the seine valley (port-to-port cruise)
locationParis - Laroche - Guyon - Honfleur - Rouen - Lesandelys - Paris
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
The Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)
FromAUD $2,587
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Duration
8 days
Trip code
PCN_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Sail along the Seine to discover the history, idyllic landscapes and culture that border this mythical river with its hidden secrets. In Vernon, you will discover the Claude Monet house and gardens with its famous water garden. Visit the sumptuous Martainville Château, stroll along the Côte Fleurie or vist the historical Normandy landing beaches.

Highlights

  • Travel through a superb valley whose changing light has inspired countless painters and poets of all ages
  • EVENT 202480th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
  • 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
  • Discover(1):The Claude Monet Foundation in GivernyThe Landing Beaches(3)HonfleurRouen
  • The Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny
  • The Landing Beaches(3)
  • Honfleur
  • Rouen
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach with your guide. First stop at Deauville, the most glamour coastal French city, symbol of elegance, prestige and sophistication. Enjoy a stroll along the famous floorboards that were built in 1923 along the beach, allowing women to enjoy the seaside without spoiling their dresses. Discover the casino (exterior view). Continuation by coach for the delightful setting of the Breuil castle. Located in a lush green setting at the center of the Pays d'Auge, this castle is one of the most beautiful examples of the architectural heritage of this region. Today, the Breuil castle is also home to a prestigious distillery where you will get the chance to discover the various steps to making Calvados before tasting it*. Return to the boat in Honfleur by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    EXC_CALVAD

    Pre-paid: $147

    On-board: $163

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by coach with your guide. First stop at Deauville, the most glamour coastal French city, symbol of elegance, prestige and sophistication. Enjoy a stroll along the famous floorboards that were built in 1923 along the beach, allowing women to enjoy the seaside without spoiling their dresses. Discover the casino (exterior view). Continuation by coach for the delightful setting of the Breuil castle. Located in a lush green setting at the center of the Pays d'Auge, this castle is one of the most beautiful examples of the architectural heritage of this region. Today, the Breuil castle is also home to a prestigious distillery where you will get the chance to discover the various steps to making Calvados before tasting it*. Return to the boat in Honfleur by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    EXC_CALVAD

    Pre-paid: $154

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach for a day trip to the landing beaches. Arrival at Pointe du Hoc, which was the scene of one of the landings on June 6, 1944. After our visit, we'll pass through Omaha Beach, Colleville sur Mer and its American cemetery. After lunch, we'll continue to Arromanches, site of the famous battle with its artificial port installed to allow the invasion of land troops and their equipment. We'll stop at Arromanches 360° where you'll be able to watch a film in its circular room. The Price of Liberty combines archived footage filmed in June 1944 by war correspondents with current shots on the same site. We'll get back to Honfleur via Gold Beach, Juno Beach (Gray sur mer- Courseulles sur Mer - St Aubin sur Mer) and Sword Beach (Ouistreham Lion sur Mer - Luc sur mer). Arrival in Honfleur in the early evening.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Pre-booking only, valid for a minimum of 30 participants.
    EXC_DEBARQ

    Pre-paid: $277

    On-board: $308

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by coach for a day trip to the landing beaches. Arrival at Pointe du Hoc, which was the scene of one of the landings on June 6, 1944. After our visit, we'll pass through Omaha Beach, Colleville sur Mer and its American cemetery. After lunch, we'll continue to Arromanches, site of the famous battle with its artificial port installed to allow the invasion of land troops and their equipment. We'll stop at Arromanches 360° where you'll be able to watch a film in its circular room. The Price of Liberty combines archived footage filmed in June 1944 by war correspondents with current shots on the same site. We'll get back to Honfleur via Gold Beach, Juno Beach (Gray sur mer- Courseulles sur Mer - St Aubin sur Mer) and Sword Beach (Ouistreham Lion sur Mer - Luc sur mer). Arrival in Honfleur in the early evening.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Pre-booking only, valid for a minimum of 30 participants.
    EXC_DEBARQ

