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Backwaters - A Cruise on the Somme (Extended Day)

Backwaters - A Cruise on the Somme (Extended Day)

A full day of riverside scenery and relaxation as we visit the River Somme for a 4-hour cruise with on-board lunch including complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer and wines throughout the cruise.

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We start with a Eurotunnel crossing timed for 08:20 bringing us into Calais at 10:00 local time. Following by a smooth autoroute journey southwards to the valley of the Somme, where we expect to board the Natalia in the centre of Amiens at around noon, where our cruise will commmence.


We cruise eastwards, initially through the famous Hortillonnages island gardens before breaking out into rural scenery, with the river flanked for much of the time by woodland and shallow lakes marking where peat was excavated in the 18th and 19th centuries.  There is the added interest of the occasional lock, and small village, and we will be close to the Western Front and its many memorials to the fallen and missing of the Great War.


You will be able to relax on board in our comfortable air-conditioned lounge with its panoramic views and an outside deck great for unobstructed and close-up views of the riverside scenery and wildlife.  Our total cruise distance is around 20km.


We will aim to disembark at about 16:00 for our return journey, breaking for a chance to do some hypermarket shopping in Boulogne or Calais for our return crossing, booked for 20:50 French time and getting us back into Kent at around 8.30pm.


Would you like to travel from London on the day?   We are able to pick up from Ashford International Station (37 minutes from St Pancras) on request.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford International Htl Ashford International Hotel
Folkestone Bus Station Bay E, Folkestone

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Buzzlines Travel
Unit G1, Lympne Distribution Park, Lympne, Nr. Hythe, Kent, CT21 4LR
01303 261 870

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