Spring Gardens And River Seine Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99963
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. April 2019. From £619.00.
This wonderful springtime voyage crosses the Channel to pretty, Impressionists' retreat Honfleur - an exquisite medieval port and gateway to the Normandy countryside - before cruising through the meandering Seine to stay overnight in historic 'Joan of Arc' city Rouen, with the chance to join a shore excursion to Monet's beautiful garden at Giverny. A marvellous cruising break is completed with a visit to flower-strewn Guernsey.
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a vessel.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
Day One - Bristol Avonmouth, UK
Day Three - Honfleur, France
Day Four - Rouen, France
Day Six - St Peter Port, Guernsey
Day Seven - *St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Day Eight - Bristol Avonmouth, UK
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities on board. Please see the Itinerary for further details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions7 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes Single cabins are available for a supplement
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 OneMake your way to Bristol and embark Marco Polo. Later, enjoy your first dinner on board.
Day TwoYour first day is spent at sea, easing into life on board and getting to know the crew and your fellow passengers.
Day ThreeMarco Polo moors in the exquisite French port of Honfleur - gateway to the beautiful Normandy countryside - at the mouth of the Seine. Spend time exploring this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, or venture further afield on a shore excursion.
Day FourToday Marco Polo sails further up the Seine to Rouen. We'll spend the night 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 FiveAfter a relaxed morning, Marco Polo sails back downriver to the sea.
Day SixGuernsey'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 SevenThe Scillies are one of Britain's most verdant corners, often bursting into life weeks before the rest of the country. Step ashore to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond. Take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world-famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Day EightMarco Polo arrives back in Bristol at the end of a wonderful voyage. Back to top
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.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 http://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