12 Day Discover Northern France

3 Paris, 2 Normandy, 1 St. Malo, 2 Loire Valley & 2 nights Versailles
10 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
  • 3 nights at the M Social Hotel Paris Opera, Paris
  • 2 nights at the Le Grand Hotel Cabourg, Normandy
  • 1 night at the Hotel Oceania Saint Malo, St. Malo
  • 2 nights at the Chateau de Rochecotte, Loire Valley
  • 2 nights at the Le Louis Versailles Chateau Hotel - MGallery, Versailles
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 19 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Coffee and tea with all meals. Wine is included with lunch and dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
Special Features
  • Visit the remarkable Louvre Museum, home of the Mona Lisa and other celebrated masterpieces
  • Travel to the Champagne region to enjoy tastings of this expensive bubbly delight
  • Visit the magnificent Reims Cathedral, where French Kings have been crowned
  • Tour the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, one of the world’s greatest impressionist painters view the tranquil gardens that inspired his masterpieces
  • Experience the American Cemetery on Omaha Beach, resting place of thousands of U.S. troops. Salute their bravery
  • Meet a World War II historian who helps you gain a greater understanding about D-Day and the Normandy beaches
  • Visit the WWII Memorial Museum, a stirring monument to peace, with its detailed chronology of events that took place in this region
  • Visit iconic Mont St. Michel, magnificently rising from the sea on a mighty rock
  • View the 400 foot long Apocalypse Tapestry, that depicts more than 70 scenes from the Book of Revelation, in Angers
  • Visit the elegant Chateau de Chenonceau, a jewel of Renaissance architecture
  • Dine in a Troglodyte Cave, cut into the face of a cliff - a unique experience
  • At the Royal Chateau of Amboise, visit the chapel’s memorial to Leonardo da Vinci
  • View Chambord Castle, Loire’s largest Chateau, built in the 16th century by King Francois I
  • In Chartres visit the world-famous Gothic cathedral, considered the greatest in France
  • Enter the Palace of Versailles to see the lavish apartments of King Louis 14th and the extravagant Hall of Mirrors
  • Walk through the amazing Versailles Gardens and view the spectacular musical fountains
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Depart for France

  • Depart for France
DAY 2: Arrive in Paris

  • Bonjour Welcome to Paris, the magnificent "City Of Lights" transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and enjoy the endless delights of this city on the Seine.  Evening have a light dinner at a local restaurant. 
  • Overnight: Paris
  • Meal: Dinner
DAY 3: Paris City Tour, Louvre Museum

  • Get acquainted with Paris today as you drive along the impressive Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Continue to "Rive Gauche," the celebrated Left Bank where artists, philosophers, and writers in a bygone era flourished in the artistic community at Montparnasse, including Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway and more. Visit the incomparable Louvre, one of the worlds most famous museums. Of the many exhibitions found therein, view the medieval fortress and the museums most reputed masterpiece, Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa. Afternoon is at leisure to further explore this fascinating city on your own
  • Overnight: Paris
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 4: Champagne Region

  • Today, travel to the heart of the famed Champagne region with its magnificent stretches of vineyards as far as the eye can see. This historic province, formerly ruled by the counts of Champagne, is best known for the sparkling white wine that bears its name. Drive along the elegant Avenue de Champagne, in Epernay, home to many of the worlds most celebrated Champagne houses timeless neoclassical villas. Visit one of the wine cellars and enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant. Learn more about the champagne process and savor tastings of this expensive delight. Then, on to Reims with its magnificent Gothic cathedral adorned with striking stained glass windows, where many of Frances kings were crowned. Return to Paris and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. You might choose to admire views of the illuminated monuments as you walk along the Seine or just linger at a trendy bistro to enjoy fine wine and a delectable dinner
  • Overnight: Paris
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5: Giverny, Lecture with World War II Historian

  • Today, a scenic drive takes you to Giverny, home of Claude Monet, one of the worlds greatest impressionist painters. Walk through the tranquil gardens that inspired many of his masterpieces, including his famous "water lilies" series of paintings. Have lunch nearby on the site of a charming 18th-century water mill. This afternoon, enter the Normandy region and head to the popular seaside resort of Cabourg for overnight. After dinner tonight, meet a World War II historian who helps you gain a greater understanding about D-Day and the beaches where the Allied forces landed 75 years ago
  • Overnight: Normandy
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: Beaches in Normandy,American Cemetery, Honfleur Harbor, Cheese & Brandy Tasting

