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 Paris and the Seine Valley

PARIS - VERNON – CAUDEBEC EN CAUX -  HONFLEUR - ROUEN  – LES ANDELYS – PARIS

 

 

 

This 8-day cruise takes you on a voyage of discovery from Paris through the Seine Valley (inspiration to countless painters and poets of all ages) to the Normandy Coast.  Highlights include a day discovering the delights and land marks of Paris, the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, the 'Road of Abbeys', the historic town of Rouen  - site of the burning of Joan of Arc, and Honfleur on the Cote Fleurie.



Days
  8 days
Code
  PCN
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary
   
     
Day 1   PARIS

 

Boarding between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm in Paris. Time to settle comfortably in your cabins before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner on board .before departing on a cruise to tour the sights of the French capital lit up at night. Overnight stop

     
Day 2  

PARIS

   

Breakfast on board. The day will be dedicated to the discovery of Paris.Morning guided tour of Paris, which will begin with famous landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées. Lunch on the ship followed by a free afternoon to stroll round Paris. Dinner and a free evening or go on to a cabaret (optional – excursion paid on board ship)

     
Day 3   VERNON
   

Buffet breakfast on board before cruising on to reach Vernon around 12.30 pm. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, take the opportunity to visit the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, a charming pink house with green shutters which has been patiently restored and reveals the painter's daily life. As you wander round the house, visit Monet's huge workshop, bathed in the light that he cherished so much, the blue living room, the yellow dining room and the famous garden full of flowers and finally the Japanese style water garden. Return to the ship for dinner before cruising off towards Caudebec en Caux.

     
Day 4   CAUDEBEC EN CAUX
   

Buffet breakfast on board while cruising along through magnificent scenery and steep cliffs at the foot of which nestle charming little villages Lunch on board before arriving in Caudebec en Caux around 1.00 pm.  In the afternoon, leave on a guided tour to discover  the Road of Abbeys beginning with the church of Caudebec en Caux which dates back to the 15th century then on to Jumièges, and the ruins of one of the most beautiful abbeys in France, not forgetting the church of St Pierre, one of the finest examples of 10th century Norman architecture. Return to the ship for around 6.00pm for dinner before sailing on towards Honfleur (subject to the tides).

     
Day 5   HONFLEUR
   

After breakfast depart on an excursion to the "Cote Fleurie" (flowered coast) and the towns of Trouville and Deauville including a stop on the way to visit a Calvados distillery. Return to the ship for lunch. The afternoon will be spent on a guided visit of Honfleur. Lying at the foot of the Côte de Grace, the town will enchant you with its old port, the church of St Catherine entirely made out of wood, its picturesque streets and outer harbour dotted with little fishing boats. Return to the ship for dinner and a free evening.

     
Day 6   ROUEN

 

Early morning start and breakfast while cruising along a superb valley whose light variations inspired not only the impressionist painters but also many poets, before passing under the splendid Normandy Bridge. Lunch on board before arriving in Rouen around 2.00 pm. Depart on a guided tour of the town to discover the cathedral, its historic quarters and the old market place where Joan of Arc was burnt alive at the stake. Return to the ship for dinner and an entertaining evening. Overnight stop.

     
Day 7   ROUEN-LES ANDELYS
   

After breakfast, cruise off towards les Andelys, through the lock in Amfreville, arriving around midday. Lunch on board. The afternoon will be spent visiting the chateau of Vascoeuil, a unique place according to Jules Michelet where art, history and nature blend together in perfect harmony. Return on board. Gala dinner and evening while cruising.

     
Day 8   PARIS
   

Breakfast on board before arriving in Paris around 8.00 am before disembarking. 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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