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Normandy, London & Paris

Departs: 10/9/2017 Returns: 10/19/2017

11 Days | All Airfare Included

Enjoy guided tours of Paris and London, visit historic WWII sites and see Monet's Gardens.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to London
We meet our friendly Holiday Vacations Tour Director and board our overnight flight to London.

Day 2 : Welcome to London
Upon arrival in Europe, we are joined by a resident Blue Badge Guide whose passion for British history and traditions enhance our experience. Our sightseeing begins with a tour of Windsor Castle, private home of past and present British royalty. Enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner this evening. We are guests in London for three nights. D

Day 3 : London City Tour
Good day, London! After an included full English breakfast we join our Blue Badge Guide at the Tower of London. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, this enduring fortress houses both Britain's Crown Jewels and a medieval collection of armory and weaponry. Its ancient stone walls hold some of the city’s darkest secrets and we are privy to a few of them during our narrated tour. Take a snapshot of neighboring Tower Bridge as we embark for a delightful sail on the River Thames. Later, we partake in a favorite pastime of locals, Afternoon Tea. It is truly the perfect end to our day’s scheduled activities as we dine on a delicious array of bite size savories, sip expertly steeped tea and enjoy the comfort of easy conversation with new acquaintances. B,T

Day 4 : Churchill War Rooms
Today includes a visit to the Imperial War Museum, which houses authentic examples of World War II weaponry and an exhibit of World War I trench warfare. Next we see the Churchill War Rooms, part of the underground nerve center of Britain’s war effort. B

Day 5 : Portsmouth & Ferry to France
We bid cheerio to London and travel to England's south coast. Upon arrival in Portsmouth, we visit the award-winning D-Day Museum before boarding a ferry and crossing the English Channel to France. Our comfortable accommodations for the next three nights are in Port-en-Bessin in France’s Normandy region. This small fishing harbor, located between Omaha and Gold Beaches, was liberated soon after the Allied Landings. B,D

Day 6 : D-Day Sites
We are joined by a special World War II guide to learn about famous battle events. We spend the morning at Omaha Beach where Americans took the German fortifications. We study the battlefield, cross the beach, analyze maps and pay tribute to the courage that guarded our freedom. Today, the American Cemetery stretches along the bluff. We can pay our respects among the hundreds of Crosses and Stars of David for the deceased. Our next visit is Arromanches, renowned site of Mulberry Harbor. This artificial port and dock carried thousands of Allied troops and cargo across the Channel during wartime. Portions
of it remain today. B,D

Day 7 : Normandy Sites
Joined by our World War II guide, we will spend the morning at the Pointe-du-Hoc Ranger Monument which is located on a sheer cliff overlooking Omaha Beach. Americans seized the German artillery pieces here, preventing fire on American troops landing on the beach. This afternoon we visit St. Mére Église, seized by American paratroopers on D-Day. Hear the interesting story of American Private John Steele and visit the Paratrooper Museum. Next we visit Utah Beach which was the western most beach during the Allied Landings. Later, we view the Bayeux Tapestry. The tapestry tells the tale of William the Conqueror's invasion of England. B

Day 8 : Monet's Gardens
Today we begin our journey to Paris. En route we visit the charming village of Giverny and stroll the gardens of famous Impressionist artist Claude Monet. We arrive in Paris for three evenings. B

Day 9 : Paris City Tour
We discover the enchanting sights of romantic Paris, the “City of Light.” On a guided tour, we see the Champs Elysees Avenue, Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe. The afternoon is ours to enjoy at leisure. Relax at a sidewalk cafe, do some shopping or visit city sights. After dinner a spectacular Seine River cruise creates a magical evening. Illuminated buildings, bridges, churches and the Eiffel Tower create a dramatic backdrop in the night sky. B,D

Day 10 : Dinner in the Eiffel Tower
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the world-renowned Louvre Museum and discover its many masterpieces. We have the afternoon free for individual pursuits. Visit the Musee d’Orsay or stroll through The Tuileries Garden. We gather this evening for a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in the Eiffel Tower, the perfect ending to our fabulous vacation. B,D

Day 11 : Memories to Cherish
e bid a fond farewell to Paris with great memories and experiences. B

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
• All airfare
All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $760 per person)
• Guaranteed prices
• Low deposit
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced European Guide
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

15 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
• Daily European breakfast
• Traditional English Afternoon Tea
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in the Eiffel Tower

All Accommodations Featuring
 3 nights at Copthorne Tara in London
3 nights at the Mecure Omaha Beach in Port-en-Bessin, Normandy
3 nights at Hotel Opera Cadet in Paris

Attractions & Highlights
• Windsor Castle
• Tower of London
• London city tour
• Thames River cruise
• Imperial War Museum
• Churchill War Rooms
• D-Day Museum in Portsmouth
• American Cemetery at Omaha Beach
• Overlord Museum at Omaha Beach
• Arromanches Landing Museum
• Pointe-du-Hoc Ranger Monument
• St. Mére Église
• Paratrooper Museum
• Tapestry of Bayeux
• Village of Giverny
• Claude Monet’s home & garden
• Paris city tour
• Seine River cruise
• Louvre Museum

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $5799
Airport - Single $6799

Final Payment Date: 7/7/2017

Itinerary ID:29355174 | Tour Code: INDD1009171
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