April 1-9, 2025

Join us for an amazing cruise of Europe! We will first take an overnight flight to Paris, France and transfer to the MS Amadeus Diamond river cruise ship for 7 nights. The next day, we will visit the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, an inspiration to many of the famous Impressionist masters, including Cezanne, Pissarro, and Daubigny. The most famous of these artists is Vincent Van Gogh, whose final resting place is located here and where he was inspired to create nearly 80 canvases. We will also see Auberge Ravoux, where Van Gogh lived, and experience a multimedia museum journey at the Chateau D’Auvers featuring over 500 paintings with sound effects and music. Next, we’ll enjoy a Rouen Walking Tour, including a visit to the magnificent cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its fantastic 16th-century stained glass windows. The next day, we will visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important port, LeHavre, which sits where the Seine River meets the English Channel. This harbor was destroyed in World War II and was rebuilt. We will also enjoy an Etretat tour to walk the famous Normandy coastline featuring cliff-top paths for views of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations. The next day, we will have a full-day tour of Normandy and visit Pointe du Hoc, the site where the U.S. Army climbed 100-foot cliffs. We will stop at Omaha Beach and visit Colleville Sur Mer, an American Cemetery where over 9,000 American troops are laid to rest. The next day brings a visit to a World War II Museum to learn more about this region’s landings, battles and liberation. The following morning, we will visit the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, once home to Richard the Lionheart.

Tour includes round-trip home pick-up, round-trip airfare, luggage handling, travel insurance, and gratuities for tour managers, drivers, and tour guides. Deposit: $600 per person at the time of booking. Double ranges from $5,699 to $7,399 per person, depending on cabin selection. Single rates range from $7,199 to $10,099. A two-night London extension is available for an additional cost of $999 per person double and $1,499 for single. The final payment is due December 1, 2024. Credit cards accepted. Make checks payable to AFC Vacations. You must register in person at the Oasis Center. This is a Level 4 active trip. For more information, call Oasis at (210) 236-5954.