2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Oct 2017

8 Day Paris, Normandy & the Loire

Cosmos Guided Tour starting in Paris and finishing in Paris

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Read 17 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 8 Day Paris, Normandy & the Loire. Experience the highlights of northern France, starting in Paris, the 'City of Light.' Enjoy a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a guided orientation of the city's main highlights:...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Regional Discovery
Duration: 8 Days
From: Paris to Paris
Tour Code: 4750
Visits: France
Our Price From:
$ 1,692
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive In Paris, France

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
2

Paris

One full day to explore the city that's known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. In the included sightseeing with a local expert are many of the best-known Parisian sites: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Pyramid, the Invalides, and Champs Elysees. Optional excursions are also available. (B)
3

Paris - Giverny - Rouen - Honfleur - Deauville

Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of painter Claude Monet. The famous WATER GARDEN at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet's finest work (gardens open from April to October; departures 0317 & 0324 visit D-day Museum in Arromanches instead). 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)
4

Deauville - Normandy Landing Beaches - Bayeux - Mont St Michel

Visit the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. On to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned BAYEUX TAPESTRY depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island reached by a causeway. (B)
5

Mont St Michel - St Malo - Rennes - Loire Valley

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, colourful, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Chateaux Country. (B)
6

Chateaux Country

A whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion and visit the Chateau of Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley, and Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life. (B/D)
7

Chateaux Country - Blois - Chartres - Paris

Visit picturesque Blois with its renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, another highlight is the visit of Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Reach Paris to enjoy an optional evening excursion. (B)
8

Paris

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Visits to Giverny water garden, Rouen Cathedral, Honfleur, Deauville, Normandy Landing Beaches and American Cemetery, Bayeux Tapestry Museum, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo cathedral, Rennes, Blois, Chartres.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Loire Valley.
  • GUIDES: Local Guide for city sightseeing in Paris; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • HOTELS: Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 2 dinners (D).

Included Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners

Accomodation

  • Hotel Classifications: Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist (ST), Deluxe (D), Moderate Deluxe (MD), Best Available (BA), National Park (NP)
  • Paris Novotel Paris 17 (F) or Campanile Pantin (ST), Deauville Ibis Centre (ST), Mont St. Michel Hotel Vert (ST) or Ibis Avranches Baie du Mont St. Michel (ST), Chateaux Country Novotel Amboise (F), Paris Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Kyriad Bercy (ST)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Regional Discovery
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 50 (Avg. 40)
Free WiFi: Yes
* Source: Cosmos for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (17)

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Australia
Trip Date: 07/10/2016

“Wonderful holiday in France ”

The trip was wonderful. I'd never been to northern France - only Paris, so I learnt a lot of the history about northern France. My highlight was visiting the D-Day beaches.

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Australia
Trip Date: 06/09/2015

“Excellent tour especially for the price”

Excellent tour especially for the price which was very reasonable. Hotel rooms were small and average but for the price that is all I expected and they were adequate. Always clean and everything worked. Tour was a good pace. We had plenty of time everywhere. Our guide Patricia always gave us a map before we arrived in each town, highlighted where the bus would be and the way to walk to the main attractions. Patricia and our driver Serge made it a very enjoyable trip.

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Australia
Trip Date: 03/07/2015

“Amazing journey through the North of France”

This was an amazing journey through the North of France with Cosmos Tours. The tour was well-paced, well-priced and our tour guide, Clara, was absolutely outstanding. The whole experience was pleasant from start to finish, and Cosmos are the experts in European coach travel. Having everything organized for you, and having your cases taken care of, made the whole experience such a joy. I would highly recommend this tour as it is not too long and not too short and includes some of the best sights in northern France, including Mont St Michel, Normandy beach landings, Brittany and the stunning Loire Valley. The whole booking process and ticket issuing with Yvonne at Global Journeys was seamless and I thank you so much for your help. The online checklist was a real winner too. It was all so easy and effortless. Will definitely book my next Cosmos tour with you. I think my wife and I are up to our 4th or 5th Cosmos tour now!

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Australia
Trip Date: 15/05/2015

“Good value for money”

We were very happy with this tour. It was not luxurious, but it was good value for money. Maybe the company could raise the price a little and then include a few extras, like hot drinks after included meals etc.

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