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Impressions of the Seine

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Sailing through scenery which inspired Impressionist artists, Monet and Manet, Gaugin and Renoir, this is a river cruise through the romance of France, from the country’s inimitable capital, via historic towns, abbeys, chateaux, and harbours, to coastal Honfleur

Rolling round the Paris basin, about midway on its 776km route to the English Channel, the splendid Seine cuts through the capital at just 24m above sea level; held between high embankments, busy with bateaux-mouches boats, crossed by the 17th century Pont Neuf (among 37 bridges), and passing Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée d’Orsay and Eiffel Tower. From its ‘traversée de Paris’ section, it becomes the Basse (lower) Seine, looping and meandering through beautiful bucolic scenery, passing orchards, abbeys, and grand chateaux, and dropping through locks on its slow flow to Rouen. Now deep enough for oceangoing vessels, it is the tidal Seine Maritime until journey’s end beneath the impressive Pont de Normandie, the long bridge linking Honfleur and Le Havre. Your river cruiser for this return journey is either the elegant MS Seine Princess or MS Botticelli, which carry you in style to visit Claude Monet’s house and garden in Giverny; haunting monasteries on the Road of Abbeys; Honfleur’s old harbour, chic Deauville, and a castle distillery of Calvados on the Coast of Flowers; medieval monuments in the heart of historic Rouen; and a glimpse of rural Normandy life in riverbank villages and the Château Martainville museum.

Overview

  • Days 1 & 2   - Paris
  • Day 3   - Vernon / Giverny
  • Day 4   - Duclair
  • Day 5   - Honfleur
  • Day 6   - Rouen
  • Day 7   - Les Andelys
  • Day 8   - Return Journey
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Riverscapes
  • Excursions Included
  • Drinks Included
  • Jules Verne Representative

Sailing through scenery which inspired Impressionist artists, Monet and Manet, Gaugin and Renoir, this is a river cruise through the romance of France, from the country’s inimitable capital, via historic towns, abbeys, chateaux, and harbours, to coastal Honfleur

Notes:

Cabins are available from 5pm 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.

Vessels

MS Seine Princess

A premium vessel launched in 2001 and refurbished in 2012 to a high standard. The MS Seine Princess is registered in France with a mainly European crew and announcements in French and English. For 20 years Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the innovative French cruise company, CroisiEurope, established over 40 years ago, now boasting the largest European river fleet (over 40 ships), yet still operated by the same family. All drinks, except premium brands are included throughout the cruise. Enjoy International and French cuisine with a choice of wines in an elegant one-sitting dining room. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner waiter service with the occasional buffet. Reception, lounge bar with small dance floor, sun deck, lift and WiFi (free/limited). 67 air-conditioned cabins over two decks with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and picture windows. 24 twin/double cabins (140 sq. ft.) on the Upper Deck and 43 twin/double cabins (140 sq. ft.) on the Main Deck.

MS Botticelli

Launched in 2004 and refurbished in 2016 to a high standard, the MS Botticelli is registered in France with a mainly European crew and announcements in French and English. For 20 years Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the innovative French cruise company, CroisiEurope, established 40 years ago, now boasting the largest European river fleet (over 40 ships), yet still operated by the same family. All drinks, except premium brands are included throughout the cruise. Enjoy International and French cuisine with a choice of wines in an elegant one-sitting dining room. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner waiter service with the occasional buffet. Reception, lounge bar with small dance floor, sundeck and WiFi (free/limited). 75 air-conditioned cabins over two decks with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and picture windows. 24 twin/double cabins on the Upper Deck and 50 twin/double cabins and one single cabin on the Main Deck.

Notes:

May 2024 will cruise on the MS Botticelli.
September 2024 will cruise on the MS Seine Princess.

Departures & Prices

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

May
May 21 (Tuesday)
  • Sold out

Was £2325

£ 2265

September
September 18 (Wednesday)

Was £2295

£ 2235

Price Includes:

Rail or air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, Jules Verne Representative, 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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
Upgrades
  • Upper Deck Standard Twin/Double Cabin
  • £165
  • Main Deck Standard Single Cabin
  • £535
  • Upper Deck Standard Single Cabin
  • £720
Flight & Rail Options
  • easyJet from Manchester
  • On request, please call
  • Eurostar Standard Premier Class
  • £225
Optional Excursions
  • Afternoon tour to Versailles
  • £90
  • Optional Morning Panoramic Tour of Paris
  • £55
Tour Only
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  • £125
  • Arrival or departure transfer (airport)
  • £85
  • Arrival or departure transfer (train station)
  • £65

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