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Enchanting Seine Cruise 2019

River Seine | France, Europe

8 days
from
£1695
per person
  • River Seine
  • Vernon
  • River Seine
  • Conflans
  • Vernon
  • Eiffel Tower
River Seine Vernon River SeineConflansVernon Eiffel Tower
Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

Enchanting Seine Cruise

From the romantic city of Paris to the attractive harbour town of Honfleur on the Normandy Coast, we follow the River Seine as it gently flows across the north of France. With a full day to explore at each end of our cruise, we also have the chance to discover magnificent chateaux and quaint riverside towns, along with everything else that makes river cruising so appealing – changing scenery and locations whilst enjoying a settled base aboard your floating hotel. C’est magnifique!

Day 1: London – Paris
We journey aboard Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Paris and make our way to the ship. Settle into your cabin, after which the crew will be introduced to you during a welcome cocktail.

Day 2: La Roche-Guyon
Wake up this morning in La Roche-Guyon, where you can join our optional excursion to La Roche-Guyon Castle, nestled in the chalk cliffs close to the Seine. Spend a relaxing afternoon cruising along the Seine towards the estuary.

Day 3: Le Havre
This morning the ship berths in the seaport of Le Havre on the English Channel estuary. Today there is a full day excursion along the magnificent Alabaster coast. Our first visit is to the historic seaside resort of Étretat, known for its striking chalk cliffs. Next we will visit the historic town of Fécamp with its picturesque harbour, where you will visit the fishing boat and fishing museum and the Palais Benedictine, where the world famous herb liqueur Benedictine is produced. Lunch is also included in this excursion. This evening the ship sails upstream along the Seine.

Day 4: Caudebec-en-Caux – Rouen
This morning we reach Caudebec-en-Caux. Join our optional coach tour to Honfleur and its fishing port, browsing the narrow picturesque streets with their old houses, the salt lofts and the church of Saint Catherine. During lunch we cast off and cruise to Rouen arriving late afternoon. We have a optional tour of this historic capital of Normandy and scene of the martyrdom of Joan of Arc. You have some free time to wander among the elegant spires , the twisting lanes of the medieval quarter and the gothic cathedral, which rises high above the skyline.

Day 5: Les Andelys – Vernon
After breakfast we have free time to explore the historic little town of Les Andelys, which is dominated by the mighty chateau Gailard. In the afternoon we have an optional excursion to the small village of Giverny – home to perhaps the most famous of French impressionists, Claude Monet, where he lived for over 40 years. There are two parts to Monet’s garden which inspired many of his great works – the Clos Normand, a flower garden in front of the house, which is filled with flower beds and ornamental trees, and a Japanese inspired water garden opposite. This evening we continue cruising to Conflans.

Day 6: Conflans – Paris
After breakfast join our optional excursion takes us to Chantilly Castle, with its park considered one of the most famous baroque gardens in France. This afternoon the Swiss Ruby cruises towards Paris passing some of Paris’s most striking and illuminated attractions.

Day 7: Paris
Today is entirely devoted to Paris, starting with an optional tour of the Chateau of Versailles, which is among the most famous and prestigious monuments of world heritage and constitutes the most beautiful and most complete work of French art of the 18th century lunch is served on board our ship. Why not, join an optional half day guided tour exploring the mythical places of the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.

Day 8: Paris – London
We leave the ship in the morning and make our way to the railway station to board Eurostar for the return journey to London.

 

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Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

Dates and pricing

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Departures

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2019-05-18
18 May 2019
for 8 days


Eurostar
Join ship at Paris
8 days from
£1695
Passengers
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At a glance

Length: 8 days

From: Paris

Ends: Paris

Travel options available:

  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
8 days
from
£1695
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Seven nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Visits to Paris, Le Havre, La Roche-Guyon, Caudebec-en-Caux, Rouen, Les Andelys, Vernon & Conflans
  • Services of a Cruise Manager

 


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