Rivers & Cities of France

Departs Edinburgh (Rosyth)  •  04th October 2017  •  10 nights
Black Watch  •  W1718  •  Please call for latest pricing & availability
Clock in Rouen, France
Clock in Rouen, France

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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.

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Itinerary & Port Information

Rivers & Cities of France
Date
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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
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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
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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
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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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Pricing / Rooms

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Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
  • Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.

Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.

On Our Ship

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804-guest Black Watch features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new The Poolside restaurant. What's more, new TVs, mini-bars and safes enhance the accommodation on board, while the on board cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet. 

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