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2020

From the chalk Cliffs in Étretat to the Heart of Paris: The hidden treasures of the Seine Valley (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - RSE_PP
# Description

Cruise

HONFLEUR - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX - DUCLAIR - ROUEN - POISSY - PARIS

Fall in love with the Seine River and its pleasant walking trails where you’ll see the most beautiful landscapes of the Normandy region. From Honfleur to Paris, you’ll discover all the secrets of these peaceful places away from the hustle and bustle of the city and learn all about the history of this surprising itinerary.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walking tours with a qualified guide:
    • The Alabaster coast and its magnificent view on the chalk cliffs
    • The Calidu trail, a lovely walk with a panoramic view of the valley
    • Walk through the forest to Jumièges
    • Walk through Paris to discover the history of the city
  • Non-walkers' program:
    • The "Côte Fleurie" at the heart of the Normandy region
    • The Norman Abbey Circuit, a discovery of the history of Normandy
    • Rouen, capital of Normandy
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Guided tour of Honfleur which inspired famous Impressionist painters
    • Visit of the Malmaison Château, the former residence of Josephine and Napoléon Bonaparte
    • Panoramic tour of Paris

Route

Day 1

HONFLEUR

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. in Honfleur. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please.

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Day 2

HONFLEUR

This morning, join us for a guided tour of Honfleur.

In the afternoon:

Walkers’ program: Hiking along the Alabaster Coast.
Non-walkers’ program: Discovery tour of the "Côte Fleurie".

We’ll return to the ship at the end of the afternoon. Cruise departure time will depend on the tides.

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Day 3

CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX - DUCLAIR - ROUEN

Arrival in Caudebec depending on the tides. In the morning:

Walkers’ program: The Calidu Trail.
Non-walkers’ program: Guided tour on the Norman Abbey Circuit.

We’ll return on board and cruise to Rouen. This evening,

Walkers’ program: Guided tour of the town. 

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Day 4

ROUEN - POISSY

Walkers’ program: Walk to Jumièges.
Non-walkers’ program: Guided visit of Rouen.

Afternoon spent cruising towards Poissy. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 5

POISSY - BERCY - PARIS

Join us this morning for a guided visit of the Malmaison Château. We’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Paris, passing the impressive concrete and glass buildings of the futuristic business district of La Défense. Arrival in Paris.

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Day 6

PARIS

This morning, join us for a panoramic tour of Paris. This afternoon,

Walkers’ program: Walk through Paris.
Non-walkers’ program: Free afternoon to explore the city on your own.

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Day 7

PARIS

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner D1 to breakfast D7 - onboard drinks (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the gala dinner and evening - visits and hikes mentioned in the program - services of a qualified guide - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points.

Shore Excursions

8 Shore excursions
Included in the excursions package : Guided tour of Honfleur Hike on the Côte d'Albâtre Hike through the Parc Naturel Régional des Boucles de la Seine Normande Guided tour of Rouen Hike towards Jumièges The Ch&a...
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Guided walking tour of Honfleur

We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmar...

Duration 1h30 Classic

Guided tour of the Château de Malmaison

Guided tour of the Château de Malmaison. Built in the 17th century, Joséphine de Beauharnais acquired this castle in 1779. In 1800, it became the headquarters of the government and a conference room. The library restores the industrious...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Hike across the cliffs of the Alabaster Coast

We'll leave from Honfleur by coach for the beautiful Alabaster Coast, a natural heritage within the Pays de Caux and the estuary of the River Seine. We'll pass by Le Havre. The high white cliffs bordered by the beaches and stones were made fa...

Duration 4h00 Discovery

Urban hike in Paris

Hiking along an official French trail, known as the GR2, through the capital is the best way to discover the out-of-the-way aspects of the city. You’ll pass through the Jardin des Plantes, along the Bassin de l'Arsenal, up to the infamous P...

Duration 2h30 Classic

Guided walking tour of Rouen

We'll leave on foot for a guided tour of Rouen. The historic center of the city and its famous cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the ship. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy's cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital. T...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Panoramic guided tour of Paris

Departure by coach with a guide to discover the mythical sites of the capital. Since its foundation as Lutèce on the Ile de la Cité, two thousand years of history have seen ecclesiastics, sovereigns and heads of state leave their mark o...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Hike through the Parc Naturel Régional des Boucles de la Seine Normande

This natural reserve cradles the Seine River as it passes through its verdant valley. Leaving from Duclair, you’ll follow a portion of the GR 211 trail, which offers ravishing views of the Sainte-Gertrude Valley. On your way back, you’ll...

