Paris to Normandy

August 11 - 20, 2024 | 8 Day River Cruise with a Pre-Night Stay in Paris

Join Fox World Travel and celebrate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Paris for one night before sailing on the beauty of the Seine River for seven nights. This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris along with amazing scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles”. You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—associated with several famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh, or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.

Tour Highlights

Extra Day in Paris!

Tour Vernon’s Chateau des Tourelles by foot with your Adventure Host, or take a guided visit of Giverny, or a visit to Bizy Castle

In Caudebec, take a guided trip along the Normandy Abbey’s Route

Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery

Take a guided Bike Tour in Rouen to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser known hidden gems of on two wheels, or enjoy the included guided walk through Rouen’s medieval quarter

Take a guided excursion to Auvers-Sur-Oise, the quaint small town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or take a guided tour to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison, located just outside Paris

Experience the Seine river in Paris by foot with your Adventure Host, or discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating, guided walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre Pyramid, ancient sites on Ile de la Cite, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter or guided city tour that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, and the famous Champs-Elysees

Fox Tour Manager!

A Tour Manager from Fox World Travel will guide the group, offering peace of mind as you travel!

We’ll also have a professional driver and guide for transfers and included excursions!


  • 1 night hotel accommodations in Paris, at the Hotel Du Collectionneur Arc De Triomphe Paris (or similar) including breakfast at the hotel
  • Deluxe 7-night Avalon River cruise in a river view stateroom on the beautiful Avalon Tapestry II


  • Daily breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch with pasta or carving stations
  • Daily four-course à la carte dinner in the main dining room
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your ship


  • Roundtrip air from Chicago O’Hare to Paris, returning from Paris
  • Transfers between the airport, hotel and ship when purchasing our Air Inclusive package


The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river with two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning in your window-facing Comfort Collection bed to enchanting scenery. Onboard amenities and services include complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare. The Avalon Tapestry II weaves a wonderful river cruise experience from ship to shore.

Included Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Panoramic windows throughout the ship
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms


Air + cruise prices include airfare from Chicago O’Hare, guided tour and inclusions and transfers in destination.

Deluxe Stateroom (Categories E-D)

Air + Cruise Pricing: $6,933.00 – $7,144.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $5,533.00 – $5,744.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 

  • 172 sq. ft.
  • Small windows
  • One Queen-Sized Bed or Two Twins

Or Call a Travel Advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations.

Panorama Suite (Categories B-P)

Air + Cruise Pricing: $8,365.00 – $8,524.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $6,965.00 – $7,124.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 200 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony
  • One Queen-Sized Bed or Two Twins

Or Call a Travel Advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations.

Early Booking Discount: Deposit by December 29, 2023 and receive $600.00 discount per person

Discounts are subject to change at any time.


United Airlines #987 Depart Chicago O’Hare at 6:10pm and arrive in Paris, France at 9:20am

United Airlines #986 Depart Paris, France at 11:15am and arrive at Chicago O’Hare at 1:15pm

Important Information

Airfare:  A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply. Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Single pricing is available upon request. Triple accommodations are not available.

Single Supplement: Call for Pricing

Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person at time of booking + Fox Professional Service Fee.

Final Payment Date: No later than May 3, 2024
Requirements: A valid US passport is necessary with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return

Included:  Above pricing is per person based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Pricing includes current air taxes and fees of $300.26 (subject to change) and a nonrefundable Fox World Travel Professional Fee of $50 per reservation. The Fox World Travel fee will be charged at the time of deposit and will show as an additional payment.

Not Included:  Airline flights, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, local tour guides, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included. Ask your travel consultant about our reasonable options.

Terms: Minimum of 20 travelers required for the Fox World Travel Tour Manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination. Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change. Included air costs are subject to change.

Optional Insurance:  In these volatile times and for peace of mind, we recommend purchasing travel protection insurance. Your travel advisor can discuss options with you, including medical expense coverage, pre-existing medical condition exclusion waivers, trip cancellation, trip delay, lost, delayed or damaged baggage and more. To cover pre-existing conditions, most policies must be purchased within 14 days of making your initial deposit. Travel protection insurance prices are based on your age and the trip cost.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to May 3, 2024:  Initial deposit of $400.00 per person

  • May 4 to June 12, 2024: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees

  • June 13 to July 11, 2024: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees

  • July 12, 2024 to day of travel:  No refunds

Fox World Cancellation Fee of $100.00 per reservation will apply in addition to any Fox Group Vacation or vendor cancellation penalties. Air tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

You will receive customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to uncontrollable factors.

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