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River Seine Experience 8 Days 26 August – 2 September 2020

This cruise will certainly provide a splash of colour with the opportunity to visit some world renowned gardens including Claude Monet’s celebrated garden at Giverny and the scenic delights of floral Guernsey. Cruise the beautiful River Seine with its panoramic vistas; discover a treasury of Gothic architecture in Rouen; and explore the Normandy countryside from Le Havre.

YOUR SHIP The Magellan offers a traditional maritime experience in spacious surroundings. Discover a wide range of comfortable lounges and stylish leisure facilities to enrich your time on board. Her wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants offering two sitting dining or the more informal Raffles Bistro. There are comfortable lounge areas throughout including the two-tier theatre style Magellan Show Lounge, and a wide range of other amenities. Out on deck, there are two swimming pools, three whirlpools and expansive deck areas.

WEDNESDAY Depart kettlewell’s yard or local pick up points early afternoon for our evening sailing from Liverpool.

THURSDAY The capital of the Emerald Isle is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. It lies on the east coast of Ireland along the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square St Stephen’s Green lie south of the Liffey, whilst the glorious Custom House, majestic Four Courts and famous General Post Office add grace to Dublin’s Northside. Crossing the river the high-arched Ha’penny Bridge is one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.

FRIDAY At sea

SATURDAY For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.

SUNDAY Lying some 75 miles from the Seine estuary, Rouen is the historic capital of Normandy. Victor Hugo called Rouen ‘the city of a hundred spires’. Its Old Town is a delightful maze of narrow, cobblestone streets lined with fine half-timbered houses and wonderful gothic churches including the magnificent Cathedrale Notre Dame and the Eglise St. Maclou. Rouen’s Place du Vieux-Marche is famous as the site where Joan of arc was burned at the stake in 1431. Further upriver is the village of Giverny and the home of Claude Monet, who captured the beauty of Rouen in many of his paintings.

MONDAY One of France’s main seaports, Le Havre sits on the English Channel at the mouth of the River Seine approximately 150 miles north west of Paris. Founded in the 1500’s Le Havre is one of France’s greenest cities and despite extensive damage during World War II, still retains a lot of its Gothic architecture with the city centre being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. With a number of impressive museums and galleries, Le Havre is an ideal city from which to explore the further reaches of Normandy, as well as being well placed to visit the nearby World War II Landing Beaches

TUESDAY At sea

WEDNESDAY After what will have been a wonderful holiday we arrive back in Liverpool to begin our journey home arriving mid afternoon.

PRICE PER PERSON FROM £720 INSIDE CABIN
FROM £959 OCEAN VIEW CABIN

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from Kettlewell’s Yard. Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet and drinks facilities. All coach seats non-smoking. Full board, afternoon teas & late night snacks. Big show entertainment, cabarets and Captains cocktail party. Guest speaker, daytime activities & arts & crafts.

A valid passport is required European Health Insurance card (free) & travel insurance are recommended.
Kettlewell (Retford) Ltd act as retail agents for South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd who have organised this holiday and financial protection is given by South Quay’s ABTA V9945.

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