River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 7 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99704
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
6 nights. September 2020. From £509.00.
Historic French Cities
Board Magellan in Bristol for a cruise across the Channel to the mouth of the River Seine. Step ashore in Honfleur to discover the pretty harbourside, lined with brightly painted houses, that so inspired the French Impressionists, then relax on board as Magellan slips upstream through the Normandy countryside to Rouen. Wander the city's narrow streets past half-timbered houses, stop to admire the one-handed, blue-and-gold face of the Gros Horloge, see the magnificent Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and relax with a drink in the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc once stood trial.As your cruise begins you'll also have the chance to visit Cork, southern Ireland's historic centre of commerce, culture and fine food, as Magellan calls in Ringaskiddy.
What's Included6 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsPretty Honfleur, a favourite retreat of the Impressionists
Cruise the Seine’s meanders to Joan of Arc's Rouen
Spend two days relaxing at sea
Visit the great Irish city of Cork as Magellan calls in Kingaskiddy
An afternoon 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 Bristol
Depart: 1800hrs Board Magellan in Bristol, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Ringaskiddy, Ireland
Arrive: 1000hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning, Magellan will arrive in Ringaskiddy, on the western side of Cork Harbour. Shore excursions today offer you the chance to visit Cork itself, and discover a historic city renowned for its foodie culture, 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 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0145hrs Depart: 0015hrs (Day Five) Magellan arrives on the other side of the Channel, this morning, stopping at Honfleur at the mouth of the River Seine. Step ashore to wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion into the Normandy countryside.
Day 5Rouen, France
Arrive: 0645hrs Depart: 1830hrs You'll have the chance to explore the delightful city of Rouen, this morning. Here the highlights waiting for you include the Place du Vieux-Marche - where Joan of Arc was martyred in 1431 - the city's famous one-handed clock and its stunning Gothic cathedral. In the early afternoon, Magellan will slip away from the city and head back down the Seine towards open water.
Day 6At sea
Spend the last full day of your cruise relaxing on board.
Day 7Arrive back at Bristol
Arrive: 1015hrs 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