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Seine River Cruise: From Paris to Honfleur

1 May — 7 May 2018 | Tour Directors: John Bryden, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Peter Higginson, Adam White, Cathy Oakes

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Suzanne Fagence Cooper, MA, PhD

lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

Peter Higginson, PhD

expert in art history and consultant lecturer at Christie's, London

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Bryden, MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

Adam White, PhD

Art historian and museum curator

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

Cathy Oakes, PhD, FSA

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Itinerary

Day

1

Transfer via Eurostar from London to Paris and board MS Renoir. Welcome drink and Tour Director introductions.

Day

2

Visits in Paris including Picasso Museum, Musée Marmottan Monet (Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir) and Musée d’Orsay (the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world including works by Cézanne and van Gogh). Evening piano recital. 

Day

3

Morning visit to Monet’s Garden at Giverny (Clos Normand flower garden and Japanese inspired water garden). Afternoon lectures and piano recital.

Day

4

Whole day in Rouen, including walking tour (including Notre Dame Cathedral, Great Clock and Aitre Saint-Maclou) and visit to Musée des Beaux-Arts (founded by Napoleon I in 1801; collections include works by Rubens, Caravaggio, Pissaro, Degas, Monet).

Day

5

Morning: Norman Abbeys trail including Saint Wandrille (exterior visit; ancient foundations with unique 7th century chapel) and Jumièges (described by Victor Hugo as “the most beautiful ruins in all of France”). Afternoon lectures and piano recital: French Impressionism.

Day

6

Morning: visit to Musée Eugène-Boudin (charming galleries showcasing works by Boudin and other local artists) and walking tour of Honfleur (picturesque old harbour, subject of works by Boudin, Monet and Courbet). Afternoon excursion to Bayeux (Tapestry Museum and town). Gala dinner on board MS Renoir.

Day

7

By coach to Paris for Eurostar transfer to London, where tour disperses.

Tour Dates

1 May — 7 May 2018

Days

7

Cost

£2550

Tour Code

SEI2-18

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Cost includes:

return travel, accommodation based on sharing a twin cabin (main deck), full board with unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks, tea & coffee with lunch and dinner, shore excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

ravel insurance, upper deck twin cabin supplement from £250 per person, twin cabin for single use supplement from £500 per person. Other supplements available on request.

 
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