- Notre Dame
Explore Notre Dame and Paris on Valentine’s day.
- Eiffel Tower from below
Take a trip to the top of ‘The City of Love’s’ most iconic landmark on Valentine’s Day.
- Medieval architecture of Rouen
Cruising up the River Seine to the medieval Rouen and enjoy its narrow cobbled streets lined with medieval architecture.
Rendezvous in Rouen
Spirit of Discovery departing Southamptonfrom £872 per person 4 2 Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £17 if not required
- No fly
- Full board
Ignite the flames of love
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by dining at one of the Rouen’s intimate bistros, cafes or restaurants, advises Shore Excursion Manager, Neil Cron.
Join Spirit of Discovery on a romantic mini cruise to Rouen – it’s an unrivalled way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Begin with a memorable day spent cruising up the River Seine where few other cruise ships can follow. Arrive in Rouen at dusk just as the city’s lights flicker on - a truly magical sight. The ship will remain moored here for two days so you’ll have more than enough time to soak up the medieval ambience of northern Normandy’s capital. Known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, history pervades every nook and cranny, and the narrow streets of half-timbered houses are the perfect place for a romantic stroll.
For the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, join a trip to Paris, a city synonymous with love. Whether you wish to linger at one of the many cafes and watch Parisians going about their daily life, view works of art in the Louvre or wander up to the hilltop Basilica of the Sacred Heart and explore the city’s older side in Montmartre, you’ll discover that Paris’s true allure lies in its endless possibilities. Return to Rouen for your final night before Spirit of Discovery makes a slow journey back up the Seine.
Love is in the air
- Amorous music by an accordionist
- Rouen, France.
Saga price includes...
- All meals on board, including 24-hour room service
- A choice of wines at lunch and dinner
- All on-board gratuities
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- Entertainment and activities
- Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
- All port taxes and visas
Embark Spirit of Discovery. Depart 1700.
Arrive 1700 on February 13. Depart 0800 on February 15.
Enjoy a leisurely day cruising up the River Seine to the medieval Rouen. The capital of northern Normandy, Rouen has a fascinating history stretching back to Roman times and was once one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in Europe during the Middle Ages. Of special note is the stunning cathedral, the medieval quarter with its half-timbered houses and the Place du Vieux Marche – where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in 1431. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the atmospheric streets at leisure, perhaps to go shopping or visit the modern church dedicated to Joan of Arc, which contains beautiful stained glass windows from an earlier church. You’ll also have the chance to visit the charismatic, neoclassical capital of France on a sightseeing tour of Paris. A whistle-stop tour will reveal such iconic sights as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre.
Arrive 0800. Disembark Spirit of Discovery after breakfast.
Plan your excursions and time ashore with our expert concierge team on board. Here's some inspiration for this cruise...
Explore Rouen’s long and complicated history on a tour of its headline attractions including the flamboyant Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame, Rouen cathedral – which so enthralled Monet – and Vieux-Marché Square where crowds have mingled for centuries. We’ll also take you to the modern church dedicated to Joan of Arc so you can learn more about France’s most famous martyr.
‘The City of Love’
Imagine spending Valentine’s Day in Paris, the world’s most romantic city. First-time visitors can admire the city’s iconic sights, including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, on a full-day tour which encompasses a river cruise on the Seine. If you prefer, we can drop you off leaving you free to while away as you please – perhaps to revisit that favourite bar or see the latest fashions on the Champs Elysees.
A Hallmark Occasion
Need a hand planning the perfect Valentine’s Day in Rouen? Our Explore Ashore team can help you surprise your loved one with a candlelit dinner to remember at one of Rouen’s many restaurants.
All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.