Day 1 - Paris
Depart on your railway journey to Paris today. On arrival you’ll board your ship, MS Botticelli, where you can meet the crew and enjoy a welcome drink before dinner. As you enjoy your evening meal, you can take in spectacular views of Paris’ illuminated landmarks – a truly unforgettable sight.
Day 2 - Paris
Why not delve into Paris’ iconic landmarks today on an optional guided tour of the city. The afternoon will be left free, so you can stroll around at your own pace. This evening you may choose to take in an optional cabaret performance.
Day 3 - Vernon
Today you’ll set sail for the historic town of Vernon. This afternoon, why not join an optional visit to the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, where you can learn about the renowned painter’s day-to-day life. Enjoy entertainment on board the ship this evening, before cruising to Duclair.
Day 4 - Duclair
Today you will arrive in Duclair. This afternoon, you can choose to join an optional guided tour of the Abbey Trail – a series of majestic abbeys along the River Seine. Later, you will cruise to Honfleur.
Day 5 - Honfleur
After breakfast, perhaps join an optional excursion to the Côte Fleurie – the coast of flowers. This afternoon, you can find out why Honfleur has inspired so many artists on an optional excursion. Alternatively, why not join a full-day guided tour, including lunch, to the beaches of the Normandy landings. Later, your ship will dock in the heart of Honfleur, with a free evening here.
Day 6 - Rouen
It’s worth being on deck early as MS Botticelli cruises along a superb valley, whose changing light has inspired many painters, and passes under the Normandy Bridge. On arrival in Rouen, why not join an optional guided tour of the city, regarded as Normany’s cultural, historic and gastronomic capital.
Later we include a visit to the Joan of Arc Museum. Find out all about the French heroine before enjoying an evening of entertainment on board as your ship overnights here.
Day 7 - Les Andelys
This morning you will cruise through the lock in Amfreville to Les Andelys. Here you can choose to join an optional guided visit to the Martainville Château. This evening, you’ll be served a farewell gala dinner as your cruise continues through the night.
Day 8 - Paris
Enjoy breakfast on board before arriving in Paris, where you’ll disembark. Transfer to the railway station for your rail journey back to the UK.
Please note: To maximise your enjoyment of this holiday a certain amount of walking is essential