DAY 1 PARIS
Boarding between 6.00 and 7.00pm. Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail in the lounge and presentation of the crew. Overnight stopover.
DAY 2 PARIS
Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : half day guided tour exploring the mythical places of the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.
DISCOVERY as a supplement : stroll on the banks of the seine, 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.
Optional excursion not included in the 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.”
Free afternoon in Paris.
Cruise through Paris by night (depending on the water level). Overnight stopover.
DAY 3 PARIS - LES ANDELYS OR VERNON
Departure of the cruise early in the morning. Past the futuristic La Défense district which will impress you with its concrete and glass architecture.
Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : tour of the Versailles Château(1) (reservation in advance is essential -see with your agency). Closed on monday, replaced by the Malmaison castle(2)).
DISCOVERY as a supplement : bike tour through the Versailles palace gardens. Visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park and gardens.
Back on board in Mantes la Jolie, continuation of the cruise for Andelys or Vernon (depending on moorings available at the wharves). Overnight stopover.
DAY 4 LES ANDELYS OR VERNON - ROUEN
Morning’s cruising through a landscape of broad limestone cliffs. Arrival in Rouen around 2.00pm, the former capital of Normandy.
Excursion common for both packages : guided tour of the city on which you will discover, among other things, the cathedral, the historic neighbourhoods, and the “Place du Vieux Marché where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.
Back on board. Overnight stopover.
DAY 5 ROUEN - DUCLAIR
Journey through a magnificent landscape of steep cliffs, at the foot of which are a number of charming little villages typical of the region. Arrival in Caudebec.
Excursion common for both packages : guided tour on the Abbeys trail with the abbey of Saint-Wandrille (outdoor). Continuation via Jumièges where one of the most beautiful abbeys in France is to be found, as is the church of Saint Peter, which is one of the most beautiful examples of 10th century norman architecture.
Back on board around 6.00pm. Gala evening. Departure of the boat depending on the tides for Honfleur.
DAY 6 HONFLEUR
Arrival in the port of Honfleur depending on the tides.
Excursion common for both 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.
The afternoon, excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : we’ll leave from Honfleur by coach for an excursion along the Cote Fleurie. Our first stop will be Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France. After, we’ll continue on to the Château du Breuil. After this tour enjoy a Calvados tasting!
DISCOVERY : visit of the Cote Fleurie and Deauville through its villas, real masterpieces of architecture. The visit ends with a Calvados tasting!
Or full day guided tour (lunch included) to the Landing Beaches (only as a pre-booked tour and a minimum of 30 participants). Departure by coach to reach Pointe du Hoc passing the towns of Omaha Beach, Coleville sur Mer and its American cemetery. We stop in Arromanches after lunch to watch the film “The Price of Liberty”.
DAY 7 HONFLEUR
Disembarkation around 9.00am. End of our journey.
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