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Romantic River Experience on the Seine.

Simply magical!

11 days Paris-Normandy-Paris & Loire Valley 2020

The impressionists already knew it: this region is unique and unmistakeable. A real muse for great works. Experience an intense insight into French life combined with scenic beauty on this diverse cruise. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of delightful little towns, admire the imposing Chalk Cliffs on the Alabaster Coast and relax on a stroll through the small seafaring and artist town of Honfleur. Paris forms the crowning glory of your cruise. If you wish, the Loire Valley awaits with its abundance of breathtaking castles.<p/>

Why this river cruise?

  • River cruise through Normandy, the home and muse of world-famous artists such as Claude Monet
  • The Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, Montmartre: there are few cities that offer as much as Paris does – the start and end to this journey
  • Explore the famous castles of the Loire with our post-cruise programme
  • Discover picturesque villages in wild and romantic countryside, such as Étretat with its impressive Alabaster Coast

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • nicko cruises full board during the cruise:
    • Substantial breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or midnight snack depending on the programme of the day
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees
Additional benefits “Castles of the Loire”:
  • 3 overnight stays with breakfast in the Novotel Amboise in the Loire valley (or comparable hotel)
  • Catering benefits with the follow-up programme
  • Inclusive excursions in the Loire Valley
  • German-speaking local tour guides
  • Comfortable audio set on all excursions
  • All transfers on site
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Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid ID card or passport for this cruise. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Minimum number of cruise participants up to 30 days before departure: 135 persons for the follow-up programme “Loire Valley”: 20 people (see section 8.1. of our travel conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Paris
Casting off 10:45 pm Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Day

2

Les Andelys
Mooring 1:30 pm Casting off 5:00 pm Shore leave for your personal visit.

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Day

3

Caudebec-en-Caux
Mooring 3:00 am Excursion to Honfleur Excursion Package

This excursion takes you to the attractive port and artists’ colony of Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Thanks to its historic harbour basin, its lovely narrow streets and traditional half-timbered houses it is one of Normandy’s most attractive towns. We walk to the ancient fishing port and through the Old Town to the unique late Gothic wooden church of St. Catherine, with its free-standing bell tower.

Trip duration:

04:30 h

Day

3

Caudebec-en-Caux
Excursion to Étretat

Situated between high chalk cliffs, Etretat is one of the finest resorts on this part of the Alabaster Coast. The bizarre shapes of the chalk cliffs, known as „Falaises“, have made this resort famous. Many artists such as Monet, Courbet, Isabey were inspired by this charming coastal resort.

Trip duration:

04:30 h

Day

3

Caudebec-en-Caux
Enjoy an evening of French chansons on board.

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Day

4

Caudebec-en-Caux
Casting off 9:00 am

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Day

4

Rouen
Mooring 1:00 pm guided walk Rouen Excursion Package

From St. Catherines's Hill we have a fine view over the city of Rouen with its many church towers and across the Seine Valley. In the historic centre we see some lovely half-timbered houses in the Rue du Gros-Horloge as well as the late Gothic cathedral with its many sculptured decorations and another Gothic masterpiece - the Palais de Justice.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Day

5

Rouen
Casting off 6:00 pm Excursion to the "Monastery Route" with a visit to the monasteries of Jumièges and St. Martin de Boscherville Excursion Package

Already the French writer Victor Hugo has called the abbey of Jumièges "the most beautiful ruin of France". The imposing ruins still attract visitors and are a testimony to Romanesque architecture.In Saint-Martin de Boscherville, situated on a bend in the river, stands one of the finest Romanesque abbeys of Haute Normandy. We inspect the complex from the outside.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

6

Vernon
Mooring 2:00 am Casting off 1:00 pm Excursion to Giverny, with a visit to the Monet house

You will visit Monet's house and garden which was designed to provide a year-round display of flowers for his inspiration. We learn more about the life of Claude Monet while seeing some replicas of his impressive paintings

