Normandy & Calvados Country

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Caen

Board our private executive coach at your designated pick up points – take the cross Channel ferry from your preferred port – continue to Caen and check in to the 3* Hotel des Quatrans – dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 - D-Day Beaches & Mémorial de Caen

Guided coach tour focusing on the D-Day landings and taking in sights such as Pegasus Bridge and Arromanches, selected as one of the sites for two Mulberry harbours built on the Normandy coast – visit the D-Day Museum overlooking the spot where one of the harbours was constructed and where its remains can still be seen today – continue to the Mémorial de Caen, a museum serving as a powerful reminder of the precious and precarious nature of peace.

Day 3 - Caen & the Bayeux Tapestry

Guided tour of the thriving and dynamic city of Caen whose sights include the Abbaye aux Hommes and Ducal Castle – the Bayeux Tapestry Museum houses the tapestry that recounts in great detail William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066.

Day 4 - Honfleur & Seine Estuary boat trip

Time at leisure to explore picturesque harbour town of Honfleur that inspired numerous French artists, to visit the Old Dock surrounded by pretty narrow houses or to admire the Lieutenancy and Saint Stephen's Church – boat trip along the beautiful Seine Estuary.

Day 5 - France to UK

Take our Channel crossing back to the UK and then return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.

Tour Features

All excursions & guided tours included

Welcome dinner

Professional tour manager

Executive coach throughout

Return Channel ferry crossings

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Guided tour of D-Day Beaches &  D-Day Museum 

Memorial at Caen

Caen – guided tour

Bayeux Tapestry

Honfleur & Seine Estuary boat trip



Four nights at the centrally located 3* Hotel des Quatrans in Caen. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is included in our hotel on the first evening and the remaining nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Rouen - a beautiful town of picturesque half-timbered houses and architectural treasures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and St Ouen Abbey
  • Château de Miromesnil - four centuries of architectural styles are evident in the château while ancient cedar of Lebanon dominate the magnificent gardens
  • Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen - an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by renowned artists such as Caravaggio, Monet and Sisley

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Normandy & Calvados Country

Date of tour: May 2017

Thank you for helping arrange our U3A expedition to Normandy, earlier this month. Everything went very well and we had a satisfied clientele who seemed to really enjoy the smooth running of the holiday and the programme we had arranged. The coach drive was excellent and the hotels absolutely fine for 3 star status. I am glad we arranged the breakfast at Arromanches as nowhere else was open at that time of the morning and it was a very good and welcome meal. I think the Bell Foundry and the Christian Dior museum gave a lighter touch, as well. So thank you or all you did – not least in response to telephone conversations altering things – but I do feel we got it right in the end.

JT, Broadway

Date of tour: May 2013

Click here for a detailed review of the tour in May 2013

LD, Chichester

Date of tour: May 2013

Just to thank you for all your help and guidance in making our visit to Normandy so enjoyable. It all went well and all the members without exception enjoyed themselves. Normandy is as beautiful as ever and the late Spring meant the Auge area was a cascade of apple-blossom, fat cattle and fine Calvados. Thank you for arranging such a varied and interesting package for us, and the added information from the French Tourist Board proved invaluable in giving us the background to each place of interest we visited.

DB, Chichester

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • with more dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
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