WTVP-public television has always been your window to the world. Now, WTVP Travels is your passport to experience it for yourself. These exciting trips have been exclusively designed for the WTVP audience and highlight the rich historical significance, breath-taking natural beauty and exotic cultures of the places you’ve visited through your favorite public television programs. Be more adventurous … Join us as WTVP Travels.

Contact Norma Joseph (309) 677-4747 for more information or complete the interest form below.

Current Tours:

Normandy Beaches to Paris

A Seine River Cruise

October 1st - 11th, 2014

  [Brochure with full itinerary]


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Join WTVP Travels as we return to France to experience la vie en rose. We’ll visit the beautiful lands that inspired Monet and walk the solemn beaches where our heroes fought, fell and triumphed on D-Day. We’ll float down the Seine River to Paris on a luxury riverboat, stopping along the way to enjoy the history, culture and beauty in numerous ports of call. And we’ll spend three days in gay Paris, enjoying all the City of Lights has to offer.

$4,799 round trip from Peoria including airfare

Per person based on double occupancy / $200 per person supplement for Upper Deck cabin



Exclusive Tour Features:

  • Round trip motor coach transportation from Peoria to O’Hare Airport

  • Round trip air transportation from Chicago to Paris on American Airlines

  • 3 nights of First Class hotel accommodation in Caen, France (Normandy Region)

  • 6 nights aboard MS Seine Princess River Cruise in an outside cabin on Lower Deck

  • Full breakfast in Caen daily

  • Two dinners while in Caen

  • Three meals daily while on the cruise

  • Mineral water, wine and beer included with lunches and dinners onboard the cruise

  • Visit to the Landing Beaches of Normandy and Pont du Hoc

  • Visit to Arromanches and Mulberry artificial harbor

  • Visit to U.S. Military Cemetery

  • Guided tour of Mont St Michel Abbey

  • Visit to Saint Mere Eglise, the first city liberated by the allies

  • Visit Bayeux Tapestry

  • All shore excursions while onboard the cruise including a visit to the Palace of Versailles

  • Porterage of one suitcase per person at the hotel and cruise ship

  • Airline Fuel Surcharge

Not included: US and foreign departure taxes of $148.00 per person,
tips to cruise staff, guides and drivers.

Contact Norma Joseph for booking and information, (309) 677-4747, or complete the form below.

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Past Tours:

Cruise the Adriatic Sea (May 7th - 20th, 2014)

Journey to the Holy Land (February 11th - 20th, 2014)

Walking Tour of Hadrian’s Wall (September 13th - 20th, 2013)

A Masterful Holiday (September 5th - 14th, 2013)

South African Adventure (May 2nd - 14th, 2012)

Rhine River Cruise (September 29th - October 10th, 2012)

Contrasting Italy (September 25 – October 4, 2011)

Beautiful Blue Danube (May 9 – May 20, 2011)

Mediterranean Magic (October 16 - October 29, 2010)

Russia & The Rivers of the Czars (June 29-July 10, 2010)

Journey to Egypt and the Nile (October 31 - November 12, 2009)

The Three Seas (April 20-29, 2009)

Tour de France (Sept. 30 - Oct. 11, 2008)

Crown Jewels of Europe (May 5-17, 2008)

Majestic China & Yangtze River Cruise (October 12-24, 2007)

Wonders of Greece (May 3-12, 2007)

Alps and Rhine Adventure (September 24-October 7, 2006)

Best of Italy (May 2-14, 2006)

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