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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.
City:
Paris, Bayeux, Rouen
Duration:
11 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$4,941
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival to Paris

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. The rest of the day is free.

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Day 2
Paris City Tour

After breakfast your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of main Paris attractions, including Notre Dame, Tuileries Gardens, Triumphal Arc and the Eiffel Tower.

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Day 3
Exploring the Louvre and Orsay Museums

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide at the hotel and go on a 4 and a half hour walking tour of two of the most famous museums in Paris, the Louvre and Orsay, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tour.

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Day 4
Tour of Versailles

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Versailles - the famous residence of French kings. You see the castle of Versailles, walk through its well-known Hall of Mirrors and Le Notre gardens.

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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).

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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. Today you see the iconic Gothic-style Benedictine abbey in honor of St Michael.

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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.

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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. You are then treated to lunch in one of France's nicest villages and have delicious terroir productsю

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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 Franceю

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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.

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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!

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Price

$4,941
Deposit $989
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$8,291
Deposit $1,659
Single traveler

What's included

  • 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, Orsay 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.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Paris

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.

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.

No meals included.

Day 2: Paris City Tour

After breakfast your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of main Paris attractions.

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 from outside and stroll the glorious Luxembourg Gardens where famous French philosophers looked for inspiration. Among other sights you see today are the outstanding Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city, the iconic French symbol - the Triumphal Arc and the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower.

Note: private transportation for the tour can be added at extra cost.

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.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Exploring the Louvre and Orsay Museums

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide at the hotel and go on a 4 and a half hour walking tour of two of the most famous museums in Paris, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tour.

Your tour begins with one of the world’s largest museums, a former royal residence and a central historical landmark of Paris - the Louvre Museum. You see 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.

Then you continue to the famous Orsay Museum - one of Paris' most popular art galleries home to the world's richest collection of masterpieces of Impressionism. Here you get to admire the works of great artists such as: Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Cezanne, Garnier, Courbet, Carpeaux, Nadar or Guimard.

Note: private transportation for the tour can be added at extra cost.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Tour of Versailles

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 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.

Breakfast is included.

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 boasts 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.

Breakfast is included.

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 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.

Breakfast is included.

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.

Breakfast is included.

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.

Breakfastб lunch and drinks included.

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.

Breakfast is included.

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.

Breakfast is included.

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!

Breakfast is included.

  • 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, Orsay 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.

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Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,941
Deposit $989
Single traveler
$8,291
Deposit $1,659