Easter River Seine Experience
7 nights. April 2020. From £589.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Join Marco Polo as she sails across the Channel to a sequence of colourful destinations this Easter. See pretty St Peter Port, the delightful Irish city of Cork, and the French ports of Honfleur and Rouen - gateways to Monet's delightful gardens at Giverny.
What's Included7 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsEnjoy a delightful short spring cruise
Sail south and across the Channel
Four delightful ports of call
Cruise the Seine’s meanders to Joan of Arc’s Rouen
Pretty Impressionists’ retreat, Honfleur
Spend Easter Sunday relaxing at sea
Visit lively Cork as Marco Polo calls in Cobh
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart Bristol Avonmouth
Depart: 1730hrs Make your way to Avonmouth to embark before Marco Polo sets sail this afternoon.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Rouen, France
Arrive: 1600hrs Depart: 0615hrs (Day Four) Marco Polo navigates her way into the heart of Normandy, sailing under the dramatic spans of the Pont de Normandie, Pont de Tarcanville and Pont de Brotonne to Rouen.
Marco Polo will spend the night here, giving you the opportunity to step ashore to explore this beautifully restored medieval city. See the site of Joan of Arc's martyrdom in the Place du Vieux-Marche, the famous one-handed clock and its stunning Gothic cathedral.
Day 4Honfleur, France
Arrive: 1230hrs Depart: 2215hrs Today Marco Polo will cruise back the Seine to Honfleur. Visit this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its harbour surrounded by gabled houses. Perhaps venture further afield on an excursion to Monet's idyllic house and garden at Giverny or to fashionable Deauville.
Day 5St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2400hrs Crowded around its busy harbour, St Peter Port is utterly charming. Fortified Castle Cornet is a must-see attraction, as are the views from Candie Gardens. Visit stunning Hauteville House, one time residence of Victor Hugo, whose exquisite interior design is preserved in the house.
Day 6Easter Sunday at sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 7Cobh, Ireland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1600hrs Early this morning, Marco Polo arrives in Cork's long, narrow harbour of Cobh. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Day 8Arrive in Bristol Avonmouth
Arrive: 1215hrs Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.