Paris & Normandy

      Paris & Normandy

      DD
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      40 reviews
      May 29 - Jun 6, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 45
      Paris & Normandy
      Paris & Normandy

      Defined Destinations
      • Email address verified
      • Twitter verified
      40 reviews

      May 29 - Jun 6, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 45

      About this trip

       Join Mark Rosen on an exclusive 9 Day Tour to Normandy & Paris. Experience the best of French culture with a foodie walking tour in Paris, sip Calvados in Normandy and enjoy a wine and cheese pairing. You will also explore Monet’s Garden in Giverny, a visit to Rouen and see the historic Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman battle of 1066. Later, immerse yourself in WW2 history with a local expert guide during a tour of the landing beaches at Normandy before paying your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. 

      Join us on this trip of a lifetime! 

      What's Included?

      13 INCLUDED MEALS: All breakfasts in France are included as well as welcome dinner and special farewell dinner cruise on the Seine River in Paris 


      ACCOMMODATIONS: We have hand picked well positioned hotels in Paris as well as in Normandy.  Enjoy 4 total nights at the Crowne Plaza Republique in Paris and 3 nights at the Mercure Omaha Beach in Normandy


      UNIQUE ITINERARY: Carefully curated as a one-of-a-kind travel experience for Mark Rosen and his listeners


      LOCAL GUIDES: Benefit from our guides as they handle all the details including exciting ideas for leisure time activities and restaurant suggestions so you can sit back and relax and enjoy the very best of Paris and Normandy


      EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES:  Enjoy a Parisian food tasting tour, a wine & cheese paring, Calvados tasting in Normandy, WW2 insight from our local expert guides and entrance to Monet's Garden. Our local experts will also open the doors to so many hidden experiences in both Normandy and Paris 


      TRIP ACTIVITY LEVEL - This trip is a 3 out of 5 for activity.  There is uneven ground and around 

      2 - 3 miles of walking each day.

      Highlights

       

      Coach airfare included from Minneapolis 

      Fully Escorted Tour 

      Paris City tour with local guide 

      Rouen 

      Remembering 79 years of D-Day landing 

      D-Day Sights - Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Pointe du hoc, Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches with local expert guide 

      Normandy Countryside 

      French Wine & Cheese pairing 

      Bayeux Tapestry 

      Monet’s Garden in Giverny 

      Food tour in the Marais, Paris 

      Leisure time in Paris 

      Dinner cruise on Seine River, Paris • Opportunity to extend your stay in Europe 

      What’s included

      • Airfare
        Roundtrip coach Airfare is included in tour price out of MSP
      • Airport transfers
        Airport transfers included with group airfare package
      • Accommodations
        4 Nights total lodging at the Crowne Plaza Republique Paris - 3 Nights Lodging at Mercure Omaha Beach Hotel
      • Tour Director
        Professional Tour Director to handle details
      • 13 Included Meals
        Daily breakfast included & a several dinners
      • Paris City tour
        Paris City Tour with local expert guide
      • Paris food tasting tour
        Foodie Walking tour in Marais District
      • D-Day Sites
        We visit Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Arromanches artificial harbor, Pegasus Bridge and Pointe du Hoc to name a few
      • WW2 Expert Guide
        We are joined by a local WW2 expert guide in Normandy as we discover the details and sights of June 6, 1944
      • Bayeux Tapestry
        See the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the battle of 1066
      • Rouen
        Explore the streets of Rouen known for the cathedral Monet painted and where the patron saint of France, Joan of Arc lost her life
      • Dinner Cruise
        Enjoy a farewell dinner cruise on the Seine River - hosted by Mark Rosen
      • Travel with Mark Rosen
        Mark Rosen will be with the group for the duration of the trip in France
      • Leisure Time
        Leisure time to explore on your own

      What’s not included

      • ITEMS NOT MENTIONED
        Items & meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included such as extra meals, additional day trips
      • TRAVEL INSURANCE
        Travel insurance is not included in the tour price but is available at an additional cost through TravelEx
      • Upgraded flight seats
        If you choose to purchase upgraded seats, please book 'land only'. Otherwise all seats are coach seats and we will do our best to seat you next to your travel partner but cannot guarantee this

      Available Packages

      Airfare Included - Double Room Rate

      Based on 2 people in a room - Price is per person

      COACH AIRFARE INCLUDED FROM MSP TO CDG ON AIR FRANCE - departing at 7:40PM on the 29th and returning from CDG leaving at 3:30PM and arriving at MSP at 5:30PM


      TRIP DEPOSIT:

      A $300 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit (per person) is due at the time of registration.  If two people are traveling then the total deposit is $600 


      IF YOU WANT TO USE MILES OR POINTS, CHOOSE 'LAND ONLY' AND THEN YOU CAN BOOK YOUR AIR THROUGH YOUR AIRLINE OR CREDIT CARD COMPANY.  YOU WANT FIRST CLASS - PURCHASE 'LAND ONLY' AND WE CAN REQUEST BUSINESS OR FIRST CLASS SEATS (PRICES ARE TYPICALLY $5000 - $9000 EACH FOR THESE SEATS)

      $5,599
      Deposit: $300
      LAND ONLY DOUBLE ROOM RATE

      Based on 2 people in a room.

      AIRFARE & AIRPORT TRANSFERS ARE NOT INCLUDED.


      TRIP DEPOSIT:

      A $300 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due at the time of registration.


      $3,999
      Deposit: $300
      AIRFARE INCLUDED SINGLE ROOM RATE

      Based on 2 people in a room

      COACH AIRFARE INCLUDED FROM MSP TO CDG ON AIR FRANCE - departing at 7:40PM on the 29th and returning from CDG leaving at 3:30PM and arriving at MSP at 5:30PM


      TRIP DEPOSIT:

      A $300 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit (per person) is due at the time of registration.  If two people are traveling then the total deposit is $600 


      IF YOU WANT TO USE MILES OR POINTS, CHOOSE 'LAND ONLY' AND THEN YOU CAN BOOK YOUR AIR THROUGH YOUR AIRLINE OR CREDIT CARD COMPANY.  YOU WANT FIRST CLASS - PURCHASE 'LAND ONLY' AND WE CAN REQUEST BUSINESS OR FIRST CLASS SEATS (PRICES ARE TYPICALLY $5000 - $9000 EACH FOR THESE SEATS)

      $6,799
      Deposit: $300
      LAND ONLY SINGLE ROOM RATE

      AIRFARE & AIRPORT TRANSFERS ARE NOT INCLUDED (you can join the group transfer if you are on the same group flight at no additional cost)


      TRIP DEPOSIT:

      A $300 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due at the time of registration.

      $5,199
      Deposit: $300


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      Reviews

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      By Constance V for Barcelona 2023 on Nov 23, 2023
      We had a very good time. The accommodations were very nice and very handy to attractions and shopping. We enjoyed the company of the others in the group. Leader was very capable and always available. He kept us informed of things as needed. Local guides were very good.
      By Susan F for Barcelona 2023 on Nov 19, 2023
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      I found my people, so welcoming, so much fun. Would definitely do another tour like this again. Michael our guide was just another one of us in the group. Local guides were great.
      By Catherine N for Barcelona 2023 on Nov 11, 2023
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