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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 | Honfleur
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

Eiffel Tower and the Seine River Wander the quaint streets of France Visit charming Honfleur Experience the beautiful architecture of France Towering French architecture Touring on Seine river in Paris with sunset

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
This morning will be devoted to the guided audio tour of the Chateau of Auvers-sur-Oise. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the Musée Marmottan in Paris. This museum houses the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet and provides an overview of how his work developed, from the first caricatures of his youth to the Water Lilies series, his mature works (the museum is closed on Mondays and its visit will be replaced by the Musée de L'orangerie). After this visit, return on board for a cruise through Paris "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. You will be free to explore the house, which houses Monet's private collection of Japanese prints, and the garden, a haven of greenery. Enjoy a "Guingette" evening on board.

Day 4 Rouen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent cruising. In the afternoon, join on a thematic guided tour of Rouen in the footsteps of the Impressionists (the Musée des Beaux-Arts(1) is closed on Tuesdays and public holidays, the visit will thus be replaced by the Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur, your stop on D6). Tonight is your gala dinner and evening.

Day 5 Duclair | Honfleur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend this morning cruising on the most beautiful section of the Seine with its numerous meanders and sleepy villages which have inspired many a painter. Third thematic presentation: "The geography of Impressionism: Paris and the suburbs, Honfleur and the Norman coast. Reach Duclair and set out for your excursion along the Norman Abbey Circuit. You'll depart for Honfleur in the evening.

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. You'll be free to visit the Eugène Boudin Museum at your own pace (entrance fee not included). The afternoon will be devoted to the tour of the Côte d'Albâtre, the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary with a visit to Etretat.

Day 7 Honfleur | Disembark

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

MS Seine Princess

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Upper Deck Suite
2 suite 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 the 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
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

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.
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