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Jewels of France including Normandy - 8 Days - Valid: May & Jun.21

Jewels of France including Normandy - 8 Days - Valid: May & Jun.21

Paris, France

From: R 17,200.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 17,200.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #7000
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Valid From

    1st of May 2021 (Saturday)
  • Valid To

    5th of June 2021 (Saturday)
  • Expires

    30th of July 2020 (Thursday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Travel through the valleys and vineyards of the french countryside whilst getting a taste of Joan of Arc's Rouen, picturesque Chenonceau and the D-day landing beach at Omaha for just 8 days!

Buckle up for a lively encounter with the highlights of France. On this 8-day love affair with the world's most visited country, you'll get your fill of centuries of French heritage and culture across the valleys and vineyards of northern France, from Joan of Arc's Rouen to its glittering capital, Paris. Amidst all that French joie de vivre, you'll encounter those iconic sights and landmarks you've always longed to see - the Eiffel Tower, Mont St. Michel, and the D-Day Landing beaches on the Normandy coast

Based on set departures : 12 , 19 September , 03 October 2020 , 01 May , 5 June 2021.

From R16 900 for departure on 03 April 2021.

About the Holiday

Itinerary :

Day 1 Arrive Paris (1 Night)

Ah Paris! Audrey Hepburn described it best when she said 'Paris is always a good idea'. We're sure you'll agree. After checking in, meet your Travel Director for a glimpse into what lies ahead then hit the streets and explore the city your way, perhaps seeking out delicious French flavours at a local café. This evening you may wish to discover why Paris is so deserving of its title, the 'City of Lights'. Join your fellow travellers for an optional evening tour through Montmartre's maze of streets which once nurtured the talents of great artists and writers.

 Hotel - Ibis Alésia Montparnasse 14ème

Day 2 Paris – Rouen – Honfleur – Deauville (1 Night)

Retrace the steps of one of France's beloved daughters, St. Joan of Arc, when you visit medieval Rouen today. Here you'll view the city's impressive cathedral whose towers, statues and pinnacles were favourite subjects in the paintings of French Impressionist, Claude Monet. There's time to stretch your legs along Honfleur's colourful 17th-century dock before heading to Deauville. With its racecourse and high-profile international film festival, this handsome resort town has long been a playground for well-heeled Parisians.

Hotel - Ibis Styles Centre

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 3 Deauville – D-Day Landing Beaches – Mont St. Michel – Rennes (1 Night)

Begin your day with a moving visit to the D-Day Landing beaches and American cemetery at Omaha. Today the views may be serene, but you can't help thinking back to that summer day in 1944 when thousands of Allied soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice to reclaim Europe. After this incredibly humbling experience, you'll continue through the Loire Valley stopping at the UNESCO-listed Mont St. Michel, which rises almost magically up from the sea at high tide. The spire of the Abbey seems to touch the heavens, inhabited by a golden statue of the Archangel which legend has it ordered the construction of the chapel in this unusual island location in the first place. Arriving in Rennes later, you'll be free to explore the city as you wish.

Hotel - Mercure Centre Gare

 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 4 Rennes – Tours (2 Nights)

This is châteaux country, where elegant estates and manicured gardens dot the Loire River as it slices through the heart of France. You'll see why this scenic area has attracted French aristocracy for many centuries. Not only is the city of Tours the former capital of France and a beautiful gateway to the Loire Valley, it's also heaven for foodies as you'll have an opportunity to discover on your free evening. Raise a glass to good food and good friends as you join an Optional Experience dinner in the Loire Valley.

Hotel - Ibis Styles Sud

 Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 5 Loire Valley Sightseeing

All that glitters really is gold which you'll come to discover as you explore the fairy-tale châteaux of the Loire Valley today. Your first stop is at Château d'Amboise whose art and architecture were both inspired by the Italian Renaissance. Join an optional guided tour delving into the life of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, including a visit to the Manor House and gardens where he spent his last years. The next jewel to admire is stylish Chenonceau, straddling the Cher River. Join your Local Specialist for a whimsical tour of this 16th-century château and its garden, a pleasure palace deserving of its nickname the "château of the ladies". Admire the priceless collections of Renaissance art and furniture and its extraordinary collection of 16th-century tapestries before returning to your hotel in Tours where you'll enjoy dinner tonight.

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Tours – Chambord – Paris (2 Nights)

There's another château in store this morning as you begin your return journey to Paris. We've saved the biggest for last and you'll have an opportunity to view the grand Château de Chambord and its surrounding forest. Imagine royal hunting parties combing the woods for wild game as you wind your way north past orchards, vineyards, cathedrals and châteaux. You'll arrive in Paris just in time to enjoy a memorable Optional Experience featuring dinner and a dazzling cabaret show. You'll have two nights in the French capital to indulge in its legendary nightlife and make lasting memories with new friends.

Hotel - Ibis Alésia Montparnasse 14ème

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 7 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

All the main icons feature on your morning sightseeing tour of Paris with your Travel Director. From the Eiffel Tower and grand Champs Élysées to the iconic Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought and died for France over the centuries, you won't miss a thing. There's plenty of time this afternoon to discover Paris for yourself. Take a stroll through the medieval Latin Quarter with a Local Specialist during an Optional Experience. There's even time to people-watch at a sidewalk bistro.

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Depart Paris

Your whirlwind adventure through France has come to an end. You've seen medieval cities, walked in the footsteps of saints, soldiers and noblemen, and immersed yourself in the art, culture, history and cuisine of northern France - just enough to whet your appetite for another visit. Say a fond au revoir to your Travel Director and newfound friends. If you are leaving today, transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return airport to hotel transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation at cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 7 breakfast and 2 three course dinners

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Honfleur
  • Visit this picturesque port
  • Loire Valley
  • Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Château at Amboise and Chambord
  • Mont St. Michel
  • Visit the island town and view the abbey
  • Normandy
  • Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha
  • Paris
  • Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs ElysEes and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rouen
  • View the cathedral

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Based on set departures : 12 , 19 September , 03 October 2020 , 01 May , 5 June 2021.

From R 16 900 for departure on 03 April 2021.

Excludes
  • International flights to Paris
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Pre or Post accommodation
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Based on set departures : 12 , 19 September , 03 October 2020 , 01 May , 5 June 2021.

From R 16 900 for departure on 03 April 2021.

Paris

Paris is the capital city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the 'le-de-France region. Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world, with over 30 million foreign visitors per year.

The earliest archaeological and rather detailed signs of permanent habitation in the Paris area date from around 4200 BCE. The area near the river Seine was settled from around 250 BCE by the Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, who were known as boatmen and traders.

Paris has an oceanic climate and is affected by the North Atlantic Current, so the city has a temperate climate that rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures.

Two of Paris' oldest and famous gardens are the Tuileries Garden, created from the 16th century for a palace on the banks of the Seine near the Louvre, and the Left bank Luxembourg Garden, another formerly private garden belonging to a chateau built for the Marie de' Medici in 1612.

The lines between cafés and bars in Paris are very blurred, with cafés where you can settle in with a beer and a croissant for breakfast and bars when you can enjoy a late night sandwich along with your cocktail. Techno, house, garage and Latino are the popular sounds of Paris and, to a lesser extent, hip-hop and drum and bass.

Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of advertising on 19 June 2020.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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