Spirit of the Seine River Cruise

tour only from
9 days
with flights from
10 days


Discover the spirit of the Seine River on this 7-night cruise aboard a beautiful boutique ship plus an extra night in Paris! You’ll have plenty of time to take in the “City of Lights” with a photo stop at the Eiffel Tower, a visit to the Arc de Triomphe, a walking tour of Montmartre, and an evening illumination cruise. Visit Giverny, home to Claude Monet where you can see the enchanting water lily pond that inspired so many of his paintings; and the Norman Abbeys Trail including Jumièges Abbey, the “most beautiful ruins in all of France” according to Victor Hugo. Explore Côte Fleurie from Deauville’s seaside to historic Breuil Castle turned prestigious Calvados distillery, take a walking tour of charming Honfleur, and explore Normandy’s cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital – Rouen! Cross Le Petit Andelys before visiting the lovely Château de Martainville where you can learn about 500 years of rural Normandy.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night in Paris
  • 7-night cruise on the Seine
  • Paris
  • Vernon
  • Duclair
  • Honfleur
  • Rouen
  • Les Andelys

Tour Highlights

  • Louvre Guided Visit
  • Panoramic Guided Tour of Paris
  • Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny
  • The Norman Abbeys Trail
  • Côte Fleurie Tour with Calvados (brandy) tasting
  • Walking Tour of Rouen
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • Chateau de Martainville

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • 1 night at a Paris hotel
  • 7-night cruise aboard the MS Renoir
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • 21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Free-flowing wine, beer, soda, water, coffee/tea for lunch and dinner
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and local English-speaking guides throughout

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Recreational

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More

Pacing Level: Leisurely

Expect half-day tours most days with a free day in most cities to explore independently. There are few to no early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 4+ nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

Travelers will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes on the shore excursions.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

Day 1: Arrive in Paris

Welcome to France! Upon arrival, continue to our hotel. The balance of the day is free to explore and dine at leisure.

Accommodations: Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel or similar

Day 2: Paris

Day 3: Paris

Day 4: Giverny Excursion

Day 5: Norman Abbeys Trail Excursion

Day 6: Côte Fleurie & Honfleur Excursions

Day 7: Rouen

Day 8: Les Andelys Excursion

Day 9: Depart Paris

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Mar. 31, 2023 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2023 Tours With Flights  
Wed — Fri
Sep 20 — 29
$4,856 $4,356
 Book with Flights
2023 Tours Tour Only  
Thu — Fri
Sep 21 — 29
$3,856 $3,356
 Book Tour Only

* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.