Explore northern France on this round trip cruise from Paris along the beautiful River Seine.
Embark your luxurious ship Amadeus Diamond in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world and cruise to Conflans. From here, enjoy an optional visit to the village of Auvers sur Oise where Vincent van Gogh and many of the Impressionists lived.
Explore the ancient city of Rouen, before spending two days in Caudebec en Caux. Choose from a fascinating selection of optional excursions, including a guided tour of Honfleur and a visit to the famous Normandy Beaches.
Visit Chateau Gaillard, the stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, discover Monet’s beautiful house and gardens at Giverny and admire the impressive Palace of Versailles on optional excursions, before heading back to Paris where this cruise comes to an end.
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La Belle France Itinerary
Day 1 - UK - Paris (France)
Fly from the UK to Paris and embark Amadeus Diamond late afternoon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on board. The ship sets sail for Conflans during dinner.
Day 2 - Conflans
Arrival in Conflans during breakfast. Join the optional excursion and follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists to the small town of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh is buried, before spending time at leisure this afternoon.
Day 3 - Rouen
This morning, enjoy an optional walking tour of Rouen, with highlights including the impressive Gothic cathedral and Le Gros Horloge. Return to the ship for lunch before setting off on an optional excursion along the Abbey Route. Countless churches, castles and abbeys await, including the Benedictine Abbey of Jumieges.
Day 4 - Le Havre
This morning, the ship docks at Le Havre. Today's excursions allow you to admire Normandy's wonderful scenery. This morning, take the optional tour to the Alabaster Coast and enjoy a walk along the clifftop paths of Etretat. This afternoon, take the opportunity to visit Honfleur on an optional excursion. The town is a jewel on the Cote Fleurie. Return to the ship for dinner.
Day 5 - Le Havre - Caudebec en Caux
There is an optional full-day excursion to the Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings. Visit the battlegrounds at Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach and the American military cemetery in Colleville. Alternatively, discover the rural charm of Normandy with visits to the towns of Caen, Bayeux and Pont l'Eveque. Rejoin the ship in Caudebec en Caux after excursions. This evening, return to the ship and cruise upstream back towards Paris.
Day 6 - Les Andelys – Vernon - Poissy
Disembark for an optional tour of Chateau Gaillard, the stronghold of Richard the Lionheart and Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverny, before rejoining the ship in Vernon. This afternoon, perhaps join the optional excursion to the magnificent Palace of Versailles, one of Europe's largest palaces. This evening, return to the ship, which has cruised to Poissy. Set sail for Paris. Captain's Gala Dinner this evening.
Day 7 - Paris
This morning, arrive in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. Perhaps take the optional tour of the city with highlights including the Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower. This afternoon, take the optional tour to the artists' district of Montmartre. Tonight, enjoy an optional boat trip along the illuminated Seine which showcases the city in all its splendour.
Day 8 - Paris - UK
Disembark Amadeus Diamond after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.