Paris, Normandy & Châteaux Country with London (RCE)

12 days from Paris to London

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Isn’t it time you nipped monotony in the bud? From fields of yellow sunflowers to cellars of pink rosés, this colorful tour of France invites you to survey the sensuous land and pick the perfect bouquet. Fragrant gardens and aromatic wines are just the beginning of the sweet experiences that await from the City of Light to the sunlit regions of Normandy, and the Loire Valley. Tiptoe through the tulips at Claude Monet’s rainbow-colored gardens, float down the castle hallways in dreamy Châteaux country, and swirl and sip your way from the lively cafés of Paris to the storied wineries of the French countryside. Traveling from the Seine to the sea, we’ve handpicked the best coastal experiences—the resort town of Deauville, the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, and the poignant beaches of Normandy, site of the Allied Forces’ D-Day invasions during World War II.

While you’re sampling soufflé and champagne, why not indulge in shepherd’s pie and shandy, too? It’s easy when you add a 3-day Monograms vacation to London to your tour of France. Board the high-speed Eurostar train for guided sightseeing and ample time on your own to explore the palaces, pubs, and pints that await.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Paris, Normandy & Châteaux Country with London map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Mont Saint Michel and its Bay
  • Paris Banks of the Seine

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; buffet breakfast in London; 4 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 PARIS

PARIS Free time this morning followed by guided sightseeing that features the Arc de Triomphe, les Champs-Elysées and a visit to the Courtyard of Les Invalides.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 PARIS–GIVERNY–ROUEN–DEAUVILLE

GIVERNY Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet.
ROUEN Orientation walk. Free time for lunch.
DEAUVILLE Free time to walk along the Promenade des Planches.
149 mi / 240 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 DEAUVILLE–NORMANDY BEACHES–CAEN

NORMANDY BEACHES Visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and the American Cemetery with the Monument to the Brave. See the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches and the Canada House at Juno Beach.
CAEN Dinner at your hotel.
112 mi / 180 km

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 CAEN–BAYEUX–MONT ST. MICHEL

BAYEUX Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry museum. Free time to browse.
MONT ST. MICHEL Guided visit at the abbey.
99 mi / 160 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 MONT ST. MICHEL–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY

ANGERS See the castle. Scenic drive en route to the Loire Valley.
217 mi / 350 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 LOIRE VALLEY. EXCURSION TO CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY

LOIRE VALLEY Visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles followed by Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a wine tasting.
112 mi / 180 km

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 8 LOIRE VALLEY–PARIS

PARIS Free time this afternoon. This evening, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a farewell dinner cruise on the Seine with incredible sights of the city. 155mi / 250km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Paris with an excursion to the Louvre Museum. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 PARIS–LONDON

Welcome to the Monograms portion of your vacation. Travel from Paris to London, England by Eurostar train (Standard class). Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

Day 10 LONDON

Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past London’s famous landmarks including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank and visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays).

Day 11 LONDON

Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts have many recommendations.

Day 12 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RICCARDO CAMILLONI

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I grew up in Rome. Early on I learned the beauty of art and history and discovered my passion for hospitality. Touring in France gives me the pleasure of sharing a country I love with guests, whilst also allowing me to practice my third language and continue to deepen my knowledge of the country. It is always an honor to escort guests to the landing beaches and speak about the liberation of Europe through the pivotal Normandy allied invasion! This is when I feel the privilege of being some sort of "ambassador in time" on behalf of my generation and country.

Tour Director - RICCARDO CAMILLONI

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Paris
Deauville
Loire Valley
London

Paris

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.

Price Range: $$

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Price Range: $$

Deauville

Explore Honfleur

Explore Honfleur

Visit the place where the Seine River begins and where artists have flocked for centuries: Honfleur with its captivating old harbor, medieval Old Town, and coastal charm.

Price Range: $

Loire Valley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Spend a remarkable evening in the celebrated Loire Valley, savoring a delicious 3-course dinner of French cuisine at a lovely local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

London

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

Jack The Ripper, Haunted London Tour

Jack The Ripper, Haunted London Tour

This evening excursion takes you through the dark side of London, where you hear about the murderous activities of the infamous Jack the Ripper and other notorious, dark characters.

Price Range: $

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Come and unlock its secrets.

Price Range: $$

Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

From the "City of Dreaming Spires" to the birthplace of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"...and from charming thatch-roofed cottages to mighty thousand-year-old castles, this exciting full-day excursion to Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and the magical Cotswolds has it all.

Price Range: $$

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Lunch in the Cotswolds

A fully guided day in the Cotswolds includes lunch, and takes in some of the most beautiful English villages.

Price Range: $$

Stonehenge and Bath with Roman Baths entrance

Stonehenge and Bath with Roman Baths entrance

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Next we head to Bath and arrive in time for lunch (not included). Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Price Range: $$

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle

Visit stunning Highclere Castle where the Downton Abbey TV series was filmed. Soak up the atmosphere of Oxford and hear about life in the famous university town.

Price Range: $$$



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