France abounds in cultural and historical heritage. Simply put – there is so much to see! You could spend two months here and not see the half of it. For that reason, it's best to tackle a few regions you've always dreamed of visiting. This itinerary will show you the very best of Paris, Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley. You will begin your journey in "the City of Light," as the energetic, cosmopolitan capital city of Paris is affectionately called. Paris is the city of fashion, Napoleon's tomb and 3rd century Roman baths.

From here you will continue north to Normandy, where you will experience its medieval past and traditional cuisine – as well as pay respect to the soldiers who bravely fought in the WWII's Normandy Invasion. Afterwards you will travel south into the heart of France to experience the rich, historical heritage of Brittany as well as the out-of-this-world castles of the Loire Valley Region. While it is a comprehensive itinerary that will keep you on your sightseeing toes, there are also plenty of moments of downtime to relax, shop and explore on your own.


Highlights and Inclusions

  • Guided city tours of the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles

  • Walking tour in Paris' historic Latin Quarter.

  • Seine River sightseeing cruise

  • Admission inside the Eiffel Tower or the Montparnasse Tower.

  • Guided tour of Claude Monet's stunning home in Giverny

  • Walking tour of medieval Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake

  • Explore the harbor town of Honfleur, a source of inspiration for many Impressionist painters

  • View the famous tapestry of Bayeux

  • Norman Food & Drink day

  • Full day dedicated to the soldiers of the D-Day Invasion

  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mont-St-Michel and the Chartres Cathedral

  • Visit the incredible, Renaissance Loire Valley castles

  • Accommodations: Paris 3 nights, Caen 3 nights, Pontorson 2 nights, Tours 2 nights,
    Rouen 1 night, Paris CDG Airport 1 night

  • Meals: Continental breakfast daily. Lunch and dinner as noted in itinerary

  • Ground transportation via air conditioned luxury coach

  • English speaking assistants and guides

  • Admission tickets as outlined in itinerary