River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99448
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. April 2021. From £1259.00.
France, Ireland & the Channel Islands
Spend a few relaxing days on board much-loved Magellan as she sails out of Liverpool to Normandy, calling at Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and Guernsey along the way. Call first at colourful Cobh, Irish maritime Gateway, and then continue south to the sun-kissed Scillies and beautiful Guernsey. Cross the Channel to Le Havre, then join the Seine and follow its meandering path to ‘Joan of Arc city’ Rouen, with its beautifully restored medieval centre, and before returning to Liverpool.
What's Included8 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
Luggage porterage from port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsTwo lazy days at sea to relax
Calling at five unforgettable ports
Discover Le Havre's striking architecture
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
The glorious, floral Scilly Isles
Rouen's narrow streets and historic squares
Optional excursions to some of Southern Ireland's greatest sights from 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 Liverpool, UK
Depart: 1600hrs Board Magellan in Liverpool today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Cobh, Ireland
Arrive: 1030hrs Depart: 1900hrs Magellan arrives in Cork's long, narrow harbour at Cobh, this morning. 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 3St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Arrive: 0730hrs Depart: 1900hrs This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Magellan anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you plenty of opportunities to go ashore. Explore Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and perhaps visit stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.
Day 4St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.
Day 5At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 6Le Havre, France
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2115hrs At around lunchtime, Magellan arrives back at the mouth of the Seine and our final port of call: Le Havre. The striking modern architecture that you'll find everywhere in this historic port is the result of the post-war reconstruction project masterminded by Belgian architect, Auguste Perret, and has led to the city's classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 7Rouen, France
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 1900hrs After a night spent cruising up the River Seine into the heart of Normandy, Magellan will arrive in the ancient city of Rouen. You'll spend a full day here, giving you plenty of time to explore. Stroll the pretty, cobbled streets, past the site of Joan of Arc’s martyrdom in the Place du Vieux-Marche and beneath the Renaissance arch that houses the ornate Gros Horloge (one of the oldest clocks in France), to the Place de la Cathedrale.
Day 8At sea
Make the most of your final day aboard Magellan as she cruises back towards Liverpool.
Day 9Arrive Liverpool, UK
Arrive: 0900hrs Bid farewell to Magellan 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. Back to top