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Private Guided Tour of Paris, Normandy & Bordeaux - 10 Days

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Private Guided Tour of Paris, Normandy & Bordeaux - 10 Days

You will spend a somes in Paris and visit the capital's most famous sights. How about a tour in a traditional oldtimer by night or a dinner on the Eiffel Tower? You cannot not fall in love with the City of Lights. After a few days in Paris, you will visit Normandy and its historic battlefields and cemeteries from WWII. Next, you will have the possibility to visit the Bordeaux regions with its renowned vineyards and taste some nice wines.

DAY 1

Arrival in Paris

Private airport transfer to your accommodation: A private driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you safely to your accommodation. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés

Night in Paris
DAY 2

Private Tour of Paris

Private tour of Paris with lunch on the Eiffel Tower and hotel pick-up: Discover the most famous Parisian landmarks in the heart of this iconic city with your expert guide! Travel in style and comfort aboard your luxury minibus, which ensures a more intimate experience. Enjoy a photo stop in front of the Eiffel Tower, then let the driver take you down the Champs Elysees from the Arc de Triumph to Place de la Concorde. Marvel at the Opera Garnier, the Invalides and keep your eyes peeled for Quasimodo during your short stop at the historic Notre Dame cathedral. Then it’s time for a fabulous 3 course lunch at the ’58 Tour Eiffel’ restaurant, located on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. The large bay windows boast spectacular views over the river Seine, Champs de Mars and Trocadero. You will take the elevator, with skip the line access to ensure a stress free visit. The tour includes: Complimentary Pick-Up Services. The tour does not include: Drop-off services (your tour ends at the Eiffel Tower). Duration: approximately 4 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés Read more

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DAY 3

Private Guided Tour in Normandy

Private Guided Day Tour to Normandy: Pick-up at your hotel in Paris and meeting with your English-speaking driver-guide. Transportation from Paris to Normandy (approx. 2 hours). Workshop in a Calvados Distillery: The activity starts with a tour through the distillery and the brandy aging cellars. Aude will let you in on the different stages of the Calvados production, the aging processes, and the cellar master’s tasks. After the tour, take part in a sensorial experience. Aude proposes a blind tasting accompanied with foie gras, chutney and chocolate. Free lunch in Deauville. Guided visit of Deauville and Trouville (city walk). Stroll on the famous Planches de Deauville, the symbol of the city and the Art déco. Discover the most emblematic buildings of the city (as the casino). Visit Trouville, the first seaside resort built by artists from Flaubert to Boudin. Get a sense of the time of the Belle Epoque. Your driver guide drops you off at your hotel in Normandy. Duration: 8 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast in a 4* Hotel Castle in Bayeux Read more