    Pre-paid: $279

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Leave Honfleur by coach for the excursion to the Alabaster Coast, classified as a Natura 2000 site since 2009. This trip will be your chance to discover the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary. We will pass by Le Havre. The high cliffs of white chalk and stone beaches were popularised by the paintings of Claude Monet. The suspended valleys of the little coastal rivers, the Normandy bridge and Etretat, sights not to be missed bordering a coast that you will see in a fresh light after this trip. Marvel at the beauty of the Alabaster Coast and the diversity of its plant and animal life. Stop at Etretat. Once a fishing village, Etretat transformed itself into a seaside resort in the 19th century and became a place of inspiration for artists (Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet), writers (Gustave Flaubert and Guy de Maupassant, Maurice Leblanc) and famous people (J. Michelet, F. Faure, the Queens of Spain, J. Bonaparte...). Etretat was the holiday spot of numerous famous opera composers and singers of the 19th century who had villas there or stayed there regularly in a comic-opera decor. The town has several remarkable chateaus, manor houses and villas, such as the Manoir de la Salamandre (a house admired by tourists and located in the main street near the hall), The Clos Lupin and the Château des Aygues which were the seaside residences of the Spanish queens Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies and Isabel II. Return by coach to Honfleur.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended. There is a 20min-walk between the parking lot and the cliffs (to and from).
    • The stop in Etretat depends on suitable weather conditions.
    EXC_ETRETA

    Pre-paid: $143

    On-board: $159

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Leave Honfleur by coach for the excursion to the Alabaster Coast, classified as a Natura 2000 site since 2009. This trip will be your chance to discover the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary. We will pass by Le Havre. The high cliffs of white chalk and stone beaches were popularised by the paintings of Claude Monet. The suspended valleys of the little coastal rivers, the Normandy bridge and Etretat, sights not to be missed bordering a coast that you will see in a fresh light after this trip. Marvel at the beauty of the Alabaster Coast and the diversity of its plant and animal life. Stop at Etretat. Once a fishing village, Etretat transformed itself into a seaside resort in the 19th century and became a place of inspiration for artists (Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet), writers (Gustave Flaubert and Guy de Maupassant, Maurice Leblanc) and famous people (J. Michelet, F. Faure, the Queens of Spain, J. Bonaparte...). Etretat was the holiday spot of numerous famous opera composers and singers of the 19th century who had villas there or stayed there regularly in a comic-opera decor. The town has several remarkable chateaus, manor houses and villas, such as the Manoir de la Salamandre (a house admired by tourists and located in the main street near the hall), The Clos Lupin and the Château des Aygues which were the seaside residences of the Spanish queens Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies and Isabel II. Return by coach to Honfleur.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended. There is a 20min-walk between the parking lot and the cliffs (to and from).
    • The stop in Etretat depends on suitable weather conditions.
    EXC_ETRETA

    Pre-paid: $154

    On-board: $172

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    From Les Andelys, we'll walk to the Château Gaillard. Come discover this ruined medieval castle and its gorgeous views overlooking the small city of Les Andelys and one of the loveliest bends in the Seine. Construction of the castle began in 1196 under Richard the Lionheart, who was both King of England and Duke of Normandy. The complex and advanced-design castle was expensive to build, yet the majority of the work was done in an unusually short time.
    After our hike and visit, we'll return to the ship by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • The Château Gaillard is closed on Tuesdays.
    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    EXC_GAIRAN

    Pre-paid: $106

    On-board: $118

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    From Les Andelys, we'll walk to the Château Gaillard. Come discover this ruined medieval castle and its gorgeous views overlooking the small city of Les Andelys and one of the loveliest bends in the Seine. Construction of the castle began in 1196 under Richard the Lionheart, who was both King of England and Duke of Normandy. The complex and advanced-design castle was expensive to build, yet the majority of the work was done in an unusually short time.
    After our hike and visit, we'll return to the ship by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • The Château Gaillard is closed on Tuesdays.
    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    EXC_GAIRAN

