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Cruising The Seine, Paris & Normandy At Christmas

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8975

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Cruise 2020

PRICE FROM ? £849 per person
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Description

The magical atmosphere of the festive period adds an extra-special touch to a Seine river cruise, making it an unforgettable experience that couldn’t be more enjoyable. On this festive adventure, you won’t have to worry about anything, let our cruise partners on-board beautiful A-Rosa Viva look after all the Christmas planning for you. If you are travelling by coach, we also spend a few days in Paris at the end of the cruise, exploring Versailles and sampling delicious champagne in Epernay, home to the world-famous house of Moët et Chandon.

Coach Bullets

  • Discover the story of Joan of Arc in the city of 100 bell towers – Rouen
  • Explore Paris at night with its magical walks through Montmartre and the Marais
  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute and a wine list adapted to the region
  • Special Christmas menus and free drinks on the cruise
  • Explore Versailles and sample champagne in Epernay
  • ampagne in Epernay
Departure date: 22/12/2020

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What's included

  • Choose from a 4 night cruise only option with flights from the UK or a 7 night trip by coach with a 3 night extension in Paris
  • Return flights from the UK and transfers to the ship OR
  • Return Coach travel from UK and ferry crossings
  • 4 night cruise Full Board
  • Full Board Plus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour. On many cruises, seasonal supplements such as a midnight snack
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne.
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • 15% discount on treatments in the SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges
  • No seating or dress code; free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests
  • 3 nights in a Paris area hotel with breakfast and evening meal (available only with Coach travel option)

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris
Travel by coach to Paris and embark the A-Rosa Viva. Your cruise starts in Paris and explores a wealth of cities, towns and landscapes of northern France as we cruise along the River Seine. You also have the opportunity to get acquainted with the French joie de vivre, of course.

Day 2 Rouen
As well as being the capital of Normandy, Rouen was formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, which you can see clearly during your visit here in the wealth of museums, Gothic architecture and breathtaking historic buildings.

Day 3 Mantes-la-Jolie
This is a place where history was made. Henry IV of France wooed his mistress Gabrielle d’Estrées here, and from then on Mantes became Mantes-la-Jolie – ‘Mantes the beautiful’. Located just 50 kilometres from Paris, the city lies directly on the bank of the Seine. Now you have the opportunity to discover it for yourself.

Day 4 Paris
Back in Paris, we have a day to explore the fantastic sights of this lovely city. You’ll be right at the heart of the action – perfect for discovering the city’s attractions. Paris is always a feast for the eyes, but as darkness falls on Christmas evenings, the city becomes overwhelmingly beautiful.


Day 5 Paris
Your cruise ends in Paris where, following a day at leisure exploring further iconic landmarks of this beautiful city, we take you to your hotel on the outskirts of Paris where dinner is included.

Day 6 Paris – Versailles
Today we visit the spectacular Palace of Versailles, France’s second most popular attraction after the Eiffel Tower. The palace offers an incredible insight into French history with lavish interiors and beautiful architecture to admire too. Afterwards we travel back to central Paris with more time for you to explore. Later we return to our hotel on the outskirts of Paris where dinner is included.

Day 7 Paris – Epernay
The town of Epernay is entirely surrounded by vineyards. Walk down the Avenue de Champagne, with its magnificent mansion façades and opulent middle-class homes occupied by famous Champagne houses, and you can see why Epernay competes for the title of ‘Capital of Champagne’. Visit the world-famous house of Moët and Chandon, a perfect ending to this wonderful holiday. We enjoy a final night in our hotel on the outskirts of Paris with dinner included.

Day 8
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and travel back to the UK by coach.

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights round-trip cruise from Paris, France
  • Full Board Plus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour. On many cruises, seasonal supplements such as a midnight snack
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on international ships
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • 15% discount on treatments in the SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges

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Air Bullets

  • The City of 100 bell towers and discover the story of Joan of Arc in Rouen
  • Paris at night with its magical walks through Monmartre and the Marais
  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute and a wine list adapted to the region
  • Special Christmas menus and free drinks on the cruise
  • Explore Versailles and sample champagne in Epernay
Departure date: 22/12/2020

What's included

  • Return flights to Paris, ATOL protected
  • Return transfers from the airport to the ship
  • 4 nights round-trip cruise from Paris, France
  • Full Board Plus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour. On many cruises, seasonal supplements such as a midnight snack
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on international ships
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • 15% discount on treatments in the SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges

    FREE Club Class Home Collection up to 150 miles* (please see below)

    Note: there is no seating or dress code; free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among guests.

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris
Fly to Paris and transfer to the A-Rosa Viva. Your cruise starts in Paris and explores a wealth of cities, towns and landscapes of northern France as we cruise along the River Seine. You also have the opportunity to get acquainted with the French joie de vivre, of course.

Day 2 Rouen
As well as being the capital of Normandy, Rouen was formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, which you can see clearly during your visit here in the wealth of museums, Gothic architecture and breathtaking historic buildings.

Day 3 Mantes-la-Jolie
This is a place where history was made. Henry IV of France wooed his mistress Gabrielle d’Estrées here, and from then on Mantes became Mantes-la-Jolie – ‘Mantes the beautiful’. Located just 50 kilometres from Paris, the city lies directly on the bank of the Seine. Now you have the opportunity to discover it for yourself.

Day 4 Paris
Back in Paris, we have a day to explore the fantastic sights of this lovely city. You’ll be right at the heart of the action – perfect for discovering the city’s attractions. Paris is always a feast for the eyes, but as darkness falls on Christmas evenings, the city becomes overwhelmingly beautiful.

Day 5
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

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Club Class Home Collection Service

Free* Club Class Home Collection Service

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 milesFREE
151+please call
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%
*Up to a maximum of 150 miles from your home postcode to the Cruise Terminal and back. Terms and conditions apply. Please call for additional mileage costs.

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Accommodation

A-ROSA VIVA

A-Rosa Viva
With a maximum of 202 passengers, a spacious sun deck with relaxed atmosphere and a casual dress code throughout, A-Rosa Viva is as far away from any stuffy image of cruising that you could get. On deck is a heated outdoor whirlpool with plenty of recliners, sunshades and awnings, a shovelboard, putting green and giant chess board. There is an outdoor restaurant area as well as the inside air-conditioned Wine bar and Market restaurant providing gourmet buffet dining and a lounge, spa, gym and relaxation area to make the most of your time on board.

Price shown is based on two people sharing a twin Lower Deck cabin.

Cabin upgrades available, subject to availability:

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