River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99707
- Travel Type: Make your own way
7 nights. August 2020. From £689.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
As August ends, Magellan cruises south from Liverpool and across the Channel to Normandy. Join us on board for the chance to discover the gardens and country lanes of the Scilly Isles; wander the medieval, cobbled heart of Guernsey's St Peter Port, where countless shops and colourful stalls offer tax-free shopping; and sail up the River Seine to two charming riverside French cities. Stroll through Rouen's narrow streets to see the magnificent Cathédrale Notre-Dame, the Gros Horloge and the site of Joan of Arc's execution on the Place du Vieux Marche, and call in Le Havre, across the mouth of the Seine from pretty, historic Honfleur.
Lazy days spent at sea soaking up the sun, and another soaking up the culture as you explore Dublin's historic streets and squares - and its pubs and bars - round off this delightful August Bank Holiday cruise.
What's Included7 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 HighlightsEnjoy a delightful August Bank Holiday cruise
Calling at four unforgettable ports
Cruise the Seine between Honfleur and Rouen
Rouen's narrow streets & historic squares
Discover Le Havre's striking architecture
Explore the friendly "fair city" of Dublin
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
Spend two days relaxing at sea
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 Liverpool
Depart: 2000hrs Board Magellan in Liverpool today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Dublin, Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Magellan's first stop is Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
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 5Rouen, France
Arrive: 1030hrs Depart: 2230hrs Today Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy - heading to the ancient city of Rouen. We'll spend the rest of the day here, giving you the chance to explore. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, site of Saint Joan's martyrdom, the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the stunning Gothic cathedral.
Day 6Le Havre, France
Arrive: 0530hrs Depart: 1730hrs Early this morning, 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 7At sea
Make the most of your final day aboard Magellan as she cruises back towards Liverpool.
Day 8Arrive back at Liverpool
Arrive: 0700hrs 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.