French Festive Getaway & River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99611
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
4 nights. December 2020. From £579.00.
A wonderful pre-Christmas cruise
Board Magellan in London Tilbury as she cruises across the Channel to Normandy, and up the Seine to Rouen. Shop for unusual Christmas presents at the Christmas Market that shelters beneath the city's stunning Gothic cathedral, see where Joan of Arc was tried and executed in the Place du Vieux-Marche, and wander the cobbled streets in search of the ornate one-handed face of the Gros Horloge. You'll also have the chance to visit the exquisite fishing port of Honfleur, a favourite retreat of the French Impressionists. Its 17th-century harbour, surrounded by quaint, gabled houses, is unforgettable at Christmastime.
What's Included4 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 HighlightsRouen's delightful Christmas Market
Pretty Honfleur's historic harbour and Christmas cheer
Days of relaxation, festive fun and seasonal dining on board
A morning cruising the meanders of the 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.
Days 2 and 3Rouen, France
Arrive: 1315hrs (Day Two) Depart: 1600hrs (Day Three) Magellan navigates up the River Seine into the heart of Normandy, today, 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 city's famous one-handed mechanical clock, and the chalets and stalls of the Christmas Market that shelter beneath the city's stunning Gothic cathedral.
Day 4Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 1600hrs Today Magellan stops in Honfleur, set at the mouth of the River Seine. 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 excursion.
Day 5Arrive 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