Paris & Normandy Highlights

Immerse yourself with the elegance of Paris and the historic and cultural region of Normandy
See the many famous sights of Paris including the stunning Louvre Museum. With your skip-the-line access, learn about the museum’s artworks including the famous Mona Lisa from an expert guide. Board a Seine River cruise and travel along the banks of the river while admiring the many attractions of Paris. Explore the extravagant Palace of Versailles, the creation of Louis XIV. Travel to Normandy by high-speed train and admire the beautiful scenery of the region. Explore the landing beaches of Normandy including Omaha Beach and visit the stunning hilltop village and abbey of Mont Saint-Michel
8 Days from $2469/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Premium
Rail & Train
Romantic
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Departures

Friday departures from March to October 2022

Included:

  • 3 nights in Paris in 4-star accommodation
  • 4-nights in Bayeux in 3-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Small-Group driver-guided exploration of Paris by van
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Small-Group guided visit of the Louvre Museum with skip-the-line access
  • Palace of Versailles Excursion with skip-the-line access
  • High-speed train from Paris to Bayeux
  • Full-Day small-group guided tour to Beuvron en Auge Village with Calvados Tasting
  • Full-Day small-group guided tour to the Landing Beaches US sector
  • Full-Day small-group guided tour to Mont Saint-Michel

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • Single occupancy rate is available on request
  • Surcharges may apply during fairs and holidays
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • The Louvre Museum is closed on Tuesdays and the Palace of Versailles is closed on Mondays

Optional Extras:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transfers from/to meeting point for excursions, when not indicated
  • Transfers from/to train stations
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • With many touring options in France, we can mix and match activity options to your liking!

Custom Itinerary

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PARIS

Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival at the airport make your way to your hotel in the heart of Paris. An optional private transfer is available. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the French capital on your own.

Accommodation at the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche, Paris, or similar

DAY 2: BEST OF PARIS WITH RIVER CRUISE & LOUVRE MUSEUM

Spend an attraction-filled morning exploring the old heart of Paris under the guidance of a local expert. You'll meet your guide in front of the fountain at Place Saint-Michel. From there your guide will take you to the site of Notre Dame explaining its fascinating 850 years of history, secrets and mysteries. See how this historic structure still stands proud after the recent fire and discover what the future holds for this magnificent building.

Your Paris walking tour continues in the picturesque lanes of the Île de la Cite and Latin Quarter, where you'll see iconic buildings, like the Conciergerie, and learn about some of the historic personalities that strolled these streets before you. Visit the impressive church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois built in the 13th century. At the end of the tour, you will board a Seine river cruise to enjoy a relaxing ride and enjoy the city from the water.

You will have free time for lunch, before reaching the Louvre Museum and meeting your guide. You'll skip the entrance lines and head straight inside for an amazing Louvre tour with your expert guide, including all the highlights of the world-famous collection. In the end, return to your hotel on your own. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche, Paris, or similar

DAY 3: VERSAILLES

Today you will explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles with its luxuriant gardens. King Louis XIV, known as “the Sun” was the creative force of Versailles. He turned Versailles into a sumptuous estate and the symbol of absolute monarchy in the 17th century. Your guide will introduce to you the State Apartments with its 8 rooms, the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queens’ apartments and since July 2006 some new rooms recently renovated, the Royal Chapel and the Royal Opera, then you will explore the Gardens and the Park. Overnight in Paris. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche, Paris, or similar

DAY 4: PARIS TO BAYEUX

Independent transfer to Paris Station to board your high-speed train to Bayeux, where you will arrive in about 2 hours. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hôtel d'Argouges, Bayeux, or similar

DAY 5: HONFLEUR, BEUVRON EN AUGE VILLAGE & CALVADOS TASTING

Today embark on a fantastic journey that will offer an excellent overview of Normandy. You will discover the cultural and historical highlights of Normandy, including the charming small town of Honfleur and a visit to the small town of Beuvron en Auge, considered a picture-perfect postcard of a traditional Normand village. Lastly, reach a family-owned Calvados distillery settled in the heart of the Pays d'Auge. This estate produces some of the most prestigious Cider, Calvados, and Pommeau of Normandy originated from more than 25 varieties of apples grown on the 30 hectares. After the tasting, it will be time to return to Bayeux. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hôtel d'Argouges, Bayeux, or similar

DAY 6: D-DAY BEACHES OF UTAH & OMAHA

After a short drive west of Bayeux, you will reach the stretch of coast of the US landings of June 6th, 1944. You will visit Omaha Beach, the place where 3,000 American soldiers lost their lives during the operation, and the memorial museum that displays a collection of uniforms, weapons, and personal objects found on the site.

The next stop will be Utah Beach, which played a strategic role in the landings and now hosts a war museum with documents and historic artifacts that recount the events of the D-Day, and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, one of the first towns to be liberated by the American troops. You will also see the promontory of Pointe du Hoc, where the American rangers defeated the German batteries in preparation for the landings in Omaha and Utah beaches. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hôtel d'Argouges, Bayeux, or similar

DAY 7: MONT SAINT-MICHEL

Less than 2 hours south of Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s most famous and captivating landmarks. The day will start with an easy and comfortable drive from your hotel, during which your chauffeur will share interesting information about the area and answer any questions you might have about the trip. Once you arrive at your destination, an expert local guide will take you on a tour of the stunning Gothic abbey at the top of the town, sharing stories of the many myths and legends that surround the place.

Then you’ll be free to explore the village independently, strolling through its picturesque streets and admiring the views from various panoramic spots. At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Bayeux.

Accommodation at the Hôtel d'Argouges, Bayeux, or similar

DAY 8: BAYEUX DEPARTURE

After breakfast, make your own way to the airport or train station for your departing flight or train for your onward journey. An optional private transfer is available. Au revoir! Meals: B


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