The Best of Normandy in 3 days

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Tour Number

Activity Level

291543


Categories

Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour suggested is kid friendly, as I have worked 5 years with kids in the French college as the cultural animator.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car but the majority of the areas are NOT equipped with the special paths for people with disabilities.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Russian (fluent)

History/ religion/ degustation/ art


1 st day: You will spend 7 hours with me traveling to the Landing Beaches of Normandy in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle.

2 nd day: Bayeux and Caen: join me during the walk through Bayeux's and Caen's medieval streets that are flanked with beautiful, old half-timbered houses! ( another option is Honfleur)

3 rd day: our direction is the most popular attractions in France, the fairytale island of Mont St-Michel located on western the coast of Normandy. French are calling this isle the "Marvel of the Occident", some say that it is the pyramid of Keops, some describe it as an imaginary manor-house, stupefying as a dream palace.

Itinerary

1 st day:

Utah
La Pointe du Hoc
Omaha
American Cemetery

or the British Sector: *Arromanches, Mulberry B (the Artificial Harbor, Sir Winston Churchill: "If we can not take the harbours in Normandy, we will bring them WITH US".
*Longues sur Mer (the German coastal battery where we still can see the ORIGINAL guns of WW2)
*Sword+ Pegasus Bridge (Around midnight, British airborne troops were dropped behind enemy lines to secure the invasion's eastern flank, just as the Americans at Utah)

or the Canadian sector ( Juno, Berniers sur Mer, Ardenne)

2nd day: Bayeux: get ready for a tour to Bayeux's medieval streets, with visits to Bayeux Cathedral and Bayeux Tapestry Museum+ Caen

Or Honfleur ( Start an absorbing tour by ambling over to the church of Sainte-Catherine off the northern side of the Vieux Bassin. Then let's continue to discover the 14th-century church of St Etienne)

3rd day: Mont Saint Michel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can pick you up in Caen/ Bayeux/ other town in Normandy within 15 km

- if you are to arrive to Caen by train, I'll pick you up at the train station: 15 Place de la gare - 14 000 CAEN.

- if you stay in the hotel located in Caen (or in the area approximately 15 km from Caen) WITHOUT transport, I'll pick you up at your hotel with the car and the driver.

-if you have your personal transport, the MEETING is Caen Memorial Museum, Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 14050 Caen ( the parking is free)

- if you stay in any other city/ town/ village in LOWER NORMANDY without a car, I can pick you up at your hotel ( for the additional extra pay depending on the distance from Caen).

Drive Information:

Paris-Caen: 145 miles, 2h40

Caen-Bayeux: 19 miles, 30 min

Le Havre-Caen: 54 miles, 1h30

Caen- Mont St Michel: 79 miles, 1h40

Caen- Lisieux: 39 miles, 50 min

Caen- Honfleur: 39 miles, 50 min

End location: anywhere you'd like to

Duration: 3 days

Each day tour lasts 8 hours

Transportation

For the groups up to 7 travelers you will be traveling in a nice VW minivan or a deluxe air-conditioned Mercedes ( contact me for the additional information) WITH the DRIVER and Svetlana as your GUIDE.

* I can customize the tour for smaller or bigger groups*

What’s Included

Guided Normandy tour in Normandy by minibus/car with live commentary includes:

My services as your tour guide;

Transport by a nice air-conditioned minibus VW 9 places with the driver;

Numerous stops on the landing areas;

Bottles of water in the minibus/car.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 euros - I do not really think you need any cash but just in case, be sure that you have at least this. Most of the places, restaurants and museums for sure they accept the credit cards. Just few gift shops or boulangeries ( bakeries) do not have it.

What’s Extra

-Any museum entrance,

- Shops, souvenirs

- Snack.

*** Note that the price of the tour can vary depending on the number of the clients and the meeting location.

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are less/more than "7" amount of people and need a smaller/larger vehicle.

THE PRICE indicated is for a group that is MORE THAN 3 with the depart from Caen/ Bayeux or other nearest villages ( 15 miles)

The tour duration is 8 hours. It means if I pick you up at 9 a.m. I bring you back at 5.0 p.m. ( extra hours will be charged )

A Recent Review of this tour

If you want to go to the beaches, the Museums, Mont St. Michelle, the churches, the cemeteries, hire Sveta today! I spent four excellent days with her, and in spite of her sharing her knowledge with me, I never will know as much as she does about D-Day and beyond, plus Medieval times. I will hire her for my next trip to tour Brittany.
Ronald Whitmire

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