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12th May 2017 • 9 nights • Sails from Southampton • Braemar • CRUISE ID: M1711 As Braemar glides along the Gironde and Garonne rivers, a picture book of magical scenery unfolds. And you’ll do well not to succumb to the charms of Honfleur, and La Rochelle, the gateway to the Cognac region. These pretty destinations are sandwiched between overnight stays in Bordeaux and Rouen – ideal for fine wines and an evening in Paris – before sailing the alluring River Seine provides a fitting finale. Southampton Seine River Gironde & Garonne rivers French River Cruising Date Arrive Depart Destination MAY 2017 Fri 12 PM Southampton Sat 13 Cruising Sun 14 early am late am Cruising Gironde & Tours from La Pallice to La Rochelle bookable prior to departure, subject to availability. Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. Cruising the Gironde & Garonne rivers Become enveloped by beautiful countryside and verdant vineyards as you enter Bordeaux via France’s scenic Gironde and Garonne rivers – a 50 nautical mile journey only smaller ships like Braemar can navigate. Bordeaux, France Docking right in the heart of the city, it’s easy to explore beautiful Bordeaux, the largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), the 15th century Cailhau Gate and the Grand Theatre. The region is also renowned for its high-quality wines and a visit here wouldn’t be complete without a tasting... or two. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Discover the major vineyards of the Medoc Bordeaux district and enjoy a visit to a leading wine château. The techniques of wine making will be explained, and you’ll get to try some of the famous French tipple for yourself. La Rochelle (from La Pallice), France From La Pallice, visit the lively ‘White City’, La Rochelle, for arcaded walkways, halftimbered houses, engaging museums and an array of tempting local delicacies. It’s also the gateway to the famous Cognac region, where you can learn about the production of the famous brandy; and the enchanting marshlands of Marais Poitevin (‘Green Venice’). Honfleur, France Honfleur’s 16th century cobbled streets and historic harbour are ideal for enjoying a gentle stroll, before relaxing in one of the charming cafés to watch the world go by. As well as marvelling at the town’s eye-catching From only £999 per person architecture, visitors can enjoy engrossing tours to the Claude Monet House and Gardens or the iconic Bayeux Tapestry. Rouen, France Rouen is rich in monuments and museums, which make an overnight stay all the more rewarding. Stroll through the historical centre and, among the narrow streets lined by tall, half-timbered houses, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc and Gustave Flaubert. Alternatively, take an evening tour to Paris to see the worldfamous landmarks lit up at night. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Experience an extraordinary evening at the ‘Lido de Paris’, the legendary cabaret situated on what’s known as the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Elysées. Cruising the Seine River Sail over 60 nautical miles along the winding, picturesque Seine River, the inspiration and subject of painters for centuries – it’s an experience highly rated by Fred. Olsen guests. Make sure you’re out on deck for a romantic journey, showcasing glorious architecture and close-up views of the gorgeous French countryside, speckled with pretty houses. Cruising the Seine was an experience I’d love to repeat. independent customer reviews Rouen (overnight) Honfleur La Rochelle (from La Pallice) Bordeaux (overnight) Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £23 | Balcony Room: £100 | Suite: £145 | Single Rooms from > £1,699 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. Garonne rivers Sun 14 late am Bordeaux, France Mon 15 late night Bordeaux, France Tue 16 late am late pm La Rochelle (from La Pallice), France Wed 17 Cruising Thu 18 early am late pm Honfl eur, France Thu 18 late night Rouen, France Fri 19 Rouen, France Sat 20 early pm Rouen, France Sat 20 early pm late night Cruising Seine River Sun 21 AM Southampton Europe Rivers & Waterways 153 All of the following included from only £111 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • 2 formal nights Overnight stays in Bordeaux & Rouen View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv


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