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 Paris to the Normandy Coast

 PARIS – VERNON – ROUEN – CAUDEBEC EN CAUX – LA COTE FLEURIE - HONFLEUR - (option to PARIS)

 

 

For people whose time is precious, this 5-day one way cruise from Paris to Honfleur allows you to enjoy the highlights of Paris and the Seine Valley: including major Parisian sights, Chateaux and Churches, the historic old port town of Honfleur, and the 19th century Mecca of Deauville on the "Cote Fleurie".



Days
  5 days
Code
  PAF
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary
   
     
Day 1  

PARIS


 

Time to settle comfortably in your cabins between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm. Meet the crew during a welcome cocktail reception before enjoying a pleasant dinner in the dining room as the ship cruises off on the Seine (depending on the water level) for a magical tour of Paris by night. Enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Orangerie, the Louvre museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.

     
Day 2   PARIS - VERNON
   

Early start cruising along the Seine passing the futuristic quarter of la Defense with its striking combination of glass and concrete architecture. Lunch on board before stopping off in Conflans Sainte Honorine. Take the opportunity to leave on a sightseeing tour 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.- or , on Mondays, visit the chateau of Auvers on the Oise. Return to the ship around 6.30 pm in Mantes la Jolie before continuing on towards Vernon. Dinner on board and overnight stop.

     
Day 3   VERNON – ROUEN – CAUDEBEC EN CAUX
   

Early morning start and breakfast while sailing towards Rouen, passing through the last lock in Andelys, Amfreville after which our cruise schedule will be subject to the tides. Arrive in Rouen at around 1.30 pm. Leave on a guided tour of this old town, former capital of Normandy, and visit among others, its fine cathedral, historic quarters and the old market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive at the stake. Return to the ship and sail on to Caudebec en Caux, arriving there in the evening where we stop of briefly to welcome on board a pilot from the department of Seine Maritime, before cruising on to Honfleur (subject to the tides). Dinner and a gala evening.

     
Day 4  

CAUDEBEC EN CAUX - HONFLEUR

   

Honfleur, our last port of call – arrival times in the port of Honfleur are subject to the tides. Stop off to visit this splendid town which lies at the mouth of the Seine at the point where it flows into the Channel. Join the sightseeing tour of the town which will take you through the old port which is just as it was in the 17th century. Quay side dwellings were very much sought after in those times, therefore only extremely narrow plots of land were sold. This explains the unusual architecture with tall buildings, sometimes up to 7 floors high!  In the background, admire the church of St Catherine which was built in the shape of a ship by local carpenters, entirely out of wood. Lunch on board then on to Deauville on the "Cote Fleurie". During the second half of the 19th century, Deauville became the hotspot for well to do Parisians and film stars from all over the world. Among its many attractions are the luxury hotels right along the sea front, the casino, marina, horse-racing track, not to mention the old word beach huts. Return to the ship for dinner before taking a last stroll around the old port, which is beautifully lit up at night. Overnight stop.

     
Day 5   HONFLEUR
   

Last breakfast before disembarking. End of a memorable cruise.
(Option: Transfers from Honfleur to Paris available for booking if required at additional cost).

     
   

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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