The Spectacular Seine

River

5 Days from £1,199

Apr 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

Take in views of Normandy's picturesque countryside as you cruise from pretty Honfleur to the French capital, Paris. Along the way, there's the chance to step ashore in elegant Deauville and historic Rouen, and to discover the beauty of the Palace of Versailles.

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Your holiday at a glance

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What's included

​Just You Tour Manager as your host

Eurostar from St Pancras International to Calais & return from Paris

4 nights all inclusive on board 4-star ship MS Renoir or 4-star premium ship MS Seine Princess

11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and all drinks (excluding Champagne & selected wines)

Included excursions

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage 
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Onboard entertainment 
  • Complimentary Wi-fi on board 
  • A full programme of optional shore excursions


 

Optional excursions

​Guided tour of Pont l'Évêque & Honfleur
Discover the Cote Fleurie & Deauville, with calvados tasting
​Walking tour of Rouen, Normandy's historic capital 
The Palace of Versailles, or guided bicycle ride through the palace gardens

The above optional excursions can be pre-booked from just £217 per person on both the Explorer and Discovery packages

Your itinerary

​Today you will travel from London St Pancras International by Eurostar to Calais. On arrival we'll transfer you to the port city of Honfleur, where you will join your ship. After time to settle into your cabin, you can get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome cocktail before dinner.
The rest of the evening is free, so maybe head into Honfleur to explore. Its picturesque port surrounded by narrow slate-fronted houses has been captured on canvas many times by the likes of Claude Monet, and is a great place to take a stroll.

​Why not join an optional morning excursion, which begins as we travel by coach to the charming Norman city of Pont l'Évêque. On a guided tour we'll take in sites such as the gardens of the former Dominican convent, before we enjoy 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 walking tour and a visit to Saint Léonard's Church.
We'll head back to the ship for lunch, and then you can choose to join an optional excursion to the Cote Fleurie, a scenic stretch of the Normandy coastline. We'll visit the elegant seaside resort of Deauville and continue to the 18th century Château du Breuil, where we'll round off our tour with a tasting of the region's famous apple brandy, calvados.

We sail to the historic city of Rouen, where this afternoon you can join an optional sightseeing tour. Highlights include the beautifully restored medieval quarter, its impressive Gothic cathedral, and the Place du Vieux Marché - the spot where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431.

Today's optional excursion takes us to the beautiful Palace of Versailles, a royal residence up until the start of French Revolution in 1789. Depending on which package you have chosen, you'll either discover the palace and its magnificent gardens at a your own pace on a leisurely stroll, or explore the gardens by bicycle.
When we return to the ship we'll cruise towards Paris, passing the impressive architecture of La Défense on the way. Our ship moors in the French capital overnight, and we'll enjoy a gala evening on board.

After breakfast we will disembark the ship and transfer to railway station for our journey back to the UK.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

France - Discovery Package - The Spectacular Seine

France - Discovery Package - The Spectacular Seine

from £217

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Honfleur
We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. We'll begin our tour at the Vieux Bassin, one of the most charming sites in the city. The narrow houses squeezed against each other are quite a unique sight. Next, we'll see Saint Catherine's Church, the largest wooden church in France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1879 and has been the subject of scrupulous research by many archaeologists and historians. We'll then head for the original 17th-century Salt Halls (Greniers à Sel), now used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. Destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries-only to be partially burned down again during the Wars of Religion. We'll return to our ship on foot.

Morning – Moderate walking – must see

Cote Fleurie
Departure by coach with your guide. First stop at Deauville, the most glamour coastal French city, symbol of elegance, prestige and sophistication. Enjoy a stroll along the famous floorboards that were built in 1923 along the beach, allowing women to enjoy the seaside without spoiling their dresses. Discover the casino (exterior view). Continuation by coach for the delightful setting of the Breuil castle. Located in a lush green setting at the center of the Pays d'Auge, this castle is one of the most beautiful examples of the architectural heritage of this region. Today, the Breuil castle is also home to a prestigious distillery where you will get the chance to discover the various steps to making Calvados before tasting it. Return to the boat in Honfleur by coach.

Afternoon – Moderate walking – Highlight




Rouen
We’ll leave on foot for a guided tour of Rouen. The historic center of the city and its famous cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the ship. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy’s cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital. The exceptionally complex Notre-Dame Cathedral is renowned for the juxtaposition of all the Gothic periods - especially on the facade, which Monet painted time and again, reflecting its glory in different lights. Destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841 and, partially, in 1944, by allied bombardments, the cathedral continues to be a perpetually evolving structure. We’ll then head to the market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431. The Gros-Horloge, or Great Clock, is one of the most emblematic monuments in the city. The Gothic belfry has housed the communal bells and clock of the city since its construction at the end of the 14th century. Finally, we’ll visit the Saint Joan of Arc Church. Located on the Old Market Place, this large monument’s construction ended in 1979 and was built both in honor of the Saint as well as the heroine celebrated by the French on the second Sunday in May. We’ll return to our ship on foot at the end of the afternoon.

Morning – Moderate walking – Curtural

Gardens of Versailles by Bike
Visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park. We'll cycle along the canal and see the Queen's Hamlet and the Petit and Grand Trianons. The forests and gardens in Versailles are surrounded by a magnificent network of tree-lined paths. At the end of our tour, we'll return to the ship by coach.

