Paris, Loire Castles & Normandy

Begin your adventure in Paris. Spend nights surrounded by castles and renaissance culture in the incredible Loire Valley. Visit Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most important Unesco World Heritage sites located on a small island and enjoy amazing views of the wonderful landscapes of the Normandy coast. Finally, discover the historical World War II landing beaches, a culturally enriching experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Caen

  • Loire Valley

  • Mont Saint-Michel

  • Normandy

  • Paris

  • Tours

Included

  • All flights

  • Accommodation

  • Some transfers

  • Activities

  • Breakfast only

Saskatoon Departure  

From $3499CAD per person

18 April - 25 April, 2024

Edmonton Departure 

From $3599CAD per person

18 April - 25 April, 2024

Calgary Departure

From $3399CAD per person

18 April - 25 April, 2024

Winnipeg Departure

From $3299CAD per person

25 April - 02 May, 2024

Vancouver Departure

From $3099CAD per person

25 April - 02 May, 2024

Victoria Departure

From $3199CAD  per person

25 April - 02 May, 2024

Toronto Departure

From $2999CAD per person

25 April - 02 May, 2024

 

 

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of France? Arrive at your departure airport to catch a flight to Paris.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Paris

Arrive at Paris airport and self-transfer to your hotel*. Paris is the capital of France and a great place to discover the city’s most famous tourist sights, the local culture and cuisine. Overnight stay in Paris.

* Airport transfers in Paris are not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

3rd Day: Paris

Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the city’s most famous tourist sights and monuments on a Half Day Sightseeing Tour by bus with a professional English-speaking guide. Marvel at Paris's best-known sights: Place Vendôme Square, place de l’opera, the Pantheon, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. End your tour in the city center. Why not grab a bite to eat in one of the many cafés or do a spot of shopping in this shoppers haven. The rest of the day is free to explore Paris at your leisure. Overnight stay in Paris.

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

  • Paris Sightseeing Tour
    You will be required to walk short distances and climb some steps. Time will be spent both standing and sitting down. Discover some of the most iconic and memorable places of Paris and admire the beauty of this incredible and romantic city. See Place Vendôme Square, marvel at the Paris Opera House and head to the Latin Quarter to see the impressive Pantheon

4th Day: Paris - Orleans - Chambord - Tours

After Breakfast, meet your english-speaking tour leader and depart Paris by coach towards the Loire Valley and its wonders of the Renaissance period. First stop is the capital of the Centre-Val de Loire region, Orleans. The history of this lovely city on the banks of the Loire River is inseparably bound with the history of Joan of Arc. While exploring the city independently, try not to miss the 13th century Sainte-Croix Cathedral and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, displaying around 700 artworks. After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to The Chambord Estate * one of the most emblematic castle examples of Renaissance architecture in France. Free time to stroll at your own pace in the heart of the castle and its gardens. Following this visit, transfer to the historic city of Tours. Overnight stay in Tours.
* Only entrance included with the possibility to book an audio-guide on the spot.

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

  • Visit to the Chambord Chateaux & Estate
    You will be required to walk short distances and climb some steps. Time will be spent both standing and sitting down. Visit the incredible Chambord Castle & Estate, one of the most emblematic chateaux in France and the finest example of French-Renaissance architecture!

5th Day: Tours - Chenonceau - Tours

After Breakfast at the hotel, explore the magnificent Castle of Chenonceau*. The two-story gallery stands upon a graceful arched bridge that crosses the Cher River which gives the impression that the castle is floating on water. Also known as "The Ladies’ Castle", it was initially constructed in 1513. Equalling the beauty of the interior, the Château's Renaissance French Gardens are perfectly landscaped with decorative pools and flower beds and are an important destination for garden lovers from all over the world. In the afternoon, visit the Royal Château of Amboise, an emblematic monument of the Loire Valley. The palace was built above the river, with landscaped gardens stretching from the earth to the sky, offering one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire. Overnight stay in Tours.

* Only entrance included with the possibility to book an audio-guide on the spot. 

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

  • Visit to the Castle of Chenonceau
    Known as the 'Ladies Castle', this two-story castle perched on a bridge over the River Cher. Constructed in 1513, the castle is defined by an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, restored and saved it.

  • Castle of Amboise
    This historic Castle, built in the late 15th century, became the favored royal residence under Charles VIII. Thereafter a place of residence for French kings from the 15th to the 19th century.

6th Day: Tours - Mont Saint Michel

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Tours heading towards the world-renowned Mont Saint Michel, a Unesco World Heritage site. The car park stands approximately 1.5 miles away from the island. On leaving the coach, head for the Place des Navettes, where shuttle buses called Passeurs transfer to the mount itself. The Mount was consecrated to St-Michel from the year 708. The Benedictine Abbey* presents a grand panorama of medieval architecture from the XI-XVI centuries. Spend some time exploring the village built on the slopes in the shadow of the fortifications. Overnight in the surrounding area.

* Only entrance included with the possibility to book an audio-guide on the spot. 

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

  • Mont Saint-Michel & Benedictine Abbey
    This World Heritage Site is the symbol of Normandy and second most visited monument in France.

7th Day: Mont Saint Michel - Day Beaches Tour - Caen

After Breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of WW-II’s major sights. Visit, learn about and pay homage to Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and Colleville-Sur-Mer Cemetery, of the Allied Forces. Also a visit to the Memorial de Caen*, a museum and war memorial commemorating World War II and the Battle for Caen, is included. Overall the museum is dedicated to the history of the twentieth century, mainly focusing on the fragility of peace. Overnight stay in Caen.

* Only entrance included with the possibility to book an audio-guide on the spot.

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

  • Normandy WW-II Landing Beaches
    Discover the cemeteries, sites and museums of the D-Day destination. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of some of WW-II’s major sights of the Allied Forces.

  • Caen Memorial Museum
    The museum focuses on the history of the twentieth The museum commemorates the history of the twentieth century and the fragility of peace. Focus on World War 2, D-Day in June 1944 and the Battle of Normandy.and the fragility of peace. World War 2, D-Day i

8th Day: Caen - Honfleur - Paris

After Breakfast, learn more about the best food and drink that this rich region of France has to offer, starting with a visit to the Village du Fromager. See all stages of cheese production and enjoy tasting the different types of cheese on offer. After the visit, head to Honfleur in time for a lunch break. This small city and harbour dates back to the Vikings invasion in the 11th century. After a couple of hours exploring the city, continue eastwards until reaching Paris. Overnight stay in Paris.

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

  • Village Fromager and Cheese Tasting
    See all stages of cheese production and enjoy tasting the different types of cheese on offer.

9th Day: Paris - Canada

Breakfast* at the hotel. Self-transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Canada.
** Arrive in Canada and end of your trip.***

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