Join EO for the Saints & Soldiers tour where you'll visit exciting historical landmarks in Paris and Northern France! In Northern France, you'll visit sites involved in World War II, such as Cherbourg, St. Mere Eglise, Caen and the Normandy Beaches. Pricing starts at $3,998* from New York. The tour departs on May 14, 2019.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner (as indicated in itinerary)
Day 1 Depart USA
Day 2 Arrive in Paris to Cherbourg
Arrive this morning in Paris and travel north to Cherbourg for dinner and overnight. Cherbourg was not part of the original D-Day Invasion, but was a key port to control to guarantee the success of holding the beaches and supplying the continued Allied effort. The city fell to the Allies on June 30th. Cherbourg also is a US Civil War heritage site, because of the battle of the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama off the shores of the city.
Day 3 Mont St. Michel
This morning you'll journey to Mont St. Michel, an Island consecrated in 708. It was one of the first places of the cult for the Archangel Michel on Gargans Mount. The abbey presents a big panorama of the medieval architecture from the 6th to the 16th century. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 St. Mere Eglise / Pont du Hoc / Caen
Today walk the town of St. Mere Eglise. Here the Allies parachuted in and began the D-Day invasion. Continue to Pont du Hoc, site of intense fighting as the Allies came ashore. This afternoon, travel to Caen, the site of heavy fighting as the allied forces moved inland off the beaches. The history of the city is reflected in the Chateau de Caen, a castle built by William the Conqueror prior to the Battle of Hastings. Today it houses a museum that reflects its history, including the bullet holes where French Resistance members were shot against its walls. See the Memorial for Peace here. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Normandy Beaches / Bayeux
You'll head for the beaches of Normandy, where on June 6, 1944, Allied forces began the invasion of Europe to liberate it from the grip of Nazi Germany. Visit the D-Day Museum and the cemeteries. Continue on to Bayeux. The Bayeux Tapestry, created for William the Conqueror to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 is on display here at a local museum. Notre Dame de Bayeux, built in 1077, was its original home. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Lisieux and Rouen
Day 7 Paris
This morning, You will head to the Ile de la Citie, home to Notre Dame. This 850 year old Gothic Cathedral remains the center of the French and their faith. From here, you'll visit Saint Chapelle, the private chapel of kings illuminated with streams of colored light through towering stained-glass windows. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, including seeing the Seine, the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, with a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Then take a ride up the funicular to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. This cathedral looks out over Paris from the place where St. Denis was martyred. While here, wander the art shops and stores that line the streets here. Return to the hotel, or remain here for dinner and watch the sun set on Paris. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Day 8 Paris On Own or Optional Versailles Tour
Day 9 Depart for USA
Enhance Your Journey
Paris on Own $648
May 22‐24, 2018
Enjoy two days on your own in Paris to explore and shop. Your hotel, breakfast and return transfer to the airport are included in your price.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
May 14, 2019