Normandy & Gems of the Seine

11 Day River Cruise from Paris to Paris with Scenic

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 11 Day Normandy & Gems of the Seine. The Seine isn't the largest river in Europe, or even France, but it may be the most renowned - and for good reason. This splendid waterway cuts through the heart of Paris, before winding...read more

     
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River Cruise Starts In
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Paris
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Paris
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River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
France
Trip Operated By:
Scenic
Scenic
31 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
SEI-1

Itinerary

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1 Bienvenue to Paris
Enjoy a welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris with the beautiful city as a backdrop. (D)
2 Les Andelys
Enjoy the opulent amenities of your floating hotel as you glide peacefully through the Île-de-France region to Les Andelys. Freechoice: Hike to King Richard the Lionheart’s Château Gaillard, or journey to Lyons la Forêt, one of the most beautiful villages of France, and visit Fleury-la-Forêt Castle. Sample cider, the region’s specialty, after touring this exquisite example of 17th century architecture. Alternatively, join your local guide for a walking tour of the quaint village of Les Andelys, or take a bicycle tour through this beautiful village, set on the banks of the Seine. (B/L/D)
3 Rouen
Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites relating to Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Walk the winding medieval laneways and admire the city’s half-timbered houses. This region is also the gateway to the historic Western Front, and you’re able to gain fascinating insights into the Somme battlefields with an on board lecture from a local expert. This evening a local patissier will come on board with a selection of their finest desserts for your dining pleasure. (B/L/D)
4 Rouen
Freechoice: Get a glimpse of what the Somme battlefields might have been like for those caught up in this terrible World War I battle, which claimed the lives of more than 150,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers. This full-day excursion commemorates the 103 years since, and includes a visit to the Australian National Memorial, containing the newly built Sir John Monash Centre, and the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux. Alternatively, explore the collection of Impressionistic paintings, including masterpieces by Renoir and Monet, at the Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. (B/L/D)
5 Rouen - Honfleur
Relax on board as you cruise toward the open waters of the English Channel. Freechoice: Explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, relaxed coastal atmosphere and colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down on its waters. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the beautiful La Côte Fleurie region on France’s northern beaches and discover dashing Deauville, playground of the rich and famous. Sundowners: The estate of Manoir d’Apreval exclusively welcomes Scenic guests for a cocktail event showcasing their prestigious apple spirits. Celebrate your visit to the picturesque Calvados region with a beverage of the same name and let your eyes soak up the surrounding beauty, from the many flowering apple trees to the blue waters of the English Channel in the distance. Back on board, kick up your heels on the dance floor as a fabulous local swing band performs the best of the 1920s in the Panorama Lounge tonight. (B/L/D)
6 Honfleur
Freechoice: Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings, before visiting the Landing Museum at Arromanches. You’ll be struck by the sombre ambience surrounding the 9,387 graves of the Normandy Cemetery. While there, take a moment to reflect on the momentous impact of that day, as you look out from your hilltop position above Omaha Beach. Alternatively, with steep limestone cliffs that plunge dramatically towards the emerald waters of the English Channel below, the beauty of the Alabaster Coast will leave you breathless. Sitting proudly atop this dramatic seascape is the town of Étretat, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour and time at leisure. (B/L/D)
7 Honfleur - Caudebec-en-Caux
Freechoice: Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surrounds the city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace. Alternatively, travel to the hilltop village of Bolbec and view fabrics at the fascinating Textile Museum before visiting the Normandy Traditions Museum nearby. For the more adventurous, join a guided cycling tour to the charming village of Villequier and visit the Victor Hugo Museum. (B/L/D)
8 Vernon
In a region rich in visual treasures, enjoy a full morning of relaxation and take in the incredible scenery as you cruise into Vernon. It’s easy to understand why this region of France inspired beautiful paintings by many of history’s most famous artists. Freechoice: Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can explore by bike with a self-guided cycling tour that starts in Vernon. You can also discover Vernon with Scenic Tailormade at your own pace. Enrich: Built into a steep rock face overlooking the Seine River and the small village bearing the same name, Château de La Roche Guyon is a sight to behold. Experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you enjoy a classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians. The château dates back to medieval times and you’ll be sure to have fond memories of this special experience for a long time. (B/L/D)
9 Conflans - Paris
Cruise to the charming medieval town of Conflans, with its distinctive barge houses docked within reach of the quaint main square. Freechoice: Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, or step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château, set amidst beautiful parklands. Alternatively visit the great stables on the grounds of Chantilly, essentially a palace for horses living on the estate. The stables also house a museum dedicated to the relationship between man and horse throughout time. After a leisurely afternoon of cruising, the evening will see us returning to Paris, the ‘city of light’, and you’ll have the chance to view the beautiful illuminated skyline, and the soaring Eiffel Tower. Make sure you have your cameras at the ready. (B/L/D)
10 Paris
It’s your choice today to either spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city or embark on a discovery beyond the city limits. Freechoice: Shop with a Chef when you visit one of Paris’ local food markets, and enjoy exquisite tastings, or walk the city with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may wish to explore beyond Paris and tour the 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV’s inspiration for Versailles Palace. Featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker, the Palace of Vicomte has been leaving visitors in awe of its magnificence for centuries. With remarkable attractions at every turn, enjoy time at leisure this afternoon to explore Paris and create your own unique memories. (B/L/D)
