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Riviera Travel Gastronomy of the Seine

Riviera Travel Gastronomy of the Seine

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Embark on a culinary and historical journey through Normandy along the Seine River. Explore iconic landmarks such as Château Gaillard and Claude Monet’s home, while paying homage to the region’s pivotal role in history, notably the D-Day landings. Indulge in local delights, from dairy products on quaint farms to Normandy cider and cheese at Bizy Castle. Onboard, savour a fully French menu, attend a tarte tatin cooking demonstration, and enjoy a Champagne reception overlooking Caudebec.

  • Guided tour of Honfleur and a tasting at the oldest Creperie
  • Tour Bizy Castle where you’ll learn about cider and cheese of Normandy with a tasting experience
  • See the Bayeux Tapestry and the beaches at Arromanches
  • Head to a local dairy to learn about yoghurt production
  • Visit Claude Monet’s house to the Water Lillies pond and the Japanese Footbridge
  • Return flight and transfers
  • 7nts onboard 5* ship
  • Full Board dining (exc. 1 lunch)
  • Free Superior Drinks package
  • 11 included experiences
  • Services of an expert cruise director

Day 1: Arrival at Conflans
Travel to Conflans, and transfer to your coach that will take you to your cruise ship. Enjoy some time to settle into your cabin before dinner

Day 2: Les Andelys
Enjoy a morning of sailing down the Seine as the ship sails past Mantes-la-Jolie and picturesque chalk cliffs. After lunch, arrive at Les Andelys, a small town dominated by the Chateau Gaillard. Spend some time learning about this remarkable castle, built by Richard the Lionheart. After, head to a popular dairy farm for a tour and to learn about how they provide their award-winning yoghurt, with a chance to taste it.

Day 3: Rouen
Awake Rouen, Normandy’s capital where you’ll take a guided tour of the city. Visit the stunning Gothic Cathedral and the Place du Vieux-Marche. Head back to the ship for lunch and spend another afternoon gliding down the river. Join the chefs in the ship’s lounge for a cooking demonstration to learn about backing Tarte Tatin. Towards the end of the day, moor in Caudebec-en-Caux and enjoy a champagne reception and a musical performance.

Day 4: Bayeux and Arromanches
After breakfast, head off on a full-day tour. First, visit the town of Bayeux to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, which tells the story of the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Afterwards, drive to Arromanches. On arrival, you’ll have some free time for lunch before visiting the British Normandy Memorial, unveiled in 2021 for the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Day 5: Honfleur
In the morning, journey to the delightful town of Honfleur and enjoy a guided tour. Explore the harbour and maze of streets before visiting the town’s oldest creperie where you can try a crepe of your choice. Return to the ship for lunch as it begins its journey back upstream.

Day 6: Giverny & Bizy Castle
Having docked in Vernon, you’ll drive the short distance to Giverny to visit Claude Monet’s Garden and house. See the water garden and water lillies that inspired some of his iconic paintings. After lunch onboard, travel to Bizy Castle, a classic chateau which you’ll tour, seeing the salons. While here, you’ll also learn about the vast varieties of apples grown in the region, during a cider tasting experience, with cheeses included. Back on board the ship, you’ll cruise to Mantes-La-Joile.

Day 7: Auvers-sur-Oise
Spend the morning with a brunch onboard. There’s some time for a short stroll in the village before the ship begins its journey for the day. After lunch, drive through the countryside to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, which has inspired many artists throughout history. On a guided tour, visit the Chateau, touring its interior and gardens. In the evening, enjoy the Chef’s dinner onboard.

Day 8: Return home
After breakfast, disembark the ship and travel back to Paris for your flight or Eurostar journey home

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Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight time: 2 hrs
  • Language: French
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic.

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Conflans-Sainte-Honorine 50 mins
Gare du Nord station Conflans-Sainte-Honorine 1hour + 15mins

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Full Board (Exc. 1 Lunch)

Duration

8 Days

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