From (AUD)$4,395
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Fall in love with the fascinating regions of northern France, from the picturesque Loire Valley, well known for its magnificent chateaux and delectable food and wine, to the medieval towns of Rennes and Rouen, and the scenic northern beaches with their intrepid war history. Experience northern France at its finest on this small group tour that will leave you wanting more.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $80pp pre-paid
Transport — Coach & Jeep

Explore Claude Monet’s gardens that were made famous by his paintings.

Discover the rich medieval history of Rouen during a guided city tour.

Spend time at the amazing site of Mont St Michel and enjoy a guided tour of the Abbey. Photo by Andre Ouellet, Unsplash.

Visit the former residence of Leonardo da Vinci, The Clos Lucé, and see replicas of his famous inventions.

Special Experiences

Enjoy a tour and tasting at the 17th century manor turned winery, Chateau Gaudrelle.
Be transported back in time to 1944 and explore the important sights linked to World War II’s D-Day during a tour in World War II open top jeeps.

Itinerary Best of Northern France

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Best of Northern France

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Walk through the streets of Chartres and visit the Cathedral
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Cheverny
  • Visit Chateau Chenonceaux and explore the beautiful gardens
  • Travel to Amboise and visit the former residence of Leonardo da Vinci, Le Clos Luce housing replicas of his famous inventions
  • Enjoy wine and food tastings at Chateau Gaudrelle
  • Explore the grounds and gardens of Chateau Villandry
  • See the tapestry of the apocalypse at Chateau d'Angers
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Rennes, famous for its medieval half-timbered houses
  • Explore the many forts and ramparts of Saint Malo
  • Sample some Oysters in the Cape Frehel region
  • Explore the amazing site of Mont St Michel, including a guided tour of the abbey
  • View the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Visit the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc
  • Experience a historical tour of the WW2 D-day beaches by jeep
  • Enjoy Calvados tasting at Les Vergers de Ducy
  • Sample the cheeses at Fromagerie E. Graindorge in Livarot
  • Enjoy free time to explore the beautiful harbour village of Honfleur
  • Tour Rouen known for English Medieval history - William the Conquerer, Richard Lionhart, Jeanne d'Arc
  • Visit Monet's House and Gardens

Touring

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  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding 4WD jeep)
  • Tipping made easy, $80pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 9 nights in 3-4 star hotels

Properties include:

  • Best Western hotel Ronceray Opera, Paris
  • Best Western Hotel De France, Chinon
  • Mercure Rennes Place Bretagne, Rennes
  • Hotel Ajoncs d’Or Saint Malo, Saint Malo
  • Hotel Churchill, Bayeux
  • Mercure Centre Cathedrale, Rouen

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

For single travellers - A note on our single supplement:
The single supplement you pay on our tours will provide you with sole use of a double room. We book the use of a double room on our European small group tours as typically the single rooms in this region are a lot smaller and in less favourable positions within the hotel themselves.

Meals

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  • 9 breakfasts and group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Meal highlights:
    • Loire Valley, Chateau Gaudrelle with wine & food tasting
    • Frehel, oyster farm visit and tastings
    • Livarot, visit Fromagerie E. Graindorge and enjoy some tastings

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based national guide
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • Clients travelling on the July departure will get to experience the Ramparts Festival in Dinan.
  • Arrival back in Paris on the final day will be late in the afternoon so a night’s post tour accommodation is recommended.

Information Best of Northern France

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging. 

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding. 

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation 

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for a minimum of 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!


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Dates & Prices Best of Northern France

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
07 May 23
16 May 23
$4,395
Available
11 Jun 23
20 Jun 23
$4,395
Available
19 Jul 23
28 Jul 23
$4,495
Available
03 Sep 23
12 Sep 23
$4,595
Available
01 Oct 23
10 Oct 23
$4,595
Available

Additional Information

Booking Deposit
$500 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $80pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $975
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Arrival Time and International Flights
We don’t want you to miss out on any aspect of your small group tour. To ensure that you don’t, we recommend you arrive at your starting destination by 15:00h in order to take part in your welcome dinner. Return international airfares have not been included on this tour. Please speak to our friendly travel specialists if you would like assistance booking your international flights.

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