    Pre-paid: $108

    On-board: $120

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    You will leave the boat by coach to travel to the home of Claude Monet. He lived in his Giverny home between 1830 and 1926. His passion for gardening and colors led him to conceive his flowers garden as a true art piece. He even said: "It took a while for me to understand my waterlilies... I grew them without thinking of painting them... A landscape doesn't sink in in one day... And all of a sudden the enchantments of my pond struck me. I took my palette. Since then, I've never had any other model." You can still feel the atmosphere that once reigned in the master of Impressionnism's house when visiting it. You will discover the pink facade while penetrating the garden. Inside, the artist's particular taste for warm tones will strike you, from the intensity of the blue he chose for his kitchen as well as his small living room, to the the yellow walls and furniture in the dining room, where you will also be able to see his private collection of Japanese prints. We'll be back on board in Vernon late afternoon.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • According to the weather, you may visit the American Museum of Giverny which exhibits Monet's paintings (extra charge of 4€).
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_GIVERN

    Pre-paid: $104

    On-board: $115

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    You will leave the boat by coach to travel to the home of Claude Monet. He lived in his Giverny home between 1830 and 1926. His passion for gardening and colors led him to conceive his flowers garden as a true art piece. He even said: "It took a while for me to understand my waterlilies... I grew them without thinking of painting them... A landscape doesn't sink in in one day... And all of a sudden the enchantments of my pond struck me. I took my palette. Since then, I've never had any other model." You can still feel the atmosphere that once reigned in the master of Impressionnism's house when visiting it. You will discover the pink facade while penetrating the garden. Inside, the artist's particular taste for warm tones will strike you, from the intensity of the blue he chose for his kitchen as well as his small living room, to the the yellow walls and furniture in the dining room, where you will also be able to see his private collection of Japanese prints. We'll be back on board in Vernon late afternoon.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • According to the weather, you may visit the American Museum of Giverny which exhibits Monet's paintings (extra charge of 4€).
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_GIVERN

    Pre-paid: $104

    On-board: $115

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. We'll begin our tour at the Vieux Bassin, one of the most charming sites in the city. The narrow houses squeezed against each other are quite a unique sight. Next, we'll see Saint Catherine's Church, the largest wooden church in France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1879 and has been the subject of scrupulous research by many archaeologists and historians. We'll then head for the original 17th-century Salt Halls (Greniers à Sel), now used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. Destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries-only to be partially burned down again during the Wars of Religion. We'll return to our ship on foot.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • For some cruises, this excursion can occur at night after dinner depending on the schedules of the Honfleur port.
    • In case the boat cannot moor in Honfleur because of navigation technical reasons, this excursion will be done by coach. Extra fee to pay on board : 10€.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_HONFLE

    Pre-paid: $43

    On-board: $49

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. We'll begin our tour at the Vieux Bassin, one of the most charming sites in the city. The narrow houses squeezed against each other are quite a unique sight. Next, we'll see Saint Catherine's Church, the largest wooden church in France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1879 and has been the subject of scrupulous research by many archaeologists and historians. We'll then head for the original 17th-century Salt Halls (Greniers à Sel), now used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. Destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries-only to be partially burned down again during the Wars of Religion. We'll return to our ship on foot.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • For some cruises, this excursion can occur at night after dinner depending on the schedules of the Honfleur port.
    • In case the boat cannot moor in Honfleur because of navigation technical reasons, this excursion will be done by coach. Extra fee to pay on board : 10€.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_HONFLE

    Pre-paid: $43

    On-board: $49

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Guided tour of the Château de Malmaison. Built in the 17th century, Joséphine de Beauharnais acquired this castle in 1779. In 1800, it became the headquarters of the government and a conference room. The library restores the industrious atmosphere by which Bonaparte enjoyed to be surrounded. The council room is shaped like a military tent where receptions, dances and country-style games took place. The musical lounge offers Josephine's "troubadour” paintings and her well-known harp for visitors to admire. Here, many paintings from these times are on display. After her divorce in 1809, Joséphine continued to live in her house, where she died in 1814. The Napoleonic museum was inaugurated in 1906; it is furnished, decorated and adorned with the paintings that Joséphine bought and loved. The charm and authenticity that have been preserved in this castle will certainly delight you. Return on board.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Excursion available on Mondays instead of the Versailles Palace and on any other day (except on Tuesdays) if the minimum of 25 participants isn't met for the excursion to the Versailles Palace.
    • For groups who would like to choose this excursion on any other day instead of the Versailles Palace, the request should be made before the start of the cruise.
    EXC_MALMAI

