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Classic France – 9 Days / 8 Nights
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Our nine-day Classic France tour is the affordable way to see the highlights of Paris plus the Loire Valley and Normandy. With fascinating history and the beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks, this tour will be a memorable one.
You’ll visit Paris, France’s interesting and charming towns, including Rouen, best known for its connection to Joan of Arc. Here, step into the splendid gothic cathedral, which was once the world’s tallest building and the subject of a series of Claude Monet’s paintings, just like the water garden in Giverny, depicted in some of his most famous canvases. Visit Rennes, with its traditional, colorful timber-framed houses; Blois, a picturesque town with its renaissance castle located in the town center; and Chartres, famous for pilgrimages to its 13th-century gothic cathedral. In Bayeux, follow the story of the Norman conquest of England in 1066 depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. Please join us.

DAY 1 - Saturday - Departure

Depart for Paris, France. 

DAY 2 - Sunday, Paris

Upon arrival in Paris, you will be met by Troy Tours representative and transfer to your hotel.
6:00 PM meet your tour manager over a Welcome drink and short tour orientation.
Dinner: At Leisure
Courtyard Marriott Gare de Lyon 4****

DAY 3 - Monday, Paris

After breakfast, guided city tour of Paris will feature a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, View the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter with Notre Dame Cathedral site, Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, Saint Germain and the Opera district. Your tour will end at your hotel
Breakfast: At the hotel
Lunch & Dinner: your own
PM Optional Tour: Guided Tour of Louvre Museum, skip the line tickets.
 

DAY 4 - Tuesday, Paris / Bayeux (258 km)

After breakfast, depart for Giverny and visit the former house of Claude Monet and explore the famous gardens which inspired many of Monet's paintings. After noon, begin your introduction to Normandy by stepping back in time to a historic battle, and see the Bayeux Tapestry also known as Queen Matilda’s Tapestry, woven to commemorate the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror in 1066.
Breakfast: at your hotel
Lunch: your own
Dinner: included at your hotel
Bayeux at Mercure Saint-Lo Center 4****

DAY 5 - Wednesday, Bayeux / Normandy Landing Beaches / Mont St. Michel (190 km)

After breakfast, drive to the Landing Beaches, sites of World War II and the D-Day invasion. Visit Sainte-Mere-Eglise on the Cotentin Peninsula, where the allied invasion began 75 years ago on June 6, 1944. Visit the Airborne Museum.
Afternoon, visit Utah Beach, then make a stop at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Continue to visit Omaha Beach* and the site of the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial. The cemetery covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 American soldiers.
Breakfast: at the hotel
Lunch: you own
Dinner: included at the hotel
Hotel Le Relais du Roy 3*** in Mont St. Michel

DAY 6 - Tuesday, Mont St. Michel / Tours (285 km)

After breakfast, visit of Mont St. Michel, rising from the sea on a mighty rock. Cross the causeway by shuttle and browse the narrow streets and admire the views of the surrounding bay, with time for lunch on your own in this charming town. One of France's most recognizable landmarks, the fortified town is crowned by the mighty 10th century abbey. After lunch, continue to the Loire Valley
Breakfast: at your hotel
Lunch: your own
Dinner: included at your hotel
Hotel Novotel Amboise 4****

DAY 7 - Friday, Loire Valley

After breakfast, travel to the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Stretching across the river Cher, the chateau boasts a 197-foot gallery, built over a series of arches. Take some time to explore the extravagantly furnished rooms and formal gardens, added by the mistress of Henry II, Diane de Poitiers.
Afternoon visit the visit of Château du Clos Lucé (House of Leonardo Da Vinci) built in 13th century, used as a summer house by the kings of France since 1490. King Francois I who introduced the Renaissance to France brought Leonardo da Vinci to his court.
Late afternoon, you will be our guest at the Troy Tours’ WINE & CHEESE tasting party before returning to the hotel in Amboise.
Breakfast: at your hotel
Lunch: your own
Dinner: included at your hotel
Hotel Novotel Amboise 4****

DAY 8 - Saturday, Chambord / Chartres / Paris (240 km)

After breakfast, a short photo stop at Chateau de Chambord, the largest residence in the Loire Valley built for Francois I in the 16th century by 1800 men and master masons, continue with a visit to Chartres, home to the greatest Gothic cathedral in France. Originally built in 1020 AD, the cathedral contains the sacred Veil of the Virgin relic and a world-renowned collection of stained-glass windows
Afternoon return to Paris and visit Mont
Optional Tour: Dinner Cruise on the Seine river
Enter the secret of Paris and its lights aboard an all-glass boat.
Gourmet meals are freshly prepared on board each day from the taste and authenticity of carefully selected ingredients, and service to make your cruise an unforgettable experience.
Appx duration: 1 and half hour.
Breakfast: at your hotel
Lunch: your own
Dinner: your own
Courtyard Marriott Gare de Lyon 4****
martre, meeting place of the world-renowned painters of the last century, visit of the Sacre Coeur Cathedral.

