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.
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 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.