11 Paris
Your trip concludes after breakfast as you disembark and transfer to Paris airport. (B)
1 Welcome to Paris
Enjoy a welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris with the beautiful city as a backdrop. (D)
2 Les Andelys:
Enjoy the opulent amenities of your floating hotel as you glide peacefully through the Île-de-France region to Les Andelys. Freechoice: Join a hike with a difference and visit King Richard the Lionheart’s Château Gaillard, or journey to Lyons la Forêt, one of the most beautiful villages of France, and visit a local farm to sample cider, the region’s specialty. Alternatively, join your local guide for a walking tour of the quaint village of Les Andelys, or take a bicycle tour through this beautiful village, set on the banks of the Seine. (B/L/D)
3 Rouen
Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites relating to Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Walk the winding medieval laneways and admire the city’s half-timbered houses. This evening, a local patissier will come on board with a selection of their finest desserts for your dining pleasure.  This region is also the gateway to the historic Western Front, and after dinner you’re able to gain fascinating insights into the Somme Battlefields with a fascinating lecture to learn about what life was like for a soldier during WWI. (B/L/D)
4 Rouen
Freechoice: Get a glimpse of what the Somme battlefields might have been like for those caught up in this terrible World War I battle, which claimed the lives of more than 150,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers. This full-day excursion commemorates the 103 years since. You may choose to visit the Australian National Memorial, containing the newly built Sir John Monash Centre as well as the Caterpillar Valley Memorial, dedicated to the New Zealand citizens who perished during the Battle of the Somme or, opt to visit the Lochnagar Crater, the Newfoundland memorial park and the Thiepval memorial. Alternatively, explore the collection of impressionistic paintings, including masterpieces by Renoir and Monet, at the Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. (B/L/D)
5 Rouen - Honfleur
Relax on board as you cruise toward the open waters of the English Channel. Freechoice: Explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, relaxed coastal atmosphere and colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down on its waters. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the beautiful La Côte Fleurie region on France’s northern beaches and discover dashing Deauville, playground of the rich and famous. Back on board, kick up your heels on the dance floor as a fabulous local swing band performs the best of the 1920s in the Panorama Lounge tonight. (B/L/D)
6 Honfleur
Freechoice: Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings, before visiting the Landing Museum at Arromanches. You’ll be struck by the sombre ambience surrounding the 9,387 graves of the Normandy Cemetery. From here you have two options, take a moment to reflect on the momentous impact of that day, as you look out from your hilltop position above Omaha Beach or visit the Juno Beach Centre, a museum that focuses on the Canadian war effort. Alternatively, learn about history of a different era and visit the Bayeux Tapestry, a hand embroidered masterpiece that depicts the tales of the Norman conquest of England and dates back to the 11th century. (B/L/D)
7 Honfleur - Caudebec-en-Caux
Freechoice: Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surrounds, the city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace. Or, sitting proudly atop dramatic seascape is the town of Étretat, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour and time at leisure. With steep limestone cliffs that plunge dramatically towards the emerald waters of the English Channel below, the beauty of the Alabaster Coast will leave you breathless. Alternatively, travel to the hilltop village of Bolbec and view fabrics at the fascinating Textile Museum before visiting a traditional Normandy farm nearby. For the more adventurous, join a guided cycling tour to the charming village of Villequier and visit the Victor Hugo Museum. (B/L/D)
8 Vernon
In a region rich in visual treasures, enjoy a full morning of relaxation and take in the incredible scenery as you cruise into Vernon. It’s easy to understand why this region of France inspired beautiful paintings by many of history’s most famous artists. Freechoice: Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can explore by bike with a self-guided cycling tour that starts in Vernon. You can also discover Vernon with Scenic Tailormade at your own pace. (B/L/D)
9 Conflans - Paris
Cruise to the charming medieval town of Conflans, with its distinctive barge houses docked within reach of the quaint main square. Freechoice: Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, or step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château, set amidst beautiful parklands. Alternatively, visit the great stables on the grounds of Chantilly, essentially a palace for the horses living on the estate. The stables also house a museum dedicated to the relationship between man and horse throughout time. Or you may choose to visit Château de Malmaison for a guided tour. Once owned by Empress Joséphine and her husband Napoleon I of France, the estate has been restored to its former glory and is considered to be of significant historical importance. After a leisurely afternoon of cruising, the evening will see us returning to Paris, the ‘city of light’, and you’ll have the chance to view the beautiful illuminated skyline, and the soaring Eiffel Tower. (B/L/D)
10 Paris
It’s your choice today to either spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city or embark on a discovery beyond the city limits. Freechoice: Shop with a Chef when you visit one of Paris’ local food markets and enjoy exquisite tastings, or walk through the trendy Marais district with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Or, you may wish to explore beyond Paris and tour the 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV’s inspiration for Versailles Palace. Alternatively, admire the extravagance and grandeur of the famous Opera Garnier on a guided tour. From the ornately decorated theatre to the opulent chandeliers and the ceiling painted by Chagall, the interior of this building will take your breath away. With remarkable attractions at every turn, enjoy time at leisure this afternoon to explore Paris and create your own unique memories. (B/L/D)
11 Paris
Your trip concludes after breakfast as you disembark and transfer to Paris airport. (B)

