French Christmas Markets & River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99662
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
3 nights. December 2019. From £149.00.
Christmas Festivities in France
Join us aboard Magellan for a Christmas Markets cruise to Normandy. Sail across the the Channel from Tilbury and through the upper reaches of the River Seine to Rouen. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc was tried and executed, the ornate clock-face of the Gros Horloge, and the chalets and stalls of the Christmas Market that shelter beneath the city's stunning Gothic cathedral. After a night here, Magellan will head back down the Seine to Honfleur, for a day soaking up the festive atmosphere that fills this pretty port in the run up to Christmas.
What's Included3 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsFestive fun, seasonal dining and entertainment on board
Discover the Christmas market in medieval Rouen
Pretty Honfleur – a Christmastime picture
Cruising along the meandering River Seine
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 from London Tilbury
Depart: 1500hrs Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rouen, France
Arrive: 1615hrs Depart: 2130hrs Today Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy - heading to the ancient city of Rouen. We'll spend the night here, giving you the chance to explore. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, site of Saint Joan's martyrdom, the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the chalets and stalls of the Christmas Market that shelter beneath the city's stunning Gothic cathedral.
Day 3Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0400hrs Depart: 1615hrs Early this morning you'll arrive at the mouth of the River Seine, and Honfleur. This favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, and its harbour surrounded by gabled houses, are an unforgettable sight at Christmastime. Explore the town, or venture further afield on an optional excursion.
Day 4Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0900hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful 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. Back to top