France and Switzerland will be yours to enjoy on this 12-day tour of Normandy, Paris, and the Alps. This incredible tour of two illustrious French cities provides a balanced exploration that will immerse you in the local culture, storied heritage, and world-renowned cuisine. From the lowlands of Mont-Saint-Michel to the lofty heights of the Swiss Alps, this tour will provide you with a close look at the rich culture and history in each destination.
Bayeux – Arriving in Normandy
Overlooking the English Channel, Normandy is an outstanding location to start your exploration of France and Switzerland. It is also an off-the-beaten-path portal to witnessing some of the country's provincial charms. After arriving in Paris, you will plunge into Normandy via a private transfer that will lead you to your comfortable accommodation in Bayeux. Here, you will have a chance to settle in before celebrating your arrival during an evening at your leisure.
Bayeux – A Norman National Treasure
Bayeux – The Dramatic History of D-Day
Paris – The Capital of French Culture
Paris – Walking in the Footsteps of Picasso
Paris – A Freewheeling Adventure
Paris – A Royal Perspective
Lucerne – The Slopes of the Alps
Lucerne – The Rosengart Collection
Lucerne – Exploring an Alpine Yosemite
Lucerne – Fairytale Swiss Scenery
Lucerne – Departure
- Examine the compelling tale of Norman conquests that are displayed on the intricately woven fabric of the Bayeux tapestry
- Visit the tidal island of Mont-Saint-Michel to explore a charming village and abbey
- Witness the human toll of World War II during a visit to the American national cemetery at Omaha beach, where the ultimate sacrifice was made by many who stormed the shores in the early hours of June 6, 1944
- Amble in the footsteps of Picasso and Monet during a visit to the hilltop community of Montmartre in Paris
- Stand in the shadow of Notre Dame to see if you can catch a glimpse of the elusive hunchback or the impressive stonework and architecture that keep this one of Paris's most beloved landmarks
- Plunge into the depths of the galleries and exhibits at the Louvre during a private tour of this award-winning museum
- Feel the wind in your hair on a two-wheeled excursion through Paris, where the city's safe and well-regarded cycling lanes will be yours to enjoy
- Bask in the final resting place of one of France's most notorious figures during a visit to the enshrined tomb of Napoleon
- Ponder the immensity of the Alps on an exploration of Lucerne, which will act as your launchpad into the quaint villages and natural beauty of Switzerland
$3,835 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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