Impressions of Paris & Northern France

8-days Paris-Le Havre-Paris

Fares From £1,795 pp

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No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise

Impressions of Paris & Northern France – Cruise Summary


On this cruise you will discover why northern France has remained such a unique and distinctive muse for so many great artists over the centuries. Experience an intense insight into French life combined with inspirational landscapes and stunning natural beauty. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of delightful little towns, admire the imposing Chalk Cliffs on the Alabaster Coast and relax on a stroll through the small seafaring and artistic town of Honfleur. See why Claude Monet was so inspired by the gardens of his home in Giverny and spend the day in historic Rouen. Paris forms the crowning glory of your cruise, including the chance to enjoy Montmartre and the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1: Paris

Fly/rail from London to Paris and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 16:00 to 18:00


Day 2: Rouen

Arrival 16:00 – Departure 19:00

Guided tour through the “Gothic open-air museum” of Rouen, home to historic church towers and half-timbered houses.


Day 3: Le Havre

Arrival 05:00 – Departure 19:00

Excursion to the picturesque seafaring and artistic town of Honfleur.

Guided tour of Le Havre with a subsequent excursion to the picturesque seaside resort of Étretat on the high Chalk Cliffs of the Alabaster Coast.



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Arrival 02:00 – Departure 13:00

Excursion to monastery road to see the impressive Jumièges monastery and St. Martin de Boscherville.


Arrival 19:00 – Departure 23:30

Enjoy an evening of French chanson on board.



Day 5: Vernon

Arrival 08:00 – Departure 14:00

Excursion to Giverny including Monet’s house with its paradisical garden and famous water lily pond.

Day 6: Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

Arrival 00:30 – Departure 14:00

Excursion to the historic Château de Chantilly, as seen in the James Bond film, “A View to a Kill”.


Arrival 19:30

Visit to a Cabaret show in Paris in the evening.

Day 7: Paris

Guided tour through the cosmopolitan city of Paris for famous sights including the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées.

Montmartre excursion with a visit to the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica.


Day 8: Paris

Disembarkation until 09:00

Transfer to Paris Airport/Rail Station for return journey home or extend your stay with a Paris City Stay Package (pricing on request)

The excursions marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.


  • River cruise through Normandy, which inspired world-famous artists such as Claude Monet
  • Picturesque villages and wild, romantic countryside
  • The Alabaster Coast of Étretat
  • The Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre in Paris, the start and end of your cruise
  • Unforgettable, unique and glamorous: experience a Parisian cabaret show!

Sailing Dates

Fares from £1,795pp

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  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7-night cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome and farewell reception with the Captain
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Services of the Cruise Director and local guides
  • Sennheiser audio headsets on all excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise.

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