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Jewels of France including Normandy

Operated by: CostSaver

8 Days from $1,295 per person
Loire Valley

Countries Visited

France ...more France

Locations Visited

Paris, Deauville, Rennes, Tours, Orleans, Chenonceaux ...more Paris, Deauville, Rennes, Tours, Orleans, Chenonceaux
  1. Day 1 Arrive Paris

    Welcome to Paris. After a welcome meeting with your Travel Director, there is time to relax and explore this beautiful city. Consider an evening tour to Montmartre, an area full of charm and character.

    hotel Courtyard By Marriott La Defense West - Colombes
  2. Day 2 Paris – Rouen – Honfleur – Deauville

    This morning, arrive in the medieval town of Rouen, famous for its association with Joan of Arc. View the Cathedral before continuing to Honfleur. Stop here to explore the picturesque port town. Arrive later at your Normandy hotel in Deauville, the elegant resort town renowned for its racecourse, harbour and international film festival.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ibis Styles Centre
  3. Day 3 Deauville – D-Day Landing Beaches – Mont St. Michel – Rennes

    Travel to the historic D-Day Landing beach and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach. Then continue your journey to visit Mont St. Michel and view the abbey. Later arrive in the capital of the Brittany region, Rennes, once the parliamentary, administrative and garrison city for the Kingdom of France after the French Revolution. Explore the historic town centre of Rennes or perhaps take a stroll in Parc du Thabor.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Centre Gare
  4. Day 4 Rennes – Tours (2 Nights)

    Continue your journey through scenic countryside to the Loire Valley. This area is famed for its natural beauty and abundance of vineyard, fruit orchards and asparagus fields lining the banks of the Loire River. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check in to your hotel in the largest city for a two-night stay.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ibis Styles Sud
  5. Day 5 Loire Valley Sightseeing

    Explore the beauty and scenery of the Loire Valley during a sightseeing drive see the Château d'Amboise. Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairytale château built across the River Cher, home to priceless collections of Renaissance art and furniture. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Tours – Chambord – Paris (2 Nights)

    Your journey continues through verdant countryside. View the splendid Château de Chambord before returning to Paris. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to a Parisian cabaret.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Courtyard By Marriott La Defense West - Colombes
  7. Day 7 Paris Orientation and Free Time

    This morning, your sightseeing tour features views of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Depart Paris

    Say 'au revoir' to Paris, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday in France. Transfers are available to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
Jewels of France including Normandy
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 7 Buffet breakfast
  • 2 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Honfleur Visit this picturesque port
  • Loire Valley See the Château d'Amboise. Visit the magnificent Château de Chenonceau with your Local Specialist. View the Château de Chambord
  • Mont St. Michel Visit the island town and view the abbey
  • Normandy Visit the D-Day Landing beach of Omaha
  • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower
  • Rouen View the cathedral

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Inquirers should be given all pertinent info. Regarding trip, ex. Hotel will be outside of Paris, not in Paris...you will have to make arrangements yourself to travel to city .
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your feedback. The Jewels of France is a Cost Saver trip which has less inclusions and more time to do independent sightseeing. The hotels in this product are all outside of the city center. We do apologize if this was not made clear at the time you booked with us.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Normandy only place worth going to and even then, we were not taken to museums and all beaches...not fond of seeing chateaus...see one see them all
Robert Howarth
Friday, March 29, 2019
I actually thought the Bus driver, and comfort of our rides, as well as feeling safe at all time was GREAT! However , I am giving the 'poor " rating to draw attention to the fact that you advertise bathrooms in the bus , and yet we are not allowed to use them??!! This was our 2nd trip with GET, and both times , we were asked not to use toilets unless dire needs! Both trips , there were a number of elderly on board, as well as people with health issues. Upon destinations all rest rooms are 1/2hr at least wait lines- you loose your tour groups , and stress was not on our vacation's to do list ! Expecting someone to hold their bladder for hours , while on mediations which require frequent toileting is just not right. Especially when we get off buses, we have wait to find a toilet, worry we are loosing our group , and have no idea where we are is not part of " a Pleasant trip!" This was our first Cost saver trip, and only 2 hotels were pleasant. The worst was a stay in a hotel where there were no screens on the windows, no A/C! Thus in order to sleep at night , we had to leave windows open for air. Needless to say , not a good night's sleep , while also being afraid something may fly in the room!! Upon leaving , as I was checking out , I realized that there was absolutely no fire safety equipment in the room , ( sprinklers , etc !!) So if this a " COSTSAVER trip , it certainly can not be advertised as a LIFE SAVING trip.!! With above said, the BEST part of our trip was our awesome tour guide, and bus driver , who made our trip , the sights , the education , and feeling secure with them GREAT !!!! It certainly is not their fault , that with this Cost Saver trip , the meals were not very good at all, very sparse servings, at most locations. We made this trip specifically for my husband to see Normandy ,and the D Day beaches . The time frame allowed for this very important visit to so many of us in that group , was a great disappointment . When you go to somewhere with such a significant history, and an awesome museum ,who is sharing a wealth of information , slides ,narrations,etc , as well as a great span of beaches to walk ,a 45 minute time allowance is just wrong!!! Out of all 5 beaches , we were only able to be on Omaha beach ( not seeing the cliffs that were scaled by our heros, as the distance was to far with our time allowed. As I said this was our second GET trip , as with the first trip our tour guides were the BEST. We are planning another trip for this October, and we are afraid to use GET, thus we have also been searching other tour groups , and being sure to get the specific questions re above concerns discussed , prior to booking !! Respectfully, Bob and Deb Howarth
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
The tour was awesome and both the Tour guide Marie and bus driver were awesome! They were a lot of fun and it was clear they really enjoy the people. Marie was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of history. If we ever do a tour again we would use GW Tours again!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Sounds like you had an incredible experience on your Jewels of France tour. That makes us happy! We would love to help you plan and book your next guided vacation. Thank you so much for your feedback. All the best!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The trip was awesome! We had such an amazing time during this tour guide Marie and our bus driver Gilbert were excellent! Marie was amazing with the history of every place we went! It was very evident that she loves her job as well as the people she was with. We would love to go on another tour where she was the tour guide.
Kandasamychetty Perumal
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Our tour director Marie Dubois was superb- very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful and made our whole experience wonderful!
The optional tours brought the overall price significantly
Thomas Mullenix
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Service was excellent however the Ibis hotel in Tours was substandard for US folks. No AC only air cooling which was not effective in a top floor room on a worm day. All rooms should have room controlled AC
Ibis hotel in Tours had no AC which is substandard by US folks. Otherwise a great tour with interesting cities and sights. Need more time in Normandy and at US cemetery
Ghada Wright
Saturday, July 7, 2018
GET had the perfect European vacation in mind. The details and the experiences, are all so memorable for a lifetime. I got to practice my French there and I did quite well . I enjoyed Carol, Brian, and Francois, for their expertise and the way they gave us a great time. Everything went smoothly and very professional. My husband Fred said he missed the Bayeux Tapestry visit. But I know we covered too many 'wonderful' places to visit.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It doesn't get any better than that! Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share them with us.
Monday, July 9, 2018
I thought the travel choices I made were superb regarding the itinerary. I would tell everybody about GET!
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