Morning - Good sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing are advised

Discovery Package – If you have booked the Discovery Excursion Package please note you cannot book the Explorer Excursion Package
Discovery Package must be booked at least 28 working days prior to departure





France - Explorer Package - The Spectacular Seine

France - Explorer Package - The Spectacular Seine

from £217

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Honfleur
We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. We'll begin our tour at the Vieux Bassin, one of the most charming sites in the city. The narrow houses squeezed against each other are quite a unique sight. Next, we'll see Saint Catherine's Church, the largest wooden church in France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1879 and has been the subject of scrupulous research by many archaeologists and historians. We'll then head for the original 17th-century Salt Halls (Greniers à Sel), now used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. Destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries-only to be partially burned down again during the Wars of Religion. We'll return to our ship on foot.

Morning – Moderate walking – must see




Cote Fleurie
Departure by coach with your guide. First stop at Deauville, the most glamour coastal French city, symbol of elegance, prestige and sophistication. Enjoy a stroll along the famous floorboards that were built in 1923 along the beach, allowing women to enjoy the seaside without spoiling their dresses. Discover the casino (exterior view). Continuation by coach for the delightful setting of the Breuil castle. Located in a lush green setting at the center of the Pays d'Auge, this castle is one of the most beautiful examples of the architectural heritage of this region. Today, the Breuil castle is also home to a prestigious distillery where you will get the chance to discover the various steps to making Calvados before tasting it. Return to the boat in Honfleur by coach.

Afternoon – Moderate walking - Highlight

Rouen
We’ll leave on foot for a guided tour of Rouen. The historic center of the city and its famous cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the ship. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy’s cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital. The exceptionally complex Notre-Dame Cathedral is renowned for the juxtaposition of all the Gothic periods - especially on the facade, which Monet painted time and again, reflecting its glory in different lights. Destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841 and, partially, in 1944, by allied bombardments, the cathedral continues to be a perpetually evolving structure. We’ll then head to the market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431. The Gros-Horloge, or Great Clock, is one of the most emblematic monuments in the city. The Gothic belfry has housed the communal bells and clock of the city since its construction at the end of the 14th century. Finally, we’ll visit the Saint Joan of Arc Church. Located on the Old Market Place, this large monument’s construction ended in 1979 and was built both in honor of the Saint as well as the heroine celebrated by the French on the second Sunday in May. We’ll return to our ship on foot at the end of the afternoon.

Morning – Moderate walking – Curtural

Chateau de Versailles
Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for a visit to the Château de Versailles. Listed as a World Heritage Site for thirty years, the Château de Versailles is considered to be one of the finest achievements of French art from the 17th century. Louis XIII's former hunting lodge was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who fixed the Court and government of France here in 1682. Until the French Revolution, one king followed another, each embellishing the Château in his turn. When you arrive, your guide will take you through the King's Grand Apartment. These seven successive rooms were intended to serve as a Parade Apartment, that is to say for the sovereign's official business. This is why it was decorated with the most splendid riches and based on the model of Italian palaces of the time. During daytime, it was open to all, French and foreigners, who came to see the king, and it was reserved for the Court three evenings a week. Afterwards, you’ll go through the Hall of Mirrors, known in the 17th century as the "Great Gallery" and which was where courtesans would wait, meet or just pass through every day. This 75m-long, 10m-wide and 12m-high hall was designed by Mansart in. The principal feature of this hall is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows that overlook the gardens. You tour will end with a visit to the Queen's Apartments, where the Queen would host the ladies of the Court when she rose in the morning and granted private audiences. After visiting the Château, you will still have a little free time to discover the fabulous formal French gardens created by André Le Notre for Louis XIV. Return on board by coach.

Morning – moderate walking - Historical

Explorer Package - If you have booked the Explorer Excursion Package please note you cannot book the Discovery Excursion Package


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5 days

Saturday 27 April 2019

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£1,109

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Saturday 12 October 2019

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St Pancras International

Saturday 27 April 2019

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£1,199

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Outbound
Eurostar

Saturday 27 April 2019

Departs

08:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

10:56 Calais Frethun Station

Operated by

Eurostar

Inbound
Eurostar - EURO

Wednesday 01 May 2019

Departs

11:04 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

12:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

St Pancras International

Saturday 27 April 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,328

Call to book (Only 1 place left)

01858 898332

Outbound
Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Saturday 27 April 2019

Departs

08:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

10:56 Calais Frethun Station

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Inbound
Eurostar (Std Premier Class) - EUR

Wednesday 01 May 2019

Departs

11:04 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

12:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

St Pancras International

Saturday 12 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,199

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Saturday 12 October 2019

Departs

08:54 St Pancras International

Arrives

10:56 Calais Frethun Station

Operated by

Eurostar

Inbound
Eurostar - EURO

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Departs

11:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

12:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

St Pancras International

Saturday 12 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,328

Available

Outbound
Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Saturday 12 October 2019

Departs

08:54 St Pancras International

Arrives

10:56 Calais Frethun Station

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Inbound
Eurostar (Std Premier Class) - EUR

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Departs

11:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

12:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

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