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9 Day Loire Valley & Normandy Fly & Drive with Paris
Includes flights, 7 nights accommodations, breakfast daily & 6 day car rental
$1199 from $1099*
Lead Price Travel Dates: Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5 '11; Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Mar 5, Mar 12 & Mar 19 '12
Promo Valid for Departures: November 2011 - March 2012
This independent fly & drive vacation allows you the flexibility to travel at your own pace. If you see something that sparks your interest, just pull over. Plus, we've provided a sample itinerary with suggested sites that can be visited along your journey.
Spend time in the Loire Valley or explore Orleans, the historic city where Joan of Arc saved France from the English in 1429. Travel to the Chateau de Chambord, the largest residence in the Loire Valley and drive to the charming town of Blois. Explore the enchanting city of Tours, built on the site of a Roman town, take a stroll down the atmospheric place Plumereau and stop in one of the many galleries, boutiques, and cafes.
Depart Loire Valley and drive to Normandy. On the way, visit Chartres, home to the greatest gothic cathedral in Europe. Explore Rouen, the capital of Normandy, visit the gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame and view its famous west façade painted by Monet. Take a stroll past the Great Clock on the rue aux Juifs then continue on to the place du Vieux-Marche, the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431. Head to the sandy beaches of the Cotentin Peninsula and visit the historic Utah beach along the east coast, where the allied invasion took place on June 6, 1944. Continue east to visit Omaha beach and the site of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
Depart Normandy and drive to Paris. On the way, stop in Giverny and visit the former house of Claude Monet and the famous gardens which inspired many of Monet's paintings. Finally, explore Paris, and perhaps visit the city's famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Louvre museum.
Book by November 7, 2011 and save $100 per person off our regular price. Lowest price reflects the $100 promotional savings. Promotion is not valid on existing reservations. To redeem the discounted savings, use promotional code DLFPD100 at the time of booking. Click here to book or call 800-682-3333 to speak with one of our reservation specialists.
* The following additional fees are not included,where applicable: airport taxes, fees & September 11th Security Fee of up to $175, car rental fees of $80 per vehicle, optional car rental insurance, and parking. For more details, see our Terms & Conditions.