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Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

Cruise the sensational Seine on our 8-day round-trip from Paris. Explore magnificent châteaux, quaint sea side towns and the heart-warming war memorials.

8 Day
From (AUD)
$ 5,295
  • 2019 Paris > Paris

    Cruise the sensational Seine

    A journey on the Seine River is an experience you’ll never forget, from the glittering lights of Paris to riverside villages dating back centuries.

    Let the luxurious Scenic Gem take you on a journey through the highlights of northwestern France. Explore magnificent châteaux, quaint sea side towns, see the sights that have inspired world renowned artists for centuries and experience the emotion of visiting heart warming memorials to those fallen in World War II.

    Tour Code:

    SENE

    Duration:

    8 Days

    Departure City:

    Paris

    Return City:

    Paris

  • 8 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Bienvenue

      Welcome to Paris. Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner before cruising out with the beautiful city as a backdrop.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Conflans > Sainte-Honorine

      This morning we arrive into the charming medieval town of Conflans, with its distinctive barge houses docked within easy reach of the quaint main square.

      Freechoice

      Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, or step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château, set amidst beautiful parklands.

      This afternoon enjoy the amenities of the Scenic Gem, perhaps relax on the Sun Deck with a drink in hand and enjoy the scenery as you cruise by charming riverside villages or perhaps take the opportunity to visit the Wellness Centre.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Rouen

      This morning enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites of Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Walk the winding medieval laneways and admire the city’s half-timbered houses. You will have some free time to explore at your leisure before we set sail to the picturesque coastal village of Honfleur.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Honfleur
      Freechoice

      Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings, before visiting the Landing Museum at Arromanches. You’ll be struck by the sombre ambience surrounding the 9,387 graves of the Normandy Cemetery and whilst there, take a moment to reflect on the momentous impact of that day, as you look out from your hilltop position above Omaha Beach. Alternatively, take the opportunity to explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, its relaxed coastal atmosphere and the many colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down on its waters.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Honfleur > Caudebec-en-Caux
      Freechoice

      Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surrounds, the city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace. Or, travel through picturesque landscapes that were once dotted with over 100 abbeys. Along the way we will visit some of the incredible abbeys still standing and operating throughout this magnificent region.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Vernon

      In a region rich in visual treasures, it’s easy to understand why this part of France inspired paintings by many of history’s most famous artists.

      Freechoice

      Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. You will be blown away by the beauty of the landscape as you walk the paths exploding with colour and life. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can explore by bike, with a self-guided cycling tour that starts at Vernon.

      Enrich

      Built into a steep rock face overlooking the mighty Seine River and the small village bearing the same name, Château de La Roche Guyon is a sight to behold. Experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you enjoy a live classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians. The château dates back to medieval times and is so special that you’ll have fond memories of the experience for a very long time.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Paris

      Today you have the thrilling choice of either time spent exploring France’s most celebrated city or for a discovery beyond the city limits.

      Freechoice

      Shop with a Chef when you visit one of Paris’ local food markets and enjoy exquisite tastings, or walk the city with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may wish to explore beyond Paris and tour the 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV’s inspiration for the Palace of Versailles.

      Featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker, the Palace of Vicomte has been leaving visitors in awe of its magnificence for centuries. With remarkable attractions at every turn, you’ll have a chance to explore Paris at leisure this afternoon and create your own memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Paris

      Your trip concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll disembark and transfer to Paris airport. Make sure you remember to pack up all those wonderful memories before you leave.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights:
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience e
    • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • Six on board dining options, from casual to fine dining20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
    • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
    • Butler service for all guests
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
    • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
    • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
    • Expert local guides
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • All tipping and gratuities