Le Havre, France - British Isles & North West Europe Cruises

Founded in 1517 as a port to serve Paris, Le Havre remains your gateway to the City of Light. Behold Notre Dame Cathedral, shrouded in gothic splendour and folklore. Weave among priceless artworks in the sensational Louvre, and along the Champs Élysées toward the Arc de Triomphe. Then let that undisputed Parisian icon, the Eiffel Tower, leave its own vivid impression.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Paris on Your Own

    The perfect option for those familiar with Paris. Enjoy a full day in the city for independent sightseeing and shopping.

    Paris on Your Own

    During your drive to Paris, English-speaking guides will distribute city maps and answer any questions you may have. You will disembark close to the Place de la Concorde on the Right Bank. The day is then yours to spend on your own, as you please. Perhaps visit the city landmarks, indulge in some retail therapy or simply relax in one of the many cafés.

    Rejoin your coach at the predetermined time at Cours de la Reine, close to Place la Concorde, for the return drive to Le Havre.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The drive between Le Havre and Paris is approximately three hours each way. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Shopping is limited on Sundays. Euros are required for purchasing luncheon and entrance fees to popular attractions. As a guideline, The Eiffel Tower is generally open daily, 9:30am-11pm. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays; all other days the Louvre is open 9am-6pm. Museum and site timings are subject to change without notice. Please ensure that you note the coach departure time and meeting point and arrive in good time. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 9.41 kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_011

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    10½ hours

  • Monet's Garden & Giverny

    Visit the house and gardens of Claude Monet located on the banks of the River Seine in the picturesque village of Giverny.

    Monet's Garden & Giverny

    Giverny is internationally renowned for Claude Monet’s house. The world famous impressionist lived in this house from 1883 until his death in 1926. Between 1886 and 1890, a colony of painters joined him in order to take advantage of the ‘garden art’ form.

    The first part of the visit will be to a part of the gardens where the arches of flowers are surrounded by amazing flower beds which provide a palette of varying colours from spring to autumn. Take time to wander through the various parts of the famous gardens which include weeping willows and the famous Japanese bridge. You will also see Wistarias, Azaleas, and the pond which inspired Monet in his work.

    Continue inside the pink and green house standing at the top of the gardens. You’ll view the blue salon, bedroom, old studio, the yellow dining room with its delightful painted wooden furniture and the tiled kitchen. Reproductions of Monet’s works and his collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints can been seen in the different rooms. You will have free time to look around the gift shop which offers numerous reproductions of the painter’s work and souvenirs.

    You’ll then have free time in the picturesque village of Giverny for luncheon in the numerous restaurants and cafés.

    Afterwards, there will be the opportunity of meeting up with your guide for a walking tour of Giverny village or to enjoy extra free time on your own for exploring and shopping independently before returning to the ship.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The visit inside Monet’s house in not guided. This tour involves approximately three hours of walking over some uneven and cobblestoned surfaces. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. This excursion cannot operate between 1st November and 31st March as Monet's House is closed during this time. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide guests with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 6.14kgs CO2 per guest.

    Tour code

    LEH_018

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Paris Discovery

    Discover the beauty of Paris on a city sightseeing drive, combined with a cruise along the River Seine.

    Paris Discovery

    Upon arrival in the vibrant city of Paris, a panoramic drive will introduce you to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as the elegant Champs Elysées and the 164-foot-high Arc de Triomphe. As you relax onboard the coach your knowledgeable guide will point out many other highlights including the beautiful Place de l’Opera and the famous Pont Neuf.

    Following your city drive, capture the city from a different angle, during a leisurely cruise along the Seine. Have your camera ready to capture some of the architectural wonders such as the Chaillot Palace and Orsay Museum.

    After your river cruise, you'll reach the world-famous tree-lined Champs-Elysées, where you’ll enjoy some free time to purchase luncheon and perhaps browse the shops and boutiques.


    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. There is a short walk to board the river cruise boat, as well as two steps to negotiate. Further walking is at guest’s discretion during free time. Flat, non-slip shoes are advised. The river cruise boat is not exclusive to Cunard. The journey to and from Paris is via the Normandy motorway and takes around three hours each way. Euros and major debit or credit cards are accepted for purchases. Luncheon is not included on the tour. Commentary onboard the river boat will be via individual audio devices. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 9.50kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_021

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    10½ hours

  • Paris & Seine River Cruise

    Discover the beauty of Paris on a city sightseeing drive combined with a cruise along the River Seine.

