Paris & the Heart of Normandy - Paris to Paris - 2020

Paris & the Heart of Normandy - Paris to Paris - 2020

Operator: Viking
Ship: Viking Radgrid
Starts: Paris, France on Fri, Aug 14, 2020
Ends: Paris, France on Fri, Aug 21, 2020

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Offer valid on bookings made from December 01, 2019-December 31, 2019. Special cruise fares plus FREE air valid on available 2019-2021 departures of Grand European Tour, European Sojourn, France’s Finest (2019), Waterways of the Tsars. Airfares vary on other gateways & departures. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. 2-for-1 deposit ($250 per person) valid on 2020-2021 river itineraries; call for details. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. Book by December 31, 2019. 2019: Pay in full by December 31, 2019 or within 90 days of departure, if earlier. 2020: Pay in full by January 31, 2020. 2021: Pay in full by June 30, 2019. Offer expires December 31, 2019.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Cruise fares listed are cruise only in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and for US residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings made December 01, 2019-December 31, 2019, are subject to availability; may not combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Credit and Viking Referral Rewards. Special cruise fares are based upon published full cruise fares; cruise fares do not include prepaid 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. Full cruise fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Air promotion applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select Viking River Cruises US gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges. 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. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. All fares include cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

AIR OFFER RESTRICTIONS: Offer expires December 31, 2019. Note: U.S. flights depart one day prior to check-in date. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within North America or Europe. Premium economy is limited to specific airlines and we may not be able to accommodate based on aircraft type and availability. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers plus all government taxes/fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received.

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Seine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Fri, Aug 14, 2020): Paris (Le Pecq)

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. (D)

*Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

Note: The Paris port authority assigned Viking Kadlin and Viking Rinda a docking location in Le Pecq, a western suburb of Paris. To help maximize your time in the city center, we are offering complimentary shuttles for Viking guests throughout your stay. Viking Kari,Viking Ragrid and Viking Skaga will dock at Port de Grenelle in central Paris.


Day 2 (Sat, Aug 15, 2020): Paris

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 School), Orsay Museum and Latin Quarter, and resilient Notre Dame Cathedral. Then drive past the Louvre and Opera House and along the famed Champs-Élysées. Return on board, enjoy a free afternoon in Paris and start your cruise on the Seine this evening. (B, L, D)

Note: Guests sailing on Viking Kadlin and Viking Rinda may join an included full-day tour of Paris. Enjoy a late lunch on board, or choose to stay in Paris and have lunch on your own. Complimentary shuttles will take guests back to their ship before sailing this evening.


Day 3 (Sun, Aug 16, 2020): Vernon

Arrive in La Roche Guyon before breakfast. Take a stroll through the town's narrow streets lined with picturesque houses with wood-paneled facades. After lunch, enjoy a short ride into 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. (B, L, D)

Note: Monet Gardens not available before March 23 or after November 1; a visit to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favored by van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted.

In place of La Roche Guyon, Viking Kadlin and Viking Rinda will dock in Vernon in the morning. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through this provincial town and see the Maison du Temps Jadis (House of Past Times), Vernon's oldest house, and the 11th-century Church of Notre Dame. All guests visit Giverny after lunch.


Day 4 (Mon, Aug 17, 2020): Rouen

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. (B, L, D)


Day 5 (Tue, Aug 18, 2020): 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. (B, L, D)


Day 6 (Wed, Aug 19, 2020): Les Andelys

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. After lunch, join a guided walk to this fatally flawed masterpiece of Middle Ages architecture before returning to your ship. (B, L, D)


Day 7 (Thu, Aug 20, 2020): Mantes-la-Jolie

After breakfast, disembark for a walking tour of Mantes-la-Jolie. See the 19th-century Duhamel Pavilion and visit the stunning Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Mantes to view its magnificent interior. Or, 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 tour. Your ship remains docked in Paris overnight. (B, L, D)

Note: The included tour for Viking Kari will visit Mantes-la-Jolie and St. Germain-en-Laye.
Viking Kadlin and Viking Rinda guests will enjoy a visit to Château de Malmaison in place of Mantes-La-Jolie, where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his final days in France.


Day 8 (Fri, Aug 21, 2020): Paris

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

* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

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Inclusions

8 Days 7 Guided Tours / 1 Countries

Daily Shore Excursions: 7 included guided tours
Port Charges: Included on all itineraires

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Ship Information

Viking Radgrid


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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