France

LGBT Group Trip: Cruising The River Seine

From
8 days£
Group Trip

Sail around France in style on board The Amadeus Diamond. You’ll discover the charms of the world’s most visited country as you sail on its most famous river, the Seine. The ship was built in 2009. It’s a new jewel on the waterways and it was fully renovated in 2019. The style of the ship is elegant and modern. You can rest on the sun deck, hit the gym and wine and dine at the Panorama Restaurant.

Our French sailing trip will begin in Paris and end in Paris. You’ll visit the beaches of Normandy and follow in the footsteps of the famous Impressionists. You’ll also visit the Rouen, Honfleur and Le Havre. Highlights include a visit to the Church of Joan of Arc, van Gough’s home, the Palace of Versailles and Paris’ gay district, Le Marais. Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise and free-flowing red & white wines from France’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board.

Call our travel experts on

+44 (0)20 7157 1570
Request More Information
Departing on
  • 12th May 2020 Tuesday
France LGBT Rights

Group Trip Breakdown

Paris

Day 1: Paris

Bonjour and Bienvenue – welcome to gay Paris. We’ll embark the vessel and you can settle into your cabin. Enjoy a welcome cocktail in the evening and then we’ll have a welcome dinner.

Miss Van G

Day 2: Conflans

We’ll sail in style to Conflans and visit the town of Auvers-sur-Oise. It served as a major source of inspiration to impressionist painters like Cezanne, Pissarro and Daubigny. It’s also the resting place of van Gough. We’ll visit Auberge Ravoux where van Gough lived in a modest room. He painted around 80 canvasses here.

Rouen

Day 3: Rouen

We’ll arrive in Rouen in the morning. It’s often hailed as “museum town” so you’ll do well here if you’re an art lover. You can check out the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc. You can also see “Place du Vieux Marché”, the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Check out the “Abbey Trail” to see endless churches and, you guessed it, abbeys.

Le Havre

Day 4: Le Havre

The harbour of Le Havre was destroyed during WW2 and then rebuilt. It’s still a charming Norman port city. Take a stroll along the coastline and the chalk rocks of Ètretat’s cliff-top paths. Nearby, you’ll find the city of Honfleur, a charming stop-off on the Côte Fleurie.

Normandy

Day 5: Caudebec-En-Caux

Today you’ll get the chance to see the Norman beaches where the Allies landed to liberate the continent. Nearby, there are many charming villages to explore. You’ll find many artisans still successful at their trades: cheesemakers, metalworkers, potters, lacemakers, bell forgers, and cidermakers. Here you can enjoy some classic  French cheese, cider and wine. We’ll board the ship in Caudebec.

Les Andelys

Day 6: Les Andelys/Vernon/Poissy

We’ll anchor at the town of Les Andelys where you’ll find the former home of Richard Lionheart, Chateau Gaillard. Nearby we’ll visit the town of Giverny, former home to Claude Monet. Back to Vernon for lunch on the ship. The Gala Dinner in the evening will be a highlight of the trip.

Paris

Day 7: Paris

In the morning we’ll arrive once more in Paris, City of Lights. Take a trip up the steps to the artist’s village of Montmartre, where you can visit Sacré-Coeur. Don’t leave Paris without visiting Le Marais, the gay district. You can also take a trip just outside Paris to Versailles, a former hunting lodge that Louis XIV turned into a glorious palace.

Paris Eiffel Tower

Day 8: Departure

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

Sounds good? Call our travel experts:

+44 (0)20 7157 1570
Make an Enquiry

What next?

To get going, please submit an enquiry below and one of our expert team will get back to you within the next 24 hours to discuss your requirements. All the prices on our website do not include flights, but we can, of course, arrange them for you and include them in your quote.

Remember, there is no booking fee for using our expert team to plan and book your trip.

Make an Enquiry

Call the team now for a chat on +44 (0)20 7157 1570.
Tap to Call

EnglishFrenchSpanish