Itinerary

Day1 - Paris

Welcome on board your ''floating hotel''. Meet your fellow passengers and crew at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. Dinner on board followed by a night cruise along the Seine River. (D)

Day2 - Paris

Today we spend the whole day in France's capital. Optional half day tour of the mythical sites of the ''City of Lights'', including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees. Lunch on board followed by a free afternoon in Paris. Dinner on board. Spend the evening discovering Paris by night, or join our optional cabaret evening excursion. (B,L,D)

Day3 - Paris/Vernon

This morning we cruise towards Vernon, which we will reach around lunch time. In the afternoon, there is an optional visit to the ''Claude Monet'' foundation at Giverny. The pink house with its green shutters, patiently restored, reveals aspects of the painter's daily life. As you wander round the house and gardens, you will see his huge studio, flooded with the light that he so cherished, the blue parlor, the yellow dining room, and the famous flower garden and the Japanese-inspired water garden. Back on board for dinner. Evening entertainment as we cruise towards Caudebec-en-Caux. (B,L,D)

Day4 - Caudebec-en-Caux

We start cruising early in the morning, sailing through magnificent countryside alongside the steep cliffs, at whose feet stand charming typical villages. Lunch as we cruise. Afternoon optional guided excursion to ''La route des Abbayes'' (the Abbey Road). The visit will begin with the church at Caudebec-en-Caux, which dates back to the 15th Century, then continue with Jumieges where we will see the ruins of one of the finest abbeys in France. It will also take you to St. Peter's Church, which is one of the most beautiful examples of 10th Century architecture. We dine on board as the ship departs for Honfleur (tide permitting). (B,L,D)

Day5 - Honfleur

Morning optional excursion to the ''Cote Fleurie''. Here you will experience the beautiful landscapes of sandy beaches and low cliffs that captured the imagination of the poets and the painters of the 19th Century. We will pass through Trouville and Deauville, stopping on the way to Calvados. Back on board for lunch. After lunch you may choose to take part in an optional guided tour of Honfleur. Situated at the foot of the coast of Grace, the appealing town offers delights such as St. Catherine's Church built solely of wood, its old streets and its outer harbor with its charming fishing boats. Return on board for dinner, followed by a free evening in which you may like to discover Honfleur by night. (B,L,D) Day

Day6 - Rouen

The ship departs early this morning. Before arriving in Rouen, we will cruise through this superb valley whose variations in light inspired the Impressionist painters and poets, and pass under the magnificent Normandy Bridge. This afternoon there will be an optional guided tour of Rouen, during which you will see, amongst other things, the Cathedral, the town's historic quarters, and the Old Market Place where Joan of Arc was burnt alive. Back on board for dinner and evening entertainment. (B,L,D)

Day7 - Rouen/Les Andelys

After breakfast, we depart towards Les Andelys, passing through the famous Amfreville lock. We will arrive at Les Andelys right before lunch time. In the afternoon, there will be an optional visit of the Vascoeuil Castle, where - according to Jules Michelet - art, history and nature fuse in perfect harmony. Back on board for dinner, and a gala evening. Tonight we cruise during the night. (B,L,D)

Day8 - Paris

Disembarkation in Paris after breakfast. End of the cruise. (B)

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Includes

  • 8 days/7 nights on Croisi Europe
  • 20 included meals consisting of:
    - 7 buffet breakfasts
    - 6 lunches
    - 7 dinners
  • Complimentary water, wine, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Assistance of a professional cruise director for the entire length of the cruise
  • Daily entertainment on board
  • Port taxes

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