Highlights of Normandy and the Seine

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A journey along the Seine is an unforgettable experience, cruising from Paris to Paris, explore the picture perfect towns and riverside villages along the way with Scenic Freechoice.
  • Cycle from Vernon to Giverny
    Take a self-guided bicycle ride from the ship in Vernon to Giverny where you have the opportunity to visit Monet’s House and explore its beautiful gardens that inspired the artist’s work.
  • Excursions to the Normandy beaches
    Join a full day excursion to the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy including the Arromanches Landing Museum and Omaha Beach cemetery and memorial OR the Juno Beach Centre.
  • Monet's House and garden visit
    Giverny is located on the opposite side of the river to Vernon, and 5km upstream. With your local guide travel to Monet’s house and explore the house as well as its impressive gardens that were the inspiration for some of the popular artist’s most famous works.
  • Rouen cycling tour
    Join your fellow travellers on biking tour reaching over the Seine today. Among other sites today, you will see a beautiful 19th century botanical garden that houses number of exotic and rare plants, as well as artificial lakes, and a rose garden.
  • Rouen walking tour
    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Rouen, a historic capital city of Normandy. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe Rouen is an architectural masterpiece. The most interesting site, the Cathedral, is easily seen from far away, with a spire that stands at 151 metres high.
  • Shop with chef
    Join your on board culinary team for a guided visit to a local food market, where you will have an opportunity to shop for, and taste the best ingredients this region has to offer.
  • Tour Chantilly Castle and its exquisite gardens
    Step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable Château set amidst beautiful parklands. Your tour includes the castle and gardens so a moderate degree of fitness is required.
  • Tour Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace
    Tour the magnificent 17th century architectural jewel that is Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace, Louis XIV’s inspiration for Versailles Palace. After exploring the beautiful palace you can explore its stunning grounds and the spectacular manicured gardens.
  • Visit Auvers- sur-Oise
    Visit the charming village of Auvers-sur-Oise, famous as the place where Vincent van Gogh painted his final masterpieces. Your tour includes entry to Van Gogh's room.
  • Visit Normandy Abbey road
    Discover the series of abbeys along the meandering River Seine. Abbey of Saint-Wandrille is still a working monastery with around 40 monks that live, pray and work here all throughout the year. You will also see the Jumiège abbey ruins, 11th century Romanesque Abbey and its romantic garden.
  • Visit to Fecamp and its Benedictine Palace
    Situated in spectacular surrounds, experience the city’s natural setting as it contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace.
  • Walking tour of Honfleur
    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Honfleur and its charming inner harbour area, especially known for its beautiful old houses with slate covered frontages.
  • Walking tour of Paris with a local
    Explore the landmarks of Paris on your guided walking tour with a local Parisian and discover an insider's perspective on living in Paris, the back alleys and the tales of this romance-filled city.