Treat yourself to a relaxing pre-Christmas break and escape to the quaint French city of Honfleur, where an enchanting festive market and wealth of historical highlights await. With two nights on board Balmoral to enjoy too, you’re sure to feel refreshed and ready for all the excitement of the ‘big day’ when you return home from your short time away.
After sailing across the English Channel overnight, Balmoral will arrive early into Honfleur to offer you a day to explore this historic city at leisure. After heading ashore, you could admire the picturesque harbour and wander the charming cobbled streets of this Vieux Bassin quarter, which boasts a fantastic collection of 15th and 16th century architecture. Be sure to visit St Catherine’s Church, France’s largest timber-built church. [ReadMoreDesk]The picturesque Vieux Bassin is also home to the city’s magical festive market at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’; perhaps stop-by to sample authentic local food and drink, or pick-up a few last minute gifts on the last Saturday before Christmas.
Your day in Honfleur is perfectly complemented by the time spent on board Balmoral, which will be festooned with traditional Christmas decorations throughout. The evenings will be particularly memorable, with fantastic food and entertainment to enjoy in the company of friends, family and fellow guests as Fred. Olsen’s attentive staff do everything they can to ensure you’re filled with festive cheer as you step off the ship back in Southampton.