See Paris-Normandy with Viking River Cruises

An 8-Day Cruise
Hosted by Becky and Tim

Embark from Paris - and return to Paris.
Smooth Sailing Aboard New Viking Longships
Start Sailing from Paris, the Romantic City, on September 22 and Visit
Monet's home in Giverny, the Medieval City of Rouen, the Beaches of Normandy, and Chateau Gaillard.

Viking Longship Cologne
Longship Deck View
Paris - Notre Dame
Live Aboard Viking's Longships

Ports of Call
Notre Dame Catherdral

Paris, France
Arrive in romantic Paris. Transfer from the airport to your ship. After boarding, take free time to explore this great city, or you can join our "welcome walk" to stretch your legs and get oriented. (D)
Note: The Viking Rinda is assigned a dock located in Le Percq, a western suburb of Paris. To help maximize your time in the city center, we're offering free shuttles for Viking Rinda guests during your stay.

Along the Seine

Paris (Le Pecq), France
After breakfast, embark on a tour of this dazzling city and take in its most remarkable sights, including the iconic Effel Tower. Also see the Ecole Militaire, Orsay Museum, the Latin Quarter and the incomparable Cathedral Notre Dame. Then we drive pass the Louvre (art museum) and Opera House and then along the Champs-Elysees (grand avenue) and the Arc de Triumphe. Return to the ship for dinner and begin your cruise along the Seine. (B, D))

Monet's home

Giverny & Vernon, France
Arrive in Vernon before breakfast, take a short ride into the town of Giverny, where impressionist Claude Monet resided from 1883 until his death in 1926. Visit the beautiful gardens and charming farmhouse where he lived and painted; see the water garden with the recognizable Japanese bridge, water lillies, wisteria and azaleas that inspired many of his masterpieces. After lunch, spend some time with your Program Director in the provincial town of Vernon. See the Maison du Temps Jadis (House of Past Times) and the 11th Century Church of Notre Dame. (B,L,D)

Notre Dame 2
Rouen, France
Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise along the Seine. Then you'll spend the afternoon in the medieval city of Rouen, pre-eminent capital of Normandy. Begin with a walking tour through the center of Old Town, where you see the spectacular Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, often painted by Claude Monet, and the Gros Horloge, a 16th-century astronomical clock. See the 14th-century courhouse where Joan d'Arc was sentenced to death and the nearby Market Square where she was martyred. (B, L, D)
Normandy Beach

Normandy Beaches, France
Go on a full day tour of the historic beaches of Normandy. Drive past Gold Beach, Courseulles sur Mer and Juno Beach on your way to visit WWII landmarks such as Omaha Beach, the American Militray Cemetary and Arromanches Debarkment D-Day Museum. Or, you may tour Bayeaux, where you can admire the magnificent tapestry that chronicles the pre-Battle of Hastings events. Then continue along the Normandy coast and enjoy some free time at Juno Beach and visit the Pegasus Museum. (B,L,D)

Chateau Gaillard

Les Andelys, France
Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise to the small town of Les Andelys, known for its imposing castle, Chateau Gaillard, 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. (B,L,D)

Arc d'Triumph
Paris (Le Pecq), France
After breakfast, disembark for a visit to Chateau de Malmaison, where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his final days in France. Along with the Tuileries, this elegant manor house, purchased by the emperor's wife Josephine in 1799, served as the seat of Napoleon's Franch government from 1800 to 1802. Or, join an optional tour to the luxurious Palace of Versailles, former home of Louis XIV. (B,L,D)
Eiffel Tower

Paris, France
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the Charles de Gaulle Airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in France's romantic capital with a 3-night Paris extension. (B)

 

Text and photos courtesy of Viking Cruises and Tan-S Designs.
(B,L,D) are included daily unless otherwise noted.


Viking Longships Accommodations
Veranda Stateroom

Veranda Suite

Explorer Suite
Veranda Stateroom
Veranda Suite
Explorer Suite
Photo courtesy of Viking Cruises

Cruise Map


- PRICES -

Paris-Normandy Prices - To Be Announced.
Cruise only - French Balcony (Category D)
Pre-package - 2 nights hotel in Paris
Post-package - 2 nights hotel in Paris
Special air package - airfare plus transfers (with Viking)
Total per person, based on double occupancy (ppdo)
   
For full balcony, category B, add (ppdo)
For full balcony, category A, add (ppdo)

 

Becky Roberts will get you the best available airline prices
at a later time if you do not book air with Viking.
Transfers are available as an extra.

U. S. PASSPORTS MUST BE VALID FOR 6 MO. PAST RETURN DATE!

*Deposit of $500. per person is due at booking.

Becky Roberts or your bRoberts Travel agent will find the best airfares.

Ask about travel insurance --- Always a Good Idea!!

This will be a beautiful cruise!

 

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