The Visalia Chamber of Commerce has announced the first trip in its 2015 lineup of tours. “The Seine: Paris to Normandy,” a 13-day trip with four different pre and post-trip extensions, is a river cruise down the Seine River through the beautiful French countryside.
After an overnight trip, travelers will arrive in Paris, France. After a short transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport, travelers will begin the river cruise in Honfleur, during which they will visit the Peace Memorial Museum and tour St. Catherine’s church. Next on the itinerary are the beaches of Normandy. For a full day, travelers will visit the beaches and walk the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach. As the ship makes its way back to Paris, travelers will experience the cliffs of Etretat, the Old Quarter of Rouen and Notre Dame Cathedral, and tour the Giverny home of Monet. Throughout the tour, travelers will learn French phrases, take a painting class, participate in a cooking demonstration and join a local family for a home-hosted visit.
Travelers looking to extend their stay may purchase extensions including: three nights in Brittany and Mont St. Michel, France; four nights in London, England; three nights in Paris; or four nights in Loire Valley, France.
The cost of this tour begins at $3835 per person and includes round-trip airfare from Fresno, 30 meals and six exclusive tours.
This tour is presented by the chamber’s travel partner, Grand Circle Travel. For more information on the chamber travel program, call Nicola Wissler at 734-5876, or visit www.visaliachamber.org and click on the travel link for details itineraries and pricing information.