Viking – Tour Details 2018-12-11T01:56:19+00:00

Paris & D

Day 75th Anniversary London to Paris (Le Pecq)

Starting at $5,949

Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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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 in the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired Impressionist Claude Monet for many years. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city, with your companion. This fascinating 8-day journey has something for everyone.


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Day 1 - May 29, 2019
Arrive today in London and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, spend the remainder of the day relaxing or getting acquainted with the historic capital. A Viking host is available to help you plan your time in London.

Day 2 - Portsmouth
Journey to the south coast today. En route, stop at the village of Southwick and immerse yourself in the bygone era of the 1940s. Discover the crucial role that the village played in the planning of the D-Day invasion, then continue to Portsmouth and and Gunwharf Quays. Explore this wonderfully renovated former military site, now home to an array of retail outlets and eateries. After, visit the D-Day Museum then return to your London hotel and enjoy dinner at your leisure. (B)

Day 3 - Paris (Le Pecq)
Check out of your London hotel and set sail across the English Channel. Depart from the port of Dover, famed for its white cliffs and World War II anthem of the same name by the “forces sweetheart,” Dame Vera Lynn. Arrive at the strategic port of Calais and travel to Paris to join your ship. This evening, enjoy dinner on board. (B, D) Note: The Paris port authority assigned Viking 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.

Day 4 - Paris (Le Pecq)
After breakfast, embark on a tour of the “City of Light” and marvel at its most remarkable sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. Take in the École Militaire, Orsay Museum and Latin Quarter, and magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. Then drive past the Louvre and Opera House and along the famed Champs-Élysées. Or, spend your afternoon strolling the Louvre, home to one of the world’s greatest art collections, with a private guide. Return on board for dinner and start your cruise on the Seine this evening. (B, D)

Day 5 - Les Andelys
Visit a magnificent château carved into white chalk cliffs and its tiny namesake town along the Seine. La Roche-Guyon Castle has stood watch over the town since the 12th century. Or, join a guided walk to Château Gaillard. A fatally flawed beacon of Middle Ages architecture, it was built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. Alternatively, take another opportunity to visit the town of Giverny and the residence of Claude Monet. Dinner is served on board. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Paris (Le Pecq)
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. Or, join an optional tour to the luxurious Palace of Versailles, former home of Louis XIV. (B, L, D) Note: The Paris port authority assigned Viking 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.

Day 7 - June 9, 2019
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the Paris airport for your return flight.* (B) *Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.