Splendor of the Seine 2023
Featuring two-nights in Paris
 11 Days • 22 Meals

River Cruise

Enjoy a two-night hotel stay and touring in Paris, France and a seven-night cruise aboard the Scenic Gem. All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine and complimentary beverages onboard ship, all day, every day.

  • 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Free home pickup and return service on tour dates, when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Paris, France
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the Scenic Gem
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Personal listening device for onboard excursions
  • All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
  • Complimentary beverages onboard ship, all day, every day
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary mini-bar in all suites – restocked daily
  • Butler service for all guests
  • All gratuities included
  • Complimentary e-bikes onboard for use ashore
  • Variety of onboard evening entertainment
  • $55 in Mayflower Money

Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Paris, France.
Day 2  Paris, France
Your journey begins in Paris, the “city of lights”. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and assisted with the transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore on your own or simply relax.
Day 3  Paris
After breakfast, enjoy an included panoramic tour of this capital city. See such famous sites and landmarks as the Louvre, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the trendy district of Le Marais on the Right Bank, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, the Trocadéro and the pièce de rèsistance…the Eiffel Tower. After your orientation to the city, the remainder of the day is at leisure to pursue independent interests. Meal: B
Day 4  Embark the Scenic Gem
In the early afternoon, depart the hotel and embark the Scenic Gem, home for the next seven nights. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to unpack, discover the amenities onboard or take a leisurely stroll along the Seine. This evening, the ship departs Paris and a delicious welcome dinner awaits. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Conflans Sainte Honorine / Auvers sur Oise
This morning arrive in the charming medieval town of Conflans. In port, your Freechoice options are: discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, OR visit the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of the remarkable château set amidst beautiful parklands. This afternoon, enjoy the amenities of the vessel as you sail to Rouen. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6  Rouen
The ship arrives in the quaint, historic capital of Normandy and one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. Freechoice: Join a local guide on a walking tour to see the historic Rouen Cathedral and the famous sites of Joan of Arc, including Place du Vieux-Marche with a monument indicating where she was burned at the stake. Walk the winding medieval streets and admire the city’s half-timbered houses.

Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour along the Seine to the beautiful 19th-century botanical gardens that boast a number of rare and exotic plants. This afternoon set sail for the picturesque village of Honfleur. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Honfleur / Normandy
Today’s Freechoice options are: Visit Normandy and its beaches or enjoy quaint Honfleur. On an excursion to Normandy, see the now peaceful province which is very different than it was on June 6, 1944. Walk the historic beaches and visit the Landing Museum at Arromanches. At the Normandy American Cemetery, see thousands of white crosses marking the graves of our military heroes.

From the cemetery, see Omaha Beach OR continue on to Juno Beach Center, a museum that focuses on the Canadian war effort. Alternatively, take the opportunity to explore postcard-perfect Honfleur with its colorful fishing boats and historic houses. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Honfleur – Caudebec-en-Caux
Enjoy a choice of two Freechoice excursions today. Travel to Fécamp, situated in spectacular surroundings amidst the tallest cliffs of Normandy. The city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centerpiece, the Benedictine Palace. OR, choose to travel through picturesque landscapes that were once dotted with over 100 abbeys. Along the way, visit some of the abbeys of this magnificent region that are still operating today. Back onboard, enjoy a tasting of Calvados – a locally produced apple-brandy. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Vernon
Your Freechoice activities include an excursion to Giverny to visit Monet’s former residence and gardens. You will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape as you stroll along the paths and wander through the gardens that provided Monet with inspiration for his paintings.

OR, if you’re feeling more adventurous, explore by bike with a self-guided cycling tour to Giverny. As a special Scenic Enrich treat, experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear while attending a classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians at the Château de La Roche-Guyon. The memories are sure to last a lifetime! Meals: B, L, D

Scenic Enrich Classical concert

Day 10  Paris
Arriving back in Paris, your Freechoice activities are: shop with a Chef at a local food market and enjoy exquisite tastings, OR, walk through the trendy Marais District with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may choose to explore beyond the city limits and tour the 17th-century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker. Enjoy time to explore Paris at leisure in the afternoon. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11  Paris / USA
Bid “au revoir” to France and return home with memories of wonderful experiences aboard the Scenic Gem along the Seine River. Meal: B

Itinerary and vessel subject to change.

Days 2 & 3  Les Jardines du Marais or similar, Paris, France
Days 4 - 10   Aboard the Scenic Gem


 Dates and Rates
Departure Date Stageroom Category Per Person twin Single Room
April 15, 2023 Jewel - E $5,615 + $4,215
Jewel - D $5,720 + $4,290
Sapphire – C $6,665 + $4,999
Sapphire – BA $6,770 + $5,079
Sapphire – B $6,820 + $5,115
Sapphire - BD $6,925 + $5,195
Diamond - PA $6,875 + $5,159
Diamond - P $7,085 + $5,315
Diamond - PD $7,295 N/A
Diamond – R $8,135 N/A
Diamond – RP $9,445 N/A
June 1, 2023 Jewel - E $5,925 + $4,445
Jewel - D $6,035 + $4,525
Sapphire – BA $7,085 + $5,315
Sapphire – B $7,135 + $5,350
Sapphire - BD $7,240 + $5,430
Diamond - PA $7,190 + $5,390
Diamond - P $7,395 + $5,550
Diamond - PD $7,595 N/A
Diamond – R $8,450 N/A
Diamond – RP $9,760 N/A
July 8, 2023 Jewel - E $5,925 + $4,445
Jewel - D $6,035 + $4,525
Sapphire – C $6,980 + $5,235
Sapphire – BA $7,085 + $5,315
Sapphire – B $7,135 + $5,350
Sapphire - BD $7,240 + $5,430
Diamond - PA $7,190 + $5,390
Diamond - P $7,395 + $5,550
Diamond - PD $7,595 N/A
Diamond – R $8,450 N/A
Diamond – RP $9,760 N/A
August 31, 2023 Jewel - E $5,720 + $4,290
Jewel - D $5,825 + $4,370
Sapphire – C $6,770 + $5,075
Sapphire – BA $6,875 + $5,155
Sapphire – B $6,925 + $5,195
Sapphire - BD $7,030 + $5,275
Diamond - PA $6,980 + $5,235
Diamond - P $7,190 + $5,390
Diamond - PD $7,395 N/A
Diamond – R $8,240 N/A
Diamond – RP $9,550 N/A
October 7, 2023 Jewel - E $5,720 + $4,290
Jewel - D $5,825 + $4,370
Sapphire – C $6,770 + $5,075
Sapphire – BA $6,875 + $5,155
Sapphire – B $6,925 + $5,195
Sapphire - BD $7,030 + $5,275
Diamond - PA $6,980 + $5,235
Diamond - P $7,190 + $5,390
Call for air rates and schedules.
Passport & Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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