AMA River Cruise, from Paris to Normandy

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Thursday, 07 November 2019

Venue: Paris and Normandy

Inclusions for this trip: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners, Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation to Newark Airport, Roundtrip Airfare from Newark Airport, 7-Night Cruise aboard the AMALyra, All Meals on board the AMALyra, Unlimited Fine Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks with Lunch and Dinner, Daily Complimentary Cocktail Hour, Immersive Tours in every port, Port Charges, Onboard Gratuities, and Hostess Service.
Category E Stateroom - Piano Deck
$5,195 pp/dbl with  $353 pp Travel Protection or $529.50 CFAR
Catefory D Stateroom - Piano Deck
$5,495 pp/dbl with $353 Travel Protection or $529.50 CFAR
Category C Stateroom - Violin & Cello Deck
$6,095 pp/dbl with $422 Travel Protection or $633 CFAR
Category B Stateroom - Violin & Cello Deck
$6,295 pp/dbl with $422 Travel Protection or $633 CFAR
Category A Stateroom - Violin Deck
$6,395 pp/dbl with $422 Travel Protection or $633 CFAR
If you would like to confirm your reservations, please call the office as soon as possible.  A $500 pp deposit is due upon booking your reservation to secure your cabin.  If you decide to purchase Travel Protection, it is suggested to be paid with your initial deposit.  Final balance is due by 6/1/19.

Paris always sizzles while Normandy beckons with its stunning coastline, incredible food and artistic beauty. Monet’s Gardens, Rouen’s Cathedral of Notre Dame and the charming harbor town of Honfleur, will inspire you the same way as they inspired the great Impressionists. For inspiration of a different kind, travel the “Routes des Abbayes,” visiting some of the most magnificent monasteries, and to the unforgettable beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day invasion. Relive the grandeur of royalty at Château Malmaison,  the former home of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, and at Chateau de Bizy, once referred to as  “the Versailles of Normandy.” Blend a passion for the good life with culture, art, architecture and timeless landscapes, and you have Northern France.

After her launch, AMALyra quickly earned a "Best New River Cruise Ship" distinction in comfort and style. Perhaps it can be attributed to AMALyra's rippling Main Lounge carpet, evocative of the river, or her elegant love seats in varying shades of blue.  Or maybe it was because of the scenery afforded by the ship's French balconies, or because of the exquisite cuisine served by the Main Restaurant and in a delightful, multi-course production as part of The Chef's Table experience. Whatever the reason, savor the comford of staterooms appointed with Entertainment On-Demand, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English-language TV stations. Revel in the indulgences offered by the sauna, whirlpool, and massage and hair salon.  And take advantage of AMALyra's Sun Deck walking track, fitness room and fleet of complimentary bikes - because maybe being on the best river cruise ship means being the best version of you. 
Wednesday, October 30 (9 hours travel time)
  • Depart from Terminal en route to Newark Airport for overnight flight to Europe.

Thursday, October 31

  • Today your flight arrives in Paris. You will meet your AmaWaterways Cruise representative and transfer to the AmaLyra waiting to start your 7-Night Cruise, from Paris to Normandy. (D)AmaLyra

Friday, November 1 (Les Andelys)

  • Uncover the history of Chateau Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine, on a 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 adventure, set sail along the meandering Seine, enjoying the beautiful views of the Seine Valley's dramatic white cliffs and centuries-old half-timbered houses. (B,L,D)Les Andelys

Saturday, November 2 (Le Havre)

  • Visit the seaside town of Honfleur, reowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. If you wish to experience a different kind of inspiration, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to the magnificent Abbaye de Monitvilliers and Abbaye du Valasse. For a more active adventure, you can bike through Normandy's picturesque landscape. (B,L,D)

Sunday, November 3 (Caudebec-en-Caux)

  • Experience the Normandy region with one of the 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 CaudebecCourseulle and finally Arromanches. As an alternative experience, travel through the beautiful countryside of Pays d'Auge surrounded by the apple orchards of the famed Cider Route. Visit the 17th century Chateau du Breuil, one of the most prestigious Calvados distilleries and taste a broad range of ciders and Calvados, before visiting Canbrener and Beuvrin-en-Auge, voted one of the most beautiful towns in France. (B,L,D)

Monday, November 4 (Rouen)

  • Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of three excursions. Join a walking tour past the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. For those who wish to be more active, you can join a biking or hiking tour around the city. Later in the day, you can explore the Jewish area of Rouen; or go to the "Tastes of Normandy" tour, where you'll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region including chocolate, cheese, and cider. (B,L,D)

Tuesday, November 5 (Vernon)

  • Sail along picturesque Seine to Vernon, where you will have a choice of three exciting excursions. Art lovers who choose to visit Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny 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, you will also have the choice to explore the 18th century Chateau de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles. Or for those who wish a more active adventure, you can go on a guided bike tour, taking in the enchanting beauty of the region. (B,L,D)Vernon

Wednesday, November 6 (Conflans)

  • Visit Chateau Malmaison, the former home of Napolean and Josephine Bonaparte. You'll learn what life was like for the Bonapartes and how Josephine endeavored to transform the large estate into "the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe".  Alternatively, travel to Auberge Raviux in the heart of Auvers-sur-Oisem the last home of the 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 the Auvers-sur-Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Later in the day, set sail for Paris. (B,L,D)

Thursday, November 7

  • This morning you will disembark in Paris. A transfer back to the airport will be provided. Fly back to the US. (B)



All Dates

  • From Wednesday, 30 October 2019 to Thursday, 07 November 2019