    Paris & Seine River Cruise

    A panoramic city sightseeing drive will show you some of the city’s landmarks, such as the elegant Champs Elysées and the 164-foot-high Arc de Triomphe. See the beautiful Place de l’Opera and the famous Pont Neuf en route to the Ile de la Cité. Your guide will point out many more highlights as you drive through this vibrant city.

    Capture the city from a different angle, as you cruise along the Seine taking in some of the architectural wonders such as the Chaillot Palace and Orsay Museum. During your cruise, you will be served a typical French luncheon and enjoy some musical entertainment.

    After your river cruise, enjoy some free time along the world famous tree-lined Champs-Elysées, browse the shops and boutiques or sit in a pavement café and watch the world go by.


    This excursion will operate by coach, foot and river cruiser. This tour involves around one hour of walking. There are two steps to negotiate when boarding the river cruise boat. Flat, non-slip shoes are advised. The river cruise boat is not exclusive to Cunard. The journey to and from Paris is via the Normandy motorway and takes around three hours each way. Euros and major debit or credit cards are accepted for purchases. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 passengers on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual passenger numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 9.50kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_015

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    10½ hours

  • Picturesque Honfleur

    Take a trip to the popular, picture-postcard village of Honfleur and be seduced by the charms of this wonderful French village.

    Picturesque Honfleur

    A guided walking tour will help you discover the attractions of enchanting Honfleur. The heart of the village is the Old Harbor; a unique little harbour, bordered by tall granite houses with colourful flowers tumbling from window boxes. Stroll through the delightful cobbled streets, lined with craft and souvenir shops, and typical French cafés and restaurants.

    Due to its pretty setting, Honfleur has long attracted artists including Boudin, Monet and Sisley and even today artists capture beautiful scenes on canvas, which can be seen in the windows of the local galleries. As you stroll, your guide will point out the main sights and show you the interior of the Church of Sainte-Catherine, made entirely of wood.

    Enjoy some free time to browse the shops for that perfect souvenir, explore at your own pace, or simply relax with a ‘café au lait’ and watch the world go by.

    The drive from Le Havre to Honfleur takes you through the wonderful Normandy countryside and across the Tancarville Bridge. The return route will cross the impressive Normandy Bridge.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves approximately 1½ hours of walking. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Euros and major debit or credit cards are accepted for purchases.Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 1.92kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • The British D-Day Landings

    Discover some of the historical sites of D-Day that played such an important part in history.

    The British D-Day Landings

    Enjoy a scenic drive from Le Havre to the village of Ranville, home to the British Cemetry. A total of 2,154 British soldiers are laid to rest here, following the capture of the village on the morning of D-Day.

    Afterwards, you will continue to see Pegasus Bridge at Benouville. The original Bridge, built in 1933 was removed from the canal in 1993. It was the first bridge to be liberated in continental France and was stored on waste ground for six years. Today it is exhibited in the park of the ‘Memorial Pegasus’.

    Located in the small village of Arromanches-les-bains, is the Museum of the Landing Day, which commemorates the D-Day landings. During your visit you will see history unfold and a short film will be shown, depicting the monumental exploits and heroic sacrifices of Allied forces in ‘Operation Overlord’.

    During your tour, you will also see The Battery of Longues, the German artillery battery which attacked the allied ships on the morning of 6th June 1944. Longues is the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving an impressive picture of what an Atlantic wall gun placement was really like.

    A delicious local-style luncheon will be served during your tour.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The drive between Le Havre and the Landing Beaches is approximately 2½ hours. This tour involves approximately 2½ hours’ walking over relatively flat ground. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 5.88kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_014

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    10½ hours

  • Rouen On Your Own

    Perfect for those who wish to discover the historic capital city of Normandy independently.

    Rouen On Your Own

    Take advantage of your free time in Rouen to shop for regional specialities, such as the famous Rouen ceramics. Alternatively you may like to visit the city’s well known attractions or explore the ancient streets and interesting architecture at your own pace, before relaxing in a typical French pavement café.

    The time is yours to do as you please. Your escort will advise you of the meeting point and time for the return journey to Le Havre.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The walking portion of this tour is at guests' discretion and is over cobblestoned streets. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Euros and major debit or credit cards are accepted for purchases. This excursion is non-guided and exclusive of luncheon and entrance fees. Transfer time to Rouen is approximately 1½ hours. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 4.32 kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_019

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Introduction to Paris

    Paris, a vibrant and sophisticated city simply brimming with legendary sights and famous landmarks.

    Introduction to Paris

    Hailed as the ‘City of Light’, Paris is a spectacle of never ending attractions. Discover the city’s famous landmarks during a panoramic drive. Pass by the elegant Champs Elysées, the 164-feet-high Arc de Triomphe and Les Invalides. See the beautiful Place de l’Opera and the famous Pont Neuf en route to the Ile de la Cité. Your guide will point out many more fascinating highlights as you tour the world’s most romantic city.