    Pre-paid: $127

    On-board: $142

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Guided tour of the Château de Malmaison. Built in the 17th century, Joséphine de Beauharnais acquired this castle in 1779. In 1800, it became the headquarters of the government and a conference room. The library restores the industrious atmosphere by which Bonaparte enjoyed to be surrounded. The council room is shaped like a military tent where receptions, dances and country-style games took place. The musical lounge offers Josephine's "troubadour” paintings and her well-known harp for visitors to admire. Here, many paintings from these times are on display. After her divorce in 1809, Joséphine continued to live in her house, where she died in 1814. The Napoleonic museum was inaugurated in 1906; it is furnished, decorated and adorned with the paintings that Joséphine bought and loved. The charm and authenticity that have been preserved in this castle will certainly delight you. Return on board.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Excursion available on Mondays instead of the Versailles Palace and on any other day (except on Tuesdays) if the minimum of 25 participants isn't met for the excursion to the Versailles Palace.
    • For groups who would like to choose this excursion on any other day instead of the Versailles Palace, the request should be made before the start of the cruise.
    EXC_MALMAI

    Pre-paid: $129

    On-board: $143

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach along with your host/hostess. We will cross Le Petit Andelys and pass by the St Sauveur Church (a 16th century church which still possesses a vintage organ). After 40 minutes' travelling through different villages along the Andelle (river running through the valley), we'll arrive at Château de Martainville. This château was built at the end of the 15th century by Jacques Le Pelletier, and bought by the State in 1906, then turned into a museum in 1961.
    In 2 hours, learn about 500 years of rural Normandy history. Travel through the heart of Norman traditions (work suits, headdresses, jewelry, weavings), relive the past through the objects of everyday life (copper pans, pottery, baskets...). Discover the largest collection of Upper Normandy furniture, the "Famous Norman Wardrobes". Transfer back to Rouen at the beginning of the evening.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    EXC_MARTIN

    Pre-paid: $90

    On-board: $100

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by coach along with your host/hostess. We will cross Le Petit Andelys and pass by the St Sauveur Church (a 16th century church which still possesses a vintage organ). After 40 minutes' travelling through different villages along the Andelle (river running through the valley), we'll arrive at Château de Martainville. This château was built at the end of the 15th century by Jacques Le Pelletier, and bought by the State in 1906, then turned into a museum in 1961.
    In 2 hours, learn about 500 years of rural Normandy history. Travel through the heart of Norman traditions (work suits, headdresses, jewelry, weavings), relive the past through the objects of everyday life (copper pans, pottery, baskets...). Discover the largest collection of Upper Normandy furniture, the "Famous Norman Wardrobes". Transfer back to Rouen at the beginning of the evening.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    EXC_MARTIN

