Gems of Western Europe (13 Days)

Cruise Line: Seabourn
Dover, United Kingdom to Lisbon, Portugal
Dates: 01 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

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01 Oct 2018
Dover, United Kingdom
5:00 PM
02 Oct 2018
Rotterdam, Netherlands
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
03 Oct 2018
Antwerp, Belgium
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
04 Oct 2018
05 Oct 2018
Rouen, France
8:00 AM
06 Oct 2018
Rouen, France
6:00 PM
Seine, France
07 Oct 2018
Cherbourg, France
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
08 Oct 2018
Portland, United Kingdom
5:00 AM 6:00 PM
09 Oct 2018
Falmouth, United Kingdom
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 10
10 Oct 2018
DAY 11
11 Oct 2018
A Coruña, Spain
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 12
12 Oct 2018
Leixoes, Portugal
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 13
13 Oct 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
7:00 AM
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For 01 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Kate Keep, Russ Keep

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A Visit to the Palais Benedictine - Rouen - 2018 ( 4 Hours 30 Minutes )
Rouen, France | 05 Oct 2018

  • Meals: Snack
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Rouen is the capital of the region of Normandy. Formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy during the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the 15th centuries.

Today, we board our motorcoach for a 1-hour drive to Fecamp and to the Palais Bénédictine. Benedictine Palace, is not just a palace, it’s also a museum of art and the world’s only Benedictine distillery. The building, done in both Gothic and Renaissance in style, never fails to impress its guests. During our visit, we will learn all about the process for making the famous herbal liqueur, the recipe for which is closely guarded by only three people at any time. In total, 27 plants and herbs are necessary for making the liqueur, which is based on several distillation and infusion processes. During a tour of the palace, we shall pay a visit to the maturing cellars and enjoy some tastings and snacks.

In addition, the palace houses the largest collection of contemporary art in Normandy. Its museum of sacred art includes paintings, sculptures, manuscripts and decorative ironwork… all pieces dating back to the 19th century collected by Alexandre Le Grand, a merchant and creator of the Bénédictine liqueur.

We will then return to the pier.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Light walking.

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$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

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Seabourn Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. She will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world's most discerning travelers.

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  • Spacious all-suite accommodations

    Fine wines

    Welcome champagne and in-suite bar

    Open bars

    Intuitive, gracious service


    Unique itineraries

    All dining

    Culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller

Not Included

  • Spa and beauty treatments, Shore Excursions, Premium Wines and liquors, Casino, Shopping and items of a personal nature.

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All fares are in U.S. dollars, cruise-only per guest, double occupancy, subject to availability. | Some suite categories may not be available. | Government fees and taxes are additional. | Fares are not combinable with any other offer, vary by sailing date, are capacity controlled, are subject to change without prior notice. | Seabourn reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement for all guests, without prior notice, if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70.00 per barrel, and may collect such a supplement even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. | Certain restrictions apply. | Information herein is accurate at time of printing. | Seabourn reserves the right to correct errors. | Offers are subject to availability and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. | Ships' registry: Bahamas ©2015 Seabourn

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Shore Excursions

Dover, United Kingdom - 01 Oct 2018

Rotterdam, Netherlands - 02 Oct 2018

Rouen, France - 06 Oct 2018

Seine, France - 06 Oct 2018

Cherbourg, France - 07 Oct 2018

Leixoes, Portugal - 12 Oct 2018


Sintra, Portugal

Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Pre / Post Cruise Stay - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

Start or finish your Cruise journey with additional Grandeur by staying at Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Sintra Hotel, 18th Century palace located in Sintra, the most beautiful town close to Lisbon and classified World Heritage by UNESCO.


Book a 2 night minimum stay and we are pleased to offer COMPLIMENTARY pick-up or drop-off transfer service between the Lisbon cruise terminal and Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

The Cruise Package includes:

  • 2 night stay in Superior, Deluxe or Suite category
  • A la carte breakfast in the Seteais Restaurant
  • COMPLIMENTARY pick-up or drop-off transfer service between the Lisbon cruise terminal and Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
  • Guest choice of: USD 100 equivalent Hotel Credit to be utilized during stay OR Cold cuts & Colares Wine Experience with Sommelier for 2 guests, once during stay
  • Early check in and late check out subject to availability
  • VIP Amenity with Port Wine & Sintra pastries
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Booking period: Book by 31st MAY 2018

Eligible Room categories: Superior / Deluxe / Diplomatic Suite

How to book: Directly with the hotel and through GDS

Restrictions: Only applicable for pre- post Ocean Cruise.

How to book the transfer: After booking a room on GDS or direct, the agent needs to contact Concierge Department ( ) regarding the transfer. Mention code "PrePostStay" upon reservation.

It is required the mobile phone number of the passenger to make sure the pick-up/drop-off goes smoothly. Especially for the pick up from the pier, it is key to know which pier the vessel is docked.

Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais - ROYAL STAY

At Tivoli Palácio de Seteais this is how we welcome Kings & Queens

Live a luxury Experience where everything is included and nothing is left to chance

SINGLE 3,225 Euro

DOUBLE 3,750 Euro

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