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Paris & Versailles


Paris by night
  • Overview


    • Admire festive Paris, ‘City of Lights’
    • Discover historic Rouen
    • Visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles

    Beautiful, dazzling and glamorous – ‘The City of Lights’ never fails to shine. Shopping for Christmas is always a special event and Paris is truly magical throughout the festive season. Marvel at the outstanding beauty of one of France’s most famous landmarks at the Palace of Versailles. Our wonderful cruise along the Seine passes varying landscapes to scenic Normandy. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - Gardens
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Shopping
    • Great for - Walking

    Discover the captivating charms of France on this exceptional river cruise, with highlights including a fascinating guided walking tour of Rouen and a visit to the historic Palace of Versailles, first built by Louis XIII as a royal chateau in 1623.

    You’ll sail along the scenic Seine, on the well-appointed A-Rosa Viva, a welcoming, luxurious river cruise vessel. On board, you’ll find it so easy to relax, with the casual dress code, there’s no pressure to get dressed up, creating a truly relaxed atmosphere in which you’re sure to feel right at home as you explore the myriad French delights that await you.
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  • The Ship


    MS A-ROSA Viva

    The A-Rosa Viva provides a welcome escape from everyday life. She currently sails on the scenic waterways of the Seine. On board, you’ll find it so easy to relax, whether you’re simply lounging on the spacious sun deck, taking a dip in the whirlpool, challenging your fellow cruisers to a game of shuffleboard, a game of giant chess, or a round on the putting green.
    • Passenger Capacity: 202


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  • Excursions & Extras


    statue in Amiens
    En route visit to Amiens
    Mirrors of Versailles
    Palace of Versailles
    Rouen Guided Walking Tour

    Today we visit the beautiful city of Rouen, capital of Normandy. The city has a rich history and we’ll see the main sites on a guided walking tour. The city’s most famous attraction is the Cathedral, a religious site has stood on this spot since the 4th Century and the incredible gothic building is beautiful both inside and out. It inspired a series of paintings by Monet, as well as containing a tomb within which lies the heart of Richard the Lionheart. We’ll also see ‘The Big Clock’, a 14th century astronomical clock, just around the corner from the cathedral. Finally we visit the Old Market, just across from the place where Joan of Arc was martyred, it is now marked by a wildflower garden.



    We explore the picturesque port of Honfleur. 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. As a still active fishing port, you will no doubt see fishermen coming to and fro in the harbour and this all adds the quaint feeling of the town.

    Monet's Garden
    Monet’s Garden

    A real treat for art lovers today as we visit Monet’s former home at Giverny. Claude Monet created his huge water lilies series of paintings here, his intention was to make the viewer feel as though they were in his garden with him, you have the chance to see if he succeeded by comparing the paintings to the real thing! Monet lived at the house for over 40 years at the end of his life and created the gardens here with the sole purpose of painting them, so in some ways they are an extension of his work. While here we’ll have the chance to visit the Clos Normand, the flower garden in front of the house and the water gardens which contain the famous Japanese bridge, centerpiece of a number of Monet’s paintings. 

    Sacre Coeur
    Paris Guided City Tour and Montparnasse Tower

    Enjoy an introduction to the French capital on our included guided city tour. Along the way you will see the many iconic sights, such as the glamorous Champs Elysees, lined with its exclusive designer boutiques; the spectacular Eiffel Tower that dominates the cityscape; the grandiose Arc de Triomphe that connects twelve wide avenues; Notre Dame Cathedral on Ile de la Cite, and Montmartre, dominated by the white domes of the Sacre Coeur. 

    Our tour concludes at Montparnasse Tower with a trip to the 56th floor observation deck, offering breath-taking views over Paris. 


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What's included

  • Return travel from the UK by Air to Paris
  • Four nights all inclusive cruise
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • Two included excursions
  • One en route excursion to Amiens 
  • FREE Home Connect Service
  • FREE drinks on board including beer, wine, selected spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, water and speciality coffee and teas


The A-Rosa Viva provides a welcome escape from everyday life. She currently sails on the scenic waterways of the Seine.

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