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Break in Normandy
Date: 4th-9th September
Caen, Mont Saint Michel, Lisieux, Saint Germain de Livet, Honfleur, Étretat, Pointe du Hoc, Colleville sur Mer, Omaha Beach, Bayeux & Rouen
SUNDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER
We will meet at the airport at 4.00am for our Air Malta flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport departing at 6.25am.
On arrival at 9.20am, our coach will pick us up for hotel transfer to Caen.
In the afternoon, join the tour leader to discover Caen by foot.
Free time for dinner (extra) and overnight.
MONDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER
We will enjoy the highlight of our full-day optional excursion that takes us to the beautiful sights on the Island of Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and undoubtedly one of Normandy’s most spectacular attractions that includes the well-preserved abbey, from which the island takes its name.
There is substantial amount of steps to reach the abbey.
We explore the abbey’s ramparts (extra), the island’s museum, and then we shall have time to browse the local shops.
TUESDAY, 6TH SEPTEMBER
Our coach will take us to our full-day optional excursion where we first go to Lisieux.
The simple and humble way St. Therese of Lisieux lived her life draws many people to this wonderful shrine.
We see the Carmelite convent, the Cathedral and the Basilica.
Then, we shall go to Saint Germain de Livet, a charming hamlet at the bottom of the valley.
Here, we will see a picture postcard timbered farm, a couple of cottages, a church, and the adorable 15th century Chateau with pepper pot turrets and pink and white checkerboard façade.
We shall have time to visit the beautiful gardens of this Chateau (extra).
WEDNESDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER
Another full-day optional excursion takes us to Honfleur and Étretat.
Honfleur offers a unique heritage which can be best glimpsed by strolling along this little maritime city that has somehow escaped the ravages of time, making it one of the most visited towns in France.
Honfleur has succeeded in making the most of its rich historical and artistic heritage.
We will then proceed to Étretat, where the sea passes under the limestone arches that make the resort famous.
We have time to admire the splendid view of the sea and its magnificent beach and cliffs.
THURSDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER
Today’s full-day optional excursion takes us to a journey through the history of World War II. First, we shall stop at “The Pointe du Hoc”, 90 feet high cliffs, where 225 Rangers landed on June 6, 1944. We will continue our day of remembrance and stop at Colleville sur Mer to visit the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, which contains over 9,000 white crosses perfectly aligned on 170 acres.
We shall then proceed to Bayeux, which was the first town to be liberated by the Allies at the end of World War II.
We will see the Cathedral and the famous Bayeux Tapestry (extra).
This piece of art work tells the story of William the Conqueror.
FRIDAY, 9TH SEPTEMBER
Our half-day optional excursion takes us to the medieval city of Rouen.
We will walk through the old town centre, where we shall see the Cathedral, the 14th century courthouse where Joan of Arc was sentenced to death and the Market Square.
We will return to Caen and be transferred to Paris Orly airport for our Air Malta flight departing at 6.50pm, and arriving in Malta at 9.25pm
PRICE PER PERSON
€679 / €729 Adult in Triple
€729 / €779 Adult in Twin
€1039 / €1089 Adult in Single
€599 / €699 Child sharing with 2 adults
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
** There are many restaurants in the vicinity from which one can choose from.
Air Malta return direct flights to Paris airports
5 nights in 4-star Best Western Plus Le Moderne in Caen or similar
Rooms with private facilities & TV
Daily buffet breakfast
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€49 / €35 Mont Saint Michel (with English-speaking guide)
€42 / €21 Lisieux/Saint German de Livet
€45 / €23 Honfleur/Étretat
€45 / €12 D-Day Landing beaches/Omaha Cemetery/Bayeux
€25 / €13 Rouen
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
City tax of €2.30 per person per night is to be paid directly at hotel
Mont Saint Michel-Abbey’s Ramparts €8
Chateau Saint Germain de Livet €7
Bayeux Tapestry €9.50