France - Seine River Cruise and Lourdes
Normandy, 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. In a grotto along the banks of the River Gave de Pau the faithful believe the Blessed Mother appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. 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.
October 8 to 19, 2021
Priced From $3,993.00 plus round trip air.