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 From the Normandy Coast to Paris

(PARIS) - HONFLEUR – LA COTE FLEURIE* - CAUDEBEC EN CAUX – THE ROAD OF ABBEYS* - ROUEN – MANTES LA JOILE – CONFLANS SAINTE HONORINE – PARIS

 


 

Discover the Seine Valley on this 5 day cruise from the Normandy Coast to Paris.  Highlights include the charming and historic port of Honfleur; the Flower Coast and seaside towns of Trouville and Deauville; the Road of the Abbeys; Rouen – famous for the burning of Joan of Arc and historic buildings and cathedral, and the World Heritage site of the Chateau of Versailles.


Days
  5 days
Code
  HOP
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary
   
     
Day 1   (PARIS) - HONFLEUR

 

Boarding between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm. Time to settle comfortably in your cabins before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner followed by a free evening. Overnight stop.
(Option: Transfer from Paris to Honfleur available for booking if required at additional cost).

     
Day 2   HONFLEUR – CAUDEBEC EN CAUX
   

Breakfast on board. The morning will be entirely devoted to visiting the town, its fishing port, picturesque old houses, salt attics, the church of St Catherine (15th – 16th century) which is the biggest wooden church in France. Return to the ship for lunch. Then join the excursion to the Cote Fleurie (flowered coast) and the towns of Trouville and Deauville before ending the day in style the day by visiting a Calvados distillery. Return to the ship for dinner, before cruising on, subject to the tides.

     
Day 3   CAUDEBEC EN CAUX - ROUEN
   

Breakfast on board followed by a guided tour (optional) to visit among others, the Road of Abbeys and the church of Caudebec-en-Caux which dates back to the 15th century, then on to Jumièges, which boasts one of the most beautiful abbeys in France and the church of St. Pierre, one of the finest examples of 10th century Norman architecture.  Back to the ship for lunch before sailing on towards Rouen, between steep cliffs at the foot of which nestle quaint little villages.  Arrive in Rouen around 4.00 pm.  Leave on a guided tour of the town (optional) taking in the cathedral, historic quarters and the old market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive at the stake.  Dinner on board.

     
Day 4   MANTES LA JOILE – CONFLANS SAINTE HONORINE - PARIS
   

Early morning start and breakfast while sailing before stopping off in Mantes la Jolie.  Join the optional  excursion to the Chateau of Versailles (closed to the public on Mondays) which is among the most famous and prestigious World Heritage Sites and without doubt the most handsome and complete achievement of 17th century french art.  Return on board in Conflans Sainte Honorine for lunch while cruising on towards Paris, passing the futuristic quarter of "la Defense" with its striking architecture combining glass and cement.  Dinner on board as we arrive in Paris which is beautifully lit up at night.  Overnight stop.

     
Day 5  

PARIS

   

Breakfast on board before disembarking around 9.00 am.  End of the cruise.

     
   

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.

     
INCLUSIONS:





 

This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers).

   
EXCLUSIONS:

 

This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

     
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