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Take a relaxing cruise along

The Seine Valley & the Normandy Beaches

 

Paris, Notre Dame & Seine
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Discover Paris’ legendary landmarks
    • Admire Honfleur’s charming, colourful port
    • Take a moving tour of the D-Day landing beaches with our optional excursion programme

    This river cruise along the Seine Valley, with its picturesque landscape, diverse cultural centres and historical towns and cities, is sure to make for a memorable experience. Join us as we take in some of the valley’s most impressive destinations, including capital Paris - the ‘City of Light; Vernon, Honfleur and Rouen. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Activities
    • Great for - Battlefield
    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Entertainment
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery


    Eiffel Tower, Paris
      
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    Sailing on-board the MS Boticelli, the MS Seine Princess or the MS Renoir, we enjoy time at leisure to discover the beautiful city of Paris, famous for its incredible attractions. These include the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. Our river cruise then takes in Vernon, a town known for its historical buildings, before we sail onwards to Caudebec-en-Caux, with its beautiful church, and then on to Honfleur.

    This enchanting town boasts a colourful port, which we can discover at leisure, or why not join our optional excursion to see the moving beaches of the Normandy D-Day landings? After our time in Honfleur, we sail to Rouen before it comes time to depart our ship.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Ship

    YOUR SHIP



    MS Botticelli

    • MS Botticelli ship
    • MS boticelli

    Discover the beautiful Seine River on-board the MS Botticelli, boasting modern and inviting decor and contemporary style. This excellent river cruise vessel also offers a superb range of facilities.

    The cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe, air conditioning/central heating, 220V electricity and radiophone. The cuisine on-board is excellent, with an extensive buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a French inspiration.

    • Length: 110m
    • Width: 11.4m
    • Passenger Capacity: 138
    • Passenger decks: 3
    • Star rating: 4

    Cabins

    • MS Botticelli Main Deck Twin/Double Cabin

      MS Botticelli Main Deck Cabin
      • Private bathroom facilities with shower
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed beds

      Enjoy a comfortable stay in these fantastic cabins, offering excellent accommodation on the MS Botticelli's Main Deck. Admire beautiful views through the cabins’ large picture window. These cabins are also equipped with private bathroom facilities, safe, hairdryer, flat screen TV, air conditioning and telephone (for use on the ship only).

    • MS Botticelli Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabin

      MS Botticelli Upper Deck Cabin
      • Private bathroom facilities with shower
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed beds

      Enjoy a comfortable stay in these fantastic cabins, offering excellent accommodation on the MS Botticelli's Upper Deck. Admire beautiful views through the cabins’ large picture window. These cabins are also equipped with private bathroom facilities, safe, hairdryer, flat screen TV, air conditioning and telephone (for use on the ship only).

     
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  • Excursions & Extras

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Arromanches Beach Panorama
    Alabaster Coast
    We discover the Cote d'Albatre (Alabaster Coast) today, a Natura 2000 site since 2009. Uncover the natural heritage of this beautiful coastline, as we travel alongside the cliffs of white chalk, and admire the beautiful beaches, immortalised by the impressionist painter Claude Monet, for whom they were a favourite subject.
    Arromanches Beach Panorama
    Full Day: D-Day Landing Beaches

    Join us on a moving excursion today, as we discover the beaches of Normandy. Learn more about the events of June 6th, 1944, as we tour some of the most important landing beaches involved in D-Day. Our experienced tour guide will provide us with insight into these tragic events.

    Honfleur
    Guided tour of Honfleur
    We explore the picturesque port of Honfleur with a guided tour. Many artists have been attracted to Honfleur, known as one of the cradles of impressionism, and today there are numerous art galleries to browse around. A distinctive landmark is the 15th-century church of Sainte-Catherine which is made completely out of wood.

