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France's Finest

Ship: Viking Hermod   
Departure: Wednesday, August 6, 2025
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Avignon
Returns: Paris
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
2
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
1
Countries
  • Itinerary

    France's Finest

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, August 6, 2025 Avignon, France Embark 12:00 AM
    View of Avignon, France

    Avignon is a town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in SE France, located on the Rhône River just north of its junction with the Durance River. Strategically situated high above the Rhône and encircled by medieval ramparts, Avignon's walled old town is a warren of cobbled streets, lantern-lit passageways and architectural treasures. Bathed in the extraordinarily brilliant Provencal light, this former papal enclave has long attracted artists and painters as well as those in search of a cultural change. Read more about Avignon, France

    2 Thursday, August 7, 2025 Arles, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    The Rhône forks into two branches just upstream of Arles, forming the Camargue delta. It is the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory, and has more than seven times the area of Paris. Established by the Greeks in 600 BC, Arles was developed by the Romans who built a canal joining Arles to the Mediterranean Sea. Read more about Arles, France

    3 Friday, August 8, 2025 Avignon, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Avignon, France

    Avignon is a town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in SE France, located on the Rhône River just north of its junction with the Durance River. Strategically situated high above the Rhône and encircled by medieval ramparts, Avignon's walled old town is a warren of cobbled streets, lantern-lit passageways and architectural treasures. Bathed in the extraordinarily brilliant Provencal light, this former papal enclave has long attracted artists and painters as well as those in search of a cultural change. Read more about Avignon, France

    4 Saturday, August 9, 2025 Viviers, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    The small walled city of Viviers is a town in the mountainous Rhône-Alpes region in SE France, and is located on the west bank of the Rhône River, 80 km north of Arles. Due to its sheltered location, the city has been able to keep its old world charm to this day, with important Roman remains as well as Medieval and Renaissance buildings. Indeed, the Gallo-Roman bridge, built between the 2nd and the 3rd century on the right bank of the Rhône, spans eleven arches, while the ancient city Alba la Romaine from the 1st Century is today an archaeological site covering 30 hectares of Gallic-Roman ruins and famous vineyards. Read more about Viviers, France

    5 Sunday, August 10, 2025 Tournon, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Tournon - aka Tournon-sur-Rhône - is a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of SE France, located on the west bank of the Rhône River, 85 km south of Lyon. Tournon's main attraction is a feudal castle overlooking the town and the river. The castle, with foundations dating back to the 10th C, has a section built in the Renaissance period that today houses the town museum. Read more about Tournon, France

    6 Sunday, August 10, 2025 Scenic Sailing: Rhone River
    7 Sunday, August 10, 2025 Vienne, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Vienne is a town in the Rhône-Alpes region in SE France, located on the north bank of the Rhône River, and 30 km south of Lyon. Vienne became a major urban centre, ideally located along the river which was at that time a major means of communication. Originally a Gaullic capital, it was transformed into a Roman colony in 47 BC under Julius Caesar. Read more about Vienne, France

    8 Monday, August 11, 2025 Lyon, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Lyon, France

    Lyon (or Lyons) is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France, located at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, between Paris and Marseille. The city is known for its historical architectural landmarks at the Historic site, so that UNESCO recently listed Vieux Lyon, including the Croix-Rousse and Presqu'île areas, as a world heritage site. This is well deserved as the Gothic and Renaissance district is famous for its maze of narrow streets with quaint cathedrals, churches and buildings of historical importance that feature architecture from the 12th century to modern times. Read more about Lyon, France

    9 Tuesday, August 12, 2025 Lyon, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Lyon, France

    Lyon (or Lyons) is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France, located at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, between Paris and Marseille. The city is known for its historical architectural landmarks at the Historic site, so that UNESCO recently listed Vieux Lyon, including the Croix-Rousse and Presqu'île areas, as a world heritage site. This is well deserved as the Gothic and Renaissance district is famous for its maze of narrow streets with quaint cathedrals, churches and buildings of historical importance that feature architecture from the 12th century to modern times. Read more about Lyon, France

    10 Wednesday, August 13, 2025 Lyon, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Lyon, France

    Lyon (or Lyons) is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France, located at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, between Paris and Marseille. The city is known for its historical architectural landmarks at the Historic site, so that UNESCO recently listed Vieux Lyon, including the Croix-Rousse and Presqu'île areas, as a world heritage site. This is well deserved as the Gothic and Renaissance district is famous for its maze of narrow streets with quaint cathedrals, churches and buildings of historical importance that feature architecture from the 12th century to modern times. Read more about Lyon, France

    11 Wednesday, August 13, 2025 Paris, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Paris, France

    Paris, situated on the river Seine in northern France, is the capital and largest city of the country. It is also the most visited city in the world, and the region is home to 3,800 historical monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Interestingly, the earliest archaeological signs of permanent settlements in the Paris area date from around 4200 BC. Read more about Paris, France