    Pre-paid: $97

    On-board: $108

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for a visit to the Château de Versailles. Listed as a World Heritage Site for thirty years, the Château de Versailles is considered to be one of the finest achievements of French art from the 17th century. Louis XIII's former hunting lodge was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who fixed the Court and government of France here in 1682. Until the French Revolution, one king followed another, each embellishing the Château in his turn. When you arrive, your guide will take you through the King's Grand Apartment. These seven successive rooms were intended to serve as a Parade Apartment, that is to say for the sovereign's official business. This is why it was decorated with the most splendid riches and based on the model of Italian palaces of the time. During daytime, it was open to all, French and foreigners, who came to see the king, and it was reserved for the Court three evenings a week. Afterwards, you'll go through the Hall of Mirrors, known in the 17th century as the "Great Gallery" and which was where courtesans would wait, meet or just pass through every day. This 75m-long, 10m-wide and 12m-high hall was designed by Mansart in. The principal feature of this hall is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows that overlook the gardens. You tour will end with a visit to the Queen's Apartments, where the Queen would host the ladies of the Court when she rose in the morning and granted private audiences. After visiting the Château, you will still have a little free time to discover the fabulous formal French gardens created by André Le Notre for Louis XIV. Return on board by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Pre-booking only. If the minimum of 25 participants isn't met, the excursion will be replaced with a visit to the Château de Malmaison.
    • Flash photography is forbidden inside the Château.
    • The Versailles Palace is closed on Mondays, visit to the Château de Malmaison instead.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VERSAI

    Pre-paid: $191

    On-board: $213

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach with a guide to discover the mythical sites of the capital. Since its foundation as Lutèce on the Ile de la Cité, two thousand years of history have seen ecclesiastics, sovereigns and heads of state leave their mark on the city, building churches, erecting monuments and palaces, creating prestigious museums and outlining sumptuous perspectives. Its distinguished couturiers, perfumers and jewelers have strongly built up Paris's reputation for taste and elegance. A city of festivities, theaters and famous cabarets, Paris also glows from the sparkle and shine of its well-known revues. Our coach will take you past Bercy, the F. Mitterrand National Library, the Bastille, the Marais, the Latin Quarter, St Germain, the Louvre, the Pyramid, the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides, the Trocadéro and of course the famous Eiffel Tower. Return to the boat at Quai de Grenelle.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PARIS

    Pre-paid: $108

    On-board: $120

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    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. Come with us and discover the splendid sites and surprising points of view on each side of the river. You'll also learn about the complex relationship Parisians have had with their waterways since the Middle Ages. Throughout the centuries, the Seine has been used for transportation, commercial activities, energy production using floating windmills, cleaning animal skins, washing laundry, waste water dumping, and even drinking water up to the 19th century!
    All levels of walkers are welcome to join us and hear about the river's fascinating history. You can stay for one, two or even three hours with us, leaving the group when you want. You'll have a bus/subway ticket that you can use to return to the ship at any moment. Just ask your guide to point you in the right direction.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Please note: You will have to return to the ship on your own using the combined transport tickets that are included in your cruise. The guide will not escort you on this return trip.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    EXC_PARIS3

    Pre-paid: $90

    On-board: $100

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    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. Come with us and discover the splendid sites and surprising points of view on each side of the river. You'll also learn about the complex relationship Parisians have had with their waterways since the Middle Ages. Throughout the centuries, the Seine has been used for transportation, commercial activities, energy production using floating windmills, cleaning animal skins, washing laundry, waste water dumping, and even drinking water up to the 19th century!
    All levels of walkers are welcome to join us and hear about the river's fascinating history. You can stay for one, two or even three hours with us, leaving the group when you want. You'll have a bus/subway ticket that you can use to return to the ship at any moment. Just ask your guide to point you in the right direction.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Please note: You will have to return to the ship on your own using the combined transport tickets that are included in your cruise. The guide will not escort you on this return trip.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    EXC_PARIS3

    Pre-paid: $95

    On-board: $106

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave on foot for a guided tour of Rouen. The historic center of the city and its famous cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the ship. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy's cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital. The exceptionally complex Notre-Dame Cathedral is renowned for the juxtaposition of all the Gothic periods - especially on the facade, which Monet painted time and again, reflecting its glory in different lights. Destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841 and, partially, in 1944, by allied bombardments, the cathedral continues to be a perpetually evolving structure. We'll then head to the market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431. The Gros-Horloge, or Great Clock, is one of the most emblematic monuments in the city. The Gothic belfry has housed the communal bells and clock of the city since its construction at the end of the 14th century. Finally, we'll visit the Saint Joan of Arc Church. Located on the Old Market Place, this large monument's construction ended in 1979 and was built both in honor of the Saint as well as the heroine celebrated by the French on the second Sunday in May. We'll return to our ship on foot at the end of the afternoon.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • This excursion will occur in the morning or in the afternoon depending on the schedules of the Honfleur port.
    • The order of the visits may change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_ROUEN

