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Paris & Normandy Highlights
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8 days

from $2,749 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • See the magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel rising from its rocky islet climb to the abbey that sits atop the fortress monastery.
  • Delve into the history of World War II with a historian in Normandy, and then take a walk along the legendary Omaha Beach.
Itinerary

History lovers and culture connoisseurs will delight in this exploration of France’s Norman villages and World War II sites. Stroll Claude Monet’s evocative garden and marvel at the medieval cities of Bayeux and Rouen. Cap off the experience in Paris toasting la vie en rose.

Day 1: Paris

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Paris/Bayeux

Depart for Giverny to visit Claude Monet's garden, inspiration for the artist's water lily series and named as one of National Geographic's "top 10 most magnificent gardens in the world." Continue on to the pretty port town of Honfleur for a walk with our CEO and some free time. Arrive this evening in Bayeux and enjoy a dinner at a local crêperie.

Day 3: Bayeux

This morning, we immerse ourselves in WWII history with a local, accredited expert. Begin with a lecture on the Allied invasion and visit a museum to view and handle WWII relics including vintage weapons, uniforms, and maps. Then board a WWII transport vehicle to visit Secqueville-en-Bessin War Cemetery to learn about the significance of poppies — the ultimate emblem of military sacrifice. This afternoon, continue exploring with our CEO, visiting Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, and the American cemetery and memorial.

Day 4: Bayeux

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.

Day 5: Bayeux

Enjoy a free day to explore Bayeux and its medieval centre. Wander its quaint streets to visit shops and cafés then opt to visit the cathedral and the famed Bayeux Tapestry.

Day 6: Bayeux/Paris

Depart for the river port city of Rouen where we take an orientation walk with our CEO and enjoy some free time. Continue back to Paris for some free time to explore the City of Lights.

Day 7: Paris

Enjoy a morning walk with our CEO in the medieval centre of Paris; the Île de la Cité. Opt to visit inside Sainte-Chapelle. After, indulge in a wine and cheese pairing lunch, then take advantage of free time to explore the city.

Day 8: Paris

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 27 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,749 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out

  • date 10 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out

  • date 24 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,338 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,259 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,698 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,139 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,578 AUD Per Person

  • date 16 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,139 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,578 AUD Per Person

  • date 27 Sep 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,139 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,578 AUD Per Person

  • date 25 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,338 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (7 nts)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Transport: Private vehicle, antique WWII vehicle.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: D-Day Historical Experience, Bayeux
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: French Wine and Cheese Pairing Lunch, Paris
  • Tour of Monet Gardens
  • Excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Paris orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $3,088

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.