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

7

Paris
Mooring 4:00 am Guided tour of Paris Excursion Package

The bus tour will show you the famous Eiffeltower, Arc du Triomphe, Notre Dame and the Champs-Élysee. A short walk through Parc du Luxembourg will introduce you to another side of this lively metropolis.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Day

7

Paris
Excursion to Montmartre

Our guided walk through the district gives you an interesting insight into this lively area. Montmartre is also famous for the Basilique du Sacré Coeur. You will get the opportunity to have a look inside the cathedral at your leisure. We take advantage of a tram to take the trip up to Montmartre.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

7

Paris
Visit to a cabaret show in Paris

Nightlife in Paris is often associated with the famous Cabarets. Well-known names such as “Moulin Rouge”, “Lido” or “Crazy Horse” attract tourists and locals alike since generations. Watching one of those fascinating shows will surely be a highlight of your stay in Paris.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

8

Paris
Disembarkation, bus transfer to Loire.

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Day

8

Loire Valley
Inclusive excursion: Visit to Château Chambord, the most opulent castle on the Loire.

The castle stands out because of its impressive appearance: the largest and in the opinion of many visitors the most extravagant of the Loire castles was built in the first half of the 16th century under King Francis I as a magnificent hunting lodge.

Day

8

Loire Valley
Visit to the Château Blois with its unique architectural variety (inclusive).

The Château de Blois is in the heart of the town and is distinguished by its variety of architectural styles. Each of the four wings of the building was built in a different age, resulting in a unique interplay of Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classicist styles.

Day

9

Loire Valley
Inclusive excursion: The Renaissance gardens of the Château Villandry are a high point of the gardener's art along the Loire.

The famous Renaissance gardens of Château Villandry are terraced on three levels: the decorative vegetable garden, the peaceful water garden with its fountains and the idyllic ornamental garden with its patterns of box hedges form a unique view.

Day

9

Loire Valley
Inclusive excursion: Guided walk through Tours, the city of St Martin.

The name of Tours is derived from the Turones, an ancient Gaulish tribe. In the student city, located between the rivers Loire and Cher, you can find the tomb of St. Martin, which has given the current regional capital another role, that of a popular place of pilgrimage.

Day

10

Loire Valley
Inclusive excursion: Excursion to the imposing water castle of Château Chenonceau, the "Castle of Ladies".

The imposing water castle of Château Chenonceau, located on the River Cher, has the nickname of "The Castle of Ladies", as its history of almost 800 years was mostly shaped by women.

Day

10

Loire Valley
Inclusive excursion: Visit to a traditional vineyard on the Loire with wine tasting.

Inclusive excursion: Visit to a traditional vineyard on the Loire with wine tasting.

Day

10

Loire Valley
Inclusive excursion: Gentle walk through Amboise with the château of the same name.

Amboise is ideal for a little stroll through the alleyways of the Old Town, where there are many small shops and pleasant cafés to discover. Soaring above the town is the Château Amboise, dating from the 15th/16th centuries, Once the residence of the Valois (an aristocratic family).

Day

11

Loire Valley / Paris
Bus transfer to the airport or to Paris railway station.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high tides or a boat defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS SEINE COMTESSE

 

Our MS SEINE COMTESSE is a true countess. She glides through the romantic Normandy elegantly and in style. Generously furnished cabins with a lot of comfort are waiting for your duration of the trip. Fantastic panoramas are not guaranteed by large panorama windows in the cabins, but also in the other public areas. Frances cuisine is world-famous. And naturally you will also experience that on-board. Dishes prepared fresh every day are always a poem and round-off the unforgettable travelling experience duly.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 150 passengers 40 crew members 114,3 m 11,4 m 1,5 m 220 Volt
  • Kreuzfahrtschiff Seine
  • Flussschiff Seine
  • Seine Kreuzfahrtschiff
  • Seine Kreuzfahrtschiff

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