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7-night Paris and the Heart of Normandy Cruise

Roundtrip Paris
7-night Paris and the Heart of Normandy Cruise
July 3, 2025
Viking: Viking Skaga
Roundtrip Paris
Vacation Offer ID 1499245
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Cruise Inclusions

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Cultural Curriculum
  • Meals including regional specialties
  • Most alfresco dining on the rivers
  • Welcome Cocktails & Farewell Dinner
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Walking track & sports deck
  • Curated library
  • 24-hour guest services
  • All port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with Viking Air purchase
  • Viking Service Guarantee
YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:
  • River-view stateroom Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking River Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Paris

Paris 07/03/2025

Arrive in Paris, romance capital of the world. Transfer from the airport to your ship, docked in the heart of the city, just a short stroll from the Eiffel Tower (ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase). After boarding, take free time to explore Paris, or join our "welcome walk" to stretch your legs and get oriented. (Dinner),
07/03/2025 07/03/2025
Paris

Paris 07/04/2025

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 Museum), Orsay Museum, and Latin Quarter, and resilient Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, drive past the Louvre and Opera House and along the famed Champs-Élysées. This afternoon, you may join an optional tour to explore Montmartre Hill and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, or sample the delights of French cuisine during a food tour. Return on board for dinner and start your cruise on the Seine this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/04/2025 07/04/2025
La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon 07/05/2025

Arrive in La Roche-Guyon before breakfast and enjoy a morning at your leisure to explore. The village is officially classified as one of France's most beautiful; you will see why as you stroll through the town's narrow streets lined with picturesque houses with wood-paneled façades. After lunch, join an included tour to 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 (Monet gardens not available before April 1 or after November 1; a visit to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favored by Van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted). Dinner is served onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/05/2025 07/05/2025
Vernon (Giverny)

Vernon (Giverny) 07/05/2025

Arrive in La Roche-Guyon before breakfast and enjoy a morning at your leisure to explore. The village is officially classified as one of France's most beautiful; you will see why as you stroll through the town's narrow streets lined with picturesque houses with wood-paneled façades. After lunch, join an included tour to 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 (Monet gardens not available before April 1 or after November 1; a visit to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favored by Van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted). Dinner is served onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/05/2025 07/05/2025
Vernon (Giverny)

Vernon (Giverny) 07/05/2025

Arrive in La Roche-Guyon before breakfast and enjoy a morning at your leisure to explore. The village is officially classified as one of France's most beautiful; you will see why as you stroll through the town's narrow streets lined with picturesque houses with wood-paneled façades. After lunch, join an included tour to 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 (Monet gardens not available before April 1 or after November 1; a visit to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favored by Van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted). Dinner is served onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/05/2025 07/05/2025
Rouen

Rouen 07/06/2025

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 onboard or at a sidewalk café. Your ship remains docked overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Le Havre: D-Day Beaches - 9 hours
The numerous monuments and memorials on the Normandy coastal area bear witness to the fierce fighting that took place here during and after the D-Day Landings of World War II. Your driver-guide meets you after you have departed your cruise ship and takes you on a full-day tour of the American Sector to visit some of the most important sites of this pivotal point in the war.

Your day starts on the famous coastline at Pointe du Hoc, which the US Rangers scaled, demonstrating a triumph of planning, training and execution by elite and well-led troops. Further eastwards along the coast is the sector known as Omaha Beach, also captured by invading American forces, and where you can examine several sites from both the German and US perspectives. You also hear about Operation Aquatint, a failed 1942 British Commando raid on the area. Your day ends with a poignant visit to the US Military Cemetery and Interpretation Centre at Colleville-sur-Mer, the final resting place of over 9300 US soldiers located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. You are transferred back to your cruise ship from here.

Highlights:
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach; two of the most significant D-Day sites
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
•    Private transport by luxury car or minivan
•    An expert local driver-guide for 9 hours
•    Entrance fees to all sights and museums
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
07/06/2025 07/06/2025
Rouen

Rouen 07/07/2025

After breakfast, begin your full-day tour to the historic beaches of Normandy. Visit World War II landmarks, such as Omaha Beach, the American Military Cemetery and the Caen Memorial Museum. Alternatively, take a tour of Bayeux, where you can admire the magnificent tapestry that chronicles the pre-Battle of Hastings events. Afterward, head to Normandy's coast and enjoy 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),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Le Havre: D-Day Beaches - 9 hours
The numerous monuments and memorials on the Normandy coastal area bear witness to the fierce fighting that took place here during and after the D-Day Landings of World War II. Your driver-guide meets you after you have departed your cruise ship and takes you on a full-day tour of the American Sector to visit some of the most important sites of this pivotal point in the war.

Your day starts on the famous coastline at Pointe du Hoc, which the US Rangers scaled, demonstrating a triumph of planning, training and execution by elite and well-led troops. Further eastwards along the coast is the sector known as Omaha Beach, also captured by invading American forces, and where you can examine several sites from both the German and US perspectives. You also hear about Operation Aquatint, a failed 1942 British Commando raid on the area. Your day ends with a poignant visit to the US Military Cemetery and Interpretation Centre at Colleville-sur-Mer, the final resting place of over 9300 US soldiers located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. You are transferred back to your cruise ship from here.

Highlights:
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach; two of the most significant D-Day sites
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
•    Private transport by luxury car or minivan
•    An expert local driver-guide for 9 hours
•    Entrance fees to all sights and museums
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
07/07/2025 07/07/2025
Les Andelys

Les Andelys 07/08/2025

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. Disembark and join a guided walk to this fatally flawed masterpiece of Middle Ages architecture before returning to your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/08/2025 07/08/2025
Le Pecq

Le Pecq 07/09/2025

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. This afternoon, 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 drive. Your ship remains docked in Paris overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/09/2025 07/09/2025
Château de Malmaison

Château de Malmaison 07/09/2025

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. This afternoon, 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 drive. Your ship remains docked in Paris overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/09/2025 07/09/2025
Paris

Paris 07/09/2025

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. This afternoon, 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 drive. Your ship remains docked in Paris overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
07/09/2025 07/09/2025
Paris

Paris 07/10/2025

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in France's romantic capital with a three-night Paris extension. (Breakfast); Note: Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.,
07/10/2025 07/10/2025
Viking: Viking Skaga
Astride her horse, the Valkyrie Skaga flew into battle to determine which soldiers would live and which would die, escorting the dead to Valhalla, the kingdom of the gods. There, the warriors prepared to fight in the ultimate battle of Ragnarok, which would all but destroy the mythological realm so it could flourish again.
Ship Statistics
Built Year
2020
Ship Length
410 feet
Passenger Capacity
168
Number of Crew
46
Dining / Restaurants
2
Pool
Yes
Bars / Lounges
2
Lounge
Yes
Number of Staterooms
84
Number of Suites
9
Elevators
Yes
Laundry
Yes
Gaze at breathtaking scenery through the Restaurant’s panoramic windows as you dine on regional specialties and contemporary cuisine. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware at every meal.

Oceanview

Standard Stateroom (F) $3,599
Standard Stateroom
  • Category: F
  • Main Deck
Stateroom size: 150 sq ft. Features - River-view stateroom with half-height picture window, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.
Standard Stateroom (E) $3,699
Standard Stateroom
  • Category: E
  • Main Deck
Stateroom size: 150 sq ft. Features - River-view stateroom with half-height picture window, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.

Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (D) $4,799
French Balcony Stateroom
  • Category: D
  • Middle Deck
Stateroom size: 135 sq ft. Features - River-view stateroom with half-height picture window, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.
French Balcony Stateroom (C) $4,999
French Balcony Stateroom
  • Category: C
  • Upper Deck
Stateroom size: 135 sq ft. Features - River-view stateroom with half-height picture window, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.
Veranda Stateroom (B) $5,499
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: B
  • Middle Deck
Stateroom size: 205 sq ft. Features - River-view stateroom with half-height picture window, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.
Veranda Stateroom (A) $5,699
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: A
  • Upper Deck
Stateroom size: 205 sq ft. Features - River-view stateroom with half-height picture window, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.

Suite

Veranda Suite (AA) $7,999
Veranda Suite
  • Category: AA
  • Upper Deck
Suite size: 275 sq ft. Features - River-view suite with full-size veranda off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), Two 42" flat-screen TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Early check-in (no later than 12 PM), Complimentary Viking Air Plus, laundry & shoe shine services, Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate, Binoculars.
Explorer Suite (ES) $10,799
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES
  • Upper Deck
Suite size: 445 sq ft. Features - River-view suite with private wraparound balcony offering 270-degree views off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters, Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), Two 42" flat-screen TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers, Bottled water replenished daily, Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Early check-in (no later than 12 PM), Viking Air Plus services, laundry service, room service (during breakfast) & shoe shine service, Private airport transfers in Europe Welcome champagne, mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily), daily fruit plate, Binoculars, coffee brewer & Marius-weave blanket.

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of , are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. and Canadian residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. 2-for-1 fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Full brochure 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. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Please call for the most up-to-date prices, as pricing and availability may change at any time. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking River 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. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Veranda Suite (AA)
  • Veranda Stateroom (A)
  • Veranda Stateroom (B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (D)
  • Standard Stateroom (E)
  • Standard Stateroom (F)
Upper Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Veranda Suite (AA)
  • Veranda Stateroom (A)
  • Veranda Stateroom (B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (D)
  • Standard Stateroom (E)
  • Standard Stateroom (F)
Middle Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Veranda Suite (AA)
  • Veranda Stateroom (A)
  • Veranda Stateroom (B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (D)
  • Standard Stateroom (E)
  • Standard Stateroom (F)
Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Veranda Suite (AA)
  • Veranda Stateroom (A)
  • Veranda Stateroom (B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (D)
  • Standard Stateroom (E)
  • Standard Stateroom (F)