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Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tour of historic Rouen
  • Visit to Claude Monet's house and beautiful garden
  • Explore Vernon, one of Normandy's most picturesque towns
  • Guided tour of Paris
  • See the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Tour the D-Day Normandy Beaches
  • Stop in Les Andelys, village of half-timbered houses and twisted alleys
  • Visit to delightful Honfleur, one of Normandy’s most alluring fishing ports
  • Cruise through the delightful Seine Valley
  • Price includes full board (except one lunch), from dinner on your day of arrival to breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director
  • Standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St. Pancras or return flights from selected airports (at a supplement)

Selected departures from June to October 2019

9.1 out of 10  
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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 4-star ship
Return flights & transfers
Return Eurostar & transfers
9 visits & guided tours
Full board (except one lunch)
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board (speeds may vary)
Expert cruise director
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

From romantic Paris, we slip our moorings and commence our wonderfully scenic cruise along the beautiful and majestic Seine into the heart of one of France's most historic and picturesque regions, Normandy. With time to enjoy the historic little town of Les Andelys en route, we continue our journey along the Seine’s sweeping meanders, before exploring the delights of Rouen, one of Europe’s finest medieval cities with its stunning cathedral and tangle of atmospheric winding streets.

Passing the legendary Jumiege Abbey, we moor in the pretty village of Caudebec with time after dinner for an evening stroll in this most typical of French villages. Then to Bayeux, spared significant war damage, it retains its wealth of splendid buildings as well as the legendary and stunning tapestry for which it is so famed. We also see some of the many thought-provoking monuments and places along the Normandy coast and reflect on the remarkable story of the D-Day landings on our visit to Gold Beach and the remnants of Mulberry Harbour. Our cruise would not be complete without a visit to charming Honfleur - its near perfect waterfront of tall pastel-coloured  18th century houses, traditional shops and maze of streets providing the inspiration for the Impressionist painter Claude Monet to paint here many times.

Countless sleepy villages silently drift by as we arrive in delightful Vernon, from where we take the short drive to Giverny visiting Claude Monet’s home and one of the world’s most famous and most painted gardens. Enjoy the quintessentially half-timbered streets of Vernon before we continue on to our final destination, one of the world’s most iconic and romantic cities, Paris. From the Notre Dame to the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre-Coeur to the Eiffel Tour, the Louvre to the Pompidou Centre, the smart shopping of the Galeries Lafayette to bohemian Montmatre, the list is endless and the variety arguably unmatchable; this breathtaking city never fails to inspire no matter how many times you get the chance to visit.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day (excluding one lunch); if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport/station transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director.

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Regional Rail and Eurostar Upgrades

Convenient local departures

Why not enjoy a convenient departure from a station close to home? Booking your own cross-country train transport can be tricky when considering station changes and onward train times, so here at Riviera Travel our Eurostar team work hard finding your preferred regional departure to add to your booking.

We offer departures from stations such as Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby, Southampton, Bristol, Lancaster and many more. We endeavour to provide connections from as many stations as possible across the country, so wherever you live you’ll be sure to find a local departure to suit you. 

It’s easy to book a local departure; simply select the station you'd like to depart from when making your booking online. If your preferred station is not available to select from the dropdown menu in the checkout, get in touch with us and we can request a station for you.

Enjoy a relaxed journey in the spacious and quiet First Class coach of your regional train. We can add a First Class upgrade to your booking at any time before departure, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Eurostar upgrades

In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar (and onward TGV, where applicable). You’ll get a seat in the spacious Standard Premier coach with a complimentary light meal offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks, and a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the comfort of Standard Premier Class. Upgrades can easily be added to your booking any time before the final balance has been paid, so please call us to enquire further.

Susie and Peter Recommend…

"As you sail quietly away from the brasseries of Paris, where wine and food are inextricably linked, it’s time to move from vineyards to apple orchards. Heading towards Normandy you are entering cider and Calvados country: the region is reputed to grow around 300 different varieties of apple. Normandy cider can be anything from brut (dry) to demi-sec (medium) or doux (sweet) and when you come across a traditional ‘AOP Pays d’Auge’ version it may well have been aged in oak. Calvados is another speciality and unique to Normandy. Sipping a glass of this delicious, oak-aged apple brandy after dinner is an absolute must."

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards

Personalise Your Holiday

Visit the Louvre Museum in Paris - from €17 per person

Don’t miss your chance to visit the world’s largest museum and admire one of the most impressive art collections in history.

Please contact the reservations department for further details.

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris 1 hr
Gare du Nord Station 45 mins

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight time: 2 hrs
  • Language: French
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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