  • This morning visit the historic beaches in Normandy. The first stop is at St. Mere Eglise on the Cotentin Peninsula, where the allied invasions began on June 6, 1944, a day long remembered for the bravery and sacrifice of the U.S. troops stop at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Finish todays exploration of Normandys historic sites with the cherished American Cemetery on Omaha Beach, a vision that will forever be embedded in your memory. Then for a change of pace, continue to the enchanting harbor at Honfleur with its colorful boats, immortalized by several of the worlds greatest impressionist painters. Time to browse the charming galleries, tiny shops and stop for coffee at a typical cafe. Afterward, visit a working farm to taste some of the local specialties including Camembert cheese and Calvados, the regions well-known apple based brandy. Return to your hotel for overnight
  • Overnight: Normandy
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 7: World War II Memorial Museum, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo

  • Morning visit to the WWII Memorial Museum, a stirring monument to peace, with its detailed chronology of the events that took place in this region during WWII. View the many exhibits and walk through the American, British and Canadian Gardens dedicated to the three main allied nations involved in liberating France. You then leave Normandy and head toward the rugged coast of northwestern France. Its a dramatic moment when you have your first glimpse in the distance of magnificent Mont St. Michel. Built on an isolated island in the gulf of Saint-Malo, this structure is considered one of the "wonders of the world," and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reached by a causeway, the lower towers and medieval sea wall protect a small village, capped magnificently by the commanding Abbey dedicated to the Archangel Michael. Prior to the completion of the causeway, Mont St. Michel was on an isolated island that pilgrims approached, knowing that the dangerous tides could sweep in at any time. Then, drive along the coast to the beautiful city of St. Malo in Brittany its maze of medieval streets is bursting with history. The legacy of its 19th-century pirates and seafaring past is a story told by generations of sailors. Walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town and enjoy dinner tonight at a charming restaurant
  • Overnight: St. Malo
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8: Angers, Saumur

  • Depart St. Malo on your journey to the gorgeous Loire Valley, brimming with treasures waiting to be discovered. For centuries, royalty and nobility built their magnificent chateaux in this valley, inspired by the lush forests and rich farmlands. Pause at the surprising Angers castle, home of the stirring 14th century Apocalypse Tapestry. Next, a chance to sample the local wine with a stop in riverside Saumur. Travel to a lovely chateau hotel in the Loire Valley, your home for the next two nights. Tonight, dinner is at the chateaus dining room
  • Overnight: Loire Valley
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9: Chateau de Chenonceau, Troglodyte Cave, Chateau dAmboise

  • Spend another day exploring the stunning Loire Valley with its splendid chateaux. The first stop is at Chateau de Chenonceau, a jewel of Renaissance architecture, stretching over the River Cher. Walk through its extravagantly furnished rooms and traditional formal gardens, added during the time of Henry II, by his mistress Diane de Poitiers. Then, an unusual visit to a Troglodyte Cave, nestled in the valley for a wine tasting and lunch. Troglodyte Caves can be found all over the region, cut into the cliffs or dug underground, often carved out of abandoned quarries. Afterward, on to the Royal Chateau d Amboise, with its commanding views of the river, most closely associated with King François I who brought Leonardo da Vinci to his court. The tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent his final years in Amboise, lies in the chapel of the Chateau. Later, time to relax at your chateau before dinner together this evening
  • Overnight: Loire Valley
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10: Blois, Chambord, Chartres Cathedral

  • The day begins with Blois, a royal town packed with lively streets, beautiful paved squares and charming cafes where you visit the extraordinary chateau, once home to Louis XII and François I. Then, on to view the fairytale Chateau de Chambord, Loires largest residence, built in the 16th century for King Francois I. Next, arrive in Chartres, home to the greatest Gothic cathedral in France. Originally built in 1020, the cathedral contains the sacred Veil of the Virgin relic and astonishing stained glass windows. Conclude the day in Versailles. Best known as the site of the vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, today Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs outside of Paris. The rest of the day is at leisure to immerse yourself in these beautiful surroundings
  • Overnight: Versailles
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 11: Palace of Versailles and Gardens

  • Enter the Palace of Versailles this morning to view the lavish apartments of King Louis XIV and the extravagant Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of World War I. The splendid interiors of Versailles were envied and copied by royalty throughout Europe. Walk through the beautiful gardens with its spectacular fountains, a gorgeous fusion of nature, sculpture, music and water, designed by Andre Le Notre, the blueprint of French Gardens throughout the world. Tonight, at dinner, share memories of your journey in France and bid au revoir to your Tour Manager
  • Overnight: Versailles
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 12: Depart France

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
  • Meal: Breakfast

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  • This itinerary for groups minimum 10 hotel rooms and more for inquiries, please email us at res2@right-travel.com or call us at 973-636-6660 Ext 201
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
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Not Included
  • International airfare to be provided upon request
  • Gratuities

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