River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99714
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. June 2020. From £779.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Board Magellan in Greenock and cruise south around the UK and across the Channel to the mouth of the River Seine. Spend sunny days relaxing as Magellan slips upstream through the Normandy countryside to Rouen. Stroll along narrow streets past half-timbered houses, see the magnificent Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and climb the belfry of the Gros Horloge to enjoy wonderful views. Rouen's Place du Vieux Marche was the site of Joan of Arc's trial and execution, and a monument to her stands there alongside a church dedicated to her name. Magellan will spend the night moored here before retracing her route back down the Seine to the sea the following morning.
On your way south from Greenock you'll also have opportunities to explore Belfast’s historic harbour and Titanic Quarter, the great trading city of Cork, and the gardens, country lanes and pretty harbours of the Scilly Isles and Guernsey.
What's Included8 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 HighlightsSummer sunshine in the Scillies, Channel Islands and Normandy
Calling at five unforgettable ports
Lazy evenings at sea, relaxing
Lively Belfast, home to the Titanic Quarter
The chance to explore friendly, foodie Cork as Magellan calls in Cobh
The chance to visit Tresco from St Mary's in the Scilly Isles
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
Cruise the Seine’s meanders to Joan of Arc's Rouen
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 Greenock
Depart: 2200hrs Board Magellan in Greenock and relax on board as she gets underway late this evening.
Day 2Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1700hrs Early this morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter developments that pay homage to the ill-fated vessel, or join an optional excursion to the vast stone staircase of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond.
Day 3Cobh, Ireland
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs Magellan arrives in Cobh this morning. Join our optional shore excursion to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland. Alternatively, you may wish to head into the beautiful rolling countryside beyond, to the fashionable resort of Kinsale, famed for its fine food and seafishing, or to famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city.
Day 4St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Magellan anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.
Day 5St 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 town's cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.
Days 6 and 7Rouen, France
Arrive: 0945hrs (Day Six) Depart: 1000hrs (Day Seven) Magellan arrives in Rouen after lunch, today, and you'll have the chance to explore the delightful city. 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. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Monet's lovingly preserved house and gardens at Giverny.
Day 8At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 9Arrive back at Greenock
Arrive: 0900hrs Disembark as Magellan arrives back in Greenock at the end of a memorable 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.
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