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Summary: Join our adventure on your guided tour of Britain to sample iconic and inspiringly beautiful locales in England and Scotland. You’ll see the classic landmarks in exciting London, including Big Ben, Venture out to see the mysterious Stonehenge, and the exc...
- Avalon Waterways
- Tapestry II
- Britain Sampler with Paris to Normandy
- Tour Code
Day 1 London: welcome to England
Day 2 London: guided sightseeing
Day 3 London–Stonehenge–Bath: explore prehistoric Stonehenge, see the Roman relics in Bath, welcome dinner
Day 4 Bath–Ludlow–Llangollen–Liverpool: sightseeing in Ludlow, transfer to Liverpool
Day 5 Liverpool–Grasmere–Gretna Green–Edinburgh: stop in Wordsworth’s village, travel to Edinburgh
Day 6 Edinburgh: guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
Day 7 Edinburgh–Abbotsford–Jedburgh–York, England: guided tour of Sir Walter Scott’s house in Abbotsford, visit Jedburgh, walking tour in York
Day 8 York–Stratford-Upon-Avon–London: visit of Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
Day 9 London–Paris (Embarkation): transfer to Paris; onboard welcome reception
Day 10 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys
Day 11 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or hike in the Natural Park; lecture on board
Day 12 Caudebec: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion
Day 13 Rouen: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral
Day 14 Conflans: choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
Day 15 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 16 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Join our adventure on your guided tour of Britain to sample iconic and inspiringly beautiful locales in England and Scotland. You’ll see the classic landmarks in exciting London, including Big Ben, Venture out to see the mysterious Stonehenge, and the excavations of the Roman Baths. Your Britain guided vacation also takes you to Liverpool (home of the Beatles), and Edinburgh, Scotland You’ll visit York, England, as well as William Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, before concluding your England and Scotland vacation tour in London.
Your Britain Sampler vacation segues to a wonderful French river cruise aboard your Avalon Suite Ship. You’ll board a Eurostar train from London to Paris to embark on your Seine River cruise from the “City of Lights” in Paris to the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.
You’ll first 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 from Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—the inspiration of 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 through historical parts of France, as well as Paris, the “City of Lights.” You’ll see Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum, as well as other romantic sites in the heart of Paris.
- LONDON, ENGLAND
- LONDON, ENGLAND
- BATH—LUDLOW—LLANGOLLEN, WALES—LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
- LIVERPOOL—GRASMERE—GRETNA GREEN, SCOTLAND—EDINBURGH
- EDINBURGH—ABBOTSFORD—JEDBURGH—YORK, ENGLAND
- LONDON—PARIS,FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
- CAUDEBEC. NORMANDY EXCURSIONS
- PARIS (DISEMBARKATION)
Visited Countries: France, England, Scotland
- Ship Name
- Tapestry II
- Ship Type
- River Cruiser
The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. 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, a hair salon, 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.
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This is an Organised Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.
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