Riviera River Cruises will offer two new itineraries on the Seine and Danube Rivers in 2020.
The Seine, Paris & Normandy cruise will take guests from the French capital to a D-Day beach, a cemetery honoring American soldiers and Monet’s garden, while The Vienna, Bohemia & the Treasures of the Danube cruise will take them from the seat of the Habsburg Empire to the Roman city of Regensburg and the medieval Cesky Krumlov castle.
Highlights of the new itineraries:
- The Seine, Paris & Normandy River Cruise: From the heart of Paris, cruise past the sweeping bends and chalk cliffs of France’s Seine Valley into historic Normandy, then return. Visit Les Andelys and the ruins of Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the harbor of Honfleur, and Monet’s home and garden in Giverny, and tour the medieval city of Rouen, Bayeux with its tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of England, the D-Day landing site at Omaha Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and iconic Paris sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Sacre-Coeur and more. Departures of this eight-day cruise are available April to October, starting at $2,299 per person based on double occupancy.
- The Vienna, Bohemia & the Treasures of the Danube River Cruise: Cruise from the Austrian capital to the former Roman garrison of Regensburg, Germany, and back, with an excursion into the Czech Republic and Bohemia. Visit Krems and the hilltop Gottweig Abbey, Passau and site of the former Cistercian monastery at Aldersbach, and Linz with its charming old town, and tour the former Habsburg palaces of Hofburg and Schonbrunn in Vienna, the streets and squares of Regensburg, and the Cesky Krumlov castle overlooking the Vltava River. Departures of this eight-day cruise are available April to September, starting at $2,419 per person based on double occupancy.