Day 1: Embarkation in Paris (UNESCO World Heritage)
Embarkation from 04:00 pm. Enjoy your welcome cocktail and welcome dinner on board. “Cast off!” at 08:00 pm. A river journey full of unforgettable experiences is about to begin.
Day 2: Van Gogh and Cézanne in Auvers-sur-Oise
By morning you will have reached Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and have the option to visit Auvers-sur-Oise. Many famous artists, such as Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne have been inspired by this picturesque valley. Walk on the impressionists‘ tracks. Vincent van Gogh and his brother Théo are buried in the cemetery of Auvers-sur-Oise. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.
Day 3: Rouen and the Abbey Route
The next highlight of your cruise will be expecting you in Rouen. Did you know that Joan of Arc was executed here on marked square in 1431? Rouen has been nicknamed the „City of a Hundred Towers“ due to its Gothic cathedral and numerous other churches. You may enjoy an interesting walk along the old quay along the Seine embankment. Lunch will be served on your cruiser. In the afternoon, you may undertake an optional excursion along the „Abbey Route“. This excursion will take you to an unequalled cultural heritage. Experience twenty centuries of French history surrounded by the walls of Norman abbeys. Thereafter, return to your cruiser for dinner. Your vessel will continue and moor at Caudebec-en-Caux overnight.
Day 4: Le Havre (UNESCO World Heritage) – Cliffs of Étretat and Honfleur
In the morning you can undertake an optional excursion to the Atlantic coast. The cliffs of Étretat are a unique scenario that you will remember for a long time. In the afternoon, you can visit maritime Honfleur. Small alleys, pretty timber-frame houses and the two-span church of St. Cathérine characterise this interesting place. With a little luck, you may even spot painters at work on the quay of Honfleur.
Day 5: Le Havre – Normandy Circular Tour
Today, you will have the option to join a circular tour through Normandy with stops in the historic Bayeux with its famous medieval tapestry, in Caen with its more than thousand years of history and in Pont l’Évêque where the cheese of the same name is produced. In the evening, return to your cruiser that will moor at Caudebec-en-Caux and head for Les Andelys.
Day 6: Les Andelys / Château Gaillard, Giverny and the Palace of Versailles
There will be a short stop in Les Andelys to organise today’s excursions. Everyone who is interested can join a tour to Giverny and see the famous Monet house with its colourful garden, followed by a short stop at château Gaillard – the castle of Richard Lionheart. In Vernon, you will return to your cruiser for your lunch. Those who want to participate in the Palace of Versailles-excursion will leave the boat in the afternoon in Vernon and return to the vessel in Poissy before dinner. The palace of Versailles is one of the largest palaces in Europe and definitely a milestone of European castle architecture.
Day 7: Paris
In the morning you will have reached the French capital Paris where you will have an opportunity to join a sightseeing tour. In the afternoon, you may undertake an optional visit to the artists‘ quarter of Montmartre. In the evening you are likely to be enchanted by the nocturnal boat trip through brightly lit Paris.
Day 8: Disembarkation
Disembarkation after breakfast.
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