3-Day Tour of the Normandy Landing Beaches, St Malo, Mont Saint-Michel & The Loire Chateaux

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Highlights

  • A selection of truly exceptional landmarks

  • An excursion steeped in history, from the Middle Ages to the present day

  • The diversity of the itinerary

  • Your guide's informative commentary

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 3 days

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Starting time 7:15 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Enjoy a 3-day tour of four different historical regions to discover France's rich cultural past.

Breathe in the fresh air of Normandy's coastal towns and visit the historical sites of the Allies' 1944 Normandy landings.

Travel on to Brittany, where you will explore the renowned seaside resort of St Malo, before visiting Mont Saint-Michel and its spectacular abbey.

You will also discover the magnificent Loire Chateaux to admire their beautiful architecture and estates!

This 3-day getaway promises to be a relaxing cultural and memorable trip. Details of the itinerary are as follows:

Day 1

You will travel by coach from Paris to Rouen for a walking-tour of the town's historic centre. You will then proceed to Honfleur, taking in the splendid views from the Normandy Bridge along the way. Lunch in the quaint town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque old port.

The next port of call will be the beaches of Normandy, the stage for the Allied landings of June 1944. Later on you will visit the St Laurent Cemetery, which overlooks the sands of Omaha Beach where the Allies suffered their heaviest loss of troops.

Arromanches, the artificial harbour constructed by the Allies, is the next stop on the tour.

Finally, you will head to Caen to check into your hotel where you will also enjoy an evening meal.

Day 2

After breakfast at your hotel in Caen,  you will head to another iconic French region: Brittany. Arriving at St Malo, your guide will take you on a tour of the town's must-see sites, including the cathedral and the ramparts.

Enjoy some free time in St Malo to have lunch in one of the seaside cafés or restaurants before heading to Mont Saint-Michel, set on the boundary between Brittany and Normandy. At Mont Saint-Michel, you'll climb up to the spectacular Gothic-inspired abbey set upon the peak of the islet for a guided tour, then explore the historic village at your own pace.

At the end of the afternoon, you will set off to dine in your hotel in Angers.

Day 3

After a buffet-breakfast in your hotel, you will take to the road again for Langeais, passing by Angers Chateau which you can admire from the exterior.

When you arrive at Langeais, you will be given a guided tour of its medieval castle. You will then have free time to have lunch independently in the wine-growing region of Amboise.

In the afternoon, it will be time for a guided tour of two historic gems. Firstly Chenonceau Chateau, a true masterpiece of the French Renaissance era. Then, having passed by Cheverny, you'll visit the famous former royal residence at Chambord: the largest chateau of the Loire Valley with a vast estate.

You will leave Chambord at around 6.30pm, to arrive back in Paris at around 9pm.  

Options

Single room supplement

The advertised tariff is the price per person based upon 2 people sharing a twin room. A supplement applies to single-occupancy rooms.

Good to know

  • Seasonal activity: Available Thursday from April to October only (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: central Paris, 75001
  • Getting there: metro stops Palais Royal (lines 1 and 7), Pyramides (lines 7 and 14) and Tuileries (line 1)
     
  • Please note that triple rooms are not available at Angers
  • Single-occupancy room supplement applies
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear strongly recommended
  • Animals not permitted
  • The organisers and partner organisations reserve the right to cancel or modify certain excursions without prior warning to ensure the comfort and safety of our customers, including in the case of protests or strikes
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Coach transport
  • Admission to all sites visited
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels (twin rooms with bath or shower)
  • Dinner and breakfast at both hotels
  • The services of a luggage porter
  • The services of an official guide/interpretor

Not included

  • Collection from or return to your hotel in Paris
  • Lunches
  • Any food and drink not listed on the set menus
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

2 reviews
  • Jai apprécier le voyage le seul inconvénient c'est que le guide parler que en anglais et espagnol moi javais souhaiter quil parle en français aussi aussi je mange pas de viande ni d'alcool mon dîner et déjeuner ni été pas terrible .
    souhila A.
    Oct 7, 2018
    Response from Ceetiz
    Merci pour votre avis !
    Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié le voyage. Nous regrettons le fait que vous n'ayez pu avoir les explications en français. Notre service client a revu cela avec vous suite à votre réservation. Le français n'était malheureusement plus disponible (pour information la possibilité de reporter ou annuler sans frais dans ce cas est toujours proposée).
    A bientôt sur Ceetiz !
    L'équipe Ceetiz
  • Nous avons adoré. Notre guide était fantastique et tellement prévoyante. Elle maitrise son sujet à la perfection. (Nous étions avec le groupe anglophhone - 20 juillet au 22 juillet). Il faudrait lui donner plein d'étoiles de distinction. Nous n'avons même pas pu lui dire aurevoir parceque nous avons changé de car, pour visiter les deux derniers chateaux. Bien chagrins. Si vous avez son adresse email, nous aurions bien aimé lui écrire. Cordialement James-Leslie Mayer & Nicole
    JAMES-LESLIE M.
    Jul 28, 2017

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