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Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley

Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Paris
  • Vernon
  • Duclair
  • Honfleur
  • Rouen
  • Les Andelys
  • Paris
  • UK
8 DAYS from €2127pp

Tour Highlights

  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price
  • Visit the French capital, Paris
  • Marvel at stunning scenery along the Seine river
  • A number of optional excursions are available including tours of Cote Fleurie & Duclair's abbey trail
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Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley

Beginning in one of the world's most beautiful cities, set sail from Paris along the serene Seine river for an eight day cruise, passing some of Normandy's most stunning communes and picture-postcard sceneries. Along the way, a number of optional trips are on offer including a visit to Claude Monet's elegant home, a fascinating tour of the Normandy landing beaches and a guided Parisian city walk.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Paris

Depart the UK on your scheduled flight or Eurostar train to Paris. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship, MS Botticelli. Board your ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Paris

Explore Paris on a guided city tour, taking in the highlights synonymous with romance and elegance. Enjoy the city's timeless artistic treasures and architectural wonders, crowned by the iconic wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Paris to Duclair

Today, enjoy a tour of the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, where the house and gardens of the prolific artist are preserved. Later, sail towards the dramatic island castle of Mont Saint-Michel. Finish your day with an evening of onboard entertainment before you sail towards Duclair.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Duclair to Honfleur

Once in Duclair, spend the afternoon exploring the Norman Abbey Circuit, a circuit of over 35 abbeys, each unique in its architecture and beauty.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Honfleur

This morning, head out for a tour of Cote Fleurie (the aptly-named "flowered coast"), to visit the Chateau du Breuil. Complete your tour with a wine tasting of the highly regarded Calvados.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - 8

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your entry into France. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 10 days cover£21£42£62


For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 90 days before departure a deposit of €300pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable 90 days prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 90 days of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This cruise is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Cruise Director

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in France is the Euro, we recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2018 Dates
01 May 201808 May 2018€2127pp
04 Jun 201811 Jun 2018€2167pp
23 Sep 201830 Sep 2018€2260pp
Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Important Notice

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

MS Botticelli

75 cabins. Cabins are well appointed and spacious. Amenities include a lounge and bar, a large sun deck and more.
24th April, 23rd May & 28th August departures

MS Renoir

78 cabins. Both the upper and main decks feature large windows. Amenities include lounge bar, sundeck, gift shop and more.
06th October departure

Both vessels boast the following facilities...

Cabins

All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a souvenir shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

Cruise Map

Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley Route Map

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average Flying time: 1 hour
  • Minimum temperature: 8°C
  • Maximum temperature: 25°C

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