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The Seine, Paris & Normandy River Cruise

8 days from only €1,839pp

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
  • Return flights from Dublin

Selected departures from June to September 2019

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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)
Expert cruise director
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board (speeds may vary)
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, 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 €129 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 superb value and includes 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. 

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 call us on 01 905 6300 to enquire further.

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty 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.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant 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