Paris - Normandy - Paris (8 days)

Day 1 – Arrive Paris

Fly or rail from London to Paris and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Day 2 – Les Andelys

Arrive1:30pm - Depart 5:00pm

Shore leave for your personal visit.

Day 3 – Caudebec-en-Caux

Arrive 3:00am - Depart 9:00am (next day)

Guided tour to the town of Honfleur. This excursion takes you to the attractive port and artists’ colony of Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Thanks to its historic harbour basin, its lovely narrow streets and traditional half-timbered houses it is one of Normandy’s most attractive towns. We walk to the ancient fishing port and through the Old Town to the unique late Gothic wooden church of St. Catherine, with its free-standing bell tower.

Excursion to the picturesque seaside resort Étretat to the high Chalk Cliffs of the Alabaster Coast. Enjoy an evening of French chansons on board.

Day 4 – Exploring Rouen

Arrive 1:00pm

Guided tour through the “Gothic open-air museum” in Rouen with its numerous church spires and old half-timbered houses: From St. Catherines's Hill we have a fine view over the city of Rouen with its many church towers and across the Seine Valley. In the historic centre we see some lovely half-timbered houses in the Rue du Gros-Horloge as well as the late Gothic cathedral with its many sculptured decorations and another Gothic masterpiece - the Palais de Justice.

Day 5 – Rouen

Depart 6:30pm

Guided tour to the monastery road with the impressive Jumièges monastery and St. Martin de Boscherville: Already the French writer Victor Hugo has called the abbey of Jumièges "the most beautiful ruin of France". The imposing ruins still attract visitors and are a testimony to Romanesque architecture.In Saint-Martin de Boscherville, situated on a bend in the river, stands one of the finest Romanesque abbeys of Haute Normandy. We inspect the complex from the outside.

Day 6 - Vernon/La-Roche-Guyon

Arrive 2:00am - Depart 1:00pm

Giverny excursion with a visit to Monet’s house with its heavenly garden and the famous water lily pond.

Day 7 – Exploring Paris

Arrive 4:00am

Guided tour through the cosmopolitan city of Paris: The French capital on the Seine is home to countless ecclesiastical and secular buildings, streets, squares, museums and parks which attract tourists from all over the world every day. The Seine promenade in Paris was added to the World Heritage List in 1991. During a city tour through the French metropolis with flair, you will see the most important sights, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Triumphboden, Notre Dame or the Champs-Élysées. With a short walk through the Parc du Luxembourg, you will enjoy the tranquility in the hectic city and let the many impressions of this unforgettable visit to the city of love take effect.

Montmartre excursion with a visit to the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Visit to a cabaret show in Paris in the evening.

Day 8 – Paris

Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. Transfer to Paris Airport/Station or add a city stay (prices on request).

The excursions marked in bold are optional and can be booked individually on board at extra cost or can be pre-paid as an inclusive package (prices available on request). All other guided tours as described in the itinerary are included in the price. Arrival and departure times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

MS Seine Comtesse

2021 Sailing dates

  • 27.03. – 03.04.21 - Season A
  • 08.05. – 15.05.21 - Season C
  • 12.06. – 19.06.21 - Season D
  • 07.08. – 14.08.21 - Season D
  • 11.09. – 18.09.21 - Season C
  • 16.10. – 23.10.21 - Season A

What's Included

  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • Seven nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • Four Guided Excursions
  • Onboard WiFi
  • Gratuities
  • All Port Charges
  • Full ATOL financial protection

Additional Charges

  • Additional Premium shore excursions
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)

MS Seine Comtesse

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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