Day 1 UK - Paris
Today you will journey from St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet to Paris on the Eurostar. In the evening, you'll join your fellow guests on board the ship for a welcome reception and canapes.
Day 2 Rouen
Today the ship sets sail for Rouen, a medieval port city on the banks of the River Seine. Rouen is a wonderful city to explore, with some beautiful churches, timber-framed houses, and cobbled streets full of shops and restaurants. You'll learn about the city's history on a walking tour which will include key landmarks like the Notre Dame cathedral and the gold Renaissance clock. You'll also visit the square where Joan of Arc was famously burned at the stake in 1431. In the evening, you'll set sail for Paris.
Day 3 Christmas Eve Le Pecq/Paris
Today we will arrive at our destination Le Pecq via Mantes-la-Jolie. This is Christmas Eve and is an ideal opportunity to enjoy all the mustsees of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Palais de Justice, Les Invalides ad many more. Later this afternoon get in the festive spirit as you join your fellow guests for coffee and cake with christmas treats, songs and stories. This evening we will enjoy a christmas buffet before listening to music in the lounge area.
Day 4 Christmas Day Le Pecq/Paris - at Leisure
Become a Parisian for the day, as you enjoy time at leisure in this elegant city. From the port of Le Pecq, you may want to explore the Paris suburbs, we recommend a wander around a neighbourhood such as Le Marais or Montmartre and exploring some of the city's beautiful churches. In the evening, you’ll join guests for a drink followed by a Christmas Day gala buffet and live entertainment.
Day 5 Boxing Day Versailles
This morning you'll disembark the ship and transfer to your hotel. Today, you'll spend the day in Versailles. The magnificent Palace of Versailles was the home of the French Royal Court and location of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which signalled the end of the First World War. You will take a tour of the palace which has 2,300 rooms and 250 acres of gardens. In the evening, you have the option of returning to the hotel or remaining at Versailles to watch an equestrian show in the Great Stables. Dinner will be in a popular restaurant near the hotel, which serves classic French food.
Day 6 Paris - UK
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the station for your return Eurostar journey.