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The Winding Seine Valley

(Tour code: 17PAR)Explore the scenery of the Seine

Enjoy the passing scenery of the pretty River Seine from our floating hotel on this 6 night river cruise. On board you are treated to some gastronomic delights accompanied by fine French wines.


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Tour Highlights
  • Guided tour of Paris
  • Guided tour of Rouen
  • Guided tour of Honfleu
  • All inclusive selection of drinks
  • Versailles
  • Route des Abbayes
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 6 night cruise on board the MS Botticelli
    All meals included

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Day 1

London to Paris

Your tour begins at St Pancras where we meet at our dedicated Departure Office before boarding the direct Eurostar service to Paris. On arrival, transfer to your floating hotel for the next six nights, enjoying a welcome drink as you take to the water

  • Dinner
Sightseeing in Paris
Day 2

Sightseeing in Paris

Today, enjoy a full day in the French capital, beginning with a sightseeing tour that takes in some of the city's most impressive sights including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Afterwards the rest of your day is free ahead of a night-time cruise through the city.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Versailles Palace
Day 3


You start the day cruising to Poissy where there is an optional guided tour of Versailles, the opulent former seat of the Royal family until the French Revolution (dependent upon minimum numbers).

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Optional Guided Tour
Cruising to Rouen
Day 4

Cruising to Rouen

Your destination today is medieval Rouen, former capital of Normandy, where you enjoy a guided tour ahead of a special gala dinner on board this evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route to honfleur
Day 5

The Route des Abbayes

Make your way to Duclair, sailing through a landscape of steep cliffs and timeless villages. Here you can choose to join the Route des Abbayes, exploring the abbeys that line the route of the river by coach. Following your excursion you continue upriver to Honfleur.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7

Honfleur and return to London

This morning, take a tour of this historic fishing port, home to France's largest wooden church. Then after lunch, you may choose to take a trip along the Côte Fleurie, or Flowered Coast. On Day 7 enjoy breakfast on board before transferring back to Paris for the Eurostar to London.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast

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