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Overview

Join CroisiEurope for an art- and culture-filled cruise on the Seine River. Visit celebrated museums— including the Musée Marmottan Monet—as well as the lovely home of Claude Monet and his supreme gardens in Giverny. Enjoy thematic tours of cities and villages that were part of the French Impressionist movement, such as Barbizon, Rouen, and Honfleur.

Detailed Itinerary

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us for a lecture entitled

The Definition of Impressionism, its Origins, Techniques, and Contexts.

Meal: Dinner

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Melun. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour of Barbizon. This charming village found fame in the 19th century through the works of art created by landscape painters who were members of the Barbizon School art movement. The Auberge Ganne, where the artists once lived, is now a museum. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

We’ll spend the morning cruising. In the afternoon, join us for a visit to the Musée Marmottan Monet(1), which houses the largest collection of his paintings. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Mantes-la-Jolie. Join us for a second onboard lecture entitled Claude Monet, the Quintessential Impressionist.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Join us for a tour of Monet’s home and studio in Giverny. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Rouen. Enjoy a cabaret-style evening of entertainment on board.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

We’ll set out on a guided tour of Rouen(2) this morning by following the footsteps of the Impressionists. The afternoon will be dedicated to a guided tour of the Norman Abbey Circuit. We’ll discover Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Church of Saint Peter and the Abbey of Saint Wandrille. Our ship will cast off for Honfleur (departure time will depend on the tides). Join us for a lecture entitled The Geography of Impressionism: Paris and its Suburbs, Honfleur, and the Coastlines of Normandy.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Set out on a walking tour of Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism. Enjoy some free time on your own at the Eugène Boudin Museum. This afternoon, we'll visit the Côte d'Albâtre, with its magnificent white cliffs lined with pebble beaches and the small seaside city of Étretat.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - emergency/repatriation insurance - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - assistance from our onboard, multilingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - onboard lectures - thematic visits - visits mentioned in the program - cabaret-style evening - gala evening - all port fees.

Exclusions

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - entry to the Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points(3) - personal expenses.

Notes

*Price based on double occupancy.

Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20% (On request)

Several ships available for this cruise are MS Renoir, MS Seine Princess and MS Botticelli

Accommodation available for Pre and Post Cruise on request.

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the landscapes that inspired Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Eugène Boudin.
  • VISIT MAJOR ARTISTIC SITES:
    • The charming village of Barbizon
    • The Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, the largest collection of his works
    • Monet’s home in Giverny, nature’s tableau vivant
    • The Fine Arts Museum and the cathedral in Rouen
    • Honfleur, cradle of Impressionism
    • The Norman Abbey Circuit
    • Étretat, and the beautiful white cliffs of the Côte d'Albâtre.
  • THE GGTS DIFFERENCE

    • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
    • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
    • Free Wi-Fi onboard
    • Headsets are included for excursions
    • Official welcome from the captain and crew
    • Onboard activities
    • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
    • All port fees included

For other amazing cruise itineraries and destinations, please contact our Destination specialists.

Trip Highlights

Paris - Melun - Barbizon - Mantes-La-Jolie - Giverny - Rouen - Honfleur

Fixed Departure
03 Apr, 2024

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AUD 3,431 P P twin share
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24 Apr, 2024

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24 May, 2024

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AUD 4,080 P P twin share
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21 Jun, 2024

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