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Seine River Cruises and Paris

Journey from the city of Paris to historic towns and through the scenery of Impressionist painters to the Normandy coast

Glide past storybook chateaux and medieval towns, and explore the enchanting gardens and artistic legacy of the River Seine on this unique journey to Honfleur and the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy.

On the Seine a highlight is Monet’s house and garden at Giverny and other villages made famous by the Impressionist painters including picturesque Les Andelys, birthplace of the artist Poussin. In ancient Rouen see the Market Place where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, and the cathedral painted so often by Monet.

At the mouth of the River Seine explore Honfleur, a fishing town with a colourful harbour much loved by painters. Some itineraries offer excursions to the famous WWII landing beaches of Normandy.

Seine Highlights

Giverny (France)
The small village of Giverny has outdoor cafés, narrow lanes, brightly-painted houses, the Impressionist Museum and Claude Monet's lovely house and gardens. Visitors to his green-shuttered house will see the yellow and blue rooms, and the tranquil Japanese water garden and bridge which were the subject of some of his most famous works.
Honfleur (France)
Lovely Honfleur was immortalised by Monet, and the brightly-painted boats and tall houses at Vieux Bassin are just as enchanting today. Quaint streets and artists' workshops lead to the medieval centre, and not to be missed is the oldest wooden church in France, St Catherine's.
Paris (France)
Explore Paris and soak up its unique atmosphere. There are many options, including the artists' district of Montmartre, the Louvre, the Georges Pompidou Centre, Musee d'Orsay, the Latin Quarter and Notre Dame Cathedral, and of course, the Eiffel Tower. The Champs Elysees leading to the Arc de Triomphe is one of the memorable views of Paris
Rouen (France)
Rouen is the capital of Upper Normandy, and has a picturesque medieval quarter of glaze-tiled and timbered houses. Joan of Arc was imprisoned in a tower and burnt at the stake in the marketplace in Rouen. The city is well-known for its astronomical clock and the famous cathedral which was painted several times by Monet

Our Favourite River Seine Cruises

Gems of the Seine

Exclusive discount of up to £2560 per couple!

Impressions of the Seine

Superb savings on 2015 dates - flight inclusive package from just £1749pp!

Normandy Landing Beaches

Exclusive discount of £1200pp on 2 Jun - now from just £1235pp!

All River Seine Cruises

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Viking River CruisesViking River Cruises

  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with meals on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/EUR passengers

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Paris and the Heart of Normandy

7 Nights - Paris and back

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Neptune Viking Neptune

Explore the magnificent city of Paris, visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny and see the Normandy beaches. Includes flights, transfers and excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Paris and the Heart of Normandy River Seine Cruise
From £1345pp
Book now for an exclusive discount of up to £550pp!

CroisiEuropeCroisiEurope

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Fixed seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly European passengers
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board (1 April – 31 Oct departures only)

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Paris City Break

3 Nights - Paris and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Seine Princess

This is the perfect way to explore Paris in the winter with the ship based in Paris and Le Pecq, and optional excursions available to the city's highlights River Cruise

Paris Cruise Break
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Paris and the Normandy Coast

4 Nights - Paris and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Seine Princess

A relaxing short breakfrom Paris to Honfleur with the chance to visit the Cote Fleurie and Deauville, including unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Paris and the Normandy Coast Seine River Cruise
From £498pp
Second passenger cruises half price! Now from just £498pp.

Festive Paris

4 Nights - Paris and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Botticelli Botticelli

Celebrate the festive season on your floating hotel from Paris through scenic Normandy to the historic towns of Rouen and Honfleur River Cruise

2015 - Dec

Paris Festive Cruise
From £615pp
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River Seine and Paris at New Year

4 Nights - Paris and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Renoir Renoir

See in the New Year on the comfort of a floating hotel from Paris through Normandy to the coast and back, with the ship moored in the centre of Paris for the occasion River Cruise

2015 - Dec

River Seine and Paris New Year Cruise
From £664pp
Save an extra 5% on all flight inclusive package prices!

Paris and the River Seine

6 Nights - Paris to Honfleur

CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Seine Princess

Explore the magnificent cities of Paris and Rouen and the charming town of Honfleur, including unlimited complimentary drinks onboard and optional shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Paris and the River Seine Cruise to Honfleur
From £886pp
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Paris and Normandy

7 Nights - Paris and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Seine Princess

Discover the magical city of Paris and the delightful Normandy coast, taking in Vernon, Honfleur and Les Andelys on this superb value voyage with included unlimited complimentary drinks on board, and optional shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Paris and Normandy River Seine Cruise
From £1020pp
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  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Includes gratuities
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board (and at all times on some itineraries)
  • Informal dress code
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/AUS/US passengers
  • Home-to-airport transfers within 75 miles of chosen airport

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Paris and Normandy

7 Nights - Paris and back

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

See charming riverside towns, historic cities and spectacular scenery along the Seine through the heart of Normandy. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Paris and Normandy River Seine Cruise
From £2495pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Avalon WaterwaysAvalon Waterways

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner on board
  • Includes gratuities
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers

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Normandy Landing Beaches

7 Nights - Paris and back

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Creativity Avalon Creativity

Superb value voyage along the Seine from Paris to charming towns and the Normandy landing beaches of World War II. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions. Eurostar option is also available River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Normandy Landing Beaches River Seine Cruise from Paris
From £1235pp
Exclusive discount of £1200pp on 2 Jun - now from just £1235pp!

