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The Seine, Paris & Normandy River Cruise

Experience more with so much included

  • Nine visits and tours, including guided tours of Paris and Rouen; visits to Caudebec, Les Andelys and Vernon; and excursions to Claude Monet’s house, Honfleur, the D-Day Normandy Beaches and the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry
  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary)
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge
  • No surcharges guaranteed

Departures available exclusively for solo travellers

Selected departures from April to October 2020

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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 4-star ship
9 visits & guided tours
Full board (except one lunch)
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
 

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 
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from $199 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 email the reservations team. 

On-board Credit

You can spend your onboard credit in the spa
 

On selected departures we're now offering up to €200 of on-board credit! There's no need to enter any promotional codes as your on-board credit will be added to your booking automatically, ready for you to spend when you start your holiday.

Your on-board credit can be redeemed against any on-board purchases - from drinks in the bistros to massages in the spa, from a new hair cut in the salon to any item from the boutique. Your credit can even be used for gratuities.

If you've already booked an applicable river cruise with us, don't worry, the credit will already be applied to your booking for you.

Based on two people sharing a cabin. Sole occupancy cabins will receive €100 on-board credit.

Selected departures: 25th August 2020 and 20th October 2020.

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.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: $500 per person
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

Visa Information

Visit https://smartraveller.gov.au for comprehensive travel advice. You will find current information on passport, visa and entry requirements for the country or countries to which you intend to travel, along with advice on money, local laws and customs.

Visit www.healthdirect.gov.au/travel-health-advice for travel health guidance, which includes information on travelling with medicine.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to email us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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