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This tour is a wonderful way of seeing the countryside surrounding Paris. I loved each day of this tour. The first day is Normandy- Rouen, Honfleur, and the D-day beaches. The second day is San Mont Michel and San Malo. The third day is the Loire valley. The tour guide was awesome and the towns are so gorgeous. My only warning with this, however, is that it is a pretty hardcore tour- expect to wake up early everyday and go until late. We had wake up calls at 6:15/6:30, and weren't done with dinner until 9/9:30 at night. Dinner isn't served until 8/8:30 in the evening, so buy some snacks in-between lunch and dinner. Also, be sure to bring an umbrella- it rains often in these regions.
This was an wonderful excursion into the French countryside to see things outside Paris. We learned lots of history about the areas we visited from our tour guides. Our tour guide was acceptional and really contributed to our enjoyment on this trip. She was available to answer our questions. There were so many things to see along the way and at the many stops we took. The hotels were clean and comfortable and the meals provided as part of the tour were well prepared and delicious. We have many good memories from this trip and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to relax and have a qualified person do the driving for you.
This was a highlight. Being an American and standing in the same location that our troops finally landed on was an overwhelming experience.
The cemetery was amazing and so well cared for. Their was a great museum with artifacts. St. Michele was a true sight. the small towns such as my favorite of Honfluer were delightful. I recommend anyone visiting France to do this tour.
Initially,I was only interested in this tour, so that I could see the D-Day sites and Mont St. Michel. It turned out to be so much more than that. The French country side and Normandy villages that we visited during the tour were charming and interesting, and made us feel that we had experienced much more in France,than just Paris. The guides ( Adrien)were excellent, the hotels were very good, and the itinerary was very well planned and executed. Thank you!
This 3-day trip was the perfect way to cover this much territory in a relaxing way. Our guide was wonderful - very informative about the history of each location. I would recommend it as a way to see the countryside without the hassle of renting a car.
I took at least 5 tours in France and England and this one was the best. Firstly, the bus was comfortable and not crowded. The guides were good and organized. The things we saw were AWESOME. Skip Paris and go beyond the big city. We took our huge bus through tiny little mid-evil villages, saw awesome, awesome castles, forts, amazing cathedrals. The American WWII museum made me cry. The itinerary was GREAT. The hotels were nicer than in Paris. Nothing fancy but they worked great for our family of three. The food was surprisingly good. I have been on tours before so I expected sparse bland food and the food was enjoyable. My 5 year old went with us and even though it was history overload she enjoyed the walking, then resting in the bus and then seeing the villages. We of course made the history fun for her. Castle and Langeas had a super cool treehouse she loved. I LOVED the places we visited, this was exactly what I wanted to experience, life as it used to be. Get out of Paris!!!
Florence was a wonderful guide and illuminated each sight for us with loads of interesting background and facts. She had a great sense or humor. Unfortunately, because of the US government shut down, we did not get to visit the cemetery, but we did enjoy each of our other stops. The hotels we stayed in were nice; we really liked the Novotel and the Mercure was a little less comfortable. The meals that were provided were good. We loved visiting Mont St.-Michel; it was a highlight of our 3-day trip.
You definitely see a lot during this tour...the first hotel was "ok" but the second night was great. Food both nights was great!
good tour, only hang up was we had to drop one of the intended cities (rouen) the day off and scramble for its replacement (deville) which wasnt so hot.
Overall, it was a fantastic trip! The places visited were great and the accommodation was satisfactory. However, the company arrangement was a bit chaotic from the start. At the beginning of the tour, the lady who was responsible for the crowd control was condescending and rude. She had no idea how to direct the customers where to go for registration. For the last day of trip, we had to switch buses. No one helped us to take our bags from one car to another. Also the bus we moved to was extremely crowded. Many of our parties were not able to sit together as a group in the new arrangement.
This tour was an excellent value to be able to see a large part of the north-western part of France. There was a good balance of tour time and free time, and the places we stopped along the way were very beautiful. One recommendation is that most of the American tourists felt that more time should have been set aside at the Normandy landing areas. We would recommend headphones for everyone on the bus so that we didn’t have to hear all of the information repeated four times in different languages. The headphones would also have been beneficial to be able to hear our guide in several places we visited. We met a lot of very nice people and we would recommend this tour,