A cruise on the Seine through the historic heart of Normandy is perhaps the most romantic of river cruises. The Seine is a river of enchanting landscapes, from vast orchards and dramatic coastal formations to bright white chalk cliffs and impressive castle ruins; it’s easy to see why this region remains such an inspiration for painters and artists. Sailing aboard the luxurious and friendly Amadeus Diamond, you will discover the many memorable highlights of this region with our included excursions.
5 Included excursions and visits
Titan Travel VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London St Pancras and a scheduled Eurostar service to Paris. On arrival, we transfer to embark Amadeus Diamond (4T), with time to settle into our cabins and enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner this evening.
Day 2 - Conflans
From Conflans, we take an excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, to follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh and see the subjects that inspired many of his paintings.
Day 3 - Rouen
Rouen is a timeless city and on our included walking tour, we visit the stunning 12th century cathedral, subject of numerous Monet paintings, and the old market square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. This afternoon, take an optional tour of The Abbey Road – a glorious reminder of Normandy’s medieval past.
Day 4 - Le Harve
Take an included walking tour on the cliff paths of Étretat for beautiful views of alabaster cliffs and natural arches. This afternoon, we have an optional visit to Honfleur, a jewel on Normandy’s coast immortalised by many impressionist painters.
Day 5 - Caudebec en Caux
Take an optional excursion for a fascinating journey through Normandy, taking in the Bayeux Tapestry, Caen – the city of William the Conqueror, Pont-l’Évêque, Trouville and Deauville
Day 6 - Les Andelys/Vernon/Poissy
Arrive early at Les Andelys, where an optional excursion will take you to the impressive ruined castle of Château Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart. This excursion also includes Giverny, the lovingly restored house where Claude Monet lived. The Water Garden, shaded by weeping willows, with its famous Japanese Bridge, inspired the paintings of the water lily. We sail onwards this afternoon with onboard activities available.
Day 7 - Paris
After breakfast, join an included coach excursion of all the celebrated sights of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées. Later, choose between an excursion to Versailles for a guided tour of Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, or a walking tour of Paris’ Montmartre.
Day 8 - Paris
After breakfast, we disembark and transfer to the station for a return Eurostar service to London St Pancras. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
The Amadeus Diamond is a 110-metre river cruise ship, fully refurbished for the 2019 season, offering premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, accommodating up to 146 passengers.
Your culinary wishes will be attended to by our on-board Panorama-Restaurant, as well as by the Panorama-Bar, located above it, where you can sit back and relax in the lounge. All the on-board amenities are up to the customary high Amadeus standard, and you can enjoy lounging on the spacious Sun Deck with its Lido Bar, or you can unwind with a good book in the quiet and comfortable Amadeus Club. Regardless of what you choose to do, you will feel at home on board with us! Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.
• Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club with Internet station • Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard and Putting Green • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Lift
Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites, all fully refurbished for 2019, and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.
62 classic staterooms at a comfortable 161 ft², most with French balconies, and 12 spacious suites at 237 ft² which enjoy a lounge area and floor to ceiling glass doors with french balcony.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.
VIP door-to-door travel service Travel with us and your holiday starts the moment you step out your front door. There’s no worry about taxi fares, train timetables or having to lug your bags on public transport – we take care of the whole journey for you. Hassle-free transfers* As the pioneers of door-to-door transfers, our service is industry-leading. No matter whether you’re flying, or taking the train, our drivers will pick you up from home (or another address if that’s easier) and take you to your departure point. When you return, they’ll be waiting to bring you back home again. If you’ve chosen to stay in a hotel the night before your flight, that’s not a problem – we’ll collect you the day before and take you to the hotel. Everyone’s a VIP – no matter how far you are from the airport We won’t ask you to pay extra just because you live further away. There are no mileage limits or supplements to pay for our airport transfers – we cover every UK address (with the exception of the Scottish Islands and Sark, where we’ll pick you up from a mainland address of your choice). *The majority of our VIP door-to-door service transfers are not exclusive to one holiday booking and journeys to and from the airport may be undertaken via additional addresses and may involve a change of vehicle.
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
This round-trip river cruise from Paris works very well with direct Eurostar services from London. Add to this door to door transfers and Austrian family hospitality onboard the Amadeus Diamond making this cruise a lovely relaxed affair. A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. Amadeus River Cruises are one of our favourite river cruise lines, and the one all the others have learnt from.