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Mont Saint-Michel and the Treasures of Normandy

5 days from £319*
Departing: August 2018
* Price shown: 23 August 2018 from -
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Rouen, Honfleur and Mont Saint-Michel

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 visit picturesque Rouen and Honfleur, and travel to historic, spectacular Mont Saint-Michel, one of France's most stunning 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

Normandy Holiday Itinerary

Day One: Travel to Normandy

Leave your local area early this morning as we head to the Channel. Once in France we'll continue south-west, and should arrive at our hotel in the early evening.

Day Two: Explore Rouen and Honfleur

Rouen, the lovingly restored capital of Upper Normandy, is famed for its connections with Joan of Arc. Spend the morning exploring; 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 many restaurants that line the ancient harbour, before returning to our hotel this evening.

Day Three: Marvel at Mont Saint-Michel

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!

Day Four: Optional 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion

Choose to spend your final day relaxing in the peaceful surroundings of your hotel, or join our 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion, on which you'll sample delicious, locally-produced cheese and brandy. We'll begin with a visit to the historic, 100-year-old E. Graindorge cheese dairy, to learn the secrets of three generations of cheesemakers, and then continue to the ageing cellar of the prestigious Chateau du Breuil Calvados distillery, for a guided tour and tasting.

Day Five: Travel home

After breakfast, we'll begin our journey home. We'll cross the Channel in the mid-afternoon, and should arrive back at your original pick-up point by mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Berkshire
Berkshire Maidenhead
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Dyfed
Dyfed Haverfordwest
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Gloucester
Gwent
Gwent Chepstow, Pontypool
London
London Ealing
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Swansea
Middlesex
Middlesex Harrow, Hendon
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
Somerset
Somerset Clevedon, Weston Super Mare
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Swindon
Date Price From
23 August 2018
23 August 2018 £319

Mercure Lisieux ★★★

This modern, three-star property enjoys a privileged location on the outskirts of Lisieux, making it well-located for exploring nearby Honfleur and Rouen.

Further Information

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.

Itinerary changes

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.

Meal arrangements

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.

Triple rooms

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.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Channel crossings

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.