NORMANDY & PARIS

Experience the Historic Normandy Region and

the Romantic Paris

Vive La France! Food,  culture, fashion, romance, art and shopping - A country with something for everyone! From beautiful palaces and inspirational gardens, to moving monuments to military sacrifice, this sample itinerary is sure to please both the art lover and history buff in you. Discover history by day and see it come to life by night. Stroll the romantic promenades that have inspired generations of lovers, artists and revolutionaries alike. Let us utilize our expertise to plan your perfect trip to Paris, Normandy and everywhere in between.

UNIQUELY BETHESDA TRAVEL CENTER

“It All Starts with a Conversation!”

 

Together, in our detailed consultation we create the vision of your very own personalized itinerary. We determine how much time to spend in each destination, choose from our favorite hotels, arrange appropriate transportation and create unique experiences with our dynamic local guides! Relax while our team brings everything to life. Our customized travel app gives you easy access to all itinerary details, plus suggestions for your free time and some dining ideas! We seamlessly integrate technology, experience and attention to detail to create your very own custom-tailored “Trip of a Lifetime!”

OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

Arrive in Paris

Arrive in Paris, where you will be met by an expert local driver (or pick up a rental car) for the drive west along the Seine to Giverny to visit Claude Monet’s exquisite XIX-c home and explore his inspirational garden where he executed his Water Lily series! Continue to the harbor town of Honfleur for a night

Day 2

Visit Honfleur and British Canadian Sectors Sword, Juno and Gold

Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels.  This morning, enjoy a private visit to the Boudin Museum for a look at how the Impressionists loved Normandy, its seascapes and unique cloud formations.  Continuing south; explore the British-Canadian sectors of Sword, Juno and Gold. Gold is home to the Arromanches Museum that explains the historical importance of the Allies combined efforts. Reach Bayeux for your stay

Day

3 & 4

Uncover the Heritage of Normandy Landing Beaches and Battlefields

Experience the American sector with your private guide! Take a stroll on Omaha Beach, visit Pointe du Hoc, pay your respects at the St Laurent Cemetery and Visitors Center. You could also explore Utah Beach, Ste Mere Eglise, and other areas depicted in the Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan. Oh, don’t forget Bayeux proper, where you will be able to retrace the Norman conquest of England at the Bayeux Tapestry!  

Day 5

Bask in the Surreal Beauty of Mont-St-Michel at Leisure, Head to Paris

This morning, discover Mont Saint Michel, famous for its remarkable VIII-c AD monastery. Afterwards, head to Rennes for the TGV speed train to Paris. Private transfer to your centrally located hotel (Left Bank preferred).  Free time to stroll or shop along the streets of Paris. We will provide a list of our favorite restaurants for you to enjoy!

Day 6

Fall in Love with the Romantic Ambience of Paris 

Detailed privately guided sightseeing of the Eiffel Tower (view), Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, the Opera and the Marais District will orient you to this captivating city. Savor a free afternoon as you explore the lively and scenic Left Bank along the river.  Restaurants too!

Day 7

Explore the Hidden Charms of Paris at Leisure (Museum Day)

Free day at leisure to explore the City of Lights. A chance to visit some of the iconic museums of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, Musée de l'Orangerie, Rodin, D'Orsay, Picasso, Grand Palais, the Petit Palais. And yes, there are more! Perhaps, indulge in a delicious stroll through the diverse culinary delights of Paris and experience the authentic flavors of its cuisine with your expert foodie guide this evening!  

Day 8

Delve into the Rich History of the Stunning Versailles

With your guide and driver, visit Versailles for a detailed private sightseeing of this emblem of political power and absolute monarchy in depth. Consider also a side trip to Chartres, a jewel of French Gothic. Back to Paris in time for dinner

Day 9

Depart Paris

Easy transit to Paris CDG airport in time to check-in for your home-bound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!

When should I go?

The ideal time is Year Round {Avoid the crowds! There are lots of benefits to off season travel}

Call us now! Our experienced travel team is eager to listen to your interests and desires to craft a uniquely personalized itinerary. Remember! Our specialty is listening to YOU as we work together to craft the very best itinerary, pace and hotel selections for you and your family!  

  

And now, Bon Voyage!  We are just a phone call or an email away!

4422 East West Hwy, Bethesda MD 20814   •   +1 301.656.1670   •   ciao@bethesdatravel.com

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm   •   Saturday: By Appointment