Introduction
Come home from one of our tours of Normandy and Brittany and you’ll tell everyone you know about the day you walked to Mont-St.-Michel. The cathedral-capped island floats on water—at least until the epic tide recedes to reveal the sandy seabed. Then, as the faithful have done for centuries, we make the pilgrimage on foot to one of France’s most glorious landmarks. True, the provinces of Brittany and Normandy have their apple orchards and salt-meadow sheep flocks and picture-book villages deep in the woods. And we’ve planned beautiful walks among them. But like the people and history of this region, we always seem to come back to the sea. To explore coastlines that have seen invasions from Iron Age Celts to D-Day’s Allied Forces. To stroll in quaint ports that launched the Norman conquest of the British Isles. And to feast in restaurants where great platters of fresh oysters, lobsters and Coquilles St.-Jacques are standard fare. So much beauty, in the shadow of so much history, warmed by a lively hospitality makes this a truly unforgettable journey. 
Picture yourself...
  • Rambling through farmland and apple orchards
  • Retracing history of D-Day beaches
  • Walking across a bay at low tide to a soaring abbey
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - DEAUVILLE
We meet in Deauville (1 night) for a short drive to Honfleur. The birthplace of Impressionism, this gem of Normandy offers lovely portside walks and magnificent views from the Cote de Grace chapel.

DAYS 2-3 - BAYEUX
The classic Norman countryside—apple orchards, wooded valleys, dairy farms and quaint villages—is perfect for walking and for a pause to taste calvados, the local apple brandy. From our château hotel near Bayeux (2 nights), we visit the legendary 230-foot tapestry named for the city. Then we spend a day with remarkable coastal walks at the sites of more recent battles—the D-Day beaches of Normandy—including Pointe du Hoc, the American cemetery and Omaha Beach.

DAYS 4-7 - ST. MALO / RENNES
Mont-St.-Michel is one of France's premiere landmarks. We time our visit so that, like centuries of pilgrims, we can cross the tidal flats on foot to explore this glorious fortress. From our base in Saint-Malo (3 nights), we roam the 6th century seaport, walk spectacular seaside trails and even take a lesson in Breton cooking. Finally, we explore the countryside and villages around Mont Dol and sample the seafood on the panoramic seacoast near the oyster-farming center of Cancale. On our final day, we visit the medieval quarter of Rennes before boarding trains to Paris.
Normandy & Brittany
Cultural Walking Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Deauville —2:30 pm—hotel lobby

Ending Point: Rennes — approximately 12:00 pm — rail station

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Guest Reviews
“Dominique is both elegant and comfortable company, intelligent and kind. Whatever question we had, she made sure to answer. We could not have had a better guide.”
Myra S., New York, NY

“Normandy, Brittany, walking to get some sense of D-Day, being a pilgrim to Mont St. Michel, the sights, the food, the beauty and the history. And having my window open to the sea in St. Malo was special.”
Myra S., New York, NY

“The variety of activities caught me by surprise...something physical, something aesthetic and historical, and something typically French everyday, not to mention the wonderful history, art, beauty, and fine dining.”
Dr. Martha M., Union, NJ

“Chateau de Sully dinners and the farewell dinner in St. Malo were exceptional. Also unusually fine for a tour experience. All planned meals were very enjoyable. Everything on the itinerary was wonderful.”
Carol A., Flemington, NJ

“There is nothing that you could have done better. Everyone was prompt in all emails, and very engaging and personally interested in my thoughts. They kept me, a person often drowning in my work, on point for reservations and getting myself organized.”
Nancy V., Lafayette, NJ

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D-Day Pre-Tour Extension
Starting from England, join us for a pre-trip visit including the Churchill War Rooms, Windsor Castle, a Channel crossing launched from Portsmouth where the invasion force set sail, and more.
Go a little off the grid
The ultimate luxury in a Normandy and Brittany vacation is escaping the crowds. On all of our tours we get to the places the turisti don’t go.
Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
May 1-7, 2016$4595.00$795.00
June 12-18, 2016$4695.00$795.00
September 4-10, 2016$4695.00$795.00
October 2-8, 2016$4695.00$795.00
May 7-13, 2017$4695.00$795.00
June 11-17, 2017$4695.00$795.00
September 3-9, 2017$4795.00$795.00
October 1-7, 2017$4695.00$795.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
Normandy & Brittany
Cultural Walking Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Normandy & Brittany has a temperate climate. The region does not have very significant temperature extremes. However, it can often be cool and misty in the morning. We suggest packing clothes that can be worn in layers, as early morning and evening can often have a chill that during the middle of the day is quickly replaced with warm sunshine.

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Arrange for 6-full paying friends to travel together and receive 25% off one trip.
 
 
Hotels
Les Manoirs Des Tourgeville

This property is perfect for those who are seeking a quiet stay in a charming environment. The hotel is composed of the main building, a half-timbered structure, and 5 typical round manors which feature an authentic view of the countryside.

Château De Sully

Ideally located between Bayeux and the Normandy beaches, this lovingly preserved 18th-century château showcases the original architecture and has rooms with tasteful modern décor. The estate's grounds and gardens are perfect for an evening stroll.

La Maison Des Armateurs

Set in the historic center of Saint Malo, this fine hotel is the perfect base for exploring the city. Fully renovated in 2012, the rooms over look city streets and have a decor that blends relaxed, modern sophistication with warmth and charm.

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7 Days / 6 Nights

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