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Paris, Vernon, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, Versailles ...more Paris, Vernon, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, Versailles

Paris & Normandy

2022
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Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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France ...more France
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Paris, Vernon, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, Versailles ...more Paris, Vernon, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, Versailles

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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Meals Dinner

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 de La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet. Or take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Château La Roche-Guyon

Château La Roche-Guyon

"Let's Go" hike on the Crests trail Monet’s gardens at Giverny

Monet’s gardens at Giverny

or “Let's Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny

“Let's Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny

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 the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied—Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Rouen walking tour, the Dukes of Normandy’s capital

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

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Honfleur walking tour

Honfleur walking tour

or “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat

“Let's Go” golfing in Étretat

There are moments when we travel that move us on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir a profound emotional connection. The Normandy beaches certainly have that effect. On your full-day outing, you’ll visit Normandy’s beaches, including Utah Beach and Ste-Mère-Église, with a choice to venture to either the American, British and Australian or Canadian beaches. After, you’ll go to the American cemetery and partake in a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach Memorial—a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Dinner
Choice of: Normandy Beaches: highlights of Canadian sites

Normandy Beaches: highlights of Canadian sites

Normandy Beaches: highlights of American sites

Normandy Beaches: highlights of American sites

or Normandy Beaches: highlights of British & Commonwealth sites

Normandy Beaches: highlights of British & Commonwealth sites

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, to find out.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Versailles Palace secret apartments

Versailles Palace secret apartments

Versailles Secret Apartments with Gardens or Versailles Parks and Queens Hamlet

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 in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Paris city tour

Paris city tour

“Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter

“Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter

or “Let's Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride

“Let's Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride

Featured Excursions: “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

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Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Excursions
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” and “Do as the Locals Do” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 1 country: France
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
Ship Information
Grand Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (410 sq ft - 38 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, bottled water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • The Grand Suite offers extra benefits, including a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (260 sq ft - 24 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, bottled water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, bottled water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, bottled water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162-180 sq ft - 15-17 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, bottled water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Joie de Vivre Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

Trusted Customer
Friday, December 2, 2022
Service
The travel specialists with whom I spoke were efficient and knowledgeable. They answered any questions I had and handled my flight details rapidly. Our Travel Director, Jorge Coelho, was excellent. His sense of humor, his vast store of historical facts, and his ability to manage any situation were all wonderful.
Vacation
The trip my daughter and I took to Portugal was great. We were given excellent expert guides , who exhibited a a great fondness for their native country, as well as a vast knowledge of the history of Portugal. Our travel director, Jorge Coelho, was excellent. His sense of humor, his vast knowledge of history, and his ability to manage any situation were admirable.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Service
good job!!
Vacation
great taste of the UK and Ireland. I would return for more concentrated tours. Guide was informative and congenial. Driver excellent. Group was too big -- 47. Too many add-ons, however.
Anthony Giannone
Monday, November 28, 2022
Service
Eve was really great! Very professional and socially gifted.Ive also made new friends and the places we went were fantastic. The only drawback was we were kind of of rushing around a bit. I would definitely use your services for future travel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Spanish Wonder trip! It sounds like a very memorable vacation. Thank you for writing a review. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to helping you plan and book your next vacation as soon as you are ready to travel again! Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Wonderful, Eve was a great host.The places we'ce visited were spectacular, and the shows/dinners were wonderful.
Gregory Szymanski
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Service
We were dropped off at the wrong hotel from the airport. The hotel in Dublin was not located where we could take advantage of shopping and dining in the city. This was especially bad since we stayed there 2 nights. I think every stop should include a free excursion or tour. Hardly any time to enjoy Belfast and the Titanic exhibits. I think an excursion in London itself should have been offered
Vacation
Too much time on the road, too little time at certain stops. Stopping at Bath but not including a tour of the Roman baths seemed chintzy
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Service
When booking, there were some errors and inconsistencies/disorganization in regard to information on file and on receipts, but employees quickly straightened it out.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring Spain! We are glad we were able to help you plan and book this memorable vacation. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We appreciate your comments.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
The sites and experiences were not only the perfect taste of the country, but they felt unique, comprehensive and special. The tour guide and driver from Trafalgar were fantastic. Professional, knowledgeable and pleasant... they made the experience unforgettable.
G. Gruber
Friday, November 25, 2022
Service
Had a flight change but wasn’t an issue. Did have to hoof it a bit to get through the passport check! Otherwise smooth travels. Thank you for honoring the initial cost since the trip had to be rescheduled!
Response from Grand European Travel:
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your Scandinavian experience. Seeing the Northern Lights is nothing short of spectacular! Thank you so much for writing a review. Your comments are very much appreciated.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Good balance of free time and “managed” time. Our driver Tomas did a fantastic time keeping us safe. Our guide Gwen took care of our needs and this in spite is f Mother Nature. We had snowy days, clearer days and saw the northern lights our last day above the Arctic Circle. Because there wasn’t enough snow to do some of the optionals…we did not lack with the friendly folks in Finland and Norway. Each place had something special to it. So glad I made this trip.
Sandra Yoakum
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Service
Randy Fay made the whole trip including the air travel very easy to book.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your European Whirl tour! Randy is an awesome travel specialist, so we love hearing that you enjoyed working with him. We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Outstanding tour director and coach driver made the fast paced trip possible and enjoyable.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Service
Designed an excellent tour with iconic sites and an informative tour guide who gave us personal attention. Historic background was excellent
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to London and Paris. So many sites to see and enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Well organized, very informed tour guide. Sits selected we’re iconic and representive of the countries and culture
Thomas Marshall
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Service
The guides and tour directors were excellent. The tour covered everything we wanted to see in Egypt.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you really enjoyed seeing the Best of Egypt. We are so happy to hear that! Thank you for letting us help you plan and book this amazing trip. We truly appreciate your business and your feedback.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
The customer service person worked with me to get the most out of our trip.
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