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Historic Footsteps through France

8 days,Paris to Paris

Enjoy a local picnic lunch while viewing the Eiffel Tower, step back into the history of WWII at Normandy and the D-Day beaches, explore the countryside and visit historic Chateaux, sample French wines at the source


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From world famous landmarks to local markets and cafes, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the legacy of France’s history and culture. Handpicked for their unparalleled expertise, our guides will contextualize the region’s history and leave you with a powerful sense of France’s culture. From the wide avenues of Paris and the Eiffel Tower to the poignant beaches of Normandy, you’ll be free to experience France’s ‘joie de vivre.’ Whether it’s the historic Bayeux Tapestry or wine tasting at its source, soak in the French culture and discover France in style.

What's Included

  • Welcome gift - Introductory language lesson - Orientation tour of Paris, with market visit and evening picnic of local produce in front of the Eiffel Tower - Explore the town of Bayeux and tour the Bayeux Tapestry Museum - Excursion to Normandy and the beaches to learn about the D-Day landings - Tour of Loire Valley Chateau with wine tasting
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch (Allow USD400-500 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (7 nts)
  • Train, mini-bus, walking, metro.
  • Discovery Adventures guide, local guides
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10

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Day 1 Paris

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Paris (B,L)

Orientation tour of Paris, local market visit and picnic lunch of local produce in front of the Eiffel Tower. Also take an introductory French language lesson.

Days 3-4 Bayeux/Normandy (2B)

View the Bayeux tapestry, and step back into the history of WWII at Normandy and the D-Day beaches.

Days 5-6 Tours/Loire Valley (2B)

Visit the town of Tours, tour the Loire Chateau, enjoy wine tasting of the local vintage.

Day 7 Paris (B)

Free afternoon in Paris, option to visit the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay or the Chateau of Versailles.

Day 8 Paris (B)

Depart at any time.