D1817 - Cruising the River Seine

D1817 - Cruising the River Seine

Take the chance to experience an in-depth exploration of two charming cities on this fantastic five night French foray. You can pack delicious cuisine, engrossing culture, spectacular architecture, inspirational history and even the world-famous landmarks of the iconic capital into this short, yet rewarding late summer sailing, which includes an extended stay in Rouen and a full day in pretty Honfleur.

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Take the chance to experience an in-depth exploration of two charming cities on this fantastic five night French foray. You can pack delicious cuisine, engrossing culture, spectacular architecture, inspirational history and even the world-famous landmarks of the iconic capital into this short, yet rewarding late summer sailing, which includes an extended stay in Rouen and a full day in pretty Honfleur.

Whether you have never sailed with Fred. Olsen before and want to experience the benefits of a cruising on board a smaller, more intimate ship, or are a regular guests looking for a short, relaxing break away from it all, this is the perfect getaway.

 

Your rewarding late summer escape to France begins with a short overnight sail from Southampton to Honfleur, the first of two charming cities awaiting your exploration. A full day here affords time to wander the pretty, 16th century cobbled streets at your leisure in search of eye-catching architectural delights such as St Catherine’s Church – France’s largest timber church – and friendly cafés serving a range of tempting local treats. No visit is complete without visiting the Vieux Bassin district too, as the enchanting old harbour offers a fascinating glimpse into Normandy’s maritime past. Away from Honfleur there’s also the opportunity to embark on a tour to the Norman city of Bayeux, where you can see the iconic Bayeux Tapestry at the William the Conqueror Centre.

 

Then it’s on to Rouen in the heart of Normandy, where the quaint, narrow streets lined with pretty half-timbered houses and a smorgasbord of historic highlights will beckon you ashore. You can uncover tales of Joan of Arc at Place du Vieux Marché, where the ‘Heroine of France’ was burnt at the stake in 1431; and visit the spectacular Cathédrale de Notre Dame, which houses the tomb of Richard the Lionheart’s heart. Alternatively you could tour to Claude Monet House and explore the colourful gardens that inspired the legendary painter’s work, ‘Water Lilies’; or head to Paris and see the iconic landmarks in all their illuminated glory on a romantic evening tour of the capital.

 

Finally Boudicca  will depart Rouen and head for home via the beautiful River Seine. Be sure to take your place on deck as your ship negotiates the winding meanders of the river and enjoy unspoilt views of the gorgeous, lush-green French countryside and pretty communes dotted along the riverbanks.

 

Date

Arrive

Depart

Destination

Fri 24 Aug 2018

 

PM

Dover, UK

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Late AM

Late Night

Honfleur, France

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Early AM

 

Rouen, France

Mon 27 Aug 2018

 

 

Rouen, France

Tue 28 Aug 2018

 

Early AM

Rouen, France

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Early AM

Early PM

Cruising Seine River

Wed 29 Aug 2018

AM

 

Dover, UK

 

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Dover, UK
After parking your vehicle at the port, board Boudicca for an afternoon departure

D, AI

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Honfleur, France
Historic Honfleur is a charming little town with a warm, inviting atmosphere and a rich cultural and artistic heritage. One of France’s most visited towns, Honfleur – with its beautiful 15th and 16th century architecture and distinctive harbour - is a very popular tourist destination.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Rouen, France
Arguably Rouen’s greatest attraction is the incredible Gothic Cathedral which inspired Monet to paint over 30 canvasses. The grand monument is easy to find thanks to its vast spire that soars over a superbly restored medieval Old Town and is not-to-be-missed. Be sure to visit the Church of Saint-Maclou and Church of St. Ouen during your time exploring the city centre. These churches are considered as two of the best examples of gothic architecture in France and are a vitally important part of Rouen’s history.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Rouen, France
The city's beautiful botanical garden - Jardin de Plantes de Rouen - is also worth a visit to see the 600 different plant species and varying types of garden including a rock garden, rose garden and a garden full of medicinal plants.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Rouen, France
A unique city rich with monuments and museums to visit, there is so much to do, see and explore in Rouen. With narrow pedestrianised streets lined with tall, half-timber houses and a statue marking the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, it doesn’t take long to discover this city’s dark history.

Experience the unspoilt scenic beauty of Normandy as you sail along a winding, size-restricted section of France's second longest waterway, the picturesque River Seine.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Dover, UK
After breakfast, disembark the ship

EB

L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included, AI=All Inclusive, EB=English Breakfast, AT=Afternoon Tea

Your Cruise Price includes:

  • Cabin Accommodation as chosen - cabin number will be advised upon confirmation

  • Car Parking at Dover Port

  • £25.00 per person on board spend

  • Hot & Cold Buffet Breakfast each morning

  • Lunch - Buffet or a la carte (on-board the ship)

  • Afternoon Tea (on-board the ship)

  • 5-Course à la Carte Dinner

  • Late Night Buffet

  • Self-Service Tea & Coffee

  • Varied Daytime Activities

  • Lectures & Talks

  • Swimming Pools

  • Jacuzzis & Gyms

  • Choice of Live Evening Entertainment

  • All Inclusive Drinks-Package*

  • Gratuities

 

Other cabin grades available upon request - please contact us for details

 

*The All Inclusive Drinks Package includes selected beers, house wines by the glass, spirits and soft drinks plus tea and coffee in the restaurants and buffet areas.  Many premium drinks and cocktails will be available at a 50% discount. Drinks subject to availability, only 1 drink may be ordered at a time and are for the consumption of the those who have the drinks package included.

 

Drinks ordered on room service,(other than those listed in room); mini-bar; drinks bought ashore, Bookmark Cafe chocolates and beverages, all speciality coffees are excluded from the drinks package.

 

Additional Information

 

***For bookings made over the telephone an additional fee of £10 per person will be charged, bookings made on-line do not incur any additional fees***

 

Please note that we are unable to offer insurance on this cruise but please contact 24/7 Travel Insurance on the following number 02392 419 044 and quote reference GRE0578 for a personalized quotation.  Insurance must be purchased prior to travel in order for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to allow boarding, should you book your cruise and not be able to get insurance, deposits are none-refundable.

 

A variety of shore excursions are available in each port and are booked directly with Fred Olsen closer to departure.

 

A stage deposit will be required within 21 days of booking and the amount due will be advised on confirmation.

 

Balance will be due 16 weeks prior to travel.

 

You can request either the early dinner sitting (18.15hrs) or late sitting (20.30hrs) at time of booking and we will endeavour to  book this with Fred Olsen but please be aware that the time is subject to availabilty and is not guaranteed.

 

Please select the number of passengers before proceeding.

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