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The Best of France

• NICE - AVIGNON - ARLES - VIVIERS - TOURNON - VIENNE - LYON •

HOSTED BY STEPHEN SCOURFIELD

7th - 16th August 2022 

10 Days starting from just $5,995 per person

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Limited Cabins Available!

The Experience

Join Travel Editor of The West Australian and West Travel Club Stephen Scourfield on one of his favourite trips.

 

The adventure begins in Nice, where it is time to explore the famous French Riviera! Enjoy 2 nights in Nice, including welcome function before making your way to Avignon to board Viking's stunning longship Heimdal for 7 glorious nights cruising up the Rhône river to Lyon.

Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class, discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes amphitheater and the Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes, excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy.

 

Savor Beaujolais wines, hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made, all while witnessing the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall.

If you're not ready to head home just yet, why not continue your adventure with our 3 Night Parisian extension. Upon disembarking the cruise in Lyon, you will be taken by private transfer to Lyon station where you will take the TGV train through the French countryside to Paris. 

You will then have 3 Nights to experience the city of love and all that it has to offer - the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc du Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Moulin Rouge, Montparnasse, Saint Germain, Notre Dame, Galeries Lafayette, the Seine and so much more!

 

The Inclusions

  • Arrival Airport to Hotel transfer in Nice

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at the Mercure Nice Promenade Des Anglais in a Superior Room (upgrades available)

  • Private Welcome Event in Nice

  • Private group transfer from Nice to Avignon

  • 7 Nights aboard Viking's Longship Heimdal cruising from Avignon to Lyon

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

  • Visits to UNESCO Sites

  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances

  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner (option to upgrade to an all inclusive drinks package)

  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water

  • Port taxes & fees

  • Gratuities

  • Fully Comprehensive Travel Insurance* - including Covid Travel Cover
    * Based on up to 69 years of age with no pre-existing medical condtions. Please advise if you need adjustments to this in your booking form.

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The Cost

Standard CABIN

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$5,995 per person

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  • Stateroom size: 150 sq ft (Category E) 

  • River-view stateroom with half-height picture window

  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) 

  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

  • Private bathroom with accessible shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer

  • Premium Freyja® toiletries

  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)

  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator with bottled water replenished daily

  • Individual climate control

  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

  • Under-bed suitcase storage space

  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

  • 12pm Embarkation - 3pm stateroom access

FRENCH BALCONY

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FROM $6,595 per person

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  • Stateroom size: 135 sq ft (Category D)

  • River-view stateroom with French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)

  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) 

  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

  • Private bathroom with accessible shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer

  • Premium Freyja® toiletries

  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)

  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator with bottled water replenished daily

  • Individual climate control

  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

  • Under-bed suitcase storage space

  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

  • 12pm Embarkation - 3pm stateroom access

Verandah CABIN

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FROM $7,095 per person

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  • Stateroom size: 205 sq ft (Category B) 

  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda

  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) 

  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

  • Private bathroom with accessible shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer

  • Premium Freyja® toiletries

  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)

  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator with bottled water replenished daily

  • Individual climate control

  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

  • Under-bed suitcase storage space

  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

  • 12pm Embarkation - 3pm stateroom access

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Upgrades and Extras

AIRFARES

We can book flights for you, alternatively, Frequent Flyer Flights are available.
Book with us to get your free transit airport lounge pass (oneway)

BEVERAGE PACKAGE


Beer, wine and soft drink is included with lunch and dinner,

however you have the option to upgrade to have all of you drinks including

Champagne, Premium Wines & Beer, Cocktails, Mocktails, Soft Drinks, Juices for just $30 per person per day

Total Cost - $240 per person


 


PRE and/or POst ACCOMMODATION & ACTIVITIES
If you would like to upgrade your room type, or extend your stay, please let us know!

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Comprehensive travel, medical and cancellation insurance with nib is included in your tour price.*

Additional premiums apply for travellers 70 years and over, and with pre-existing medical conditions.

 

The included insurance has a $250 excess, you can remove the excess completely from an additional $70 per person

 

The insurance includes cancellation cover to the value of $10,000 per person

 

The insurance includes unlimited medical cover (including Covid-19), as well as Covid-19 Travel Cover.

 

You can download the Full PDS here, as well as one-page flyers on

Cruise Cover, Coronavirus Travel Cover & Emergency Assistance


 

 

 

Available Cabins

Secure your cabin with a deposit of just $1000 per person
An invoice for full payment will then be sent to your email address
Full Payment is due by the 20th of April 2022