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DAY 4

Full-Day Guided D-Day Tour

D-Day Private Full Day Guided Tour: The tour covers a large area and stops to visit all the major sites in the U.S sector. During the day your guide will discuss a lot of topics about the war (from German occupation to French Resistance) and speak about many different soldiers’ war stories. After a quick stop at the German Cemetery, the largest one in Normandy with over 21.000 people buried here, you will head to Sainte-Mere-Eglise. Ideally situated between Cherbourg and the coast, this farming community became the very center of the huge airborne operation (with 15.000 U.S. paratroopers) that started during the night before D-Day. The Airborne Museum has been gathering an amazing collection of memorabilia, in particular in the form of donations from the veterans themselves. You will then visit Utah Beach. Closest to the Germans and quite separated from the other beaches, it could have been a disaster. But Utah Beach was rather lightly defended and had the great privilege to be protected by the American paratroopers (who had been in the area for several hours already). As they jumped out of their landing craft, the soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division managed to get rapidly across the flooded area behind the sand dunes to reinforce the paratroopers. On D-Day, 23.000 landed here and casualties remained low under 200. A stop at Pointe du Hoc, the largest German coastal battery attacked by the U.S Rangers on D-Day, will put you right in the atmosphere - the beach, the cliff, the bunkers, the bomb craters - before making a stop at the best-known Bloody Omaha. The most famous and most difficult of the five D-day beaches. Omaha Beach took the highest casualties, due in particular to its topography: it was the only beach with high ground just beyond. Standing there and seeing this beach (4 miles long) all at once, when realizing about the big tides and discovering the German fortifications and gun emplacements, will leave you amazed at the extraordinary courage and sacrifice needed. You will understand why the 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions suffered more than 3 800 casualties (dead, wounded or missing) to make this battle a victory. The last stop of the tour will be at the U.S cemetery, for yet another perspective of the beach from the high ground. The Normandy American Cemetery is the final resting place for 9.387 Americans. It covers 172 acres and is an actual battleground as it overlooks the “Easy Red” sector of Omaha Beach. Soldiers all equal in death and their graves in no particular order, they are all marked with the same beautiful Italian white marble headstones. Your guide will then give you the time to stay longer in the cemetery or save time for the Visitor Center, also next to Omaha Beach. Pick up and drop off in Bayeux - Lunch at own expenses; museum entrance fees to be paid directly on site. Duration: 8 hours and 30 minutes. Overnight stay including breakfast in a 4* Hotel Castle in Bayeux Read more

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DAY 5

Trip to Paris and Private Oldtimer Tour

Private Transfer Bayeux - Paris: A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you safely to Paris (approximately 275km). Private tour of Paris by night in a traditional Citröen 2CV: In just an hour, this night tour of Paris will reveal the magic of the French capital at night! Paris, City of Lights, is never more stunning than at night, when she truly lives up to her name. Paris' illuminated avenues and spot-lit monuments take you on a fairy-tale dimension that can only be truly seen at night! However, this is not a conventional tour: your night tour of Paris will be undertaken in a red-white and blue, open-topped Citroën 2CV, with an English speaking Parisian at the wheel! During your nocturnal Paris trip you’ll be able to see all the highlights of central Paris: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadéro , Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit et Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, Louvre Pyramide, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral and Hôtel de Ville. Duration: 1 hour. The tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés Read more

Night in Paris
DAY 6

Train Ride to Dijon

Cab transfer to the train station: A private Chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and bring you safely to the train station. Train ride from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville: TGV train - 1st class. Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes. Private transfer from the Dijon-Ville Train station to your hôtel. Overnight stay including breakfast in a standard room in a charming 4 star hotel in Dijon Read more

Night in Dijon
DAY 7

Visit of Dijon and Winery Tour in Beaune

Half-day Tour: discover the beautiful Town of Beaune and its Wineries: Departure from Dijon or Beaune by car. Beaune is seen as the wine capital of Burgundy. Among its highlights are the wine cellars, the Basilica Notre-Dame from the 12 th century and the hospices of Beaune, a former charity almshouse built in 1443 as a hospital for the poor. It features a stunning collection of art and culture treasures such as paintings, sculptures, carpets and apothecary gear offering a fascinating insight into history. You will marvel at the colorful roofs made of terra cotta in the Court of Honor, they are a masterpiece. The former almshouse possesses a vineyard area of 60 ha producing essentially French quality wines and grand cru. Since 1764, 41 Cuvees de Prestige are sold by auction, the profit is solely used for the financing of hospitals, care of the elderly and medical research. You will also visit some delicatessen shops and taste local specialties. After the visit of the town, you will take a walk through the wineries, and then return to Dijon. This is a perfect activity for gourmets and wine lovers! Duration: 5 hours. Suggestion: Visit of Dijon and the villages along the “Route des Grands Crus”: Take a stroll through the well-preserved historic center of Dijon and immerse yourself in the town’s medieval past. Wander along the picturesque alleys lined by neat fairy-tale half-timbered houses, as well as impressive townhouses; do not forget to make a detour to the Cathedral Saint-Bénigne, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. A veritable treasure chamber is the estate of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy assembling several remarkably well-preserved historical buildings from the 14th, 15th and 17th century. The Tour Philippe le Bon is a former watch overlooking the whole city; dare a climb and enjoy the view! The palace also houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts, one of the most exceptional museums in France. You may want to get a bite to eat and a taste of wine in one of the many pretty villages lining the most prestigious vineyards alongside the Route des Grands Crus; among them Couchey, Brochon, Gevrey-Chambertin or Chambolle-Musigny. Overnight stay including breakfast in a standard room in a charming 4 star hotel in Dijon Read more

