The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)

The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)

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CroisiCruise: HFP_PP

7 Days

From Honfleur to Paris, sail along the Seine and discover the Côte Fleurie where you'll get to admire one of the pearls of Calvados and Basse-Normandie with exceptional architectural beauty, memory to the time when this little corner of France benefited from the fashion of sea bathing. Dive into the beauty and history of France on its riverbanks. Paris, Fontainebleau, Rouen, Giverny, Honfleur, and the Côte Fleurie await you on this extraordinary voyage.

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
  • Prepaid Classic Sightseeing package

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Complete discovery of the Seine from Normandy to Paris: see it all in just one week!
  • Visit all the important stops along the way:(1)
    • The palace in Fontainebleau, residence for French monarchs for over 800 years(2)
    • The must-see sites in Paris
    • Giverny and Monet’s gardens
    • Art and history in Rouen
    • Astounding beauty on the Norman Abbey Circuit
    • The enchanting city of Honfleur and the Côte Fleur

Day 1: Honfleur

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. The evening is free to do as you please.

* Coach transfer available from Paris to Honfleur - supplement applies

Day 2: Honfleur

This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Honfleur. Honfleur is one of the most popular cities to visit in France. What began as a harbour built for trade evolved into the birthplace of Impressionism and more. Take your time to visit the picturesque port, historic museums, and timeless cafés during our stay.

This afternoon, we’ll set out on a trip to the Côte Fleuri. The Côte Fleurie runs from Honfleur to Deauville, with each beach, cliff, and seaside resort in between more charming than the other. This small corner of paradise has inspired many an artist in the past, and the regional Calvados brandy inspires us even today! On this excursion, we'll see Trouville and Deauville and visit a Calvados distillery.

Day 3: Honfleur - Rouen

This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Rouen. The “City of 100 Bell Towers” has been the center stage to many events in French History. Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille, Claude Monet, and William the Conqueror have all left their marks throughout the history of the city. In addition to the civil and religious monuments spanning the centuries from the Middle Ages to modern times, Rouen is now known for its street art.

In the afternoon, we’ll set out on a guided tour along the Norman Abbey Circuit to see the exceptional religious heritage in the region. Among the interesting sites we’ll discover are the village of Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Wandrille. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to our next stop. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 4: MANTES-LA-JOLIE - Giverny - PARIS

Join us on an excursion for both packages: A visit to the Foundation Claude Monet in Giverny. Monet lived in his home in Giverny for 43 years. In the garden surrounding the house, Monet created a colourful study of volume and perspectives with his flower beds. The garden became his muse as he forged his name into history as the founder of French Impressionism. This tour lets you visit his famous studio up to his magical water garden, and everything in between.

During this afternoon’s cruise, you’ll see the landscape slowly change from countryside to urban as we approach the City of Lights. Our ship will cruise by the impressive futuristic business district of La Defense. Towards the evening, we’ll arrive in Paris in all its lighted splendour. We’ll cruise along the Seine to take in the city by night (water level permitting).

Day 5: Paris - Melun

CLASSIC package: Join us for a panoramic tour of Paris to see the most emblematic sites in the French capital: Bercy, the F. Mitterrand National Library, La Bastille, the Marais District and the Latin Quarter, St. Germain, the Louvre and its Pyramid, Palais Garnier, Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, the Trocadéro and of course, the Eiffel Tower.

DISCOVERY package: Explore Paris on an urban trek along the banks of the Seine and across the city bridges. The romantic banks of the Seine conjure up images of Robert Doisneau, Leslie Caron and Gene Kelly, and the kiss between Mr. Big and Carrie. Take a stroll and see where it all happened.

We’ll begin our cruise to Melun this afternoon.

Day 6: MELUN - Fontainebleau

Join us for an excursion for both packages: A visit to the palace in Fontainebleau, the residence of 34 kings and two emperors over eight centuries.(2) The palace has 1,500 rooms and is the most furnished château in the country. Its magnificent gardens are a contrast between the English and French styles of horticulture.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 7: Paris

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

INCLUSIONS:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - prepaid classic sightseeing package.

EXCLUSIONS:

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

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