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Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley

Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Paris
  • Vernon
  • Duclair
  • Honfleur
  • Rouen
  • Les Andelys
  • Paris
  • UK
8 DAYS from £1189pp

Tour Highlights

  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price
  • Visit the French capital, Paris
  • Marvel at stunning scenery along the Seine river
  • A number of optional excursions are available including tours of Cote Fleurie & Duclair's abbey trail
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Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley

Beginning in one of the world's most beautiful cities, set sail from Paris along the serene Seine river for an eight day cruise, passing some of Normandy's most stunning communes and picture-postcard sceneries. Along the way, a number of optional trips are on offer including a visit to Claude Monet's elegant home, a fascinating tour of the Normandy landing beaches and a guided Parisian city walk.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Paris

Depart the UK on your scheduled flight or Eurostar train to Paris, you will then be transferred to the MS Botticelli or MS Renoir for a welcome cocktail and a night cruise to admire the city sights.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Paris

With verdant boulevards, timeless artistic treasures, chic fashion boutiques, charming outdoor cafes and architectural elegance crowned by the Eiffel Tower's iconic wrought-iron spire, Paris is undoubtedly one of Europe's most glamorous cities. Today you are free to explore the city at your own pace, alternatively undertake an optional morning guided tour.

Optional Excursions

  • Morning Paris Tour - EUR 47pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Vernon

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise along the Seine to the French commune of Vernon. An optional trip is on offer this afternoon to the picturesque village of Giverny for a tour of Claude Monet's graceful house, surrounded by manicured gardens. This evening enjoy on board entertainment as you continue along the river, en route to Duclair.

Optional Excursions

  • Afternoon Visit to Monet's home - EUR 42pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Duclair

Following a buffet breakfast to a backdrop of magnificent scenery, arrive in Duclair. The afternoon is at leisure within this charming French commune, you could also embark on an optional excursion exploring the town's abbey trail, which begins at Saint-Wandrille and concludes at St Pierre, one of the finest examples of 10th century Norman architecture. Following this stop, your ship will continue to Honfleur with the addition of on board entertainment.

Optional Excursions

  • Afternoon Abbeys Road Tour - EUR 53pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Honfleur

This morning head out for an optional tour to Cote Fleurie (flowered coast), with another optional trip this afternoon through the enchanting town of Honfleur famed for its elegant harbour. Alternatively a full day optional excursion has also been arranged to visit the infamous Normandy landing beaches, passing the towns of Omaha Beach, Coleville sur Mer and its American cemetery.

Optional Excursions

  • Full Day Normandy Landing Beaches Visit (Please note that this extension must be pre-booked prior to your departure from the UK and requires 30 participants to run) - £99pp
  • Morning Tour of Cote Fleurie - EUR 66pp
  • Afternoon Tour of Honfleur and Pont I'Eveque - EUR 67pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - 8

Included in the Price

  • Included Air-conditioned, en suite cabins on board our hand-picked vessels
  • Included Return flights from London. Regional flights and Eurostar are available on selected cruises.
  • Included All-Inclusive - Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily are taken onboard the ship. Tables seat 6 people, so you'll be able to converse and socialise with new friends, whilst never feeling crowded together. Tea and coffee are available on board ship as well as unlimited soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, including a variety of wines and beer, both during meals and at the bar. (Premium brands are available at an extra cost).
  • Included Entertainment on board your ship
  • Included Return transfers to/from airport/station to ship
  • Included Complete Financial Protection: Fully ABTA & ATOL protected

Important Information


A visa is not required for your entry into France. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 10 days cover£21£42£62

For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 90 days before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable 90 days prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 90 days of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This cruise is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Cruise Director

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in France is the Euro, we recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2017 Dates
28 Aug 201704 Sep 2017£1225ppBook
06 Oct 201713 Oct 2017£1189ppBook
2018 Dates
01 May 201808 May 2018£1299ppBook
04 Jun 201811 Jun 2018£1349ppBook
23 Sep 201830 Sep 2018£1425ppBook
Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Optional Excursions

  • Morning Paris Tour - EUR 47pp
  • Afternoon Visit to Monet's home - EUR 42pp
  • Afternoon Abbeys Road Tour - EUR 53pp
  • Full Day Normandy Landing Beaches Visit (Please note that this extension must be pre booked prior to departure and requires 30 participants to run) - £99pp
  • Morning Tour of Cote Fleurie - EUR 66pp
  • Afternoon Tour of Honfleur and Pont I'Eveque - EUR 67pp

Important Notice

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

MS Botticelli

75 cabins. Cabins are well appointed and spacious. Amenities include a lounge and bar, a large sun deck and more.
24th April, 23rd May & 28th August departures

MS Renoir

78 cabins. Both the upper and main decks feature large windows. Amenities include lounge bar, sundeck, gift shop and more.
06th October departure

Both vessels boast the following facilities...


All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a souvenir shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

Cruise Map

Paris and The Romantic Seine Valley Route Map

Download Tour Dossier - 2018

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average Flying time: 1 hour
  • Minimum temperature: 8°C
  • Maximum temperature: 25°C

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