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Botanica

Gardens & Landscapes of the Seine River Cruise including Chelsea Flower Show

Paris to London

Trip Code: BTSECS12
12 Days
28 Meals
2020

Trip Highlights

Visit Monet's Garden

Explore Monets Garden at Giverny and private garden, Le Jardin Plume.

See the Bayeaux Tapestry

See the Bayeaux Tapestry and Napoleon's Chateau Malmaison.

Grand Chateau Gardens

Experience grand Chateau gardens and see inspiring displays at the Chelsea Flower Show.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • Services of a Cruise Director, local guides & Botanical Guide
  • All sightseeing & touring as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • 7 Nights aboard a luxurious river ship & 2 Nights in Amsterdam Hotel
  • Quality local wine with lunch and dinner when on board your cruise
  • Eurostar train in Business Class from Paris to London
  • Stay 2 nights in Chichester & London
  • 28 Meals

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Group size 25-30 guests
  • Small ship up to 100 guests maximum
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • This is an APT Aria Class Ship
  • Disrptions to the cruise itinerary may occur due to high and low water
  • This cruise is in partnership with our sister company
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
UK & Europe Map BTSECS12 2019-21
Paris to London

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Chelsea Flower Show

Visit the world’s most famous Flower Show, that all gardening enthusiasts should attend at least once in their lives.

Arrive into Paris and transfer to your river ship the MS AmaLyra, moored close to the city centre. Meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, aboard MS AmaLyra

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This morning sail to Les Andelys. Enjoy views of dramatic white cliffs, half-timbered houses, and hilltop ruins. This afternoon travel towards Normandy, visiting two gardens of major importance. Le Vasterival is an expansive woodland garden while Les Bois des Moutiers, features the work of English Landscape Designer, Gertrude Jekyll.

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Today perhaps visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses that was a favourite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. Alternatively you may choose to visit rural Normandy which includes a visit to the Pays d'Auge and 'Routes du Cidre' the Cider Road.

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Today enjoy a visit to Bayeaux and see the remarkably preserved Bayeaux tapestry. Afterwards visit the garden of Chateau de Brecy.

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Enjoy a morning visit to the private Le Jardin Plume with its wildflowers, grasses and perennial plantings. This afternoon perhaps walk or bike tour through the medieval city of Rouen and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Afterwards, you will have free time.

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Spend the morning enjoying the scenery as you cruise to Vernon. Explore the town at leisure. Later visit Giverny and the home and gardens of French Impressionist Claude Monet.

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Visit Château Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. These gardens were probably the most important factor in establishing the popularity of the rose in the 19th century. Cruise to Paris, arriving in the evening.

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Take the Eurostar in Business Class from Paris to London and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a special dinner and lecture about the Chelsea Flower Show.

Stay: Two Nights, London, The May Fair Hotel

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Chelsea Flower Show

Visit the world’s most famous Flower Show, that all gardening enthusiasts should attend at least once in their lives.


Enjoy a full day to experience the Chelsea Flower Show which has been delighting visitors for over 150 years. Also take a look at Chelsea in Bloom as the shop fronts around Sloane Square are decorated for this event.

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Cruise the River Thames and visit private and barge gardens before arriving in West Sussex.

Stay: Two Nights, West Sussex, Hilton Avisford Park

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Today visit the Regency State Apartments at Goodwood House. Also visit private gardens of West Sussex and meet their owners.

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Arrive at the picture perfect Arundel Castle and discover its themed gardens. Visit Loseley Park to explore the privately owned gardens. Arrive at approximately 5pm to your post tour hotel.

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Everything was wonderful. There were great sightseeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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