This northern France tour is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see the highlights of Paris plus the Loire Valley and Normandy. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks and fascinating history sum up this tour.You’ll visit some of northern France’s interesting and charming towns. From the historic sights to the picturesque scenery, this is a dream vacation!
- Round trip airfare to Paris
- 7 night guided vacation
- 7 nights in Superior Tourist Class accommodation below or similar
- Meals: 7 Buffet Breakfasts (B), 2 Dinners (D)
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
- Professional Tour Director while touring
- Local Guides for city sightseeing in Berlin, Warsaw, Jasna Góra monastery, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Auschwitz
- Headsets throughout the tour
- PARIS – Guided sightseeing
- GIVERNY – Visit the water garden*
- ROUEN – Visit the cathedral
- HONFLEUR and DEAUVILLE – Visit
- NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES – Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha beach
- BAYEUX – Visit Tapestry Museum
- MONT ST. MICHEL – Visit
- ST. MALO – Visit the cathedral
- RENNES – See the colorful timber-framed houses
- CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY – Blois and Amboise visit
- CHARTRES – Visit
Book by September 30!
|Vancouver, Toronto||Double Occupancy|
|September 26, 2019||$1999 + $699 tax|
|November 14, 2019||$1799 + $699 tax|
|Kelowna, Victoria, Comox||add from $300 per person|
|Calgary, Edmonton||add from $200 per person|
|Single Room Supplement||on request (Nov 14 only)|
(Tour Director & Driver)
|add $101 per person|
Note: Cosmos requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.
*Single Share Program Available: Cosmos accept reservations on a “guaranteed share” basis. They charge the basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded rooms. For mutual comfort, they adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms. If no other traveler has booked on “guaranteed share” basis, they’ll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be accommodated in a single room at no extra charge.
|Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
Check into your hotel and use your CosmosGO app to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
|Day 2 PARIS
One full day to explore the “City of Light”—that’s known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, cuisine, and joie de vivre. Enjoy included sightseeing with a local expert to see many of the best-known Parisian sites. Optional excursions are also available.
|Day 3 PARIS–GIVERNY–ROUEN–HONFLEUR–DEAUVILLE
Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of impressionist painter Claude Monet. The famous WATER GARDEN at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet’s finest work (gardens open from April to October). Continue to Rouen to visit its great CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur, situated on the Seine estuary, and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville.
Departure November 15 Day 3 D-Day Museum in Arromanches instead of Giverny gardens.
Accommodation: Ibis Deauville (or similar)
|Day 4 DEAUVILLE–NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES–BAYEUX–MONT ST. MICHEL
Visit the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. On to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned BAYEUX TAPESTRY depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex—who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessible by a causeway.
Accommodation: Hotel Vert (or similar)
|Day 5 MONT ST. MICHEL–ST. MALO–RENNES–CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY
Drive along the Brittany coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its CATHEDRAL and ancient walls. Later, visit Rennes with its traditional, colorful, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Châteaux Country.
Accommodation: Novotel Amboise (or similar)
|Day 6 CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY
Spend a whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion to Château of Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley. Visit Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life.
|Day 7 CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY–BLOIS–CHARTRES–PARIS
Visit picturesque Blois with its renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, visit Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Arrive in Paris to enjoy an optional evening excursion.
|Day 8 PARIS
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.