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Paris Normandy and the Seine at Christmastime by Air

5 days from £799*
Departing: November - December 2019
* Price shown: 18 December 2019 from Southend - SEN
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This wonderful pre-Christmas river cruise, which begins and ends close to the glorious 'City of Light', offers opportunities to enjoy the festive preparations in two French cities, and to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and everyday luxuries of an A-ROSA river cruise.

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by treating yourself to a Premium All-Inclusive A-ROSA holiday? Flexible meal times with a delicious buffet, included drinks, spacious modern cabins and festive on-board activities and treats mean you'll have a fun and indulgent start to the festive season.

Board the ship in Paris and sail first to the picturesque city of Joan of Arc, Rouen. Spend a day in riverside Mantes-la-Jolie, the lovely but little-known subject of some Monet's paintings. This is followed by an early arrival for a full day moored in the historic St Denis district of Paris. Join the included city tour and make the very most of the festive French capital.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Cruise to Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy
  • A call in riverside Mantes-la-Jolie
  • A full day in Paris and an included city tour
  • Special meals and entertainment on board
  • Embark A-ROSA VIVA in Paris
  • Four nights' Premium All-Inclusive cruise accommodation
  • Buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board
  • A large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all day long
  • On-board activities and entertainment
  • Return flights from the UK to Paris
  • Included coach transfers from the airport to the ship

Deck plans

Take a look at the layout of the ship for this cruise.

Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Paris, and transfer across the city to St Denis. Board A-ROSA VIVA and settle in to your new surroundings before she gets underway this evening and your festive river cruise begins.

Day Two

After a morning on the water, your ship arrives in Rouen. Step ashore and soak up the festive atmosphere of the beautiful Upper Normandy capital - perhaps with the help of a glass or two of calvados in a local bar. Explore the Christmas market in the square before city cathedral, visit the Place du Vieux-Marche where Joan of Arc was burnt to death, and see the ornate one-handed clock-face of the Gros Horloge before A-ROSA VIVA sets sail shortly before midnight.

Day Three

In the late morning you'll arrive at Mantes-la-Jolie. No  w absorbed by the suburbs of Paris, this pretty town and its scenic stretch of the Seine attracted painters like Monet, Manet and Renoir during the 19th Century, and you'll have time to visit the imposing church of Notre-Dame de Mantes, explore or relax in a local cafe or bar before the ship leaves in the late evening.

Day Four

You'll wake this morning to find yourself back in St Denis, ready for the highlight of your cruise - a full day in Paris. After an included city tour, which will bring the sights to life, you'll have the day to explore, shop and relax.

The French capital is a city of romance, sights and hidden secrets. From the art of the Louvre to the history of Versailles, and from the shopping of the Galeries Lafayette to the sophistication of the Cafe de Flore, 'la vie Parisienne' gives every aspect of the city a unique and elegant air. The fascinating, cafe-lined streets of the Latin Quarter are the perfect place to enjoy a meal or relax with a drink as you watch the world go by.

Day Five

Say farewell to your new friends as you disembark, join your included coach transfer and head back to the to check in for your flight home at the end of a memorable Christmastime river cruise.

Departure Airport Date Price From
ABZ
ABZ 28 November 2019 £1069
ABZ
ABZ 02 December 2019 £1079
ABZ
ABZ 10 December 2019 £909
ABZ
ABZ 18 December 2019 £1029
BHX
BHX 28 November 2019 £889
BHX
BHX 02 December 2019 £909
BHX
BHX 10 December 2019 £909
BHX
BHX 18 December 2019 £849
CWL
CWL 28 November 2019 £889
CWL
CWL 02 December 2019 £909
CWL
CWL 10 December 2019 £909
CWL
CWL 18 December 2019 £849
EDI
EDI 28 November 2019 £969
EDI
EDI 02 December 2019 £979
EDI
EDI 18 December 2019 £939
EXT
EXT 28 November 2019 £889
EXT
EXT 02 December 2019 £909
EXT
EXT 10 December 2019 £909
EXT
EXT 18 December 2019 £849
GLA
GLA 28 November 2019 £879
GLA
GLA 02 December 2019 £889
LBA
LBA 28 November 2019 £919
LBA
LBA 02 December 2019 £919
LGW
LGW 28 November 2019 £839
LGW
LGW 02 December 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 10 December 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 18 December 2019 £799
LHR
LHR 28 November 2019 £949
LHR
LHR 02 December 2019 £949
LHR
LHR 10 December 2019 £949
LHR
LHR 18 December 2019 £909
LTN
LTN 28 November 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 02 December 2019 £839
LTN
LTN 10 December 2019 £839
LTN
LTN 18 December 2019 £799
MAN
MAN 28 November 2019 £889
MAN
MAN 02 December 2019 £919
MAN
MAN 10 December 2019 £909
MAN
MAN 18 December 2019 £849
NCL
NCL 28 November 2019 £919
NCL
NCL 02 December 2019 £919
NCL
NCL 10 December 2019 £919
NCL
NCL 18 December 2019 £869
SOU
SOU 28 November 2019 £889
SOU
SOU 02 December 2019 £909
Southend
Southend 02 December 2019 £839
Southend
Southend 18 December 2019 £799

A-ROSA Viva 

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.

Disabled guests and guests in need of assistance

All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.

Luggage

Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.

Pool

A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.

Whirlpool

A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.

Cabin facilities

In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.

Air-conditioning

All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.

Drinking water

The water on board is potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

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.