Explore Paris, Burgundy & Provence
Pay your respects at Normandy's World War II beaches. Walk in Joan of Arc's footsteps at Rouen. Luxuriate in Paris's sophistication. Savor Lyon's culinary heritage. Toast the Beaujolais vineyards. Explore Avignon's Palace of the Popes. Celebrate the ProvenÃ§al lifestyle. Art, cuisine, style, joie de vivre-if you love everything FranÃ§ais, this is for you: a 15-day journey that combines our popular Paris & the Heart of Normandy and Lyon & Provence cruises into one tour de force.
Day by Day
Day 1 - Avignon, France
Sheltered by medieval walls, Avignon's maze of narrow streets is filled with churches, museums and palaces tracing the history of this ancient, vibrant city.
Day 2 - Arles, France
The site of impressive Roman ruins, Arles inspires artists with its vibrant colors and striking quality of light.
Day 3 - Avignon, France
Avignon's grandest edifice is the Palace of the Popes, the papal seat for 70 years in the 14th century.
Day 4 - Viviers, France
Set in a mountainous province, Viviers was founded in the 5th century.
Day 5 - Tournon, France
Tournon lies secluded between the RhÃ´ne River and granite slopes of the Hermitage.
Day 6 - Lyon, France
After Paris, Lyon is France's most significant cultural and culinary center.
Day 7 - Lyon, France
There's nothing like losing yourself among the cobblestone streets and riverside promenade of Old Lyon.
Day 8 - Lyon, France
France's third largest city, Lyon straddles the RhÃ´ne and SaÃ´ne Rivers.
Day 9 - Paris (Le Pecq), France
A Seine River port, Le Pecq lies just a short distance from the splendor of Paris's world-renowned culture, cuisine and architecture.
Day 10 - Vernon, France
Vernon's cobblestone streets are reminiscent of the Middle Ages, and some of the half-timbered houses feature magnificent wooden carvings.
Day 11 - Rouen, France
Founded by the Romans, Rouen is situated amidst the chalk cliffs along the Seine and filled with half-timbered houses and exquisite Gothic architecture.
Day 12 - Normandy, France
Normandy's legendary D-Day Beaches bear witness to the heroism of the troops who landed here in World War II.
Day 13 - Les Andelys, France
Set along the Seine, this small town is best known for the imposing ChÃ¢teau Gaillard overlooking the village.
Day 14 - Paris (Le Pecq), France
A gateway to Paris, Le Pecq is a lovely waterfront town of cobblestone streets and charming architecture.
Day 15 - Paris, France
Paris's cultural and historic significance is evident in its many noted landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe.
Viking Inclusive Value
Your included features and services: 14 included shore excursions with local guide & headset Complimentary Wi-Fi Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner Multiple dining venues with open seating 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water Aquavit Terrace and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers All port taxes and fees Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
Your experience: 15-days; 1 country; 11 ports Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Culture Curriculum: learn about & sample a variety of French cheeses; try some Burgundian wines; see how silk printing is done today; attend lectures on Jeanne d'Arc & French Impressionists; learn to say a few words en FranÃ§ais All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner Organic herb garden Open-air walking track 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
Your stateroom: Riverview stateroom Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows 40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand Refrigerator, security safe, hair dryer 110/220 volt outlets & USB port Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors Glass-enclosed shower Premium Freyja toiletries, bathrobe & slippers (upon request)