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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017)

Discover the wonders of London and Paris, and cruise the Seine River through the bucolic French countryside, pausing for Connections-exclusive excursions that include a private, before-hours visit to Churchill's War Rooms in London; explorations of World War II's Normandy invasion sites; and a visit to Vincent van Gogh's final resting place.

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8th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Arrive in London, where you are met and transferred to yourhotel. Enjoy time at leisure. This evening, join your Resident TourDirector — exclusive to Connections guests — for a welcomedinner. Then, sleep in comfort in your hand-selected, centrallylocated boutique hotel.
9th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Join your small group for private, before-hours entry to theChurchill War Rooms, a World War II bunker and museum. Seethe heart of Britain’s war defense, continuing by private vehicle totour London’s many sights. After an authentic lunch at a traditionalBritish pub, attend a private lecture and guided tour of thestunning Impressionist paintings at London’s renowned NationalGallery.
10th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Journey back to Tudor times when youvisit the palace and gardens at HamptonCourt, favored residence of Henry VIII.The remainder of your day is at leisure tofurther explore London’s attractions.
11th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Take the Eurostar high-speed train this morning to the center ofParis. On arrival, enjoy the views during an intimate lunch atopthe soaring Tour Montparnasse, Paris’ tallest building. Later,board your ship, with priority embarkation. After settling intoyour premium cabin or suite with an open-air French or walk-outbalcony, join fellow guests for a welcome cocktail, followed bydinner.
12th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Dock this morning in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on the outskirtsof Paris. Disembark for an art-rich, Connections-exclusiveexcursion to nearby Auvers-sur-Oise. Visit Van Gogh’s last homeand see his grave in the local cemetery. Then, delve deeper andexplore the town. After lunch back on board, pay visits to Châteaud'Auvers, a 17th-century estate with a Van Gogh and French artexhibit, and, as a Connections exclusive, the Daubigny Museumwith its collection of contemporary and 19th- and 20th-century art.
13th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Join your intimate group of Connectionsguests for a morning sightseeing tourof Rouen, where you stroll through theSaturday markets, including Old MarketSquare. After visiting the cathedral, enjoytime at leisure in the town, followed by tea at a popular patisserieand tea room, a Connections exclusive.
14th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Your ship docks in Le Havre this morning.Meet your Resident Tour Director anddepart early for a full-day Connectionsexcursion through Normandy's WorldWar II history. See Omaha Beach,Pointe-du-Hoc and Arromanches. Then, discover the PeaceMuseum of Caen, which chronicles the events of World War II,the Normandy landings and the Cold War. Return to your vessellate this afternoon, with time to reflect on your day during dinneraboard.
15th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Begin your cruise back up the Seine. This afternoon, pay anintimate, Connections-only visit to Domaine Coeur de Lion,a fourth-generation family estate that produces the ciders andCalvados the region is known for. Sample them with localCamembert. Then, wander the streets of ancient Honfleur andvisit Saint Catherine’s Church. Tonight, sit down to a gourmetdinner ashore, prepared exclusively for Connections guests.
16th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) This morning, your vessel docks in Les Andelys. Disembarkwith your small group and travel in your Connections vehicleto Giverny. Roam the beautiful gardens, which inspired some ofMonet’s greatest work. Rejoin the ship at Vernon for a relaxingafternoon spent cruising, followed by a captain’s gala dinneraboard.
17th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Begin your day as the French do — at themarkets — when a local guide escorts yourintimate group on a Connections-exclusivefood exploration. Then, ride the funicularto the artist’s colony of Montmartre, hometo Paris’ only vineyard, a visit planned specially for Connectionsguests. After lunch, discover its colorful history during a walkingtour and wine tasting. Celebrate your last night aboard with aprivate Connections cocktail party, followed by an exclusive Chef’sHighlights dinner.
18th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Join fellow Connections guests as you explore Paris by classicCitroën 2CV. Later, head to Versailles for lunch, followed by aguided small-group tour of the magnificent royal château. Thisevening is free for you to enjoy Paris’ many culinary offerings andrelax in your boutique hotel, steps from the Place de la Concorde.
19th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) Further your art experiences during a guided, small-group tour ofthe Musée d’Orsay, home to Monet’s Water Lilies series, inspiredby his home at Giverny. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Joinyour Resident Tour Director and fellow guests this evening for afarewell dinner.
20th May 2017
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New!London, Paris & a Seine River Cruise (2017) After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

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Discover the wonders of London and Paris, and cruise the Seine River through the bucolic French countryside, pausing for Connections-exclusive excursions that include a private, before-hours visit to Churchill's War Rooms in London; explorations of World War II's Normandy invasion sites; and a visit to Vincent van Gogh's final resting place.

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Strauss-Deck

Discover the wonders of London and Paris, and cruise the Seine River through the bucolic French countryside, pausing for Connections-exclusive excursions that include a private, before-hours visit to Churchill's War Rooms in London; explorations of World War II's Normandy invasion sites; and a visit to Vincent van Gogh's final resting place.

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Discover the wonders of London and Paris, and cruise the Seine River through the bucolic French countryside, pausing for Connections-exclusive excursions that include a private, before-hours visit to Churchill's War Rooms in London; explorations of World War II's Normandy invasion sites; and a visit to Vincent van Gogh's final resting place.

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