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Cruising the Seine - Paris & Northern France

From $5,249
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Sep 2024 - Sep 2025
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From $5,249
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Sep 2024 - Sep 2025

Tour Overview

Inspirational landscapes and stunning natural beauty forms the backdrop of this river cruise. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of delightful little towns, admire the imposing Chalk Cliffs on the Alabaster Coast and stroll through the small seafaring and artistic town of Hornfleur. Starting and ending in the crowning glory of Paris, you will have the chance to enjoy a stroll down the Champs-Èlysèes.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and fromthe airport
  • 7 nights onboard Nicko cruises - Seine Comtesse
  • 20 included meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Unlimited drinks package*
  • All gratuities and WIFI on the cruise
  • Porterage
  • All port fees

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Cruise past picturesque villages and wild romantic countryside
  • Guided tour through the gothic open-air museum of Rouen
  • Excursion to the picturesque and artistic seafaring town of Hornfleur
  • Excursion to monastery road to see the impressive Jumièges monastery and St Martin de Boscherville
  • Guided tour of Paris

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris

Make your own way to Paris where you will join your Nicko Cruises ship. After time to settle into your cabin, meet your traveling companions over a welcome drink prior to dinner onboard this evening. Meals included: D

Day 2 Paris - Rouen

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning whilst sailing to Rouen, the capital of Normandy. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy a guided tour through this gothic open-air museum, home to historic churches and a cobble-stoned centre with half timbered houses. The skyline is dominated by the Cathedral of Notre Dame, much painted by the impressionist Claude Monet. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Le Havre - Hornfleur

Awake this morning in Le Havre. After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour to Hornfleur - a seafaring and artistic town. A site first occupied by the Vikings in the 9th century, it became known as the land of the Northmen or Normandy. It later became a strategic trading post between the French and English due to it's location on the Seine. Enjoy a stroll along it's picturesque narrow streets lined by timber framed houses. See St Catherine's Church, which dates from the 15th century and has the distinction of being France's largest timber-built church and visit the Old Port which has some picturesque quaysides. After lunch on board, there is the option of taking a guided tour of Le Havre and then on to the seaside resort of Ètretat (book and pay onboard the cruise). Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Caudebec-en-Caux - Rouen

After breakfast, enjoy a tour to Monastery Road to see the impressive Jumièges monastery, once called the most beautiful ruin in France by Victor Hugo, and St Martin de Boscherville which dates from the 12th century and is one of the finest Romanesque abbeys in this area. Enjoy an evening of French Chanson on board tonight. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Vernon

This morning you are at leisure in Vernon, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before exploring this historical town situated on the Seine. The old streets of Vernon are straight out of the middle ages, half timbered houses with ancient doors, cobble stone streets and wrought iron shop signs. The Old Mill still lies straddling two piers of the ancient bridge over the Seine and is certainly an interesting structure to view. An optional excursion (book and pay onboard the cruise) is available to Giverny to visit Monet's house and garden. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Conflans Saint-Honorine - Paris

A day at leisure to enjoy cruising back to Paris, the morning will be spent in Conflans Saint-Honorine on the outskirts of Paris where you can take an optional excursion to the historic Château de Chantilly (booked and pay onboard the cruise) or explore at leisure. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Paris

Paris needs no introduction, one of the most romantic capitals in the world, a place of breathtaking architecture, atmospheric cafés and historic boulevards. Today you will enjoy a guided tour where you will see the Eiffel Tower, arguably the most iconic landmark in Paris, the Champs-Elysées and the fabulous Arc de Triomphe commissioned in 1806 to celebrate Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz. As well as Notre Dame, the gothic cathedral which inspired Victor Hugo's celebrated novel. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast onboard, it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your cruise comes to an end. Meals included: B
  1. Unlimited Drinks Package

    Enjoy unlimited drinks on your cruise - including selected house wine, house sparkling wine, draught and bottled beers, non-alcoholic beer, Cocktails and long drinks, house spirits, bottled water for the cabin and daily excursions, all specialty coffees (non-alcoholic), hot chocolate and tea

Accommodation

Nicko River Cruise - Seine Comtesse

The elegant MS Seine Comtesse is stylish and comfortable and perfect for cruising the waterways of Europe. Facilities include a generous sun deck, the panoramic bar and salon has floor to ceiling windows that offer optimum views and you'll also find a light and airy dining room, library and gift shop. Cabins include private facilities, tv, air-conditioning, hairdryer and safe. Main deck cabins are approx. 11 m² in size, have a non-opening viewing window, a single fold-out bed and sofa bed. Your holiday price is based on a main deck cabin. Cabins on the middle and upper decks are approx. 14 m² in size. Deluxe middle deck cabins have large, openable panoramic windows, deluxe upper deck cabins have a lowerable panoramic front. All other cabins on the middle deck have large, non-opening panoramic windows. Cabin upgrades are available, please call and speak to one of our Holiday Advisors.

The elegant MS Seine Comtesse is stylish and comfortable and perfect for cruising the waterways of Europe. Facilities include a generous sun deck, the panoramic bar and salon has floor to ceiling windows that offer optimum views and you'll also find a light and airy dining room, library and gift shop. Cabins include private facilities, tv, air-conditioning, hairdryer and safe. Main deck cabins are approx. 11 m² in size, have a non-opening viewing window, a single fold-out bed and sofa bed. Your holiday price is based on a main deck cabin. Cabins on the middle and upper decks are approx. 14 m² in size. Deluxe middle deck cabins have large, openable panoramic windows, deluxe upper deck cabins have a lowerable panoramic front. All other cabins on the middle deck have large, non-opening panoramic windows. Cabin upgrades are available, please call and speak to one of our Holiday Advisors.