The Seine Valley and the Normandy Beaches

7-Night Cruise  from Paris  - Normandy (Honfleur) - Paris

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Paris - Normandy (Honfleur) - Paris - 8 days (PCN)

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Ship - Seine Princess, Botticelli, France

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Paris (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Join us for a cruise through Paris by night (depending on the water level).

DAY 2: PARIS

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Half-day guided tour exploring the legendary places in the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): Stroll on the banks of the Seine and over the bridges of Paris. We'll set out from the Quai de Grenelle for a stroll along the banks of the Seine. The banks of the Seine were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1991.

You'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon -or- take the OPTIONAL Excursion (not included in the classic and discovery excursions packages): Touring Paris in a vintage 2CV. Experience true vintage style as you cruise in a comfortable and completely refurbished 2CV. It's fun, it's fabulous, and it's so French! Relax in the comfort of a refurbished 2CV while you listen to your guide tell you all about the “City of Light.”

DAY 3: VERNON

The morning will be spent cruising.
Excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: We’ll leave for a tour of the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny - the second most visited spot in Normandy after Mont Saint-Michel.

DAY 4: DUCLAIR

The morning will be spent cruising. Excursion for both packages: Norman Abbey Circuit.

DAY 5:HONFLEUR

Morning excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Côte Fleurie from Deauville to the Château du Breuil with a Calvados tasting.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): Tour through the artist villas of Deauville, real masterpieces of architecture and enjoy a Calvados tasting at the end!

In the afternoon, excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: Honfleur and Pont l'Evêque. Leave by coach for Pont l'Evêque, a charming Norman city. We'll take a guided tour and see such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent. We'll continue our tour with a tasting of the small, square-shaped cheese that has carried the town's name since the 12th century. We'll then return to Honfleur for a guided tour on foot. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church.

Or full-day guided tour (lunch included; excluding drinks) to the Landing Beaches (must be booked in advance). Departure by coach to reach Pointe du Hoc, seeing Omaha Beach and Coleville-sur-Mer and its American cemetery on the way. We'll stop in Arromanches after lunch to watch the film “The Price of Liberty.”

DAY 6: ROUEN

We’ll cruise along the superb valley, whose variations of lights inspired many Impressionist painters, before passing under the splendid Normandy Bridge.
Excursion commom for both classic and discovery excursions packages: afternoon guided tour of the city, including the cathedral, historic neighborhoods, and the “Place du Vieux Marché" where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

DAY 7: ROUEN - LES ANDELYS

The morning will be spent cruising.
Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit of the Martainville Château, a majestic secondary residence built by a 15th-century financier. Today, it houses the museum of Norman arts and traditions.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): Chateau Gaillard. From Les Andelys, we'll walk to the Château Gaillard. Come discover this ruined medieval castle and its gorgeous views overlooking the small city of Les Andelys and one of the loveliest bends in the Seine.

Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 8: PARIS (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package (included in the cruise price), OR the Dynamic Package (requires an additional fee) . Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2017 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER rate.
From Paris
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck w/ picture window - Single Passenger
Upper Deck w/ picture window - Single Passenger
Apr 24, 2017
Botticelli
$2,462
$2,673
$2,974
$3,185
May 23, 2017
Botticelli
$2,410
$2,620
$2,922
$3,132
Jun 27, 2017
Botticelli
$2,410
$2,620
$2,922
$3,132
Jul 28, 2017
Botticelli
$2,287
$2,495
$2,799
$3,007
Aug 28, 2017
Botticelli
$2,287
$2,495
$2,799
$3,007
Oct 6, 2017
Renoir
$2,462
$2,673
$2,974
$3,185
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day The drinks included with onboard meals (water, wine, beer, fruit juices, onecoffee) Drinks consumed at the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Onboard entertainment The welcome cocktail The gala dinner and evening The assistance of our hostess on board The Classic Excursions Package Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks served during excursions or transfers • The Discovery Excursions Package • Touring Paris in a vintage 2CV • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

 

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