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11 Days | Gems of the Seine


Day 1 | Paris, France. On arrival into Paris be met and transferred from Charles de Gaulle airport to your luxurious Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’, where a warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board and settle into your cabin. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception. (D)

Day 2 | Paris. Les Andelys. Opportunities abound with your choice of a number of included Scenic FreeChoice options today. This afternoon, enjoy the unparalleled facilities and comfort of your riverboat as you sail the magnificent Seine River to Les Andelys. (FB,L,D)

Day 3 | Les Andelys. Rouen. With lush rolling hills scattered with charming French villages dotting the shores of this magnifi cent stretch of the Seine, today will delight with your choice of included Scenic FreeChoice tours, one of which is your chance to visit King Richard the Lionheart’s Château Gaillard. A truly wonderful end to a lovely day, why not relax on the Sun Deck this afternoon as the panoramas of this region come to you as you cruise leisurely onto Rouen. (FB,L,D)

Day 4 | Rouen. Once among the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of France from the 11th to the 15th Centuries. Possibly most renowned for its historical ties to Joan of Arc, where in 1431 this renowned heroine was accused of heresy and burned at the stake at the young age of 19. Your included Scenic FreeChoice options today include a full day excursion to the infamous Somme battlefields. Visit the many sights and memorials of this region that will remain forever marked in history for the battles fought on its soil and the many lives lost in World War I. (FB,L,D)

Day 5 | Rouen. With so much on offer, you’ll be delighted with your choices of included Scenic FreeChoice tours in Rouen today. Rouen is the historic capital of Normandy and offers a rich variety of attractions to choose from. This evening after a sumptuous dinner aboard, why not take a stroll through this illustrious city to capture its charms by moonlight. (FB,L,D)

Day 6 | Honfleur. Sail toward the open waters of the English Channel to arrive to France’s northern coastline. Honfleur is a charming port lapped by the waters of the English Channel where it meets the Seine. It is especially known for its beautiful old houses with slate covered frontages, painted many times by renowned artists including the famous impressionist artist, Claude Monet. Mentioned in historical documents dating back to as early as the year 1027 AD, by the middle of the 12th century the city of Honfleur represented a signifi cant transit point for goods from Rouen to England. Enjoy time at leisure to explore this remarkably picturesque town. (FB,L,D)

Day 7 | Honfleur. Perfectly positioned to explore the popular Normandy and Calvados regions of northern France, the choice is yours for your included Scenic FreeChoice. With such an historic and gentle landscape to explore, you’ll be delighted by the variety of your options today, one of which includes a full day tour of the Normandy beaches and its many signifi cant sites. With a day of sightseeing behind you, why not relax in the Panorama Lounge and share the highlights of your day with your fellow travellers, or perhaps go for a stroll in the picturesque port of Honfleur. (FB,L,D)

Day 8 | Caudebec-en-Caux. Enjoy your choice of included Scenic FreeChoice tours from this remarkable riverside community in northern France. Caudebec-en-Caux is one of numerous places in Normandy having names which are clearly derived from the Scandinavian language. Caudebec-en-Caux derives from the old Danish kaldr bekkr, meaning cold stream. Served by Pont de Brotonne, one of only three bridges built to cross the Seine downstream from Rouen since 1960, this small town has since become more easily accessible. A leisurely afternoon of sailing will carry us towards Vernon. (FB,L,D)

Day 9 | Vernon. Located between Normandy and the Isle de France regions, Vernon lies on the opposite bank of the River Seine from the equally popular town of Giverny. This region of France is quite famous as having evoked many beautiful paintings by some of history’s most famous artists, with Giverny playing host to the likes of Claude Monet who, after noticing the village through a train window decided to move there and eventually bought property there in 1890. With such a unique and diverse landscape of attractions to discover, a Rouen fabulous day is ensured through your choice of included Scenic FreeChoice tours today. SCENIC ENRICH A special evening concert exclusive to Scenic Tours guests. (FB,L,HD)

Day 10 | Conflans. Visit the quaint village of Conflans located in the north east of France, a region home to an impressive collection of aristocratic Châteaux, many with a history dating back centuries. Today explore this historic area on your choice of included Scenic FreeChoice tours including a visit to the charming village of Auvers-sur-Oise, known among other reasons for being the final resting place for Vincent van Gogh. This evening sail into the city lights of Paris. (FB,L,D)

Day 11 | Paris. Disembark. After breakfast this morning, disembark your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ and transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your onward or homeward flight. (FB)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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