National Geographic Journeys: Paris & Normandy Highlights (EFWNG)

Countries Visited: France
Trip Style: Information Not available
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: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
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    Description
    France is a gold mine for history lovers and this week of exploration in Norman villages and WWII military sites was made for the lifelong learner. Stroll through Claude Monet's Garden, marvel at the medieval cities of Bayeux and Rouen, and visit the Paris studio of acclaimed National Geographic photographer and explorer Reza. Finish it all off with two days of exploration in Paris itself and you'll be saying "Je ne veux pas partir."
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1ParisDay 1 Paris
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We recommended arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. The "City of Lights" is unlike any other place on earth. Known for its glorious monuments, museums, and markets, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, Montmartre to the Marais, Paris has something for everyone. Discover for yourself Paris' "je ne sais quoi." Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2BayeuxDay 2 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 3BayeuxDay 3 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 4BayeuxDay 4 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 5BayeuxDay 5 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 6ParisDay 6 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 7ParisDay 7 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 8ParisDay 8 Paris (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    11/05/2017$2,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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