Splendor of the Seine River Cruise

Splendor of the Seine River Cruise

The Seine River flows through the center of Paris and is the main artery of the ‘City of Light’. Cruise down one of Europe's most enchanting rivers through storybook landscapes of vineyards, historic abbeys, Norman castles, tranquil orchards and medieval towns. Cruise includes all shore excursions.

 

Tour Highlights

·      22 meals (7 dinners, 6 lunches and 9 breakfasts)

·      Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

·      Two-night hotel stay and touring in Paris, France

·      Seven night cruise

·      First-class service by an English-speaking crew

·      Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

·      Personal listening device for onboard excursions

·      All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

·      Complimentary beverages onboard ship, all day, every day

·      Complimentary WiFi onboard

·      Complimentary mini-bar in all suites

·      Butler service for all guests

·      All gratuities included

·      Complimentary e-bikes onboard for use ashore

·      Variety of onboard evening entertainment

·      $55 in Mayflower Money

 

 

Departure Date:

Sunday, July 28 - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Day 1

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Paris, France.

Day 2

Paris
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Paris, the magnificent ‘City of Light’. The day is free for you to explore on your own or just relax.

Day 3

Paris City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy an included panoramic tour of Paris. See such famous sites as the Louvre, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the trendy district of Le Marais on the Right Bank, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, the Trocadéro and the pièce de résistance ... the Eiffel Tower. We’ve also allowed free time for us to explore this capital city on our own. Meal: B

B

Day 4

Embark the MS Scenic Gem
In the early afternoon, embark the MS Scenic Gem, home for the next seven nights. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to unpack, discover the amenities aboard ship or take a leisurely stroll along the Seine. This evening, the ship departs Paris and a delicious welcomd dinner awaits. Meals: B, D

B, D

Day 5

Conflans Sainte Honorine/Auvers sur Oise
This morning the ship arrives in the charming medieval town of Conflans. In port, you have a choice of discovering the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and seeing the house where Vincent van Gogh had a room, OR visiting the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château set amidst beautiful parklands. Meals: B, L, D

B, L, D

Day 6

Rouen
The ship arrives in this historic capital of Normandy and one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. Your local guide leads you on an included walking tour to see the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, the Rue du Gros Horloge - the main street of Rouen, and the amazing astronomical clock. Visit the historic district Place du Vieux-Marche where a monument marks the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Today this charming, bustling town square is dominated by the church of Saint Joan of Arc. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore this quaint city. Meals: B, L, D

B, L, D

Day 7

Honfleur/Normandy
As the ship arrives in the picturesque village of Honfleur, you have a choice of activities for today. On an excursion to Normandy, see the now peaceful province which is very different than on June 6, 1944. Walk the historic beaches and visit the Landing Museum at Arromanches. At the Normandy American Cemetery, see thousands of white crosses marking the graves of our military heroes. OR, take an opportunity to explore postcard perfect Honfleur with its colorful fishing boats and historic houses. Meals: B, L, D

B, L, D

Day 8

Honfleur/Caudebec-en-Caux
Today brings a choice of two excursions. Travel to Fécamp, situated in spectacular surroundings amidst the tallest cliffs of Normandy. The city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centerpiece, the Benedictine Palace. OR, choose to travel through picturesque landscapes that were once dotted with over 100 abbeys. Along the way, visit some of the abbeys of this magnificent region that are still operating today. Meals: B, L, D

B, L, D

Day 9

Vernon
Your choice of activities includes an excursion to Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens where you will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape as you stroll along the paths. OR, if you’re feeling more adventurous, explore by bike, with a self-guided cycling tour that starts in Vernon. You’re in for a treat as you experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you attend a classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians at the Château de La Roche Guyon. The memories are sure to last a lifetime! Meals: B, L, D

B, L, D

Day 10

Paris
Arriving back in Paris, your free choice activities are: shop with a Chef at local food markets and enjoy exquisite tastings, OR, walk the city with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may choose to explore beyond the city limits and tour the 17th-century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker. Meals: B, L, D

B, L, D

Day 11

Paris/USA
Bid ‘au revoir’ to France and return home with memories of wonderful experiences aboard the MS Scenic Gem along the Seine River. Meal: B

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Cost Per Person:

***PRICES INCLUDE FREE AIRFARE FOR RESERVATIONS BOOKED BY August 31, 2018

 

Standard Suites starting at $5045.00 pp Double Occupancy

Standard Suites starting at $7970.00 Single Occupancy

 

Tour Highlights

· 23 Meals (8 dinners, 6 lunches, and 9 breakfasts)

· Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours

· International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff onboard

· Cruise the Rhine and Mosel Rivers aboard our exclusively chartered vessel, the MS Emerald Sun

· Once onboard, unpack only once in your river view stateroom with a window for panoramic viewing

· Narrated canal cruise in Amsterdam

· Visit in the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens

· Explore Reichsburg Castle on an included excursion

· Shore excursions escorted by local English-speaking guides in Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz, Strasbourg and Lucerne

· Narrated cruising through the UNESCO World Heritage Region of the Rhine River Valley

· All Meal included onboard with a variety of international cuisines

· Four course lunches and dinners onboard, served with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks

· Afternoon Tea time and late evening snacks served daily in the lounge

· Complimentary WiFi onboard

· Enhanced touring experience with included audio headsets

· Walk-out balcony in the Horizon Deck suites

· Inside Balcony with drop down window in the Horizon and Vista Deck Staterooms

· Included two-night stay and touring in Lucerne Switzerland

· $55 in Mayflower Money

 

Package Includes:

  • Round trip Motorcoach Transportation to Newark Int’l Airport

  • Round trip air from Newark Int’l Airport

  • Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges (subject to increase until paid in full)

  • Hotel Transfers

  • Sightseeing and Admission Charges (as outlined in itinerary)

  • Baggage Handling

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