Explore the Magic of Paris and Monet Gardens
Thursday 6th August - Thursday 13th August 2020
Enjoy a spectacular 8-day holiday to France. The tour includes a visit to Rouen and the famed Monet Gardens, renowned as the home of Claude Monet. Explore the highlights of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, the Louvre Museum, Montmarte, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe.
- Return Luxury Coach Transport and Overnight Ferry with Cabin
- Professional Driver & Guide who will act as Tour Managers for your group
- 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation
- Evening meal on 7 evenings (as is traditional in France the menu is a set menu)
- Breakfast on 7 mornings
- Entry to Monet Gardens
- Paris City Tour
- Visit to the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame
- Ticket to the Eiffel Tower
- Tour of the Palace of Versailles
- Walking Tour of Rouen
Load your coach and make your way to the ferry port to enjoy your sailing to Cherbourg.
Arrive in Cherbourg and make your way to Rouen, capital of the Normandy region and a town rich in history with cobblestone streets and medieval half-timbered houses.
Today we will be visiting the city of Rouen, a vibrant city abundant in culture and history. Visit the famous Cathedral and follow the trail detailing the life and legacy of Joan of Arc.
Enjoy a morning visit to Monet Gardens, where Claude Monet lived and painted most of his works. The property is kept in pristine condition, especially the gardens and inside the house, rooms have been restored to their 19th century condition, just as they were in Monet’s time. Later that afternoon, continue your journey to Paris where you will stay for the next two nights.
Begin your visit to Paris with a guided tour of the city, taking in some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as the Champs Elysees, Louvre Museum, Jardin des Tuileries, Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. Enjoy some free time in the city in the afternoon before an early dinner at your hotel. In the evening visit the Eiffel Tower.
In the morning, visit the spectacular Palace of Versailles on the outskirts of Paris. The Palace, built by order of Louis XIV, includes the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Apartments, the Chapel and the Palace Gardens, and has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for over 30 years. Later that afternoon the coach will return to Rouen for an overnight stay.
In the morning we depart Rouen and on the return drive we will visit one of the historic Normandy beaches. In the afternoon board your overnight ferry for the return sailing to Ireland.
Arrive back in Ireland and begin the final leg of your return journey.