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That’s precisely why we created an itinerary that will transport you across beautiful Belgium to the equally fetching fields and waterways of France. From delightful Bruges, where you can watch white swans gliding gracefully along the city’s charming canals, to the Loire Valley, with its great rolling vineyards, there’s an abundance of beauty on this itinerary, which takes in the best of the region, covering both land and water. However, there’s also plenty to fascinate in other ways, not least of all visits to the historical battlefields of the Somme, and the Normandy beaches, as well as the iconic castle of Mont Saint-Michel, perched just off the Brittany coast.
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Day 1

You’ll be met at Amsterdam Airport on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2
Amsterdam > Lille

Explore the wonderful city of Antwerp after crossing the Holland-Belgian border. Continue then to Ypres, where you’ll visit the moving Ypres Museum, as well as the Menin Gate, to witness the Last Post ceremony that commemorates the fallen soldiers of the Great War every evening in the village. You’ll arrive in Lille tonight to your luxurious accommodation, boasting 500 years of history.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3

This morning you’ll tour Lille, which boasts manicured parklands and a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere. From there it’s on to charming Bruges for a guided tour and afternoon at leisure before returning to Lille.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Lille > Rouen

Tour the historic Somme battlefields, and follow the World War I Commemorative Trail, visiting Tyne Cot Cemetery and historic Hill 60 before passing the VC Corner Cemetery and Cobber Memorial enroute to the new Fromelles Museum and cemetery. Pay your respects at the Australian Memorial Park and emotive Bullecourt Digger statue, and visit the Franco-Australian Museum and Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux. Relax at your majestic hotel in the historic centre of Rouen this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5
Honfleur > Deauville

The medieval city of Rouen was once the ancient capital of Normandy and fiefdom of William the Conqueror. Enjoy a walking tour of the city, including its Joan of Arc sites this morning. Then, with its pretty inner-harbour abuzz with activity, immerse yourself in the coastal atmosphere of Honfleur. Upon arrival in the glamourous seaside city of Deauville, enjoy an orientation tour before retiring to the magnificence of your hotel for the following two nights.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Normandy Beaches

The Normandy Beaches is a region steeped in wartime history, juxtaposed against a picturesque and serene setting. Visit the notorious commemorative sites of World War II including the Ranger’s memorial at Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the moving Normandy American Cemetery, and the D-Day Landings Museum on the Arromanches beaches

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7
Granville > Saint Malo

This morning visit the Bayeaux Tapestry Museum, showcasing famous tapestries illustrating the region’s 11th century William the Conqueror history. France is synonymous with fashion the world over, and with celebrated designers such as Christian Dior is it any wonder? This afternoon discover the fashion icon’s beautiful seaside birthplace of Granville and explore the museum that is lovingly curated by his family in dedication to Dior’s memory. Continue to the coastal town of Saint Malo where you’ll enjoy an orientation tour on arrival before checking into your seaside hotel for the following two nights.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Mont Saint-Michel

Tour Mont Saint-Michel, situated one kilometre off France’s north coast, and visit the magnificent hilltop abbey and village. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure in the quaint village of Saint Malo, with its ancient walled Old Town and its beautiful beaches, kissed by the English Channel.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Saint Malo > Loire Valley

Visit the Loire Valley and enter an enchanted land of vineyards and rolling green hills. Visit the last of the great Renaissance châteaux in the Loire Valley, Château Villandry, boasting architectural elegance complemented by the charm of its outstanding gardens. Continue to your beautiful accommodation, your home for the next two nights and the perfect platform to explore the region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Loire Valley

Visit the stunning Château de Chenonceau today, with its equally arresting history, then travel on to the delightful town of Amboise where you’ll get to see the great Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb, and Clos Lucé, the manor house where he lived. This evening, celebrate your visit to the Loire Valley with a special dinner amidst the beauty of your surrounds.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Loire Valley > Paris

Continue your journey across the picturesque plain of La Beauce before touring the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Highlights of the tour will include Marie Antoinette’s bed-chamber and the exquisite manicured gardens. From there, it’s just a short drive to your city central hotel in Paris. Dine in style this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12

Depart after breakfast today and will be transferred to Paris Airport.

Meals included: Breakfast
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