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Normandy and the Gems of the Seine

From romantic Paris to the coast

The River Seine links some of France’s most beautiful landscapes, history-enriched regions and charming Normandy towns. Join this lovely cruise aboard Scenic Gem, through the serene and majestic waterways of the glorious Seine, calling at spellbinding cities, towns and villages with excursions to highlights and historically-significant monuments. Voyage from Paris to Les Andelys, dominated by Richard the Lionheart’s medieval Château-Gaillard; Rouen, to sites associated with Joan of Arc; and Honfleur, to visit the Normandy beaches of the D-Day landings. In Vernon, you are close to the beautiful village of Giverny, Monet’s inspiring home; and from medieval Conflans, visit Auvers-sur-Oise, where you can walk in the steps of Vincent Van Gogh. Complete your journey docking overnight in France’s romantic capital, where familiar and iconic sites exist at each turned corner.

Included excursions and visits: 10

  • Choice of Hike to Château Gaillard and visit to Lyons la Forêt and Fleury-la-Forêt Castle, or Walking Tour of Les Andelys
  • Tour of Rouen’s of Joan of Arc sites
  • Choice of Visit to the Somme Battlefields or Rouen’s Museum of Fine Arts
  • Choice of Honfleur or la Côte Fleurie and Deauville
  • Manoir d’ Appreval cocktail event
  • Choice of Normandy’s D-Day beaches or visit to Étretat
  • Choice of Fécamp and the Benedictine Palace, Visit to Bolbec’s Textile Museum and Normand Traditions Museum, or a guided cycling tour of Villequier to the Victor Hugo Museum
  • Choice of visit to Monet’s former residence in Giverny or Live classical concert at Château de La Roche-Guyon
  • Choice of Auver-sur-Oise for Vincent van Gogh’s room, or guided tour of Chantilly Castle
  • Choice of Paris ‘Shop with a Chef’ experience, City walking tour with a resident expert, or visit Château Vaux-le-Vicomte

Including...

  • 10 nights cruise on Scenic Gem
  • The most spacious suites of any European vessel, featuring a ‘Sun Lounge’ that transforms the balcony into an all-weather conservatory-style space
  • All meals on board, magnificently prepared from and inspired by seasonal and regional ingredients, with five dining options from casual to fine-dining
  • Unlimited premium branded drinks on board (excludes fine and rare wine and spirits)
  • Butler service for all customers - 1 staff member to 3 guests
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Scenic Freechoice excursion programme
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided tours
  • Complimentary use of e-bikes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • International return flights (Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Check-in service by Titan staff at London
  • Services of an experienced Scenic Cruise Director and their expert crew
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

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Day 1 - UK - Paris

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Paris. Upon arrival we embark Scenic Gem (5T). This evening enjoy a welcome dinner on board.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 2 - Les Andelys

Relax as Scenic Gem glides effortlessly through the peaceful Île-de-France region to Les Andelys, a village set on the banks of the River Seine. On arrival, there are two choices of excursion: enjoy a delightful walking tour to Richard the Lionheart’s grand 12th century Château Gaillard and travel to Lyons la Forêt, one of the most beautiful villages in France, to discover the enchanting Fleury-la-Forêt Castle; or join a guided walking tour of Les Andelys itself.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 3 - Rouen

We arrive in the mesmerising capital of the Normandy region, Rouen and dock overnight, providing us with two wonderful days to discover this fantastic region. Our first day begins with a walking tour through its collection of winding medieval lanes filled with half-timbered houses seeing famous sites relating to Joan of Arc, and magnificent Rouen Cathedral, to marvel at the exquisite exterior of the three towers, Flamboyant Gothic stonework and intricate windows. This region is also the gateway to the historic Western Front, and you’re able to gain fascinating insights into the Somme battlefields with an onboard lecture today from a local expert.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 4 - Rouen

Our second day here concentrates mainly on the Battle of the Somme, which took more than 150,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers’ lives. Our full day excursion focuses on commemorating the 102 years since the battle, and includes visits to the Australian National Memorial and Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux. Or, you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1801, home to a wonderful collection of Impressionistic paintings including breathtaking works of art by Renoir and Monet.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 5 - Rouen - Honfleur

Relax at sea as our ship sails to beautiful Honfleur - perhaps take advantage of the wonderful onboard facilities. This afternoon, relish the opportunity to explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, its relaxed coastal atmosphere and the many colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down on its waters. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the beautiful Côte Fleurie region and discover Deauville, playground of the rich and famous. Late this afternoon, visit the tranquil estate of Manoir d’ Appreval for a unique cocktail event where you can taste the estate’s prestigious Calvados apple spirit, in the region of the same name.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 6 - Honfleur

Choose to walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings, and visit the Landing Museum at Arromanches, along with the Normandy Cemetery, where 9,387 graves are to be found. Take a moment to reflect on that day as you look out from the hill above Omaha Beach. Alternatively, be mesmerised by the unspoilt beauty of the Alabaster Coast when visiting the beautiful town of Étretat sitting atop this glorious seascape. Enjoy time at leisure admiring the extraordinary towering white cliffs, or join a guided tour through the streets.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 7 - Honfleur - Caudebec-en-Caux

We sail from Honfleur to Caudebec-en-Caux, stopping along the way to explore Fécamp and its magnificent Benedictine Palace. This Normandy fishing commune has a grand centrepiece that contrasts perfectly with the village’s natural setting and the Benedictine palace also hosts a wonderful liqueur distillery - a drink made from 27 herbs and spices, originally brewed in the 16th century by the monks. Or, choose to visit the beautiful hilltop village of Bolbec to discover the impressive Textile Museum exhibiting a fascinating array of exquisitely-detailed fabrics. Alternatively, for adventure lovers, a guided cycling tour through the quaint village of Villequier is available, which also visits the Victor Hugo Museum, a 19th century mansion with much history.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 8 - Vernon

This afternoon we dock in Vernon, lying on the spellbinding banks of the Seine and a historic district home to dreamy waterside views, an impressive 12th century castle and the Gothic Notre-Dame of Vernon. Explore on your own to take in the incredible scenery that gives reason to why Vernon has inspired so many remarkable artists. You can choose to visit the village of Giverny to discover Monet’s former residence and gardens; or at the mesmerising Château de La Roche Guyon, enjoy a live classical concert.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 9 - Conflans - Paris

Relax as we sail to the beautiful medieval town of Conflans this morning. Once docked, roam this charming town and discover the distinct barge houses and pretty main square. Alternatively, join an excursion to the beautiful village of Auvers-sur-Oise, former home of Vincent van Gogh, or visit the remarkable Chantilly Castle, situated among stunning parklands. Later, we resume our journey to romantic Paris.

Scenic Gem (5T)

Day 10 - Paris

Awake in the spellbinding capital of France, Paris, bursting with culture, romance, iconic landmarks and beautiful architecture. Spend the day exploring France’s most celebrated and timeless city at your own pace. Or spend the day joining a chef to explore one of Paris’ colourful local food markets and collect all the essentials needed to whip up a mouthwatering dish; or join a walking tour with a resident expert. Alternatively, tour the magnificent 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, a truly-remarkable structure and Louis XIV’s inspiration for Versailles Palace.

Scenic Gem (5T)

VIP Inbound

Day 11 Paris - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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Normandy and the Gems of the Seine

From romantic Paris to the coast