Combine cruising, A-ROSA style, along the tree-lined meanders of the River Seine with visits to the historic ports of Les Andelys, Caudebec-en-Caux, Rouen and Vernon, and to the glorious French capital - Paris.
The choice and freedom to explore at your leisure continues on shore at each new port of call. Join an optional excursion from Caudebec-en-Caux to artists' retreat Honfleur, uncover the true story of Joan of Arc on a guided tour of Rouen or venture further afield on an organised bike ride, before rounding off your week with a full day and evening discovering the famous landmarks, fascinating museums, pavement cafes, jazz clubs, restaurants, celebrated cabarets and spectacular illuminated architecture of Paris, the 'City of Light'.
- Seven nights' all-inclusive cruise accommodation
- A large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all long
- Return travel from the UK to Paris
- Buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board
- On-board activities and entertainment
- Included coach transfers to the ship
- Call in Les Andelys, beneath ancient Chateau Gaillard
- An overnight stay and included city tour in Rouen
- A call in medieval Vernon
- An overnight stay and included guided tour in St Denis, Paris
- An overnight stay in Caudebec-en-Caux
Day 1: Travel to Paris
Travel to Paris then head to St Denis, in the north of the city, where A-ROSA VIVA waits, ready to get underway as evening falls.
Day 2: Les Andelys, France
After a morning cruising along the Seine you'll arrive in the tiny town of Les Andelys. It's a winding walk up to the hill-top remains of Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart as part of his attempts to secure control of Normandy in 1196, which tower above the town, the river and the surrounding countryside, but the views are worth the effort.
Day 3: Caudebec, France
This morning you'll wake to find your river cruiser docked in Caudebec-en-Caux and the elegant, modern curve of the Pont de Brottonne dominating the view. Why not visit Caudebec's ornate Gothic church or join an excursion to the Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine?
Days 4 - 5: Rouen, France
Early this morning, A-ROSA VIVA will leave Caudebec and head back upriver to Rouen. Take a guided tour around the stunning medieval centre of the city, and discover the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc was burnt to death, the ornate one-handed clock-face of the Gros Horloge and the city's stunning Gothic cathedral. A-ROSA VIVA will spend the night and most of the following day here, leaving you plenty of time to explore the city's sights, cafes and bars by night and to see the sun rise above its magnificent skyline.
Day 6: Vernon, France
After another night cruising upstream, A-ROSA VIVA arrives in Vernon. Spend the morning strolling streets lined with medieval half-timbered buildings, cafes and colourful shops or take a trip to Monet's gorgeous gardens at Giverny, which lie just a mile or so away on the opposite bank.
Day 7: Paris
The French capital is a city of romance, sights and hidden secrets. From the art of the Louvre to the history of Versailles, and from the shopping of the Galeries Lafayette to the sophistication of the Cafe de Flore, 'la vie Parisienne' gives every aspect of the city a unique and elegant air.
Day 8: Fly back to the UK
Say goodbye to all your newfound friends on board as you begin your journey home.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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