Springtime River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99700
- Travel Type: Make your own way
4 nights. May 2020. From £289.00.
French Cities & Waterways
Join us aboard Marco Polo for a delightful spring cruise from Bristol to Portsmouth. Sail across the the Channel to Normandy, and through the upper reaches of the River Seine 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.Spend a relaxed evening on board as Marco Polo heads back down the Seine overnight, then step ashore the following morning to discover pretty harbourside and brightly painted houses that so inspired the French Impressionists of Honfleur.
What's Included4 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsA delightful short summer cruise
Sail south and across the Channel
Two delightful ports of call
Explore the historic, "Joan of Arc" city, Rouen
Spend a day in Honfleur, the pretty seaside retreat of the French Impressionists
The chance to visit Monet's garden at Giverny
Lazy days at sea, relaxing
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, Avonmouth
Depart: 1900hrs Board Marco Polo in Bristol, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2At sea
Settle into the shipboard routine of rest and relaxation as Marco Polo spends today at sea.
Day 3Rouen, France
Arrive: 0745hrs Depart: 2030hrs This morning you'll awake in the heart of Normandy, as Marco Polo arrives 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 4Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0300hrs Depart: 2300hrs After a night spent cruising gently back down to the mouth of the Seine, Marco Polo reaches Honfleur, early this morning. Explore this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its Vieux Bassin harbour surrounded by gabled houses, or perhaps join a shore excursion to Deauville or Monet's Gardens at Giverny.
Day 5Arrive in Portsmouth
Arrive: 0800hrs Bid farewell to Marco Polo and your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. An optional coach transfer back to Bristol will be available to book in advance. 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