French River Cruising in Five Nights
Feel inspired all the way as you enjoy four invigorating days of exploration along the beautiful River Seine. Aboard Boudicca you’ll experience over 100 nautical miles of unforgettable scenic cruising along the Seine, perfectly complementing calls at two classic French destinations offering rich culture, glorious architecture and fascinating history in abundance.
Waking up to views of picturesque countryside and pretty villages as your ship sails the Seine en route to Rouen will ensure a delightful start to your French flavoured journey of discovery. [ReadMoreMob] A two-night stay in Normandy’s regional capital will then afford you plenty of time to capture the essence of the city at leisure. You could explore Rouen’s links to Joan of Arc at Place du Vieux Marché, where the ‘Heroine of France’ was burnt at the stake; marvel at the city’s spectacular Gothic-style cathedral; admire the traditional half-timbered houses and much more [ReadMoreDesk]– a walking tour is a great way to see the sights. Alternatively, make the most of your extended stay to embark on a magical evening trip to Paris and see the famous landmarks of the French capital, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the iconic Eiffel Tower, in all their illuminated glory. The enchanting Claude Monet House and Gardens is within reach on tour from Rouen, too.
A journey back along the Seine in daylight hours follows, offering you another chance to take in the river’s postcard-perfect scenes from the comfort of your ship. Perhaps enjoy the view out on deck with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand, or over a traditional Afternoon Tea at the Observatory as you sail towards Honfleur, where your exploration of the Seine comes to a rewarding end. Once docked in Honfleur, you’ll have plenty of time to wander the charming, café-lined 16th century cobbled streets of this historic maritime city, in search of highlights including St Catherine’s Church – France’s largest timber-built church – and the Vieux Bassin, with its lofty slate and timber-fronted houses and colourful fishing harbour.