Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage
Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children who can walk at least one hour under supervision of an adult
Some castles do not have elevators and some walking is required
Maximum travelers: 4
Spanish (conversational), Polish (fluent), Italian (conversational), French (fluent), English (fluent)
Explore the fascinating history of Normandy over 1000 years with your private guide driver
Pick-up : 8. 30.
You will visit the Medieval Castle of William the Conqueror in Caen.
This castle was the capital of William's empire for 2 centuries 900 years ago.
Still in Caen you will then visit the Men's Abbey where lies William's remainings.
Then, after 30 minutes drive through the lovely landscapes of Normandy let's go to Falaise to see William's other medieval castle which has been partly restored and which will allow you to see how people lived in a castle 1000 years ago.
Lunch will be by William's Castle in a very good brasserie with some old medieval recipes.
Then through the lovely village of St Pierre sur Dives 30 minutes drive where William had his ship built back in 1066, we'll see another castle in Crevecoeur en Auge.
And then, after a short stop for cider and Calvados tasting, I will bring you in Bayeux to see the Bayeux Tapestry.
On the way, I will tell you the story of Harold Godwinson, King Edward, Mathilda, and Hastings battle of course.
Back in Caen 6-7PM
- Caen. 9AM
-St Pierre sur Dives
-Crevecoeur en Auge.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Anywhere in Caen, at the pier in Ouistreham or in a distance of around 30 KM around Caen
End location: The same place as pick-up.
Duration: 9 hours
Traffic may affect the length and the tour.
You will be driven in a brand new Volkswagen Caddy with AC and large seats.
Would you need a tour for more than 4 people and up to 8 passengers, please feel free to ask me for a "customized tour".
I have another larger Van too : 2017 Volkswagen Caravelle.
Transportation from Caen-Bayeux, and back to Caen-Bayeux
Entrance fees to all museums.
Guiding on the way and to all places visited all along the way.
Lights snacks and fresh water at your disposal in the car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - Expenses for lunch and drinks 25 euros per person
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I finally understand the political and historical origins of Normandy and England. Thanks, Igor!