Get picked up at your hotel in Paris for 5 days of gently cruising along the Seine river to reach the heart of Normandy and return to Paris. Meals included in the price.
DAY 1: HONFLEUR
You private car will pick you up in Paris and drive you to Honfleur where you can spend some free time before boarding between 6.00 and 7.00pm. Time to settle comfortably in your cabins before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner followed by a free evening. Overnight stop.
DAY 2: HONFLEUR - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX
Breakfast on board. The morning will be entirely devoted to visiting (optional) the town, its fishing port, picturesque old houses, salt attics, the church of St Catherine (15th – 16th century) which is the biggest wooden church in France. Return to the ship for lunch. Then join the excursion (optional) to the Côte Fleurie (flowered coast) and the towns of Trouville and Deauville before ending the day in style by visiting a Calvados distillery. Return to the ship for dinner, before cruising on, subject to the tides.
DAY 3: CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX - ROUEN
Breakfast on board followed by a guided tour (optional) to visit among others, the abbeys trail and the abbey of Saint-Wandrille (outdoor), then on to Jumièges, which boasts one of the most beautiful abbeys in France and the church of St Pierre, one of the finest examples of 10th century Norman architecture. Back to the ship for lunch before sailing on towards Rouen, between steep cliffs at the foot of which nestle quaint little villages. Arrive in Rouen around 4.00pm. Leave on a guided tour of the town (optional) taking in the cathedral, historic quarters and the “Place du Vieux Marché” where Joan of Arc was burned alive at the stake. Dinner on board.
DAY 4: MANTES LA JOLIE - CONFLANS SAINTE HONORINE - PARIS
Early morning start and breakfast while sailing before stopping off in Mantes la Jolie. Join the optional excursion to the Versailles castle(2) (reservation in advance is essential -see with your agency). Closed on monday, replaced by the Malmaison castle(3)) which is among the most famous and prestigious World heritage sites and without doubt the most handsome and complete achievement of 17th century French art. Return on board in Conflans Sainte Honorine for lunch while cruising on towards Paris, passing the futuristic quarter of la Défense, with its striking architecture combining glass and cement. Dinner on board as we arrive in Paris which is beautifully lit up at night. Overnight stop.
DAY 5: PARIS
Breakfast on board before disembarking around 9.00am. End of our journey.
This offer includes :
The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day - the drinks included in our price are the water, the wine, the beer, the fruit juices and one coffee served by CroisiEurope during the meals on board only - accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC - entertainment - the assistance of our hostess on board - the welcome cocktail - the gala evening - the insurance for medical repatriation - port taxes.
This offer does not include :
The drinks served in the bar, those on the wine list and the drinks at meals served during excursions or transfers - the insurance cancellation/luggages - the optional excursions (book and pay on board or at the travel agent) - personal expenses.
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