RIVER CRUISES / THE SEINE VALLEY AND ITS ESSENTIAL STOPS
DAY 1 | PARIS
Meeting at Grenelle’s quay for boarding. Settling into your cabin between 6.00 and 7.00pm . The crew will be introduced to you during the welcome cocktail. You will then take place in the restaurant for your first dinner on board, during which (depending on the water level) you will be able to admire the most wonderful locations of Paris by night. Shimmering in a thousand and one lights, Paris exercises an almost magical power of attraction. We will glide silently past the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais , the Orangerie , the Louvre and Notre-Dame cathedral which dominates the Ile de la Cité . The first day is particularly rich in new sights and sounds.
DAY 2 | PARIS - LES ANDELYS - ROUEN
You will wake up to the sound of music. You will then head for the dining room for breakfast, which will be followed by an aerobics session. Morning’s cruising, passing through a number of locks and towns such as Conflans Ste Honorine , Vernon. Lunch while cruising. Arrival in Andelys around 1.30pm . Departure by coach for the optional visit to the Martainville castle. Meanwhile, the boat will sail to Rouen where we will join it at around 6.00pm . Dinner on board. In the evening, optional walking guided tour of the old city by night, the former capital of Normandy, the historic neighbourhoods , the “Place du Vieux Marché” where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Back to the boat. Around midnight, departure of the cruise for Honfleur (depending on the tide schedule).
DAY 3 | ROUEN - HONFLEUR
Breakfast on board. Arrival in Honfleur depending on the tides. The morning will be devoted to the optional guided tour of the town on foot, with its fishing port, its picturesque streets with their old houses, the salt lofts and Saint Catherine’s church, built entirely of wood. Back to the boat for lunch. In the afternoon, optional excursion to the “Côte Fleurie” , Trouville , Deauville , tour of a distillery where the famous Calvados is made. Back on board around 6.00pm . Dinner. We will then cast off to leave the port of Honfleur . We will be passing under the superb Pont de Normandie before heading up the Seine (depending on the tide schedule).
DAY 4 | HONFLEUR - ROUEN
Full board. Optional guided walking tour of the old town of Rouen. Afternoon sailing. Animation "taverns" on board. We will sail in a landscape of chalky hillsides, steep banks and flat. Gala evening.
DAY 5 | PARIS
Breakfast on board. At 10.00am , this magnificent cruise will come to an end. End of our journey.
For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.
This cruise is subject to tidal influences and arrivals times at the ports of call may be modified.
Alcohol abuse can damage your health. Drink in moderation.