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Best of the Seine and Switzerland

Cruise and Tour

Accommodation Cruise Escorted Tours Fly Package Transfers Wi-Fi

17 Nights from $ Per Person

Avalon Waterways

  Package

  Paris

  17 Nights

  PA137UFG


Description

 

 

Your Fly, Cruise, Stay and Tour Package includes:

 

  • Economy class flights from Australia to Paris, returning from Zurich
  • 8 night Active & Discovery on the Seine with Avalon onboard the Tapestry II
  • Economy class flight from Paris to Zurich
  • 2 nights accommodation in Zurich
  • 7 night Best of Switzerland tour with Globus       
  • Transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees, and taxes onboard your cruise

Based on 24 July 2022 departure from Australia. Prices are per person twin share, single pricing available, please speak to your travel consultant for further details


ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE SEINE ITINERARY

DAY 1:   PARIS, FRANCE

Bienvenue en France! Your day is free to explore the world's most romantic city. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and cafe au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.

DAY 2:   PARIS-LE HAVRE (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to France! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Enjoy some free time in Paris today, before transfer to Le Havre and board your cruise on the Seine. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board and explore your Suite Ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3:   LE HAVRE

20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Explore the city as only a local would: by bicycle. Cycle up to the quartier Saint Francois, OR: DISCOVERY - Travel to FECAMP to visit the Palais Benedectine where the world famous Benedectine liquor is made. Enjoy a short Self-Guided Tour followed by a cocktail workshop focused around the famous liquor, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city centre, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity. This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4:   CAUDEBEC. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions ACTIVE - Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Join "A Taste of Normandy" Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados apple brandy at a local distillery, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR: CLASSIC - Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach centre, and the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship while sailing to Rouen. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5:   ROUEN

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France ACTIVE - Spend a fun and active day kayaking. Join an expert guide and paddle your way through areas accessible only by water, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen-home of the martyred Saint Joan of Arc-and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. In the afternoon, you're free to explore the city on your own or to join one of our Optional Excursions. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6:   LES ANDELYS

Serenity on the Seine's Most Beautiful Riverbends ACTIVE - Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Chateau Gaillard-historic home of King Richard the Lionheart and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit one of 'most beautiful villages of France' situated in a beautiful forested setting in Normandy. Afterwards discover the legends of the haunted Abbey de Mortemere and the fountain of singles, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys-one of France's most picturesque spots on the Seine. Visit the Saint Sauveur's Church of Le Petit Andely. DISCOVERY - While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crepes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration. VERNON: Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crepes du Jour ACTIVE - Enjoy a scenic Guide Bike Tour from Vernon to the picturesque Giverny, OR: DISCOVERY - Enjoy and learn all about the Normandy cheese trail and traditional French pastries during this Guided Walking Tour, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet's charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces. EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7:   CONFLANS

Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - This Guided E-bike Tour will take you to the Chateau de Maisons-Lafitte where you will enjoy a special snack, OR: DISCOVERY - Travel to the Chantilly Castle on your own where the experts of the Confrerie des Chevaliers Fouetteurs de creme Chantilly will show you how to prepare your own Chantilly cream, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided tour of the opulent Chateau de Malmaison-home of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles-home to a succession of French kings. Alternatively visit the house-museum of famous French composer Debussy and head to the residence of the author Alexandre Dumas, the Chateau de Monte-Cristo. This afternoon, cruise to Paris and in the evening enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8:   PARIS

Cafes, Cathedrals, and Canvases-The City of Lights Truly Shines ACTIVE - Hop on a bike to explore Paris like a local. Coast along the banks of the Seine, and go where the Parisians, young and old, come out to play, OR: DISCOVERY - Immerse yourself on our Food and Cultural Tour of Paris where you will find out why the French food and culinary tradition has been even added to the UNESCO heritage list, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing which will show you magnificent must-see sights. This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, stroll through Paris on your own or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9:   PARIS

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)


BEST OF SWITZERLAND ITINERARY

DAY 1:   ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

DAY 2:   ZURICH-VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN-ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a Sprungli chocolate pralines tasting. Scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein. VADUZ Free time to browse and for lunch. ST. MORITZ Free time this afternoon. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3:   ST. MORITZ-LAKE COMO, ITALY-LUGANO, SWITZERLAND

LAKE COMO See the lake en route to Lugano. LUGANO Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

 DAY 4:   LUGANO-STRESA, ITALY-TASCH, SWITZERLAND- ZERMATT

STRESA Free time. TASCH Scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. (Breakfast)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME on Lake Maggiore with an excursion to Isola Bella by private boat.

DAY 5:   ZERMATT-LAKE GENEVA

ZERMATT Free time this morning before returning to Tasch. Scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhone Valley en route to Lake Geneva. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6:   LAKE GENEVA-BERNE-LUCERNE

BERNE Guided walking tour includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden, and the Old Town. Lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 7:   LUCERNE

LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus includes a special souvenir cap. Farewell dinner this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8:   LUCERNE-ZURICH AIRPORT

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Complimentary morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. (Breakfast)

 

 

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

 

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest cabin category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 24 November 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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