PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Included in CostIncluded in Cost
- Coach travel
- return ferry crossing
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- visit to Calvados Distillery for tour and tasting
- visit to Camembert Creamery with tasting
ItineraryItineraryDay 1 Early morning departure for the journey to Portsmouth and the 08.15 hours sailing by Brittany Ferries to Ouistreham (ferry time subject to confirmation). On arrival you will travel to Caen for a stay of four nights.
Day 2 Travel via Falaise, birthplace of William the Conqueror, to the village of Camembert where you will visit a creamery and discover the secrets of the original way of making this cheese with a tasting. Then travel to Lisieux, France's second- ranking pilgrimage town after Lourdes. Dominated by the beautiful Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse, Lisieux has preserved a few fine examples of half- timbered buildings from its eventful past. Round off the day with a visit to a Calvados Distillery for a tour and a tasting of this apple/pear brandy.
Day 3 Free day in Caen, William the Conquerors’ home town. Plenty to see and do with its many museums, a medieval castle, majestic churches and abbeys, including the Abbey of Saint-Etienne where William is buried.
Day 4 Today visit Cabourg a beautiful seaside resort on the Cote Fleurie with waterfront Belle Epoque villas. Then onto Honfleur for a lunchtime stop with its colourful half- timbered houses jostling for position on the quays, along with art galleries and restaurants. Return to the hotel with a stop in the seaside town of Deauville.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and make a stop at Ver-sur-Mer to visit the British Normandy Memorial. Unveiled in 2021, the memorial records the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command who fell on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944. Then to Bayeux for some free time before travelling to the port for 16.30 hours ferry back to Portsmouth arriving 21.45 hours (ferry time subject to confirmation) and onto your pick-up point.
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Hotel Grand Hotel de L’Esperance
The hotel has been fully renovated and has air conditioning and is located close to the historic centre and also next to the Orne Quay and port. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, hairdryer, WiFi and a Nespresso coffee machine. Lift, bar, lounge and restaurant.
Single room supplement £122
Holiday insurance £28.00 (70 years and over £47.00)