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, Rouen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Normandy Beaches Accommodation, Omaha Beach, Arromanches-les-Bains, Mont Saint-Michel, Loire Valley, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Chartres

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

FTOFZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 54

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

Travel from Paris to the D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy and on to the beautiful Loire Valley on this in-depth France and Normandy tour. Imagine life as a French noble as you are welcomed to a 17th century château and learn about the battles that were fought here through the ages.

Highlights

  • : Explore Mont-Saint-Michel and Châteaux of the Loire Valley with a Local Specialist

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

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

  • Bayeux: Explore the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry telling the story of Norman conquests and the Battle of Hastings so many centuries ago.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Bonjour Paris
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Hotel, Evergreen Laurel
Meals Included: No Meals

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 Dive Into Culture
Location: Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Normandy Beaches Accommodation
Accommodation: Hotel, 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, Omaha Beach, Arromanches-les-Bains, Normandy Beaches Accommodation
Accommodation: Hotel, Mercure Omaha Beach
Meals Included: Breakfast

We begin the day visiting the American Rangers Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives on the D-Day Landing Beach of Omaha, imagining the sense of terror and triumph felt on that fateful day when Allied forces set foot on mainland Europe. We stop for lunch in the seaside setting of Arromanches, once at the heart of the Normandy landings, before finishing the day at Juno beach, where the Canadian forces came ashore in 1944.

Day 4 : Journey To Picturesque Mont-Saint-Michel
Location: Mont Saint-Michel
Accommodation: Hotel, Le Relais du Roy
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through Bocage country to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed bay of the Mont St Michel. Spend a leisurely afternoon here admiring the ever-changing natural backdrop to the rocky island and its medieval abbey, or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Brittany's Emerald Coast jewel of Saint-Malo, where you can walk the ramparts and learn about the historic walled port city from a Local Specialist. Tonight we dine at our hotel.

Day 5 : Continue To The Beautiful Loire Valley Connect With Locals Dive Into Culture
Location: Mont Saint-Michel, Loire Valley
Accommodation: Hotel, Novotel Amboise
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, we’ll join a Local Specialist and explore Mont-Saint-Michel, then tour the impressive medieval Benedictine Abbey. Legend has it, the abbey was built after the Archangel Michael appeared to the Bishop of Avranches inspiring him to build a church atop the island. Journey through the 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 gardens. We journey to the Loire Valley, where we will spend the next two nights. You’ll enjoy a perfect stop at Caves Duhard where we’ll Dive Into Culture and enjoy the very best of Touraine vintages, learning bout the five generations of Duhard family who’ve had a hand in its creation.

Day 6 : Discover The Stunning French Châteaux
Location: Amboise, Chenonceaux, Loire Valley
Accommodation: Hotel, 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, Paris
Accommodation: Hotel, Renaissance 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. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Trafalgar guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers, by shuttle coach, on the first and last day of their guided holiday. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings may choose to purchase a private transfer.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • 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

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

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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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

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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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

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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Barbara, Canada  

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09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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