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Reviews (1)

11 Day Normandy & Gems of the Seine reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Our River Chateau”
- VIC, Australia Jun 2018 12 Helpful Votes View Photo

It's hard to find fault with this tour. All 125 or so passengers were treated like nobility. Nothing was too much trouble and with the best of grace. Ship board life was most enjoyable and each meal an event in itself. Excellent organisation meant our free choice day tours were efficient and clearly explained. There was variety of duration and kind, and many enjoyed the historical events of WW1 and WW2.
Of the many chateaux and famous bridges we enjoyed, it's hard...read more

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Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  
  • Suite size 15 sq m - 160 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  
  • Suite size 15 sq m - 160 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service

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Tuesday 03 Sep 2019 Friday 13 Sep 2019 8,195 per person 1,875 per person 6,320 per person Enquire
Friday 13 Sep 2019 Monday 23 Sep 2019 8,195 per person 1,875 per person 6,320 per person Sold Out
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Tuesday 03 Sep 2019 Friday 13 Sep 2019 15,690 per person 2,100 solo traveller 13,590 solo traveller Enquire
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Monday 23 Sep 2019 Thursday 03 Oct 2019 15,690 per person 451 solo traveller 15,239 solo traveller Sold Out
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Monday 27 Apr 2020 Thursday 07 May 2020 8,045 per person 217 per person 7,828 per person Enquire
Thursday 07 May 2020 Sunday 17 May 2020 8,445 per person 229 per person 8,216 per person Enquire
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Friday 02 Oct 2020 Monday 12 Oct 2020 7,395 per person 198 per person 7,197 per person Enquire
Monday 12 Oct 2020 Thursday 22 Oct 2020 6,945 per person 184 per person 6,761 per person Enquire
Monday 27 Apr 2020 Thursday 07 May 2020 15,290 per person 435 solo traveller 14,855 solo traveller Enquire
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Saturday 20 Jun 2020 Tuesday 30 Jun 2020 16,090 per person 459 solo traveller 15,631 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 30 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 15,890 per person 453 solo traveller 15,437 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 10 Jul 2020 Monday 20 Jul 2020 15,490 per person 441 solo traveller 15,049 solo traveller Enquire
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Saturday 12 Sep 2020 Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 16,290 per person 465 solo traveller 15,825 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 16,290 per person 465 solo traveller 15,825 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 02 Oct 2020 Monday 12 Oct 2020 13,990 per person 396 solo traveller 13,594 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 12 Oct 2020 Thursday 22 Oct 2020 13,090 per person 369 solo traveller 12,721 solo traveller Enquire
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Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 295
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 2,645
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 2,895
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 3,045
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,145
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 3,245
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 3,645
Cat R (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 5,395
Cat RP (Royal One-Bedroom Suite) $ 6,795
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Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 295
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 2,795
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 2,995
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 3,195
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,345
Cat BD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 3,395
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 3,445
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 3,845
Cat R (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 5,545
Cat RP (Royal One-Bedroom Suite) $ 6,945

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