    12 Thursday, August 14, 2025 Paris, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Paris, France

    Paris, situated on the river Seine in northern France, is the capital and largest city of the country. It is also the most visited city in the world, and the region is home to 3,800 historical monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Interestingly, the earliest archaeological signs of permanent settlements in the Paris area date from around 4200 BC. Read more about Paris, France

    13 Friday, August 15, 2025 La Roche-Guyon, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    14 Friday, August 15, 2025 Vernon, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Vernon is a town in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France. It lies on the banks of the Seine River, about midway between the cities of Paris and Rouen. Vernon is a very ancient town attested to by prehistorical, Celtic, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian remains. Read more about Vernon, France

    15 Saturday, August 16, 2025 Scenic Sailing: Seine River
    16 Saturday, August 16, 2025 Rouen, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Rouen, France

    Rouen lies on the River Seine in northern France and is the capital city of Normandy. It is possibly best known for being home to the site of Joan of Arc’s pyre where she was burnt in 1431, and which is now marked by the modern church of Saint Joan of Arc, situated in an historical square with buildings of fascinating architectural styles. Another very famous attraction is the Notre Dame Cathedral situated at the centre of the old city, with its unique Butter Tower and fabulous Gothic architecture. Read more about Rouen, France

    17 Sunday, August 17, 2025 Rouen, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Rouen, France

    Rouen lies on the River Seine in northern France and is the capital city of Normandy. It is possibly best known for being home to the site of Joan of Arc’s pyre where she was burnt in 1431, and which is now marked by the modern church of Saint Joan of Arc, situated in an historical square with buildings of fascinating architectural styles. Another very famous attraction is the Notre Dame Cathedral situated at the centre of the old city, with its unique Butter Tower and fabulous Gothic architecture. Read more about Rouen, France

    18 Monday, August 18, 2025 Les Andelys, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Les Andelys is a town in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France, located on the west bank of the Seine River, between Paris and Le Havre. It lies in a tight bend of the Seine, the valley being shaped by the river, forming white cliffs. A walk on the riverside offers beautiful views of the ruined castle Château-Gaillard, the old houses of Petit-Andely, and the Seine valley. Read more about Les Andelys, France

    19 Tuesday, August 19, 2025 Paris, France 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Paris, situated on the river Seine in northern France, is the capital and largest city of France. With its history going back two millennia, and its current influence on entertainment, media, fashion and the arts, it deserves its status as the most popular tourist destination in the world! After all who could miss discovering some excellent shopping while strolling along the 17th century Champs-Élysées, from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Read more about Paris, France

    20 Wednesday, August 20, 2025 Paris, France 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Paris, France

    Paris, situated on the river Seine in northern France, is the capital and largest city of the country. It is also the most visited city in the world, and the region is home to 3,800 historical monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Interestingly, the earliest archaeological signs of permanent settlements in the Paris area date from around 4200 BC. Read more about Paris, France

  • Ship

    Viking Hermod Overview

    Viking Hermod

    <p><strong>Hermod - Norse Messenger of the Gods</strong></p>

  • Cabins

    Viking Hermod Cabins

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Viking Hermod Suite on the Viking Hermod

    Cabin Types

    ES, AA

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Suite size: 445 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration). Private wraparound veranda off the spacious living room offers 270-degree views. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom. Large bathroom with double sinks, shower, heated mirror amp; floor, premium bath products. Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer amp; bottled water replenished daily. Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control. Space under bed for storing suitcases. Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and ldquo;View From the Bridgerdquo;.

    Veranda

    Veranda

    Veranda on the Viking Hermod Veranda on the Viking Hermod

    Cabin Types

    A, B

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Balcony Stateroom. Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), Half-height picture window, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer amp; bottled water replenished daily, Bathrobe and slippers available upon request, Individual climate control, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and ldquo;View From the Bridgerdquo;.

    French Balcony

    French Balcony

    French Balcony on the Viking Hermod French Balcony on the Viking Hermod

    Cabin Types

    C, D

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Balcony Stateroom. Stateroom size: 135 sq. ft. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), Half-height picture window, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer amp; bottled water replenished daily, Bathrobe and slippers available upon request, Individual climate control, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and ldquo;View From the Bridgerdquo;.

    Standard

    Standard

    Standard on the Viking Hermod Standard on the Viking Hermod

    Cabin Types

    E, F

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Window Stateroom. Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), Half-height picture window, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer amp; bottled water replenished daily, Bathrobe and slippers available upon request, Individual climate control, Space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and ldquo;View From the Bridgerdquo;.

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Standard

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French Balcony

From $11995
Veranda at the Viking Hermod

Veranda

From $13595
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From $20295

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  • France's Finest

    Cruiseline: Viking River Cruises Ship: Viking Hermod Departure: Wednesday, August 6, 2025 Nights: 14 nights Departs: Avignon Returns: Paris

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