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 The Seine Valley

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

 

  

 

There is simply no better way to see this region other than from the Seine River! Sail past the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame as well as visit the Chateau of Vascoeuil.  Pass through delightful French villages en route to the historic town of Rouen.  Take in Deauville, on the Cote Fleurie, the charming town of Honfleur – once a bustling seaport, and nearby historic Normandy. 

 

Days: 5 Days
Code -  SEN
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

Day 1 PARIS

Boarding at quay de Bercy and 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 along the Seine (subject to the water level) for a magical tour of Paris by night. Enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, Orangerie, the Louvre museum and Notre Dame cathedral which towers over the city. You will be delighted with this first day cruising.

   
Day 2 PARIS – LES ANDELYS - ROUEN
 

Wake up to music before enjoying breakfast in the dining room, followed by a gymnastics session. The morning will be spent cruising along the Seine through the locks at Conflans Sainte Honorine and Vernon. Games will be organised in the lounge from 11.00 am. Lunch while cruising before arriving in Andelys around 1.30 pm. Join the coach trip to visit the Chateau of Vascoeuil while the ship continues on towards Rouen where we will join it around 6.00 pm. Dinner on board before leaving on a guided walking tour of this old town, former capital of Normandy and its fine cathedral, historic quarters and the old market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive at the stake. Return to the ship for dinner. The ship cruises on from midnight towards. Honfleur.

   
Day 3 ROUEN – HONFLEUR
 

Breakfast on board, arrival times in Honfleur are subject to the tides. The morning will be spent visiting Honfleur with its picturesque port basin, narrow winding streets bordered with old dwellings, salt attics and its famous church of St Catherine, built entirely our of wood. (NB. Departure times for excursions may vary as they are subject to the tides). Return for lunch on board. In the afternoon, leave on an excursion to the "Cote Fleurie" (flowered coast), Trouville and Deauville, taking in a visit to a Calvados distillery. Return to the ship around 6.00 pm for dinner before leaving the Port of Honfleur, passing under the superb Normandy bridge before continuing along the Seine.

   
Day 4 HONFLEUR – CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX – VERNON
 

Breakfast while cruising then take part in a gymnastics session on board with a professional coach. Lunch followed by an afternoon leisurely cruising on the Seine, watching a traditional puppet show like those that used to attract crowds to the banks of the Marne on Sundays. Then on through several lock gates and attractive countryside before arriving in Conflans Sainte Honorine, capital of boatmen. Dinner and gala evening on board.

   
Day 5 PARIS
 

Breakfast on board before disembarking at 10.00 am when this marvellous cruise comes to an end.

   
 

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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