Treasures of France including Normandy

Treasures of France including Normandy

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Treasures of France including Normandy

8 Days Starting and ending in Paris

Visiting: Paris, Honfleur, Normandy Beaches, Brittany, Loire Valley, Chartres

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

FTOFZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 54

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-0

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English
From: $3214 $3113 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$101

NB: Prices correct on 15-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of France with the "Treasures of France including Normandy" tour. This exquisite adventure invites you to explore the rich tapestry of French history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. From the iconic landmarks of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, to the historic Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches, every step of this tour is steeped in history. Delight in the enchanting beauty of Mont-Saint-Michel, and marvel at the architectural wonders of the Loire Valley's Châteaux. With visits to the Bayeux Tapestry and Chartres Cathedral, you'll dive deep into France's medieval past. Enjoy the comfort of luxury air-conditioned coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and the expertise of a professional Travel Director. This tour promises a blend of historical exploration, scenic beauty, and cultural immersion, making it an unforgettable experience through France's most treasured landscapes and historical sites.

Highlights

  • Explore Mont-Saint-Michel and Châteaux of the Loire Valley with a Local Specialist and Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches

  • Discover Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Bayeux and the Loire Valley

  • Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches, the monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Châteaux of Amboise and Chenonceau and Chartres cathedral

  • View the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Bonjour Paris

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Evergreen Laurel Hotel Paris

Meals Included: Dinner

Bienvenue! The 'City of Light' welcomes you as you prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through France. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director this evening for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to admire the glittering cityscape of Paris – past grand boulevards and iconic sites like the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe.

Day 2 : Admire Normandy’S Colourful Honfleur And The Bayeux Tapestry

Location: Honfleur

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hôtel Mercure Omaha Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, we depart Paris and venture to the city of Rouen, the tragic site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. We travel to the enchanting harbour town of Honfleur – its narrow lanes and colourful shopfronts have long attracted artists who have immortalised its beauty on canvas. Arriving in Bayeux, we visit the Tapestry Museum. Here you’ll Dive Into Culture and see the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting events before and during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Day 3 : Explore The D-Day Landing Beaches

Location: Normandy Beaches

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hôtel Mercure Omaha Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we explore the poignant D-Day Landing Beaches in the company of our Local Specialist. We begin with a visit to the American Rangers Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives at Omaha Beach, imagining the mingled sense of terror and triumph felt on the fateful day when Allied forces set foot on mainland Europe. We stop for lunch in the seaside town of Arromanches, the setting for the Mulberry Harbour, once at the heart of the Normandy landings.

Day 4 : Journey Through Picturesque Normandy And Brittany

Location: Brittany

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel de l'Abbaye Le Tronchet

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the Normandy countryside admiring the land of calvados before arriving in Brittany. Enjoy the afternoon your way or perhaps, discover the beauty of the port city of St. Malo with a Local Specialist on the Jewels of St. Malo Optional Experience.

Day 5 : Continue To The Beautiful Loire Valley

Location: Loire Valley

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Novotel Amboise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed bay of the Mont-Saint Michel. Our Local Specialist reveals the history of the impressive medieval Benedictine Abbey perched on the hilltop. Journey onward through scenic countryside, stopping to Connect With Locals at a lunch with wine in a 17th-century château during a Be My Guest experience set within beautiful grounds. Later, continue to the beautiful Loire Valley, where we will spend the next two nights.

Day 6 : Discover The Stunning French Châteaux

Location: Loire Valley

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Novotel Amboise

Meals Included: Breakfast

We spend our day admiring the beautiful châteaux of the Loire Valley and join a Local Specialist for a visit to the Amboise Royal Château. It is here that King François I hosted Leonardo da Vinci, whose tomb now lies in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert adjoining the château. We continue with a visit to Château de Chenonceau, built on the Cher River. The château is often referred to as the 'Ladies Castle', due to the many women who influenced its construction and development. Today it contains priceless collections, including Renaissance furniture, tapestries and masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto.

Day 7 : Continue To Chartres And Paris

Location: Chartres

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Renaissance Paris La Défense

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Our first stop today is the town of Chartres and its beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral, regarded as one of the most authentic and complete works of religious architecture from the early 13th century. We journey back to Paris this afternoon and spend the rest of our day in the 'City of Light' with free time to take in some of the sights. Celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends this evening at a Farewell Dinner with local wines at a Parisian bistro.

Day 8 : Farewell Paris

Location: Paris

Meals Included: Breakfast

For now it's time to say a fond au revoir to France and your fellow travellers at the end of a memorable trip.

What's Included

  • Travel Director

    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Meals

    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Sightseeing

    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio Headsets

    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

What's Not Included

  • Flights

    International airfare is not included

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included but recommended

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of accommodation is included in the tour?

    The tour includes accommodation in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.

  • What type of transportation is provided on the Treasures of France including Normandy tour?

    The tour provides luxury air-conditioned coach transportation with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation, such as rail journeys.

  • What meals are included in the Treasures of France including Normandy tour?

    The tour includes breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals.

  • Are flights included in the Treasures of France including Normandy tour?

    No, international airfare is not included in the tour.

  • Is travel insurance included in the tour?

    No, travel insurance is not included but it is recommended.

  • What are the highlights of the Treasures of France including Normandy tour?

    The highlights of the tour include exploring Mont-Saint-Michel and Châteaux of the Loire Valley with a Local Specialist, visiting the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches, discovering Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Bayeux, and the Loire Valley, and visiting the Bayeux Tapestry, the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches, the monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Châteaux of Amboise and Chenonceau, and Chartres cathedral. Additionally, you will view the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

  • What are the pick-up and drop-off times for the Treasures of France including Normandy tour?

    The pick-up times at Charles de Gaulle airport are 08:00, 11:00, 14:00, and the drop-off times are 08:00, 11:30.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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09-Nov-2021

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