Fancy flying & French ports

Spend a few relaxing days on board much-loved Marco Polo as she journeys from Bristol Avonmouth to the Isle of Wight, making a delightful circumnavigation of the island, before anchoring off the coast of mainland England for a unique view of the Bournemouth Air Festival.

Continue across the Channel and cruise down the meandering Seine as far as ‘Joan of Arc city’ Rouen, with its beautifully restored medieval centre and famous cathedral, painted by Claude Monet. From Rouen, Marco Polo retraces her passage up the Seine, calling at pretty Honfleur, once the retreat of the French Impressionists, on her way back to Plymouth.

What does this price include?

  • 6 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1500hrs

    Board Marco Polo in Bristol, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

  • Spend today relaxing and getting to know Marco Polo.

  • Relax as Marco Polo sails around the Isle of Wight to anchor off Bournemouth for an unrivalled view of the aerial displays and historic aircraft featured in the Bournemouth Air Festival.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs (Day Four)

    Depart: 0130hrs (Day Five)

    This morning you'll awake in the heart of Normandy, as Marco Polo heads to the ancient city of Rouen. You'll spend a full day here, giving you plenty of time to explore. Stroll the pretty, cobbled streets of Rouen, today, past the site of Joan of Arc’s martyrdom in the Place du Vieux-Marché and beneath the Renaissance arch that houses the ornate Gros-Horloge (one of the oldest clocks in France) to the Place de la Cathédrale.

  • After another morning to enjoy Rouen, you'll spend the afternoon cruising gently back up to the mouth of the Seine.

  • Arrive: 0500hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Early this morning, Marco Polo reaches Honfleur. Explore this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its Vieux Bassin harbour surrounded by gabled houses, or perhaps join a shore excursion to Deauville or Monet's Gardens at Giverny.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Say goodbye to Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Plymouth, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.

    An optional coach transfer back to Bristol Avonmouth will be available to book in advance.

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.


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How many passengers?
Adults 2
Children 0

Further Information

  • 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.

  • 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.

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