Grand France

15 Nights - Paris to Côte d'Azur

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Creativity Avalon Creativity

Combine the Rhone, Saone and Seine rivers and explore both northern and southern France on this 15-night cruise holiday taking in the pictureque countryside and historic sites in Normandy, Burgundy and Provence. Includes flights, transfers and private home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Grand France River Seine and River Rhone Cruise
From £3022pp
Save £1000 per couple plus low deposit on 2016 dates!

Riviera TravelRiviera Travel

  • Includes Eurostar or flights from UK
  • Open seating for meals
  • Included shore excursions
  • Choice of dining options
  • British passengers
  • Informal dress code

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Paris and Normandy on the Seine

7 Nights - Paris and back

Riviera Travel Ship - Swiss Sapphire Swiss Sapphire

Learn about the history of the D-Day landings and visit the picturesque towns made famous by impressioniste artists as you journey from Paris to the Normandy Coast. Includes shore excursions and Eurostar or return flights from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Jun, Jul, Aug

Paris and Normandy on the Seine River Cruise
From £1299pp

AMA WaterwaysAMA Waterways

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/AUS passengers

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Impressions of the Seine

7 Nights - Paris and back

AMA Waterways Ship - AMA Aria Class ship AMA Aria Class ship

Highlights of this fantastic voyage from Paris including a visit to Monet's garden at Giverny, the picturesque port of Honfleur and the historic World War II sites of Normandy. Includes shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Gardens and Impressions of the Seine - River Cruise from Paris to Normandy
From £1407pp
Superb savings on 2015 dates - flight inclusive package from just £1749pp!

Amadeus River CruisesAmadeus River Cruises

  • Quality boutique ships with superb Austrian hospitality
  • Wide choice of optional excursions for complete flexibility
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Choice of dining options
  • UK, US and European passengers
  • Smart casual dress

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La Belle France

7 Nights - Paris and back

Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Diamond Amadeus Diamond

Visit charming villages which inspired famous artists and discover historical gems on this brand new itinerary along the beautiful River Seine River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov

La Belle France cruise on the Seine
From £932pp

Scenic ToursScenic Tours

  • Travel package from UK
  • Butler service in all cabins
  • Shore excursions included
  • Balcony cabins available
  • Complimentary drinks on board throughout cruise
  • Gratuities included
  • Informal dress code
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Open seating for meals
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

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Gems of the Seine

10 Nights - Paris and back

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Gem Scenic Gem

Enjoy two overnight stays in Paris, visit Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny and stroll through quaint towns and villages including charming Honfleur and historic Rouen. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, complimentary drinks and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Gems of the Seine River Cruise from Paris
From £2965pp
Exclusive discount of up to £2560 per couple!

UniworldUniworld

  • Includes return travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Unlimited beverages on board (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore

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Paris and the Seine Festive Markets

7 Nights - Paris and back

Uniworld Ship - River Baroness River Baroness

Explore magical Christmas Markets and sample seasonal delights on this festive holiday from Paris along the beautiful River Seine. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - Dec

Paris and the Seine Festive Markets Cruise
From £2094pp
Save £100pp - now from just £2094pp!

Normandy Coast from Paris

7 Nights - Paris and back

Uniworld Ship - River Baroness River Baroness

Discover the beaches of Normandy, the historic city of Rouen and Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny on this 7-night voyage from Paris. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Normandy Coast from Paris River Seine Cruise
From £2454pp
Save £100pp - now from just £2414pp!

Portrait of Majestic France

14 Nights - Paris to Bordeaux

Uniworld Ship - River Baroness River Baroness

This holiday combines a 7-night cruise along the River Seine, made famous by Impressionist artists, with a 7-night cruise through the wine region of Bordeaux. Includes return flights from the UK and unlimited beverages on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Portrait of Majestic France
From £4338pp
Save £200pp - now from just £4148pp!

Grand France

14 Nights - Paris to Avignon

Uniworld Ship - River Baroness River Baroness

This unique voyage combines Northern France along the Seine visiting the historic Normandy beaches and Southern France along the Rhone through Provence. Includes return flights from the UK and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Grand France - Seine and Rhone River Cruise
From £5238pp
Save £200pp - now from just £4908pp!
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Norway Coastal Voyages
Norway Coastal Voyages

Save an exclusive £50pp plus receive up to £100pp OBC on selected flight inclusive departures. Book by 30 Apr 2015

Norway Coastal
CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages or receive £50 M&S vouchers for all cruise only bookings! Offers end 31 Mar 2015

CroisiEurope
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Second passenger travels free on selected 2015 departures! Plus save up to £1000 per couple plus low deposit on 2016 dates!

Avalon Waterways
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Save up to £2100 per couple on all 2015 departures! Book by 31 Mar 2015

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