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These Seine River cruise Journey Highlights have been hand-picked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers. Experience the difference our Seine River cruises can make to your travel plans to France.
Onboard and offboard, you’ll get hands on to tempt your taste buds with the region’s finest delicacies and indulgences
Get a taste of local culture in Normandy during cheese and apple brandy tastings
Each day offers some cultural food for thought on our France Culinary Delights itinerary — 19 culinary features in total!
Biking, spa dining, yoga/stretching, and an onboard spa are just a few of your wellness options
We are one of the few cruise companies offering direct sailing access into the charming port of Honfleur — maximize your time on peak-season departures!
Complimentary deluxe bikes and guidance from your Concierge are available every step of the way — in advance and on the ground!
Honor D-Day veterans during a special visit to the Normandy beaches, including a poignant wreath-laying ceremony at the American Cemetery
Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest artists on an art-themed departure
Explore the City of Light on a half-day tour, including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe
See Étretat in Normandy, birthplace of the Impressionist movement
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Don’t worry about staying active on vacation — this cruise provides many chances for exercise, including yoga, long walks, dancing, and making use of complimentary bicycles aboard ship. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Honfleur: You’ll want to see more of this charming town, including its harborfront area. This picturesque fishing port attracted many of the French Impressionist painters, who maintained studios here and painted local scenes.
Les Andelys: Join a local expert for a walking tour through the village and on a half-mile walk up to the ruins of the Château Gaillard fortress where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the river valley.
Whether you’re marveling at illuminated beams through panels of stained glass or viewing the ever-changing blooms in Monet’s garden in Giverny the arts are alive and thriving in France. Here are examples of what you’ll enjoy on this itinerary:
Once a bastion of Roman Catholicism — the official religion of the French Revolution — France today is a more multicultural and secular nation, but its strong Catholic roots remain. Those roots are evident in the country’s soaring cathedrals, and even the smallest towns are built around centuries-old gothic churches. Here are a few ways you’ll explore religion on this journey:
There’s no escaping history in France, and on this journey you’ll delve into both its World War II heritage and Impressionist roots. Two UNESCO sites round out this journey, with more if you add an optional extension to lavish Versailles or the Champagne Region. Here are a few historical highlights:
Your time on board the ms River Venture is peppered with live entertainment on most evenings — everything from dancing to music of all genres — while your French explorations on land also present myriad ways to be entertained. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll look forward to:
Photography enthusiasts are in for a treat — France is endlessly photographable and everything is beautiful! From the Parisian icon of the Eiffel Tower to the idyllic countryside, here are a few highlights you’ll want to capture:
Art, food, fashion — France is at your fingertips, thanks to an expert Concierge who can arrange additional excursions and activities catered to your interests. Some of our top Concierge suggestions for this journey include: