HON – with croisieurope CRUISE: FROM THE CÔTE FLEURIE BEACHES TO PARIS - 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS
Departure from Honfleur
Sailing from Paris to Honfleur aboard one of our 2 Deck ships. Ships sailing this itinerary include Renoir, Seine Princess, Botticelli or the other similar vessels.
DAY 1: HONFLEUR
Passengers are welcome to board between 18.00 and 19.00. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Free time in the evening.
DAY 2: HONFLEUR - DUCLAIR
Our arrival time in Honfleur will depend on the tides.
Optional excursion for both packages: Honfleur and Pont l'Evêque. Leave by coach for Pont l'Evêque, a charming Norman city. We will take a guided tour and see such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent. We will continue our tour with a tasting of the small, square-shaped cheese that has carried the town's name since the 12th century. We will then return to Honfleur for a guided tour on foot. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church.
Optional afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: We will leave from Honfleur by coach for an excursion along the Côte Fleurie. We will pass through Trouville and Deauville and enjoy a tour of the famous Calvados distillery.
DISCOVERY: The Cote Fleurie, Deauville and its artist villas. Our first stop will be Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France. We will continue on to the Château du Breuil.
Or full-day guided tour (lunch included) to the Landing Beaches (only as a pre-booked tour and a minimum of 30 participants). Departure by coach to reach Pointe du Hoc, seeing Omaha Beach and Coleville-sur-Mer and its American cemetery on the way. We will stop in Arromanches after lunch to watch the film “The Price of Liberty.”
We will then depart on our cruise, with the departure time depending on the tides.
DAY 3: DUCLAIR - ROUEN
We will journey through magnificent landscapes of steep cliffs with charming villages nestled below.
Join us for an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour on the Norman Abbey Circuit to see the Abbey of Saint Wandrille (outdoor). We will discover Jumièges and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Church of Saint Peter.
We will return on board at 18.00.
DAY 4: ROUEN - VERNON
Enjoy the morning cruise through broad limestone cliffs.
Optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city, including the cathedral, historic neighbourhoods, and the “Place du Vieux Marché" where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
After our tour, we will return to the ship.
DAY 5: VERNON - PARIS
We will begin to cruise early in the morning for Mantes-la-Jolie.
CLASSIC: Tour of the Palace of Versailles (1) (reservation in advance is essential - see your travel agency). Closed on Monday; replaced by visit to the Château de Malmaison.
DISCOVERY: 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.
The afternoon will be spent cruising through the impressive concrete and glass buildings of the futuristic business district of La Défense. We will arrive in Paris in the evening.
DAY 6: PARIS
CLASSIC: Half-day guided tour exploring the legendary places in the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.
DISCOVERY: Stroll on the banks of the Seine and over the bridges of Paris. We will 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.
Optional excursion not included in the packages: Tour Paris in a vintage 2CV. Experience true vintage style as you cruise in a comfortable and completely refurbished 2CV. It is fun, it is fabulous, and it is so French! Relax in the comfort of a refurbished 2CV while you listen to your guide tell you all about the “City of Light.”
Enjoy a free afternoon in Paris
DAY 7 PARIS
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00.
Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.
(1) Available for a minimum of 35 persons otherwise this excursion will be replaced by the visit of the Château de Malmaison.
Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin
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- Meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners) from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee
- Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- On-board entertainment
- On-board host/hostess assistance
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner
- Port taxes
- Free WIFI
- Optional excursions
- Champagne and wines on the wine list
- Drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Personal expenses