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The Seine

5 Days • Full Board
From £875pp

The Seine, the most emblematic riverscape in France; its waterways and tributaries have played a pivotal role in the development of the country in times gone by.

It was from the lower Seine, the fertile centre of the Ile de France that drew the French monarchy and grew cosmopolitan Paris as we know it today - plentiful, with stunning monuments, each with their own magnificent story.

To see the French capital go by from the river is a sight to savour. ‘Les bouquinistes’, riverside booksellers, form an open air book shop along its banks, etched into the Parisien landscape. Pass iconic landmarks such as Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower on this mighty river dividing the left and right bank of Paris and crisscrossed by thrity-seven bridges; and what’s more the Palace of Versailles beckons within its heartland. Often with a Seine river cruise the opportunity to take in the night lights of Paris is a highlight moment.

From here the Paris Basin stretches out through Normandy and beyond, discover the Calvados region known for its sweet cider and brandy. The river was a magnet for the ‘Impressionists’, an artistic movement so closely associated with these parts. Monet’s mark evident in the riverscapes that ensue. Seems every turn of the Seine unfolds a scene more scenic than the last - Château Gaillard towers the white rock-face among the thickets, as the river loops onwards.

From Rouen, you enter Maritime Seine, navigable by ocean vessels as the estuary opens rapidly and extends for sixteen miles. The tall-mast fishing harbour of Honfleur and Le Havre, where the Seine enters the English Channel, throw an altogether different angle to this river cruise route.

Itineraries can vary depending on the duration of the cruise and the river cruise supplier. The from price is based on the sample itinerary mentioned below.

Package Includes

  • Full Board service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day
  • Some of our river cruise partners offer all inclusive cruises
  • Welcome Drinks Reception on arrival
  • Gala Dinner on one night of your river cruise
  • Evening entertainment with some daytime entertainment
  • Some river cruises will also offer complimentary use of the bikes onboard. 
Minimum 32 Passengers

The Seine: From the Norman Coast to Paris

  1. Day 1 Paris Welcome Cocktail / Paris by Night Cruise
  2. Day 2 Paris - Poissy Rouen Guided tour of Palace of Versailles / Bike tour through gardens of Versailles
  3. Day 3 Rouen - Honfleur Rouen city tour / Gala Dinner
  4. Day 4 Honfleur Honfleur / Pont l’Evêque / CôteFleurie / Tasting of Calvados / Cliff Hike at Étretat / La Côte d’Albâtre
  5. Day 5 Honfleur Farewell
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