Europe & Britain First Class 2018: The Treasures of France including Normandy Summer 2018

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018

Explore centuries of French heritage as you cross the valleys and vineyards of the north in search of beauty and to mourn the tragedy of war. Visit Joan of Arc's Rouen, the D-Day landing beach at Omaha and marvel at the architecture and masterpieces of France's most famous fairy-tale chateaux before visiting vibrant Paris and soaking up its joie de vivre.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Orientation of Paris, Bayeux and Loire Valley
  • View the Champs Elysees and Arc d'Triomphe in Paris
  • Visit the town of Rouen, the picturesque port of Honfleur, Bayeux Tapestry, the historic Normandy D-Day landing beach of Omaha, the monastery of Mont St. Michel, Amboise and Chenonceau chateaux and Chambord Chateau
Dining Highlights
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners with local wine
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Details

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ParisArrive Paris: Bienvenue! The City of Light welcomes you as you prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey experiencing the treasures of 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, charming lanes and iconic sites like the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Welcome Reception
Evergreen Laurel
Day 2BayeuxParis - Rouen - Honfleur - Bayeux (2 nights): 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 cobblestone lanes and colourful shopfronts have long attracted artists who have immortalised its charm on canvas. Arriving in Bayeux, we visit the fascinating Tapestry Museum and see the Bayeux Tapestry depicting events before and during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This evening we dine at our hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Novotel
Day 3BayeuxFull day Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches including Omaha Beach: Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives on the D-Day Landing Beach of Omaha and imagine the sense of terror and triumph that was felt the fateful day the Allied forces set foot on mainland Europe to win back its freedom. We stop for lunch in the seaside setting of Arromanches, once at the heart of the Normandy landings, before visiting the poignant D-Day Museum and the bunkers and Rangers Memorial at Pointe du Hoc.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4Mont St. MichelBayeux - Mont St. Michel: This morning travel to the fortified island town of Mont St. Michel. Join a Local Specialist for a fascinating tour of Mont St. Michel's medieval Benedictine Abbey which legend has it was built after the Archangel Michael appeared to the Bishop of Avranches inspiring him to build a church atop the island that juts into the English Channel. Consider an Optional Experience to the historic walled port city of Saint Malo, once the home of famous French explorer, Jacques Cartier. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
La Relais Du Roy
Day 5Loire ValleyMont St. Michel - Loire Valley (2 nights): Meander through the scenic countryside, stopping for a memorable Be My Guest experience including wine tasting and a light meal, at a picturesque 17th century chateau set within beautiful gardens. We journey to the Loire Valley where we will spend the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Novotel Amboise/Holiday Inn Blois
Day 6Loire ValleyChateaux Excursion: We spend our day admiring the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley and join a Local Specialist for a visit to the exquisite Amboise Royal Chateau, where King Francois I hosted Leonard da Vinci, whose tomb now lies in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert adjoining the chateau. We continue with a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairy-tale chateau built on the River Cher. Its beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture - reflected in the waters of the river - is complemented by magnificent landscaped gardens. The Chateau is often referred to as the Ladies Castle, as a number of women influenced its construction and development. Today it contains priceless collections including Renaissance furniture, tapestries and masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7ParisLoire Valley - Chambord - Paris: Our first stop today is the royal Chateau de Chambord of King Francois I, regarded as one of the world's most remarkable chateaux with its exquisite Italian Renaissance architecture and decorative moat. 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.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Renaissance La Defense
Day 8Depart ParisDepart Paris: For now it's time to say a sad au revoir to France and your fellow travellers at the end of a memorable trip. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
June 16, 2018$2,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
June 23, 2018$2,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
June 30, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 07, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
July 14, 2018$2,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 21, 2018$2,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
July 28, 2018$2,095.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 04, 2018$2,095.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 11, 2018$2,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
August 18, 2018$2,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 25, 2018$2,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 01, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
September 08, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 15, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 22, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 29, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 06, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 13, 2018$2,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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