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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Gems of the Seine

Explore the historic city of Rouen, charming port of Honfleur and Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, and enjoy a two-night stop in Paris on this superb holiday along the Seine. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, complimentary drinks and all gratuities

Fly Cruise
10 nights from £2745pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Paris
  • Honfleur
  • Giverny
  • Rouen Cathedral
  • Notre Dame, Paris

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Save up to £1000pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Applies to 2018 departures. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. Subject to availability. Book by 15 Mar 2018

2019 dates at 2018 prices - save £1000 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. Terms and conditions apply. Book by 30 Apr 2018

Gems of the Seine  Special Offer

Visit charming towns made famous by Impressionist artists, colourful gardens and historic landmarks on this 10-night river cruise from Paris through Northern France along the Seine.

Enjoy a tour of the impressive Château Gaillard or explore the beautiful village of Lyons la Forêt during your time in Les Andelys, before Scenic Gem heads to medieval Rouen, passing stunning scenery made famous by impressionist painters.

Discover the rural beauty of Normandy or visit the D-Day landing beaches from the charming town of Honfleur, before exploring Vernon, a region which inspired the Impressionist era. Art lovers will enjoy excursions to Claude Monet’s house and gardens in the village of Giverny and Vincent Van Gogh’s room in picturesque Auvers-sur-Oise.

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Gems of the Seine Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Paris (France)

Fly from a choice of regional airports or travel by Eurostar from St. Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord. A representative will transfer you to your luxury ship. Tonight enjoy dinner onboard. (D)

Day 2 - Paris - Les Andelys

Enjoy scenic cruising to Les Andelys. On arrival, perhaps enjoy a hike to Chateau Gaillard, head to Fleury-la-Foret Castle for a cider tasting or join a local guide for a walking tour of Les Andelys. (B,L,D)

Days 3-4 - Rouen

This morning we arrive in Rouen, renowned for its historical ties to Joan of Arc after being burned at the stake. Today there is the choice to discover Rouen on a walking tour. This evening, there is an onboard lecture about the Somme Battlefields. The following day, there is the choice to take an excursion to the Somme Battlefields including a visit to the Australian National Memorial which commemorates the 10,773 soldiers killed during World War II or alternatively visit the Museum of Fine Arts. (B,L,D)

Days 5-6 - Honfleur

Take in the passing scenery as you cruise to Honfleur. See the beautiful old houses on a guided walking tour or immerse yourself in the beautiful la Cote Fleurie region with a visit to Deauville. Later there is a Scenic Sundowner experience. Enjoy an exclusive cocktail event at the estate of Manoir d'Appreval. Reboard the ship and enjoy music by a local swing band (2018 only). The following day, there is the option to visit the Normandy D-Day landing beaches. There is also the option to enjoy a guided tour of Etretat. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Caudebec-en-Caux

Visit Fecamp and its magnificent palace or head to the charming village of Bolbec. For the more active, opt for the cycling tour to Villequier and the Victor Hugo Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Vernon

Spend the morning cruising to Vernon. This region of France was popular with many Impressionist artists. Visit Giverny and Monet's former house and gardens, take a self-guided cycle from Vernon to Giverny, or alternatively see the sights independently. There is a Scenic Enrich experience this evening. Enjoy a live classical concert at the impressive Chateau de La Roche-Guyon. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Conflans - Paris

Today there is the choice to visit the charming village of Auvers-sur-Oise including entry to Vincent Van Gogh's room or visit the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour. Later, see the illuminated sights of Paris as the ship arrives this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Paris

Visit one of Paris's local food markets with a chef, join a resident expert for a tour of the city or head to the magnificent 17th-century Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, the inspiration for Versailles Palace. Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte was featured in the James Bond movie, Moonraker. There is also the option to explore Paris independently. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Paris - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or take the Eurostar to London St Pancras. (B)

Itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all inclusive cruise on Scenic Gem
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports to Paris and return. Eurostar is also available - please contact us for details
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included)
  • Personal butler service with all cabins
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • On board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Special Features

  • 19 Scenic FreeChoice options
  • Scenic Enrich: Live classical concert at Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
  • Scenic Sundowner: Enjoy an afternoon cocktail at Manoir d'Apreval
  • Opportunities to explore independently with your Scenic Tailormade device

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Scenic Gem
Apr 28£3745£3495
May 08, 18, 28£3945£3445
Jun 07, 17£3945£3695
Jun 27£3945£2945
Jul 07, 27£3945£3445
Aug 06, 16, 26£3945£2945
Sep 05, 15, 25£3945£3445
Oct 05, 15£3245£2745

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Scenic Gem
Apr 28£3745£3245
Jun 11, 21; Jul 01, 21; Aug 07, 17; Sep 03, 13, 23£3945£3445
Oct 10£3245£2745

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Cat E Standard Suite.
  • 2018 Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • CAT D: £175pp
  • CAT C: £945pp
  • CAT BA/B/BD: £1145pp/ £1245pp/ £1445pp
  • CAT PA/P/PD: £1245pp/ £1345pp / £1745pp
  • CAT R/RP: £2745pp/ £3745pp
  • 2019 Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • CAT D: £175pp
  • CAT C: £795pp
  • CAT BA/B/BD: £995pp/ £1095pp/ £1295pp
  • CAT PA/P/PD: £1095pp/ £1195pp / £1595pp
  • CAT R/RP: £2595pp/ £3595pp
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