Paris to Normandy along the Seine River Aboard Amadeus Diamond

Paris to Normandy along the Seine River Aboard Amadeus Diamond



Step through the frame and enter the picturesque landscapes and villages that inspired the Impressionist masters along France’s Seine River. See the iconic masterpieces of Versailles, stroll through the gardens featured in Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series in Giverny, and honor those who lost their lives on D-Day with a tour of Omaha Beach. Accompanying us to the historic Normandy beach sites is special guest speaker David Eisenhower II,
grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower—Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II.


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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 18, 2023


AMADEUS DIAMOND Exclusively Chartered Deluxe River Boat
• 76 spacious river-view suites and staterooms.
• Deluxe amenities of a luxury hotel.
• Suites include a private balcony, and select staterooms have a floor‑to‑ceiling panoramic window that automatically lowers to French‑balcony height.


Paris – October 8 to 11, 2023
Start your journey in the glittering center of France with a three-day tour of Paris and its storied culture and history. Discover the hidden treasures of the famed Louvre, home to the iconic Winged Victory of Samothrace statue at the top of the Daru staircase, marble masterpiece Venus De Milo, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Visit the Hôtel de la Marine, located at the Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris and beautifully restored to display the 18th-century apartments of Marc-Antoine Thierry de Ville‑d’Avray and the French Navy’s impressive salons and chambers. Enjoy a walking tour of the Marais district, a captivating enclave of narrow streets
and picturesque squares layered with rich history, a vibrant nightlife, and eclectic architecture that spans centuries. Accommodations are in a five-star hotel.
Price per person, based on double occupancy: $1,145
Price per person, based on single occupancy: $1,595
Further details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.


CANCELLATION FEES: Final payment is due at least 95 days prior to departure.
Cancellation fees and penalties apply as follows:
96 days or more prior – Full refund
95-61 days prior* – 50% of program price
60-45 days prior* – 75% of program price
44-0 days prior – 100% of program price
*All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Gohagan & Company. In the event of a cancellation between 45 and 95 days prior to departure, the refund will be by credit, usable on a future Gohagan & Company trip which commences on or before December 31, 2023. In addition, for all bookings, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply. Click here for more information.


Paris to Normady map


  • day 1 & 2

    Home City/ Paris, France

    Depart your home city and arrive the next day in Paris, France, the aptly named “City of Light.” Embark the Amadeus Diamond, then board a Parisian excursion boat and enjoy a scenic Seine River Illumination Cruise.

  • day 3


    Discover all that Paris has to offer during a panoramic tour of its most famous landmarks. This afternoon, visit the gilded Palace of Versailles, a former royal residence known for its Hall of Mirrors and spectacular gardens. Attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner this evening.

  • day 4

    Vernon for Giverny

    Famed Impressionist Claude Monet called the tranquil village of Giverny home from 1826 until his death in 1926. Visit the Musée des Impressionnismes to learn about the artistic movement’s different forms and the historic connections between French and American artists. Tour Monet’s house, workshop, and gardens—all of which have been authentically restored. Become completely immersed in Monet’s world as you stroll through the beautiful gardens, stopping to admire the iconic lily pond and the Japanese-style footbridge made famous in his work.

  • day 5


    Arrive in the sheltered valley of Rouen and visit the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral—built and rebuilt over a period of more than 800 years—before continuing through the narrow cobblestone streets to see St. Maclou Church. Conclude your walking tour in the historic market square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, and then visit the Church of St. Joan of Arc. In Duclair, visit the ruins of the Jumièges Abbey, founded in A.D. 654 by Saint Philibert. It was destroyed by the Vikings in 841 and again in the Hundred Years’ War before its final downfall during the French Revolution.

  • day 6

    Le Havre/Honfleur

    In 2005, the central city of Le Havre was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique post‑WW II reconstruction and architecture. Take a panoramic tour of the city’s modern industrial spaces, and enjoy lunch in Deauville. A short distance away lies the medieval city of Honfleur, a center of the early Impressionist movement. Enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque harbor and see Sainte Catherine Church, the largest wooden church in France. Attend a lecture on board this evening from historian and author David D. Eisenhower II about World War II and the Battle of Normandy.

  • day 7

    Caudebec-en-Caux for Normandy Beaches

    Dock in Caudebec‑en‑Caux and embark on a full-day excursion along the solemn Normandy Beaches, site of the largest seaborne invasion in history. Visit Pointe du Hoc, the rocky promontory where German battalions were stationed overlooking the English Channel, and Omaha Beach—the sandy shore where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944. Join Professor Eisenhower and observe the commemorative crosses and Stars of David in the American military cemetery at Colleville‑sur‑Mer with views of Omaha Beach below.

  • day 8

    Les Andelys

    This morning, visit the ruins of medieval Gaillard Castle, perched high above the Seine River. Construction began in 1196 under the direction of Richard the Lionheart, during his simultaneous reign as both King of England and Duke of Normandy. The castle boasts a complex design and advanced fortifications for its time. Spend the rest of the day at leisure on the return cruise, and attend the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner.

  • day 9

    Paris/Disembark vessel/ Return to Home City

    Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight home

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