Custom Designed Itinerary

Expert Local Guides

Guaranteed Refund Program

Customized exclusively for homeschool students, families and their friends aged 9-99 years old, this program offers an extraordinary opportunity to engage with world culture, history and the arts in one unforgettable week in France.

Explore historic sites and iconic landmarks from medieval to contemporary times, including renowned treasures and UNESCO world heritage sites.

Why Choose This Program:

Experience world treasures & UNESCO heritage sites such as the Bayeux Tapestry & Mont Saint-Michel

Tour the Normandy beaches and pay your respects at the American Cemetery

Experience France’s treasures including the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, Monet’s Gardens, and an unforgettable evening cruise along the Seine

Trip Details:

Tour Duration

8 Day Giverny, Rouen, Bayeux, Normandy D-Day Beaches, Paris & Versailles Expedition

Tour Dates

May 21 (Saturday) – May 28 (Saturday), 2022

Group Size

Min 15 | Max 25 travelers


Land Only per person price based on occupancy:
$2,350 Student Triple Occupancy
$2,575 Double Occupancy
$3,000 Single Occupancy

Payment Schedule

10% deposit due upon registration
40% payment due November 15, 2021
70% payment due January 15, 2022
100% payment due March 15, 2022

Contracted prices are based on a group size of 15-25 paying participants per motorcoach. If the final number of paying participants totals less than the published price, the itinerary will be renegotiated or trip costs increased accordingly.

Guaranteed Refund Program

When registering for the trip, you have the opportunity to enroll in our Guaranteed Refund Program (GRP) by selecting the additional CFAR coverage at a nominal nonrefundable premium of $70 per traveler. Opting in is the best thing you can do to protect your investment.

The number one question families ask us these days is “How much refund will I receive if needing to cancel, and how can I be guaranteed the maximum refund?” In response, we created the Guaranteed Refund Programs (GRP) so that you can remain confident that your investment is protected even if plans change.

For specific details on this program please visit our Guaranteed Refund Program page

How You’ll Travel

-Roundtrip flights between your home city & Paris
-Private motorcoach transportation between cities
-Travel as the locals do: get to know Paris by Metro & foot

Detailed Itinerary

Individual flight schedules TBD (seats typically released 11 months prior)
Please contact Discovery Expeditions to add flights to your itinerary; note that the included trip insurance will only cover flights purchased through our company.
Dinner and breakfast are typically served in flight.

Bienvenue en France!
After clearing customs and retrieving luggage, meet your guide and fellow group members in international arrivals. Travel together by private coach (1hr) to our first stop in Normandy, Giverny, the home village of painter Claude Monet.

Morning visit to Monet’s Gardens where you will stroll through both the Clos Normand flower garden as well as the Japanese inspired water garden. Lunch in the charming little town of Vernon.

This afternoon, travel to Rouen (1hr). Capital of the Normandy region, Rouen is home to the impressive Notre-Dame cathedral (an epitome of grand and ornate Gothic architecture at its finest), the Gros-Horloge astronomical clock dating to c. 1389 (one of the oldest working clocks in Europe), and is perhaps most famous for being the site where Joan of Arc was martyred in 1431.

Continue traveling through Normandy (2hrs) and arrive in Bayeux where you will settle into your hotel for a 3-night stay. A delicious French dinner will be followed by ample time to rest and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

After breakfast, this morning, travel by private coach to Mont Saint-Michel (2hrs). Perched atop a tidal island, this medieval town and abbey (c. 966) are yours to discover with a private guided tour, followed by lunch and free time to explore.

Return to Bayeux and experience a UNESCO “Memory of the World” – the 11th century Bayeux Tapestry telling the epic adventure of William the Conqueror in 1066. Dinner in Bayeux.

Today is dedicated to learning about the WWII history of the Allied troops D-Day Landings. Walk in the footsteps of the American soldiers who landed in Normandy on the 6th of June 1944, complete with guided tours & visits to the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Pont du Hoc, Sainte Mère Eglise (lunch stop), Utah Beach, Angoville au Plain, and the German cemetery. Your expert local guide & historian will give you a presentation on each site and you will have free time to take photos and explore on your own.

Dinner and free evening in Bayeux. Take some time this evening to refresh, reflect, prepare for an early morning departure.

After an early breakfast, load luggage onto your private coach and travel to Paris (3hrs).

Upon arrival in Paris, your expert local Paris guide will orient you with a sightseeing tour including icons such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, the Seine River… experience breathtaking views of landmarks and other wonders of this world capital. Lunch stop included en route. This afternoon, check into your Paris hotel and take a brief moment to freshen up and settle in for a 3-night stay.

Dinner and evening in Montmartre, an artistic hilltop village with winding cobblestone streets where you will enjoy amazing city views and have free time for souvenir shopping and to visit the Basilica of Sacré Coeur.

Enjoy Paris by foot while discovering the picturesque Le Marais and Latin Quarter neighborhoods. After lunch, spend a couple of hours visiting the Louvre, one of the world’s largest art museums and home to the Mona Lisa, then continue on to the Jardin des Tuileries, and Place de la Concorde. After dinner, take an early evening stroll along the Champs Elysees and climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for fantastic city views.

Take the train to Versailles (1hr) and experience the luxurious palace, gardens, and extensive royal grounds including the famous Hall of Mirrors as well as the Queen’s Hamlet. Lunch in the palace gardens.

Return to the City of Lights this afternoon for some free time and souvenir shopping. After a farewell dinner, see Paris from a new perspective while cruising along the Seine in one of the famous Bateaux mouches, and experience unforgettable views from atop the Eiffel Tower (pending availability).

Morning sightseeing (time permitting), then load luggage and transfer to airport by private coach to check in for your international return flight home.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Roundtrip air (not currently included in Land Only pricing above, please contact us to book flights from your departure city ***must be booked through Discovery Expeditions to qualify for insurance coverage)
  • Professional General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy ($10,000,000)
  • Private motor coach transportation with driver and all transfers between cities (5 days)
  • Premium hotel accommodations (6 nights)
  • Entrance fees to all program sites and activities
  • Paris Metro passes & roundtrip train ticket to Versailles
  • Full-time professional Discovery Expeditions tour educator (7 days)
  • Expert local guides
  • Most meals (6 breakfasts, 6 dinners)
  • All taxes & fees and all gratuities (driver included)
  • Travel Protection Plan providing coverage for Cancellation, Interruption, Missed Connection, Travel Delay, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense, Evacuation, and Baggage Loss/Delay
  • Option to add Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage to your insurance plan and enroll in our Guaranteed Refund Program – cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive 75% of nonrefundable payments or deposits paid to Discovery Expeditions, less any refunds provided
  • Lunches
  • Additional baggage fees (1 checked bag per passenger is typically included with international airfare)

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