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Globus Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country with London(RCE)

11 days from Paris to London 
This France tour is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy in a short amount of time—with overnights in Paris, Caen, the coast near Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.

World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944. You’ll visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town where American soldiers parachuted into the night before D-Day. You’ll also visit the Memorial Museum for Peace, where you’ll learn about the Battle of Normandy, in Caen. Go even further back in history when you visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral in Chartres and when you are in the Loire Valley, where you visit the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord, a huge castle with towers on all corners. Also visit the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers. While in châteaux country, spend two nights on the grounds of the splendid Château du Breuil at Cheverny—a unique experience offered by Globus.
To give you a sense of the culture, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a cider tasting in Beuvron-en-Auge and learn about the local wines at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine. You’ll even get to taste some!

At the end of your tour, transfer to London by Eurostar train. Enjoy three nights and guided sightseeing of the famous landmarks and the Changing of the Guard, if held. All services in London, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

From the scenic beauty and historical sights to the charming experiences, this France tour—plus London—is a dream vacation!

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

PARIS
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

ROUEN
Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedral

BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
[LF] Cider tasting

CAEN
Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace

NORMANDY BEACHES
Visit the Normandy American Cemetery

MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey

CHÂTEAUBRIANT
Morning break

ANGERS
Take pictures of the castle

LOIRE VALLEY
[LF] Stay two nights on the grounds of splendid Château du Breuil; full-day guided sightseeing, visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles

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

CHARTRES
Visit the gothic cathedral

PARIS–LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train

LONDON
Guided sightseeing including famous landmarks and see the Changing of the Guard, if held

Headsets throughout the tour

Itinerary (2017)

Day 1Arrive in Paris, France.
 Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the “City of Light.” (D)
Day 2Paris.
 In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the lavish Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Guided sightseeing features Paris’ main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées, and more. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, and admire its Rose Window. An exciting optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the Seine River is available. (B)
Day 3Paris–Rouen–Beuvron-En-Auge–Caen.
 In Rouen, admire the façade of the cathedral, which was one of Monet’s favorite subjects for his Series Paintings, where he tried to prove how a subject was visually influenced by the ever-changing light. Twenty paintings of the cathedral existed, and many are today in Paris’ Orsay Museum. Time to stroll along the lovely cobblestoned Rue du Gros-Horloge leading to the square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Next, stop in Beuvron-en-Auge along the Route du Cidre for [LF] a CIDER TASTING before arriving in Caen. Look forward to a visit of the fascinating MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its great exhibits and audiovisual show about the Battle of Normandy. (B,D)
Day 4Caen–Normandy Beaches–Mont St. Michel.
 Focus on the scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Drive by Juno Beach, then stop at Gold Beach for a view of the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches. Visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY at OMAHA BEACH. Continue to Sainte Mère Eglise, where American soldiers parachuted into the town the night before D-Day. Among them was John Steele, whose parachute was caught in one of the steeples of the church, made famous in the movie The Longest Day. While here, see the evocative parachute memorial. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided visit of the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo. Overnight is on the coast near Mont St. Michel. (B,D)
Day 5Mont St. Michel–Châteaubriant–Angers–Loire Valley.
 Enjoy a scenic ride right across Brittany via Châteaubriant to Angers. Stop here for pictures of the impressive 13th-century castle. Then, continue your journey to the Loire Valley, where [LF] you will stay on the grounds of splendid Château du Breuil. Tonight, why not sample French cuisine at one of the area’s excellent restaurants? (B)
Day 6Loire Valley. Excursion to Châteaux Country.
 Today, visit two of the most important castles in the area. Start with the jewel of the French Renaissance, CHÂTEAU CHAMBORD. Next is the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU. Then, [LF] enjoy a WINE TASTING at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine to learn about the local wines before returning to your château, where dinner will be served in the evening. (B,D)
Day 7Loire Valley–Chartres–Paris.
 Stop in Chartres with its superb 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL—a jewel of medieval architecture, and arrive in Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
Day 8Paris–London.
 Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (standard class) to London. Your Local Host can help you maximize your time. (B)
Day 9London.
 Morning guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks and the Changing of the Guard (if held). (B)
Day 10London.
 Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 11London.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris

Related Globus Tours

RC - Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country

Globus Pricing Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$825-$948

Triple room reduction per person:
$58-$88

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $228-$636, in twin $122-$326, in triple $121-$257

Upgrade to Standard Premier on Eurostar Train:
$185

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $188-$291, in twin $97-$148, in triple $93-$139

Globus Notes

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

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