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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 your Treasures of France 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. 


 

Normandy Beach
During World War II, The Pointe du Hoc was the highest point between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day the US Army assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs. Copyright: infomods / 123RF Stock Photo

 

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

Today we begin our charting of the the story of World War II's D-Day landings by visiting the Arromanches 360 Museum with included admission. We then make our way to the visit the US Cemetery overlooking the coast and sands of the beach. We will see the craters and German gun casements at Pointe du Hoc and make a visit to the Allied Omaha Beach. Time for lunch on your own today. We return to the hotel for a free evening.

Note: We recommend you visit the Bayeux Tapestry located in the museum near our hotel, as well as the town's cathedral - well worth the time.

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 Story® 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: MONT ST. MICHEL

We plan to depart today by 8:30am (see your final documents for final timings and logistics). Enjoy our Guided Sightseeing Tour from Bayeux to Mont St. Michel with round-trip transport.

Soak in the incredible beauty and background of one of France's most recognizable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel, while leaving Bayeux behind. Your day trip begins with a coastal drive to the UNESCO-listed site: a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey that sits atop a rocky bay perch. Explore its ramparts while an expert guide fills you in on Mont Saint-Michel's remarkable history and heritage. You'll have time for a short lunch on your own. We will depart at 1pm bound for Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne Museum with included admission. You will see the memorial for the US soldier who became entangled on the church steeple of Sainte-Mére-Église. We will visit the American landing beach of Utah Beach to learn about the objectives and achievements of the US assaults on June 6, 1944. We then return to our hotel for a free evening.

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


Mont St Michel


DAY 5: NORMANDY TO PARIS
Inquire for transfer.

Triumphal Arc

Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)

This morning you will be met by your Story driver and transferred to the Bayeux train station for your reserved train back 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 your Treasures of France 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. 


Normandy Beach
During World War II, The Pointe du Hoc was the highest point between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day the US Army assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs. Copyright: infomods / 123RF Stock Photo

 

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: ALLIED FORCES BEACHES, ARROMANCHES 360 MUSEUM

History Tells You: Freedom is Not Free

Today we begin our charting of the the story of World War II's D-Day landings by visiting the Arromanches 360 Museum with included admission. We then make our way to the visit the US Cemetery overlooking the coast and sands of the beach. We will see the craters and German gun casements at Pointe du Hoc and make a visit to the Allied Omaha Beach. Time for lunch on your own today. We return to the hotel for a free evening.

Note: We recommend you visit the Bayeux Tapestry located in the museum near our hotel, as well as the town's cathedral - well worth the time.

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.

Triumphal Arc

Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)

This morning you will be met by your Story driver and transferred to the Bayeux train station for your reserved train back 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 your Treasures of France 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. 


Normandy Beach
During World War II, The Pointe du Hoc was the highest point between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day the US Army assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs. Copyright: infomods / 123RF Stock Photo

 

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

Today we begin our exploration of the World War II D-Day landings by American forces on this small group day trip from Bayeux. (Group size is 8 or less) This morning you will visit the key beaches of Utah and Omaha, and German battery at Pointe du Hoc to learn about the objectives and achievements of the US assaults on June 6, 1944. Additionally you will visit the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église and the US cemetery overlooking Omaha.

Today's highlights include a full-day tour of Normandy's US sector D-Day sites from Bayeux . Discover the key US battle sites and events of June 6, 1944. Visit Utah Beach and the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église. See the craters and German gun casements at Pointe du Hoc. Stop at 'Bloody Omaha' and visit the US Cemetery overlooking the sands.

Break for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Air-conditioned minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux hotel pickup and drop-off included. When it's time to head back to Bayeaux, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel, where your tour will come to an end.

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.

Triumphal Arc

Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)

This morning you will be met by your Story driver and transferred to the Bayeux train station for your reserved train back 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 & Mont St. Michel 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 your Treasures of France 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. 


Normandy Beach
During World War II, The Pointe du Hoc was the highest point between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day the US Army assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs. Copyright: infomods / 123RF Stock Photo

 

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

Today we begin our exploration of the World War II D-Day landings by American forces on this small group day trip from Bayeux. (Group size is 8 or less) This morning you will visit the key beaches of Utah and Omaha, and German battery at Pointe du Hoc to learn about the objectives and achievements of the US assaults on June 6, 1944. Additionally you will visit the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église and the US cemetery overlooking Omaha.

Today's highlights include a full-day tour of Normandy's US sector D-Day sites from Bayeux . Discover the key US battle sites and events of June 6, 1944. Visit Utah Beach and the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église. See the craters and German gun casements at Pointe du Hoc. Stop at 'Bloody Omaha' and visit the US Cemetery overlooking the sands.

Break for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Air-conditioned minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux hotel pickup and drop-off included. When it's time to head back to Bayeaux, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel, where your tour will come to an end.

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: MONT ST MICHEL TOUR

Today in a small group of no more than eight people you leave Bayeux behind to soak in the incredible beauty and background of one of France's most recognizable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel.

Your trip begins with a coastal drive to the UNESCO-listed site: a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey that sits atop a rocky bay perch. Explore its ramparts while an expert guide fills you in on Mont Saint-Michel's remarkable history and heritage. You'll have time to tour the onsite museum independently and stroll the neighboring village cobbled streets, marveling at its traditional homes and walking atop its fortified wall.

When it's time to head back to Bayeaux, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel, where your tour will come to an end.

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


Mont St Michel



DAY 5: NORMANDY TO PARIS
Inquire for transfer.

Triumphal Arc

Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arc)

This morning you will be met by your Story driver and transferred to the Bayeux train station for your reserved train back 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®

$3,412

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

$2,492

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

$1,862

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

$2,458

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