    Pre-paid: $43

    On-board: $49

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    We'll leave on foot for a guided tour of Rouen. The historic center of the city and its famous cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the ship. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy's cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital. The exceptionally complex Notre-Dame Cathedral is renowned for the juxtaposition of all the Gothic periods - especially on the facade, which Monet painted time and again, reflecting its glory in different lights. Destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841 and, partially, in 1944, by allied bombardments, the cathedral continues to be a perpetually evolving structure. We'll then head to the market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431. The Gros-Horloge, or Great Clock, is one of the most emblematic monuments in the city. The Gothic belfry has housed the communal bells and clock of the city since its construction at the end of the 14th century. Finally, we'll visit the Saint Joan of Arc Church. Located on the Old Market Place, this large monument's construction ended in 1979 and was built both in honor of the Saint as well as the heroine celebrated by the French on the second Sunday in May. We'll return to our ship on foot at the end of the afternoon.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • This excursion will occur in the morning or in the afternoon depending on the schedules of the Honfleur port.
    • The order of the visits may change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_ROUEN

    Pre-paid: $43

    On-board: $49

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    The excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 when Christianity arrived in the region, and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restored in the 11th century by their descendants. With the arrival of the Romantic period, the abbey became extremely well-known thanks to Victor Hugo who described it as the "most beautiful ruins in all of France”. During our visit we'll also discover the cloisters and the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter before visiting the Abbey of Saint Wandrille or Wandregisel (exterior only), a highly spiritual monument founded in the same century. The wonderful classical architecture of this abbey blends with the magnificence of its mediaeval heritage in perfect harmony. Unlike Jumièges, a congregation of Benedictine monks settled in this abbey in 1931 and has remained to this day, bringing the community to a substantial number. We'll return to the boat by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_ROUTE

    Pre-paid: $122

    On-board: $136

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    The excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 when Christianity arrived in the region, and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restored in the 11th century by their descendants. With the arrival of the Romantic period, the abbey became extremely well-known thanks to Victor Hugo who described it as the "most beautiful ruins in all of France”. During our visit we'll also discover the cloisters and the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter before visiting the Abbey of Saint Wandrille or Wandregisel (exterior only), a highly spiritual monument founded in the same century. The wonderful classical architecture of this abbey blends with the magnificence of its mediaeval heritage in perfect harmony. Unlike Jumièges, a congregation of Benedictine monks settled in this abbey in 1931 and has remained to this day, bringing the community to a substantial number. We'll return to the boat by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_ROUTE

    Pre-paid: $127

    On-board: $142

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Set out on foot for an unequaled tour of the magnificent palace gardens. An alternative experience at Versailles will bring you face to face with groves, sculptures, thriving greenery, and abundant water sources. In 1661, King Louis XIV authorized André Le Nôtre to create a French-style garden that would be the envy of all in the great European courts through the 18th century. The Sun King took such great pleasure in exploring his gardens, he wrote a book explaining how to give tours of the immense grounds. This tour will follow the king’s recommendations, and your guides will let you in on the secrets and tales of this unique site—one of the most beautiful open-air museums in the world.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VERSA4

    Pre-paid: $174

    On-board: $193

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Set out on foot for an unequaled tour of the magnificent palace gardens. An alternative experience at Versailles will bring you face to face with groves, sculptures, thriving greenery, and abundant water sources. In 1661, King Louis XIV authorized André Le Nôtre to create a French-style garden that would be the envy of all in the great European courts through the 18th century. The Sun King took such great pleasure in exploring his gardens, he wrote a book explaining how to give tours of the immense grounds. This tour will follow the king’s recommendations, and your guides will let you in on the secrets and tales of this unique site—one of the most beautiful open-air museums in the world.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VERSA4

    Pre-paid: $175

    On-board: $195



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