21265
France
The Best of the Seine River From Normandy to Paris
Revel in vibrant culture, historic landmarks, picturesque villages and world-renowned vineyards along the Seine River as you explore the treasures of France by modern riverboat.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 21265RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
3,699
Flights start at
800

At a Glance

Experience the life and the lands along France’s legendary Seine River. Begin by exploring the architectural, artistic and cultural treasures of Paris, then journey to Normandy to delve into the gripping story of D-Day. Next, embark on a riverboat voyage back to Paris, absorbing the natural beauty that surrounds the Seine and learning about its importance to the French Impressionists.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestone streets, averaging about two miles per day. Some stairs without railings. Standing for up to an hour at a time. Use of Paris Metro on some field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View the masterpieces of the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay and see Paris’s illuminated landmarks on an after-dark boat excursion.
  • Discover the splendor of Monet’s gardens including the famous water lily pond.
  • Explore the 7th-century Abbey of Saint Wandrille with one of the resident monks as your host.

General Notes

Maximum of 126 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities. All 2018 programs sail on the MS Seine Princess. In 2019, all programs sail on the MS Seine Princess expect for May 17, 2019 and Sept. 26, 2019, which sail on the MS Botticelli, and Oct. 20, 2019, which sails on the MS Renoir. Please note that on September 15 and 16, France will be holding celebrations in honor of European Heritage. These celebrations and cultural events may impact Road Scholar visits to certain museums and/or historic sites. In the event of an itinerary change, Road Scholar will immediately notify participants.
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