Day 1 - Paris
Day 2 -  Giverny
Day 3 -  Caudebec-en-Caux
Day 4 -  Honfleur
Day 5 -  Rouen
Day 6 -  Paris
Day 7 - Return Journey

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Impressions of the Seine

A river journey from Paris to the coast of Normandy through the magnificent scenery that inspired the Impressionist painters, visiting Monet’s house at Giverny, Honfleur & Rouen

The sights and sounds of the River Seine were the inspiration for great French painters such as Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Gauguin and Renoir. Their paintings evoke a romantic image of France that epitomises the appeal of this area and is an enlightening theme of this river cruise.

The modern visitor cannot fail to be enchanted by the landscapes that inspired those great masters, whereby every twist and turn in the river reveals monasteries, abbeys, villages and châteaux. Paris, the birthplace of the French language, art and civilisation, has the best selection of museums.

Monet lived in his retreat at Giverny for 40 years and drew inspiration from the beautiful gardens. Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy, evokes thoughts of Joan of Arc being burned at the stake, Monet’s paintings of the cathedral and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.

The coastal region of Normandy is an area of enchanting beauty with gentle undulating woods, orchards, pastures and clear streams where the painters and Parisian high society retreated in summer.

Key Features

Culture & Riverscapes
Excursions Included
Drinks Included
UK Tour Manager

 Day 1 Travel to Paris by Eurostar or fly from your chosen airport. Transfer to the vessel for six nights. Welcome drink and crew introduction. Cruise along the Seine to enjoy Paris by night and continue cruising overnight. (D)

Day 2 Afternoon visit to the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, a colourfully restored house which depicts the painter’s daily life and maintains his inspirational garden. Pre-dinner Jules Verne drinks party. Cruise overnight to Caudebec-en-Caux. (B, L, D)

Day 3 At leisure in Caudebec-en-Caux or perhaps take an optional tour to the Pays de Caux (approx. £120, bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 4 Sail to Honfleur. Afternoon visit to the ‘Côte Fleurie’, Trouville, Deauville and Cabourg. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Guided visit of Honfleur town which lies at the foot of the Côte de Grace. The old harbour is lined with 16th-18th century townhouses, a subject for Claude Monet. Afternoon visit to Pays d’Auge and visit a Normandy cheesemaker and cider manufacturer with included tastings. Cruise overnight to Rouen. Farewell Jules Verne drinks party. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Medieval Rouen city tour including the Ossuary of Saint-Maclou and historic quarters. Afternoon cruise towards Paris. Gala dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Return journey. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Cabins are available from 6pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


Apr 17, Jul 26 & Oct 10 2022 will cruise on the MS Botticelli.
Jun 17 & Sep 17 2022 will cruise on the MS Seine Princess.


per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin 
Eurostar from London St. Pancras

Date Price
October 10 £1795


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No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Regional Flight Options
Special Offer

(Oct 2022)
Free upgrade to Upper Deck cabin for new bookings

Single Supplement

(limited availability)
2022: Oct 10

Single supplement £425

Cabin Upgrades

Upper Deck £145

Flight & Rail Options

Air France from Heathrow or Manchester from £155

Eurostar Standard Premier Class £225

Independent Arrival

Save £125
Arrival or departure transfer (airport) £75
Arrival or departure transfer (train station) £65

Price Includes
Rail or air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 6-night cruise, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

No Single Supplement in Sep & Oct is only available for new bookings.

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