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Meander along the Seine through the captivating landscape that has inspired artists and writers.
- 11 Days
- 17th April 2024*
- Ship: MS Jane Austen
- Home Port: St Pancras, UK (Eurostar to Paris)
- From £2414 per person
*Alternative dates available.
Day 1: Arrival in Paris by Eurostar
Day 2: Paris & Conflanse
Day 3: Conflanse & Auver-sur-oise
Day 4: Rouen
Day 5: Le Havre & Arromanches
Day 6: Honfleur or Etretat & Caudebed-en-caux
Day 7: Abbey Jumieges & Abbey Saint-Wandrille
Day 8: Giverny & La Roche Guyon
Day 9: Château de Malmaison
Day 10: Paris
Day 11: Return Home (Eurostar)
Date : 17/04/2024
Arrival in Paris by Eurostar
Arrive at your five-star cruise ship moored on the banks of the Seine. There’s the warmest of welcomes from your crew as you step on board this luxury floating hotel, and they’ll be on hand to help you familiarise yourself with the ship and settle in. This evening enjoy your first superb dinner served in the elegant surroundings of the ship’s restaurant.
Date : 18/04/2024
Paris & Conflanse
After breakfast on board, we disembark for a sightseeing tour of this iconic capital and ‘city of lights’. The list of must-sees here goes on and on - the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, Sacré-Couer, Notre Dame to name but a few. Back on board lunch is served, after which we’ve an afternoon’s cruising in store. As we slip our mooring and glide away from this historic city, sit back and soak up the views. During tonight’s dinner, we arrive in Conflanse and moor overnight.
Date : 19/04/2024
Conflanse & Auver-sur-oise
During breakfast the ship effortlessly glides out of port as we commence a spectacular morning’s cruising. One of the cruise highlights will be our return passage through the magnificent Rhine Gorge so have your camera at the ready to capture some of the most stunning river views, as the captain skilfully navigates our passage between the narrow valley sides that tower above.
As we arrive in the historic city of Koblenz, dramatically located at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Moselle, take in the views over another delicious lunch in the ship’s restaurant. Koblenz is a romantic’s dream; forest-covered hillsides dominate the skyline, whilst the lower slopes are strewn with the pretty, half-timbered buildings so typical of the Rhineland.
Date : 20/04/2024
Awake in Rouen, Normandy’s capital, one of Europe’s finest medieval cities and scene of many momentous events over the centuries. After breakfast we disembark to uncover the treasures of this fascinating city through the insightful eyes of our local guide.
After lunch, we continue our cruise along the Seine’s magnificent course, passing chalk cliffs and a landscape of forest-covered hills that are designated areas of outstanding natural beauty and sanctuaries for diverse wildlife, including deer and wild boar.
Date : 21/04/2024
Le Havre & Arromanches
Awake in Le Havre, and after breakfast disembark for a full day visit to the D-Day Normandy Beaches. We stop to pay our respects at the Canadian War Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer then continue to Courseulles for lunch at leisure. The day concludes with a scenic drive along the Landing Beaches to Arromanches-les-Bains. This has the best viewing point to Gold Beach, one of the five main landing sites on D-Day. After a truly poignant and memorable day, we return to the ship for another excellent dinner. We’ll remain moored in Le Havre overnight.
Date : 22/04/2024
Honfleur or Etretat & Caudebed-en-caux
This morning, you can choose to visit the charming town of Honfleur or discover the natural coastal beauty surrounding Étretat which has inspired many painters and writers.
Honfleur is often regarded as the most picturesque spot on the northern French coast, and it’s a short drive to this captivating town.
Date : 23/04/2024
Abbey Jumieges & Abbey Saint-Wandrille
You might choose to spend the morning exploring Caudebec-en-Caux, and its astounding cathedral, a 15th-century gothic masterpiece. Alternatively join our visit firstly to the majestic Abbey Jumièges, one of the loveliest ruins in France and a fine example of Norman Romanesque architecture. We return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon of scenic sailing; cool off in the splash pool, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or settle down with a good book in a comfortable lounger. We sail overnight to Vernon.
Date : 24/04/2024
Giverny & La Roche Guyon
After breakfast we take a short drive to Giverny to visit Monet’s house and garden. The artist himself called his garden his ‘most beautiful masterpiece’ and it’s certainly one of the world’s most photographed and painted, ideally viewed in the delicate morning light. We rejoin the ship for a leisurely lunch during which we sail to La Roche Guyon. This afternoon we visit the remarkable 18th-century Château de la Roche Guyon which towers over a loop of the Seine.
Date : 25/04/2024
Château de Malmaison
This morning we make the short journey to the lavish Château de Malmaison, former residence of Napoleon I and his first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais. The name is thought to have derived from the existence of a hideout once located here, used by the Norman invaders as a base for their raids in the surrounding area. After lunch back on board, settle in for an afternoon’s cruising as we drift away from this picturesque spot. We pass by Mantes-la-Jolie’s old medieval stone bridge; the central section was destroyed during World War II and never repaired – another poignant reminder that this area of France has been a battleground for centuries.
Date : 26/04/2023
This morning, enjoy free time in Paris, or join an optional visit to the magnificent Palace of Versailles and the outstanding Versailles Gardens. During lunch on board, our ship leaves Issy to moor closer to the capital, so enjoy the familiar sight of this iconic skyline with the Eiffel Tower again coming into view. This afternoon there’s free time in Paris to explore as you wish. After another memorable day, return to the ship for tonight’s final dinner in the company of newfound friends.
Date : 26/04/2024
- Return Eurostar & Transfers
- Free Superior drinks package
- Full Board Dining
- Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
- 10 nights onboard a five-star ship
- Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi
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