• Claude Monet's garden, Giverny
  • Honfleur harbour

Paris to Normandy

Cruise from magical Paris to the Normandy coast, past storybook chateaux and enchanting medieval towns, with included drinks and direct flights from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester Airport

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7 Nights from £1399pp

CroisiEurope
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Glide through the scenery of Impressionist painters from magical Paris to the Normandy coast, past storybook chateaux and enchanting medieval towns.

Shimmering in a thousand lights, the legendary sights of Paris dazzle - the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, the Louvre, and Notre-Dame Cathedral dominating the Ile de la Cite.

Highlights of the Seine are Monet's house and garden at Giverny and picturesque Les Andelys, birthplace of the artist Poussin. In ancient Rouen visit the historic old town and the Market Place where Joan of Arc was burnt alive. At the mouth of the River Seine sits Honfleur, a scenic of fishing port barely changed since the 17th century.

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Notre Dame, Paris
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Day 1 : UK - Paris (France)

Fly to Paris and transfer to your ship. Enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge before dinner on board. This evening we depart to cruise through the marvelously illuminated Paris by night (water level permitting).

Day 2 : Paris

Today we spend the whole day in France’s capital. We offer an optional half-day tour of the mythical sites of the city, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées. Lunch on board followed by a free afternoon in Paris. Dinner on board. Spend the evening discovering Paris by night or join our optional cabaret evening excursion.

Day 3 : Vernon

This morning we cruise towards Vernon, which we will reach at about 12:30 pm. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, there is an optional visit to the “Claude Monet” foundation at Giverny. The pink house with its green shutters, patiently restored, reveals aspects of the painter's daily life. As you wander round the house and gardens, you will see his huge studio, flooded with the light that he so cherished, the blue parlour, the yellow dining room, and especially the famous flower garden and the Japanese-inspired water garden. Back on board for dinner.Evening entertainment and we cruise towards Caudebec-en-Caux.

Day 4 : Caudebec en Caux

We start cruising early in the morning, sailing through magnificent countryside alongside the steep cliffs, at whose feet stand charming typical villages. Lunch as we cruise. At about 1pm we arrive in Caudebec-en-Caux. There is an optional guided excursion “La route des Abbayes” (the Abbey Road). The visit will begin with the church at Caudebec-en-Caux, which dates back to the 15th century, then continue with Jumièges where we will see the ruins of one of the finest abbeys in France. It will also take you to St Peter's church, which is one of the most beautiful examples of 10th century architecture. Back on board at about 6pm. We dine on board as the ship departs for Honfleur (tide permitting).

Day 5 : Honfleur

This morning after breakfast we offer you an an optional excursion along the “Côte Fleurie” (Flowered Coast). Here you will experience the beautiful landscapes of sandy beaches and low cliffs that captured the imagination of the poets and the painters of the 19th century. We will pass through Trouville and Deauville, stopping on the way to taste Calvados. Back on board for lunch. After lunch you may choose to take part in an optional guided tour of Honfleur. Situated at the foot of the coast of Grace, the appealing town offers delights such as St Catherine’s church built solely of wood, its old streets and its outer harbour with its charming fishing boats. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to the Normandy Landing Beaches. Return on board for dinner, followed by a free evening.

Day 6 : Rouen

The ship departs early this morning, and we breakfast as we cruise through this superb valley whose variations in light inspired the Impressionist painters and poets. We will pass under the superb Normandy Bridge and lunch on board, before arriving in Rouen at about 2pm. This afternoon there will be an optional guided tour of Rouen, during which you will see, amongst other things, the Cathedral, the town's historic quarters, and the Old Market Place where Joan of Arc was burnt alive. Back on board for dinner.

Day 7 : Les Andelys

After breakfast, we depart towards Les Andelys, passing through the famous Amfreville lock, arriving around midday. Lunch on board. This afternoon, enjoy an optional visit to the Martainville castle which today is the museum of Norman arts and traditions. Gala dinner on board. Evening cruising.

Day 8 : Paris - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Return flights from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester Airport
  • Transfers between airport and ship
  • Superb meals including buffet breakfast, full-service lunch and dinner with fine French and European cuisine
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala Dinner
  • Port Taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from our customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.

2018 Departures

Manchester Airport

Ship: Seine Princess Our Price From
Jun 04£1569
Jul 20; Aug 25£1489
Sep 23£1569

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Leeds-Bradford Airport

Ship: Seine Princess Our Price From
Jun 04£1469
Jul 20£1399
Sep 23£1475

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply.
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement £198pp
  • Suite - £202pp
  • Single Supplement - £568
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