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The Seine River

The Second Largest River in France

Paris, France wouldn’t be the City of Love it is today if it weren’t for the iconic Seine River that flows through the heart of it. The entire city evolved around the river that acted as both a transportation and commercial waterway hundreds of years ago. Even to this day, the river Seine seems to have a magnetic pull on the people of Paris, drawing together tourists, Parisians, and artists alike. 

The Seine River’s mouth starts in northeastern France and flows northwesterly through Paris and into the English Channel. Because of this useful connection, the Seine River has been fought over for thousands of years. Back in the Iron Age, the Celts were the first people to use the Seine River for personal gain, utilizing it for trade and transport. The Romans came next to rule the Seine, creating massive trade routes directly along the river.The City of Paris was built around the Seine and to this day, its Le Havre port is France’s largest international shipping port.

Scenic’s river cruises on the Seine River hit all the cultural must-sees of France. The Seine flows through the romantic Isle-de-France region into Les Andelys, an area that holds King Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard. Scenic guests have direct access to the stunning castle that once was built by King Richard I to defend the English against a French invasion. Tour the castle and take in the breathtaking viewpoint that overlooks Les Andelys below.

The Seine continues on past Les Andelys and into another historic region of France. Rouen sits directly on the river’s banks and is the capital of Normandy. It holds much historical significance as it was the setting in many famous French events. Take in the famous sights of Joan of Arc (who was tried and sentenced here), visit the Rouen Cathedral and explore the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by Monet and Delacroix. Scenic guests also have the opportunity to go on a full day excursion to the Somme battlefields, the site of a historically-significant World War I battle.

The Seine River eventually winds its way to Honfleur, a coastal city that faces the English Channel. There’s so much to see in this city. Visit the Normandy beaches, explore glamorous Deauville, observe the Landing Museum at Arromanches, and take part in a private cocktail event in the Manoir d'Apreval.

Caudebec-en-Caux is a region famous for inspiring many iconic paintings by the world’s most well-known artists. Scenic guests can visit Monet’s former residence and gardens in Giverny and see Vincent van Gogh's last place of residence at the Le Maison de Van Gogh in the town of Auvers-sur-Oise.

We save the best for last! The Seine River winds its way into Paris, where guests have over a day to explore the best attractions of this stunning city, independently or with a professional guide. Finish your river cruise on a high note with a visit to the Versailles Palace, a site rich in history and famous for its over-the-top decadence.

No matter which attractions you choose to visit while in Paris, the memories you make here will stay with you long after our Scenic cruise ship docks.

 

Discover the Seine River

Discover the Seine River

Honfleur, France

Travel along the river that runs through one of the most romantic cities in the world on our Gems of the Seine - 11 day cruise from Paris to the coastal city Honfleur.

Seine River Cruises

Seine River Cruises

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Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights

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Amsterdam > Amsterdam
Discover the beauty of the Netherlands and discover the history and culture of a lovely region on this 8 day cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium.
from $3,670
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Rhine Highlights

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.
from $4,125
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Jewels of Europe

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
On this 15 day cruise along the Danube and Rhine rivers from Budapest to Amsterdam you will visit grand palaces, fairytale castles and beautiful villages
from $6,295
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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland

12 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Discover the centre of Europe in 12 days on this experience from Zurich to Amsterdam. With stops in places like Lucerne and Cologne, you'll be enchanted.
from $6,940
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Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
Discover the hidden gems of the Rhine and the Moselle on this 15 day cruise. From the small canals of Amsterdam to the majestic mountains of Zurich.
from $7,145
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Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
Find out why this part of the world is so celebrated on an 18 day experience through Europe's center. From Amsterdam to Prague, you'll be enchanted.
from $7,740
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Christmas Wonderland

16 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Discover the most beautiful Christmas villages and festivities Europe has to offer in the holiday season on this 16 day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.
from $7,815
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Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Paris > Budapest
Lights sparkling on the river, enchanting towns, romantic culture - find it all on this all-encompassing 18 day European experience from Paris to Budapest.
from $8,920
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Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Have an amazing experience on this 18 day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Afterwards visit for 3 days one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris.
from $9,710
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Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague

21 days
Paris > Prague
Feast your eyes upon the sensory delights of Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhine Gorge and more on this 21 day journey from beautiful Paris to stunning Prague.
from $9,905
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Jewels of Europe with Prague & Berlin

21 days
Amsterdam > Berlin
On this 21 day journey you will have the opportunity to cruise along the Rhine and the Danube and visit the magnificent cities of Prague and Berlin.
from $10,325
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Christmas Wonderland with Paris

19 days
Paris > Budapest
Celebrate Christmas in style, starting with enchanting Paris for 3 days then step on board a luxury15 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.
from $10,340
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Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

19 days
Amsterdam > Zurich
Live your own fairytale in Europe's most romantic region on this 19 day experience. Gaze at the overwhelming beauty of places from Amsterdam to Zurich.
from $10,390
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Christmas Wonderland with Prague

19 days
Amsterdam > Prague
This 19 day tour celebrates the festive season on Europe’s waterways, exploring Christmas markets in Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and Budapest and Prague.
from $10,555 $9,555
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North Sea to the Black Sea

23 days
Amsterdam > Bucharest
Embark on this 23 day cruise from Amsterdam to Bucharest, discovering magical and historical cities and villages situated along the banks of the Rhine.
from $10,950
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Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague

22 days
Paris > Prague
This 22 day tour takes you on a stunning journey along Europe’s waterways from Paris to Prague, celebrating a magical Christmas Day in Bamberg and New Year in Budapest.
from $12,950 $11,950
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30 days
Amsterdam > Istanbul
Travel through time on the ultimate 30 day journey from Amsterdam to Istanbul. See picturesque Cologne, gilded Vienna and historic Gallipolli along the way.
from $13,530
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Christmas Markets with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Traditional beauty and contemporary delight come together on this 18 day holiday experience. From Prague to Amsterdam, be swept away by the magic of it all.
from $7,740
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Christmas Markets

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Spend 15 days on a magical river cruise exploring Europe’s most beautiful Christmas markets in cities including Cologne, Rüdesheim, Nuremberg, Vienna and Budapest.
from $6,755
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Treasures of the Rhine Christmas Markets

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Nuremberg > Amsterdam
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from $3,380
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Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris

21 days
Prague > Paris
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from $10,265
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Christmas Markets with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Twinkling Christmas decorations, holiday cheer, the city of light - this magical 18 day experience from Budapest to Prague is absolutely luminescent.
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