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Paris to the Cote Fleurie River Cruise

Paris to the Cote Fleurie River Cruise

Fully escorted by Karen Kirby!

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WHY CHOOSE A RIVER CRUISE?

 

For an intimate, relaxing and unforgettable travel experience, river cruising is hard to beat. As you sail at a pleasingly easy pace you’recocooned in comfort. This is a great way to see a lot of different places in a short amount of time without having to worry about arrangingtransport yourself, or even unpacking your suitcase more than once. The incredible staff and crew really go above and beyond to make your experience a special one. A river cruise includes transportation to and through the country, or countries, on your chosen route; but alsotravelling with you every day, a ‘floating hotel’ with a lounge, bar and restaurant, outdoor space and evening entertainment, all of which are only a short walk from your en-suite cabin door. Think of it as a luxury hotel on the river.

 

 

From Paris to Honfleur, sail on the Seine and dive into the history of France. You will be seduced by Honfleur, city of painters with its picturesque streets and its old port, and discover the charm as well as the sweetness of Normandy life! Stop along the Côte Fleurie to admire one of the pearls of Calvados and Basse-Normandie with exceptional architectural beauty, memory to the time when this little corner of France benefited from the fashion of sea bathing.

Day 1

UK to Paris.
Making suitable refreshment stops we arrive in Paris late afternoon, where we board our ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail party. Enjoy dinner on board tonight.

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Day 2

Paris.
After breakfast join us on a panoramic tour through Paris seeing many of the city’ legendary places, the Eifel Tower, the Arc de Triomph and Sacré Coeur. Return to our ship for lunch and afterwards spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful city at your own leisure. Tonight we enjoy a cruise through Paris by night (depending on the water level).

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Day 3

Paris to Poissy to La Roche-Guyon.
This morning enjoy an optional (price not included) visit to the Palace of Versailles, which was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. The Palace is now a Monument historique and UNESCO World Heritage site, notable especially for the ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Royal Opera, and the royal apartments; for the more intimate royal residences, the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon located within the park; the small rustic Hameau (Hamlet) created for Marie Antoinette; and the vast Gardens of Versailles with fountains, canals, and geometric flower beds and groves, laid out by André le Nôtre. The Palace was stripped of all its furnishings after the French Revolution, but many pieces have been returned and many of the palace rooms have been restored. You will return to the ship at Poissy. If you prefer not to visit the Palace of Versailles you can stay on board whilst the ship cruises along the Seine to Poissy. In the afternoon our ship cruises to La Roche-Guyon.

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Day 4

La Roche-Guyon to Rouen.
This morning we spend cruise along the Seine to Rouen. In Rouen there is a cobbled pedestrian centre with medieval half-timbered houses. See the Gros-Hurloge (Great Clock), a 14th century astronomical clock installed in a renaissance arch. Visit the modern church of St Joan of Arc, a large modern structure which dominates the square. The building represents an upturned Viking boat and a fish shape. Opportunity to visit many of the museums (entrances fees not included) and there are many shops to browse.

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Day 5

Rouen to Duclair to Caudebec-en-Caux.
We set sail early morning to Duclair. The optional excursion today will have you set off by coach from Duclair with our guide. This excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. We’ll also discover the cloisters and the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter before visiting the Abbey of Saint Wandrille (or Wandregisel to exteriors only) founded in the same century. The wonderful classical architecture of this abbey blends with the magnificence of its mediaeval heritage in perfect harmony. We return to our ship, which will then set sail for Honfleur. Tonight is our gala dinner evening.

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Day 6

Honfleur.
Today enjoy a morning at leisure in Honfleur. Honfleur is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. See The Vieux-Bassin (old dock); the exceptional old harbour in the heart of the port, with distinctive high, narrow, timber-frame and slate-clad houses overlooking the dock from three sides. See the Maritime museum (entry extra); the Church of Saint-Étienne which has been turned into a historical museum on old Honfleur, where you will discover the fascinating story of explorers such as Roberval, who left for Canada in 1541. After lunch we will rejoin the coach and visit Trouville and Deauville.

B, L, D

Day 7

UK
We disembark our ship and return to home area making suitable refreshment stops en-route.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

MS RENOIR ****

This fabulous 4-star premium ship has 54 cabins split over 2 decks (Upper Deck and Main Deck). Located on the upper deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats guests at tables which vary in size with panoramic views, the atmosphere is casual but elegant. On a nice day you can unwind on the sun deck equipped with recliners and chairs, so you can enjoy the best views of your cruise. The lounge, tastefully decorated, has panoramic views and is spanning the bow of the ship. Cocktails and games, dancing and other forms of entertainment all happen here. There is a souvenir shop in the reception area where you will find postcards, souvenirs and practical articles. All cabins have TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 6 nights Full Board accommodation

  • Welcome Cocktail Party

  • Evening entertainment each night

  • Gala Dinner on 1 evening

  • Unlimited complimentary on board beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and tea from 12 noon to midnight

  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar on board

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Fully escorted by Karen Kirby

(Please Note: Lunch is not included on Day 1 and 7.)

 

The excursions on Days 3 and 5 are not included in the price. Please ask one of our Sales Advisors at time of booking. It is recommended that these excursions are pre-booked with Kirbys as the price increases if they are booked on arrival at the ship.

 

Passports are required.

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

 

A deposit of £250 per person is required for this holiday.

This cruise is promoted by Success Tours and cannot be booked via a Travel Agent.

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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