9 Day Loire Valley & Normandy Fly & Drive with Paris

$589
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$989*
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Vehicle Options

  • Mini Manual - Renault Twingo or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Economy Automatic - Peugeot 208 or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 1 Large & 1 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

  • Compact Automatic - Renault Megane or similar

    • 1-3 passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

  • Standard Manual - Peugot 508 or similar

    • 1-4 passengers
    • 2 Large & 1 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Standard Automatic - Citroen C5 or similar

    • 1-6 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 1 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission


Featured Hotels

9 Day Loire Valley & Normandy Fly & Drive with Paris
Hotel Kyriad Tours Centre Tours
Brit Hotel Caen Memorial Caen
Kyriad Bercy Village Paris

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
May 28  $1689* $639
Jun 04  (Sold Out) $1489* $659
Jun 11  (Sold Out) $1249* $659
Jun 18  (Sold Out) $1759* $689
Jun 25  (Sold Out) $1519* $659
Jul 02  (Sold Out) $1519* $659
Jul 09  (Sold Out) $1349* $579
$1279* $599
$1279* $599
$1329* $599
$1279* $599
$1219* $599
$1199* $639
$1199* $639
Sep 03  (Sold Out) $1209* $609
$1099* $639
Sep 17  (Sold Out) $1189* $639
Sep 24  (Sold Out) Call For Air $639
$1069* $639
$1099* $639
$1099* $609
$989* $589

*Not Included:
Car rental fees, optional car rental insurance and parking.


Additional Information:
Drivers must be at least 25 years old to rent a vehicle.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Drive times between the cities can vary, but average 1-4 hours in length and are dependent upon local conditions. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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Itinerary

Please note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for France
Depart for France

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Paris, Travel to Loire Valley
Arrive in Paris and pick up your vehicle at the airport. Drive to your hotel in the Loire Valley region and Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 100 miles*
Overnight: Loire Valley

DAY 3, Tuesday - Orleans, Chambord, Blois
Spend the full day at leisure in the Loire Valley or explore Orleans, the historic city where Joan of Arc saved France from the English in 1429. Visit the Maison de Jeanne d'Arc and the Cathedrale Sainte-Croix, rebuilt between the 17th and 19th centuries. Depart Orleans and travel to the Chateau de Chambord, the largest residence in the Loire Valley. Chambord was built for Francois I in the 16th Century by 1,800 men and master masons. Next, drive to the charming town of Blois and visit the Chateau Royal de Blois, located on the north bank of the river. The Chateau was the royal residence of Henry IV and now contains four unique wings to explore. Return to your hotel in the evening
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 80 miles*
Overnight: Loire Valley
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Tours, Chenonceau
Spend the full day at leisure in the Loire Valley or explore the enchanting city of Tours, built on the site of a Roman town. Take a stroll down the atmospheric Place Plumereau and stop in one of the many galleries, boutiques, and cafes. Depart Tours and travel to the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Stretching across the river Cher, the chateau boasts a 197 foot gallery, built over a series of arches. Take some time to explore the extravagantly furnished rooms and formal gardens, added by Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II. Return to your hotel in the early evening
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 90 miles*
Overnight: Loire Valley
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Chartres, En Route to Normandy
Depart Loire Valley and drive to Normandy. On the way, visit Chartres, home to the greatest gothic cathedral in Europe. Originally built in 1020, the cathedral contains the sacred Veil of the Virgin relic and a world-renowned collection of stained glass windows. Continue on to your hotel in Normandy. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure or explore Rouen, the capital of Normandy. Visit the gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame and view its west façade, the famous subject of a series of paintings by Monet. Take a stroll past the Great Clock on the rue aux Juifs and stop in one of the many shops and cafes. Continue on to the Place du Vieux-Marche, the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431. Return to your hotel in the evening
Drive Time: 3.5 hours*
Distance: 175 miles*
Overnight: Normandy
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Cotentin Peninsula
Spend the full day at leisure in Normandy or explore the sandy beaches of the Cotentin Peninsula. Visit the historic Utah beach along the east coast, where the allied invasion took place on June 6, 1944. Continue east to visit Omaha beach and the site of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 American soldiers. Return to your hotel in the early evening
Drive Time: 1 hour*
Distance: 60 miles*
Overnight: Normandy
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Giverny En Route to Paris
Depart Normandy and drive to Paris. On the way, stop in Giverny and visit the former house of Claude Monet. Explore the famous gardens which inspired many of Monet's paintings. Drop the car rental off at a central Paris location** and independently make your way to your hotel. Tonight, experience a traditional French cabaret show with dinner on the optional excursion to the Paradis Latin Cabaret
Drive Time: 2.5 hours*
Distance: 140 miles*
Optional: Paradis Latin Dinner & Show -Festival 8:00 PM
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Full Day in Paris
Spend the full day at leisure in Paris, or choose the optional city tour, on which you’ll see famous landmarks such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and many more. Tonight, join the optional Dinner at Eiffel Tower & Cruise. Enjoy dinner at the Le 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. After dinner, and depending upon your seasonal itinerary, you'll see the city's historic monuments illuminated on a panoramic drive or, by boat along the Seine on the Bateaux Parisiens cruise
Optional: Paris Tour ParisCityVision (AM)
Optional: Dinner at Eiffel Tower & Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Depart France
Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that this is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

**Exact location will be provided prior to departure. Please note that a one time fee of 50 Euros will be collected locally upon dropping off the vehicle.

Virgin Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Featured Hotels

Hotel Kyriad Tours Centre Image
Brit Hotel Caen Memorial Image
Kyriad Bercy Village Image

Optional Tours

Experience the fabulous nighttime performances for which Paris is famous--a cabaret show at the elegant Paradis Latin, the most Parisian of the great cabarets. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, the Paradis Latin is a national landmark, home to the new hit show "Paradis à la Folie." The show is a tribute to love through the ages, and is a truly sensual event. Enjoy interactive French Cabaret at its best, featuring original scores, provocative costumes, and dance numbers unlike any you've seen.

*The program contains material that may be unsuitable for children. Smart casual attire is recommended.

Dinner at 8:00 pm. Show begins at 9:30 pm. Transportation is not included. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 14 May 2017 - 25 May 2017 $136.00
27 May 2017 - 19 Oct 2017 $136.00
21 Oct 2017 - 08 Nov 2017 $136.00
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Discover the beauty of Paris from the comfort of a double-decker coach. See the principal landmarks of this fashionable city, beginning with the Place des Pyramides and continuing to the Opéra, Place Vendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church and the Hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the heart of the Latin Quarter.

Departs from 2 Place des Pyramides, Paris 75001. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.

Day #8 02 May 2017 - 13 Jul 2017 $23.00
15 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017 $23.00
24 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $23.00
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Who can visit Paris, in all its romanticism, and fail to dine at one of the city's most famous national monuments--the Eiffel Tower? This evening, enjoy dinner at the Le 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. While dining, enjoy scenic views of the city by night from one of Paris' best located eateries. After dinner, and depending upon your seasonal itinerary, you'll see the city's historic monuments in full illumination on a panoramic drive or by boat along the Seine on the Bateaux Parisiens cruise.

*Please note that casual elegant dress is required. Jacket and tie appreciated. Shorts and sneakers will not be permitted.

Departs at 6:15 pm from 214 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 23 May 2017 - 23 May 2017 $189.00
26 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 $189.00
28 May 2017 - 09 Jun 2017 $189.00
11 Jun 2017 - 12 Jun 2017 $189.00
15 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017 $189.00
16 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017 $189.00
24 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $189.00
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