Fall in love with France on this delightful journey along the dazzling Seine River, featuring three full days in Paris, and experience the culture, history, and cuisine of this remarkable country for yourself. You’ll fall in love with the City of Lights during included tours designed to let you explore its iconic sites, including the legendary Louvre, plus free time to discover even more at your leisure.
In the coastal village of Colleville-sur-Mer and the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial you'll visit the burial site of nearly 10,000 soldiers and take part in a solemn ceremony among the rows of white gravestones in remembrance of American lives lost.
Honfleur, France, is a stunning locale that captivates all who see it. Legendary Impressionists forever immortalized the goings-on of day-to-day life here as they captured the magic of the changing light on the Seine estuary, a breathtaking sight that stays forever etched in one’s mind. By taking part in the Seine River Cruise: Paris and Highlights of Normandy, you’ll discover Honfleur’s rich history and artistic nature firsthand. Plus, you’ll travel aboard a deluxe river ship, the ms Renoir, which is one of the few such vessels rated to dock directly in the main harbor of this maritime jewel.
Towering above Rouen's skyline, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame inspired impressionist master Claude Monet to capture the building’s beauty in a series of more than 30 paintings. When Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) met her fateful end in Rouen in 1431, she was only estimated to be 19 years old — but she had already left behind a legacy that has lasted through the ages. Visitors to the city today can visit the Church of Saint Joan of Arc, which stands on the very ground of her martyrdom.
Richard the Lionheart also left his in Normandy, France, with a stronghold on a summit overlooking the Seine and its islands in Les Andelys. After exploring this romantic ruin, you can wander the cobbled streets of the town below.
The impressionist painter Claude Monet moved to the town of Giverny in 1883, whereupon his rented property and the gardens he painstakingly created there became his primary plein-air (outdoor) studio. Monet explained his connection to the setting best when he wrote: “I work at my garden all the time and with love. What I need most are flowers, always. My heart is forever in Giverny.” An excursion to Givery during your Vantage Seine River cruise will enable you to stroll along Monet’s garden paths past his serene lily pond — where many of his best-known masterpieces will literally come to life before your eyes.
You can count on the best value in the industry when you travel solo with Vantage, beginning with one free Single Supplement on each departure of most Small Ship Cruises and Escorted Land Tours. We also offer among the lowest Single Supplements available. And you’ll enjoy single-occupancy staterooms on our fleet of deluxe river ships.
In Europe, civilization developed along the rivers, so there's no better route along which to explore. Voyages aboard our own private and privately chartered fleet span the entire continent. Our tantalizing array of itineraries reveals storybook castles, half-timbered villages, medieval town squares, and dramatic landscapes of rolling vineyards and lofty mountains. And because your river ship is your home throughout your voyage, you'll unpack just once and feel comfortable in no time.
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