Experience the highlights of northern France, starting in Paris, the “City of Light.” Enjoy a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a guided orientation of the city’s main highlights: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and many more. Visit Giverny and its famous gardens, source of inspiration for some of Monet’s most famous paintings, see Rouen with its impressive cathedral, admire Normandy’s striking coastline with memories of D-Day, and relive William the Conqueror’s feats as embroidered in the Bayeux tapestry. The wonder of Mont St. Michel is next, then St. Malo, Rennes, and the Loire Valley. On the way back to Paris, visit gothic Chartres Cathedral. Spend a final night in Paris to celebrate your vacation “joie de vivre!”

City Highlights

Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur, Deauville, Normandy Landing Beaches and American Cemetery, Bayeux and its tapestry, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Rennes, Loire Valley, Blois, Chartres

Hotels

PARIS Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Porte d’Orleans (F) or Novotel Paris 17 (F)DEAUVILLE Ibis Deauville (ST)MONT ST. MICHEL Hotel Vert (ST) or Ibis Avranches Baie du Mont St. Michel (ST) at St. Quentin sur le HommeLOIRE VALLEY Novotel (F) at Amboise or Villa Bellagio (ST) at BloisPARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Porte d’Orleans (F) or Novotel Paris 17 (F)

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners

Notes

NOTES:On Sunday departures, overnight is at Blois instead of Amboise Itinerary changes as follows:Day 5: Mont St. Michel–Blois. (B)Day 6: At leisure in Blois or optional excursion to Chenonceau & Amboise Castles. (B,D)Day 7: Blois–Chartres–Paris. (B)March 25 Departure – Easter Week

Transportation

Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

PRODUCT_LINE: COSMOS-4750-2016