INTERNATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TRIPS
All overseas trips include air from St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis or Kansas City, except as noted. Other major U.S. departure cities may be available, prices vary, call our office for price. Prices as specified are per person, based on double occupancy. Trips with trans-Atlantic air fares include $350 fuel surcharge allowance in the brochure cover price. These trips include a notice on the individual brochure and are marked "* in this synopsis.
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France - Seine River Cruise and Lourdes Normandy,Twelve-day trip including 8 Day-7 Night Seine River Cruise and 3 nights pre-cruise visit in Lourdes Les Andelys, Rouen, Bayeux, Arromanches, Honfleur, Giverny, Vernon and Paris on board Riviera MS Jane Austen and visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes This trip combines three different vignettes in France: Normandy, Lourdes and Paris. The trip begins with three nights in Lourdes followed by a week-long Seine River cruise from Paris to the heart of Normandy. Imagine embarking on a grand tour of the Seine without traveling on highways as our river boat glides past quaint villages. On the trip we will have the wonderful advantage of seeing the countryside in leisure. Relax in a deck chair or in the ship’s comfortable lounge and watch the scenery. Get to know your fellow travelers in the intimate friendly ambiance of the small river ship. There’s plenty of time for discoveries ashore - either on our included shore excursions or on your own.While in Lourdes, you can experience the history of this Pyrenean village. Holy Mass is offered in the apparition grotto. Guests may join in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament and blessing of the sick. In the evening, you may wish to participate in the evening rosary and candlelight procession. Afternoons offer time for individual prayer and devotions. Also available is an optional walk through other areas of the shrine and town visiting the underground basilica, the birth house of Saint Bernadette Soubirous, and the home of the parents of Bernadette.Visiting France on the River Seine offers a comfortable way to visit historic towns and villages of Normandy. Unpack and relax in your tastefully furnished river cruise cabin as we travel on the Seine River from Paris to Normandy on board our floating hotel and restaurant. River cruising is very different from ocean cruising. The ship has a total of 140 guest capacity, all outside staterooms with windows, and included shore excursions without additional cost that offer our guests a different experience.Features included are round trip air between St. Louis or Chicago. Other airports are available.