What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Administrative Fee
  • Select Meals on Itinerary

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 September 10 – Depart the USA

Depart on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 September 11 – 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 that guaranteed the success of holding the beaches and supplying the continued Allied effort. The city fell to the Allies on June 30. Cherbourg is also 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 September 12 – Mont-Saint-Michel

This morning, you’ll journey to Mont-Saint-Michel, an Island consecrated in 708. It was one of the first places of the cult for the Archangel Michael on Gargan’s Mount. The abbey presents a big panorama of medieval architecture from the XI to the XVI century. Return to your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 4 September 13 – Saint-Mere-Eglise / Point du Hoc / Caen

Today, walk the town of Saint-Mere-Eglise. Here, the Allies parachuted in and began the D-Day invasion. Continue to Point du Hoc, the 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 your overnight stay.

Day 5 September 14 – 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 September 15 –Lisieux and Rouen

Today you'll leave for Lisieux and the Basilica of St. Therese. The second most visited pilgrimage site in France after Lourdes, St. Therese served her simple and spiritual life at the Carmelite Order here, and her writings have gone on to inspire millions. Continue on to Rouen. Claude Monet made this cathedral internationally famous with his paintings in the late 19th century. Also here is the Church of Saint Maclou and the Tour Jeanne d’Arc, where Joan of Arc was threatened with torture in 1431. Finish the day in Paris as you check into your hotel. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Day 7 September 16 – Paris

This morning, You will head to the Île de la Cité, 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, and the 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. Return to the hotel, or remain here for dinner and watch the sunset in Paris. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Day 8 September 17 – Paris on Your Own or Optional Versailles Tour

Today is yours to explore and shop in the City of Light. For those who want a more structured day, enjoy a train ride to Versailles and a tour of the palace of King Louis XIVth. The palace and grounds are now a national treasure (Optional tour not included in the cost of the tour).

Day 9 September 18 – Depart for the USA

Return home heartened and enlightened by the people, places, and history of France.

Departure Dates

  1. Wednesday, September 10, 2025
    From $4598
Tour: XF25 Code: S