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

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 from £2449pp

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

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

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No single supplement on 13, 27 Dec 2019 departures! Applies to selected cabin categories. Not combinable with any other offer. Subject to availability

Save up to 10% on 2020 departures! Save 10% on Classic, Deluxe and French Balcony cabins, and save 5% on Suites. Book by 31 Jul 2019

Exclusive £50pp discount on 2019 departures!

Paris and the Seine Festive Markets Special Offer

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.

Discover the impressive Palace of Versailles, stroll around the atmospheric Christmas Market in the well-preserved city of Rouen and enjoy spectacular views of the River Seine in her winter splendour from the ruins of Chateau Gaillard.

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.

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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 - La Roche Guyon

Château La Roche Guyon dates back to the Middle Ages. Listen to the castles many stories. If you prefer a more active adventure, climb the 276 steps up to the chateau's fortress tower for amazing views over the village. Next, travel to Château de Bizy to enjoy a concert. For guests booked onto a 2020 Generations cruise, there is a Chateau La Roche-Guyon fortress tower climb. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (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, walk to Vieux Marche to see the spot where Joan of Arc was executed and visit the church where you can see the Christmas creche and enjoy a recital. For guests booked onto Generations departures, there is a tour of Rouen's clocktower and a painting class at Monet's studio (2020 only). (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. On 2019 Generations departures, guests can visit Versaille's Royal Gardens and perhaps take a rowing boat along the canal or cycle around the grounds. On 2020 Generations dates, there is a Versailles for Royals and Absolute Rulers. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Paris

Explore the centre of Paris on a walking tour, including the Notre Dame Cathedral which is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Throughout the day, you can take the shuttle from the ship to the Champs-Élysées Christmas markets. In 2020, there is also a bike ride along the Left Bank, and for Generations departures, there is a tasting of seasonal treats and visit to the Grande Roue. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Paris

Enjoy a private cocktail reception at the lavishly decorated 17th-century Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, hosted by the owner. The chateau combines magnificent architecture, luxurious decorations and a breathtaking garden. This evening, see the city aglow for the holidays on a special "Illuminations" tour. For guests booked onto 2020 Generations departures, there is a Scavenger hunt at Musee du Louvre and a tour of the Eiffel Tower. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Paris

Begin at the Place de l’Opéra, where you’ll go inside the famed Palais Garnier. Then continue to Le Printemps and Les Galeries Lafayette, two department stores which are lavishly decorated during the festive season. The more active may wish to explore a different side of the city on a bicycle ride to the Left Bank (2019 only). This evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 6th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2649
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £5149 Brochure Price from: £6849
      Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £6799
    • Dec 13th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2449
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4949 Brochure Price from: £6649
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £3099 Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6599
    • Dec 20th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2649
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £5149 Brochure Price from: £6849
      Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £6799
    • Dec 27th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2649
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £5149 Brochure Price from: £6849
      Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £6799

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 6th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £5599 Brochure Price from: £7399
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £5319 Blue Water Price from: £7029
    • Dec 13th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5399 Brochure Price from: £7199
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £5129 Blue Water Price from: £6839
    • Dec 20th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £5599 Brochure Price from: £7399
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £5319 Blue Water Price from: £7029
    • Dec 27th - Paris and back - Sailing on: Joie de Vivre From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £5599 Brochure Price from: £7399
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £5319 Blue Water Price from: £7029

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply
Map for Paris and the Seine Festive Markets