Private France tour to Normandy and Paris - Firebird Tours ®
Paris
Bayeux
Versailles
Mont Saint-Michel

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Trip Overview

Immerse yourself in the highlights of the Normandy region as well as the breathtaking capital-city, Paris, with the fully customizable France tour with flexible dates that can be built to your taste. Enjoy top points of interest such as the Louvre Museum, Versailles Palace, or the historic town atop a hill Mont Saint-Michel.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.89 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    8 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    Private drivers
    3 train trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 6 guided city tours
    A tour of Mont Saint-Michel island
  • MEALS
  • 8 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Bonjour! Arrival to Paris

Bonjour and welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfers you to the Paris hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the city on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2
Exploring Crème de la Crème of Louvre & the Latin Quarter

After breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of the two famous districts of Paris: Latin Quarter (5th) and Marais (4th).

Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins with the UNESCO Site Heritage - Banks of Seine river. Continue to the Latin quarter and taste a Bohemian charm of the medieval narrow streets and stone-paved alleyways. Reach the Ile de la Cite where you see the world’s most famous gothic cathedral - Notre Dame. Walk through the Ile Saint Louis and get closer to more sights: Hôtel de Ville (city hall), Fountain of the Innocents and Palais Royal. 

You then proceed with the tour of the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s largest museums, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tickets. You see the crème de la crème collections and the most celebrated works of art, ancient artifacts, Greek sculptures, including the famous Venus di MiloWinged Victory, and masterpieces of Michelangelo, Eugène Delacroix, Paolo Veronese and the world’s most enigmatic Portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Tour of the Champs-Elysées and Eiffel Tower Districts

Following breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 5-hour walking tour of the Champs-Elysees (8th) and Eiffel Tower (7th) districts. 

Today you start with outstanding Places Vendome and Concorde and proceed to the Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city. You get to see one of the most recognizable landmarks with its magnificent glass-domed roof - Grand Palais and smaller but similar Petit Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Step on the most ornate and extravagant bridge in the city - Pont Alexandre III and continue to the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower*. 

After the tour you may return to the hotel or take an optional boat cruise along the Seine river.

*Note: Tickets to the Eiffel Tower are not included in the city tour due to limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date if you would like to include it.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Tour of Versailles Magnifique

Following breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide in the lobby and have a day tour to the famous residence of French kings. 

Together with your experienced guide you take a short train ride to taste what it means to be a local, and appear in the heart of Versailles in just 1 hour. You see the Palace of Versailles and admire its grandiose opulence from the inside. You get to walk through its well-known Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed and see the actual rooms of the most extravagant king of France, Louis the XIV. You also discover the world famous Le Notre gardens, see the Grand Trianon (exterior) and enjoy an inside visit to Petit Trianon - Marie-Antoinette’s estate. 

After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel and have the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Day at Leisure and Departure to Bayeux

Today you have a check-out and time to continue enjoying Paris on your own, or choose our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Small Group Champagne Day Tour
    Enjoy a tour of the Champagne region that is bubbling over with heritage sites and fine Champagne. During the tour, you get to visit two famous Champagne houses and have a Champagne tasting.
  • Optional tour: French Market tour and Cooking Class, Paris
    Join a small group of up to 8 participants to enjoy a tour of the French market and pick up fresh products to cook them on the masterclass.
  • Optional tour: French Pastry Master Class, Paris
    Join a small group of up to 8 participants for a masterclass of preparing some of the most famous French pastries: croissant, macaron, eclair, baguette or tart.

In the afternoon you meet your driver at the hotel for the transfer to the station for your departure to Bayeux, in the Normandy region of France (1st class train tickets included). Upon arrival in about two hours, your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Tour to Mont Saint-Michel

Following breakfast you meet your guide-driver and go on a small group tour* of the Mont Saint-Michel, a magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery in Normandy.

Upon arrival at the parking lot together with your driver-guide you take a shuttle to Mont Saint-Michel as cars are not allowed to go on further. Today you see the iconic Gothic-style Benedictine abbey in honor of the archangel St Michael built between the 11th and 16th centuries and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks, Mont Saint-Michel is exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany - the highest spring tides in Continental Europe. The tide comes very quickly with the sea level rising by 15 metres between low and high tide, making Mont Saint-Michel an island.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

*Group size is up to 8 people and is available from May to October. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
D-Day Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide-driver as today you go on small group* D-Day Tour, dedicated to the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, for the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.

During the tour you get to see places where took place the D-Day landings, the Invasion and the Battle of Normandy. You visit such places as Omaha Beach, Ste Mere Eglise, and Pointe du Hoc.

After the tour you are taken to your hotel in Bayeux. The rest of the day is free.

*Group size is up to 8 people is available from May to October. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Morning at Leisure & Train to Paris

Following breakfast you have free time to explore Bayeux on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Tour of Bayeux and Tapestry Museum
    Together with your guide explore one of the few French towns which boasts well-preserved 15th-century buildings and visit the Tapestry Museum to see the UNESCO-listed tapestry.

In the afternoon you are transferred to the Bayeux train station for your departure to Paris (1st class train tickets included). Upon arrival in about two hours, your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel for check-in.

As they say, Paris is always a good idea! The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Departure

Time to say "au revoir" as this is the last day of your tour of France. Your driver meets you at your accommodation and takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your French vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extension to Provence.

Included

8 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
4-star hotel in Paris

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Paris and Bayeux;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Paris - Bayeux, Bayeux - Paris;
  • Regular class train tickets Paris-Versailles-Paris;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: flights, visas, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights
  • A tour of the Mont Saint-Michel island in Normandy
  • A D-Day Tour, dedicated to the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944
  • A city tour of the three famous districts of Paris: Marais, Latin Quarter, and Saint Germain
  • A walking tour of the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower districts
  • A tour to Versailles
What to Know
  • You can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • Tipping in restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,498
Deposit $700
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,898
Deposit $780
Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,498
Deposit $700
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,898
Deposit $780

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