Paris, Normandy & Châteaux Country with London ( RCE)

12 days from Paris to London

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Isn’t it time you nipped monotony in the bud? From fields of yellow sunflowers to cellars of pink rosés, this fascinating tour of France invites you to survey the sensuous land and pick the perfect bouquet. Fragrant gardens and aromatic wines are just the beginning of the sweet experiences that await from the City of Light to the sunlit regions of Normandy, and the Loire Valley. Tiptoe through the tulips at Claude Monet’s rainbow-colored gardens, float down the castle hallways in dreamy Châteaux country, and swirl and sip your way from the lively cafés of Paris to the storied wineries of the French countryside. Traveling from the Seine to the sea, we’ve handpicked the best coastal experiences—the resort town of Deauville, the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, and the poignant beaches of Normandy, site of the Allied Forces’ D-Day invasions during World War II.

While you’re sampling soufflé and champagne, why not indulge in shepherd’s pie and shandy, too? It’s easy when you add a 3-night extension to London to your tour of France. Board the high-speed Eurostar train to London, where you’ll join a guided sightseeing and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Then, have ample time on your own to explore the palaces, pubs, and pints that await.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

PARIS
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant, orientation drive, guided sightseeing, visit the courtyard of Les Invalides

GIVERNY
LF Visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet

ROUEN
Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedral

DEAUVILLE
Orientation

NORMANDY BEACHES
Visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and cemetery with the Monument to the Braves

BAYEUX
Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry Museum

MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey

ANGERS
Take pictures of the castle

LOIRE VALLEY
Full-day guided sightseeing excursion, visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles

CIVRAY DE TOURAINE
LF Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar

PARIS-LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train

LONDON
Guided sightseeing including famous landmarks

Notes:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed Eurostar train.

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily, 5 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

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Day 2

PARIS J’adore Paris PARIS Free time this morning followed by guided sightseeing that features the Arc de Triomphe, les Champs-Elysées and a visit to the Courtyard of Les Invalides. LF Dinner on the first floor of the Tour Eiffel.*
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

* Note: for operational reasons, schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LOCAL FAVOURITE The only thing better than seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris is dining inside of this beloved landmark. Dine with us in a restaurant on the first floor of Gustave Eiffel's creation and toast your time in Paris. C'est Magnifique!


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Day 3

PARIS–GIVERNY–ROUEN–DEAUVILLE A Big Impression GIVERNY LF Visit the home and gardens of master impressionist painter Claude Monet.
ROUEN Orientation walk. Free time for lunch.
DEAUVILLE Free time to walk along the Promenade des Planches.
Breakfast Breakfast
149 mi / 240 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURAL GEM Wander through the gardens which inspired Monet to create some of his most celebrated Impressionist paintings at his home in Giverny. This special retreat evokes the serenity and artistry of the natural world captured in the master’s works.


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Day 4

DEAUVILLE–EXCURSION TO NORMANDY BEACHES Heroes & Hope for Peace NORMANDY BEACHES Visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and the American Cemetery with the Monument to the Brave. See the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
155 mi / 250 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of heroes on the beaches of Normandy, where Allied Forces stormed the beach with courage and heroism in World War II. Visit the final resting place of American soldiers who gave their lives for liberty.


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Day 5

DEAUVILLE–MONT ST. MICHEL Castle in The Sand MONT ST. MICHEL Guided visit at the abbey.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
155 mi / 180 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE A real-life castle in the sand, magical Mont St. Michel Abbey sits on top of a tidal island on the coast of Normandy. Learn how this strategic position has protected it from being invaded but also has made it the ideal location for a place of confinement. Napoleon closed the abbey and converted it into a prison for his opponents.


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Day 6

MONT ST. MICHEL–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY French Treasures & Views ANGERS See the medieval castle and take a scenic drive en route to the Loire Valley.
Breakfast Breakfast
217 mi / 350 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Historic tapestries, half- timbered houses and, of course, the Castle. Take all of this and much more in while you wander the charming cobble streets or walk along the banks of the Maine river. Make sure you don’t forget to bring your cameras with you!


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Day 7

LOIRE VALLEY. EXCURSION TO CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY French Country Homes LOIRE VALLEY Visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles followed by LF a wine tasting.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
112 mi / 180 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Sip the very best in French wine in the picturesque French countryside along the Loire River Valley, where many stately castles dot the landscape. Hear about the history of the region that with more than 55.000 hectares of vineyards is France’s longest vineyard with an annual turnover of 320 million bottles of wine.


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Day 8

LOIRE VALLEY–PARIS City Lights & River Nights PARIS Explore Paris with free time this afternoon. This evening, enjoy LF a dinner cruise on the Seine with incredible sights of the city.*
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
155 mi / 250 km

* Note: for operational reasons, schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES What better way to celebrate your visit to France than with a dinner cruise along the Seine. Gaze at the City of Light from your ship, while indulging in French fare and wine. Bon Appetit!


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Day 9

PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND Cheers, London! Travel from Paris to London by Eurostar train (Standard class). Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.
Breakfast Breakfast


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Day 10

LONDON Traditions on the Thames LONDON Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes sights of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS England’s national treasure of St. Paul’s Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art – from delicate carvings to gilded dome murals and modern works of art. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London, where notable remembrances have been served here, including Queen Victoria’s jubilee, birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II, and funerals of luminaries like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.


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Day 11

LONDON London Calling LONDON Enjoy a full day at leisure to see the very best of London.
Breakfast Breakfast

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE Double-decker buses, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge, British pubs, and sweet shoppes are waiting to be discovered with a leisurely day in London town. Find your hideaway in Hyde Park’s lush gardens or find styles to suit your fancy in some of Britain’s most famous boutiques in Mayfair, Kensington, or Chelsea.


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Day 12

LONDON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PHILIPPE TOUZET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" A native of France, Philippe is an expert at showing visitors the very best of his country. From Paris' major attractions-the Louvre with its celebrated Mona Lisa, the Arc de Triomphe, iconic Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral-to the must-see highlights outside the city-Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles, the French Riviera, WWII landing beaches at Normandy, and the fantastic châteaux, wine regions, and places to savor French cuisine-he is eager to reveal the true spirit of France."

Tour Director -  PHILIPPE TOUZET

RICCARDO CAMILLONI

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" I grew up in Rome. Early on I learned the beauty of art and history and discovered my passion for hospitality. Touring in France gives me the pleasure of sharing a country I love with guests, whilst also allowing me to practice my third language and continue to deepen my knowledge of the country. It is always an honor to escort guests to the landing beaches and speak about the liberation of Europe through the pivotal Normandy allied invasion! This is when I feel the privilege of being some sort of "ambassador in time" on behalf of my generation and country."

Tour Director -  RICCARDO CAMILLONI

 Accommodations

PARIS

AC HOTEL PARIS PORTE MAILLOT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

DEAUVILLE

ROYAL BARRIERE

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

MONT ST. MICHEL

MERCURE MONT ST.MICHEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LOIRE VALLEY

OCéANIA L\'UNIVERS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LONDON

MILLENNIUM GLOUCESTER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
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$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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