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France, Multiple Region – Best of Loire Valley, Brittany & Normandy

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Code: FRPARLCFW

From AUD: $9,695

Duration: 8 Days

Offer Expires: Dec 31, 2019

Short Description

Discover western France, from the famous Loire Valley castles to the iconic Mont Saint Michel and Normandy D-Day landing beaches. This is a week-long private tour, with gorgeous boutique accommodation and authentic experiences throughout.

Looking for an adventure in the French countryside? This trip will show you the best of these three iconic French regions.This is a unique trip through villages and landmarks, with highlights of history, nature, and food.
Loire Valley and its magnificent chateaux will enchant you! You will love Brittany's beautiful coast and its iconic Mont Saint Michel. In Normandy you will visit the D-Day Landing beaches and explore the Pays d'Auge, dreamy place for food lovers

All suggested packages are completely flexible and designed to give you some ideas and inspiration of what we can offer. We can tailor make the tour for you adding more nights or activities.

Day 1: Paris - Loire Valley
In the morning, meet and greet with your driver guide in Paris for your transfer to Loire Valley and enjoy a full day guided tour. Start with the visit of Chambord Castle. The castle of Chambord is a Renaissance masterpiece. Today, this glorious symbol of history is featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The double-spiral staircase forms the centrepiece of the décor! Visit and wine pairing lunch in an organic wine estate in Cheverny. Visit of Chenonceau castle. This Castle reminds you why you admire France. Arching over the River Cher, it is one of the most romantic Chateau of the Loire Valley. Enjoy an authentic visit, meeting with the Florist Manager of the castle in the garden and in the flower workshop.
Overnight in your hotel in a luxury 4* Chateau Hotel near Tours city.

Day 2: Loire Valley
Breakfast
Meet and greet with your driver-guide for a full day gourmet experience. Your tour starts with a morning visit to a picturesque French food market, where you will taste and buy fresh local products. You will arrive to your guide home in a small typical French village to prepare your lunch which you will enjoy together. A unique experience of the French Art de vivre!
Overnight in 4* Chateau Hotel

Day 3: Loire Valley - Brittany
Breakfast
Meet and greet with your guide for a full day guided tour. In the morning, enjoy a visit of an authentic winery located in Vouvray region. You will tour the cellar and end the visit with a wine and cheese pairing tasting. Later, your guide will drive you to your next destination: Brittany.
Overnight in a luxury 4* Hotel in Saint Malo city centre.

Day 4: Brittany
Breakfast
Meet and greet with your driver guide for a morning guided tour. Start with the visit of Cancale, the oyster capital. Cancale is the pearl of the Emerald Coast, a remarkable place where you can taste delicious fresh oysters all year round, both directly from the port and also in local and seasonal dishes. Return back to Saint-Malo by the Pointe du Grouin and Emerald Coast.Free afternoon to explore Saint Malo. With its walled citadel and cobbled streets, inviting beaches and fishy, friendly restaurants, St Malo is much more than a ferry port! This old town feels like you’ve stepped back in time.
Overnight in your luxury 4* Hotel in Saint Malo.

Day 5: Brittany & Normandy
Breakfast
Meet and greet with your driver guide for a full day guided tour to Mont Saint Michel. Enjoy a full day guided tour to the magnificent Mont St Michel and its Bay. Sitting majestically just off the coast of Lower Normandy in the Gulf of Saint-Malo is one of the world’s most breath taking and memorable sites, Mont Saint-Michel. The tidal island is significant for its construction of medieval structures built as if stacked upon one another and crowned with the star attraction, the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel.
Overnight in a luxury 4* Hotel in Bayeux.

Day 6: Normandy, D-Day Landing Beaches
Breakfast.
Private full day guided tour with your expert guide of Normandy landing beaches. During the day, you will step on this historical beach where so many died. You will see German bunkers and monuments everywhere. And you will be able to pay your tribute to the fallen.Your local tour guide will remind you of what was at stake in June 1944 and of the incredible planning needed for Operation Overlord to be a success. You will discover a real open air museum, the Historical Area of the Battle of Normandy brings together all museums and places of interest remembrance connected with D-Day. Discover the history-packed places and follow the unfolding of this huge battle on which the outcome of the Second World War depended. Your visit will include a stop to Arromanches, Omaha, Juno beach. Also the sadly famous American cemetery. Free lunch during the day. Your guide will happily suggest great places to stop to.
Overnight in a luxury 4* Hotel in Bayeux.

Day 7: Normandy Gourmet
Breakfast
Meet and greet with your driver guide for a full day gourmet tour exploring Pays d'Auge region. Start with the guided visit of a Calvados distillery. You will visit the cellar and the château. The visit will be followed by a tasting session in the former cider press room. A unique experience! In the afternoon, continue with the visit of a famous cheese factory and discover how Livarot and Pont l'Evêque are made. The visit will be followed by a yummy cheese tasting.
Overnight in a luxury 4* Hotel in Bayeux.

Day 8: Normandy, Giverny, Paris
Breakfast
Meet and greet with your driver guide for your transfer back to Paris. On the way, make a stop to discover the inspiration for Monet's Impressionist paintings with a visit to Giverny gardens.
Drop-off in Paris

We reserve the right to change the program depending on the availability of our partners on the dates of your stay.

Possible Options : Hotel upgrade 5*, sailing boat experience, cooking class

Seven nights’ accommodation in a luxury 4* hotel
Breakfast daily
Hotel stay city taxes
Transfers in mini van or luxury sedan with driver or driver/guide
Entrance tickets for visits and places mentioned in the program
The tastings mentioned in the program
Picnic gourmet lunch on day 1 and lunch with wine on day 2

Exclusions
Personal expenses
Any entrance tickets not mentioned in the itinerary
All meals and beverages if not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel Insurance
Items of Personal Nature

Departure Dates

This is a private tour. As such it is available all year round on a departure date to fit in with your travel plans. Just contact us so we can check availability for you.

Price
$9695 per person

Price subject to availability at time of booking

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