PAF - with croisieurope CRUISE: FROM PARIS TO THE NORMAND COAST– 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS
Departure from Paris
Sailing from Paris to Honfleur aboard one of our 2 deck ships. Ships sailing this itinerary include Renoir, Seine Princess, Botticelli or other similar vessels.
DAY 1: PARIS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship between 18.00 and 19.00. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Depending on the water level, our ship will set off for a magical tour of Paris by night. We will glide silently past the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Orangerie, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral which dominates the Ile de la Cité.
DAY 2: PARIS – VERNON
Morning start cruising along the Seine. Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of the Palace of Versailles (1) (pre-reservation is required before cruise). The palace is closed on Mondays. The visit will then be replaced by a tour of the Château de Malmaison.
DISCOVERY: visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park.
DAY 3: VERNON - ROUEN - DUCLAIR
We will cruise towards Rouen, passing Les Andelys and Amfreville. Optional excursion for both packages: Join us for an optional 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. Once we return to the ship, we will stop briefly in Duclair and then continue on to Honfleur (subject to tides). Gala evening.
DAY 4: HONFLEUR
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.
Afternoon optional excursion 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 will continue on to the Château du Breuil. After this tour enjoy a tasting of Calvados!
DISCOVERY: Hike across the cliffs of La Côte d’Albâtre. We will pass by the high white cliffs bordered by the beaches and stones found in Impressionist paintings. Afterwards, we will enjoy some free time to explore the city itself.
Or enjoy a 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.”
DAY 5: HONFLEUR
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