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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)
$ 5,495
  • 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 welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris 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 amid beautiful parklands.

      This afternoon, enjoy the amenities of your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax on the Sun Deck with a drink in hand and enjoy the scenery as you cruise past charming riverside villages,
      or take the opportunity to visit the Wellness Centre.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Rouen
      Freechoice

      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. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour along the Seine River to the beautiful 19th century botanical gardens that boast a number of exotic and rare plants.

      This afternoon we set sail to the picturesque coastal village of Honfleur.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Honfleu
      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. While 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, relaxed coastal atmosphere and 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, visit some of the incredible abbeys still standing and in operation.

      Sundowners

      Surrounded by lush countryside, the estate of Château d’Etelan is the perfect venue for an afternoon aperitif. The château was built in renaissance style and dates back to 1494. Its grand history includes famous guests such as the French writer Voltaire and several members of the French royal family.

      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. Admire 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.

      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. The château dates back to medieval times and you’ll experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you enjoy a live classical concert.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Paris

      Choose to spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city or embark on 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.

      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
    • Your choice of 13 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
    • 20 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 Director to guide and assist
    • Expert local guides
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • All tipping and gratuities