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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Incredible history from Paris to Honfleur
Thanks to our friends at Uniworld and their splendid ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, you only have to unpack once as you explore France, from the “City of Light” to charming Honfleur, in style and comfort. Live the river from both bike and ship as you take in vibrant villages, glorious abbeys, and the former haunts of famous artists who once called these riverbanks home. Let our top-notch local guides lead you on show-stopping tours of local culture and cuisine along this historic trade route.
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Day by Day
Get familiar with the S.S. Joie de Vivre, before an introductory walk through Paris. Tonight, we meet for cocktails and dinner in a private space, while the ship sets sail toward La Roche Guyon.
After a tasty buffet breakfast, we set out on our first ride toward Giverny. Visit the former home of famed painter, Claude Monet. Then, settle in for a delicious meal in the main dining room as we head downriver.
Journey from what is known as "the most beautiful ruin in France", past postcard-worthy villages, toward lunch at Le Saint Pierre. This evening, take time to explore the vivacious city of Rouen.
Awake moored below the striking church of Caudebec-en-Caux. Pedal your way to Honfleur and explore this charming port town on foot. Dinner this evening is a private affair, lovingly hosted by your B&R guides.
Cycle on quiet riverside roads from the lovely village of Le Petit Andelys to Andé for a mid-morning coffee break. Tonight, enjoy a digestif on deck, as the twinkling lights of Mantes la Jolie come into view.
Pedal along the Vallée de l’Epte bike path, passing renaissance castles, green agricultural fields, and commanding views. Dinner tonight is the official farewell feast hosted by the captain.
Let our local expert show you around Paris today, beginning with a special-access tour of the Eiffel Tower! Tonight, toast to an excellent trip with dinner and champagne at a surprise location in the city...
After a final breakfast on the water, we part company this morning. An airport transfer to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, organized by our ship, is readily available for those in need.
The best of la Seine.
Uniworld's S.S. Joie de Vivre
The 64-stateroom S.S. Joie de Vivre was launched in 2017, and earned the “Best New River Ship” award by Cruise Critic editors in the same year. The vessel has been designed as a floating representation of all things Parisian: a glitzy supper club that doubles as an intimate cinema; an open-kitchen haute cuisine experience; a sidewalk-café-style Bistrot; and an extensive spa and wellness centre. These unique elements complement Uniworld’s usual hallmarks of tasteful design, original artwork, and industry-leading staff ratios and support. View ship website »
Our guides were without question the best part of the trip. They were knowledgeable and made us feel safe at all times. They cemented our own team/one big family culture. They were a lot of fun!—Candy Wainwright
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
Most of the riding on this trip is flat or gentle inclines on quiet country roads, interspersed with the occasional dedicated bicycle path. There are a few hills to be biked and some long options for eager riders. Road surfaces are always paved. Because riding distances are for the most part short, B&R recommends the use of hybrid bicycles for this trip. Daily elevation gains range between 25 m (82 feet) and 250 m (820 feet).
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- 7 nights aboard the S.S. Joie de Vivre in the stateroom class of your choosing
- All breakfasts, five lunches and all dinners, including wine (some on-board and others ashore. Optional lunches on your own in other locations if desired.)
- Services of B&R guide(s), local guide(s) and support vehicle(s)
- Use of a customized hybrid or racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Services of the ship’s fifty-person crew for all onboard needs
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R water bottle
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for the ship’s crew, local guides, baggage, porters and hotel service
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
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Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Paris
We absolutely recommend that you arrive in Paris at least a day before your trip begins, as the French capital has much to offer the visitor, first-timer or otherwise.
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