French Festive Getaway
4 nights. December 2019. From £199.00.
Festive cruise to northern France
Join us aboard Magellan for a pre-Christmas cruise to Normandy, crossing the Channel and sailing through the upper reaches of the River Seine to Rouen. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this beautifully restored medieval city, and call at pretty Honfleur and the busy Belgian port of Zeebrugge for the chance to visit the lovely city of Bruges.
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 HighlightsMedieval Rouen in its festive finery
See pretty Honfleur's Christmas preparations
Discover beautiful Bruges from nearby Zeebrugge
Enjoy relaxation, festive fun and seasonal dining on board
Cross the Channel to cruise 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 London Tilbury
Depart: 1500hrs Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rouen, France
Arrive: 1430hrs Depart: 0145hrs (Day Three) Magellan navigates 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 3Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today you'll reach 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 4Zeebrugge, Belgium
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning, Magellan docks in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. From there you might choose to head to Bruges on an optional excursion. Explore this charming Belgian city, famous for its picturesque network of canals, fine medieval architecture and magnificent town square, and browse the stalls of its famous Christmas Market.
Day 5Arrive London Tilbury
Arrive: 0700hrs 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