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Paris & Normandy

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Normandy Highlights
  • D-Day Beaches & Airborne Landing Sites
  • The American Cemetary
  • Bayeux Tapestry
  • Battle of Normandy Museum
  • Overnights in Bayeux
Paris Highlights
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • The Champs-Élysées
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Versailles Palace & Gardens
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral & Crypt
  • Sacre-Cœur Basilica & Montmartre
  • The Louvre, Orsay & Rodin Museums
  • Napoleon's Tomb
  • Catacombs

Introduction

Since 2009 we’ve been offering all-inclusive international travel programs for students interested developing core travel skills while exploring some of the world's most interesting places as part of a small group.
Our programs focus on the students, constantly challenging language, navigation, collaboration, and budgeting skills with real world activities like acquiring maps, finding hotels, navigating public transportation, evaluating restaurants, and eating well while staying within a meal allowance.

Itinerary

Normandy has played a part in two significant invasions: William the Conqueror departed for England from Bayeux in 1066, and the Allied Forces arrived in 1944. The Norman Conquest is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and we’ll tour the battlefields with a private historian. Then we're off to Paris!
The most beautiful and romantic of all cities, the "City of Light" is also the world’s most popular tourist destination. From the comfort and convenience of our centrally located hotel all the sights of the city are a short walk or metro ride away - the iconic Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the Louvre, the Bateaux-Mouches, and Napoleon’s Tomb.
Day City Overview
1 Airborne Meet your Program Director at the airport for an overnight flight to France!
2 BayeuxTrain to Bayeux and navigate to hotel. Check in, unpack, meet in lobby for an orientation walk around town. Visit the Battle of Normandy Museum.
3 Bayeux "Morning tour of Omaha Sector, brought to life by Spielberg/Hanks in “Saving Private Ryan”. Afternoon following the actions of “Easy Company” highlighted by Spielberg/Hanks in “Band of Brothers”." Back in Bayeux, see the story of the Norman Conquest of England depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and visit Bayeux Cathedral.
4 Paris Train to Paris and navigate to the hotel. Explore Cathédrale de Notre Dame, descending into the Crypt and climbing the South Tower. Head to Montmartre for a view of Paris from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and dinner at Place du Tertre. Night ascent of the Eiffel Tower!
5 Paris Explore Musée du Louvre and enjoy lunch at one of its cafés. Enjoy the sculptures in the gardens of Musée Rodin then find Napolean’s Tomb at the Musée de l’Armée. Explore Musée d’Orsay. Shopping on Champs-Élysées, sunset from the Arc de Triomphe, then dinner on the Champs-Élysées.
6 Paris Morning in the Catacombs of Paris then RER to Versailles. Explore the Palace & Gardens, enjoying lunch on the Grand Canal and finding the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Hameau of Marie Antoinette. RER back to Paris for dinner in Latin Quarter, then night cruise on the Bateaux-Mouches.
7 Airborne Flight from Paris. Au revoir!