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Splendours of the Seine Cruise by rail

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Splendours of the Seine Cruise - by rail

Revel in the chic city of Paris before traversing a landscape of medieval castles, cathedrals and villages as you cruise through the heart of beautiful Normandy, admiring the splendours of the Seine.

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8 days from

£1,317

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 24/04/2017 from St Pancras Rail Station

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  • Monet's Garden, Giverny Monet's Garden, Giverny
  • Paris Paris
  • The Louvre, Paris The Louvre, Paris
  • Notre Dame, Paris Notre Dame, Paris
  • Claude Monet Foundation, Giverny Claude Monet Foundation, Giverny
  • Japanese Bridge, Giverny Japanese Bridge, Giverny
  • Honfleur harbour Honfleur harbour
  • Chateau Vascoeuil near Rouen (optional) Chateau Vascoeuil near Rouen (optional)
  • Rouen Cathedral Rouen Cathedral
  • Half-timbered houses, Rouen Half-timbered houses, Rouen
  • Les Andelys Les Andelys

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Paris.

Take the Eurostar to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation. After a welcome cocktail party and dinner on board, enjoy an introductory cruise along the Seine, passing many of Paris' legendary sights including the shimmering Eiffel Tower, stunning Louvre and breathtaking Notre-Dame Cathedral. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Paris.

A fabulous day-long opportunity to savour the unutterable magic of Paris. Start with an optional tour of its landmark attractions, marvelling at everything from the soaring Eiffel Tower to the awesome Notre Dame, grandiose Arc de Triomphe and graceful Champs Elysées. This afternoon, there's free time to explore this beautiful city at your leisure, perhaps dipping into its chic shops and marvellous brasseries, or admiring the stunning collections of art and antiquities at the Louvre. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 : Vernon.

After a morning cruising, arrive in the charming town of Vernon - the stepping-stone for an unmissable optional excursion to the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny. Beautifully restored and maintained, this enchanting pink-and-green house offers an enthralling insight into Monet's everyday life and work. Tour this huge workshop, flooded in the gauzy natural light he loved, admire his pretty, blue living room and yellow dining room and marvel at the celebrated gardens which inspired many of his works, including the Japanese bridge and lily pond that spurred him to paint his 'Water Lilies' masterpiece. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Caudebec-en-Caux.

Enjoy the scenery this morning as you cruise past charming villages and sheer cliffs towards Caudebec-en-Caux, a quiet town set around a historic square and ornate 15th century Gothic church. In the afternoon, join a fascinating optional tour following the legendary 'Abbey Trail' from Caudebec's church to the ruined, towered Abbey of Jumièges and onto the Church of St Pierre, a marvellous example of 10th century Norman architecture. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Honfleur.

Enjoy an optional excursion to Normandy's 'Côte Fleurie' or 'Flowered Coast', passing romantic sandy beaches and the elegant resorts of Trouville and Deauville, before stopping at a Calvados distillery in Breuil Castle to sample the famous apple liqueur. Later, revel in the charms of colourful Honfleur, undoubtedly one of France's prettiest ports. Situated on the Seine estuary, this enchanting town has a higgledy-piggledy old quarter crammed with slate-roofed 17th century cottages and cobbled lanes, and boasting the medieval Church of St Catherine, which was made entirely from wood. An optional tour features all Honfleur's major sights, leading you through its picturesque streets to its quaint harbour, where the waters bob with tiny fishing boats. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Rouen.

During breakfast, wonder at the views as you drift through serene valleys cast in the soft, subtle light that inspired many great impressionists. Grab your camera as you cruise under the stupendous Pont de Normandie, a massive cable-stayed bridge spanning the Seine, before arriving in Rouen. This afternoon, join an optional guided tour and immerse yourself in the haunting beauty of this historic city, where Joan of Arc was imprisoned, tried and burnt at the stake in 1431. Admire its crooked cobbled lanes, half-timbered houses and impressive cathedral before visiting the old market place where Joan met her death. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Les Andelys.

After breakfast, your cruise continues to Les Andelys, arriving in time for an optional excursion to the Chateau of Martainville. Built in 1485, this museum of Norman Arts and Traditions displays an array of 15th and 19th century furniture, everyday costumes, jewellery and decorative objects. Return to your ship this evening and enjoy a gala dinner. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Paris - UK.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the station in Paris for your return Eurostar journey to the UK, or extend your stay in Paris with 2 nights at the Hotel Monceau Wagram. Includes Breakfast

2017 Departures

The 7th September departure will be operated by MS Seine Princess.

The 6th October departure will be operated by MS Renoir.

All other departures will be operated by MS Botticelli.

Excursion Package

The following optional excursion package can be purchased at the time of booking from £239 per person and includes:

Paris

Day 2: City tour

Giverny

Day 3: Visit to the Claude Monet Foundation

Caudebec-en-Caux

Day 4: Tour of the legendary 'Abbey Trail'

Honfleur

Day 5: City tour and visit to Normandy's 'Cote Fleurie'

Rouen

Day 6: City tour

Les Andelys

Day 7: Visit to the Chateau of Martainville

Note: All optional excursions are subject to change and a minimum number of participants are required for them to operate.

What's Included

  • Eurostar St Pancras - Paris - St Pancras
  • Accommodation Outside lower deck cabin
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All Inclusive Drinks throughout the cruise
  • Individual audio system on all excursions
  • Transfers
  • All local and port taxes
  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)

Cruise Highlights

  • Paris
  • Vernon
  • Caudebec-en-Caux
  • Honfleur
  • Rouen
  • Les Andelys

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