Day 1 UK - Paris
Make your own way to St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet International where you'll board the Eurostar, arriving in Paris in next to no time. Transfer to your ship the A-ROSA VIVA where you will meet your fellow travellers at our exclusive welcome reception.
Day 2 Rouen
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast on board as we sail along the River Seine to historic Rouen. We'll explore the town on a walking tour, visiting the well-preserved medieval quarter with its half-timbered houses and pavement cafés. Rouen has an interesting history and we will make time to visit the square where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. This evening, we'll have dinner on board the ship.
Day 3 Le Harve, Alabaster Coast & Etretat
Today we'll visit Le Havre. Fascinating for architecture lovers, this city was virtually destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt in modernist style. Next we'll travel along the Alabaster Coast, a stretch of coastline known for its white cliffs and pretty fishing villages. Our final stop is Etretat, a coastal town with a lovely beach, cliffs and rock formations which were immortalised in a series of beautiful seascapes by Impressionist painter Claude Monet.
Day 4 VernonWe will sail through the night to Vernon, a market town on the banks of the Seine. In the morning we will enjoy a walking tour of the town which has a flamboyant gothic church with a beautiful rose window. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. You could explore the breathtaking local countryside that inspired artist Claude Monet by bicycle, or maybe relax and make the most of the ship's leisure facilities, the choice is yours.
Meals included: B,L,D
Day 5 St Denis (Paris)
After breakfast, we will arrive at our final destination, Paris. Make sure to have your camera ready as we tour the city, taking in famous monuments and iconic buildings like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Sacre Coeur, as well as some of the more hidden sights.
Days 6 & 7 St Denis (Paris) - UK
After breakfast, we will disembark the ship and transfer to the station for the trip back to the UK on Eurostar.