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The Norman Abbeys Trail

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# Trip

The Norman Abbeys Trail

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Description

We'll set off by coach from Duclair in the company of our guide. The excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 when Christianity arrived in the region, and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restored in the 11th century by their descendants. With the arrival of the Romantic period, the abbey became extremely well-known thanks to Victor Hugo who described it as the "most beautiful ruins in all of France”. During our visit we'll also discover the cloisters and the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter before visiting the Abbey of Saint Wandrille or Wandregisel (exterior only), a highly spiritual monument founded in the same century. The wonderful classical architecture of this abbey blends with the magnificence of its mediaeval heritage in perfect harmony. Unlike Jumièges, a congregation of Benedictine monks settled in this abbey in 1931 and has remained to this day, bringing the community to a substantial number. We'll return to the boat by coach.

 

Duration : approx. 3:30

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube and the Iron Gates Pass

Next departure: 07/26/2018
BTU_AIPP

BUDAPEST - MOHACS - OSIJEK - BELGRADE - ORSOVA - NOVI SAD - ILOK - MOHACS - KALOCSA - BUDAPEST

See the biggest river parade in Europe: the Iron Gates, on the border of Romania and Serbia. It is here that the beautiful blue Danube unveils its most spectacular landscapes. Discover cities such as Belgrade, a young and modern capital, as well as legendary sites such as Baile Herculane which houses one of the oldest and most famous spas in Romania. Travel through 2000 years of history in Pécs and Budapest, which will end a magical cruise and a journey of a life time.

8 Days FROM $ 2,370 per person
START IN 2018
Departure 07/26/2018
Arrival 08/02/2018
FROM $ 2,370 per person
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Departure 08/06/2018
Arrival 08/13/2018
FROM $ 4,000 per person
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
START IN 2019
Departure 09/05/2019
Arrival 09/12/2019
FROM $ 2,500 per person
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

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