European Luxury River Cruises

VIKING – Paris & The Heart Of Normandy, France – 8 days

 

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Introduction

 This fascinating 8-day journey has something for everyone. Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside and voilà! Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches, site of the famous Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen, and see where Joan of Arc was tried and executed. Lose yourself and fall in love with the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired the Impressionist Claude Monet for many years. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of romantic Paris with your companion.

DAY 1 Paris

Arrive in Paris and transfer from the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to your ship.  After boarding, take some free time to explore Paris—or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and start getting oriented. (D)

DAY 2 Paris

UNESCO World Heritage SiteWake up to a full day in Paris to enjoy. After breakfast, embark on a half-day tour of this beautiful city and take in its most remarkable sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. Continue past the Orsay Museum, École Militaire and Latin Quarter. See the amazing Cathedral of Notre Dame, then drive past the Louvre and Opera House and along the world famous Champs Elysées. Return aboard your ship for lunch. Afternoon is free to visit the Louvre, shop the many boutiques, visit the artists’ district of Montmartre or enjoy a cruise along the Seine. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Dinner is served aboard your ship. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 Giverny & Vernon

Arrive in Vernon before breakfast and take a short ride into the town of Giverny, where Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Visit the beautiful gardens and charming stone farmhouse where he lived and worked; see the water garden with its Japanese bridge, azaleas, wisteria and water lilies that inspired many of his masterpieces.†

After lunch, spend some time with your Program Director in the provincial town of Vernon. Take a stroll to see the 1th-century Church of Notre Dame and Maison du Temps Jadis (House of Past Times), Vernon’s oldest house. Dinner is served aboard. (B, L, D)

† Monet garden not available before April 1 or after November 1; a visit to the charming village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favored by van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted.

DAY 4 Rouen

Indulge in a leisurely morning cruising along the Seine. In the afternoon visit the medieval city of Rouen, historic capital of Normandy. Begin with a walking tour through the old town center, where you see the spectacular Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral so often painted by Claude Monet and the famous Gros Horloge, a 16th-century astronomical clock. As you walk among the half-timbered buildings, feel yourself transported back in time; see the 14th-century courthouse where Joan of Arc was sentenced to death and the nearby Market Square where she was martyred.

Take some free time to discover more of Rouen or visit one of its museums of art or antiquities. Dine aboard your ship or visit a sidewalk café—your ship remains docked overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 Normandy Beaches

After breakfast, begin your full-day tour to the historic beaches of Normandy. Drive past Gold Beach, Courseulles sur Mer and Juno Beach on your way to visit World War II landmarks such as Omaha Beach, the American Military Cemetery and Arromanches Debarkment Museum. Dinner is served aboard. Later,  relax on board or take an evening stroll. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 Les Andelys & Conflans

This morning, enjoy a leisurely cruise to the small town of Les Andelys, known for its imposing castle, Château Gaillard which was built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. After lunch, join a guided walk to this fatally flawed masterpiece of Middle Ages architecture. Return aboard for scenic cruising and dinner aboard. Late in the evening we dock in Conflans, a riverside town whose unique culture reflects its status as a local hub for barge transportation along the Seine and its tributaries. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 Conflans & Paris

UNESCO World Heritage SiteAfter breakfast, take a walking tour through the charming neighborhoods of Conflans. Or, join an optional tour to the luxurious Palace of Versailles, former home of Louis XIV. Lunch is served aboard as you sail back to Paris this afternoon. Dine aboard before enjoying some free time in the wonderful City of Light. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 Paris

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the Paris airport for your return flight home. Why not extend your time in France’s romantic capital with a 3-night Paris extension. (B)

The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

SAVE on many 2015 itineraries.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:
+ Return flights
+ Deluxe accommodation
+ Shore excursions
+ Delicious on board meals with complimentary wine

 

Paris 3-night pre-extension – From £549 per person
Paris 3-night post-extension – From £549 per person
2015 CHECK-IN DATES
EXPLORER SUITE (ES) VERANDA SUITE (AA) VERANDA STATEROOM (A) VERANDA STATEROOM (B) FRENCH BALCONY STATEROOM (C) FRENCH BALCONY STATEROOM (D) STANDARD STATEROOM (E) STANDARD STATEROOM (F)
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Christmas Markets Cruise Dates in Yellow (See Itinerary for Details)
NOV30 – Viking Longship Rinda
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Paris to Paris
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Christmas Markets Cruise Dates in Yellow (See Itinerary for Details)
Brochure RateWith £500 savings
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DECKPLANS:  VIKING LONGSHIP RINDA

2015 CHECK-IN DATES
DELUXE STATEROOM (A) DELUXE STATEROOM (B) DELUXE STATEROOM (C) DELUXE STATEROOM (D) STANDARD STATEROOM (E)
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£2,895
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£3,095
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£3,495 £3,395 £3,295
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£3,495 £3,395
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£3,295 £3,195 £3,095
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£2,595
£3,295 £3,195 £3,095 £2,795 £2,595
£3,495 £3,395 £3,295 £2,995 £2,795
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£3,495 £3,395 £3,295
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£2,795
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£3,095 £2,995 £2,895 £2,595 £2,395
Brochure RateWith £500 savings
£3,095
£2,595
£2,995
£2,495
£2,895
£2,395
£2,595
£2,095
£2,395
£1,895
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£2,895
£2,395
£2,795
£2,295
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Christmas Markets Cruise Dates in Yellow (See Itinerary for Details)
NOV29 – Viking Pride
Brochure RateWith £500 savings
Paris to Paris
£2,895
£2,395
£2,795
£2,295
£2,695
£2,195
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Christmas Markets Cruise Dates in Yellow (See Itinerary for Details)
Brochure RateWith £500 savings
£2,595
£2,095
£2,495
£1,995
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£2,095
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Christmas Markets Cruise Dates in Yellow (See Itinerary for Details)
DEC20 – Viking Pride
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Paris to Paris
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DECKPLANS:  VIKING NEPTUNE | VIKING PRIDE

AVAILABLE SHIPS
PARIS TO PARIS
Viking Neptune Mar 18, 25; Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4
Viking Pride Mar 22, 29; Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 13, 20
Viking Longship Rinda Mar 23, 30; Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14

PRICE GUARANTEE

Once you have paid in full for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges. Airfare increases, currency fluctuations, increased fuel surcharges, new government taxes—none of these will apply to you.

ALL THIS IS INCLUDED

  • 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom
  • Return travel from the UK
  • 6 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner and Captain’s Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Culture Curriculum: Taste French cheeses, learn how to create your own tarte au citron; attend lectures on Jeanne d’Arc & French Impressionists; learn to say a few words en Français; visit a local market
  • All port charges
  • Free Wi-Fi, connection speed may vary

2015 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: On all sail dates the discount is per stateroom based on double occupancy. Single supplement savings are off applicable rates. Offer expires 31 October 2014.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Cruise fares listed are cruise only in GBP, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for UK residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings only as of 1 October 2014 and are subject to availability. Discounts are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract which may be viewed elsewhere on this website. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your Travel Agent. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

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