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Paris and the Seine Festive Markets

Explore magical Christmas Markets and sample seasonal delights on this festive holiday from Paris along the beautiful River Seine. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Christmas market
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Christmas baubles

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Explore Paris and the historic cities of Rouen and Vernon during the festive season. Shop for gifts at magical Christmas Markets and savour seasonal delights in traditional cafes.

Enjoy a concert at Chateau de Bizy, browse the delights at Rouen's Christmas market, and explore the ornate Palace of Versailles.

Conclude with three days in Paris, the "City of Light". See the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, sample seasonal treats in the Latin Quarter and visit some of the city's magical Christmas Markets.

H109 Operated by Uniworld


Paris and the Seine Festive Markets Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Paris (France)

Fly from the UK to Paris. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark the Joie de Vivre. (D)

Day 2 - Vernon

Enjoy a visit to Chateau de Bizy and take your seat in the marble-columned drawing room for a delightful concert. Alternatively, opt for the 'Let's Go' bike ride to Chateau de Bizy. Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Rouen

The well-preserved city of Rouen is the perfect setting for a Christmas Market. On a walking tour explore the medieval quarter with its spectacular Renaissance clock tower and walk to Vieux Marche to see the spot where Joan of Arc was executed. You'll also visit the Christmas market. Alternatively, enjoy a treat at La Couronne - tea and cake at the restaurant, or take your seat for a choir recital at the cathedral. For guests booked onto Generations departures, there is a tour of Rouen's clocktower. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Versailles

Visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles which was the official residence of France's royalty from 1682 until the revolution. Explore the opulent palace on a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive tour with a specialist guide. Alternatively, head to Chateau de Rueil Malmaison, home of Josephine and Napoleon. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Paris

Step inside the lavish Opera de Paris Garnier, before continuing to Le Printemps and Les Galeries Lafayette, two department stoes on Boulevard Haussmann. Later, you'll be treated to a Paris illuminations tour. For Generations departures, there is a Paris city roofs tour. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Paris

Join a local expert for a guided walk through two of our favourite neighborhoods in the “City of Light,” the Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter. Other excursions are heart of Paris cruise along the Seine, a 'Taste of Christmas' walking tour to Paris' Left Bank, and a 'Let's Go' bike ride. For Generations departures, there is a 'Taste of Christmas' with tasting and Ferris wheel. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Paris

After visiting Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV was so green with envy that he gave his modest hunting lodge a total makeover. See the inspiration for Versailles on an excursion to this elaborately decorated winter wonderland, where the owner will host a private reception for Uniworld guests. On Generations departures, there is a Scavenger hunt at Musee du Louvre. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Paris - 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

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air passenger Duty, port charges, airline imposed fuel surcharge
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