Paris & Normandy


At A Glance

  • 10 total travel days with 8 nights in hotels in Europe
  • You’ll travel by train ~ never in a bus group!
  • YOU GET hotels, train tickets, private airport transfer, small-group D-Day tour, small-group excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel, Paris city tours, and Paris Pass
  • You’re free to get your own air tickets ~ we do not sell airfare


Day  1 – Fly from USA or Canada
notredametall225x300bevDay  2 – Arrive Paris
Day  3 – Paris
Day  4 – Paris
Day  5 – Train to Bayeux
Day  6 – D-Day tour & return to Bayeux
Day  7 – Excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel
Day  8 – Train to Paris
Day  9 – Paris
Day 10 – Fly to USA or Canada


What’s Included

  • 5 nights Paris, 3 nights Bayeux
  • 4-star hotels in Paris and 3-star hotel in Bayeux
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private airport transfers
  • First-class train tickets
  • Full-day small-group D-Day tour by minibus
  • Half-day small-group excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel by minibus
  • Private Paris walking tour in the heart of the city
  • Private Louvre tour
  • Eiffel Tower tickets with reserved entrance time
  • 2-day Paris Museum Pass

$3,145 per person, double occupancy
April 1 – October 31* — 2015 and 2016
LAND ONLY (airfare NOT included)
Fly into and out of Paris

* Prices are for travel which begins and ends within dates shown.

Candid Comments and Practicalities

Enjoy Paris & Normandy!

At Bayeux and Honfleur, we propose 3-star hotels that don’t offer air conditioning. If you have traveled in the north of France, outside Paris, you may know that A/C is normally not present in the hotels. It isn’t necessary by European standards, but Americans are likely to view it otherwise in summer. We suggest doing this trip between April and May or in September/October.MontStMichel1300x229

Could we do this same trip in higher style, with 4-star or luxury hotels in Normandy? Maybe, but it would no longer be the kind of trip we have enjoyed doing ourselves, in which you stay in the key towns. To get the more luxurious lodgings, you really need to be taking a driving trip and staying at rural accommodations, so that it becomes an altogether different experience.

You can add the visit to Honfleur. That means two more nights in hotel and a more complex rail journey which includes connections at more than one train station. But in return, you get plenty of time to explore Honfleur.

Your D-Day tour can be set up as a private one, instead of in a small-group. That costs substantially more, but it also puts you in control of both the pace and the emphasis.

Your excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel can possibly be done as a private one…but we need lots of lead time to line that up.

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