DAY 1: HONFLEUR
Boarding between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Crew presentation and welcome drink. Dinner. Free evening. Overnight.
DAY 2: HONFLEUR – DUCLAIR
Full board on board. Guided tour of Honfleur. Picturesqueseaside city. In the afternoon, excursion to the “Côte Fleurie”, passage by the famous sea resort Trouville and Deauville. Departure depending on the tides.
DAY 3: DUCLAIR – ROUEN
Full board on board. Guided tour of the “Route des Abbayes” (the Abbey Trail) with the abbey of Saint-Wandrille (exteriors), and then on to Jumièges where the ruins of one of the most beautiful abbeys in France can be found. Afternoon, cruise to Rouen. Arriving around 4:00 p.m. Guided visit of Rouen, the former capital of Normandy. Return on board in the evening. Cruise to Mantes-la-Jolie.
DAY 4: MANTES LA JOLIE – POISSY – PARIS
Full board on board. Guided tour of the Château de Versailles (1). The Château de Versailles is closed on Mondays, so if the stop falls on a Monday, the guided tour will be at Malmaison Château (2), one of the most famous world heritage monuments. Afternoon spent cruising to Paris. Passage by the futuristic La Défense business district which will impress you with its concrete and glass architecture. Gala evening. Overnight.
DAY 5: PARIS – LOIRE VALLEY – TOURS
Full board. Disembark at 9.00am. Leave by coach accompanied by your guide to visit the Loire Valley. Arrive in Chambord, major centre of French Renaissance before lunch, then on to Cheverny. Guided visit of the chateau which has belonged to the Hurault family for six centuries. En route for Tours or its area to settle in at your hotel. Free evening. Overnight.
DAY 6 : TOURS – VILLANDRY – AZAY LE RIDEAU
Full board. Panoramic sightseeing visit of Tours, famous for art and history. Then on to the chateau of Azay le Rideau. Return to Tours for the evening. Free evening.
DAY 7 : BLOIS – PARIS
Breakfast at the hotel before leaving to visit Blois. Return to Paris for lunch. End of our services.