Normandy and Gems of the Seine River Cruise 2024
 12 Days • 29 Meals

  • 29 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship, featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • All gratuities included
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Choose from a variety of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages onboard, all day, every day
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles

Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Paris, France.
Day 2  Paris
Welcome to France! Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to the vessel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin discovering Paris. Enjoy a welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris with the beautiful city as a backdrop. Meal: D
Day 3  Les Andelys
Enjoy the opulent amenities of your floating hotel as you glide peacefully through the Île-de-France region to Les Andelys. Freechoice: Hike to King Richard the Lionheart’s Château Gaillard, or journey to Lyons la Forêt, one of the most beautiful villages of France, and visit a local farm to sample cider, the region’s specialty.

Alternatively, join your local guide for a walking tour of the quaint village of Les Andelys, or take a bicycle tour through this beautiful village, set on the banks of the Seine. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4  Rouen
Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites relating to Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Alternatively, learn about the Viking Warlord Rollo “The Walker” who will host a guided walking tour through the medieval lanes of Rouen.

This region is also the gateway to the historic Western Front, and this afternoon you’re able to gain fascinating insights into the Somme battlefields with an onboard presentation from a local expert. This evening, a local pâtissier will come onboard with a selection of their finest desserts for your dining pleasure. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5  Rouen
Freechoice: Get a glimpse of what the Somme battlefields might have been like for those caught up in this terrible World War I battle, which claimed the lives of more than 150,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers. This fullday excursion commemorates the 103 years since.

You may choose to visit the Australian National Memorial, containing the Sir John Monash Centre as well as the Caterpillar Valley Memorial, dedicated to the New Zealand citizens who perished during the Battle of the Somme. Or opt to visit Lochnager Crater, the Newfoundland Memorial Park and Thiepval Memorial. Alternatively, explore the collection of Impressionistic paintings, including masterpieces by Renoir and Monet, at the Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6  Rouen to Honfleur
Relax onboard as you cruise toward the open waters of the English Channel. Freechoice: Explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, relaxed coastal atmosphere and colorful fishing boats bobbing up and down in its waters. Alternatively, visit charming Norman villages and discover their traditional cheeses and Calvados.

The small town of Pont l’Eveque is renowned for producing a cheese of the same name, and you sample this and more during the guided tour. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Honfleur
Freechoice: Visit the historic beaches of Normandy, the site of the D-Day landings that took place in June, 1944. Learn about the U.S. contribution to the battle at Utah Beach and Memorial.

A visit to the Normandy-American cemetery and visitor center provides a somber ambience surrounding the 9,387 graves located here. Alternatively, learn about history of a different era and visit the Bayeux Tapestry, a hand-embroidered masterpiece that depicts the tales of the Norman conquest of England and dates back to the 11th century. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Honfleur to Caudebec-en-Caux
Freechoice: Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surroundings, the city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centerpiece, the Benedictine Palace. Or, sitting proudly atop a dramatic seascape is the town of Étretat, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour and time at leisure.

With steep limestone cliffs that plunge dramatically towards the emerald waters of the English Channel below, the beauty of the Alabaster Coast will leave you breathless. Alternatively, travel to the hilltop village of Bolbec and view fabrics at the fascinating Textile Museum before visiting a traditional farm nearby. For the more adventurous, join a guided cycling tour to the charming village of Villequier and visit the Victor Hugo Museum. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Vernon
In a region rich in visual treasures, enjoy a full morning of relaxation and take in the incredible scenery as you cruise into Vernon. Freechoice: Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. If you’re feeling more adventurous, explore by bike with a self-guided cycling tour from Vernon to Giverny where you can then visit Monet’s garden.

After exploring these spectacular gardens, you may feel inspired to join a painting class onboard this afternoon. ENRICH: Built into a steep rock face overlooking the Seine River and the small village bearing the same name, Château de La Roche-Guyon is a sight to behold. Experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you enjoy a classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians. Meals: B, L, D
Day 10  Conflans to Paris
Cruise to the charming medieval town of Conflans with its distinctive barge houses docked within reach of the quaint main square. Freechoice: Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, or step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château.

Alternatively, visit the great stables on the grounds of Chantilly, essentially a palace for horses living on the estate. The stables also house a museum dedicated to the relationship between man and horse throughout time. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11  Paris
It’s your choice to either spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city or embark on a discovery beyond the city limits. Freechoice: Walk through the trendy Marais district with a resident expert and hear tales only the locals know.

OR, admire the extravagance and grandeur of the famous Opera Garnier on a guided tour. Alternatively, see the highlights of Paris during a city tour and marvel at the many iconic sights of the city. OR, you may wish to explore beyond Paris and tour the 17th-century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV’s inspiration for Versailles Palace. Meals: B, L, D
Day 12  Paris / USA
Bid ‘au revoir’ to France as you transfer to the airport and return home with memories of wonderful experiences from your cruise along the Seine River. Meal: B

Days 2 - 11  Aboard MS Scenic Gem


 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Per Person Twin Single Room Add
June 17, 2024 Jewel - Standard Suite E $8,265
Jewel - Standard Suite D $8,815
Sapphire - Balcony Suite C $9,839
Sapphire - Balcony Suite BA $10,259
Sapphire - Balcony Suite B $10,259
Sapphire - Deluxe Balcony Suite $10,575
Diamond - Balcony Suite PA $10,259
Diamond - Balcony Suite P $10,469
Diamond - Deluxe Balcony Suite PD $10,785
Diamond - Royal Balcony Suite On Request N/A
Diamond - Royal One-Bedroom Suite On Request N/A
July 14, 2024 Jewel - Standard Suite E $7,949 + $7,949
Jewel - Standard Suite D $8,499 + $8,499
Sapphire - Balcony Suite C $9,525 + $9,525
Sapphire - Balcony Suite B $9,945 + $9,945
Sapphire - Deluxe Balcony Suite $10,259 + $10,259
Diamond - Balcony Suite PA $9,945 + $9,945
Diamond - Balcony Suite P $10,155 + $10,155
Diamond - Deluxe Balcony Suite PD $10,469 N/A
Diamond - Royal Balcony Suite On Request N/A
Diamond - Royal One-Bedroom Suite On Request N/A


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