Normandy & Norway

BONUS: Norway Intensive ocean cruise onboard Azamara Pursuit FREE

Take a journey down a river of dreams

The Seine isn’t the largest river in Europe, or even France, but it may be the most renowned – and for good reason. This splendid waterway cuts through the heart of Paris, before winding its way along some of the most celebrated sites in northern France.

Experience the Epic Nor fjords of Norway

Dramatically cutting across the mythic shores of the Land of the Midnight Sun, Norway’s Fjords are renowned for their beauty and sheer spectacle. This adventure will bring you close to some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, not to mention to bustling communities that make Norway a true northern gem.


Your Fly, Cruise, Rail & Stay package includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Paris, returning from London
  • 1 night accommodation in Paris including breakfast
  • 10 night Normandy & Gems of the Seine River cruise onboard Scenic Gem
  • Includes Up to five onboard dining options, complimentary beverages all day, every day, 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience, Your choice of up to 28 Scenic Freechoice activities + more
  • Eurostar from Paris to London in First Class
  • 2 nights accommodation in London including breakfast
  • Private car transfer from London to Southampton Port
  • 12 night Norway Intensive cruise onboard Azamara Pursuit
  • Includes select standard drinks, international beers & wines, bottled water, soft drinks, gratuities, self-service laundry + more
  • Port charges, pre paid gratuities onboard your cruise & airline taxes

 Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options


The Scenic Difference and daily itinerary

  • Sail to the beautiful village of Honfleur, the Gateway to the English Channel
  • Let the grandeur of yesteryear come to life at an exclusive classical concert at Château de La Roche-Guyon
  • Commemorate those who lost their lives during the World War I Battle of the Somme
  • Indulge in the extravagance of the ornately decorated rooms of the Opera Garnier in the heart of Paris
  • Let history come to life on a hike to Richard the Lionheart’s Château Gaillard

 

Date

Itinerary

09 Aug 20

Welcome to Paris

Enjoy a welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris with the beautiful city as a backdrop. (D)

10 Aug 20

Les Andelys

Enjoy the opulent amenities of your floating hotel as you glide peacefully through the Île-de-France region to Les Andelys.

*Freechoice

Join a hike with a difference and visit King Richard the Lionheart’s Château Gaillard, or journey to Lyons la Forêt, one of the most beautiful villages of France, and visit a local farm to sample cider, the region’s specialty. Alternatively, join your local guide for a walking tour of the quaint village of Les Andelys, or take a bicycle tour through this beautiful village, set on the banks of the Seine. (B/L/D)

11 Aug 20

Rouen

*Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites relating to Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Walk the winding medieval laneways and admire the city’s half-timbered houses. Alternatively, learn about the Viking Warlord Rollo ‘The walker’ who will host a guided walking tour through the medieval lanes of Rouen.

This evening, a local patissier will come on board with a selection of their finest desserts for your dining pleasure.  This region is also the gateway to the historic Western Front, and after dinner you’re able to gain fascinating insights into the Somme Battlefields with a fascinating lecture to learn about what life was like for a soldier during WWI. (B/L/D)

12 Aug 20

Rouen

*Freechoice

Get a glimpse of what the Somme battlefields might have been like for those caught up in this terrible World War I battle, which claimed the lives of more than 150,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers. This full-day excursion commemorates the 103 years since. You may choose to visit the Australian National Memorial, containing the newly built Sir John Monash Centre as well as the Caterpillar Valley Memorial, dedicated to the New Zealand citizens who perished during the Battle of the Somme or, opt to visit the Lochnagar Crater, the Newfoundland memorial park and the Thiepval memorial. Alternatively, explore the collection of impressionistic paintings, including masterpieces by Renoir and Monet, at the Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. (B/L/D)

13 Aug 20

Rouen – Honfleur

Relax on board as you cruise toward the open waters of the English Channel.

*Freechoice

Explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, relaxed coastal atmosphere and colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down on its waters. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the beautiful La Côte Fleurie region on France’s northern beaches and discover dashing Deauville, playground of the rich and famous.

