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Paris, Normandy and the Seine

Paris, Normandy and the Seine

  • UK
  • Paris
  • Vernon
  • Duclair
  • Honfleur
  • Rouen
  • Les Andelys
  • Paris
  • UK

8 DAYS from £1839pp

Tour Highlights
  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price
  • Witness the iconic wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Norman Abbey Circuit, home to over 35 abbeys
  • Enjoy a tour of Cote Fleurie to visit Chateau du Breuil and delight in a wine tasting
  • Discover the atmospheric medieval quarter of Rouen
  • Tour Claude Monet' house and gardens with a visit to the Claude Monet Foundation

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Paris, Normandy and the Seine

Beginning in one of the world's most beautiful cities, set sail from Paris along the serene Seine river for an eight day cruise, passing some of Normandy's most stunning communes and picture-postcard sceneries. Along the way, a number of optional trips are on offer including a visit to Claude Monet's elegant home, a fascinating tour of the Normandy landing beaches and a guided Parisian city walk.

River Cruise Itinerary

UK to Paris

Depart the UK on your scheduled flight or Eurostar train to Paris. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship. Board your ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail. Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Paris. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship. Board your ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail. You will board your ship at 6pm. If your arrival is before this time, you will be transferred to the docking area where you will be able to leave your luggage. You are then free to explore the city at your own pace until it is time to board your ship.

  • Dinner

Explore the cultural city of Paris with a guided tour, taking in the highlights synonymous with romance and elegance. Enjoy the city's timeless artistic treasures and architectural wonders, crowned by the iconic wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower. Later on in the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Paris to Duclair

Today, enjoy a tour of the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, where the house and gardens of the prolific artist are preserved. Later, sail towards the dramatic island castle of Mont Saint-Michel. Finish your day with an evening of on-board entertainment before you sail towards Duclair.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Duclair to Honfleur

Once in Duclair, spend the afternoon exploring the Norman Abbey Circuit, a circuit of over 35 abbeys, each unique in its architecture and beauty.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning, embark on a guided tour of Honfleur before heading out on a tour of Cote Fleurie (the aptly-named 'flowered coast'), to visit the Chateau du Breuil. Complete your tour with a wine tasting of the highly regarded Calvados and pommeau.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Honfleur to Rouen

This morning, enjoy some cruising before you arrive in Rouen for a tour of this engaging city, where Joan of Arc met her death. The city boasts a lovingly restored medieval quarter and a Gothic cathedral.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Rouen to Les Andelys

Relax on board this morning whilst cruising, before leaving for a tour of the majestic Martainville Chateau. End the day with a gala dinner and evening of entertainment.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Les Andelys to Paris to the UK

Cruise back to Paris this morning where you will disembark the ship, by 9am, you will then be transferred for the return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


A visa is not required for your entry into France. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

our initial flight to Paris (CDG) is with EasyJet, from London Gatwick. Alternatively to flying, you can take the train to Gare du Nord, Paris with Eurostar departing from London St. Pancras.
EasyJet - Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage and one personal item (such as a handbag or laptop case). Weight/height restrictions will be finalised on your final documents. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight/Eurostar details, including terminal, airline and baggage allowance, will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. A printed E-ticket is no longer required at check-in, all you need to do is present your passport to the staff at the desk and your boarding pass will be given to you.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This cruise is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Tour Guide

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in France is the Euro, we recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned in your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2023 Dates
22 Sep 202329 Sep 2023£2069
2024 Dates
24 Apr 202401 May 2024£1799
21 May 202428 May 2024£1999
14 Jun 202421 Jun 2024£1999
07 Jul 202414 Jul 2024£1599
19 Jul 202426 Jul 2024£1699
04 Aug 202411 Aug 2024£1799
28 Aug 202404 Sep 2024£1799
18 Sep 202425 Sep 2024£1999
12 Oct 202419 Oct 2024£1999

Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Additional Expenses

  • Optional Excursions
Important Notice

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

What to expect

Fact File


Average Flying time

1 hour

Min/Max temperature

8 °C / 25 °C

When to go

Please see the weather charts below.


What to pack
  • Warm Clothes in case of cold weather (Jumper and Jacket)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Suncream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses and plastic bags
  • Towel and Swimsuit
  • Rucksack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Travel Plug Adapter
MS Botticelli

75 cabins. Cabins are well appointed and spacious. Amenities include a lounge and bar, a large sun deck and more.

24th April, 23rd May & 28th August departures

MS Renoir

78 cabins. Both the upper and main decks feature large windows. Amenities include lounge bar, sundeck, gift shop and more.

Onboard facilities include...

All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a souvenir shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

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