DAY 1: STRASBOURG
Boarding at 6.00pm. Cruise towards Mainz. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner and evening on board.
DAY 2: MAINZ – KOBLENZ The Romantic Rhine Valley
Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : guided visit of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum.
DISCOVERY as a supplement : Touring Rhineland vineyards.
Afternoon spent cruising up the most beautiful section of the Romantic Rhine Valley listed as a World Heritage Site since 2002. Arrival in Koblenz in the evening. Discover of the city.
DAY 3: KOBLENZ – COCHEM – TRIER The Moselle Valley
Morning spent cruising. Arrival in Cochem early afternoon. Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : guided tour of the Cochem castle.
DISCOVERY as a supplement : Hiking the Appolloweg in Cochem
Return on board and cruise to Trier. Tonight’s entertainment is a show by the crew. Night spent cruising.
DAY 4: TRIER The Moselle Valley
Morning spent cruising on the Moselle. Arrival in Trier late morning. In the afternoon, excursion common for both packages : visit of the Trier. Gala dinner.
DAY 5: TRIER– LUXEMBOURG – PARIS Luxembourg
After buffet breakfast, we will reach the town center by coach. Walking tour of Luxembourg, during which you will uncover several heritage sites of major importance. We will head towards Paris. Boarding between 6.00 and 7.00 pm aPresentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Cruise on the Seine river (depending on the water level).
DAY 6: PARIS – VERNON Versailles Castle
Early in the morning, cruise towards the futuristic La Défense business district. In the afternoon, excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : guided tour of the Versailles Château (reservation in advance is essential - consult your travel agency(2)).
DISCOVERY as a supplement : Palace of Versailles: bike tour through the palace gardens. Visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park and gardens.
Return on board and cruise to Vernon.
DAY 7: VERNON - ROUEN - HONFLEUR the Seine Valley
Early in the morning, we will cruise along Les Andelys and Amfreville towards Rouen. Excursion common for both packages : guided visit of Rouen, during which you will discover the Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was burnt alive at stake. Back on board and cruise towards Honfleur. Gala evening.
DAY 8: HONFLEUR The Floral Coast and the D-Day landing beaches
Excursion common for both packages : guided tour of Honfleur and Pont L'Evêque. In the afternoon, optional excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : discover of the Deauville and the “Floral Coast”. Tasting of Calvados.
DISCOVERY as a supplement : Hike across the cliffs of La Côte d’Albâtre. We’ll pass by the high white cliffs bordered by the beaches and stones found in Impressionist paintings. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some free time to explore the city itself.
Full day guided tour (lunch included) to the beaches of the Normandy landings (only as a pre-booked tour and a minimum of 30 participants). Along the visit, you will see Omaha Beach and Coleville sur Mer, as well as Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach on your way back to Honfleur.
DAY 9: HONFLEUR
Breakfast on board. Disembark in Honfleur. End of our journey.