Take a Latin dance class with Strictly's head judge Shirley Ballas in Paris, and explore the fascinating history and delightful scenery along the Seine, visiting Rouen and Caudebec-en-Caux


Book before 28 February, 2022 to save £50 per person!*

On this fabulous dance-themed river cruise you'll experience all the romantic scenery of the Seine, in northern France, and visit Normandy's fascinating and picturesque towns, including Caudebec-en-Caux, Vernon and Rouen - famous for its links to Joan of Arc.

Normandy is celebrated for its rich cuisine, from creamy cheeses and silky chocolate to the cider and calvados produced by its orchards. Rouen, the 2,000-year-old capital of Normandy, was recently named Unesco City of Gastronomy 2021, and you'll be able to try all these mouthwatering specialities while you're there.

This beautiful historical city is made up of church towers and half-timbered houses, but it's probably most famous as the place where national hero Johanna of Orléans, aka Joan of Arc, met her end - being burned at the stake in 1431.

You'll also cruise to pretty Les Andelys and Caudebec-en-Caux, passing blooming meadows and dense forests, and peaceful Vernon, where you can have a wander through Claude Monet's famous garden or in the elegant park of the Château de Bizy.

The grand finale to your holiday will be two nights in Paris, France's glittering capital. You'll have time to explore its iconic sights, elegant boulevards and classy cafes, but the highlight will be a dance masterclass and demo on board your ship, with the option to join in, led by Shirley Ballas, Strictly Come Dancing's head judge and a world renowned Latin dance champion.

She'll show you how to perfect your moves, with the option of joining in, and give an exclusive talk about her career - with plenty of behind-the-scenes secrets from Strictly!

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Shirley Ballas
Ballroom dancer and Strictly judge

Shirley Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer, and has been head judge on Strictly Come Dancing since 2017. She has been competing in dance competitions since the age of 15, and has won several championships in the International Latin division, earning her the nickname 'The Queen of Latin'. She also works as a dance coach and has published an autobiography Behind the Sequins: My Life.

Price includes

  • Seven-night cruise on board A-ROSA VIVA
  • Return flights from London to Paris
  • £50pp early booking offer, ends 28 Feb 2022
  • Hour long dance class and demo with Shirley Ballas
  • After-dinner talk by Shirley Ballas
  • Premium all-inclusive dining & drinks with regionally-inspired, locally-sourced dishes served buffet-style plus live al fresco cookery on sun deck
  • Over 100 international and local wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, mocktails, speciality teas & coffees and soft drinks served complimentary all day and evening, every day
  • On board entertainment including two evenings of immersive entertainment
  • Discover more with on-board destination expert sharing insider tips on the places you'll visit
  • FullboardPlus: breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, along with embarkation snacks and cakes and treats at tea and coffee time
  • Teas, speciality coffees, soft drinks, beers, wines, cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening**
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room

  • 15% discount on treatments in SPA-ROSA

  • English-speaking cruise manager

  • On-board entertainment, cooking demonstations and cultural performances

  • Shared overseas transfers and port charges

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Jun 2, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jun 9, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£1,889*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a Deck 1 Outer S grade Cabin. Single supplement from £639 per person. Prices shown include all discounts and are subject to availability and change. Upgraded cabins available at a supplement. **Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne. For full deposit terms and conditions, go to: tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Paris
    Paris, France

    You'll arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from your flight and transfer to St Denis (Paris) to board A-ROSA VIVA for your seven-night cruise along the Seine.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Cruise to Rouen
    Rouen, France

    Enjoy cruising along the Seine this morning. You'll arrive in Rouen in the mid-afternoon and have time to explore the city at your own pace.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Explore Rouen
    Rouen, France

    Today you can explore Rouen independently or join one of the many optional excursions such as a guided city walk, cycling tour or trip to Le Havre on the coast. You'll leave Rouen this evening and sail on to Caudebec-en-Caux.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Caudebec-en-Caux
    Caudebec-en-Caux, France

    Today you stop at the laidback port of Caudebec-en-Caux. This tranquil little town is located in the heart of Normandy and features the impressive Brotonne Bridge stretching across the Seine. Get to know traditional French life, check out the soaring Notre Dame church or head to the nearby Brotonne forest for magical scenery. Optional excursion to Honfleur and the Normandy Coast.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Les Andelys - Vernon
    Les Andelys, France

    This morning will be spent in the pretty town of Les Andelys. This is one of the most picturesque patches of the Seine, with the remarkable ruins of Château Gaillard perched on the hillside, where Richard the Lionheart kept watch while in battle against the French.

    You'll continue cruising along the Seine during lunch, arriving in Vernon this afternoon, where you'll have the opportunity to visit Claude Monet's famous house and garden in Giverny on an optional excursion. The highlight here is the magical lily pond, the subject of one of the world's most valuable paintings, which you can admire up close.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Cruise to Paris
    Paris, France

    After leaving Vernon in the morning enjoy a leisurely day of cruising along the Seine to Paris, for an evening arrival. This evening, you'll have free time to explore Paris.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Dance with Shirley Ballas in Paris
    Paris, France

    Today will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your cruise, as you're joined by Strictly Come Dancing's head judge and world- renowned Latin champion, Shirley Ballas. This morning, Shirley will give an hour- long dance class and demo.

    Afterwards you'll have time to explore the delights of Paris, either independently or on an optional excursion such as a bus or cycling tour, or with a transfer to Disneyland Paris. You'll be joined by Shirley Ballas again this evening, who will give a talk after dinner about her fabulous dancing career, and share stories from Strictly Come Dancing.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return home
    Paris, France

    After breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your return flight.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

A-ROSA VIVA

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Relaxed, cosmopolitan ship exploring northern France

Sailing on board A-ROSA VIVA brings northern France to life. Offering a relaxed, cosmopolitan atmosphere, expect highlights like a spacious sun deck with bubbling whirlpool and spa where even the sauna boasts Seine vistas. Mant cabins come with Juliette balconies so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your private sanctuary. Dine in the ship's elegant main restaurant on regionally-inspired and locally-sourced cuisine and explore places independently or on a guided tour.

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Jun 2, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jun 9, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£1,889*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a Deck 1 Outer S grade Cabin. Single supplement from £639 per person. Prices shown include all discounts and are subject to availability and change. Upgraded cabins available at a supplement. **Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne. For full deposit terms and conditions, go to: tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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