    Not only was Notre Dame Cathedral the inspiration for Victor Hugo’s story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, but it is also one of the city’s most outstanding monuments. The building will be brought to life as your guide shows you the outstanding features of this magnificent Cathedral.

    Gaze in wonder at the 990-foot-high Eiffel Tower, France’s most iconic landmark, built by Gustav Eiffel in 1889.

    Some free time will be given close to Notre Dame, for you to explore independently, perhaps purchase some luncheon or head to the shops.

    Although it would be impossible to see all of Paris in a day, this tour provides an excellent overview of this chic capital in a limited time.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves approximately 1½ hours of walking and standing. It takes 10 - 15 minutes to walk to and from the coach park to Notre Dame Cathedral. The journey to and from Paris is via the Normandy motorway and takes approximately three hours each way. Euros and major debit or credit cards are accepted for purchases.Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France or French overseas territories, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 9.60kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    10½ hours

  • Rouen Revealed

    Take in the wonderful sights of the ancient city of Rouen, the historical capital of Normandy.

    Rouen Revealed

    The Old Quarter is the most picturesque part of the city, and a gentle walk will reveal its ancient winding, cobbled streets and interesting landmarks. Hear fascinating insights into the city’s rich history and see the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431. The most magnificent building of all is the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and you can appreciate the beauty of its architecture during a guided visit. Other gems include the Great Clock, the Palace of Justice and the beautifully decorated façade of the Church of St-Maclou.

    Enjoy some free time in Rouen to seek out the specialties of Normandy, including the famous Rouen ceramics, in the smart shops around the city. Alternatively, you may like to explore the city’s ‘nooks and crannies’ at your own pace, or relax awhile in a typical French pavement café.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The walking portion of this tour lasts approximately 1½ hours and is over cobblestoned streets. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Euros and major debit or credit cards are accepted for purchases. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France or French overseas territories, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 4.32kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_005

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Deauville & Pays d'Auge Cheese Tasting

    Stimulate your senses! A tasting of the aromatic Normandy cheese is combined with Normandy’s beautiful Pays d’Auge region.

    Deauville & Pays d'Auge Cheese Tasting

    Deauville is a glamorous seaside resort, which is often frequented by the rich and famous and is well known for the American Film Festival of Deauville.

    Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore this sophisticated town. The famous 700 yard-long wooden promenade provides an amazing spectacle.

    Your excursion continues as you drive through the picturesque Norman countryside of the Pays d’Auge region to a well-known Cheese Factory. During the drive your knowledgeable guide will provide you with information on the intricate cheese making process of soft cheese that Normandy is so well-known for.

    As you independently explore the factory, you’ll discover the differences between Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Eveque and Neufchatel cheeses, which are all made on location and in keeping with local traditions.

    After your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to sample the four different cheeses, accompanied by bread and Norman cider.

    Before returning to Le Havre, you’ll have time to browse the factory shop for souvenirs or delicacies.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves approximately one hour of walking over gravel and uphill, cobbled surfaces and over 20 steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The tour of the cheese factory is non-guided. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 4.18kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_020

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • A Taste of Normandy

    Savour the Normandy specialities at Distillery Busnel and Anée, followed by a visit to the picture-perfect seaside town of Honfleur.

    A Taste of Normandy

    Take a drive through the heart of the Normandy countryside to the village of Cormeilles. Here, you’ll find the traditional distillery Busnel and Anée.

    Enjoy a guided walking tour and visit the Museum, where you will discover the whole process of the Busnel and Anée Calvados elaboration. Take your seat, for a short film retracing the fascinating Calvados history. Follow your guide through the distillery surrounded by a century old traditional half-timbered cellars.

    You will be invited to a special tasting of the renowned distillery products such as Calvados, Pommeau and Cider together with delicious Normandy cheeses: Camembert; Pont Leveque; and Livarot, served with classic French bread and butter.

    After the tasty delights of Distillery Busnel and Anée, experience the charm of Honfleur: a tiny, perfectly preserved 13th century fishing village. Enjoy an introduction to the town, featuring cobbled streets lined with typical old timber framed houses. Honfleur is considered the birthplace of the impressionist and romantic art movement, and is brimming with many small shops and galleries displaying the paintings of this beautiful town by its talented artists.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves approximately two hours of walking over some uneven and cobblestoned surfaces. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 2.38kgs CO2 per passenger.

    Tour code

    LEH_010

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

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