Holiday Itinerary - Paris, Normandy and the Loire

Day 1: Arrive in Paris, France.

Check into your hotel and use your CosmosGO app to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2: Paris.

One full day to explore the "City of Light" that’s known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, cuisine, and joie de vivre. Enjoy included sightseeing with a local expert to see many of the best-known Parisian sites. Optional excursions are also available. (B)

Day 3: Paris–Giverny-Rouen-Honfleur-Deauville.

Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of impressionist painter Claude Monet. The famous WATER GARDEN at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet’s finest work (gardens open from April to October). Continue to Rouen to visit its great CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur, situated on the Seine estuary, and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville. (B,D)

Day 4: Deauville-Normandy Landing Beaches-Bayeux-Mont St. Michel.

Visit the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. On to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned BAYEUX TAPESTRY depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex—who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessible by a causeway. (B)

Day 5: Mont St. Michel-St. Malo-Rennes-Châteaux Country.

Drive along the Brittany coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its CATHEDRAL and ancient walls. Later, visit Rennes with its traditional, colourful, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Châteaux Country. (B)

Day 6: Châteaux Country.

Spend a whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion to the Château of
Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley. Visit Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life. (B,D)

Day 7: Châteaux Country-Blois-Chartres-Paris.

Visit picturesque Blois with its renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, visit Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Arrive in Paris to enjoy an optional evening excursion. (B)

Day 8: Paris

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Departure dates 2022 Paris, Paris, Normandy and the Loire - 7% discount on all dates.

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £999

Travel 55 discount price in red from £930

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Tour 4750 starts and ends in Paris. Departure dates and prices from.
Dates 2022
Prices from Dates 2022
Prices from
April 8, 22 £1119
£1041
July 22 (small group)
£1239
£1153
May 6 (small group)
£1259
£1171
August 5 (small group) £1239
£1153
May 20 £1199
£1116
August 19 £1099
£1023
May 27 £1159
£1078
September 2, 16 £1159
£1078
June 10 (small group)
£1279
£1090
September 23 (small group)
£1279
£1090
June 24 £1159
£1078
October 7 (small group) £1249
£1162
July 8 £1099
£1023
October 8 £999
£930

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Mont St Michel

Normandy

Paris

Cosmos Tours
Paris, Normandy and the Loire

7% discount - 8 days

2022 discount prices from only £930

This northern France tour is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see the highlights of Paris plus the Loire Valley and Normandy. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks and fascinating history sum up this tour.

You’ll visit some of northern 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 Honfleur, a romantic port city; 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, listed by UNESCO. Admire the cathedral, ramparts, and ancient walls in St. Malo, a fortified seaside resort.

World War II history comes to life as you visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and the landing beaches. Other highlights of this affordable France tour include picturesque Mont St. Michel, situated on a rocky isle with its world-famous abbey that has been a pilgrimage spot for centuries. Spend a day at leisure in the Châteaux Country with the opportunity to take an optional excursion to visit the Château of Chenonceau, a 16th-century, fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers.

From the historic sights to the picturesque scenery, this is a dream vacation!

This delightful 8 day Paris, Normandy and the Loire tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • PARIS Guided sightseeing
  • GIVERNY Visit the water garden*
  • ROUEN Visit the cathedral
  • HONFLEUR and DEAUVILLE Visit
  • NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha beach
  • BAYEUX Visit Tapestry Museum
  • MONT ST. MICHEL Visit
  • ST. MALO Visit the cathedral
  • RENNES See the colorful timber-framed houses
  • CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY Blois and Amboise visit
  • CHARTRES Visit

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent; includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

  • PARIS Novotel Paris 17. First Class
  • DEAUVILLE Ibis Centre. Superior Tourist Class
  • MONT ST. MICHEL Hotel Vert. Tourist Class
  • Amboise Novotel Amboise. Superior Tourist Class

MEALS: Buffet breakfasts 7. Dinners 2

HEADSETS: throughout the tour.

Flights available from most UK airports

Tour prices are shown without flights: make your own arrangements, or purchase your flights with us from most UK airports. All flight-inclusive tours are ATOL-protected, so you can book with confidence.

Small Group Discovery

Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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Meals

When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample Europe’s gastronomic delights on your own. See individual itinerary pages for specifics about which meals are included on your holiday.

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Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of Europe. Cruise down the Rhine River, through the Greek Isles, or across the Straits of Gibraltar. Bask in the beauty of Tuscany, the Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands, French Riviera, Costa del Sol, and more. See the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate Europe with ease and give you the richest experience possible. When in London, the Cosmos hospitality desk is available at your hotel for any help or information you may need. Our expert staff can suggest what to do and where to go, and arrange excursions, evening entertainment, and theatre outings for you.

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