Private tour to Paris and Normandy - Firebird Tours ®

Private tour to Paris and Normandy

Mont Saint Michel
Rouen
Paris
Paris

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Trip Overview

Explore the top sights of the world's most romantic capital, Paris, and see Notre Dame, the Tuileries Gardens, Triumphal Arc and the Eiffel Tower. Experience the best of royal Versailles. Then continue to the highlights of the Normandy region, traverse charming Bayeux, go on a day trip to Mont Saint Michel and enjoy Rouen.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.86 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    10 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    Private drivers
    1 train trip (1-st class)
    A shuttle to Mont Saint-Michel
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 8 guided city tours
    Cheese, cider and Calvados tasting
  • MEALS
  • 10 buffet breakfasts
    Picnic lunch in a Normandy village

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Bonjour! Arrival to Paris

As they say, Paris is always a good idea! 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 takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

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.

Day 2

Exploring Crème de la Crème of Louvre & the Latin Quarter

After breakfast, your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of the three famous districts of Paris: Marais (4th), Latin Quarter (5th) and Saint Germain (6th).

Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins on the Cite Island where you see the world’s most famous gothic cathedral - Notre Dame. You stroll the glorious Luxembourg Gardens where famous French philosophers looked for inspiration and see the Pantheon from the outside. Among other sights, you see today are the Hôtel de Ville (city hall), Fountain Of The Innocents and the Cour Carrée that is one of the main courtyards of the Louvre Palace.

You then proceed with the tour 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 Milo, masterpieces of Raphael, Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, and the world’s most enigmatic portrait - Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

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

Day 3

Tour of the Champs-Elysées and Eiffel Tower Districts

Following breakfast, your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of the Champs-Elysees (8th) and Eiffel Tower (7th) districts.

Today you proceed to the outstanding Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city, explore the beautiful squares Place Vendome and Place de la Concorde, see the famous bridge Pont Alexandre III and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais. After admiring the iconic French symbol - the Triumphal Arc you head to the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower*.

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

  • 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.

Day 4

Tour of Versailles Magnifique

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Versailles - the famous residence of French kings.

Together with your experienced guide and private driver you set off on a 6-hour tour and make use of the privilege to a skip-the-line entrance to the Palace. You see the castle 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, Hameau de la Reine and take a stroll around the endless lavish gardens of Versailles.

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

Day 5

Train to Bayeux and City Tour

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel and are transferred to the train station where you board a train to the town of 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

There you meet your guide and go on a 2-hour walking tour of Bayeux, a typical yet special Normandy town. Together with your guide, you begin exploring one of the few French towns which boast well-preserved 15th-century buildings. You get to see the main attractions of the city and visit the Tapestry Museum to see the UNESCO-listed tapestry - an embroidered cloth relating the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and accession of William the Conqueror to the throne of England.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6

Tour to Mont Saint-Michel

Following breakfast, you meet your guide-driver and go on a 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 meters 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.

Day 7

D-Day Tour & Train to Rouen

Following breakfast you meet your guide-driver as today you go on a 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.

Day 8

Normandy Cheese and Cider Tour & Transfer to Rouen

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your guide-driver and go on a full-day Normandy food tour.

Today you get to know everything about Camembert cheese at one of the last two standing farms making camembert cheese. Here you taste Norman cheeses, see and learn about the production.

You are then treated to lunch in one of France's nicest villages and have delicious terroir products: seasonal salad, andouille, baguette, teurgoule, butter, cheeses, ciders.

Then you are guided in the farms and estates where hard apple cider and calvados brandy are made, there you try brandies that are up to 45 years old.

After the tour, you are taken to your hotel in Rouen for check in and have the rest of the day free.

Day 9

Rouen City Tour

After breakfast, your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 3-hour walking tour of Rouen.

During your guided sightseeing tour you see the soaring Notre-Dame Cathedral which is the tallest cathedral in France, the Saint-Maclou church and churchyard, the the Gros Horloge or ClockTower in the beautifully restored medieval quarter, the Renaissance Parlement de Normandie as well as the old market place and the futuristic St. Joan of Arc church, erected in honor of Joan of Arc who was executed in this city.

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

Day 10

Free Day in Rouen

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Rouen on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour to Claude Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Claude Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny
    Go on an exciting day trip to Giverny! Together with your guide-driver, you make your way to outstanding Giverny where you get to visit the unique house and museum of Monet and walk the gardens of Monet, still kept exactly as he left them.

Day 11

Transfer to Paris & Departure

This is the last day of your tour of France. Your driver meets you at your accommodation and takes you directly to the airport in Paris where you arrive in approximately 2 hours.

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


Hotels

10 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
4-star hotel in Paris

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation in 4* or boutique centrally located hotels in Paris, Bayeux and Rouen;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfer to Paris and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Paris - Bayeux;
  • Private transfer Rouen hotel - Paris airport;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles;
  • Picnic lunch in a Normandy village;
  • Cheese, cider and Calvados tasting;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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

Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • A walking tour of Bayeux, Normandy
  • A tour of the Mont Saint-Michel
  • A D-Day Tour, dedicated to the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944
  • A full-day Normandy food tour
  • A walking tour of Rouen

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
  • Most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$3,868
Deposit $774
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,941
Deposit $989
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Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$3,868
Deposit $774
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,941
Deposit $989

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