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Paris and the Seine Valley to Normandy

October 30, 2020 | 8 Days | 7 Cities | 1 Country

Your cruise will take place on the MS Botticelli. Learn more about your ship.

8 Days From $1799 £1432 $2654AU

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Paris—the city of lights! Its seductive charms are legendary, and for good reason, as it boasts world-class museums, inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, glorious food and iconic architecture. One of the most atmospheric and romantic travel destinations in the world, France’s capital city has been drawing visitors for centuries.  Strolling Paris’ monument-lined boulevards, travelers can wander in and out of museums, cafes, markets and gardens taking in the city’s striking beauty and becoming fully immersed in Parisian culture. You can embrace the romantic charm of “the city of love” on the popular love lock bridge, where couples have attached padlocks (love locks) to the railing and tossed the key into the Seine as a symbolic gesture of amour éternel.  From sampling wine, picnicking by the Eiffel tower, and strolling through the old town of Montmartre, each neighborhood provides its own individual charm and quirkiness.  Spend your mornings in the shops along the Champs Elysees, splashing in and out of today’s Parisian trends, or exploring the quirky vintage and antique shops that dot the numerous cobblestone streets. Explore the hilltop village of Montmartre, home of the famous Sacre-Coeur, and soak in the view of the magnificently vibrant city.  Hop onto the metro to explore the gargoyled Notre Dame cathedral and if you are looking for a hidden local hot spot, behind it is a beautiful café called Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole (well worth a photo and maybe even a morning coffee.)  And just minutes away, the world-famous Louvre sits inside the Palais Royale, housing treasures such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the beautiful and mysterious statue, Venus de Milo and Vermeer’s The Lacemaker. Wind down by sitting at a café, a box of assorted pastries in hand, basking in the views of the city of love! Sounds lovely, n’estce pas?

 

Nestled on the banks of the Seine is the charming little town of Vernon, with its centuries-old half-timbered houses hovering above the waters. If wandering its web of old streets brimming with countryside châteaux gives you a sense of déjà vu, it might be because they were painted by one of history’s greatest artists, Claude Monet. Monet immortalized many of the town’s landmarks, including Collégiale Notre-Dame de Vernon, a Gothic-style Cathedral that he painted six times. While strolling through this picturesque town, don’t be surprised if you see a mill house hovering surprisingly above river waters, straddling the piers of an ancient bridge—it’s The Old Mill of Vernon, a 16th century flour mill that is symbolic of Vernon’s proud past.

Honfleur is an enchanting town with perhaps one of the prettiest harbors in all of France. The ‘Vieux Bassin’ (old dock), which dates back to the 17th century is stunning with its distinctive high, narrow, timber-frame and slate-clad houses. Once home to the wealthy, they now mainly house restaurants and cafes where tables spill out onto the pavement surrounding the harbor for wonderful alfresco dining. Enjoy sumptuous seafood and a cold glass of wine while you people watch and soak in the local vibes. As you stroll this lovely town, you won’t want to miss St. Catherine’s Church, a stunning edifice, built entirely of wood, and made by shipwrights. Honfleur is also home to the Eugene Boudin Museum, a fine arts museum that houses many fine paintings by celebrated 19th and 20th-century artists closely associated with Honfleur and the Seine Estuary, including Boudin, Cals, Courbet, Dubourg, Dufy, Jongkind and Monet. And when you’re ready to wind down, a lovely way to end the day is to walk along the path from the harbor, which sparkles at night to the beach as music floats in the air.  Lining the edge of the Honfleur Estuary, the path passes through the town gardens towards the beach, with views to the Normandy bridge.

In medieval times Rouen’s location made it popular with traders who built timber-framed homes that are still standing along the winding cobblestone streets. Several medieval landmarks abound for those urban explorers who want to go back in time. A favorite medieval landmark, the Gros Horloge is an astronomical clock with a mechanism from the 1300s mounted above a renaissance arch and passageway. Rouen’s Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral (La Cathédral de Rouen) is a stunning building dating back to the 4th century with an interesting mixture of various architectural styles including a new spire built in the 19th Century which briefly qualified it as the tallest building in the world.  The cathedral was the subject of a series of paintings by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet, some of which are exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and in the summer after dark the city puts on a Son et Lumière show projecting some of Monet’s cathedral paintings onto the façade of the building.  It is famously known for its Tour de Beurre (Butter Tower) and for the tomb of Richard the Lionheart. Make sure you do not miss the Gros Horloge, a magnificent monumental town clock, the splendid Gothic Law Courts (Palais de Justice) and look out for the Aitre Saint-Maclou, with its carved skull and crossbones counts among the most startling medieval cemeteries in Europe!

