- Day-long tour of D-Day Landings site
- Pay our respects in a US cemetery
- Overnight stay in Mont St Michel and tour of the famous abbey
- Visit a medieval town and walled cities
- Taste renowned local cuisine including crÃÂªpe Bretonne and omelette MÃ¨re Poulard
- Sample calvados, apple cider and ice cream
- See the Bayeux Tapestry
History buffs will love this Walk, which includes a day-long tour of the D-Day Landings site and a visit to the US cemetery. We visit the scene of the largest airborne night assault in history, the center of the US 82nd Pointe du Hoc where the battery has been left as it was on D-Day.
A Walk highlight is our overnight stay in Mont St Michel and a tour of the famous abbey. Our stay here gives us the luxury of exploring the famous islet in the peace of the evening after the crowds have gone home. Back on the mainland, a stroll though Normandy's famous 'bocage', a picture postcard landscape of woods, meadows and orchards, enables us to sample the renowned local apple brandy and ice-cream.
Sunday Overnight: Hotel Le dAvaugour
Monday Overnight: Hotel Le dAvaugour
Tuesday Overnight: Hotel Le Nouveau Monde
Wednesday Overnight: Le Relais St Michel
Thursday Overnight: Chteau La Chenevi¨re
Friday Overnight: Chteau La Chenevi¨re
After breakfast, we depart for a full day's fascinating and thought-provoking tour of the famous and infamous Normandy beaches. We will visit St M¨re glise, scene of the largest airborne night assault in history (800 planes) and center of US 82nd Airborne operations; the German cemetery at La Cambe; the Pointe du Hoc where the battery has been left, as a memorial, as it was on D-Day. After lunch, we pass by Omaha Beach and the US Cemetery, with time to reflect...
"Look how many there are.
Look how young they are.
They died for your freedom.
Hold back your tears and be silent"
We return to our hotel for our Farewell Dinner.
(Single Supplement $655.00)
Departure: Caen Rail Station
Hotels - Where we stay
Hotel Le d'Avaugour
This charming hotel is superbly located in Dinan's lovely historic town centre with the building integrating into the old town ramparts. The 21 comfortable bedrooms are tastefully decorated and they have authentic furniture that gives them a certain charm. The bedrooms offer full bathroom facilties with bathtub and the rooms include television, phone, Wifi internet access and all modern day conveniences. The relaxing flowered garden is the perfect place for an aperitif in the setting sun.
Le Nouveau Monde
Ideally located in the heart of Saint-Malo, facing the sea and close to the old town, the Nouveau Monde is a chic, luxury hotel and spa. The rooms are stylishly decorated with high quality fabrics and the contemporary design retains a welcoming atmosphere. You will have a sea view room and amenities include minibar, safe, phone, hair dryer, TV and Wifi internet access. The hotel also offers a range of well-being treatments. The pool has several underwater jets and a swimming lane so rest and relaxation is guaranteed!
Le Relais Saint Michel
The Relais Saint Michel is a luxurious hotel with panoramic views and comfortably stylish bedrooms. It is set in a landscaped park with colourful gardens and offers its guests outstanding views of Mont Saint Michel. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated, spacious and light. Each features a satellite TV, phone, complimentary newspapers and bathroom with shower/tub combination and hair dryer. Additional amenities include a minibar, in-room safe and Wifi internet access.
Chateau La Cheneviere
La Cheneviere is a striking 18th-century chaeau situated between Omaha Beach, where the American forces landed on D-Day, and the historic town of Bayeux, famous for its tapestry depicting William the Conqueror. Standing in its own parkland and gardens, this Chateau combines the elegance and fascinating history of an old house with the conveniences of a cosy English manor. The luxury rooms are spacious and refined with a comfortable blend of antique and contemporary. Every bedroom has a different decor but the same charm and is equipped with TV, minibar, safe, hair-dryer and Occitane courtesy products. Wifi is available in all the lounges. The dining room, overlooking the park, has a certain grandeur on an intimate scale, while classic cuisine allows you to explore all the distinctive flavours of Normandy.
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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation
- Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
- A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
- Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
- Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
- Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
- All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
- Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
- First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
- All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
- Wine with dinner
- On-trail snacks and refreshments
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants