Experience Canada's Juno Beach on a Luxury Uniworld River Cruise During the 75th Anniversary of DDay Year

 

Select Departures in 2019 – 75 Years Following DDay

 

Contact us Today to Book your Pilgrimage to Canada's Beach This Year

Prices Starting at $5199 CDN
 
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Prices Starting at $4999 CDN
8 Days Paris – Paris
See Day-to-Day Itinerary Below
 
Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches, with a visit to Canada's Juno Beach.
 
Any time is a special time to visit the site and museum on Canada's Landing Day Beach, but the 75th anniversary year is even more meaningful.
 
Plus experience a different side of Northern France’s history, with a tour of the majestic palace of Versailles, once home to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
 
See the best of Paris in one of three ways via the “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour, an exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” tour or an exclusive guided “Let's Go” bike tour.
 
There are plenty of opportunities to take part in more active experiences, such as golfing at Sainte-Mère-Église in Étretat, perched on the cliff high above the sea, making playing golf here a memorable experience and visual feast.
 
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Connoisseur Collection (select sailings)
Discover why UNESCO declared French cuisine a “world intangible heritage” with a visit to the famous La Couronne restaurant, where Julia Child had her first French meal. This is only one of many highlights you’ll enjoy on your culinary journey.
 
Generations Family Program (select sailings)
Share the allure of France with the special young people in your life with historically rich experiences designed to spark lifelong learning.

 

Uniworld's Luxury, All-Inclusive River Cruise Experience

 
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
 
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
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Excursions
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” and “Do as the Locals Do” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
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Experiences
  • 1 country: France
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
 

Day-to-Day Itinerary

 
Day 1: Paris (Embark)
·      Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
 
Day 2: La Roche-Guyon, Vernon Giverny
·      Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.
·      Choice of Château La Roche-Guyon or 'Let's Go' hike on the Crests trail or Monet’s gardens at Giverny or “Let's Go” bike ride to Giverny
·      Generations Excursion:
·      Bike tour to Giverny
·      This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
·      This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
 
Day 3: Rouen (Normandy Beaches)
·      The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life today on an excursion to the beaches of 1944. Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches.
·      Choice of Full-day Normandy beaches with Juno Beach, Centre Juno Beach, American Cemetery and private ceremony at Omaha Beach; Full-day Normandy beaches with Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église, Airborne museum, Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery and private ceremony at Omaha Beach or Full-day Normandy beaches with Arromanches and Bayeux, Tapestry Museum, American Cemetery and private ceremony at Omaha Beach or
 
Day 4: Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)
·      Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course set atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast at the windy cliffs of Étretat .In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through the beautiful Calvados countryside to seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists.
·      Choice of Honfleur walking tour or “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat or “Let’s Go” bike ride to Villequiers Village
·      Connoisseur Collection Excursion:
·      Oyster tasting in Honfleur
·      This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
·      Generations Excursions:
·      Tour at Naturospace
·      Mini-Golf Tournament
·      These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
 
Day 5: Rouen
·      Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied— Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.
·      Featured Excursion:
·      Rouen walking tour, the Dukes of Normandy’s capital
·      Connoisseur Collection Excursion:
·      La Couronne restaurant where Julia Child first experienced French cuisine
·      This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
·      Generations Excursion:
·      Le Gros Horloge - Clocktower tour in Rouen
·      This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
·      Masterpiece Collection Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge. Mont St. Michel
 
Day 6: Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)
·      How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Marie Antoinette’s hamlet to find out.
·      Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet” or “Let’s Go” scenic bike ride along the Seine River to La Butte Verte Parc
·      Generations Excursions:
·      Bike ride in Versailles Gardens
·      Visit Marie Antoinette's Estate
·      These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
·      A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
 
Day 7: Paris
·      Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, or join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods.
·      Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise or “Let's Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride
·      Generations Excursion:
·      Treasure hunt at the Louvre
·      This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
·      Masterpiece Collection Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge. 1980's Sidecar Montmartre Discovery Moulin Rouge Retro Sidecar Montmartre Discovery
 
Day 8: Paris (Disembark)
·      Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.
 
Terms and Conditions Include:
  • All fares are per guest in CAN dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
  • Prices include additional port charges
 
 
 
 
 

 

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