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The Normandy Experience

Explore Beautiful Normandy while honoring Fallen Heroes

#1 Recommended: Normandy & Mont St. Michel Pre-Tour Experience 3 Days/3 Nights with STORY Expert Guides and Story Local Host®

DAY 1: TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT TO EUROPE

Depart Your Home Airport on your Transatlantic flight to Paris CDG

Your international flight is not included. Inquire for special fare and service from our Air Service department.

NOTE: Please Note: "Day 1" is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel to depart your home airport. Your Small Group Tour will commence on Itinerary Day 2 upon arrival in Paris, France.

Can we help you with your Airfare? Yes, we can arrange your air travel from the Story Land & Sea®  air department. We'll work with you to get the absolutely lowest fare available based on your travel preferences. We utilize both our own air department and online agencies to find the best rate. At the end of the tour you should set your flight to return from Nice or Marseilles - inquire with reservations for details. 

Remember, airfare is a completely separate arrangement from your land tour. It is your responsibility to arrive at the point of tour origination (Paris, France) on time regardless of whether Story Land & Sea® has arranged your air.

Protect Your Vacation: We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  

Triumphal Arc
Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)


DAY 2: ​ ​TO NORMANDY

This morning upon arrival to CDG airport, you will clear customs and be transferred to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train with self-portage. 

You are zipped along through the countryside while 'going back in time' as you head to the coast. Upon arrival, you are met by our Story Local Host® and transferred to our hotel in one of the villages such as Bayeux. The villages along the coastal region include a variety of historical and cultural characteristics. For example, Bayeux features medieval architecture as well as an 11th-Century Norman Gothic Cathedral and is known for its tapestry. 

Story Way® Dining
You arrive our hotel in Bayeux or one of the villages in Normandie where we check-in, and enjoy time at leisure until the included welcome dinner with the Story Local Host®.


Accommodation: Villa Lara or Similar, 2 Nights

 


American Cemetery


DAY 3: A DAY TO HONOR

History Tells You: Freedom is Not Free

Enjoy a remarkable experience today learning about the D-Day invasion by the Allies. Truly an epic time of learning about the sacrifices made, paying homage to those who gave everything for our freedom and some quite time for reflection. Explore one of the landing beaches and key World War II sites of Normandy.

You will learn about the Allied invasion of German-occupied France, visit moving sites and venues...you will see and smell the salt air, walk on the same beaches and fields and truly have the opportunity to be grateful for your life.

Highlights:

    • Explore the landing beaches and World War II sites of Normandy
    • Learn about the momentous D-Day events
    • Visit key D-Day sites guided by our local, professional Guide — truly a moving experience.

Story Way® Dining: Enjoy a welcome dinner with our Story Local Host®.

Deluxe Accommodation: Our hotel in Normandy/Bayeux include Villa Lara or Similar.
Classic Budget Accommodation: Enjoy our Superior Tourist hotel in Normandy/Bayeux.




DAY 4: NORMANDY TO PARIS
Inquire for transfer. ​

You will make your way to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train to Paris. Upon arrival, you are met by our driver and transferred to the hotel in the heart of Paris. Your pre-tour extension ends upon arrival to your hotel. 

### TOUR ENDS ###​

 

#2 Normandy Pre-Tour Experience 2 Days/2 Nights with STORY Expert Guides and Story Local Host®

DAY 1: TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT TO EUROPE

Depart Your Home Airport on your Transatlantic flight to Paris CDG

Your international flight is not included. Inquire for special fare and service from our Air Service department.

NOTE: Please Note: "Day 1" is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel to depart your home airport. Your Small Group Tour will commence on Itinerary Day 2 upon arrival in Paris, France.

Can we help you with your Airfare? Yes, we can arrange your air travel from the Story Land & Sea®  air department. We'll work with you to get the absolutely lowest fare available based on your travel preferences. We utilize both our own air department and online agencies to find the best rate. At the end of the tour you should set your flight to return from Nice or Marseilles - inquire with reservations for details. 

Remember, airfare is a completely separate arrangement from your land tour. It is your responsibility to arrive at the point of tour origination (Paris, France) on time regardless of whether Story Land & Sea® has arranged your air.

Protect Your Vacation: We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  

Triumphal Arc
Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)


DAY 2: ​ ​TO NORMANDY

This morning upon arrival to CDG airport, you will clear customs and be transferred to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train with self-portage. 