Overlooked by the imposing Château-Gaillard Castle, the small town of Les Andelys is divided into its two original components: Grand-Andely and Petit-Andely. The castle was built in the 12th century by Richard the Lionheart to watch over the valley and is one of the most imposing sites in Normandy. From the vantage point of this Medieval masterpiece, you’ll take in breathtaking views of the Seine, limestone cliffs and the picturesque riverbank of Petit-Andely. In the Grand-Andely district, the Collegiate Church of Our Lady, a beautiful Gothic and Renaissance-style edifice, contains stained glass windows from the 16th century, an Entombment and a magnificent Renaissance organ case made of carved wood.

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Paris—the city of lights! Its seductive charms are legendary, and for good reason, as it boasts world-class museums, inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, glorious food and iconic architecture. One of the most atmospheric and romantic travel destinations in the world, France’s capital city has been drawing visitors for centuries.  Strolling Paris’ monument-lined boulevards, travelers can wander in and out of museums, cafes, markets and gardens taking in the city’s striking beauty and becoming fully immersed in Parisian culture. You can embrace the romantic charm of “the city of love” on the popular love lock bridge, where couples have attached padlocks (love locks) to the railing and tossed the key into the Seine as a symbolic gesture of amour éternel.  From sampling wine, picnicking by the Eiffel tower, and strolling through the old town of Montmartre, each neighborhood provides its own individual charm and quirkiness.  Spend your mornings in the shops along the Champs Elysees, splashing in and out of today’s Parisian trends, or exploring the quirky vintage and antique shops that dot the numerous cobblestone streets. Explore the hilltop village of Montmartre, home of the famous Sacre-Coeur, and soak in the view of the magnificently vibrant city.  Hop onto the metro to explore the gargoyled Notre Dame cathedral and if you are looking for a hidden local hot spot, behind it is a beautiful café called Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole (well worth a photo and maybe even a morning coffee.)  And just minutes away, the world-famous Louvre sits inside the Palais Royale, housing treasures such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the beautiful and mysterious statue, Venus de Milo and Vermeer’s The Lacemaker. Wind down by sitting at a café, a box of assorted pastries in hand, basking in the views of the city of love! Sounds lovely, n’estce pas?

 

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Nestled on the banks of the Seine is the charming little town of Vernon, with its centuries-old half-timbered houses hovering above the waters. If wandering its web of old streets brimming with countryside châteaux gives you a sense of déjà vu, it might be because they were painted by one of history’s greatest artists, Claude Monet. Monet immortalized many of the town’s landmarks, including Collégiale Notre-Dame de Vernon, a Gothic-style Cathedral that he painted six times. While strolling through this picturesque town, don’t be surprised if you see a mill house hovering surprisingly above river waters, straddling the piers of an ancient bridge—it’s The Old Mill of Vernon, a 16th century flour mill that is symbolic of Vernon’s proud past.

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Honfleur is an enchanting town with perhaps one of the prettiest harbors in all of France. The ‘Vieux Bassin’ (old dock), which dates back to the 17th century is stunning with its distinctive high, narrow, timber-frame and slate-clad houses. Once home to the wealthy, they now mainly house restaurants and cafes where tables spill out onto the pavement surrounding the harbor for wonderful alfresco dining. Enjoy sumptuous seafood and a cold glass of wine while you people watch and soak in the local vibes. As you stroll this lovely town, you won’t want to miss St. Catherine’s Church, a stunning edifice, built entirely of wood, and made by shipwrights. Honfleur is also home to the Eugene Boudin Museum, a fine arts museum that houses many fine paintings by celebrated 19th and 20th-century artists closely associated with Honfleur and the Seine Estuary, including Boudin, Cals, Courbet, Dubourg, Dufy, Jongkind and Monet. And when you’re ready to wind down, a lovely way to end the day is to walk along the path from the harbor, which sparkles at night to the beach as music floats in the air.  Lining the edge of the Honfleur Estuary, the path passes through the town gardens towards the beach, with views to the Normandy bridge.

