Paris, Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley


Two days in Paris - Latin Quarter & Louvre; Normandy Landing Beaches; Mont-St-Michel tour; Loire Valley - Chateaux & wine tasting; Dinner every night at charming local restaurants; Expert leadership & local guides

Trip Information


Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees (including a 2-day Paris Museum Pass) for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for driver, restaurant staff, porters (if available). Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.


Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered only in spring and fall when weather is relatively mild and peak season crowds are gone. Spring is popular for green landscapes and wildflowers; fall is popular for warm breezes and locally harvested produce. Showers can occur at any time.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Land transport provided by private bus, +/- 24 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'); local bus & metro. Numerous walking tours on uneven / cobbled surfaces.


Mid-range (3*), well-located, hotels and inns throughout. Some smaller hotels outside of major centres are smaller properties (2-3 story) and may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though some will have shower only (no tub). Porters may be available (see 'Inclusions'), though you must be prepared to manage your own luggage from time to time.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, driver/s, local step-on guides at some locales.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)