Spectacular coastal scenery
Normandy begs to be explored. See quaint medieval villages set amid rolling hills, stroll along beaches of golden sand, and relax by the harbour in picturesque ports to watch the world go by. On this great-value coach break we'll also visit historic, spectacular Mont Saint-Michel, one of France's most stunning sights.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- A visit to Rouen and a tour conducted by our knowledgeable tour manager
- A visit to Honfleur
- A short visit to Deauville
- A visit to Mont Saint-Michel
- Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star hotel in the Rouen area
- Coach travel throughout
- Return Channel crossings
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leave your local area early this morning as we head to the Channel. Once in France we'll continue south-west, shadowing the coast, and should arrive at our hotel in the early evening.
Rouen, the lovingly restored capital of Upper Normandy, is famed for its connections with Joan of Arc. After a guided tour you'll have time to explore. Stroll the narrow streets past half-timbered houses, or perhaps climb to the belfry of the Gros Horloge, the famous 16th-century astronomical clock, to take in the views.
We'll then make a short stop in fashionable Deauville. Enjoy lunch here (payable locally) before we continue to Honfleur. Head down to the Old Dock, visit the wooden church of Saint Catherine or the 17th-century hill-top Chapelle de Grace, and perhaps enjoy an early dinner (payable locally) at one of the restaurants that line the ancient harbour, before returning to our hotel this evening.
Early this morning we'll travel along the coast to one of France's most beautiful and iconic sites - UNESCO-listed Mont Saint-Michel.
Connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, this small island is dominated by a magnificent 11th-century Benedictine abbey, which attracts millions of visitors each year. Climb the winding cobbled streets, lined with half-timbered houses and little shops, to the top of the hill and you'll understand why!
After a late breakfast, this morning we'll begin our journey home. We'll cross the Channel in the mid-afternoon, and should arrive back at your orginal pick-up point by mid to late evening.
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.
Meet at port option
If you have chosen a "meet at port" pick-up, this will either be Stop 24 Folkestone Services or Dover Port, depending on the final coach route. You will be notified of the pick-up point with your Final Travel Details that you will receive approximately 7-10 days prior to 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.
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.