Rivers & Cities of France

Departs Edinburgh (Rosyth)  •  04th October 2017  •  10 nights
Black Watch  •  W1718  •  Prices from £1,199.00 (cruise only)
Clock in Rouen, France
Clock in Rouen, France
3 for 2
Join Black Watch on a 10-night foray to fantastic French cities where an abundance of famous landmarks, must-visit museums and galleries, and areas of enchanting natural beauty await your discovery.

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.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Please note, three for two and tips covered offers are not combinable with Anchor fares.

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Itinerary & Port Information

Rivers & Cities of France
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
October 2017
Wed 04
Late PM
Edinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh (Rosyth)

Edinburgh (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.

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Fri 06
Early AM
Late PM
Cruising River Seine
Cruising 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.

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Fri 06
Late PM
Rouen
Rouen

Rouen

Normandy's delightful 2,000 years old 'museum city' and busy river-port on the meandering Seine.

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Sat 07
Late PM
Rouen
Rouen

Rouen

Normandy's delightful 2,000 years old 'museum city' and busy river-port on the meandering Seine.

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Sun 08
Early AM
Late PM
St. Peter Port, Guernsey
St. Peter Port, Guernsey

St. Peter Port, Guernsey

This historic, picturesque and charming town located on the island of Guernsey is the Channel Island's oldest settlement.

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Tue 10
Early AM
Late PM
La Pallice (for La Rochelle), France
La 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.

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Wed 11
Early AM
Late PM
Lorient
Lorient

Lorient

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.

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Sat 14
Early AM
Edinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh (Rosyth)

Edinburgh (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.

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Anchor Port Anchor Port     Airport Airport

Pricing / Rooms

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11 Nov 2016
German Cities and Waterways (W1616)
Service: Poor
Itinerary: Poor
My cabin was under the show lounge stage; I could not only hear the music but also the taps of the tap dancing! Before the cruise I did ask the person I booked with whether the cabin would be noisy - they said they had never had any complaints. I mentioned the problem to reception on the Black...
My cabin was under the show lounge stage; I could not only hear the music but also the taps of the tap dancing! Before the cruise I did ask the person I booked with whether the cabin would be noisy - they said they had never had any complaints. I mentioned the problem to reception on the Black Watch at both the start and end of the cruise.
07 Nov 2016
German Cities and Waterways (W1616)
Service: Excellent
Itinerary: Excellent
Service rating : On every aspect the standard was high, staff helpful, speakers first class, as were food, entertainment, trips well organised in particular the visit to Riba.
Excellent value for money.
Product : Very simply an excellent Cruise, we were able to do the river cruises without having...
Service rating : On every aspect the standard was high, staff helpful, speakers first class, as were food, entertainment, trips well organised in particular the visit to Riba.
Excellent value for money.
Product : Very simply an excellent Cruise, we were able to do the river cruises without having to transfer to another to another ship, which was very important to us.
06 Nov 2016
German Cities and Waterways (W1616)
Service: Good
Itinerary: Good
Service rating : Everything went well staff very helpful ship very clean
Product : Everything was well done really couldn't fault it
03 Nov 2016
German Cities and Waterways (W1616)
Service: Excellent
Itinerary: Excellent
Nice relaxed ship, excellent staff/crew
03 Nov 2016
German Cities and Waterways (W1616)
Service: Poor
Itinerary: Good
Service rating : Disappointed with the Oceans Officer, our silver card had just expired by a couple of months despite me telling him that I had two hip replacements he was completely unsympathetic and abrupt. Will definitely make me think about sailing with Fred again
Product : Nice ports of call with...
Service rating : Disappointed with the Oceans Officer, our silver card had just expired by a couple of months despite me telling him that I had two hip replacements he was completely unsympathetic and abrupt. Will definitely make me think about sailing with Fred again
Product : Nice ports of call with good available time to see the sights
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