2019 : France's Finest - Avignon to Paris

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 Provençal lifestyle. Art, cuisine, style, joie de vivre-if you love everything Français, 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 Rhône 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 Rhône and Saône 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 Château 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 Français
  • 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)
  • Call (570) 963-2020 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13764071

    Cruise Line
    Viking River Cruises
    Offer valid through 3/31/2018
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Heimdal

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    Day 1Avignon  
    Day 2Arles  
    Day 3Avignon  
    Day 4Viviers  
    Day 5Tournon  
    Day 6Lyon  
    Day 7Lyon  
    Day 8Lyon  
    Day 9Paris (Le Pecq)  
    Day 10Vernon  
    Day 11Rouen  
    Day 12Normandy  
    Day 13Les Andelys  
    Day 14Paris (Le Pecq)  
    Day 15Paris  

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    • 2019 : France's Finest - Avignon to Paris

      Destination: Europe
      Ship: Viking Heimdal
      Explore Paris, Burgundy & ProvencePay your respects at Normandy's World War II beaches. Walk in Joan of Arc's footsteps at Rouen.

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