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French Rivers

From Paris to Normandy
Purpose: River Cruising, Relaxation, History, Culture
No. of days: 5 days - 4 nights
First & Last Cities: Paris, Honfleur
Other cities: Vernon, Rouen, Duclair, Cote Fleurie
Starting cost: $1,365

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Day 1: Paris

Passengers are welcome to board our ship between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Depending on the water level, our ship will set off for a magical tour of Paris by night. We will glide silently past the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Orangerie, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral, which dominates the Ile de la Cité. We'll remain in port overnight.

 

Day 2: Paris (Versailles), Vernon

This morning start cruising along the Seine. Excursions proposed: We’ll return to the ship in Mantes-la-Jolie before continuing on to Vernon. We'll remain in port overnight.

 

Classic option: Guided visit of the Palace of Versailles - pre-reservation before cruise is required through your travel agency (1). The palace is closed on Mondays. The visit will then be replaced by a tour of the Château de Malmaison (2).

 

Discovery option (at a supplement): visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park and gardens.

 

Day 3: Vernon, Rouen, Honfleur

We cruise towards Rouen, passing Les Andelys and Amfreville. Excursion for both packages: Join us for a guided tour of the city, including the cathedral, historic neighborhoods, and the “Place du Vieux Marché” where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Once we return to the ship, we’ll stop briefly in Duclair and then continue on to Honfleur (subject to tides). Tonight is our gala evening.

 

Day 4: Honfleur

Everybody takes the excursion to Honfleur and Pont l’Evêque leaving by coach for Pont l’Evêque, a charming Norman city. The guided tour will cover such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent before continuing for a tasting of the small, square-shaped local cheese. Then, take one of the afternoon excursions proposed.

Instead of the morning and afternoon options you may opt for a full-day guided tour (lunch included) to the Landing Beaches (only as a pre-booked tour and a minimum of 30 participants). Departure by coach to reach Pointe du Hoc, seeing Omaha Beach and Coleville-sur-Mer and its American cemetery on the way. We'll stop in Arromanches after lunch to watch the film “The Price of Liberty.” We'll remain in port overnight.

 

Classic option: Deauville and the Côte Fleurie. During the second half of the 19th century, Deauville became the hot spot 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, and horse-racing track.

 

Discovery option (at a supplement): Hike across the cliffs of La Côte d’Albâtre. We’ll pass by the high white cliffs bordered by the beaches and stones found in Impressionist paintings. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some free time to explore the city itself.

 

Day 5 – Honfleur

Last breakfast before disembarking. End of our services.

 

 

Note: For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Available for a minimum of 35 persons otherwise this excursion will be replaced by the visit of Malmaison Château.

(2) The Malmaison Château is closed on Tuesday, so if the stop falls on a Tuesday, the optional guided tour will be at Auvers-sur-Oise Château.

Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.