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Highlights of Normandy

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,659

See the best of Normandy on a 5-day vacation exploring the medieval town of Bayeux, World War II battlefields and museums, and the breathtaking island abbey of Mont Saint Michel. This trip includes deluxe accommodations, all transfers, expert guides on private and small group excursions, and breakfast daily.


This 5-day French vacation takes you through Normandy to explore medieval sites and World War II battlefields. It features deluxe accommodations, private and small group tours, and is a great add-on to a trip to Paris.

Your trip to France begins in Bayeux, the medieval town that’ll serve as your base while exploring Normandy. On your first day in Normandy, explore the highlights of Bayeux itself on a private walking tour of the town. You’ll see the Norman Gothic Cathedral and stroll through the beautiful neighbourhoods of timber-framed homes and Renaissance mansions. In your free time, be sure to see the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th-century artefact depicting William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066. The next day, explore the history of World War II with a guided tour of the Caen Memorial Museum, Pointe du Hoc, and Omaha Beach, as well as the American war cemeteries. On your final day in Normandy, head to nearby Mont Saint Michel, the breathtaking island abbey that becomes an isolated pillar out of the water during high tide. Tour the abbey complex, listen to medieval Gregorian chants, and bathe in the glorious view of this medieval landmark.

At the end of your stay, head to the train station to continue your onward journey.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,659

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Day 1

Bayeux Train Station to Bayeux Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Villa Lara

Our 5 star Luxury Boutique Hotel with a chic but casual atmosphere located in the heart of the Bayeux historic center, facing the Cathedral, 2 steps from the tapestry and very close to the D-Day landing beaches.

Make way in the morning to the breakfast area where you will find a delicious buffet with regional offerings. There is a bar-lounge area leading to the library lounge with a fireplace, a fitness room and a meeting room equipped with the latest technologies is at your service.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Villa Lara

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    Hotel Villa Lara


    Our 5 star Luxury Boutique Hotel with a chic but casual atmosphere located in the heart of the Bayeux historic center, facing the Cathedral, 2 steps from the tapestry and very close to the D-Day landing beaches. Make way in the morning to the breakfast ...

    Our 5 star Luxury Boutique Hotel with a chic but casual atmosphere located in the heart of the Bayeux historic center, facing the Cathedral, 2 steps from the tapestry and very close to the D-Day landing beaches.

    Make way in the morning to the breakfast area where you will find a delicious buffet with regional offerings. There is a bar-lounge area leading to the library lounge with a fireplace, a fitness room and a meeting room equipped with the latest technologies is at your service.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Child Friendly
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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Day 2

Private Walking City Tour

Enjoy a 2.5 hour private walking tour of Bayeux with a professional guide. The medieval city of Bayeux boasts a rich architectural heritage. Aside from the cathedral in the Neo Romanesque and Gothic styles, Bayeux retains beautifully preserved timber-framed houses, mansions flanked with towers, renaissance town houses and elegant private residences.

Duration2 Hours
Day 3

Private World War II U.S. sites + Caen Museum (Full Day)

Enjoy a full day (8-9 hour) private guided tour with your own vehicle and English speaking driver-licensed guide, exploring the Second World War. Visit the Caen memorial museum, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha beach, and U.S. cemeteries as well as any museums of interest along the way.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Small Group Mont Saint Michel excursion

Enjoy a small group excursion and discover the fascinating Mont Saint Michel. This unique site is located on an island in the middle of a huge bay which is heavily influenced by Europe biggest tides. The first monastery was replaced by a Benedictine Abbey in the 10th Century where the monks prayed and welcomed the pilgrims coming to adorn the archangel, in order to earn their right to go to heaven. The builder monks never stopped adding constructions century after century until they were chased away by the French Revolution in 1791. The magnificent abbey then became a prison! In 1864, it was added on the list of French Historic Monuments, and it was restored before being opened to visitors. Visitors will be fascinted by the Abbey's architecture, suspended between earth and heaven and the beauty of the rooms, the Cloister and the Church. There is a breathtaking view from the top that is worth the number of steps you have to come up! Your expert guide will let you understand the symbolism of the architecture as you go through the different rooms. You might meet one of the monks of the new community who settled here a few years ago, and hear their Gregorian Chants vibrating in the church at the time of the mass. Your guide will also take you through the narrow cobbled streets around the village, with granite or half-timbered houses. Wander along the top of the fortification wall, built during the Hundred Years War, when Mont St Michel became a medieval castle.

Duration8 Hours
Day 5

Bayeux Hotels to Bayeux Train Station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights' deluxe accommodations
  • Private Walking City Tour
  • Private D-Day Tour of World War II US Sites + Caen Museum excursion
  • Small Group Mont Saint Michel excursion
  • Meals as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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5 May 2020
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