National Geographic Journeys: Burgundy & Normandy Highlights (EFWLNG)

Countries Visited: France
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Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Information Not Available
    Meals Included: 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

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    Description
    Combine a once-in-a-lifetime Burgundy river barge experience with the rich history of Paris and Normandys WWII sites on a historical and gastronomical adventure youll remember forever. Float by canal barge to medieval sites, quaint villages, and pastoral vineyards along the SaOne, visit the Normandy beaches and indulge in plenty of free time to roam centuries-old cities, gardens, and grounds. France awakens all your senses.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    17 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DijonDay 1 Dijon
    Arrive at any time.
    Day 2DijonDay 2 Dijon (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy an orientation walk in the morning to explore Dijon. Visit the Ducal Palace, the local market and the old town. In the afternoon, enjoy free time before transferring to the river barge and embarking the Daniele. Included Activities: Dijon Orientation Walk
    Day 3Longecourt-en-PlaineDay 3 Dijon/Longecourt-en-Plaine (1B, 1D)
    Cycle to Gevrey Chambertin, a small but well known Burgundy village. Enjoy wine tasting at the ChAteau de Marsannay and continue to COte du Nuit before meeting the barge in Longecourt-en-Plaine. This mostly flat route is the best way to see quintessential Burgundy. Included Activities: Gevrey Chambertin and Marsannay ChAteau Excursion Transport: Daniele Riverboat
    Day 4AuxonneDay 4 Longecourt-en-Plaine/Auxonne (1B, 1L)
    You can rejoin the barge at any of the four locks along the way. Opt to use one of the bikes to ride ahead of the walkers. Included Activities: Burgundy Wine Talk and Horizontal Tasting Transport: Daniele Riverboat
    Day 5SeurreDay 5 Auxonne/Seurre (1B, 1D)
    Have a relaxing morning on board, before a visit to the barge capital of St-Jean. Continue on to Seurre with some free time to explore on your own. Included Activities: Saint-Jean-de-Losne Visit Transport: Daniele Riverboat
    Day 6Verdun-sur-le-DoubsDay 6 Seurre/Verdun-sur-le-Doubs (1B, 1L)
    Spend the morning discovering the area around Seurre on foot. Return to the barge and continue towards Verdun-sur-le-Doubs with free time to explore. Transport: Daniele Riverboat
    Day 7FRAGNESDay 7 Verdun-sur-le-Doubs/Fragnes (1B, 1D)
    Cycling along the COte de Beaune, with stops in villages and vineyards along the way. Discover the vineyards of Meursault and Puligny Montrachet and stop to taste some wines. Opt to enjoy lunch in town before returning to the barge near Fragnes. Included Activities: COte de Beaune Cycling Transport: Daniele Riverboat
    Day 8ParisDay 8 Fragnes/Paris (1B)
    Transfer to Beaune, the historic wine capital of Burgundy. Enjoy a tour with a docent, exploring the Hospices of Beaune, a charitable hospital that has been funded by the annual wine auction for over 155 years. Delve into history and discuss the relationship of the hospice with the powerful wine merchants of Burgundy. Enjoy some free time to explore before catching the train to Paris. Included Activities: Visit Hospices of Beaune Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Local train (2.00-2.50 hours)
    Day 9ParisDay 9 Paris (1B)
    Explore the historic covered MarchE dAligre with a local chef and food expert. Rarely visited by tourists, this market is where locals come to shop for food. Meet vendors, enjoy tastings, and learn about the history of the market and the specialties offered here. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own. Included Activities: Local Market Visit with a Chef
    Day 10ParisDay 10 Paris (1B)
    Enjoy the day free to explore Paris. Opt to visit museums, shop or take a river cruise. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    Day 11BayeuxDay 11 Paris/Bayeux (1B, 1D)
    Depart Paris for Upper Normandy and the quaint village of Giverny. Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked here from 1883 until his death in 1926. Monet felt that his flower and water gardens here were his greatest works of art and to this day, they are meticulously maintained. These served as inspiration for his celebrated water-lily series and have been named by National Geographic as one of the "10 most magnificent gardens in the world." Honfleur sits on the estuary where the River Seine meets the English Channel and is considered one of the prettiest port towns in France. Its quaint harbour and historic buildings have always been a draw for artists, including Monet. Included Activities: Claude Monets Gardens Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 263km)
    Day 12BayeuxDay 12 Bayeux (1B)
    Take in scenes of the D-Day landing which had a pivotal role in the history of the world. Visit the moving memorials and beaches and learn about the impact this event had on the direction of the Second World War. The Battle of Normandy Historical Area is considered an open-air museum and includes all the sites, museums and memorials associated with D-Day and the invasion. Old army bunkers and war relics still exist along the five beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, while museums and memorials throughout the region stand as forceful reminders of this decisive period of WWII. Nearly 30 cemeteries (including American, British, Canadian, French, German and Polish) hold the remains of almost 100,000 young soldiers who never returned from their service in Normandy. Today these memorials offer quiet space for personal reflection for every visitor, young or old, regardless of nationality. Included Activities: D-Day Historical Experience D-Day Beaches & Memorials Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 13BayeuxDay 13 Bayeux (1B)
    Today enjoy an excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel, an island commune off the coast of Normandy. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the medieval fortress is considered one of the most stunning and imposing sites in Europe, with origins dating back to the 6th century. Take an orientation walk with our CEO then enjoy free time to explore. Opt to visit the abbey, monastery, or museums, or wander the winding lanes and cobblestone streets. Included Activities: Excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours)
    Day 14BayeuxDay 14 Bayeux (1B)
    Enjoy a free day to explore Bayeux and its medieval centre. Wander its quaint streets to visit shops and cafes and opt to visit the cathedral and the famed Bayeux Tapestry.
    Day 15ParisDay 15 Bayeux/Paris (1B)
    Rouen was an important city in the Roman era and Middle Ages, showcased by its historical (and beautiful) centre of Gothic churches and medieval half-timbered houses. it is most notable as the place where Joan of Arc was tried for heresy. Included Activities: Paris Photography Studio Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 16ParisDay 16 Paris (1B)
    This afternoon, you are free to explore on your own to discover the "je ne sais quoi" of this stunning city. Opt to visit the Eiffel Tower, explore the citys outstanding museums and churches, float down the River Seine on a cruise, or simply people-watch. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
    Day 17ParisDay 17 Paris (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    10/27/2017$5,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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