An Enchanting Christmas on the River Seine & Versailles by Eurostar

From £1,499.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £1,499.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

​This classic French tour takes in all the best bits of Northern France. You'll spend Christmas in Paris, where you'll have plenty of free time to explore the city as well as seeing all the famous landmarks during a guided tour. You'll also visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles and the medieval city of Rouen.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Standard-class return rail travel by Eurostar from St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet Internartional to Paris
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel and 4 nights on board 4-star ship A-ROSA VIVA 
  • 13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners including all drinks on board (excluding Champagne and some selected drinks) a Christmas Day gala buffet and welcome reception and canapes 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Cruise Representative 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage at your hotel and ship​​

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Enjoy a traditional macaron on a city walk of Rouen 
  • City tour of Paris 
  • Tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Onboard entertainment 
  • Spend Christmas Eve enjoying Christmas songs and stories​​

Itinerary

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.​

Meals included: D

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.​

Meals included: B,L,D

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.

Meals included: B,L,D

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.​

Meals included: B,L,D

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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Paris - UK

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the station for your return Eurostar journey.

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Arosa Viva

Your ship is the 4-star A-ROSA VIVA, an elegant vessel with an onboard restaurant, wine bar, spacious sun deck and heated outdoor whirlpool. For your entertainment, the ship also has a mini putting green and a giant chessboard. Your cabin has private facilities, safe, air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, telephone and bathrobe. Cabin Upgrade Upgrade from a deck 1 Outer Cabin to a deck 2 Outer Cabin with Juliet balcony from £145 or deck 3 with a Juliet balcony for £210 for the duration of your cruise.

Le Residence du Berry

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.