DAY 9 - Sunday, Departure to Airport

Your tour ends. You will be transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast: At the hotel
 

Dinner Cruise on the Seine River
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$ 159

Enter the secret of Paris and its lights aboard an all-glass boat.
Gourmet meals are freshly prepared on board each day from the taste and authenticity of carefully selected ingredients, and service to make your cruise an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal with beverages and glass of wine included as you take in the breathtaking views of Paris. Appx duration: 1 and half hour.

2 Extra nights at the Marriott Courtyard, Gare de Lyon at the end of the tour in Paris with daily buffet breakfast and private airport transfers
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$ 399

Discover Paris at your own pace and enjoy 2 extra nights in Paris at the end of the tour.

This package includes daily buffet breakfast, local taxes and hotel-airport transfer at the end of your stay.

Louvre And Eiffel Tower Guided Tour
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$ 169

This afternoon, the tour in Paris will take you to the top sights and attractions, including skip-the-line tickets to the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. We will start with the guided tour of the Louvre Museum, showing you the main rooms and masterpieces including the Venus de Milo, and the Mona Lisa. You will save precious time and skip-the-lines. After visiting Louvre, you will continue to Eiffel Tower to visit the second level of the Eiffel Tower with your guide. At the end of the tour return to your hotel.

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 Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon

Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon is set in the 12th arr. District of Paris, and is 2,300 feet from Opéra Bastille. Featuring a restaurant, the property also has a fitness center and a bar. The property is located 1.1 mi from Notre Dame Cathedral.
All units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Featuring a private bathroom, rooms at Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon also boast free Wi-Fi in public areas and free Wi-Fi in the guest rooms for Marriott members.
All rooms at the accommodations have air conditioning and a wardrobe.

 

 The Grand Hôtel du Luxembourg

The Grand Hôtel du Luxembourg is a traditional boutique hotel in Normandy boasting an authentic 18th century setting.  Our single, double, triple rooms and suites offer plenty of space and comfort as well as privacy and tranquility.
The hotel's restaurant offers traditional, generous cuisine incorporating an array of local Bessin and Bocage flavors.

 

Le Relais Du Roy

 Le Relais Du Roy offers a restaurant and a bar. This 3-star hotel is located next to the River Couesnon, just 0.9 mi from the Mont Saint-Michel and 150 feet from the free shuttle bus.
Featuring flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, a telephone and a welcome tray, each guest room at Le Relais Du Roy is decorated in a classic style. They also have a private bathroom with a bath or a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some of the rooms feature a balcony.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. The gourmet restaurant in the Le Relais Du Roy serves regional specialties.

 

 Novotel Amboise Hotel

Located in the hills of Amboise, this modern Novotel hotel welcomes you to a beautiful building where you can relax and discover the masterpieces of Renaissance architecture that are Amboise, Chenonceau and Chambord. A cultural and historical experience awaits. With its privileged location, the hotel offers a tranquil, friendly and convenient setting for your stay, whether it be a business trip, family vacation or romantic getaway.

 

  International airfare 
  7 nights’ accommodations:
      • 3 nights Paris
      • 1 night in Bayeux
      • 1 night in Mont St. Michel
      • 2 nights Tours (Loire Velley)
  Welcome Cocktail with wine & cheese & Orientation
  All transfers airport transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport  
  Daily breakfast
  4 Dinners
  Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  Services of English-speaking local tour guide during the trip
  Bayeux Tapestry also known as Queen Matilda’s Tapestry
  Visit the Airborne Museum
  Visit Chateau de Chenonceau
  Visit Chateau d'Amboise

  Photo Stop Chateau de Chambord
  Visit Château du Clos Lucé
  Troy Tours’ WINE & CHEESE tasting party

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