NEW About the tour: Cruise the River Seine – Normandy Coast to Paris

Enjoy a leisurely, scenic cruise along Northern France's most famous river, the Seine. Step onboard the M.S. Botticelli and relax as your cruise takes you to the charming town of Honfleur, the splendid Cote Fleurie, the fascinating city of Paris and to the stunning gardens of French Impressionist artist, Claude Monet. You’ll also have chance to explore dazzling palace of Versailles on this wonderful and varied river cruise.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights cruising with full board and selected drinks included on board ship
  • 2 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

7 days from £1,099 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach, then to Honfleur, where we board our cruise ship for four nights.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Today we enjoy our included guided walking tour of Honfleur. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has retained the landmarks of its rich past, making it one of the most visited towns in France.

    We begin our tour at the Vieux Bassin, one of the most charming sites in the city. The narrow houses squeezed against each other are quite a unique sight. Next, we will see Saint Catherine’s Church, the largest wooden church in France. We will then head for the original 17th-century Salt Halls (Greniers à Sel), now used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. Destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries, only to be partially burned down again during the Wars of Religion.

    This afternoon, join our included excursion, as we discover the Côte Fleurie and taste some Calvados, the famous apple brandy. First stop is Deauville, the glamorous Normandy resort, and a symbol of elegance, prestige and sophistication. Enjoy a stroll along the famous floorboards that were built in 1923 along the beach, allowing women to enjoy the seaside without spoiling their dresses.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Honfleur
    Honfleur Guided Walking Tour

    Included highlights

    • Honfleur Guided Walking Tour
    • Côte Fleurie

    Join our optional guided tour of Rouen. The historic centre of the city and its famous cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the ship. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy’s cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital.

    Notre-Dame Cathedral is renowned for the juxtaposition of all the Gothic periods - especially on the façade, which Monet painted time and again, reflecting its glory in different lights. Destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841 and, partially, in 1944, by allied bombardments, the cathedral continues to be a perpetually evolving structure.

    We will then head to the market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431. The Gros-Horloge, or Great Clock, is one of the most emblematic monuments in the city. The Gothic belfry has housed the communal bells and clock of the city since its construction at the end of the 14th century.

    Finally, we will visit the Saint Joan of Arc Church. Located on the Old Market Place, this large monument’s construction ended in 1979 and was built both in honour of the Saint. We'll return on board in the evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Rouen

    Optional highlights

    • Rouen Guided Walking Tour

    Join our optional excursion to Versailles, home to the famous château and gardens, originally created for Louis XIV. Admire the magnificent gardens or château from this once opulent era (château entrance is at extra cost and is subject to local queueing times).

    Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gardens, or along Versailles own Grand Canal, or why not discover the many fountains and pools, with their displays' fine sculpture.

    Our ship will then cruise through the impressive futuristic business district of La Defense. We will arrive in Paris in the evening and tonight we will enjoy our gala evening and dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Gardens of the Versailles Palace, France
    Gardens of the Versailles Palace, France

    Optional highlights

    • Versailles

    After disembarkation, we spend the day in Paris. Join our optional, guided sightseeing tour, which takes in the famous Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and Place de la Concorde.

    During your time in Paris, why not explore the best that the city has to offer? From world-famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sacre Coeur, this iconic metropolitan city is truly remarkable.

    The global centre for art, fashion gastronomy and culture, you’re sure to be impressed with what Paris has to offer.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included highlights

    • Paris

    Today, we will enjoy an included excursion to Giverny in Normandy to visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet.

    The artist lived here from 1883 until his death in 1926, and today his house and in particular the gardens, made famous by his painting of the water lilies, have been restored to Monet’s original designs.

    His gardens, stretching from his house down to the river, provided the inspiration for many of his famous paintings, such as the series of ‘Nympheas’ or Water Lilies and his ‘Pont Japonais’ or Japanese Bridge, which has also been rebuilt for visitors to enjoy.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Monet's Garden
    Monet's Garden

    Included highlights

    • Monet's Garden

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Please Note: At some ports of call, a degree of walking will be involved to join our coach. Due to limited docking facilities, it may be necessary to dock alongside another ship, to gain access to the shore.

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person).

    NEW Cruise the River Seine – Normandy Coast to Paris 7 days from £1,099pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will cruise for four nights on the 3-star M.S. Botticelli, part of the CroisiEurope fleet. The ship is fully air-conditioned and has two decks plus a sun deck. Facilities include a bar, restaurant and lounge. All cabins have en suite facilities, T.V., hairdryer, safe and radio. Drinks included with onboard meals: mineral water; house wine; beer; fruit juice; and tea or coffee.  Overnight stay in Paris will be in city-style hotels.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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