AmaLyra
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9 Night Paris and Normandy Cruise and Land Tour from Paris

Ship: AmaLyra
Cruise Line: AMA Waterways
Sailed: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023 from Paris, France
Ended: Thursday, Apr 20, 2023
The itinerary information below reflects the original day-by-day port of call schedule for the Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023 departure of the AmaLyra. If AMA Waterways modified this itinerary for weather or operational reasons after departing , the modified schedule would not be reflected here.
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Day 1 - Tuesday - Apr 11, 2023
Paris, France
Paris, France    
Check into your Paris hotel for the beginning of your Paris & Normandy land program.
Day 2 - Wednesday - Apr 12, 2023
Paris, France
Paris, France    
Enjoy a morning tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites. Later in the day, visit Montmartre, long known as the city's premier artist's enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by other notable artists. For easy access to Montmartre, hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre's most recognizable landmark is the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. (B)
Day 3 - Thursday - Apr 13, 2023
Paris, France
Paris, France    
Cruise Begins    
Paris, France    
After checking out of your hotel, visit the Atelier des Lumieres where you'll be treated to an immersive digital experience with art, sound, and history displayed throughout the various rooms and walls of the formerly 18th-century steel factory building. You'll then board the ship in Paris for your Paris & Normandy cruise. (B,D)
Paris, France    
Board the ship in Paris for your Paris & Normandy cruise. (D)
Day 4 - Friday - Apr 14, 2023
Les Andelys, France    
Uncover the history of Chateau Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine, on a morning tour. Or, if you prefer a more active adventure, you can hike there from the banks of the Seine, admiring the scenic views along the way. For those who wish to explore the area on two wheels, join a guided bike tour through the charming town of Les Andelys. After your adventures, set sail along the meandering Seine for a scenic cruise. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Saturday - Apr 15, 2023
Paris (LeHavre), France
Paris (LeHavre), France    
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Honfleur, France    
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Paris (LeHavre), France    
There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. You can choose between an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters; or enjoy a full-day excursion that includes Honfleur and the delicious Pays d'Auge region of Normandy, where apple cider, Calvados, and Pommeau outrank French wine. Enjoy a country drive through Beaumont-en-Auge and Pont-l'Eveque, and afterwards, be treated to a cheese and Calvados tasting. During the afternoon, you can join a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre. Alternatively, you have the choice of a bike tour through Le Havre. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Sunday - Apr 16, 2023
Paris (LeHavre), France
Paris (LeHavre), France    
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Omaha Beach, France    
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Colleville Cemetary, France    
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Longues-sur-Mer, France    
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Arromanches, France    
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Paris (LeHavre), France    
Caudebec-en-Caux , France    
Experience the Normandy region with one of three tours. For those wishing to go to the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches, you will visit the cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer, and the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. If you prefer, you can tour the Gold and Juno Beaches in the British and Canadian sectors, where you will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII museum in Courseulles and, finally, Arromanches. If you wish to experience a different kind of inspiration in Caudebec-en-Caux in the afternoon, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to one of the magnificent historic abbeys of the region. Or you can journey back in time with the interactive exhibits and vessels at the Seine Museum. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Monday - Apr 17, 2023
Rouen, France
Rouen, France    
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Lyons-la-Foret, France    
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Rouen, France    
Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. You also have the choice to explore Lyons-la-Foret, built on the site of a former fortress and featuring remarkable centuries-old architecture; go on the "Tastes of Normandy" tour, where you'll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, Norman cheese, and cider; or get active by going on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Tuesday - Apr 18, 2023
Vernon, France
Vernon, France    
Enjoy scenic cruising around Vernon before disembarking the ship for your excursion. You will have a choice of three excursions, depending on your interests. Visit Claude Monet's home and gardens in Giverny. Art lovers will immediately recognize images immortalized in Monet's most beloved paintings-such as water lilies, Japanese bridges, and graceful willow trees. Wander around his famous gardens and home where he lived for more than four decades. Or, visit the regal 18th-century Chateau de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles. Enjoy an escorted tour of the palace and gardens. If you prefer a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour, taking in the beautiful French countryside. (B,L,D); Please Note: Monet's Gardens may be closed; on such days, an alternative tour will operate instead.
Day 9 - Wednesday - Apr 19, 2023
Paris, France
Paris, France    
Enjoy some of the most famous sights in Paris during your panoramic tour. You will be guided through the charming Latin Quarter, home to the world-famous Sorbonne University, and through the stunning 400-year-old Luxembourg Gardens, created by King Henry IV's widow, Marie de' Medici. In the afternoon, travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise, the last home of artist Vincent van Gogh. His spirit still lingers in his former attic rooms at the Ravoux Inn. The mere 70 days Van Gogh spent in Auvers-sur-Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Or, enjoy the exquisite architecture of the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, along with its museum and gardens. Alternatively, stay in Paris and spend free time at your leisure to explore more of the "City of Light". (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Thursday - Apr 20, 2023
Paris, France
Paris, France    
Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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