Summertime Gardens and Medieval Cities

An 8-night no-fly cruise from Bristol Avonmouth exploring the historic French towns of Rouen and Honfleur and the charming Dutch capital of Amsterdam, with optional excursions to Tresco's Abbey Gardens and Monet's house at Giverny

Summertime Gardens and Medieval Cities

8 nights from £615pp

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With five fascinating ports of call and the opportunity to explore beautiful gardens, this is a superb summertime cruise.

Explore Tresco's stunning Abbey Gardens on an optional tour from St Mary's, the largest of the inhabited Scilly Isles and admire the picturesque waterfront of St Peter Port, a charming town loyal to the British Crown.

Enjoy an overnight stay in Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy with its magnificent gothic churches and maze of cobblestone streets. Perhaps take the optional excursion to Monet's house and garden at Giverny, before Azores cruises the River Seine to Honfleur, a town which has attracted many renowned painters and writers over the years.

With more bicycles than permanent residents, Amsterdam is both charming and quirky. See the impressive merchants' mansions which line the serene canals and perhaps visit one of the city's superb galleries or museums during your stay here, before heading to Hull where this holiday comes to an end.

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Summertime Gardens and Medieval Cities Itinerary

Day 1 - Bristol Avonmouth (UK)
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Embark Azores in Bristol Avonmouth.
Day 2 - St Marys (Isles of Scilly) (by launch or tender)
Britain's only island archipelago, the Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary's is the largest of the inhabited islands and a delight to explore. Hugh Town is considered the hub of the island's activity. The island of Tresco, the only privately-owned island is home to the famous Abbey Gardens. Optional excursions explore St Mary's and and Tresco.
Day 3 - St Peter Port (Guernsey) (by launch or tender)
Castle Cornet has stood guard over St Peter Port for over 800 years. See the picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings and stroll along the cobbled streets. Guensey is local to the British crown and this is reflected in the Anglo-French ambiance.
Day 4 - Rouen (France)
Rouen is the historic capital of Normandy and known as the city of a hundred spires. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and see the impressive Cathedrale Notre Dame in the Old Town. The Place du Vieux-marche is the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Further up the River Seine is the village of Giverny, the home of Claude Monet.
Day 5 - Rouen - Honfleur
Spend the morning exploring the city, before Azores cruises the River Seine to Honfleur, arriving around 11pm.
Day 6 - Honfleur
Many renowned painters have been attracted to charming Honfleur with its cobblestone streets and beautiful old harbour. Perhaps visit some of the art galleries, boutiques and souvenir shops during your time here.
Days 7-8 - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - At sea
With more bicycles than permanent residents, Amsterdam is a quirky city. Magnificent gabled houses and merchants mansions line picturesque canals. See the Royal Palace in the centre of the city or perhaps visit some of the galleries and museums, including Anne Frank House. Around midday on Day 8, Azores leaves Amsterdam and heads to Hull where this cruise comes to an end.
Day 9 - Hull (UK)
Disembark Azores in Hull. There is a complimentary coach transfer from Hull to Bristol Avonmouth.
Please note that in the event of adverse weather or sea conditions that prevent the vessel from calling at one of the scheduled ports of call, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

Price Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Informative guest lectures
  • Complimentary post-cruise coach transfer from Hull to Bristol Avonmouth
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard
  • Child-free ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Transport to and from the ship at the beginning and end of the cruise
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Gratuities
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  • Please note: There is a complimentary post-cruise coach transfer from Hull to Bristol Avonmouth.
  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat 1 cabin. Single cabins are available at a supplement
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  • Ocean View cabin - from £410pp
  • Junior Suite - from £1700pp
  • Deluxe Balcony Suite - £2680pp
  • Owners Suite - £3060pp
  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: from £309
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