Romantic Seine 2021 APT River Cruise
From Paris, the splendour of the Seine unfolds spectacularly. Find Monet’s home and rambling gardens, delightful medieval towns, and a wealth of world war history. Then there’s the food, wine and the scenery, dotted with chateaux.
Fly from the UK to Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your river ship, docked on the Seine River. Enjoy some time to settle in before getting to know your fellow travellers and APT Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception.
This morning, discover the many charms of Paris during your selected sightseeing activity. Tonight, enjoy a memorable Signature Experience.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: This evening, enjoy a fabulous extravaganza at the Lido de Paris. Be entertained by the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys as they take you on a glittering journey filled with incredible set designs and dynamic dancing.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a delectable range of Paris’ fine food and gastronomic scene. Alternatively, visit Versailles and discover the magnificent splendour behind the grand Château de Versailles. Or, maybe enjoy the atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the famous Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: You may take a leisurely excursion to the medieval Château de la Roche-Guyon. Originally built in the 12th century to control a river crossing of the Seine, the castle sits atop a hill, with sweeping views of the small village below. Otherwise, get creative and enjoy an onboard impressionist water-colour painting class.
Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy’s most charming port town.
Arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and choose your sightseeing option.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps join a full day excursion tracing the events of D-Day - June 6th 1944 - taking in a number of beaches and significant sites. Or, visit the stunning Pays de Caux region to visit a cider farm for a tour and tasting.
Choose your sightseeing. Tonight, gather for a gala farewell dinner.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps spend a full day exploring the battlefields of the Somme. Visit the Franco-Australian Museum, then proceed to the Thiepval Memorial - which has inscribed the names of over 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who were reported missing in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War. Alternatively, a city tour will take you to some of Rouen’s most enthralling and iconic sights, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Gros Horloge and the Market Square where Joan of Arc was famously burnt at the stake. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf.
Dock in Vernon and travel to Giverny where you’ll select from two experiences.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Here you’ll visit Claude Monet’s house and colourful gardens, taking in scenes that inspired many of the Impressionist artist’s famous paintings. Alternatively, you may wish to embark on a bike ride, enjoying the scenery on your cycle from Vernon to Monet’s house.
Today your Romantic Seine journey draws to a conclusion. Farewell your wonderful crew as you disembark your ship after breakfast and are then transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
|Date||Fares from (pp)|
|16 September 2021||£3,545|
- Savings of up to £1,000pp - book by 31st October 2021
- Home-to-airport transfers by private car†
- Return scheduled flight from the UK
- 8-Days All Inclusive 5* River Cruise on board one of APT’s luxurious Aria River Ships
- Unique cultural experiences in up to 6 towns, villages and cities
- APT's Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice inclusions
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board+
- APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
- Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping