Rivers & Cities of France
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Black Watch • W1718
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A scenic, 60 nautical mile cruise along the meandering River Seine is the perfect start to this relaxing autumn adventure, offering views of picture-perfect French countryside as you sail to Rouen. An overnight stay in this historic city affords you time to discover the plethora of highlights hidden within, including the must-visit Gothic Cathedral, Palais de Justice, and the exact spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Alternatively take a trip to Paris, where you could climb the iconic Eiffel Tower and wander along the Champs Elysées. A return cruise along the Seine is then followed by a short stop at the British island of Guernsey, where you can visit the house of Victor Hugo – the author of Les Misérables – and take advantage of the tax-free shopping in the pretty capital, St. Peter Port.
Returning to France, visit La Rochelle on a tour from La Pallice. It’s well worth taking the short journey to the ‘White City’ to wander the arcaded streets and see historic sites such as the 15th century town hall and the impressive towers which guard the harbour. La Pallice is also perfectly placed for tours to ‘Green Venice’, where wonderful waterways and protected marshlands can be explored on a delightful boat ride. Lorient was one of Germany’s most important U-Boat bases in World War Two and here you can admire the rebuilt post-war architecture; visit the concrete caverns of the imposing Keroman Submarine Base; or enjoy a relaxing drive along the picturesque coast – a world away from the battle-hardened centre of the city.
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Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationOctober 2017Wed 04Late PMEdinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh - Scotland's historic capital - is one of the U.K.'s finest cities. Combining beautiful architecture, engrossing cultures and an extensive heritage, this Scottish delight is a must-visit destination.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 06Early AMLate PMCruising River Seine
Cruising River Seine
Experience the unspoilt scenic beauty of Normandy as you sail along a winding, size-restricted section of France's second longest waterway, the picturesque River Seine.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 06Late PMRouenSat 07Late PMRouenSun 08Early AMLate PMSt. Peter Port, GuernseyTue 10Early AMLate PMLa Pallice (for La Rochelle), France
La Pallice (for La Rochelle), France
Founded by Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 14th century, and once a bastion of French Protestantism, this handsome old Atlantic seaport has had a turbulent history.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 11Early AMLate PMLorient
A former German U-Boat base, Lorient played a huge role in the Second World War and was a primary target for Allied bombing raids. Today, the rebuilt city is awash with post 1950's architecture and a number of museums and galleries to discover and explore.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 14Early AMEdinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh - Scotland's historic capital - is one of the U.K.'s finest cities. Combining beautiful architecture, engrossing cultures and an extensive heritage, this Scottish delight is a must-visit destination.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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