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Romantic Seine

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Cruise from the iconic city of Paris and see famous sights including the Eiffel Tower and the Moulin Rouge, before you continue on to Versaille and Rouen as well as a visit to the home of Claude Monet in Giverny.

  • DURATION 8 DAYS
  • TYPE LUXURY RIVER CRUISE JOURNEY
  • OPERATES 20 APR, 21 SEP 2017
  • DEPARTS Paris

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive Paris, Embark Ship

Arrive in Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your river ship, docked on the Seine River. Enjoy a delicious dinner as you set sail.(D)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 2 Vernon, Giverny

Dock in Vernon and travel to Giverny where you’ll visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, taking in scenes that inspired many of the artist’s famous paintings. Later, enjoy an exclusive visit to Château de Bizy. Find yourself transported back to the 18th century as you explore the private home of descendants of Prince Jerome Napoleon. Wander the fountain gardens to uncover hidden meanings in certain flowers, then test your own senses with a fun guessing game of floral aromas. Finish with a glass of sparkling wine in this historic setting. Later, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner. (BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 3 Caudebec-en-Caux

Arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and choose from two sightseeing options. Perhaps join a full day excursion tracing the events of D-Day June 6th 1944 – taking in a number of beaches and significant sites. Or, a visit to the Pays d’Auge region may be more your style. Admire typical Norman villages, taste gourmet cheese and sample apple cider at a calvados distillery. (BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 4 Rouen, Honfleur

Set in the heart of Normandy, disembark in Rouen and travel to the pretty port town of Honfleur for a tour. During this excursion, see the old and picturesque port area and visit Saint-Catherine’s Church, the largest wooden church in France. Back on board this evening, sit down to an authentic taste of France as you enjoy dinner. (BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 5 Rouen

Perhaps visit the site of the Battle of the Somme, which took place between July and November of 1916. You will also spend time at the Australian National Memorial and the Franco-Australian Museum located in Villers-Bretonneux. Alternatively, set in the heart of the Normandy region and once one of the largest cities of medieval Europe, Rouen is a place of incredible history and architecture. A city tour will take you to some of Rouen’s most enthralling sights, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Gros Horloge and the Market Square where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 6 Les Andelys

Stop at the picturesque town of Les Andelys. Here, the more active may like to embark on a walk up to the ruins of Château Gaillard for stunning views of the Seine River. Others may prefer a leisurely excursion to Château de la Roche-Guyon, originally built in the 12th-century to control a river crossing of the Seine. Extended in the 18th-century, it also contains an observatory.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 7 Paris

This morning following breakfast, discover a different side of Paris during your selected sightseeing activity. Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a delectable range of Paris’ fine food. Alternatively, wander through the Louvre and admire the impressive art collections as part of a guided tour. Or, perhaps soak up the village atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Tonight, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. Delight in a once-in-a-lifetime evening at the Parisian cabaret, captured in the renowned paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. (BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 8 Paris, Disembark Ship, Depart Paris

Today your Romantic Seine journey draws to a conclusion. Farewell your wonderful crew as you disembark your ship after breakfast and are then transferred to the airport.(B)

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