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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 €1735pp

Tour Highlights
  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price
  • Guided tour of Paris, France's cosmopolitan capital
  • Visit the Norman Abbey Circuit
  • Explore Rouen's atmospheric medieval quarter
  • Marvel at stunning scenery along the Seine

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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

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, the MS Seine Princess. Take a moment to settle into your comfortable cabin and enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner.

  • Dinner
2
Paris

This morning, enjoy a coach tour of Paris, taking in highlights synonymous with romance and elegance. Since its foundation, sovereigns and ecclesiastics have left their mark on the city's magnificent sites, enriching them with architectural delights and artistic treasures. Your coach will take you past incredible sights such as the Louvre, the Opera Garnier, the Bastille, the Arc de Triomphe and, of course, the iconic spire of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Paris to Duclair

Cruise through the morning, reaching the town of Giverny for a guided tour of the Claude Monet Foundation. Here, you will find the charming house and gardens where the prolific artist resided for over 40 years. Take a stroll around the dreamy water-lily ponds and be inspired by the colourful vistas which were once the subject of Monet's impressionist paintings. Finish your day with an evening of onboard entertainment before you sail towards Duclair.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Duclair to Honfleur

After a morning cruising the meandering Seine, set off on a tour of the Norman Abbey Circuit. Begin at the impressive Jumieges Abbey, and admire the striking silhouette of its Norman Romanesque remnants. Discover the abbey's turbulent history of Viking pillages and invasions before continuing towards the Abbey of Saint Wandrille. Housing a community of monks, this active abbey contains a working brewery. Take in the hoppy aromas as you explore its classical exterior before returning to your ship and sailing onwards to Honfleur.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Honfleur

Today's tour will transport you to the "flower coast", Cote Fleurie, lined with chic towns and romantic beaches. Begin in Deauville, a glamorous city famed for its festivities and prestigious establishments. Take in the coastal breeze with a gentle stroll along the boardwalk and admire the extravagant facade of the grand casino. Continue your tour to the delightful Breuil Castle, situated in the lush green pastures of Pays d'Auge. Here you'll find a highly regarded calvados distillery, where you will learn the process of making this exquisite cider brandy before a tasting. Return to your ship for lunch before this afternoon's short walking tour of Honfleur. Wander past the unique, narrow houses of Vieux Bassin and the largest wooden church in Europe, Saint Catherine's Church. Walk onwards past the grand exterior of the Salt Halls and ancient St Leonard Church before returning to your ship, mooring in Honfleur for the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Honfleur to Rouen

Arrive in Rouen for a walking tour of this city considered Normandy's cultural, historical and gastronomical capital. You'll begin in the historic centre, below the rising spire of Rouen Cathedral. Walk around the gothic facade and see for yourself why Monet was so fond of painting this intricate structure. Continue onto the marketplace where Joan of Arc was burned for heresy in 1431 and past the centuries-old astronomical clock of Gros-Horloge. Lastly, visit the Saint Joan of Arc Church, built to commemorate the town's local heroine, before returning to your vessel for a night docked in Rouen.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Rouen to Les Andelys

Your final full day will take you past the quaint villages in the Andelle Valley before arriving at the Chateau de Martainville in Les Andelys for a tour. The chateau, built at the end of the 15th-century, houses an eclectic exhibit of items used in Normandy daily life. Relive the past through the objects on display, which include copper pans, furniture and chinaware. On the top floor, a fine collection of typical Norman costumes will transport you back to past traditions and customs. At the end of the day, return to your ship in time for tonight's gala dinner with your fellow passengers.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Paris to the UK

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or Eurostar train station for your return journey to the UK.

  • Breakfast

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

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. 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 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks 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.

Tour Guide

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 in 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
23 Sep 201830 Sep 2018€1852
2019 Dates
09 Apr 201916 Apr 2019€1735
27 May 201903 Jun 2019€1948
29 Sep 201906 Oct 2019€2015

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.

Additional Expenses

  • Optional Excursions
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.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Euro

Average Flying time

1 hour

Min/Max temperature

8 °C / 25 °C

What to pack
  • Warm Clothes in case of cold weather (Jumper and Jacket)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Suncream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses and plastic bags
  • Towel and Swimsuit
  • Rucksack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Travel Plug Adapter
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.

Onboard facilities include...
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.

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