Cruise includes all shore excursions.

 Highlights
  • 22 meals (7 dinners, 6 lunches and 9 breakfasts)
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Paris, France
  • Seven night cruise
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Personal listening device for onboard excursions
  • All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
  • Complimentary beverages onboard ship, all day, every day
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary mini-bar in all suites
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • All gratuities included
  • Complimentary e-bikes onboard for use ashore
  • Variety of onboard evening entertainment
  • $55 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Paris, France.
Day 2  Paris
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Paris, the magnificent ‘City of Light’. The day is free for you to explore on your own or just relax.
Day 3   Paris City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy an included panoramic tour of Paris. See such famous sites as the Louvre, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the trendy district of Le Marais on the Right Bank, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, the Trocadéro and the pièce de résistance – the Eiffel Tower. We’ve also allowed free time for us to explore this capital city on our own. Meal: B
Day 4  Embark the MS Scenic Gem
In the early afternoon, embark the MS Scenic Gem, home for the next seven nights. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to unpack, discover the amenities aboard ship or take a leisurely stroll along the Seine. This evening, the ship departs Paris and the Captain hosts a welcome reception in our honor followed by dinner onboard. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Conflans Sainte Honorine / Auvers sur Oise
This morning the ship arrives in the charming medieval town of Conflans. In port, you have a choice of discovering the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and seeing the house where Vincent van Gogh had a room, OR visiting the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château set amidst beautiful parklands. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6   Rouen
The ship arrives in this historic capital of Normandy and one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. Your local guide leads you on an included walking tour to see the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, the Rue du Gros Horloge – the main street of Rouen, and the amazing astronomical clock. Visit the historic district Place du Vieux-Marche where a monument marks the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Today this charming, bustling town square is dominated by the church of Saint Joan of Arc. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore this quaint city. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Honfleur / Normandy
As the ship arrives in the picturesque village of Honfleur, you have a choice of activities for today. On an excursion to Normandy, see the now peaceful province which is very different than on June 6, 1944. Walk the historic beaches and visit the Landing Museum at Arromanches. At the Normandy American Cemetery, see thousands of white crosses marking the graves of our military heroes. OR, take an opportunity to explore postcard perfect Honfleur with its colorful fishing boats and historic houses. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Honfleur / Caudebec-en-Caux
Today brings a choice of two excursions. Travel to Fécamp, situated in spectacular surroundings amidst the tallest cliffs of Normandy. The city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centerpiece, the Benedictine Palace. OR, choose to travel through picturesque landscapes that were once dotted with over 100 abbeys. Along the way, visit some of the abbeys of this magnificent region that are still operating today. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Vernon
Your choice of activities includes an excursion to Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens where you will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape as you stroll along the paths. OR, if you’re feeling more adventurous, explore by bike, with a self-guided cycling tour that starts in Vernon. You’re in for a treat as you experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you attend a classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians at the Château de La Roche Guyon. The memories are sure to last a lifetime! Meals: B, L, D
Day 10  Paris
Arriving back in Paris, your free choice activities are: shop with a Chef at local food markets and enjoy exquisite tastings, OR, walk the city with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may choose to explore beyond the city limits and tour the 17th-century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11   Paris / USA
Bid ‘au revoir’ to France and return home with memories of wonderful experiences aboard the MS Scenic Gem along the Seine River. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 2-3  Crowne Plaza Republique or similar, Paris, France
Days 4-10  Aboard the MS Scenic Gem
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stageroom Category Per Person Twin Single Room Availability
July 28, 2019 Standard Suite E $4,495 add $2,925 Available
Standard Suite D $4,875 add $3,165
Balcony Suite C $5,595 add $3,635
Balcony Suite BA $5,695 add $3,705
Balcony Suite B $5,745 add $3,735
Deluxe Balcony Suite BD $5,845 N/A
Balcony Suite PA $5,795 add $3,765
Balcony Suite P $5,995 add $3,895
Deluxe Balcony Suite PD $6,145 N/A
Royal Balcony Suite $6,995 N/A
Royal One-Bedroom Suite $8,195 N/A
August 24, 2019 Standard Suite E $4,495 add $2,925 Sold Out
Standard Suite D $4,875 add $3,165
Balcony Suite C $5,595 add $3,635
Balcony Suite BA $5,695 add $3,705
Balcony Suite B $5,745 add $3,735
Deluxe Balcony Suite BD $5,845 N/A
Balcony Suite PA $5,795 add $3,765
Balcony Suite P $5,995 add $3,895
Deluxe Balcony Suite PD $6,145 N/A
Royal Balcony Suite $6,995 N/A
Royal One-Bedroom Suite $8,195 N/A
September 30, 2019 Standard Suite E $4,495 add $2,925 Sold Out
Standard Suite D $4,875 add $3,165
Balcony Suite C $5,595 add $3,635
Balcony Suite BA $5,695 add $3,705
Balcony Suite B $5,745 add $3,735
Deluxe Balcony Suite BD $5,845 N/A
Balcony Suite PA $5,795 add $3,765
Balcony Suite P $5,995 add $3,895
Deluxe Balcony Suite PD $6,145 N/A
Royal Balcony Suite $6,995 N/A
Royal One-Bedroom Suite $8,195 N/A
October 17, 2019 Standard Suite E $4,195 add $2,689 Available
Standard Suite D $4,575 add $2,969
Balcony Suite C $5,295 add $3,439
Balcony Suite BA $5,395 add $3,509
Balcony Suite B $5,445 add $3,539
Deluxe Balcony Suite BD $5,545 N/A
Balcony Suite PA $5,495 add $3,569
Balcony Suite P $5,695 add $3,699
Deluxe Balcony Suite PD $5,845 N/A
Royal Balcony Suite R $6,695 N/A
Royal One-Bedroom Suite RP $7,895 N/A
September 2, 2020 Standard Suite E $4,595 add $3,215 Available
Standard Suite D $4,995 add $3,495
Balcony Suite C $5,745 add $4,025
Balcony Suite BA $5,845 add $4,095
Balcony Suite B $5,895 add $4,125
Deluxe Balcony Suite BD $5,995 N/A
Balcony Suite PA $5,945 add $4,165
Balcony Suite P $6,145 add $4,305
Deluxe Balcony Suite PD $6,345 N/A
Royal Balcony Suite R $7,145 N/A
Royal One-Bedroom Suite RP $8,395 N/A
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Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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