France - Picturesque Seine Valley Cruise - Sat 16th June 2018
- Duration: 6 Days
- Location: Honfleur
- Product code: PGE9XY
It’s not hard to see why river cruising has been and remains so very popular. It’s a great way to relax, enjoy the sounds and nature of the river and soak up beautiful scenery. As well as countryside, you’ll pass through historic towns and cities along the way plus enjoy time on shore at various places of interest. Modern cruise boats offer excellent quality accommodation and facilities. In 2018 we have secured space with CroisiEurope who enjoy an excellent reputation for quality cruising.
After being collected from your home around 6.00am we travel to Folkestone for our lunchtime Eurotunnel to France. We head for Paris with comfort stop on route before embarkation. We are introduced to the crew over a welcome drink in the lounge/bar. After dinner in the on-board restaurant, we have a traditional evening of entertainment with a "Titi Parisien" theme. The ship sets sail during the night.
DAY 2 PARIS - LES ANDELYS - HONFLEUR
This morning will be spent cruising towards Les Andelys, an occasion to enjoy the magnificent view of the Roche Guyon. Excursions included - Fantastic excursion travelling through historic villages to visit the Château de Martainville. We return to the boat and continue cruising towards Honfleur.
DAY 3 HONFLEUR
Excursions today with a walking tour of the beautiful town of Honfleur. In the afternoon we have included an excursion to the Cote d’Albatre - a beautiful coastline popular with famous artists.
DAY 4 HONFLEUR - DUCLAIR - ROUEN
After cruising to Duclair we depart for an excursion to enjoy some of the beautiful religious buildings in the area including the stunning Jumieges Abbey built in 654AD. After cruising on to Rouen we disembark for a walking tour of the historic city centre. So much to see here with timbered medieval houses, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Gros-Horloge. Tonight it's a special gala dinner on board. Our ship will cruise through the night.
DAY 5 ROUEN - PARIS
This morning will be spent sailing towards Paris along the banks of the Seine which have been beautifully landscaped. We'll cruise past the impressive concrete and glass buildings of the futuristic business district of La Défense, reaching Paris in the early afternoon. We have a superb excursion with a panoramic coach tour through Paris exploring the city's legendary places including The Louvre, the Opera Garnier, the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Tonight, we'll set out for a cruise through Paris by night (depending on the water level.)
DAY 6 PARIS
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00am and heading home. We board the early afternoon Eurotunnel and should arrive back in the local area around 5.00pm. Returned to your home by our home collection service.
All meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day - Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship - Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from the special list - Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - Welcome cocktail - Gala Dinner - All onboard entertainment - All port fees
We have included all excursions as detailed + a member of Highcliffe Coach Holidays staff will be onboard. All excursions operated by Croisi Europe.
Due to the nature of river travel some excursion details may be adjusted or amended. If this occurs there will be no refund for these changes. Although all efforts will be made to run the itinerary as above - some changes may be made due to water levels.
Meal Plan - Full Board
4* MS Seine Princess
The 4* MS Seine Princess is a spacious and light river boat offering a refined setting. All cabins are located above the water level and have panoramic views with either twin or double beds, bathroom with shower, satellite TV, hairdryer, safety deposit box and air conditioning/central heating. Public facilities include a lounge bar, souvenir shop, sun deck and gourmet restaurant offering sophisticated cuisine. Entertainment includes Cabaret & Gala night.
UPPER DECK SUPPLEMENT - £100 PER PERSON