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In medieval times Rouen’s location made it popular with traders who built timber-framed homes that are still standing along the winding cobblestone streets. Several medieval landmarks abound for those urban explorers who want to go back in time. A favorite medieval landmark, the Gros Horloge is an astronomical clock with a mechanism from the 1300s mounted above a renaissance arch and passageway. Rouen’s Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral (La Cathédral de Rouen) is a stunning building dating back to the 4th century with an interesting mixture of various architectural styles including a new spire built in the 19th Century which briefly qualified it as the tallest building in the world.  The cathedral was the subject of a series of paintings by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet, some of which are exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and in the summer after dark the city puts on a Son et Lumière show projecting some of Monet’s cathedral paintings onto the façade of the building.  It is famously known for its Tour de Beurre (Butter Tower) and for the tomb of Richard the Lionheart. Make sure you do not miss the Gros Horloge, a magnificent monumental town clock, the splendid Gothic Law Courts (Palais de Justice) and look out for the Aitre Saint-Maclou, with its carved skull and crossbones counts among the most startling medieval cemeteries in Europe!

Arrival:
Depart:

Overlooked by the imposing Château-Gaillard Castle, the small town of Les Andelys is divided into its two original components: Grand-Andely and Petit-Andely. The castle was built in the 12th century by Richard the Lionheart to watch over the valley and is one of the most imposing sites in Normandy. From the vantage point of this Medieval masterpiece, you’ll take in breathtaking views of the Seine, limestone cliffs and the picturesque riverbank of Petit-Andely. In the Grand-Andely district, the Collegiate Church of Our Lady, a beautiful Gothic and Renaissance-style edifice, contains stained glass windows from the 16th century, an Entombment and a magnificent Renaissance organ case made of carved wood.

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Depart: Disembark by 9:00 AM

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

Deck Plans


Room Availability

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Meet Your Cruise Director

Kate Barella

We are delighted to welcome back Kate Barella who debuted on our inaugural cruise. She is sure to again entertain, captivate and direct with her cheeky Brit humor for all aboard. Kate lives in Eastbourne – on the south coast of England. She has worked as a Tour Director and Cruise Director (Ocean and River), for 20 years. Her native tongue is English but speaks French fluently after living all those years in Normandy. Kate has toured and cruised to; Scandinavia, Arctic Circle, Iceland, Russia, the Baltics, North Africa, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the UK.

She has worked on the following rivers as Cruise director; Rhine, Rhone, Garonne – Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, and the Danube. Kate trained professionally at a theatre school in London, worked professionally as an actor and still does the occasional voice-over work. She also dabbles as a stand-up comedian. Her hobbies include travel,(of course!), history, film, fine dining, nature walks …… cycling (completed 400km bike ride across Tanzania for charity).

What's Included

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors-d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (onboard your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • At TeemingRC, we are committed to offering our passengers on each cruise the best combination of both value and service.
    • The standard drink menu on the MS Botticelli offers a variety of reasonably priced drinks. For example, wine by the glass is 4 Euro, draft beer is 3 Euro, a soft drink is 3 Euro, and whiskey, gin, & vodka are 4 Euro. Based on these negotiated prices and in keeping with our business model & value proposition, you may buy drinks on an à la carte basis.
    • Instead of a drink package on the MS Botticelli, drink cards will be available for purchase by cash or charge to any passenger. These drink cards will come with a pre-loaded limit of 30 Euro. Each time you purchase a drink, it will be deducted from your pre-paid card. If you run out of Euros on the card, you can purchase a new 30 Euro card. At the end of the cruise, if you have any unused funds on your drink card, they will be refunded back to you.
    • You are welcome to bring your own wine on board, and there is a corkage fee of €5,00 per bottle
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • TeemingRC/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in all ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or date
  • Daily Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less!”
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Onboard Entertainment
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur (low/high water levels).
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from the airport are not included in the cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in the cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.