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French Rivers

Seine Valley
Purpose: River Cruising, Relaxation, History, Culture
No. of days: 8 days - 7 nights
First & Last Cities: Paris, Honfleur
Other cities: Vernon, Duclair, Rouen, Les Andelys
Starting cost: $2,289

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Day 1: Paris

Passengers are welcome to board 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. Join us for a cruise through Paris by night (depending on the water level).

 

Day 2: Paris

Enjoy breakfast on board and participate in one of the morning excursions. Lunch on board and free afternoon to explore the city on your own or to take our vintage option.

 

Classic option: Half-day guided tour exploring the legendary places in the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.

 

Discovery option (at a supplement): Stroll on the banks of the Seine and over the bridges of Paris. We'll set out from the Quai de Grenelle for a stroll along the banks of the Seine. The banks of the Seine were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1991.

 

Vintage option (not included in packages): Touring Paris in a vintage 2CV. Experience true vintage style as you cruise in a comfortable and completely refurbished 2CV. It's fun, it's fabulous, and it's so French! Relax in the comfort of a refurbished 2CV while you listen to your guide tell you all about the “City of Light.”

 

Day 3: Vernon

The morning will be spent cruising.

Excursion for both packages: We’ll leave for a tour of the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny - the second most visited spot in Normandy after Mont Saint-Michel.

 

Day 4: Duclair

The morning will be spent cruising. Excursion for both packages: Norman Abbey Circuit

 

Day 5 – Honfleur

After breakfast on board choose your morning excursion from the options proposed. In the afternoon, excursion for both packages: Honfleur and Pont l'Evêque. Leave by coach for Pont l'Evêque, a charming Norman city. We'll take a guided tour and see such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent. We'll continue our tour with a tasting of the small, square-shaped cheese that has carried the town's name since the 12th century. We'll then return to Honfleur for a guided tour on foot. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church

Instead of the morning and afternoon excursion 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.”

 

Classic option: Discover the Côte Fleurie from Deauville to the Château du Breuil with a Calvados tasting.

 

Discovery option (at a supplement): Tour through the artist villas of Deauville, real masterpieces of architecture and enjoy a Calvados tasting at the end!

 

Day 6: Rouen

We’ll cruise along the superb valley, whose variations of lights inspired many Impressionist painters, before passing under the splendid Normandy Bridge. In the afternoon take 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.

 

Day 7: Rouen, Les Andelys

The morning will be spent cruising. In the afternoon take one of the excursions proposed then, return to the ship and get ready for tonight’s gala evening.
 

Classic option: Visit of the Martainville Château, a majestic secondary residence built by a 15th-century financier. Today, it houses the museum of Norman arts and traditions.


Discovery option (at a supplement): Chateau Gaillard. From Les Andelys, we'll walk to the Château Gaillard. Come discover this ruined medieval castle and its gorgeous views overlooking the small city of Les Andelys and one of the loveliest bends in the Seine.
 

Day 8: Paris

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

 

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

Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.