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PARIS, NORMANDY AND THE LOIRE - 2017

Tour Code - 4750 8 days - PARIS to PARIS $1835 AUD
Experience the highlights of northern France, starting in Paris, the “City of Light.” Enjoy a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a guided orientation of the city’s main highlights: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and many more. Visit Giverny and its famous gardens, source of inspiration for some of Monet’s most famous paintings, see Rouen with its impressive cathedral, admire Normandy’s striking coastline with memories of D-Day, and relive William the Conqueror’s feats as embroidered in the Bayeux tapestry. The wonder of Mont St. Michel is next, then St. Malo, Rennes, and the Loire Valley. On the way back to Paris, visit gothic Chartres Cathedral. Spend a final night in Paris to celebrate your vacation “joie de vivre!”

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Visits to Giverny water garden, Rouen Cathedral, Honfleur, Deauville, Normandy Landing Beaches and American Cemetery, Bayeux Tapestry Museum, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo cathedral, Rennes, Blois, Chartres.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Loire Valley.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guide for city sightseeing in Paris; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
7
0
2

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
2 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
    Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

  2. PARIS.
    One full day to explore the city that's known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. In the included sightseeing with a local expert are many of the best-known Parisian sites: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Pyramid, the Invalides, and Champs Elysees. Optional excursions are also available. (B)

  3. PARIS-GIVERNY-ROUEN- HONFLEUR-DEAUVILLE.
    Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of painter Claude Monet. The famous WATER GARDEN at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet's finest work (gardens open from April to October; departures 0317 & 0324 visit D-day Museum in Arromanches instead). Continue to Rouen to visit its great CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur situated on the Seine estuary, and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville. (B,D)

  4. DEAUVILLE-NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES-BAYEUX-MONT ST. MICHEL.
    Visit the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. On to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned BAYEUX TAPESTRY depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island reached by a causeway. (B)

  5. MONT ST. MICHEL-ST. MALO- RENNES-LOIRE VALLEY.
    Drive along the Brittany coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its CATHEDRAL and ancient walls. Later, visit Rennes with its traditional, colourful, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Chateaux Country. (B)

  6. CHATEAUX COUNTRY.
    A whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion and visit the Chateau of Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley, and Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life. (B,D)

  7. CHATEAUX COUNTRY-BLOIS- CHARTRES-PARIS.
    Visit picturesque Blois with its renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, another highlight is the visit of Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Reach Paris to enjoy an optional evening excursion. (B)

  8. PARIS.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
23 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2017 $1875 AUD $2351 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
14 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 $1835 AUD $2311 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
21 Jul 2017 28 Jul 2017 $1835 AUD $2311 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
11 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2017 $1835 AUD $2311 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
01 Sep 2017 08 Sep 2017 $1875 AUD $2351 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
15 Sep 2017 22 Sep 2017 $1875 AUD $2351 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE PARIS 20 Oct 2017 29 Dec 2017 $201 AUD $105 AUD $94 AUD
PRE PARIS 14 Sep 2017 19 Oct 2017 $423 AUD $216 AUD $169 AUD
PRE PARIS 12 Sep 2017 13 Sep 2017 $529 AUD $269 AUD $204 AUD
PRE PARIS 11 Sep 2017 11 Sep 2017 $423 AUD $216 AUD $169 AUD
PRE PARIS 07 Jul 2017 10 Sep 2017 $201 AUD $105 AUD $94 AUD
PRE PARIS 28 Jun 2017 06 Jul 2017 $423 AUD $216 AUD $169 AUD
PRE PARIS 27 Jun 2017 27 Jun 2017 $529 AUD $269 AUD $204 AUD
PRE PARIS 22 Jun 2017 26 Jun 2017 $423 AUD $216 AUD $169 AUD
PRE PARIS 20 Jun 2017 21 Jun 2017 $529 AUD $269 AUD $204 AUD
PRE PARIS 15 Jun 2017 19 Jun 2017 $423 AUD $216 AUD $169 AUD
POST PARIS 23 Jun 2017 28 Dec 2017 $155 AUD $83 AUD $83 AUD
POST PARIS 18 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017 $167 AUD $91 AUD $91 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $98 AUD

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