On Saturday 16th June the Newcastle based Hunter Travel Group will be chartering their very own River Cruise boat, 'The B', in what will be an industry first. Looking to shake up the European cruising market Brett
& Lou, owners of HTG, have partnered up with U by Uniworld to create a fun and energetic itinerary that excludes no one.
The Paris to Paris, 8 day all-inclusive cruise will have guests checking out some of France's most spectacular experiences all from the comfort
and convenience of the luxury river boat. The itinerary goes like this...
DAY 1 – PARIS SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018
INCLUDED: Join your U Host for a “Midnight in Paris” stroll. Take a wander along the banks of the Seine at one of the most magical times
of day. Pose for selfies beneath the glittering Eiffel Tower. The rest of the night is yours.
UTIME – LADY MARMALADE: Experience a show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge immortalised in paintings by Toulouse Lautrec and synonymous
with high spirited music and Can Can Dancers. If you love feathers and sequins this is an evening you’ll never forget.
UTIME – STREET ART WALK: Embark on a unique walking tour of Belleville with Street Art Tours, a colourful introduction to graffiti and
street art in this socially and ethnically diverse Parisian neighbourhood.
UTIME – PARISIAN CUISINE: The city of light is also a city for serious foodies. Your expert guide will take you to some of the best speciality
food shops in trendy St Germain, where you can taste delicious artisan breads, cheeses, wine, chocolate and more. Bon Appetit!
DAY 2 – CONFLANS-SAINTHONORINE SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2018
INCLUDED: For sheer over-the-top opulence, nothing compares to the palace of Versailles and its extraordinary garden. Prepare to be amazed!
U TIME – VAN GOGH: Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in the quaint village of Auvers-sur-Oise, where the artist spent the final months
of his life in the late 1800s.
DAY 3 – ROUEN MONDAY 18 JUNE 2018
INCLUDED: Discover Rouen’s medieval charms on a walking tour and food shopping spree at the local market, accompanied by the ship’s chef.
The market’s fish, butter and cream are the best in the region, and as Julia Child once said, “With enough butter, anything is good.”
U TIME – NORMANDY BEACHES: Travel back in time to June 6, 1944, when the Allied forces launched their D-Day invasion of Normandy. You’ll
visit historic beaches and stop at the American Cemetery for a special memorial ceremony. Later, get an up-close gander at the centuries-old (and incredibly
long) Bayeux Tapestry.
NIGHT OUT – ROUEN CATHEDRAL: Monet was so besotted with the Rouen Cathedral that he painted it dozens of times and this evening it will
come to life with a Sound & Light Show, featuring historic images projected onto the cathedral’s exterior.
DAY 4 – CAUDEBEC EN CAUX & HONFLEUR TUESDAY 19 JUNE 2018
INCLUDED: Just getting to the seaside village of Honfleur can be an exhilarating and scenic experience. Your U Host will show you around the famously
picturesque Old Port, a former haven for pirates and a locale beloved by generations of artists.
U TIME – CLIFFS OF ÉTRETAT: The windswept cliffs of Étretat, part of France’s famous Alabaster Coast, offer dramatic views that will literally take
your breath away. Spend some time today walking the footpath atop the cliffs and along the beautiful beach below.
U TIME – A NORMAN DAY: Enjoy an intimate look at Normandy’s famous apple orchards on a visit to a cider farm, complete with a home-style lunch.
From there, head to Deauville Beach, a resort town with a wide sandy beach, 1920s-style boardwalk, chic boutiques and elegant homes.
DAY 5 – VERNON & LA ROCHE GUYON WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 2018
INCLUDED: Immerse yourself in one of the most scenic corners of Normandy on an easy eightkilometre bike ride along the Seine with your U Host, pedalling
from Vernon to the artists’ hamlet of Giverny.Including an Exclusive overnight in La Roche Guyon.
U TIME – MONET’S GARDENS: Impressionist master Claude Monet lived in Giverny for 40 years, and his iconic ponds and lush flower gardens inspired
some of his best-known work.
U TIME – KAYAK THE SEINE: Leave the real world far behind as you kayak along the beautiful and tranquil Seine River with an expert guide.
U TIME – PARAGLIDING: Get your adrenaline junkie fix and a spectacular birds-eye view of France’s majestic landscapes with tandem paragliding in
the Vexin Nature Park.
INCLUDED: Exclusive Somme Battlefield Tour including lunch, departing at 8.00 am. We will head towards Somme with our first stop at Villers
Bretonneux, where we will pay our respects at the imposing Australian Memorial, which commemorates nearly 11,000 Australian soldiers who died in France
and have no known grave. Then visit a German cemetery, on the way to Albert where we will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, a visit to the
1916 battlefields: the impressive Lochnager mine crater, a huge mine which was blown up on the 1st July 1016, Pozieres and the Thiepval memorial to
the missing. The names of 72,000 missing British and South African Solders who died in the Somme before March 1918, are commemorated on this overwhelming
monument. Our final visit is to the Canadian Historic Site of Beaumont - Hamel and its preserved trenches. The Newfoundland regiment suffered here,
with 90% of casualties on 1st July 1916.
After this extremely moving day we will return to the ship, around 5.30pm which will be docked in Paris.
DAY 7 – PARIS FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2018
INCLUDED: Join your U Host for an easy bike ride along the Seine, a great way to immerse yourself in Parisian life. Or see the city’s
top sights with an all-day Batobus pass that lets you hop on and off along the river, whenever and wherever you wish.
U TIME – PARISIAN ROOFTOPS: The rooftops of Paris have been a muse for countless artists and writers. Enjoy spectacular birds-eye views
of the city on this one-of-a-kind tour.
U TIME – THE LOUVRE: The Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most famous museums, as well as one of the most overwhelming. Avoid
option paralysis with a guided highlights tour.
U TIME – VERSAILLES FOUNTAINS: The Gardens of Versailles become even more spectacular at night, when the fountains come to life with dazzling
lights and pyrotechnics synchronised with classical music. Magnifique!
DAY 8 – PARIS SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018 Disembark and head off to your next adventure.
The All-Inclusive cruise starts from only $3,799* per person and until the 17th February you can fly for just $399* pp return.
For more information about the cruise and conditions of booking Click Here.