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An Impressionist View of the Seine

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​From the French harbor of Honfleur to Paris, the "City of Light", this 7-day cruise journey unravels the cultural, historic, and architectural treasures of Northern France. Board the MS Seine Princess for a true exploration of the Seine, the second longest river in France, making stops to explore the  Marmottan Museum, the house of Claude Monet in Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur and the Alabaster Coast, a natural heritage. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Paris, France | Embark
Day 2 : Paris
Day 3 : Poissy | Giverny | Vernon
Day 4 : Rouen
Day 5 : Duclair
Day 6 : Honfleur | Etretat
Day 7 : Honfleur | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the legendary artistic sites and places that inspired masterpieces
  • Enjoy Château d'Auvers's decor, reflecting favorite themes of impressionists
  • Explore the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary
  • Discover the largest collection of Impressionist paintings in Rouen

Ship

MS Seine Princess

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Experience the beautiful architecture of France Eiffel Tower and the Seine River Wander the quaint streets of France Towering French architecture Visit charming Honfleur

Day 1 Paris, France | Embark

Board at 6:00 PM. in Paris. Get to know the crew and enjoy a welcome drink. Enjoy dinner on board followed by a thematic presentation: “A Definition of Impressionism, its Origins, the Technique, and the Context”. 

Day 2 Paris

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a guided audio tour of the Auvers-sur-Oise Château. Take a stroll in the time of Impressionism, from the heart of Haussmann's Paris to the favorite places of the Impressionists. In the afternoon, visit the Marmottan Museum in Paris, the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet. Return on board for a cruise on the Seine by night. 

Day 3 Poissy | Giverny | Vernon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to Poissy. Attend the second thematic presentation: “Claude Monet, the Quintessence of Impressionism.” In the afternoon, visit Claude Monet's house in Giverny. The artist spent half his life here, dividing his time between working on his garden, a living painting if ever there was one, and the great passion of his final years, the Water Lilies series. Return on board in Mantes-la-Jolie and continue on to Vernon. 

Day 4 Rouen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to Rouen, rich in historic heritage represented by the particular label Cities and Countries of Art and History. In the afternoon, take a thematic guided tour of Rouen in the footsteps of the Impressionists (visiting the cathedral and the Impressionist collection in the Musée des Beaux-Arts). Enjoy a glamorous gala evening onboard. 

Day 5 Duclair

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at one of the most beautiful sections of the Seine, winding through sleepy villages which have inspired many a painter. The third thematic presentation is: “The Geography of Impressionism: Paris and the Suburbs, Honfleur and the Norman Coast.” Arrive in Duclair and take a guided visit of the "Route des Abbayes" (Abbey Trail). 

Day 6 Honfleur | Etretat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a walking tour of Honfleur: the cradle of Impressionism where Boudin, Monet, Bazille, and Jongkind would meet at the famous Saint Siméon farm and try to capture the changing light of the estuary. In the afternoon, take a guided visit of the Alabaster Coast, the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary: Etretat and Fécamp. 

Day 7 Honfleur | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy the last buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 9:00 AM. 

MS Seine Princess

Per person starting at
$2,387
Cabins aboard the MS Seine Princess
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Main Deck
43 twin cabins equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Seine Princess
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Upper Deck
24 cabins (22 twins, 2 suites (3 or 4 beds cabins), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-The welcome cocktail
-Onboard entertainment
-Thematic presentations
-Visit to the Auvers-sur-Oise Château
-Visit of the Marmottan Museum
-Visit to Claude Monet's house in Giverny
-Thematic guided tour of Rouen
-Walking tour of Honfleur
-Tour of the Alabaster Coast
-The "guinguette" evening
-The gala dinner
-Port taxes

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Personal expenses
-Entrance fees for the Eugène Boudin museum in Honfleur
-All services not specifically mentioned in the program

Formalities
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
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