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Ncl Escape May 15,2020 Paris excursion

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We are looking forward to this cruise. Looking for an excursion for 1st time in Paris   Any suggestions?

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A round trip from Le Havre to Paris is probably about 5 hours on a bus.

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By the time you arrive in Paris is will be time to leave.  Paris is a city best seen on a land based vacation or at the start or end of a river cruise.  

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1 hour ago, CPT Trips said:

A round trip from Le Havre to Paris is probably about 5 hours on a bus.

 

1 hour ago, ducklite said:

By the time you arrive in Paris is will be time to leave.  Paris is a city best seen on a land based vacation or at the start or end of a river cruise.  

Actually it is about 3 hours each way on a bus - perhaps 2 1/2 hours each way on a train.  Add at least an hour from 7:00 AM scheduled arrival for tour to get underway and plan to get back to Le Havre by 6:00 PM to allow for re-boarding and possible delays — that means you might have from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to “do” Paris (if everything goes right).

 

Give yourself a break - schedule a couple days pre-cruise and/or post-cruise and plan to actually see something - use that port call at Le Havre to enjoy a less crowded ship while the mob spends their day on a bus.

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Or visit Honfleur or Etretat. Much closer and well worth the visit.

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2 hours ago, navybankerteacher said:

 

Actually it is about 3 hours each way on a bus - perhaps 2 1/2 hours each way on a train.  Add at least an hour from 7:00 AM scheduled arrival for tour to get underway and plan to get back to Le Havre by 6:00 PM to allow for re-boarding and possible delays — that means you might have from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to “do” Paris (if everything goes right).

 

Give yourself a break - schedule a couple days pre-cruise and/or post-cruise and plan to actually see something - use that port call at Le Havre to enjoy a less crowded ship while the mob spends their day on a bus.


And the train only comes about once and hour, so if you miss it it's another hour.  Plus the walk to the train stations.  

 

If you take a shore excursion again you have to wait for stragglers, wait for the bus to fill, and in the big picture with Paris traffic, I just don't see the point of making the trip.

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3 hours ago, CPT Trips said:

Or visit Honfleur or Etretat. Much closer and well worth the visit.


Or some of the D-Day sites in Normandy. 

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