Paris & Normandy River Cruise with WTMJ’s Gene Mueller

June 18, 2022 to June 26, 2022

An incredible experience is ahead with WTMJ’s Gene Mueller. Cruise from elegant Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms such as Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches.

Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries including the D-Day invasion of WWII. The Normandy Beaches mean different things to different people, and you’ll have a rare choice to visit several of its historic sites including Omaha Beach.

Experience a different side of Northern France’s history with a tour of the majestic palace of Versailles, once home to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. See the best of Paris in one of three ways via the “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour, an exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” tour or an exclusive guided “Let’s Go” bike tour. And for our golfers, Sainte-Mère-Église in Étretat perched on the cliff high above the sea, makes golfing a memorable experience and visual feast.

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Your journey begins in Chicago O’Hare, where you will board your overnight flight to Paris, France.

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. You have a choice of visiting the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine River or choose to visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet or take in the beautiful French countryside with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. This evening there will be a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied such as Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert, and Claude Monet are among them. The Featured Excursion today is a Rouen walking tour.

Caudebec-en-Caux, a lovely little town on the right bank of the Seine Estuary, is your base for one of two very different excursions. Choose to drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf.

On your full-day outing you’ll visit Normandy’s beaches including Utah Beach and Ste-Mère-Église and choose to venture to either the American, British, and Australian or Canadian beaches. After you’ll go to the American cemetery and partake in a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach Memorial for a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord.

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, to find out. A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening as well.

Whether you are a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you have been here many times before, there is something for everyone to do in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city or join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights. The featured excursion is the “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise.

Enjoy breakfast before leaving the ship. You will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise/tour.


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Roundtrip air from Chicago O’Hare to Paris, France including air taxes and fees
  • Transfers between the airport and ship (when purchasing air-inclusive package)

Cruise Accommodations

Deluxe seven (7) night Uniworld river cruise on the beautiful S.S. Joie de Vivre from Paris, France

Included Meals

  • All meals onboard the ship with world-class cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Fox Flourish!

  • Experienced, professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Premium Fox World Travel Gift given with your travel documents

Premium Tour Experiences

  • Visit the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine.
  • Surround yourself with the landscapes of Giverny that inspired Impressionist artist Claude Monet.
  • In Rouen walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains intact.
  • Choose to drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf during your time in Caudebec-en-Caux.
  • On a full-day excursion visit Normandy’s beaches, including Utah Beach and Ste-Mère-Église, with a choice to venture to either the American, British and Australian or Canadian beaches.
  • While at the Normandy Beaches the tour will go to the American cemetery and partake in a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach Memorial.
  • Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles and choose between “Versailles Palace Secret Apartments” or “Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet” tours.
  • In Paris enjoy a panoramic overview of the city. Choose to join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods or pedal your way along the Left Bank

Tour Services

  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, cruise director) and local guides are included during the cruise
  • Excursions daily, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms with hotel beds, hair dryer, safe, and flat-screen TV with satellite for complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Remarkable service from your English-speaking crew and on-board cruise director
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Not Included: Airline flights on land-only packages, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included. Ask your travel consultant about our reasonable options.

*Minimum group required for the WTMJ Host and Fox World Travel tour manager to participate is 30 passengers. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.

Air Inclusive

Classic Cabin

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Small Riverview Windows on Deck 1
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

French Balcony

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French Balcony on Deck 2
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Deluxe French Balcony

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French Balcony on Deck 3
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Cruise Only

Classic Cabin

See special discounts below!
Small Riverview Windows on Deck 1
Based on double occupancy

French Balcony

See special discounts below!
French Balcony on Deck 2
Based on double occupancy

Deluxe French Balcony

See special discounts below!
French Balcony on Deck 3
Based on double occupancy
Initial Deposit: $700.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment Date: February 11, 2022

All current air taxes and fees of $399.75 per person are included and subject to change. Air package pricing is subject to change until air is contracted due to the volatility of airfare costs.

Single pricing available upon request.

Available Discounts

Uniworld Early Pay-in-Full Discount

Double Occupancy:

  • $489.00 per person – Classic Cabin
  • $609.00 per person – French Balcony
  • $669.00 per person – Deluxe French Balcony

Single Occupancy:

  • $879.00 per person – Classic Cabin
  • $1,089.00 per person – French Balcony
  • $1,194.00 per person – Deluxe French Balcony

Reservation must be paid in full at time of booking. This promotion expires Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Uniworld River Heritage Club Discount: $100.00 per person
Discount applies to guests that have traveled previously with Uniworld and is combinable with the Early Pay-In-Full option.

Discounts are subject to change at any time.

Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare are currently pending

Flight schedules are subject to change and Fox World Travel has no control these changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Checked bag fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities are available upon request.

WTMJ’s Gene Mueller

Milwaukee radio legend Gene Mueller is one of Fox World Travel’s favorite come-along travel hosts. Gene makes the trips fun, enhancing your vacation no matter the destination! Named after a heavyweight champion boxer (first/Gene Tunney), and a 1950’s TV/radio star (middle/Arthur Godfrey), his teenage experience doing hard work as grocery stock boy taught him  the need to find a job that would pay him to remain seated. So began a radio career that dates back to 1972 when he first cracked a mike at his high school’s 10 watt station. Stops at WHBL/Sheboygan, WSPT/Stevens Point, 93QFM/Milwaukee and WKTI/Milwaukee would follow before WTMJ took him in to host Wisconsin’s Morning News in 2007. Two grown children and his loving wife are part of his life journey, as are any number of bartenders around southeast Wisconsin, some of whom have been able to put their kids through college thanks to his frequent visits.

Optional Motorcoach Transfer

Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points are $50 per person each direction is available to add to the tour package.

Optional Insurance

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Details and rates can be obtained from your Fox World Travel advisor.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to February 11, 2022: Initial deposit of $700.00 per person
  • February 12 – April 18, 2022: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • April 19 – May 18, 2022: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • May 19, 2022 through day of travel: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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