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Paris & The Heart of Normandy

Enjoy Paris & Norman treasures

Enjoy Paris & Norman treasures

Dock in the heart of Paris, admiring views of the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty’s smaller French twin from your ship. Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches and delight in Rouen’s Gothic architecture. Explore Giverny and Claude Monet’s charming house and gardens, the setting inspiring many of his renowned masterpieces. This voyage celebrates art, history, food and customs in France’s most alluring urbane and pastoral settings.
Departures available March 22 to November 23 
from

$3,495

per person, twin share
Paris Return

Save Up To AU$1,000 per couple plus AU$1,000 flight credit per couple

Book by 24 December 2021 unless sold out prior

Itinerary

Day 1 - Paris, France
Arrive in Paris, romance capital of the world. Transfer from the airport in Paris to your ship.* After boarding, take free time to explore Paris, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. (Dinner)
Day 2 - Paris, France
After breakfast, embark on a tour of this dazzling city and marvel at its most remarkable sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. Take in the École Militaire (Military Museum), Orsay Museum and Latin Quarter, and resilient Notre Dame Cathedral. Then drive past the Louvre and Opera House and along the famed Champs-Élysées. This afternoon, you may join an optional tour to explore Montmartre Hill and the Sacré-Coeur or sample the delights of French cuisine during a food tour. Return on board for dinner and start your cruise on the Seine this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 - La Roche Guyon & Vernon, France
Arrive in La Roche Guyon before breakfast and enjoy a morning at your leisure to explore. The village is officially classified as one of France’s most beautiful; you will see why as you stroll through the town’s narrow streets lined with picturesque houses with wood-paneled facades. After lunch, join an included tour to the town of Giverny, where Claude Monet resided 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 the recognizable Japanese bridge, water lilies, wisteria and azaleas that inspired many of his masterpieces.† Dinner is served on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

† Monet gardens not available before April 1 or after November 1; a visit to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favored by van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted.
Day 4 - Rouen, France
Indulge in leisurely morning cruising along the Seine. Spend the afternoon in the medieval city of Rouen, preeminent 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 famous Gros Horloge, a 16th-century astronomical clock. As you walk among the half-timbered storybook buildings, allow yourself to be transported back through time; see the 14th-century courthouse where Joan of Arc was sentenced to death and the nearby Market Square where she was martyred.

Use your free time to discover more of Rouen or visit one of its museums of art or antiquities. Dine on board or at a sidewalk café. Your ship remains docked overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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 such World War II landmarks as Omaha Beach, the American Military Cemetery and Arromanches Debarkment D-Day Museum. Alternatively, you may take a tour of Bayeaux, where you can admire the magnificent tapestry that chronicles the pre–Battle of Hastings events. Afterward, continue to Normandy’s coast and enjoy some free time at Juno Beach after your visit to the museum; then visit the Pegasus Museum. Return to your ship for dinner and relax on board, or take an evening stroll through Rouen. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 - Les Andelys, France
Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise to the small town of Les Andelys, known for its imposing castle, Château Gaillard, built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. Disembark and join a guided walk to this fatally flawed masterpiece of Middle Ages architecture before returning to your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 - Le Pecq & Paris, France
After breakfast, disembark for a visit to Château 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 French government from 1800 to 1802. This afternoon, join an optional tour to the luxurious Palace of Versailles, former home of Louis XIV. This evening, you can take in the illuminated sights of Paris during a panoramic drive. Your ship remains docked in Paris overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 - Paris, France
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your time in France’s romantic capital with a 3-night Paris extension. (Breakfast)

* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.
Pre & Post Cruise Extensions vary by itinerary and are subject to change.

Pre: Paris

From $949pp| 3 nights
Inclusions
  • 3 hotel nights in Paris (as shown or similar)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • 1 guided tour: Paris Walking Tour
  • Services of a Viking Host
  • All transfers

Pre: Oxford & Highclere Castle

From $2,199pp | 3 nights
Inclusions
  • 3 hotel nights in Oxford (as shown or similar)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • 3 guided tours: Oxford Walking Tour; Blenheim Palace; Privileged Access to Highclere Castle
  • Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
  • Eurostar transportation between London and Paris
  • All transfers

Pre: Paris Premium

From $1,499pp | 3 nights
Inclusions
  • 3 nights in Premium hotel Prince de Galles
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts (B)
  • 1 small-group guided Paris Walking Tour
  • Services of a Viking Host
  • All transfers

Post: Loire Valley

From $1,799pp | 3 nights
Inclusions
  • 2 hotel nights in the Loire Valley; 1 hotel night in Paris (as shown or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts & 1 dinner
  • 3 guided tours: Chartres Cathedral & Vouvray Wine Tasting; Château Chenonceau & Tours Walking Tour; Château de Chambord & Orléans Walking Tour
  • Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
  • All transfers

Post: Oxford & Highclere Castle

From $2,199pp | 3 nights
Inclusions
  • 3 hotel nights in Oxford (as shown or similar)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • 3 guided tours: Oxford Walking Tour; Blenheim Palace; Privileged Access to Highclere Castle
  • Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
  • Eurostar transportation from Paris to London
  • All transfers

Post: Paris

From $949pp | 3 nights
Inclusions
  • 3 hotel nights in Paris (as shown or similar)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • 1 guided tour: Paris Walking Tour
  • Services of a Viking Host
  • All transfers

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