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Holiday type City breaks
Country France
Resort Normandy
Travel type Train
Price range From £529
Travel partner Riviera Travel
Duration 4 nights
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Normandy by Eurostar

Normandy is one of the most unspoilt corners of France with echoes of Joan of Arc, the D-Day landings, Richard the Lionheart and William the Conqueror. Rouen, Bayeux, Honfleur, Fécamp, Arromanches. Historical places, combined with countryside and world-class cuisine.

Included
The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £149 per person. The holiday includes standard class return seat on Eurostar, four nights bed and breakfast, all tours as mentioned and services of a Riviera tour manager.

Please note there is a £10 or £15 supplement for certain regional stations.

  • Return rail connections available on selected dates from more than thirty regional stations including: Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol and Cardiff
  • Return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar to Paris - journey time 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Four nights bed and breakfast in a three star superior or four star superior hotel, centrally located in the old town
  • Guided historic walk of Rouen
  • Visit to Benedictine Palace
  • Visit to the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Visit to Arromanches and the second world war D-Day beaches
  • Visit to Honfleur
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager
Not included
Bénédictine distillery €4.50, Bayeux Tapestry €5.20 and Arromanches museum €5.80, approximate costs, payable locally.

Please note there is a £10, £20, £25 or £50 supplement for certain regional stations.

Standard premier class upgrade

In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to standard premier class for only £139 return, subject to availability. This price includes a complimentary light meal, offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks and includes a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the spacious comfort of standard premier class.
Day one

Board an early afternoon Eurostar service from London St. Pancras to Paris (exact times will be indicated on travel documents), arriving at Paris Gard du Nord 2 hrs 15 mins later. A coach will transfer you to the three star superior Hotel Du Vieux Marché or four star Mercure Champs de Mars, in Rouen.

Day two

Rouen is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and this morning you will have a walking tour. You see all the major sights of this city including where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake and the cathedral, immortalised by Claude Monet, with the tombs of Richard the Lionheart and William the Conqueror’s grandfather. During the afternoon you visit Fécamp, home of the liqueur Bénédictine and have a tour of the Bénédictine Palace itself.

Day three

You’ll visit Bayeux and its world famous tapestry. The embroidery is extremely delicate and this is arguably the best known relic we have of the Middle Ages. You also visit nearby Gold Beach, made famous on D-Day, then Arromanches with its museum and remnants of the Mulberry harbour.

Day four

Today it’s the port of Honfleur. Its old harbour is surrounded by a waterfront of tall, pastel-coloured 18th century houses and fish restaurants. The intricate maze of streets are lined by the traditional half-timbered buildings so typical of provincial France. There is also a museum dedicated to Eugène Boudin, the forerunner of Impressionist art.

Day five

After a leisurely start to the day, the coach will return you to Paris to take an afternoon service to London St. Pancras International (exact time will be indicated on travel documents).
Rouen – Hotel Du Vieux Marche

Three star rated,and centrally located in the centre of Rouen old town. The hotel has a bar and terrace. All of the rooms have a TV and telephone.

Mercure Rouen Champ De Mars

Three star rated, centrally located close to the old town centre. The hotel has a restaurant and bar. The spacious rooms are all air conditioned and have a TV and hairdryer.
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04-Oct-2014 08:05 10:30 4 529.00 please call
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Our tour guide Kay was fantastic. She was always there to help at the right moment and had time for everyone in the group. We also had a great driver, Franky, who was helpful and very kind to the more elderly members of the group. The included excursions were excellent and there seemed to be something to suit everyone. My son really enjoyed the Bayeaux tapestry and the trip to Arromanches and the museum there. My husband thought Honfleur was a beautiful town, and thoroughly enjoyed the unexpected bonus we had on our last morning of an optional river cruise on the Seine in Paris. Our whole family enjoyed our Normandy break and we are certainly planning to book another holiday with Riviera soon.
Oct 2011
Ms K Midgley
Seeing the Bayeux Tapestries and the Mulberry Harbour Museum where the highlights, but everything was interesting and the Tour Manger was the best I've ever had on an organised trip - friendly and helpful, well organised, sensible and perfect for the type of group we were.
Sep 2010
Mrs M Collett
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