     
    Eiffel Tower, Paris
    Guided Tour of Paris
    One of the world’s most famous cities, Paris is known for its amazing cuisine, elegant architecture and wonderful landmarks. We get the opportunity to explore some of these stunning attractions with our guided tour today, as we discover sights such as the National Library, the Bastille, the Latin Quarter, St Germain, the Louvre, the Pyramid, the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Our trip to the ‘City of Light’ will, of course, include the chance to see the iconic Eiffel Tower, known the world over as the symbol of Paris. Be sure to bring your camera!
    Rouen town square
    Guided Tour of Rouen
    Known for its impressive Gothic cathedral, and with a beautiful medieval quarter, Rouen is a cultural paradise. We’ll explore this part of France during a guided tour, taking in the city’s wonderful selection of sights. As the former capital of Normandy, Rouen is filled with interesting historical attractions, including the market square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. We enjoy time to discover this beautiful city at leisure - why not go shopping, or take in some more of Rouen's famous landmarks?
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    Martainville Castle
    We enjoy an excursion to discover the beautiful Martainville Castle today, situated in the charming village of Martainville-Epreville. We begin our excursion by discovering the charming town of Le Petit Andelys, before reaching the castle. Built in the 15th-century by Jacques Le Pelletier, the castle is now a fascinating museum that we will get the opportunity to explore. Uncover Norman traditions and admire the museum’s expansive collection of Upper Normandy furniture.
    Normandy
    The Abbey Trail
    Today we take a guided tour of the famous Route des Abbayes (the Abbey Trail), to discover the amazing architectural heritage along this trail through Normandy. We begin by visiting the Jumieges Abbey, exploring the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter, and then continuing to discover the Abbey of Saint Wandrille (exterior only), a monastery that is still in use today. 
    Arromanches Beach Panorama
    Alabaster Coast
    We discover the Cote d'Albatre (Alabaster Coast) today, a Natura 2000 site since 2009. Uncover the natural heritage of this beautiful coastline, as we travel alongside the cliffs of white chalk, and admire the beautiful beaches, immortalised by the impressionist painter Claude Monet, for whom they were a favourite subject.
    Arromanches Beach Panorama
    Full Day: D-Day Landing Beaches

    Join us on a moving excursion today, as we discover the beaches of Normandy. Learn more about the events of June 6th, 1944, as we tour some of the most important landing beaches involved in D-Day. Our experienced tour guide will provide us with insight into these tragic events.

    Honfleur
    Guided tour of Honfleur
    We explore the picturesque port of Honfleur with a guided tour. Many artists have been attracted to Honfleur, known as one of the cradles of impressionism, and today there are numerous art galleries to browse around. A distinctive landmark is the 15th-century church of Sainte-Catherine which is made completely out of wood.

     
    Eiffel Tower, Paris
    Guided Tour of Paris
    One of the world’s most famous cities, Paris is known for its amazing cuisine, elegant architecture and wonderful landmarks. We get the opportunity to explore some of these stunning attractions with our guided tour today, as we discover sights such as the National Library, the Bastille, the Latin Quarter, St Germain, the Louvre, the Pyramid, the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Our trip to the ‘City of Light’ will, of course, include the chance to see the iconic Eiffel Tower, known the world over as the symbol of Paris. Be sure to bring your camera!
    Rouen town square
    Guided Tour of Rouen
    Known for its impressive Gothic cathedral, and with a beautiful medieval quarter, Rouen is a cultural paradise. We’ll explore this part of France during a guided tour, taking in the city’s wonderful selection of sights. As the former capital of Normandy, Rouen is filled with interesting historical attractions, including the market square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. We enjoy time to discover this beautiful city at leisure - why not go shopping, or take in some more of Rouen's famous landmarks?
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    Martainville Castle
    We enjoy an excursion to discover the beautiful Martainville Castle today, situated in the charming village of Martainville-Epreville. We begin our excursion by discovering the charming town of Le Petit Andelys, before reaching the castle. Built in the 15th-century by Jacques Le Pelletier, the castle is now a fascinating museum that we will get the opportunity to explore. Uncover Norman traditions and admire the museum’s expansive collection of Upper Normandy furniture.
    Normandy
    The Abbey Trail
    Today we take a guided tour of the famous Route des Abbayes (the Abbey Trail), to discover the amazing architectural heritage along this trail through Normandy. We begin by visiting the Jumieges Abbey, exploring the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter, and then continuing to discover the Abbey of Saint Wandrille (exterior only), a monastery that is still in use today. 



    EXTRAS

    Captain's gala dinner
    Enjoy a fantastic Captain's gala dinner while on-board!


    Welcome drink on arrival
    Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival.

 


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What's included

  • Seven nights all-inclusive cruise
  • On-board evening entertainment programme
  • Enjoy a Captain’s dinner
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Free drinks with meals including wine, beer, mineral water and fruit juice plus tea and coffee after each meal
  • Free drinks served at the bar (excludes selected wines and Champagne from the wine list)
  • Eight optional excursions
MS Botticelli ship

MS Botticelli

Discover the beautiful Seine River on-board the MS Botticelli, boasting modern and inviting decor and contemporary style.

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