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Normandy & Paris Extension
Claude Monet’s home & garden
Eiffel Tower and River Seine
Arc de Triomphe
Continue the excitement following our incredible Rhine River cruise with a rare opportunity to explore World War II sites on France’s Normandy coast and one night in the sparkling City of Light, Paris.
Double……………… $1499 per person
Single………………. $1999 per person
• 2 nights in Bayeux
• 1 night in Paris
• Daily included breakfasts
• Farewell Lunch in Giverny
Explore the history and culture of Central Europe on the Rhine River.
We start our tour extension with a flight from Zurich to Paris and transfer to the town of Bayeux, located just off the Normandy coast. We’ll check-in to our hotel for a two-night stay. D
Joined by our World War II guide, we spend the morning at Sainte-Mère-Église, a village American paratroopers seized on D-Day. Hear the fascinating story of American Private John Steele whose parachute caught on the town’s bell tower while fighting carried on below. Visit the Airborne Museum and live the history of the Normandy invasion from preparation to liberation. Break for lunch, then kick off the afternoon at the Point-du-Hoc Ranger Monument. Located on a sheer cliff overlooking Omaha Beach, this is where Americans seized German artillery positions which helped secure American troops’ beach landings. We will also visit the American Cemetery for an opportunity to pay our respects among thousands of Crosses and Stars of David. At last, we arrive at Omaha Beach where we may study the battlefield, cross the beach, analyze maps, and pay tribute to the Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and Wings of Fraternity, the three facets of Omaha Beach’s famous Les Braves war memorial. B,D
En route to Paris, we pay a visit to the charming village of Giverny and stroll the gardens of famous Impressionist artist Claude Monet. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, the serene atmosphere of his home and gardens will feel as if we have stepped into one of his famous paintings. A scrumptious Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch is held at the onsite inn where we celebrate our European getaway with our new friends. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Paris for sightseeing including photo stops at the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Later we enjoy a relaxing overnight in the city. B,L
We return home with vivid memories that will last a lifetime. B
• The Airborne Museum
• Pointe-du-Hoc Ranger Monument
• American Cemetery & Memorial at Omaha Beach
• Village of Giverny
• Claude Monet’s home & garden
• Sightseeing in Paris
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.