Paris, Normandy & Châteaux Country (RC)

9 days from Paris to Paris

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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.

Small-Group Discovery

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!

Save $200 per couple on select 2021 and 2022 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Paris, Normandy & Châteaux Country 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
  • The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (Chambord and Chenonceau Castle)

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 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

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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
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Day 6 MONT ST. MICHEL–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY

ANGERS See the castle. Scenic drive en route to the Loire Valley.
267 mi / 430 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.
143 mi / 230 km

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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. 130mi / 210km

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.

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Day 9 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 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

Paris

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Price Range: $$$$

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: $$

Seine River Cruise and Montmartre Discovery

Seine River Cruise and Montmartre Discovery

Get a whole new perspective of the City of Light on this exciting half-day excursion featuring a Seine River cruise and time to explore the stunning hilltop artist district of Montmartre.

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: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,673*
18 guests in a party: $302*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 and 2022 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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