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Romantic River Experience on the Seine.

Simply magical!

8 days Paris-Normandy-Paris 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.

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
  • Discover picturesque villages in wild and romantic countryside, such as Étretat with its impressive Alabaster Coast
  • Get to the city of love in comfort by modern coach (including door collection)

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:
    • 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
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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 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

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
Genießen Sie einen französischen Chanson-Abend an Bord.

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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 by 9:00 a.m.

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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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MS SEINE COMTESSE
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