Tours By André
Tours By André 

The Seine Valley

HOP_AIPP - 5 days from $1,318.00

APRIL, 07 to 11, 2017  Cruise portion.     

MS Botticelli

HONFLEUR - DUCLAIR - ROUEN - MANTES LA JOLIE - POISSY - PARIS

 

DAY 1 HONFLEUR

Passengers are welcome to board between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. The evening is free to do as you please. We'll remain in port overnight.

 

DAY 2 HONFLEUR - DUCLAIR

Excursion for both packages: Honfleur and Pont l'Evêque.  Leave by coach for Pont l'Evêque, a charming Norman city. We'll take a guided tour and see such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent.  We'll continue our tour with a tasting of the small, square-shaped cheese that has carried the town's name since the 12th century. We'll then return to Honfleur for a guided tour on foot.  Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church.
 

 Afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Cote Fleurie, from Deauville to the Château du Breuil. Discover the Cote Fleurie. Our first stop will be Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.  We'll continue on to the Château du Breuil. After this tour, enjoy a tasting of Calvados!
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Hike across the cliffs of La Côte d'Albâtre.  We'll pass by the high white cliffs bordered by the beaches and stones found in Impressionist paintings.

 

DAY 3 DUCLAIR - ROUEN

Join us for an excursion for both packages: Guided tour on the Norman Abbey Circuit to see the Abbey of Saint Wandrille (exterior). We’ll then move on to Jumièges, where we will discover the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Church of Saint Peter.
 

Afternoon excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city, including the cathedral, historic neighborhoods, and the “Place du Vieux Marché" where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

 

DAY 4 MANTES LA JOLIE - POISSY - PARIS

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Palace of Versailles (closed on Monday) (1-2).
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Bike tour through Versailles gardens. Visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park and gardens.

 

Our ship will then cruise through the impressive futuristic business district of La Defense. We’ll arrive in Paris in the evening. Tonight is our gala evening. We'll remain in port overnight.

 

DAY 5 PARIS

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

 

Highlights
EXCURSIONS INCLUDED


Rouen, a city of art and history
Honfleur and Deauville with its unique charm
The "Côte Fleurie" and its string of seaside resorts
Versailles Château, a dazzling royal residence
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Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.
All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine
Farewell Gala dinner
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Free WiFi
Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
Shore excursions with wireless audio system
Port Talk
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Captain Welcome cocktail Reception
Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show
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Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
All port fees


For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Available for a minimum of 35 persons, otherwise this excursion will be replaced by the visit to the Château de Malmaison. (2) The Château de Malmaison is closed on Tuesday. This excursion will be replaced by the visit to the Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise. Alcohol can damage your health.  Please drink in moderation.

 

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