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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

Porto and the Douro Valley

Next departure: 11/04/2018
POB_AIPP

PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - PORTO ANTIGO - PORTO - Guimarães - PORTO

Cruise in the heart of Portugal and the Douro Valley. You'll have the chance to explore Lamego and Vila Real, cities rich in heritage and tradition, or Guimarães considered the beating heart of Portugal. You will also be amazed by the beauty and the striking history of the gardens of the Casa de Mateus, the tram museum in Porto or the wine cellars along Vila Nova de Gaia.

6 Days FROM $ 1,316 per person
START IN 2018
Departure 10/24/2018
Arrival 10/29/2018
FROM $ 2,231 per person
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Departure 10/30/2018
Arrival 11/04/2018
FROM $ 1,966 per person
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Departure 11/04/2018
Arrival 11/09/2018
FROM $ 1,316 per person
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START IN 2019
Departure 03/20/2019
Arrival 03/25/2019
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Departure 03/26/2019
Arrival 03/31/2019
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Departure 03/30/2019
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Departure 04/01/2019
Arrival 04/06/2019
FROM $ 1,862 per person
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/26/2019
Arrival 10/31/2019
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Departure 11/01/2019
Arrival 11/06/2019
FROM $ 1,833 per person
Ship : MS Amalia Rodrigues Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/11/2019
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* Price based on double occupancy

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