France River Cruise

$3599 per person
8 days

INCLUDES SHORE EXCURSIONS Cruise the Seine on a French River Cruise

Discover the magic of France on this stunning Seine River cruise that visits historic cities, charming villages and see the gardens that inspired great masterpieces.
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Cruise the Seine on this French river experience. Visit picturesque gardens and chateau, discover historic sights and medieval wonders, enjoy the luxury of a cabin with an ever-changing view and only having to unpack once on a river cruise from Paris. Now's the time to book. You can save for a limited time and cruises are filling quickly!

What's included

Departure Location
Paris, France
Return Location
Paris, France
Tour Start Date & Time
June 1, 2023 2:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs April to October: Contact us for available dates & current prices Booking Code: FRCG8M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Drinks with Dinner: Wine & beer is included with cruise dinners
Additional Prices
Special Upgrade: French balcony cabin upgrades from $899 per person Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays in Europe. Optional Tours: Optional tours can be booked in advance to save. Contact us for details. Flights from Australia: Please request a quote for special international airfares. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote. Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates that include your own cabin.

Tour overview

Sail the Seine River from Paris to Rouen, seeing the picturesque French countryside that inspired great artists, like Van Gogh and Monet.

River cruising offers the unique opportunity to visit Europe’s historic cities and charming villages as you sail the world’s most beautiful waterways. Cruise aboard an intimate floating hotel, equipped with features and amenities to make your voyage comfortable and carefree.



River Cruise Sale

Contact us for our special River Cruise deals, before they are sold out!

Lowest price departures:
– 1 June, 31 August, 5 October

Let us know if you’d like to travel at other times of the year.

Upgrade to a French Balcony cabin with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, from just $899 more per person.

Note: Prices in AUD are per person, based on twin share and subject to currency fluctuations. This special is subject to availability and prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Departures are from Paris. Conditions apply.

Inclusions at a glance

  • 7 nights outside cabin aboard MS Monarch Countess river cruise ship
  • River port charges of US$190 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special features

  • In Auvers-sur-Oise, view Ravoux Inn where Van Gogh spent the final days of his life
  • Explore Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart
  • Visit the historic city of Rouen with its beautiful medieval quarter
  • Tour the home of Claude Monet in Giverny and view the tranquil gardens that inspired his masterpieces
  • Tour Paris, the historic City of Lights and view the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and the Latin Quarter

River Cruise features & amenities

  • Gala Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides


Paris, France
France, it’s one of the most visited countries in the world and just imagine the delight of cruising its magnificent waterways!
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Arrive in Paris

Arrive in Paris and make your way to the ship. Embarkation begins at 2 PM. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy a welcome dinner, as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Dinner


Arrive in Conflans, Auvers-Sur-Oise

This morning, arrive in Conflans. Embark on a tour of the quaint town of Auvers-sur-Oise, and learn about Van Gogh's troubled life. View Ravoux Inn, where he rented a room, and spent the final months of his life. During his time in Auvers-sur-Oise, Van Gogh was very prolific and painted over 70 works. View the cemetery where he is buried and return to the ship for lunch. This afternoon perhaps, join the optional tour to magnificent Versailles to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture
Optional: Palace of Versailles (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Les Andelys

Enjoy an informative presentation on Château Gaillard this morning, as the ship sails towards Les Andelys. Disembark and head up to Château Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart. Explore the grounds and admire the panoramic views of the Seine and of the charming town at the foot of the hill before returning to the ship. On board, attend a lecture on the life of Joan of Arc, to prepare you for tomorrow's visit to Rouen
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Morning Tour of Rouen

This morning, take a walking tour of the medieval quarter of Rouen. View the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral that inspired Claude Monet to paint the cathedral series and the famous Gros Horloge, a 16th century astronomical clock. Walk through the cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered storybook houses and view the courthouse and the Market Square where Joan of Arc was martyred. The afternoon is at leisure, or join the optional Half Day Honfleur. Discover the historic city of Honfleur. View Vieux Bassin, the old harbor with its half-timbered houses, and colorful boats, Church of Saint-Etienne, Sainte-Catherine Church, built entirely out of wood, and the Lieutenancy, an ancient medieval fortification. Conclude the tour with a tasting of local cider and fresh crepes
Optional: Half Day Honfleur (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Full Day in Rouen

Spend the day at leisure in Rouen to further explore this historic city. Perhaps, visit the riverfront Panorama XXL, Art Museum, and Tour Jeanne d'Arc, or join the optional full day tour to Normandy Beaches. Visit St. Mere Eglise on the Cotentin Peninsula, where the allied invasion began. Explore Utah Beach, then make a stop at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Continue east to visit Omaha Beach and the site of the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial. The cemetery covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 American soldiers
Optional: Full Day Normandy Beaches with Lunch (AM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Vernon, Giverny

Arrive in Vernon this morning and disembark the ship for your excursion to Giverny, home of Claude Monet, one of the world's greatest impressionist painters. Walk through the famous gardens that inspired many of his masterpieces, including his famous "water lilies" series of paintings. In the afternoon, free time to discover Vernon, before you set sail for Paris
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Panoramic Tour of Paris

Begin the day in Paris, the City of Lights, with a panoramic tour, including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the iconic Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional half day tour to Montmarte. Explore Montmartre with its bohemian vibe. View the Moulin Rouge and walk along the winding lanes to mingle with street artists selling their wares at Place du Tertre. Spectacular views of the city await you from the steps of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Afterward, enjoy a drink at a local bistro
Optional: Half Day Montmartre (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Disembark in Paris

Make your way to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 11:30AM
Meals: Breakfast

More about France

France is one of the oldest nations on earth, the largest in the EU and also the most popular with tourists. People flock to its iconic sites, medieval cities, alpine mountains and Mediterranean beaches. It's a must to visit the amazing art galleries and museums of Paris, but make sure you allow time for people watching in a chic cafe. Visit the French Riviera to see how the rich and famous live, or take the world's highest cable car to get a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc. Try some of the 1600 varieties of cheese produced in France, but don't turn the accompanying baguette upside down, the French believe that brings bad luck!
Cruise the Seine on this French river experience. Visit picturesque gardens and chateau, discover historic sights and medieval wonders, enjoy the luxury of a cabin with an ever-changing view and only having to unpack once on a river cruise from Paris. Now's the time to book. You can save for a limited time and cruises are filling quickly!

My Travel Experience Review

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River cruising really is the most relaxing and comfortable way to explore Europe. This trip ticks all the boxes for great destinations and inclusions. Let us know if you'd like to stay longer or include airfares from Australia.

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This special river cruise deal departs on select dates from April to October, 2023

Price may vary or change without notice, depending on your travel date.
Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and cost.
Contact us for the latest deals on other travel dates.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this river cruise is 2:00pm but this is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

How to make a booking:

This travel deal is valid for a limited time. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) that were correct on 7 February 2023. Rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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France River Cruise

$3599 per person
8 days

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