• Honfleur
  • Bayeux tapestry
  • Notre Dame

Paris and Normandy

A 7-night River Seine cruise from Paris to the Normandy Coast visiting picturesque towns and the historic D-Day landing beaches. Includes shore excursions and return flights from Manchester

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Riviera Travel
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Cruise along the picturesque Seine, learn about the history of the D-Day landings and visit picturesque towns on this superb river cruise from Paris to the Normandy coast

From Paris cruise to Les Andeleys, dominated by Chateau Gaillard, and on to Joan of Arc's city of Rouen. Visit Bayeux, home to the famous tapestry, and learn about the history of the D-Day landings at Gold Beach on the Normandy coast.

Explore the picturesque fishing port of Honfleur and visit Monet's home and gardens in Giverny before cruising back along the Seine to Paris. Explore the famous sights of Paris on a guided tour before this superb cruise comes to an end.

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Day 1 : UK - Paris (France)

Fly from the UK to Charles de Gaulle airport and transfer to your ship, moored on the River Seine, where the friendly crew will welcome you aboard.

Day 2 : Les Andelys

The lower Seine Valley is characterised by sweeping meanders and chalk cliffs. After scenic cruising this morning, moor at Les Andeleys. Les Andelys is dominated by the fascinating Chateau Gaillard, a medieval castle built by Richard the Lionheart to defend Rouen. Enjoy a guided visit with entrance fee included.

Day 3 : Rouen - Caudebec

This morning awake in Rouen, Normandy's historic capital and one of Europe's finest medieval cities. See the quaint medieval alleys lined with antique shops and boutiques and cafes offering gastronomic delights from the region. In the Place Vieux Marche, flowers mark the spot where Joan of Arc was burned. See all the highlights during a guided tour. Cruise along the Seine during lunch to the pretty town of Caudebec-en-Caux. Perhaps take an evening stroll round its market square and see the richly decorated church.

Day 4 : Bayeux - Gold Beach

Learn about the D-Day landings and the Bayeux Tapestry with a full day tour. The tapestry tells the tale of William of Normandy's 1066 expedition to conquer England. This afternoon visit some of the D-Day monuments and places including Gold Beach on the Normandy coast. (Please note lunch is not provided today).

Day 5 : Honfleur

Drive to Honfleur to see this picturesque port's old harbour, well-preserved 18th-century houses and half-timbered building before continuing to cruise along the Seine this afternoon.

Day 6 : Vernon - Giverny

From Vernon, take a short drive to Giverny to visit Monet's famous home and gardens. In the afternoon explore the quaint half-timbered houses of Vernon before cruising back to Paris.

Day 7 : Paris

Join the sightseeing tour of Paris with highlights including the Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. There is time to explore Paris at leisure this afternoon. Perhaps visit the Place de la Concorde with its magnificent 18th-century architecture or the Louvre with its collection of art including the Mona Lisa. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 8 : Paris - UK

This morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Overseas transfers
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased from £109pp

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