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A Taste of Normandy & the Côte Fleurie for Solo Travellers

5 days from only £699pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Explore Bayeux and visit the museum to see the magnificent Bayeux Tapestry, arguably one of the most perfect medieval relics
  • Enjoy a guided historic walk of Rouen, Normandy’s capital, with its magnificent Gothic cathedral
  • Discover Normandy’s many gourmet delights with visits to local producers of cheese and cider, and enjoy tastings at the end
  • Visit the picturesque port of Honfleur, so adored by Monet
  • Visit Gold Beach at Arromanches, one of the main D-Day landing sites, and home to a fascinating museum dedicated to that fateful day
  • Return rail connections available on selected dates from over 50 regional stations*, and return reserved Eurostar seat from London St Pancras International, with hotel transfers
  • Four nights in three-star accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, with breakfast
  • A welcome dinner on the first night to meet your fellow travellers
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Departures from April to October 2019

 
At a Glance
4 nights in 3-star accommodation
Return Eurostar & transfers
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Cider distillery visit & tasting
Bed & breakfast plus Welcome Dinner
Expert tour manager
Inclusive of all local taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

For a short break with a difference, Normandy is hard to beat – it truly is one of the unspoilt corners of Europe. The region is lush and green, its countryside a patchwork of emerald-green fields, apple orchards, ivy-clad farmhouses, timber-framed buildings and pretty churches with distinctive Norman spires. Our tour is based in charming Lisieux, a town with a rich heritage from the Middle Ages through to modern times, when it was home to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, one of the most popular Catholic saints of the 20th century. 

We visit fascinating Rouen, one of the most splendidly preserved medieval cities in Europe. It was here that Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, just one of many momentous events that took place in this crucible of history, whose legacies can still be felt today. William of Normandy, of course, set sail from here in 1066 to conquer England – you’ll see the full panorama of his campaign in the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry. Almost 900 years later, it was the beaches of Normandy themselves that were the site of the biggest-ever invasion – D-Day – and the rusting remains of the Allies’ landing equipment movingly reminds us of the sacrifices made.

Spared the ravages of war, the charming port of Honfleur is a delight to explore, with its merchants’ houses along the waterfront – so beloved of artists, including Claude Monet. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy the bounty caught by the colourful trawlers in the waters off Normandy’s rugged coastline. If the freshest seafood weren’t enough, you’re also spoilt with some of the finest food and drink in the whole of France, from creamy cheeses to celebrated cider. So rich in history, captivatingly beautiful and replete with culinary delights, Normandy really does offer something for everyone.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on one person in a double/twin room for sole occupancy. The holiday includes standard class return seat on Eurostar, four nights’ accommodation with breakfast, all local accommodation taxes, welcome drinks and a welcome dinner, all tours as mentioned, and services of a Riviera Travel tour manager. Included excursions are: a guided walk of Rouen, entry to the Bayeux Tapestry museum, a guided visit of a cider mill with tasting, a visit to a cheese producer with tasting, a visit to Arromanches and a visit to the Honfleur.

Entrance to the Arromanches museum is not included - €6.20pp (approximate cost and payable locally).

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival train station Hotel location Transfer time
Paris Gare du Nord Lisieux 3 hs 15 mins

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Eurostar Time: Approx. 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Language: French
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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