IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. JOAN OF ARC

TOUR SCHEDULE:


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DEPART: New York Area Airport

AIRLINE: TBD

TERMS SUMMARY:

*Price is per person based on double occupancy. There are a limited number of single rooms available. Single Supplement: $TBA. Land Only (no airfare included): $TBA. Price is based on a minimum of 25 passengers. **Price does NOT include tips to drivers and guides or any items not specified.

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Tour updated: 1/11/2014 8:25:53 AM

 

Day 1: USA
Start your journey at JFK or Newark Airport. Meals will be served aboard overnight flight.

Day 2: Paris / Rouen
Arrive in Paris and transfer by motor coach to Rouen.  Visit the beautiful Cathedral, the St. Joan of Arc Museum and old market square, Place du Vieux Marche, where she was burned at the stake. Visit also to the Church of St. Joan.  Dinner and overnight in Rouen.  (D)

Day 3: Rouen / Normandy Beaches / Rouen
After breakfast depart for a visit to the sites associated with D-Day. See the harbor and museum at Arromanches where the troops landed, the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, observatory at German post of Pointe de Hoc. Also visit the church at Eglise Ste-Mere with a memorial to US Paratroopers, where one landed on the steeple. Return to Rouen for dinner on your own and overnight. (B)

Day 4: Rouen / Chartres / Orleans
Today see Chartres Cathedral en route to Orleans.  In Orleans, visit Cathedral of Ste-Croix with its chapel dedicated to St. Joan, the house where she stayed during the 1429 Siege, her monuments, and the Joan of Arc Center.  Possible visit to Chateau de Sully where she lived prior to her capture for a few months. Dinner on your own and overnight in Orleans.  (B)

Day 5: Orleans / Chinon / Orleans
Today visit medieval Chinon and its chateau where Joan first saw the disguised Dauphin.  Its tower contains a museum dedicated to her.  Stroll down cobblestoned, pedestrian-only Old Town with nearly 20 streets of medieval wood frame houses, and see the well from which Joan mounted her horse. Dinner and overnight in Orleans.  (B, D)

Day 6: Orleans / Reims / Paris
Visit the cathedral where Joan brought the Dauphin for coronation, Tau Palace, and Saint-Remi Basilica, all UNESCO world heritage sites.  Tour the factory and cellars of the Lanson champagne house followed by a champagne tasting.  Continue to Paris for dinner and overnight.  (B, D)

Day 7: Paris
Visit the Rue de Bac where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure and see her incorrupt body and heart of St. Vincent de Paul.  Then take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Paris including Elysee Palace (residence of French Presidents), Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Place de la Concorde.  Dinner and overnight in Paris. (B, D)

Day 8:  Paris
/ USA
Depart after breakfast from Paris. Arrive USA same day. (B)

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

* Airfare: Roundtrip from JFK or Newark Airport
* Accommodations: 8 days / 6 nights in superior tourist class hotels
* Meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners
* Sightseeing: As listed in the itinerary
* Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport-hotel transfers, hotel tips & taxes, baggage handling, Touring by private air-conditioned motorcoach, services of professional pilgrimage escort.