Night in Dijon
DAY 8

Day-Tour through renowned Wineries

Day-Tour through the Wineries of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits: This is an entertaining and instructive tour for wine lovers. Our guide will pick up at the meeting point in Dijon. Your tour will take you to the renowned wine growing regions of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits with visits of the wineries including tastings of various Burgundy Grand Cru. During your tour you will learn many interesting things about wine making and the history of the region. You will have free time in Beaune for a lunch break and a stroll through the picturesque town center abundant with wine shops, gourmet food shops, and wine cellars. Your tour will end at the meeting point in Dijon. Duration: 7 hours and 40 minutes. Overnight stay including breakfast in a standard room in a charming 4 star hotel in Dijon Read more

Nights in Dijon
DAY 9

Train Ride to Paris and Dinner Cruise

Private transfer from your hotel to the Dijon-Ville Train station: Train from Dijon Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon. TGV train - 1st class. Duration: 1 hours and 40 minutes. Private transfer from the train station to your accommodation: A private driver will pick you up at the train station and drive you safely to your hotel. Dinner cruise on the Seine river: Climb aboard a panoramic pleasure boat for a dinner cruise along the Seine river in central Paris; enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the illuminated monuments. The entirely glassed-in boat is of a contemporary design, with on board toilets for your comfort. See the historic quays of the Seine and cruise past the golden dome of Les Invalides. Marvel at the impressive buildings of the French Parliament and the Musée d’Orsay, the former Beaux-Arts railway station. Get up close to the Gothic façade of Notre Dame cathedral, see the imposing former prison of the Conciergerie and cruise under some of the city’s most historic bridges. Duration: 2 hours. Overnight stay including breakfast at a boutique hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés Read more

Night in Paris
DAY 10

End of your Trip

Private airport transfer from your accommodation A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you safely to the airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Paris
Hotel 4*-Hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés District
Day 3
Location Bayeux
Hotel Charming 4*-Hotel-Castle
Day 5
Location Paris
Hotel 4*-Hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés District
Day 6
Location Dijon
Hotel Modern 4*-Hotel in the Historic Center
Day 9
Location Paris
Hotel 4*-Hotel in Saint-Germain des Prés District

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 9 Nights in charming 4*-Hotels
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 4x Transfer to Train Station/Accommodation/Airport
  • Private Transfer Bayeux-Paris
  • Round-Trip Train Tickets (Paris-Dijon)
  • Private Tour of Paris including Transportation and Lunch on the Eiffel Tower
  • Private Guided Day Tour in Normandy including Transportation and Calvados Workshop
  • Private Guided D-Day Tour (Full-Day) including Transportation
  • Private Oldtimer Tour in Paris
  • Guided Half-Day Tour of Beaune and its Wineries
  • Visit of Wineries including wine tasting
  • Dinner Cruise on the Seine
  • A travel folder with the reservation vouchers.
  • A phone contact in case of an emergency during your trip

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurances, all-risks coverage
  • The suggestions (can be booked on demand)
  • Meals and Beverages (unless indicated otherwise)
  • Personal expenses (drinks, tips etc.)
  • The tourist tax has to be paid on the spot

More information

  • Price per Person in Standard twin room
  • This trip can be 100% personalized!

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Geoff Silk, Australia

We had our trip arranged at very late notice and all the arrangements worked out despite this (...). Our agent at French Side Travel, Nicola, was very helpful and responded rapidly to emails and also accommodated our plans very well. All the transfers to trips, accommodation etc worked out. (...)

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