Mont Saint-Michel & The Treasures Of Normandy
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW19414
- Travel Type: Coach
4 nights. July - August 2018. From £319.00.
Spectacular coastal scenery
Normandy - home to quaint medieval villages steeped in history, picturesque ports where you can watch the world go by, craggy hills and golden beaches - is just waiting to be discovered. This wonderful tour also includes a visit to magical Mont Saint-Michel, one of France's most breathtaking sights.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
A visit to Rouen
A visit to Honfleur
A visit to Mont Saint-Michel
Four nights' bed and buffet breakfast accommodation at the three-star Mercure Lisieux, Normandy
Coach travel throughout
Return Channel crossings
The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Depart from your local area this morning for our Channel crossing to France, arriving at your hotel during the early evening.
This morning discover Rouen, the lovingly restored capital in Upper Normandy, famed for its connections with French heroine Joan of Arc. There'll be time to explore at leisure. Stroll along narrow bustling streets, past half-timbered houses or perhaps climb the Belfry of the Gros Horloge, the huge astronomical clock dating back to the 16th Century, and enjoy wonderful city views.
You'll also visit the exquisite fishing port of Honfleur, beautifully set at the mouth of the River Seine. Saunter down to the old dock, surrounded by quaint gabled houses, visit the wooden church of Saint Catherine with its intricate detail, or stroll to the 17th-century chapel on the hill that has been welcoming pilgrims for centuries.
Today we journey to one of France's most beautiful and iconic sites - UNESCO listed Mont Saint-Michel. Connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, and at times cut off by high tide, this small inhabited island is dominated by its magnificent 11th-century Benedictine abbey, which attracts millions of visitors each year - you'll understand why when you reach the top of the winding hill lined with half-timbered houses and discover the spectacular views across the bay.
Relax in the hotel at leisure today, or join our 'A Taste of Normandy' optional excursion. Visit the historic 100-year-old E.Graindorge cheese dairy, where you can enjoy a taste of their produce, as well as the ageing cellar of the prestigious Chateau du Breuil Calvados distillery, including a guided tour and Calvados tasting.
Bid 'au revoir' this morning as we begin our journey home, with a Channel crossing during the mid-afternoon, arriving back in the local area during mid-to-late evening.Back to top
This modern, three-star property enjoys a privileged location on the outskirts of Lisieux, making it well-located for exploring nearby Honfleur and Rouen.
Amenities include a bar, a lounge, a restaurant serving traditional specialties, a poolside terrace and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a lift, making it easily accessible for people with reduced mobility.
The hotel's 69 rooms are all air conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi, as well as telephones, minibars, private bathrooms with walk-in showers or baths, tea- and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers and TV.Back to top
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Journey time to Mont Saint-Michel
Please note that the journey time to Mont Saint-Michel is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours each way.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Mont Saint Michel is not recommended for wheelchair users, due to the steep cobbled streets.
Please note that the hill of Le Mont is not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.Back to top