Paris, Normandy and the Delights of the Seine 2022 A-ROSA River Cruise
As your A-ROSA river cruise vessel carries you gently downriver from Paris and back again, you'll have time to unwind and enjoy all the benefits of your Premium Inclusive package. And, whether that means cocktails and conversation at the bar, a leisurely meal from the ship's gourmet buffet and live cooking stations, or treating yourself to a little extra luxury and a pre-booked private meal in the elegant dining room, you can be sure that your time on board will be yours to fill as you please.
The choice and freedom to explore at your leisure continues on shore at each new port of call. Uncover the true story of Joan of Arc when in Rouen or venture further afield on an organised bike ride, join the included excursion from Caudebec-en-Caux to artists' retreat Honfleur, before rounding off your week with a full day and evening discovering the famous landmarks, fascinating museums, pavement cafes, jazz clubs, restaurants, celebrated cabarets and spectacular illuminated architecture of Paris, the 'City of Light'.
Travel to Paris then head to St Denis, in the north of the city, where A-ROSA VIVA waits, ready to get underway as evening falls.
A-ROSA VIVA will head upriver to Rouen, arriving mid-afternoon. Enjoy the stunning medieval centre of the city, and discover the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc was burnt to death, the ornate one-handed clock-face of the Gros Horloge and the city's stunning Gothic cathedral.
A-ROSA VIVA will spend the day here, leaving you plenty of time to explore the city's sights, cafes and bars.
This morning you'll wake to find your river cruiser docked in Caudebec-en-Caux and the elegant, modern curve of the Pont de Brottonne dominating the view. On 2022 sailings, an excursion to Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine is included which also takes in pretty Deauville on the Normandy coastline and a Calvados tasting.
A-ROSA VIVA will spend the evening in Caudebec, giving you the freedom to spend a leisurely evening exploring and perhaps enjoying a glass ashore with the locals before returning to the ship.
After a morning cruising along the Seine you'll arrive in the tiny town of Les Andelys. It's a winding walk up to the hill-top remains of Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart as part of his attempts to secure control of Normandy in 1196, which tower above the town, the river and the surrounding countryside, but the views are worth the effort.
Enjoy a morning at Les Andelys before cruising downstream to Vernon, where you’ll spend the afternoon strolling streets lined with medieval half-timbered buildings, cafes and colourful shops or take a trip to Monet's gorgeous gardens at Giverny, which lie just a mile or so away on the opposite bank.
Late tonight, A-ROSA VIVA will leave Vernon behind to begin the final leg of your cruise back to Paris, arriving early the following evening.
The French capital is a city of romance, sights and hidden secrets. From the art of the Louvre to the history of Versailles, and from the shopping of the Galeries Lafayette to the sophistication of the Cafe de Flore, 'la vie Parisienne' gives every aspect of the city a unique and elegant air.
If this is your first time in the city (and even if it's not) why not join our optional tour of the city's world-famous sights, then explore under your own steam? The fascinating, cafe-lined streets of the Latin Quarter are the perfect place to enjoy a meal or relax with a drink as you watch the world go by.
Say goodbye to all your newfound friends on board as you begin your journey home.
|Date||Fares from (pp)|
|12 May 2022||£1,969|
|16 June 2022||£1,979|
|21 July 2022||£1,979|
|18 August 2022||£2,025|
|8 September 2022||£1,839|
|6 October 2022||£1,499|
- 7 nights' Premium Inclusive cruise accommodation
- Return travel from the UK
- Included coach transfers to the ship
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- On-board activities and entertainment
- Gourmet buffet dining with live cooking stations
- Flexible mealtimes
- A FREE unlimited Premium Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
- Occasional regional treats and specialities to complement your destination that day
- Afternoon tea with freshly prepared cakes and pastries
- 15 per cent off on a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the on-board spa, SPA-ROSA
- The services of a Cruise Director and experienced English-speaking crew
- All port taxes and surcharges
- An overnight stay in Rouen
- Included tour to Honfleur and Deauville on the Normandy coast from Caudebec-en-Caux
- Call in Les Andelys, beneath ancient Chateau Gaillard
- An afternoon in medieval Vernon
- An overnight stay in Paris