You are zipped along through the countryside while 'going back in time' as you head to the coast. Upon arrival, you are met by our Story Local Host® and transferred to our hotel in one of the villages such as Bayeux. The villages along the coastal region include a variety of historical and cultural characteristics. For example, Bayeux features medieval architecture as well as an 11th-Century Norman Gothic Cathedral and is known for its tapestry. 

Story Way® Dining
You arrive our hotel in Bayeux or one of the villages in Normandie where we check-in, and enjoy time at leisure until the included welcome dinner with the Story Local Host®.


Accommodation: Villa Lara or Similar, 2 Nights

 


American Cemetery


DAY 3: A DAY TO HONOR

History Tells You: Freedom is Not Free

Enjoy a remarkable experience today learning about the D-Day invasion by the Allies. Truly an epic time of learning about the sacrifices made, paying homage to those who gave everything for our freedom and some quite time for reflection. Explore one of the landing beaches and key World War II sites of Normandy.

You will learn about the Allied invasion of German-occupied France, visit moving sites and venues...you will see and smell the salt air, walk on the same beaches and fields and truly have the opportunity to be grateful for your life.

Highlights:

    • Explore the landing beaches and World War II sites of Normandy
    • Learn about the momentous D-Day events
    • Visit key D-Day sites guided by our local, professional Guide — truly a moving experience.

Story Way® Dining: Enjoy a welcome dinner with our Story Local Host®.

Deluxe Accommodation: Our hotel in Normandy/Bayeux include Villa Lara or Similar.
Classic Budget Accommodation: Enjoy our Superior Tourist hotel in Normandy/Bayeux.




DAY 4: NORMANDY TO PARIS
Inquire for transfer. ​

You will make your way to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train to Paris. Upon arrival, you are met by our driver and transferred to the hotel in the heart of Paris. Your pre-tour extension ends upon arrival to your hotel. 

### TOUR ENDS ###​

 

#3 Normandy Pre-Tour Experience 2 Days/2 Nights with Small Group Guided Sightseeing

DAY 1: TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT TO EUROPE

Depart Your Home Airport on your Transatlantic flight to Paris CDG

Your international flight is not included. Inquire for special fare and service from our Air Service department.

NOTE: Please Note: "Day 1" is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel to depart your home airport. Your Small Group Tour will commence on Itinerary Day 2 upon arrival in Paris, France.

Can we help you with your Airfare? Yes, we can arrange your air travel from the Story Land & Sea®  air department. We'll work with you to get the absolutely lowest fare available based on your travel preferences. We utilize both our own air department and online agencies to find the best rate. At the end of the tour you should set your flight to return from Nice or Marseilles - inquire with reservations for details. 

Remember, airfare is a completely separate arrangement from your land tour. It is your responsibility to arrive at the point of tour origination (Paris, France) on time regardless of whether Story Land & Sea® has arranged your air.

Protect Your Vacation: We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  

Triumphal Arc
Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)


DAY 2: ​ ​TO NORMANDY

This morning upon arrival to CDG airport, you will clear customs and be transferred to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train with self-portage. 

You are zipped along through the countryside while 'going back in time' as you head to the coast. Upon arrival, you are met by our Story Local Host® and transferred to our hotel in one of the villages such as Bayeux. The villages along the coastal region include a variety of historical and cultural characteristics. For example, Bayeux features medieval architecture as well as an 11th-Century Norman Gothic Cathedral and is known for its tapestry. 

Story Way® Dining
You arrive our hotel in Bayeux or one of the villages in Normandie where we check-in, and enjoy time at leisure until the included welcome dinner with the Story Local Host®.


Accommodation: Villa Lara or Similar, 2 Nights

 


American Cemetery


DAY 3: A DAY TO HONOR

History Tells You: Freedom is Not Free

Enjoy a remarkable experience today learning about the D-Day invasion by the Allies. Truly an epic time of learning about the sacrifices made, paying homage to those who gave everything for our freedom and some quite time for reflection. Explore one of the landing beaches and key World War II sites of Normandy.

You will learn about the Allied invasion of German-occupied France, visit moving sites and venues...you will see and smell the salt air, walk on the same beaches and fields and truly have the opportunity to be grateful for your life.

Highlights:

    • Explore the landing beaches and World War II sites of Normandy
    • Learn about the momentous D-Day events
    • Visit key D-Day sites guided by our local, professional Guide — truly a moving experience.

Story Way® Dining: Enjoy a welcome dinner with our Story Local Host®.

