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London, Paris & Normandy. A Firsthand Family History Lesson.

There are far better ways to learn European history than slogging through textbooks and listening to teachers drone on. Take, for instance, a visit to London’s magnificent Globe Theater. A float down the Seine in picturesque Paris. An chance to get to “know” the Sun King at over-the-top Versailles. And time in Normandy to relive the D-Day invasion along the Overlord Route.

     See what we mean?


England, France, United Kingdom

Type:Custom Journeys/Family Journeys

Mode:Land

Sample Journey

This journey was created for an extended family of 20-odd members—grandparents, parents, and grandchildren with a wide age range. The family has had R. Crusoe create several of these family reunions. Please remember, as you read on, that R. Crusoe & Son will create a journey of any length to fit the needs and wishes of your own family, to address the particular interests of your children (and the adults among you), to add age-appropriate activities, and to create a tour just for you and yours.

Day 1: United States
• Overnight flight to England.
Overnight in flight
 
Day 2-5: London, England
• Land in London, leisure time.
• Westminster Abbey, boatride on the Thames, Tower of London, King's Cross Station for Harry Potter fans, British Museum to view Chessmen featured in Harry Potter.
• St. James Park, changing of the Queen's guards, Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park corner, Marble Arch, Grosvenor Square.
• Houses of Parliament, Covent Garden, London Eye ride, National Portrait Gallery.
Overnights in London

Day 6: Paris, France
Eurostar train to Paris via the Chunnel.
• Leisure time.
Overnight in Paris
 
Day 7: Paris, Versailles
• City tour including Ile de la Cité, Notre-Dame Cathedral.
• Drive to Versailles, palace and gardens tour.
• Return to Paris.

Overnight in Paris
 
Day 8-9: Paris
• Musée d'Orsay, Les Invalides, Eiffel Tower including underground tour.
• Louvre highlights.
• Leisure time.

Overnights in Paris

Day 10: Rouen, Deauville
• Drive to Rouen, old town tour including Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Marketplace, St. Maclou, Fine Arts Museum.
• Drive to Deauville.
Overnight in Deauville

Day 11: D-Day Overlord Route, D-Day Beaches, Arromanches, Deauville
• Overlord Route with D-Day specialist, Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Arromanches, Invasion Museum.
• Return to Deauville.
Overnight in Deauville

Day 12: Honfleur, Etretat, Deauville
• Honfleur old harbor, Lieutenance, Eglise Ste.-Catherine.
• Walk Etretat cliffs.
• Return to Deauville.
Overnight in Deauville

Day 13: Deauville
• Day at leisure.
Overnight in Deauville

Day 14: Giverny, Paris
• Drive to Giverny, Claude Monet home, Museum of Impressionism.
Overnight at Paris airport hotel

Day 15: Paris; United States
• Fly home.

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