Back on board, kick up your heels on the dance floor as a fabulous local swing band performs the best of the 1920s in the Panorama Lounge tonight.(B/L/D)

14 Aug 20

Honfleur

*Freechoice

Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings, before visiting the Landing Museum at Arromanches. You’ll be struck by the sombre ambience surrounding the 9,387 graves of the Normandy Cemetery. From here you have two options, take a moment to reflect on the momentous impact of that day, as you look out from your hilltop position above Omaha Beach or visit the Juno Beach Centre, a museum that focuses on the Canadian war effort. Alternatively, learn about history of a different era and visit the Bayeux Tapestry, a hand embroidered masterpiece that depicts the tales of the Norman conquest of England and dates back to the 11th century.(B/L/D)

15 Aug 20

Honfleur – Caudebec-en-Caux

*Freechoice

Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surrounds, the city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace. Or, sitting proudly atop dramatic seascape is the town of Étretat, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour and time at leisure. With steep limestone cliffs that plunge dramatically towards the emerald waters of the English Channel below, the beauty of the Alabaster Coast will leave you breathless. Alternatively, travel to the hilltop village of Bolbec and view fabrics at the fascinating Textile Museum before visiting a traditional Normandy farm nearby. For the more adventurous, join a guided cycling tour to the charming village of Villequier and visit the Victor Hugo Museum.(B/L/D)

16 Aug 20

Vernon

In a region rich in visual treasures, enjoy a full morning of relaxation and take in the incredible scenery as you cruise into Vernon. It’s easy to understand why this region of France inspired beautiful paintings by many of history’s most famous artists.

 *Freechoice

Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can explore by bike with a self-guided cycling tour that starts in Vernon. You can also discover Vernon with Scenic Tailor-made at your own pace.(B/L/D)

17 Aug 20

Conflans – Paris

Cruise to the charming medieval town of Conflans, with its distinctive barge houses docked within reach of the quaint main square.

*Freechoice

Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, or step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château, set amidst beautiful parklands. Alternatively, visit the great stables on the grounds of Chantilly, essentially a palace for the horses living on the estate. The stables also house a museum dedicated to the relationship between man and horse throughout time. Or you may choose to visit Château de Malmaison for a guided tour. Once owned by Empress Joséphine and her husband Napoleon I of France, the estate has been restored to its former glory and is considered to be of significant historical importance.

After a leisurely afternoon of cruising, the evening will see us returning to Paris, the ‘city of light’, and you’ll have the chance to view the beautiful illuminated skyline, and the soaring Eiffel Tower.(B/L/D)

18 Aug 20

Paris

It’s your choice today to either spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city or embark on a discovery beyond the city limits.

*Freechoice

Shop with a Chef when you visit one of Paris’ local food markets and enjoy exquisite tastings, or walk through the trendy Marais district with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Or, you may wish to explore beyond Paris and tour the 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV’s inspiration for Versailles Palace. Alternatively, admire the extravagance and grandeur of the famous Opera Garnier on a guided tour. From the ornately decorated theatre to the opulent chandeliers and the ceiling painted by Chagall, the interior of this building will take your breath away.

With remarkable attractions at every turn, enjoy time at leisure this afternoon to explore Paris and create your own unique memories.(B/L/D)

19 Aug 20

Paris

Your trip concludes after breakfast as you disembark.(B)

 

 

Azamara Pursuit cruise itinerary            

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

21 Aug 20

Southampton, England

Embark

5:00pm

22 Aug 20

At Sea

 

 

23 Aug 20

Oslo, Norway

7:00pm

Overnight

24 Aug 20

Oslo, Norway

 

7:00pm

25 Aug 20

Kristiansund, Norway

8:00am

6:00pm

26 Aug 20

Haugesund, Norway

8:00am

8:00pm

27 Aug 20

Eidfjord, Norway

8:00am

8:00pm

28 Aug 20

Bergen, Norway

8:00am

Overnight

29 Aug 20

Bergen, Norway

 

8:00pm

30 Aug 20

Flam, Norway

7:00am

6:00pm

31 Aug 20

At Sea

 

 

01 Sep 20

At Sea

 

 

02 Sep 20

Southampton, England

6:00am

Disembark

 

 

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest category available at the time for both cruises.  Azamara Pursuit cruise is non refundable if cancelled and does not have a monetary value. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 23 February 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice.  Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

 

Normandy & Norway

Destination: Europe

Provider: Scenic

Duration: 25 Nights

Inclusions:

Accommodation Breakfast Cruise Drinks Fly Package Transfers Wi-Fi

With Exchange $12,599 per person*

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