What better way to discover Paris and northern France than on a river cruise on the incomparable Seine? As well as showing you all the delights of the iconic, romantic capital, our Seine cruise will take you on this enchanting, gently flowing river all the way to where it meets the sea at the English Channel. The landscape changes endlessly as you glide through the heart of historic Normandy. Medieval castles and stone bridges give way to chalk cliffs, verdant green countryside, cider orchards, half-timbered barns and wooden farmhouses. Steep forested hills that give sanctuary to deer and wild boar make way for country estates and pretty villages. Sweeping bends reveal huge cathedrals and tranquil abbeys.
There’s fascinating history to be found at every turn on your Seine river cruise. The spectacular Chateau Gaillard, a huge medieval castle completed in 1198 by Richard the Lionheart to defend Rouen from the French, is a reminder of ancient rivalries. Rouen itself, Normandy’s historic capital and one of Europe’s finest medieval cities, was where the legendary Joan of Arc was burned for her beliefs in 1431, with her ashes thrown into the Seine. There’s the magnificent Jumièges Abbey, consecrated in the presence of William the Conqueror. There’s only one place for your unforgettable Seine river cruise to end, and that’s Paris. From the imposing Arc de Triomphe to the grand Champs Élysées, from the iconic Eiffel Tower to the riverside Notre Dame, and from the stunning white Sacré-Coeur to bohemian Montmartre, Paris is everything you imagine it to be - and even more.
Return flights from a choice of regional airports, or travel by Eurostar, plus overseas return transfers to the ship.
Fascinating daily excursions led by knowledgeable local guides plus the services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge.
All meals included from early risers' breakfasts to midnight snacks and everything in-between.
Spacious cabins and suites with en-suite bathrooms, river views and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Historic cities, idyllic villages, beautiful gardens and views aplenty – a Seine river cruise has it all. River cruises on the Seine are a wonderful choice for travellers who wish to experience the vibrancy of Paris, but also venture beyond the capital to explore the countryside and cultural gems of northern France.
Kevin & Pat Gregory
Have recently returned from this amazing holiday which far outweighed our expectations. Captain Ivo and his 7 friendly but professional crew were excellent company. The boat and cabins very clean. Our tour director,Jelena was i...
Marie and Malcolm Maciver
This is an excellent trip. Our guide John was terrific. His knowledge and enthusiasm made the trip. One of the best guides we have had. Our one criticism would be that on four of the seven nights we were in hotels where dinner was...