11 Day Normandy & Gems of the Seine

The Seine is the most renowned river in France and cuts through the heart of Paris, before winding its way along some of the most celebrated sites in northern France to Honfleur, pausing in beautiful locations along the way such as Les Andelys, Rouen and Caudebec-en-Caux.

Price Includes
  • 5-star Scenic Gem with only up to 124 guests 
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with a Scenic Sun Lounge 
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience – Exclusive to Scenic 
  • Personalise your trip with 27 included Scenic Freechoice activities 
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining 
  • 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners 
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day^ – not just at meal times 
  • Butler service for every suite 
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily 
  • Wellness and fitness area 
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration 
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles 
  • Scenic Cruise Director, Enrichment Manager & expert local guides 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise 
  • Return airport transfers 
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and onshore
     
Economy flights included up to the value of $2,000pp
Fly Business Class from $3,995pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck suite
Fly First Class from $11,995pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck suite
 
ITINERARY 

Day 1
Paris
Enjoy a welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris with the beautiful city as a backdrop.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
Rouen 
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites relating to Joan of Arc, and admire the city’s half-timbered houses and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Or learn about the Viking Warlord Rollo ‘the Walker’, who will host a guided walking tour through the medieval laneways of Rouen.This region is also the gateway to the historic Western Front, and this afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to gain fascinating insights into the Somme battlefields and learn about what life was like for a soldier during WWI with a fascinating lecture. After dinner, a local pâtissier will come on board with a selection of their finest desserts for your dining pleasure.

Day 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. You may choose to visit the Australian National Memorial, containing the 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, you may choose to visit the Lochnagar Crater, the Newfoundland memorial park and the Thiepval memorial. Alternatively, stay in Rouen and explore the collection of impressionist paintings, including masterpieces by Renoir and Monet, at the Museum of Fine Arts which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte.

Day 5
Rouen > Honfleur 
Relax on board this morning as you cruise toward the open waters of the English Channel.Freechoice: Explore Honfleur on a guided walking tour, with its quaint architecture, relaxed coastal atmosphere and colourful fishing boats bobbing on the water, or visit charming Norman villages and discover their traditional Cheeses and Calvados. The small town of Pont l’Eveque is renowned for producing a cheese of the same name, and you will get to sample this and more during your guided tour.

Day 6
Honfleur
Freechoice: Visit the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings that took place in June 1944. Here you have three equally fascinating options to choose from. Explore the involvement of the British forces as you visit the Bayeux War Cemetery, Museum of the Battle of Normandy and the Landing Museum in Arromanches, finishing at the British Normandy memorial, or learn about the US contribution to the battle at Utah Beach and Memorial before a visit to the Normandy American cemetery and visitor centre or view the battle through the eyes of Canadian forces as you visit Juno Beach Centre, a museum that focuses on the Canadian war effort as well as the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian cemetery and Pegasus Bridge & Museum.   Alternatively, learn about history of a different era and visit Bayeux including its famous Tapestry, a hand embroidered masterpiece that depicts the tales of the Norman conquest of England and dates back to the 11th century.

Day 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. Afterwards visit the beautiful seaside town of Étretat, sitting proudly between dramatic rock faces. Or 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 to learn more about the famous French writer.

Day 8
Vernon 
In a location rich in visual treasures, it’s easy to understand why this region of France inspired many of history’s most famous artists.Freechoice: Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. Many of the artists most famous art works were inspired by this impressive location, or get your heart pumping on a self-guided cycle through Vernon to Giverny where you have the opportunity to visit Monet’s garden. After exploring these spectacular gardens you may feel inspired to join a painting class on board this afternoonEnrich
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 experience for many years to come.

Day 9
Conflans > Paris 
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. The stables also house a museum dedicated to the relationship between man and horse throughout time.

Day 10
Paris 
Today it’s your choice to either spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city, or embark on a discovery beyond the city limits.Freechoice: Walk through the trendy Marais district with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know, or admire the extravagance and grandeur of the famous Opera Garnier on a guided tour. Alternatively, see the highlights of Paris during a city tour and marvel at the many iconic sights of the city, 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.

Day 11
Paris 
Your trip concludes after breakfast as you disembark and transfer to Paris airport.

Tour code – SEI

From $6,395*pp in a Standard Suite
From $8,895*pp in a Balcony Suite

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Travel Dates

17 October 2023 
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Offer Ends

30 Jun 22,

 

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