Paris and Normandy cruise- PNC
Experience romantic Normandy. This region is unique and unmistakeable. A true muse for great works of art. Experience an intensive impression of the French way of life, coupled with beautiful scenery, on this diverse cruise. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of charming little towns, marvel at the imposing chalk cliffs on the Alabaster Coast and relax while ambling through the small seafarers' and artists' town Honfleur. The grand finale of this cruise is a visit to Paris. Succumb to the magic of this city, whose perfection attracts people from all over the world.
- River cruise through Normandy, the home and the muse of world-renowned artists such as Claude Monet
- The Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, Montmartre: there are few cities that offer as much as Paris - the start and end point of this cruise
- Discover picturesque villages in wild and romantic landscapes such as for instance Étretat with the impressive Alabaster Coast
- Travel comfortably to the City of Love with us in a modern coach.
Cruises commence Paris on 05 May, 23 June and 07 Sept 2018.
Embark 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Departs 10:45 pm
Day 2:Les AndelysArrives 1:30 pm Departs 5:00 pm.Dominated by the imposing form of the emblematic Château-Gaillard Castle, the small town of Les Andelys, made up of two neighbourhoods that were once clearly separated, Petit-Andely and Grand-Andely, occupies one of the most remarkable sites in the Seine Valley.
Built in 1196 - in just one year! - by Richard the Lionheart, Duke of Normandy and King of England, with the aim of keeping watch over the valley and protecting the city of Rouen from the attacks of the King of France Philip Augustus, the hillside remains of the impressive medieval fortress of Château-Gaillard offer a superb view of the meanders of the Seine, flanked by limestone cliffs, and the picturesque riverbank of Petit-Andely. Take a tour of the premises to discover the lower courtyard (open all year), the upper courtyard (open to the public from mid-March to mid-November), where the main keep stands, as well as the history of the fortress, including the famous siege and capture of the castle by Philip Augustus in 1203-1204, which later signalled Normandy's attachment to France. Beneath the fortress, be sure to take a stroll along the banks of Petit-Andely, along the pleasant walkway by the Seine.
Arrives 3:00 am.
Excursion to the picturesque seafarers' and artists' town Honfleur. Time to make your own discoveries.
Other excursions: Excursion to the picturesque seaside resort Étretat, with its tall chalk cliffs on the Alabaster coast. Enjoy an evening of French "Chansons" Picturesque Honfleur lies at the mouth of the Seine, where the river runs into the English Channel. Honfleur can look back over a past of many years, but at the same time it presents itself as a future-oriented port. Sight-seeing in Honfleur means immersing yourself in history and thereby finding yourself in surprising surroundings. The historic harbour basin, the picturesque alleyways and traditional half-timbered houses make this small town of sailors and artists one of Normandy's most delightful coastal towns. In the heart of the old sailors' quarter is a unique building that you simply must see: the church of Sainte-Catherine (15th-16th century) is the largest wooden church in France with a separate bell tower.
Day 4: Caudebec-en-Caux
Departs 9:00 am. Arrives Rouen 1:00 pm Guided tour of the "Gothic open-air museum" Rouen, with its numerous church spires and old half-timbered buildings. Individual time on shore.
Excursion Package: Come with us on a tour of the birthplace of Gustave Flaubert. The numerous Gothic buildings give the town the air of an open-air museum. The Norman capital is distinguished by contrasts: old half-timbered houses and churches in the centre and on the banks of the Seine harbour cranes among unremarkable post-war development and modern harbour buildings. Victor Hugo called the city the city of the hundred church towers. Countless buildings were destroyed in the bombings during the Second World War, particularly in the area between the cathedral and the Seine. Despite this, almost 2000 half-timbered buildings still remain. You will be delighted by the charm of this city.
Day 5:RouenDeparts 6:00 pm. Excursion to the Street of the Abbeys, including visits to the impressive abbeys St. Wandrille (Fontenelle) and St. Martin de Boscherville. Excursion Package: Around 50 Benedictine monks still live in Fontenelle abbey. Only a ruin of the Gothic church remains, but the Baroque convent buildings, the cloister and the Romanesque refectory are intact and open to visitors. The former Dominican abbey St. Martin de Boscherville was built in the 12th century. Its late Romanesque church has striking, stark architecture, whereas the adjacent chapter house is richly adorned with sculptures.
Arrives 2:00 am Departs 1:00 pm Excursion to Giverny, with a visit to the Monet house with its idyllic garden and famous lily pond.
Arrives 4:00 am Guided tour of the cosmopolitan city of Paris with its most famous sights, including the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées. Excursion Package
Paris excursions: Montmartre with a visit to the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica.
Visit of a Cabaret-show in Paris.The French capital on the banks of the Seine is home to innumerable church and secular buildings, streets, squares, museums and parks that are will worth seeing. Day after day, it attracts attracts tourists from all over the world with its magic. In 1991, the riverside promenade along the Seine in Paris was added to the list of World Heritage sites. However, Paris's charm is not restricted to these UNESCO World Heritage sites. During a guided bus ride through the French "metropolis with flair", you will see the most important sights, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and the Champs-Élysées. On a short walk through the Parc du Luxembourg, you can enjoy tranquillity in the midst of the hectic city and absorb the many impressions gained from an unforgettable visit to the City of Love.
Disembarking until 9.00 a.m.
The services provided during your trip
8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
Multiple course lunch and dinner menus with table service
Choice of light lunch buffet
Coffee / teas after lunch and dinner
Coffee / cake or midnight snack depending on the day's schedule
Festive gala dinner
Welcoming and Farewell reception with the captain
Assigned table seating on board
Local travel guides
Audio system for all excursions
On-board entertainment programme
Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
All harbour and passenger charges
- From $1995 per person twin share