Day 1 – Paris
Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2 – Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Monet’s Giverny and hike to Château Gaillard
Visit Monet’s former home and famous gardens, the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Later, you can hike up to Château Gaillard to see the ruins of Richard the Lionheart’s 12th-century stronghold and take in the remarkable views. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 3 – Rouen (Normandy Beaches)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Full day Normandy Beaches with choice of Arromanches 360° Cinema OR Juno Beach and Canadian Centre OR Tapestry Museum in Bayeux.
Visit historic Omaha Beach and choose from several options: a circular cinema that brings D-Day to life; Juno Beach and the Canadian Centre; or travel to Bayeux to view its famous 11th-century tapestry. At the American Cemetery and memorial honoring U.S. soldiers, you may also join a special remembrance ceremony.
Day 4 – Rouen
FEATURED EXCURSION: Rouen walking discovery tour.
During your time in historic Rouen, you’ll see the city's medieval quarter, a large Renaissance clock tower, and the bronze cross marking the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Another highlight is Rouen's Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, a favorite subject of artist Claude Monet.
Day 5 – Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Honfleur walking discovery tour.
Travel through Normandy’s bucolic countryside to Honfleur, a charming seaside town painted by generations of artists. Tour the former Smuggler's Harbor of Vieux Bassin—the town's most frequently painted scene—and St. Catherine's Church, built by shipwrights.
Day 6 – Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Auvers sur Oise)
FEATURED EXCURSION: “Vincent van Gogh’s Footsteps” walking discovery tour of Auvers-sur-Oise.
Follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he spent the last two months of his life and created a number of notable works. You’ll also see the cemetery where Vincent and his brother Theo are buried side by side. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 7 – Paris
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Paris city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour.
Today’s panoramic tour of Paris features all the top sights, with a stop at Luxembourg Gardens for a more intimate perspective of Parisian life. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” on an expertly tour of the lively Latin Quarter and Île de la Cité, the historic center of Paris and the site of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 8 – Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.
A scenic adventure along the Seine, highlighting the treasures of northern France.
Embark upon Uniworld’s newest Super Ship—the S.S. Joie de Vivre—as you immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history and art. Feast your eyes on iconic French landscapes, scenes forever captured on canvas by generations of painters. Stand on the Japanese bridge immortalized in some of Monet’s most beloved works, gazing upon the colorful blooms and graceful willow trees that so famously inspired the artist. Revel in the tales of long-ago smugglers in the picturesque port of Honfleur, tread in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in the town he once called home, and discover the many wonders of the City of Light, from instantly recognizable landmarks to hidden corners known only to Parisians.
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
1 UNESCO World Heritage site
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Seine River in Impressionist Paintings”
Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on select departures
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.