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 holiday 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 holiday 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.