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Arrive Paris and embark ms Sapphire

Tour begins: 4:00 PM. A transfer is included upon your arrival from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or the Gare de Lyon, Charles de Gaulle or Gare du Nord train stations to your riverboat on the Seine. Settle into your cabin and make...


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Private evening visit to Musée du Louvre and other Parisian landmarks

Your first full day in Paris promises to delight with an up-close look at the art and architecture that rightfully gives it a reputation as a city of arts par excellence. Join us for an orientation tour of landmark sites; the remainder of...


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Palace life at Château de Versailles

Château de Versailles is unequaled in its display of regal splendor and privilege as you will see during your visit here. Louis XIV (the Sun King) built this “country home” to escape the confines of the Louvre and Paris in 1682, and...


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Historic monuments in Rouen

Enjoy informative insights about the history and sights you’ll see today as we spend the morning cruising to Rouen. Victor Hugo called Rouen “the city of a hundred spires,” and while the ravages of war destroyed many of...


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Étretat or Caen and seaside Honfleur

From Le Havre on the English Channel coast, choose your first sightseeing activity; a visit to Caen and the Caen Memorial, or a guided visit to Étretat – a quintessential village steeped in history, cultural treasures and seaside...


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Guided visit to the Normandy beaches

For more than 70 years, the D-Day beaches along the Côte de Nacre have stood as poignant reminders of the historic Allied operation of June 6, 1944, when a massive armada of troops, with more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft, converged on...


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Jumièges Abbey & a Château du Taillis evening

After a morning at leisure and lunch aboard the riverboat, drive along country roads past churches and châteaux in various states of repair to visit Jumièges Abbey, once one of the great Benedictine abbeys of France. First built in 654,...


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Château Gaillard, tastes of Calvados & cider

Château Gaillard is the crowning centerpiece of Les Andelys. Built in 1197 by the King of England, given the moniker Richard the Lionheart for his bravery on the battlefields, during a power play with Phillip II, the then reigning King of France,...


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Claude Monet’s home & gardens at Giverny

In springtime, it's awash in pink and green, adorned in wisteria, azalea and water lilies, and basked in dappled sunlight that is reminiscent of the works of its famous 43-year resident, painter Claude Monet. Giverny invites discovery today on a Tauck...


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Journey ends

Tour ends: Paris. Fly home anytime; a transfer from your riverboat to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Gare de Lyon Station, Charles de Gaulle Station and Gare du Nord. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in. For additional hotel nights in...


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