Explore the rivers and countryside of France as you travel an incredible 60 nautical miles up the River Seine to Rouen, perfect stopping off point for a visit to Paris. You will also visit the Gironde and Garonne Rivers and overnight in Bordeaux. All this on board the Fred Olsen Braemar on this great 9 night cruise departing from Dover – with no extra supplement for single travellers! (Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer)
Visiting the beautiful cities of Rouen, La Rochelle (La Pallice), Bordeaux and Lorient and explore the rivers Seine, Gironde and Garonne this cruise is a perfect blend of time to explore and time to enjoy the facilities on board.
|FROM||Dublin / Dover, UK|
|DATE||01 April 2017|
One of the best things about Fred.’s river cruises is that you get to enjoy relaxing journeys along meandering waterways in the comfort of our smaller-sized, more intimate cruise ships. This French river cruise is no exception, featuring hours of unforgettable, daytime scenic cruising as Braemar takes you closer to culture-rich towns and cities via picturesque waterways.
You’ll experience a relaxing, 60-nautical-mile sail along the beautiful River Seine, admiring unspoilt countryside views after docking overnight in the charming, historic city of Rouen. While in Rouen you’ll have time to explore the medieval Old Town and marvel at the striking gothic cathedral; visit the exact spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake; or even tour to nearby Paris and discover the many highlights of the romantic French capital, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. Braemar will also cruise along the narrow Gironde and Garonne Rivers, sailing straight to the UNESCO-listed heart of beautiful Bordeaux. Explore the charming historic district to see stunning structures and squares such as the 18th century Place de la Bourse; or take a trip the magnificent Medoc Vineyards and sample world-famous wines during a two-day stay in the ‘Pearl of Aquitaine’.
A day in La Pallice offers you the chance to take a short trip to La Rochelle and wander through the pretty arcaded streets of the ‘White City’ in search of historic sites such as the 15th century town hall and the impressive towers which guard the harbour. La Pallice is also perfectly placed for tours to ‘Green Venice’, where wonderful waterways and protected marshlands can be explored on a delightful boat ride. You’ll also enjoy a short stay in Lorient, which was one of Germany’s most important U-Boat bases in World War Two. Here you can admire the rebuilt post-war architecture; visit the concrete caverns of the Keroman Submarine Base that survived relentless allied bombing raids in the war; or simply head across the harbour to Île de Groix to relax amongst the sandy beaches and rocky cliffs.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Dover, United Kingdom: Depart Late PM
Following a flight from Dublin to London, you will be transferred to the port in Dover to board the Fred. Olsen Boudicca where you will begin your journey.
Day 2: Cruising Seine River: Early AM
Day 2-3: Rouen, France: Early AM OVERNIGHT depart Early PM
Day 5: La Pallice (La Rochelle), France: Early AM to Late PM
Days 6-7: Bordeaux, France: Early AM OVERNIGHT depart Late PM
Day 8: Lorient, France: Early PM to Late PM
Day 9: At Sea:
Day 10: Dover, United Kingdom: Arrive Early AM
Following your disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport to get your return flight to Dublin.
9 Nights accommodation aboard the Braemar, operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on the Braemar)
4* Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Ship
A five-deck atrium creates a very light, spacious and airy interior, giving Braemar a very modern feel, while still maintaining the relaxing atmosphere for which Fred. Olsen’s vessels are renowned. Cascading decks at the stern give plenty of room for taking in the air and enjoying the sunshine. Stylish public rooms feature polished wood and gleaming brass, subtle lighting and luxurious fabrics.
Refitted in 2008 and carrying around 900 passengers, the 24,000 tonne Braemar has more then 80 passenger cabins and suites with balconies. Facilities include the comfortable Morning Light Pub and Observatory Lounge, which enjoys spectacular views over the bow – just the places to enjoy a pre dinner drink.
For fine food there is the Thistle Restaurant on the main deck, while on Marquee Deck the Grampian Restaurant offers a more intimate atmosphere in a formal setting. Informal dining is available in Palms Cafe.
During special-interest cruises, activities are available in the Arts and Crafts Room. Two open-air swimming pools, separated by open air jacuzzis on Marquee Deck, together with a Children’s Pool and poolside bar will help you get the most from your time on board.
Dates & Prices
|01 April 2017||Was €2,499
|01 April 2017||Now €2,179||Oceanview
Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer
- Return flights Dublin to London
- Return Transfers airport / port
- 8 nights accommodation aboard the Fred. Olsen Braemar
- Fine dining on a full board basis
- All onboard entertainment
- One check-in bag of 15kgs and one 10kgs carry-on per person
- Taxes and charges of €130
- Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15% due on confirmation of booking
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
- Optional Insurance available on request (conditions apply)
- Drinks packages available to prebook – only €12 per person per night
- Gratuities from €5 per person per night payable at the end of your cruise onboard M.S. Braemar
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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