WWII - Normandy Stands

Tours of France

Paris, Rennes, Saint-Malo, Caen, Honfleur & Rouen, France - 12 Days

Overview

The Battle of Normandy has been called the beginning of the end, a key component for the success of the Allies. This tour is designed recreate memories lost, in tribute to the landing operations of June 6, 1944. Learn of the liberation of Western Europe during this exploration of history, while immersing yourself in today’s scenic Normandy coast. Over 75-years ago, thousands of soldiers invaded enemy lines, with great American sacrifice while facing heavy resistance at Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. Pay tribute, learn the stories and carry on the memory of lives lost in 1944.

Highlights

Tour Description

Your experience begins in Paris, as you discover Montmartre and Versailles. Then, travel to Rennes, to stay in an authentic chateau with a rich history and see the works of iconic artists. Be amazed by the coastal town of Saint Malo, also providing the perfect location to visit Mont St Michel. On to Caen, to drive an authentic military Jeep on the historic battle ground. Honfluer and Rouen will show you preserved medieval architecture, with recovered landmarks from before the brutal war. Learn, explore, and celebrate peace on this tour of Normandy.

Tour Includes:

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

$11,034
price per person, based on double occupancy

Traveling alone? Please add $3,049.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Private transfer from your home to the airport
  • Flight to Paris (not included, suggested morning arrival)

Includes: Private transfer

  • Upon arrival in Paris, you will be awaited by a private driver and transferred to your hotel
  • Check-in, relax and refresh
  • Meet your private guide in the lobby to begin a walking tour of the famous Montmartre neighborhood
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Enjoy dinner at Museé Quai Branly, with a distinct view of the Eiffel Tower
  • Overnight at an elegant hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Private tour / Dinner at Museé Quai Branly / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

 

Enjoy breakfast everyday
Check-out and meet your private driver to travel to Palace of Versailles
Enjoy the morning exploring the gardens, your driver will wait for you
When you are ready, depart Versailles to Rennes
Check-in at a hotel within a castle chateau in the outskirts of Rennes
Your private local guide will pick you up to explore Rennes, a city known for its medieval half-timbered houses and grand Rennes Cathedral
Visit the rose garden and aviary, then travel South of the Vilaine river, to the Musée des Beaux-arts to see works by Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso
Overnight at an authentic French chateau

Includes: Private transportation (8h) / Skip the line admissions at Versailles / Private tour of Rennes / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

After breakfast, check-out and depart with a guide and driver to the coastal town of Saint-Malo
Check-in and meet your private guide to explore Saint-Malo
Learn the origin of the city and its position during WWII – travel back in time while walking through streets famous for 16th century pirates
Enjoy specialized gastronomy of Brittany region, such as Crepes, Galette, cider, seafood, cheese, salted butter and more… 
Spend the evening at leisure in Saint-Malo
Overnight in a historic beachfront hotel

Includes: Private tour of Saint-Malo / Gastronomy tour / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure
  • We recommend you visit the beach and explore the charming town of Saint-Malo
  • Overnight in a historic beachfront hotel

Includes: Room, Breakfast & Taxes

 

After breakfast, check-out and depart Saint-Malo on the road to Caen
On the way, stop at Mont Saint Michel with a private guide to learn the history of this magnificent monument
Beginning at the village downstairs, walk up the rock, 240 ft high, to get to the famous abbey. The view of the bay is incredible from the top. Learn about the life of Benedictine monks throughout ages, while exploring a masterpiece of architecture. Then, walk down to the picturesque mediaeval village to wander around and shop
Depart to Caen, where you will check-in at your hotel and relax for the evening
Overnight in a luxurious 17th century manor

Includes: Tour of Mont Saint Michel / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

After breakfast, visit the interactive and educational Memorial de Caen Museum, to understand the history of WWII and the moving impact D-Day had on Normandy
Your knowledgeable guide will bring you to D-Day sites like Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and the artificial harbor of Arromanches
Learn about the battle plans, while your guide shares personal moments in history from war stories passed down through generations
Overnight in a luxurious 17th century manor

Includes: Private WWII tour of D-Day Beaches / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

After breakfast, check-out and depart Caen for Honfleur
After check-in, leave your bags at the hotel and head into the city center and explore Honfleur with a private guide
Visit the romantic harbor and narrow roads with half timbered houses, a classic feature of the oldest houses in Normandy. Also see the Sainte Catherine church, built in wood in the 15th century
Spend the afternoon at leisure
This evening, enjoy a 4-course dinner at a gastronomic restaurant in the countryside
Overnight at a Relais et Chateaux 5* property

Includes: Private tour of Honfleur / 4-course dinner / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

Enjoy the day at leisure in your splendid hotel in Honfleur
This evening, participate in a group Impressionism painting workshop with a French painter, overlooking the Normandy bridge
Overnight at a Relais et Chateaux 5* property

Includes: Painting workshop / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

After breakfast, depart Honfleur to Rouen by train
Upon arrival, meet your guide to explore the medieval capital of Normandy
Begin near the 13th century Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame, painted repeatedly by Claude Monet in all shades of light. Discover the quarter of Saint Romain, where historic half-timbered houses have been preserved from the bombing raids of WWII. Visit the 16th century Courthouse, the renaissance Hall of Justice, the Big Clock in the pedestrian walking roads, and the square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431
Enjoy an evening at leisure
Overnight in a 15th century historic 5* hotel

Includes: First-class rail tickets / Private tour of Rouen / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

After breakfast, depart Rouen for Claude Monet’s everlasting artwork – his cottage and gardens in Giverny, where he lived and worked from 1883 until his death in 1926
Explore the artist’s former home and elaborate gardens, where he produced his famed water lily series. With your private guide, learn the history and landscape that inspired Monet and fellow artists of the late 19th century
Enjoy lunch in a local cafe before departing Giverny for Paris by train
Upon arrival in Paris, check-in and refresh
Evening at leisure
Overnight in a 5* sophisticated Maison in Paris

Includes: Private tour of Giverny / Authentic french lunch / First-class rail tickets / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

After breakfast, meet your private driver in the lobby of the hotel and transfer to the airport
Flight home (not included)
Upon arrival, a private driver will pick you up from the airport to bring you back home

Includes: Private transfers

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