Paris, Normandy And The Delights Of The Seine
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: All Inclusive
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20932
- Travel Type: Air
7 nights. May 2023 - September 2023. From £2395.00.
USE CODE RIVER200 TO SAVE £200pp ON THIS A-ROSA RIVER CRUISE*
Combine cruising, A-ROSA style, along the tree-lined meanders of the River Seine with visits to the historic ports of Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, Les Andelys Vernon, and the glorious French capital – Paris. As your A-ROSA river cruise vessel carries you gently downriver from Paris and back again, you'll have time to unwind and enjoy all the benefits of your Premium Inclusive package. And, whether that means cocktails and conversation at the bar, a leisurely meal from the ship's gourmet buffet and live cooking stations, or treating yourself to a little extra luxury and a pre-booked private meal in the elegant dining room, you can be sure that your time on board will be yours to fill as you please. The choice and freedom to explore at your leisure continues on shore at each new port of call. Uncover the true story of Joan of Arc when in Rouen or venture further afield on an organised bike ride, join the included excursion from Caudebec-en-Caux to artists' retreat Honfleur, before rounding off your week with a full day and evening discovering the famous landmarks, fascinating museums, pavement cafes, jazz clubs, restaurants, celebrated cabarets and spectacular illuminated architecture of Paris, the 'City of Light'. Taste the Destination A-ROSA offers widest choice of international dishes compared to most other river cruise operators, plus you can enjoy local dishes exploring France from a culinary perspective, including: La Flûte de Chaud Pain - a warm baguette with ham and cheese, ideal for a light lunch Bourride - a shellfish chowder with a rouille sauce is a culinary speciality of Provence, based on seafood, vegetables, and served with aioli and olive oil. Bouillabaisse - a traditional Provencal fish originating from Marseille. Boeuf Bourguignon - a classic French beef stew, using wines from Burgundy. Éclair - cream puff swans filled with delicious chocolate mousse.
What's IncludedSeven nights' Premium All-Inclusive cruise accommodation
Return travel from the UK to Paris
Included transfers to the ship
Free Wi-Fi on board
On-board activities and entertainment
Gourmet buffet dining with live cooking stations
A FREE unlimited Premium All-Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
Occasional regional treats and specialities to complement your destination that day
Afternoon tea with freshly prepared cakes and pastries
15 per cent off on a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the on-board spa, SPA-ROSA
The services of a Cruise Director and experienced English-speaking crew
All port taxes and surcharges
Holiday HighlightsSix ports of call
Two included excursions
Special culinary evening in Les Andelys
An overnight stay in Rouen
Included tour to Honfleur and Deauville on the Normandy coast from Caudebec-en-Caux
Call in Les Andelys, beneath ancient Chateau Gaillard
An afternoon in medieval Vernon
An overnight stay in Paris
Embark A-ROSA VIVA in French capital Paris
Day 1Travel to Paris then head to St Denis, in the north of the city, where A-ROSA VIVA waits, ready to get underway as evening falls.
Days 2 and 3A-ROSA VIVA will head upriver to Rouen, arriving mid-afternoon. Enjoy the stunning medieval centre of the city, and discover the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc was burnt to death, the ornate one-handed clock-face of the Gros Horloge and the city's stunning Gothic cathedral. A-ROSA VIVA will spend the night and most of the following day here, leaving you plenty of time to explore the city's sights, cafes and bars.
Day 4This morning you'll wake to find your river cruiser docked in Caudebec-en-Caux and the elegant, modern curve of the Pont de Brottonne dominating the view. On 2022 sailings, an excursion to Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine is included which also takes in pretty Deauville on the Normandy coastline and a Calvados tasting. A-ROSA VIVA will spend the evening in Caudebec, giving you the freedom to spend a leisurely evening exploring and perhaps enjoying a glass ashore with the locals before returning to the ship.
Day 5After a morning cruising along the Seine you'll arrive in the tiny town of Les Andelys. It's a winding walk up to the hill-top remains of Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart as part of his attempts to secure control of Normandy in 1196, which tower above the town, the river and the surrounding countryside, but the views are worth the effort. Enjoy a morning at Les Andelys before cruising downstream to Vernon, where you’ll spend the afternoon strolling streets lined with medieval half-timbered buildings, cafes and colourful shops or take a trip to Monet's gorgeous gardens at Giverny, which lie just a mile or so away on the opposite bank. Late tonight, A-ROSA VIVA will leave Vernon behind to begin the final leg of your cruise back to Paris, arriving early the following evening.
Days 6 and 7The French capital is a city of romance, sights and hidden secrets. From the art of the Louvre to the history of Versailles, and from the shopping of the Galeries Lafayette to the sophistication of the Cafe de Flore, 'la vie Parisienne' gives every aspect of the city a unique and elegant air. If this is your first time in the city (and even if it's not) why not join our optional tour of the city's world-famous sights, then explore under your own steam? The fascinating, cafe-lined streets of the Latin Quarter are the perfect place to enjoy a meal or relax with a drink as you watch the world go by.
Day 8Say goodbye to all your newfound friends on board as you begin your journey home. Back to top
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Optional shore excursionsOptional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.
TippingTipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.
Disabled guests and guests in need of assistanceAll ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility. Wheelchairs cannot be used on board.
Dress codeThe dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.
Wi-FiWi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.
LuggageWhere possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.
PoolA heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.
WhirlpoolA heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.
Cabin facilitiesIn your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.
Air-conditioningAll A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.
Drinking waterThe water on board is potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.
Itinerary changesOn rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
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.
Terms and conditions*Save up to £400pp discount offer applies to new bookings only on a selection of A-ROSA river cruises booked between 5 December and 31 January 2023. The £400pp money off discount applies to Splendours of Majestic Danube 14 day river cruise only, with select cruises valid for £100pp, £150pp, £200pp off discounts. Exclusions apply. The Offers do not apply to holidays with late availability pricing and cannot be combined with any other concession. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount which will be applied to your booking once the promo code RIVER100, RIVER150, RIVER200 or RIVER400 has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding holiday insurance) at the time of booking. The Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top