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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 stay in Paris on this superb holiday along the Seine. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, complimentary drinks and all gratuities

Fly Cruise
10 nights from £2845pp

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 £1200 per couple! Subject to availability. Book by 30 Nov 2017

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 a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2 - Paris - Les Andelys

In 2017, enjoy scenic cruising to Les Andelys. On arrival, you can hike to King Richard the Lionheart's Chateau Gaillard or travel to the spectacular village of Lyons la Foret with an included cider tasting. Alternatively, visit the L'Arboretum de Lyons nature reserve. In 2018, 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.

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 or enjoy a cooking demonstration at a French Baking and Patisserie Institute (2017 only). 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, before re-boarding the ship and enjoying music by a local swing band. The following day, there is the option to visit the Normandy D-Day landing beaches. In 2017, there is also the option to explore Normandy's famous Calvados Route, admiring the beautiful villages along the way. In 2018, there is also the option to enjoy a guided tour of Etretat. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Caudebec-en-Caux

In 2017, enjoy a tour of the beautiful town of Etretat or explore the hilltop village of Bolbec and enjoy a visit to the Textile Museum and Normand Traditions Museum. Alternatively, head to the Seine Museum. For those feeling active, there is a guided bike ride to the village of Villequier for a visit to the Victor Hugo Museum. Scenic Enrich - Dine exclusively within Abbots Hall at Fecamp's Benedictine Palace and enjoy a live classical concert. In 2018, visit Fecamp and its magnificent palace or head to Bolbec and see the fabrics at the Textile Museum before travelling to the Normandy Traditions Museum. 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. In 2018, 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 Vicomte Palace, the inspiration for Versailles Palace. Vicomte Palace 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
  • Flights from selected 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

  • 22 Scenic FreeChoice options
  • Scenic Enrich: Dinner and an exclusive classical concert in Abbots Hall at Fecamp's Benedictine Palace (2017) or live classical concert at Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (2018)
  • 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£3545
May 08£3945£3745
May 18£3945£3545
May 28; Jun 07, 17£3945£3745
Jun 27£3945£3345
Jul 07, 27£3945£3545
Aug 06, 16, 26£3945£3345
Sep 05, 15, 25£3945£3545
Oct 05, 15£3245£2845

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Cat E Standard Suite.
  • 2017 Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • CAT D: £135pp
  • CAT C: £695pp
  • CAT BA/B/BD: £845pp/ £1095pp/ £1145pp
  • CAT PA/P/PD: £1095pp/ £1195pp / £1385pp
  • CAT R/RP: £2395pp/ £3495pp
  • 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
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