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Festive cruise to northern France

Join us aboard Magellan for a pre-Christmas cruise to Normandy, crossing the Channel and sailing through the upper reaches of the River Seine to Rouen. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this beautifully restored medieval city, and call at pretty Honfleur and the busy Belgian port of Zeebrugge for the chance to visit the lovely city of Bruges.

Life on board Magellan

There's far more to Magellan than we could possibly fit on this page. Click below to find out more about her cabins, restaurants and other excellent facilities.

WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?

4 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes

Full Itinerary

Day One: Depart London Tilbury

Embark at London Tilbury before Magellan sails at the start of this unique pre-Christmas mini-cruise to France.

Day Two: Rouen, France

Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy, today, heading to the ancient city of Rouen. We'll spend the night here, giving you the chance to explore. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, site of Saint Joan's martyrdom, the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the chalets and stalls of the Christmas Market that shelter beneath the city's stunning Gothic cathedral.

Day Three: Honfleur, France

Today you'll reach Honfleur, set at the mouth of the River Seine. This favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, and its harbour surrounded by gabled houses, are an unforgettable sight at Christmastime as an elegant little Christmas Market springs up around the marina of the Quai Sainte-Catherine. Explore the town, or venture further afield on an excursion to Monet's idyllic house and garden at Giverny or to fashionable Deauville.

Day Four: Zeebrugge, Belgium

This morning, Magellan docks in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. From there you might choose to head to Bruges on an optional excursion. Explore this charming Belgian city, famous for its picturesque network of canals, fine medieval architecture and magnificent town square, and browse the stalls of its famous Christmas Market.

Day Five: Arrive London Tilbury

Disembark in London Tilbury, and make your way home after a wonderful festive break.

Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

PRICES

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Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*Offer applies to new bookings made between 5th July and 31st October 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The discount amount will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

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