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The Three Rivers

Cruise along the scenic Seine, Gironde and Loire rivers and discover the historic cities of France, Spain and Portugal on this 14-night cruise. Includes return flight from the UK, 2-night hotel stay in Lisbon and guided shore excursions.

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £2695pp

Discovery Holiday
  • Rouen
  • Honfleur
  • Bordeaux vineyards
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Porto
  • Lisbon

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Join the delightful Aegean Odyssey in London and cruise the great rivers of France including one of the romantic waterways in the world, the Seine. Explore Rouen, the vibrant capital of Normandy or take enjoy a day trip to Paris.

Discover the quaint coastal town of Honfleur and sail the Loire for a morning in La Rochelle. Cruise along the Gironde to the world capital of wine, Bordeaux, to learn more about the art of wine-making including a tasting at a prestigious wine estate.

Admire the stunning setting of San Sebastian then tour La Coruna or explore the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. In Porto, visit the cathedral and enjoy a port wine tasting at a nearby wine estates. Then enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon with plenty of time to fully experience this captivating city.

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The Three Rivers Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Aegean Odyssey in London Tilbury.

Days 2-3 - Rouen (France)

Cruise along the Seine to Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, for an overnight stay. The following day explore Rouen, known as the city of a hundred spires, home to the impressive Cathedrale Notre Dame in the Old Town.

Day 4 - Honfleur

Learn about the history and heritage of Honfleur, which has long attracted artists, on a walking tour through this quaint town. See the 15th-century St Catherine's Church, the Salt Warehouses and the picturesque Old Port.

Day 5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - La Rochelle

Spend the morning in the charming coastal city of La Rochelle which has a maritime history that is reflected in its Vieux Port (Old Harbour).

Days 7-8 - Bordeaux

Cruise along the River Gironde to Bordeaux for a city tour to see the Palais Rohan, the 13th-century Cathedral of St Andrew and the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux. Alternatively there is a panormaic tour of the city followed by a drive through the world-famous vineyards to a prestigious wine estate for a wine tasting. The following morning there is an optional tour to the medieval village of St Emilion.

Day 9 - San Sebastian (Spain)

San Sebastian enjoys a glorious setting with a magnificent bay that’s lined with golden beaches. The resort is home to the attractive Parque de Cristina Enea, the striking Iglesia de San Vicente and beautiful belle epoque buildings. There are amazing views of the surrounding coastline and mountains from the summit of Monte Igueldo which can be reached by the funicular.

Day 10 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 11 - La Coruna

See the highlights of La Coruna on a guided tour, including the main plaza, the Archaeological Museum and the ancient Tower of Hercules, or join the full day trip to Santiago de Compostela to see the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela which has been a place of pilgrimage on the Way of St James since the early Middle Ages.

Day 12 - Porto (Portugal)

Porto's town centre dates mainly from the 18th century, where large squares and avenues contrast with the narrow streets of the old medieval quarters. On a city tour explore the Romanesque-style Cathedral and the Stock Exchange Palace then cross the Douro River by the unique double-decker Dom Luis Bridge to Gaia to visit a well-known wine cellar for a tasting of port wine.

Days 13-14 - Lisbon

Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to the hotel for a 2-night stay. Enjoy a city tour of Lisbon in the morning and discover the UNESCO-listed Monastery of Jeronimos, the Alfama Quarter and the beautiful Rossio Square. The following day there is time to explore the city at leisure, or perhaps join the optional excursion to the 18th-century Quelez National Palace, the famous Sintra village and the picturesque fishing village of Cascais.

Day 15 - Lisbon - UK

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.

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise
  • 2-night hotel stay in Lisbon
  • Return flight from Lisbon to the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner on board
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Lecture programme with expert guest speakers

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Beverages (other than those included with dinner)
  • Beauty and spa treatments, laundry, internet, telephone
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Map for The Three Rivers