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Seine Escorted River Cruises

Discover mesmerising urban landscapes and the breathtaking scenery which inspired some of the world's greatest artists on an elegant Seine river cruise. Historic ports of call, gastronomic delights and the twinkling lights of Paris are just a few of the highlights on our Seine river cruises. The famous waterway navigates along the Seine Valley, winding through a diverse landscape of epic forests, endless orchards and lush marshlands - offering panoramic views of France's heartland. The twisting and looping route of the valley allows our river cruises to visit iconic cities as well as lesser known regions of Normandy. This means that during one voyage guests can experience the sophistication and romance of Paris, the rustic charm of Melun and see the garden that played muse to many of Claude Monet's masterpieces. 

The banks of the river are an attraction in themselves as they transform from rural wilderness into pretty townscapes, where Gothic architecture and half-timbered houses adorn the streets along with vintage boutiques, glamorous cafés and elegant gardens. There are also many iconic landmarks and world-famous monuments such as the Notre Dame Cathedral which can be enjoyed from the unique vantage point of a Seine river cruise.    

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A Portrait of the Impressionist's Seine

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden at Giverny to the city galleries of Paris and Rouen. Paired with informative on board talks and shore excursions along both the Route des Abbayes and the Alabaster Coast, this is a tour that delivers the very best of Northern France.

Departs from May 2017 to August 2017.
7 days from £1,395per personView tour details
The Path of the Seine from Paris to Normandy

Explore the scenery along the Seine as we travel from Normandy to Paris on this 4-night river cruise. On board we are treated to some gastronomic delights accompanied by fine French wines. Along the route you get to see Paris by night, a guided tour of Versailles or Château de Malmaison, as well as explore the fishing village of Honfleur, famous for inspiring artists such as Monet.

Departs from April 2017 to June 2017.
5 days from £795per personView tour details
The Winding Seine Valley

Enjoy the passing scenery of the pretty River Seine from our floating hotel on this 6 night river cruise. On board we are treated to some gastronomic delights accompanied by fine French wines. The varied excursion programme includes highlights such as guided tour of Versailles or Châteu de Malmaison and a cruise through Paris at night-time.

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Our fantastic cruises along the River Seine encapsulate the beauty of the fascinating architecture and culture of France. Your amazing floating hotel allows you to enjoy delectable French cuisine and breathtaking scenery in an extremely relaxing environment. On selected Seine cruise itineraries you will visit Monet's beautifully colourful gardens in Giverny, which was the artist's home for over 40 years. Admire the pretty water lily ponds and the renowned Japanese bridge which were such an inspiration for Monet's magnificent paintings. You may prefer to partake in a guided tour of Mantes where you will find the exquisite church of Notre Dame. This quaint town is steeped in a rich history which you can uncover at one of the local museums, and its striking architecture and affluent mansions are a sight to behold.

The advantages of cruising with Great Rail Journeys include the services of a Tour Manager throughout your journey from London. Your professional Tour Manager will be on-hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly and answer any questions that you may have. Rail is the perfect complement to a Seine river cruise as it allows you to enjoy the passing scenery and relax whilst reading a book or chatting to fellow travel companions whilst travelling. First Class rail is used whenever possible to ensure that you reach your ship and end your holiday as refreshed as possible.

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