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

Impressions of the Seine

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

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £1727pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Honfleur, France
  • Monmartre Sacre, Paris
  • D-Day
  • Rouen

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

AMA Waterways

Save up to 30%! Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Jan 2018

No single supplement on selected departures! Applies to 22, 29 Mar; 5 Apr; 11, 18 Oct and 1 Nov departures. Excludes suites and is not combinable with any other offer. Book by 31 Jan 2018

Impressions of the Seine Special Offer

Begin your journey through northern France in Paris, the "City of Light," where you will embark your cruise. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived for 43 years, before exploring Honfleur, a charming French harbour town made famous from artist's paintings.

Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, followed by an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches. Visit the charming town of Les Andelys, home of the impressive Chateau Gaillard.

Your spacious ship offers a choice of eating areas with open seating and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, outdoor decks, and three lounges. Large cabins offer plush bedding, sitting area and free internet access.

F382 Operated by AMA Waterways


Paris and Normandy

Day 1 - Paris (France)

Embark AmaLyra in Paris and enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board tonight. (D)

Day 2 - Vernon

Cruise along the Seine this morning to Vernon to enjoy free time exploring the town. This afternoon visit Giverny where you can tour the house and beautiful gardens of Claude Monet which featured in some of his most famous paintings, or visit the palace and enchanting gardens of Chateau de Bizy. Ship moors overnight in Vernon. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Caudebec-en-Caux or Le Havre

After a morning cruising along the Seine, arrive at Caudebec (2017) or Le Havre (2018) from where you can choose to visit the picturesque port of Honfleur which inspired many artists including Monet, or choose the 'Routes des Abbayes' tour spotlighting Normandy's famous abbeys. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Caudebec-en-Caux

Today choose from a full 'D-Day Remembered' excursion to the US sector, visiting the village of Arromanches, the US Cemetery and Omaha Beach, or tour Gold and Juno beaches with visits to Pegasus Bridge and the Canadian cemetery. The third option is to rural Normandy and a tour of a Calvados distillery to sample apple cider and brandy. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rouen

Enjoy a walking tour of medieval Rouen and see the imposing cathedral which was painted by Monet, and walk to the square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Spend time at leisure or take the guided bike tour along the Seine. In 2018 there is also the option to explore the Jewish area of Rouen. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Les Andelys

Enjoy a scenic cruise to the village of Les Andelys, site of Chateau Gaillard, built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. Tour the ruins of this former stronghold of the Middle Ages, or join the guided bike tour through Les Andelys, before continuing your cruise along the Seine. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Conflans

Today choose from two excursions. Visit Chateau Malmaison, a small castle which was once home to Napoleon Bonaparte. Alternatively travel to Auvers-sur-Oise which is famous for a number of painters who lived there including Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh. An 'Artists Walk' takes you to the sites associated with the artists and visit Auberge Ravouz, known as the 'Home of Van Gogh. The ship departs in the afternoon and arrives in Paris this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Paris

This morning after breakfast, disembark your cruise in Paris. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin on AmaLyra
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (2018 only)
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris Extension Extend your holiday with a 2-night post-cruise stay in Paris. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2017: Mar 23, 30; Jul 6; Aug 3; Nov 2
  • 2018: Mar 22, 29; Jul 19; Aug 2; Nov 8

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Mar 22£1495£1795
Mar 29£1427£1727
Apr 05£1845£2145
Apr 12£2261£2561
Apr 26; May 03£2461£2761
May 10, 17, 24; Jun 07, 14, 21£2528£2828
Jun 28£2353£2653
Jul 05£2286£2586
Jul 19; Aug 02£2461£2761
Aug 16£2528£2828
Aug 30; Sep 06, 13, 27£2661£2961
Oct 04£2595£2895
Oct 11£2353£2653
Oct 18£2286£2586
Oct 25£2153£2453
Nov 01£1521£1821
Nov 08£2128£2428

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request
  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available, please contact us for details
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