A few weeks ago, Fun Club travelers were treated to an excellent travel show courtesy of Premier World Discovery.

The show featured the “Iceland Explorer” tour which is a seven-day adventure set for June 3-9, 2020. I think everyone was impressed with the beautiful landscapes, the geysers, the waterfalls and the volcanoes in this unique island nation. If you missed the program, don’t worry. We will review the tour at our next travel show on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Chances R Beer Garden.

That will be a busy day because we will have three different programs. The 1:15 p.m. travel show will feature our newest travel destination, “Normandy, Paris & the Seine River Cruise,” which will be a nine-day tour on Oct. 20-28, 2020. This will be followed by the second travel show at approximately 1:55 p.m. when we review the “Iceland Explorer” tour.

Both travel shows are free but reservations are required to help us plan for seating and refreshments. Call 402-745-6477 weekday mornings or email us at yorkfunclub@gmail.com to reserve a spot for one or both programs. You may also want to ask for the brochure for either of these destinations.

There will be a short break and at 3:30 p.m. the Fun Club will host the document briefing for those registered for the “Cape Cod and the Islands” tour which is coming up this September.

Right now, let’s talk about our newest tour:

Normandy, Paris and the Seine River Cruise

Our fabulous nine-day tour features seven nights aboard the Amadeus Diamond cruise ship. The Diamond cruises only on the Seine and its 60 staterooms and 12 suites include all the amenities of an upscale hotel.

This cruise features English-only onboard commentary and an English-speaking staff. There are a number of included sightseeing excursions and these are balanced with the choice of relaxing onboard during your leisure time or adding some optional sightseeing tours.

Three meals are included daily in the ship’s restaurant and feature local and international specialties. Regional wines are included with all dinners. There are six different price levels dependent upon your choice of stateroom. Prices start at $4,595 per person with double room occupancy. There is a $100 per person booking discount if final payment is made with a check.

Cities and Ports

The Seine River Cruise will start in the exciting city of Paris which is the world’s most-visited capital. We’ll enjoy a Paris city tour and see the landmarks that line the Seine including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We’ll also see the Arc De Triomphe and ride along the Champs-Elysees. And there will be free time to explore Paris on your own or take an optional excursion.

Next, we’ll cruise to Conflans and visit several small towns that inspired some of the impressionist masters including Cezanne and Van Gogh. We’ll travel to Rouen and enjoy a walking tour to the cobblestoned pedestrian center where we’ll see the medieval half-timbered houses and visit the magnificent cathedral.

Travelers will also visit the port of Le Havre where the Seine River meets the English Channel. We’ll enjoy a tour to Etretat to explore the famous Normandy coastline which features cliff-top paths and views of steep rocks with impressive needle-like formations.

And a favorite day for many will possibly be our full-day historic tour of Normandy. We’ll visit the beaches and battlefields where thousands of Allied troops took part in history’s largest seaborne invasion and we’ll learn all about the fateful events of D-Day.

It sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Call the Fun Club at 402-745-6477 to request a brochure and/or to register for the travel show on Aug. 28.

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