Charming Cities of France & Guernsey
Embark on a relaxing and rewarding eight night sailing aboard Black Watch and blend the delights and highlights of three charming French cities with a slice of the British summer.
Your escape to French shores begins with a cruise to St Malo, situated on the gorgeous coast of Brittany. Once a fortified island, St Malo features a fascinating Old Town encased by imposing granite walls, and beautiful beaches perfect for making the most of the summer sunshine. Take the day to explore or perhaps tour to the dramatic island of Mont St Michel, with its iconic spired abbey and fairytale-esque collection of narrow alleys, medieval fortifications and over 60 French National Heritage Sites. You’ll then glide through beautiful French countryside as your ship sails the winding River Seine to Rouen, a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. A smorgasbord of historic sites await your discovery in Rouen, including the incredible Gothic-style Cathédrale de Notre Dame, the 14th century Gros Horloge and Place du Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Alternatively you could taste the flavours of the Normandy region; or join a tour to Claude Monet House and Gardens. [ReadMore]
Black Watch will then depart for Honfleur, cruising back along the picturesque Seine as you enjoy a relaxing evening on board. An early arrival into Honfleur will allow you to explore this historic city at your leisure after waking up from yet another comfortable night’s sleep. Once ashore you’ll discover café-lined 16th century cobbled streets, eye-catching architectural highlights including St Catherine’s Church and a delightful Old Harbour offering a reminder of Normandy’s fascinating maritime past. Finally you’ll stop-off at St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey – a beautiful British island situated off the coast of France. Head ashore and discover an array of historic monuments including the ancient fortress and Napoleonic watchtower; or perhaps take advantage of the fantastic low-tax shopping available in the capital. For fine views of the neighbouring islands, be sure to visit the award-winning Candie Gardens.