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The Treasures of France including Normandy

8 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Voyage through vineyards and valleys, as you soak up France's rich history and heritage.

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      About this trip

      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 châteaux before visiting vibrant Paris and soaking up its joie de vivre.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: FTOF

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 4 dinners with local wine

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Orientation of Paris, Bayeux and Loire Valley

        • View the Champs Élysées 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 châteaux and Chambord Château


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 4 dinners
          with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      The Treasures of France including Normandy

      Your Itinerary

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      Paris, France

      Day 1

      Arrive Paris

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      Day 2

      Paris – Rouen – Honfleur – Bayeux (2 nights)

      Omaha Beach, France

      Day 3

      Full day Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches including Omaha Beach

      Mont St Michel, France

      Day 4

      Bayeux – Mont St. Michel

      Loire Valley, France

      Day 5

      Mont St. Michel – Loire Valley (2 nights)

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      Day 6

      Châteaux Excursion

      Paris, France

      Day 7

      Loire Valley - Chambord - Paris

      Paris, France

      Day 8

      Depart Paris

      Day 1

      Arrive Paris Day 1 - Arrive 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 Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe.

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Evergreen Laurel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Paris – Rouen – Honfleur – Bayeux (2 nights) Day 2 - Paris – 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.

      Hotel

      Novotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Novotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Full day Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches including Omaha Beach Day 3 - Full 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Jewels Of St Malo

      You’ll explore the prettiest walled port in Brittany with our Local Specialist. Stroll along the medieval ramparts, admire the aristocratic old houses of wealthy shipping merchants and take in the Emerald coastline. Home of Jacques Cartier and the great romantic, Chateaubriand, this is your chance to discover one of the jewels of France.

      Adult Price: €31.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Bayeux – Mont St. Michel Day 4 - Bayeux – 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.

      Hotel

      La Relais Du Roy

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      La Relais Du Roy

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Mont St. Michel – Loire Valley (2 nights) Day 5 - Mont 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 château set within beautiful gardens. We journey to the Loire Valley where we will spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Novotel Amboise/Holiday Inn Blois

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Novotel Amboise/Holiday Inn Blois

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      In The Footsteps Of Leonardo Da Vinci

      Visit the Manor house and gardens where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years, preserved much as he left them on his death almost 500 years ago. Your guided tour culminates in a display of Leonardo's most extraordinary inventions - from submarines to helicopters.

      Adult Price: €39.00

      Gourmet Dinner with Music

      Santé. Toast your new-found friends as we enjoy a delicious gourmet French meal at a local Michelin-starred restaurant. We'll also be entertained by an authentic local musician in an atmospheric Old World setting.

      Adult Price: €67.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Châteaux Excursion Day 6 - Châteaux 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 Château, where King François I hosted Leonard da Vinci, whose tomb now lies in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert adjoining the château. We continue with a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairy-tale château 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 Château 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Loire Valley - Chambord - Paris Day 7 - Loire Valley - Chambord - Paris

      Our first stop today is the royal Château de Chambord of King François I, regarded as one of the world's most remarkable châteaux 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.

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Renaissance La Defense

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

      A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and the epitome of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

      Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'City of Light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.

      Adult Price: €38.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Paris Day 8 - Depart 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Walk among the wild hyacinths in the beautiful gardens of the 17th century Château d'Éporcé, enjoying delicious home-cooked dishes created by the resident culinary expert, Lydia

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Orientation of Paris, Bayeux and Loire Valley

        • View the Champs Élysées 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 châteaux and Chambord Château


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 4 dinners
          with local wine


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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