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Eiffel TowerFranceThis northern France tour is the perfect way for value-minded travel lovers to see the highlights of Paris plus the Loire Valley and Normandy. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks and fascinating history sum up this tour. You'll visit some of northern France's interesting and charming towns, including Rouen, best known for its connection to Joan of Arc. Here, step into the splendid Gothic cathedral, which was once the world's tallest building and the subject of a series of Claude Monet's paintings, just like the water garden in Giverny, depicted in some of his most famous canvases.

Visit Honfleur, a romantic port city; Rennes, with its traditional, timber-framed houses; Blois, a picturesque town in the Loire Valley, with its renaissance castle located in the town center; and Chartres, famous for pilgrimages to its 13th-century gothic cathedral. In Bayeux, follow the story of the Norman conquest of England in 1066 depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, listed by UNESCO. Admire the cathedral, ramparts, and ancient walls of St. Malo, a fortified seaside resort. Memories of World War II history come to life as you visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and the landing beaches. Other highlights of this affordable France tour include picturesque Mont St. Michel, situated on a rocky isle with its world-famous abbey. Spend a day at leisure in Chateaux Country with the opportunity to take an optional excursion to discover the Chateau of Chenonceau, a 16th-century, fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers. From historic sights to picturesque sceneries, this is a dream vacation!

All This. Included.
Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. We include hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations-with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets, and private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free WiFi. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your GO mobile app!

Day 1: Arrive in Paris, France
Check into your hotel and use your GO app to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

Day 2: Paris
Enjoy a full day to explore the "City of Light," known in the world for its fashion, art, museums, cuisine, and joie de vivre. Enjoy included sightseeing with a local expert to see many of the best-known Parisian iconic sights, including views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Optional excursions are also available. (B)

While we include select excursions on your trip, you may wish to explore other options for your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Option - Versailles, Palace of the Sun King
Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles. 3h 30m

Option - City of Light Orientation and Dinner Enjoy a memorable 4-course dinner with wine and a nighttime orientation drive around the glimmering City of Light-the perfect way to experience Paris! 4h 30m Map

Day 3: Paris - Giverny - Rouen - Honfleur - Deauville
Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of impressionist painter Claude Monet. The famous water garden at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Mone's finest work (gardens open from April to October). 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) Today's Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

Giverny - On departure November 8, due to closure of Giverny Gardens, a visit to D-Day Museum will be included instead.

Day 4: Deauville - Normandy Landing Beaches - Bayeux - Mont St. Michel
Visit Bayeux, famed for its lacemaking and the world-renowned Bayeux tapestry depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex-who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. On to the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 75 years ago. The highlight is the American Cemetery at Omaha. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessible by a causeway.(B) Today's Distance: 154 mi/ 248 km

Day 5: Mont St. Michel - St. Malo - Rennes - Chateaux Country
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, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Chateaux Country.(B) Today's Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km

Option - Dinner in the Loire Valley
Enjoy a delicious dinner of regional specialties at a quaint local restaurant in France's renowned Loire Valley. 2h 30m

Day 6: Chateaux Country
Spend a whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion to some of the most celebrated castles of the Loire Valley: Chateau of Chenonceau, now privately owned, and Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life. (B,D)

Option - Chateaux of the Loire Valley
Spend a day in France's legendary Chateaux Country, visiting two of the Loire Valley's most enchanting palaces, Amboise and Chenonceau, and touring a local wine cellar.6h 0m

Day 7: Blois - Chartres - Paris
Take a stroll around Blois, with its Renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, stop in Chartres, home of the famous Gothic cathedral, and arrive in Paris in time to enjoy an optional evening excursion. (B) Today's Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km

Option - Seine River Cruise and Montmartre Discovery
Get a whole new perspective of the City of Light on this exciting half-day excursion featuring a Seine River cruise and time to explore the stunning hilltop artist district of Montmartre. 4h 30m

Day 8: Paris
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Breakfast and Dinners as indicated (B,D)

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Chartres Cathedral
Mont Saint Michel and its Bay
Paris Banks of the Seine
The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (Chenonceau Castle)

Departure Dates: 
April to November

From approx $1,569 US per person based on double occupancy

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