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France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 12-95 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23783
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Paris, France
  • Ends Paris, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience the magic of medieval cities.
  • Delight in delicious flavors at a crepemaking demonstration.
  • Learn about the history of World War II and DDay.
  • Explore the Château de Chenonceau and its winding hedge maze.
The trip "France Family Journey: From Paris To Normandy And Beyond" starts and ends in Paris. It is a family trip that takes 9 days taking you through Loire Valley, Amboise, Blois and 6 other destinations in France. "France Family Journey: From Paris To Normandy And Beyond" is a guided group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Explore the wonderful history, art, and culture of France on an adventure from iconic monuments in Paris to amazing cave dwellings in the Loire Valley. Find secret spots in the splendid gardens at Giverny and Versailles, study the strategy behind World War II operations, and solve ancient mysteries in the halls of historic castles and cloisters. From crepes to cathedrals, discover the many treasures this incredible country holds for travelers of all ages.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Paris
  • Day 2: Paris
  • Day 3: Giverny/Honfleur/Bayeux
  • Day 4: Bayeux
  • Day 5: Bayeux
  • Day 6: Loire Valley/Blois
  • Day 7: Chenonceaux/Amboise/Blois
  • Day 8: Versailles/Paris
  • Day 9: Paris
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (8 nts)
Meals
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Note: Allow USD360-470 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private vehicle, antique WWII vehicle, canoe, walking
Guide
  • 2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guides
Included activities
  • Your Family Journeys Moment: D-Day Family Experience and Memorial Visit
  • Bayeux
  • Your Family Journeys Moment: Crepe-Making Demonstration and Dinner
  • Bayeux
  • Your Family Journeys Moment: Palace of Versailles Family Visit
  • Versailles
  • Arrival transfer
  • Guided Paris Île de la Cité walking tour
  • Giverny and Monet Gardens visit
  • Excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Bayeaux orientation walk
  • Troglodyte cave visit
  • Canoeing on the Cher River
  • Chenonceaux Castle Visit
  • Visit Clos Lucé
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Paris are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 07 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 February 2023, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on this tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Physical Grading : 2 - Light Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 2. Trip Type : Small Group Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
  • 3. Service Level : Upgraded Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 4. Travel Style : National Geographic Family Journeys Trips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • Which month is ideal to travel to France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How long do you need to stay in France?

    The variety of things to do in France, from city sightseeing to riviera stays and vineyard visits, means that we recommend a vacation lasting at least ten days. This is a good amount of time to crisscross the country and tick off highlights without having to dash from place to place. However, if you can only spend one week in France, it is better to limit your trip to a region such as Normandy in the north or Alsace on the western bank of the River Rhine. If you have more questions, read our travel guide on how many days to spend in France.

  • Do people in France speak English?

    There is a stereotypical view of the French as people who refuse to speak English. However, most people in towns and cities – and particularly the younger generation – speak good levels of English. Despite this, it is always better to start your conversation with a few words in French and allow the other person to switch to English after hearing your accent. A phrasebook of the French language is therefore a useful addition to your packing list, and using it will massively enhance your understanding of the country and its culture.

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