Duration 2h30 Classic

Hike in Jumièges

You’ll be transferred by coach to Duclair, your starting point for your hike to Jumièges. The trail winds through the forest and is particularly stunning at this time of year. The Seine is usually dotted with ferries, the hamlets seem fr...

Duration 2h30 Classic
6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Guided tour of Honfleur The Côte Fleurie The Norman Abbey Circuit Guided tour of Rouen The Château de Malmaison Panoramic tour of Paris
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The Côte Fleurie

Departure by coach with your guide. First stop at Deauville, the most glamour coastal French city, symbol of elegance, prestige and sophistication. Enjoy a stroll along the famous floorboards that were built in 1923 along the beach, allowing women to...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Panoramic guided tour of Paris

Departure by coach with a guide to discover the mythical sites of the capital. Since its foundation as Lutèce on the Ile de la Cité, two thousand years of history have seen ecclesiastics, sovereigns and heads of state leave their mark o...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Guided walking tour of Honfleur

We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmar...

Duration 1h30 Classic

The Norman Abbeys Trail

We'll set off by coach from Duclair in the company of our guide. The excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 when Christianity arrived in the region, and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restor...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Guided tour of the Château de Malmaison

Guided tour of the Château de Malmaison. Built in the 17th century, Joséphine de Beauharnais acquired this castle in 1779. In 1800, it became the headquarters of the government and a conference room. The library restores the industrious...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Guided walking tour of Rouen

We'll leave on foot for a guided tour of Rouen. The historic center of the city and its famous cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the ship. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy's cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital. T...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Additional information

Level : 2 out of 5
The hikes that are proposed during this cruise are 2 to 3 hours walks, implying little changes in altitude (up to 250 meters). During the hike, you'll get a chance to see and discover some of the natural and cultural areas on your cruise's program.
The lengths of time indicated for the hikes in the program are given as rough estimates and do not include time taken for breaks.
No athletic training is necessary for these hikes, but you should be in good shape and well-rested to fully enjoy this cruise.
 

Equipment needed
Backpack

You'll need to bring a backpack (max 30 liters / 1,830 cubic inches) to carry the things you'll need for the hike: sweater, raincoat, picnic, bottle of water and sunscreen.
So that you'll be comfortable and enjoy your hike, make sure that you choose a good backpack. We recommend a backpack that is well-made and of the appropriate size, with padded straps, and made of strong fabric that is waterproof. You must carry all materials for your hike yourself, as no porter services are provided.
 

Shoes
Most importantly, you should bring a pair of good-fitting, comfortable shoes. It is best that you use these shoes prior to leaving for your cruise. It is important that you be comfortable in them.
Regardless of the level of difficulty of the hike, your shoes should have a good quality, well sewn-on and non-slip sole for wet or uneven terrain. It is best to choose shoes that provide ankle support and that have shock-absorbing soles to prevent injury to ankles, and back and joint problems.
 

Clothes
You'll be well-prepared for your hike with these essentials:
Undergarments / base layers that are appropriate for the planned hike
Lightweight, quick-drying pants
Warm sweater or fleece jacket
Rain poncho or raincoat
Hat or cap
Thin gloves and a knit cap for the beginning and the end of the season
 

Equipment
Do not forget to bring:
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Small personal first-aid kit (refer to the following paragraph)
Water bottle
Toilet paper
Folding knife
Telescoping hiking poles if you are used to using them
 

First-aid needs
Your guide will have a first-aid kit for each hike.
Even so, you must bring your own first-aid kit, which differs according to the destination, but will at least include:
Plastic strip bandages
"2nd Skin” or similar blister treatment bandages
Pain reliever
If necessary, mosquito repellent
Eye drops
Anti-diarrhea medication, etc.
You should also include any of your personal medication that you require (prescriptions, for example).

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. The itinerary of this cruise can be affected by the tide, and the timetables of arriving at our stops may have to be modified.

Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.

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