Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley (Summer 2020)

Investigate Normandy's role in the 1066 and 1944 invasions that changed the course of history.

Explore the beautiful city of St-Malo, the châteaux of the Loire and gleaming Paris.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 4 Apr 20
      • 11 Apr 20
      • $3,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,555 for this departure

      • 18 Apr 20
      • 25 Apr 20
      • $3,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,555 for this departure

      • 25 Apr 20
      • 2 May 20
      • $3,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,555 for this departure

      • 9 May 20
      • 16 May 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 16 May 20
      • 23 May 20
      • $4,050
      • 23 May 20
      • 30 May 20
      • $4,050
      • 30 May 20
      • 6 Jun 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 6 Jun 20
      • 13 Jun 20
      • $4,050
      • 13 Jun 20
      • 20 Jun 20
      • $4,050
      • 27 Jun 20
      • 4 Jul 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 4 Jul 20
      • 11 Jul 20
      • $4,025

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,623 for this departure

      • 11 Jul 20
      • 18 Jul 20
      • $3,995
      • 18 Jul 20
      • 25 Jul 20
      • $3,995

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,596 for this departure

      • 25 Jul 20
      • 1 Aug 20
      • $3,995
    • Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,596 for this departure

      • 8 Aug 20
      • 15 Aug 20
      • $3,995

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,596 for this departure

      • 15 Aug 20
      • 22 Aug 20
      • $3,995
      • 22 Aug 20
      • 29 Aug 20
      • $3,995

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,596 for this departure

      • 29 Aug 20
      • 5 Sep 20
      • $3,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,578 for this departure

      • 5 Sep 20
      • 12 Sep 20
      • $4,125

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,713 for this departure

      • 12 Sep 20
      • 19 Sep 20
      • $4,125

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,713 for this departure

      • 19 Sep 20
      • 26 Sep 20
      • $4,125

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,713 for this departure

      • 26 Sep 20
      • 3 Oct 20
      • $4,125
      • 3 Oct 20
      • 10 Oct 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 10 Oct 20
      • 17 Oct 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

      • 17 Oct 20
      • 24 Oct 20
      • $4,050

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $3,645 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Paris.

    On arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport, transfers leave for the hotel at 08:30, 11:00 and 13:30. After checking in, the capital’s grand boulevards and world-famous landmarks are yours to explore. At 17:30, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner at Le Sud, a local brasserie with a Mediterranean-inspired menu.(Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 2 - Rouen, Honfleur and Deauville.

    Follow the River Seine to Rouen, capital of Normandy, to admire its ancient cathedral - a masterpiece of the Gothic style and the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet. Wander through the narrow streets beneath the Great Clock to the Old Market Square. Here, a superb modern church commemorates the burning of Joan of Arc on this very spot in 1431. Continue to the charming fishing town of Honfleur and to your luxurious hotel located in the chic seaside resort of Deauville.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 3 - Normandy Beaches and D-Day Landings.

    Following the route of the Rangers and visiting the bunkers and the Rangers Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Then with a Local Expert, spend a few reflective moments at the American Military Cemetery of Saint-Laurent near Omaha Beach before a visit to the D-Day Museum to see the remnants of the artificial port in the bay of Arromanches. There are poignant reminders of World War II as you travel past Juno and Gold beaches, which both played a part in the Normandy landings. This evening you are treated to a delightful dinner, which promises creative cuisine, seasonal ingredients and delicious wines.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 4 - Mont-Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo.

    Journey through Bocage country for an exploration of the hilltop abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel with your Local Expert. The abbey stands on an island and is reached by a causeway across the shining sands. Behind the outer ring of defences huddles the small town - it's one street containing shops, cafes and hotels. Continue along the Emerald Coast to stunning Saint-Malo, situated on the Rance Estuary and one of the most charming places in France. A Local Expert will take you on an exploration of the City of the Corsairs. Walk through the maze of streets of Intra Muros, the walled city, to the cathedral, the burial place of Jacques Cartier and other celebrated voyagers. At your leisure, you can wander around the ramparts of the thick city walls, offering fantastic views over the old town and the bay. By night, the town’s medieval maze of winding streets is abuzz with quaint bars and restaurants. Alternatively, you may wish to join an Optional Experience to Cancale, known throughout France of its oyster beds, for a delicious meal of fresh seafood and other Breton specialties?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 5 - Villandry Experience.

    Head south to follow the valley of the Loire, passing the moated Angers Castle. Cross the Loire to Saumur, where a local vintner will guide you through tastings of the region's delicious wines. With a Local Expert, head to Château de Villandry, the jewel of the Loire, to visit the glorious gardens. Ensure you don't miss the water, ornamental and kitchen gardens – a stunning sea of fragrant green herbs, silvery cabbages, and purple basil.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 6 - Scenic Drive Along the Loire Valley.

    Journey to the fairy-tale Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, considered one of the best representations of French Renaissance architecture. Having recently undergone extensive restorations, take your time to admire the subtle blend of French tradition and innovative Italian decor within this 16th century icon of the Loire Valley. Continue to your chateau hotel, where you can relax like royalty in sumptuous surroundings. Return to your own superb chateau for relaxation and free time. At night, your Celebration Dinner starts with a glass of local sparkling wine and continues with excellent service and delicious Farm-to-Table dishes in the most wholesome setting, ensuring the memory of your meal will linger long after you've returned home.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 7 - La Beauce and Chartres to Paris, City of Light.

    Travelling through the vast wheat fields of Beauce region, Chartres Cathedral looms large on the horizon. Auguste Rodin called it the 'Acropolis of France,' and once inside you can marvel at the beautiful stained-glass rose window which floods the cathedral with colour and light. From here, return to the French capital, where your Travel Director introduces you to all the fabulous sights including the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral and the immense facades of the Louvre. Behold the vast Place de la Concorde, where the guillotine once stood, then travel down the Champs Elysées to Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe. After dark, the City of Light really lives up to its name when the monuments, buildings and bridges are lit up in all their glory. For that special touch of excitement and glamour don't miss the chance to experience one of the world-famous cabaret shows.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 8 - Au revoir Paris.

    Your departure transfer will arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 08:00 or 11:00.(Breakfast)

     

    Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley (Summer 2020)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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