Deluxe Accommodation: Our hotel in Normandy/Bayeux include Villa Lara or Similar.
Classic Budget Accommodation: Enjoy our Superior Tourist hotel in Normandy/Bayeux.




DAY 4: NORMANDY TO PARIS
Inquire for transfer. ​

You will make your way to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train to Paris. Upon arrival, you are met by our driver and transferred to the hotel in the heart of Paris. Your pre-tour extension ends upon arrival to your hotel. 

### TOUR ENDS ###​

 

#4 Normandy Pre-Tour Experience 3 Days/3 Nights with Small Group Guided Sightseeing

DAY 1: TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT TO EUROPE

Depart Your Home Airport on your Transatlantic flight to Paris CDG

Your international flight is not included. Inquire for special fare and service from our Air Service department.

NOTE: Please Note: "Day 1" is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel to depart your home airport. Your Small Group Tour will commence on Itinerary Day 2 upon arrival in Paris, France.

Can we help you with your Airfare? Yes, we can arrange your air travel from the Story Land & Sea®  air department. We'll work with you to get the absolutely lowest fare available based on your travel preferences. We utilize both our own air department and online agencies to find the best rate. At the end of the tour you should set your flight to return from Nice or Marseilles - inquire with reservations for details. 

Remember, airfare is a completely separate arrangement from your land tour. It is your responsibility to arrive at the point of tour origination (Paris, France) on time regardless of whether Story Land & Sea® has arranged your air.

Protect Your Vacation: We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  

Triumphal Arc
Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)


DAY 2: ​ ​TO NORMANDY

This morning upon arrival to CDG airport, you will clear customs and be transferred to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train with self-portage. 

You are zipped along through the countryside while 'going back in time' as you head to the coast. Upon arrival, you are met by our Story Local Host® and transferred to our hotel in one of the villages such as Bayeux. The villages along the coastal region include a variety of historical and cultural characteristics. For example, Bayeux features medieval architecture as well as an 11th-Century Norman Gothic Cathedral and is known for its tapestry. 

Story Way® Dining
You arrive our hotel in Bayeux or one of the villages in Normandie where we check-in, and enjoy time at leisure until the included welcome dinner with the Story Local Host®.


Accommodation: Villa Lara or Similar, 2 Nights

 


American Cemetery


DAY 3: A DAY TO HONOR

History Tells You: Freedom is Not Free

Enjoy a remarkable experience today learning about the D-Day invasion by the Allies. Truly an epic time of learning about the sacrifices made, paying homage to those who gave everything for our freedom and some quite time for reflection. Explore one of the landing beaches and key World War II sites of Normandy.

You will learn about the Allied invasion of German-occupied France, visit moving sites and venues...you will see and smell the salt air, walk on the same beaches and fields and truly have the opportunity to be grateful for your life.

Highlights:

    • Explore the landing beaches and World War II sites of Normandy
    • Learn about the momentous D-Day events
    • Visit key D-Day sites guided by our local, professional Guide — truly a moving experience.

Story Way® Dining: Enjoy a welcome dinner with our Story Local Host®.

Deluxe Accommodation: Our hotel in Normandy/Bayeux include Villa Lara or Similar.
Classic Budget Accommodation: Enjoy our Superior Tourist hotel in Normandy/Bayeux.




DAY 4: NORMANDY TO PARIS
Inquire for transfer. ​

You will make your way to the train station for included tickets on the Fast Train to Paris. Upon arrival, you are met by our driver and transferred to the hotel in the heart of Paris. Your pre-tour extension ends upon arrival to your hotel. 

### TOUR ENDS ###​

 


Story select hotels mean your experience is like none other in the travel industry.

Our Selected Bayeux/Normandy Hotels

Our Deluxe Hotel in Normandy/Bayeux is Villa Lara or similar.

 

Normandy, France

Choose from 4 itineraries and experience Normandy as you prefer with Story's Normandy Experience.

#1 Recommended: Normandy & Mont St. Michel Pre-Tour Experience 3 Days/3 Nights with STORY Expert Guides and Story Local Host®

$2,179

2 Guests price per person

$2,547

#2 Normandy Pre-Tour Experience 2 Days/2 Nights with STORY Expert Guides and Story Local Host®

$1,779

2 Guests price per person

$2,547

#3 Normandy Pre-Tour Experience 2 Days/2 Nights with Small Group Guided Sightseeing

$1,869

#4 Normandy Pre-Tour Experience 3 Days/3 Nights with Small Group Guided Sightseeing

$2,458

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