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Christmas in Normandy - In the Seine River Valley

5-day River Cruise with CroisiEurope

River Cruise Itinerary

DECEMBER 23: PARIS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will sail towards Les Andelys. Dinner.

DECEMBER 24: LES ANDELYS - ROUEN
Morning spent cruising on the river Seine. Arriving in Les Andelys early in the afternoon. Join us for the excursion proposed: Martainville Chateau, the sumptuous country home of a 15th century banker. Today, the chateau houses the Norman traditions and art museum and has been listed as a French Historic Monument since 1951. Christmas Eve evening. Midnight mass in Rouen (book and pay for transfer on board (2).)

DECEMBER 25: ROUEN - DUCLAIR - HONFLEUR (1) - ROUEN
Early in the morning, our ship will sail towards Duclair. Join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour of Honfleur, the most picturesque of fishing ports with its charming narrow streets, old houses, salt warehouses, and Saint Catherine's church, which is the largest church in France made entirely of wood. Afternoon spent cruising to Rouen along the scenic Seine River. Here, the river loops and meanders through the Regional natural park of the Boucles de la Seine Normande.

DECEMBER 26: ROUEN
Join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour of Rouen. During this tour we will discover the wonderful cathedral, historic districts, and the historic Market Square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Afternoon spent cruising to Paris. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. The ship will sail through the night.

DECEMBER 27: PARIS
Early in the morning, arriving in Paris. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Tour of the historic town of HONFLEUR (1)
  • Tour of Martainville Chateau housing the Norman tradition and art museum, and Rouen former capital of Normandy
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner with wine

All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions mentioned in the program
  • Welcome cocktail
  • The gala dinner
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner with wine
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
 

Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Botticelli
 

Notes
  • (1) Excursion by coach from Duclair. (2) Transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 30 people.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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