The best Normandy tours and excursions

Written by on April 5, 2019 in Normandy, Tours in France

Mont St Michel, a medieval island town in Normandy topped by a majestic abbey

Ophorus offer tours and excursions in France with a difference.

They’re not your average tour company. What makes them totally standout is their ability to offer visitors to France a wide range of tours that are authentic, unique and allow you to experience real France with local guides.

They operate in all regions, one of the most popular of which is Normandy, northern France. Famous for its history, gastronomy and huge amount of attractions from picturesque countryside to the Alabaster coast, Mont St Michel, the Bayeux tapestry, soaring cathedrals and the historic D-Day beaches and much much more. And the greatest way to see the best of Normandy is with a small group or personalised tour with Ophorus who can show you Normandy from its major tourist attractions to the off the beaten track gems only a real local would know…

Best tours of Normandy

There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to your discovery of Normandy. Luckily Ophorus take the hard work away and have designed a dozen tours that will show you the finest, most historic, delicious and beautiful sites there are in the region. Head to this unspoilt corner of France and discover it at its best.

Normandy D-Day tours

D-Day landing beach in Normandy with a memorial to those who sacrificed their lives

Not surprisingly, Normandy D-Day tours feature highly on the list of to-dos. Whether you seek a tour geared towards Canadian, US or British D-Day sites tour or D-Day beaches and general sites – Ophorus have put together several options to suit. Half day and full day tours for two or more, English speaking guides and transport with Wi-Fi access mean that you make the most of your time get to see the key sites and learn about them from an expert.

And in 2019, with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, there’s no better way to visit these historic sites.

Mont St Michel, Rouen and Giverny Tours

Colourful half-timbered houses in the city of Rouen, Normandy, an arched walkway with an ancient clock

Mont St Michel is one of the wonders of the world and has been for centuries. A town on a rocky island topped by a majestic abbey. A place of wiggly, winding streets lined with shops, restaurants and looking like a medieval fairy tale come to life. Tour for a whole day with a knowledgeable guide to discover its secrets – it’s a visit you’ll never forget.

Visit the gorgeous gardens of artist Claude Monet on a private tour. Seriously, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the heart of one his paintings. You’ll also get to visit Rouen and enjoy its medieval houses and winding cobbled streets plus the famous Rouen Cathedral which Monet adored, painting it many times from the first floor window of what is now the tourist office opposite this soaring church, the second tallest in the world.

Bayeux, Caen and Honfleur Tours

Sunny day at the harbour of Honfleur, Normandy small boats bob up and down, tall buildings line the harbour

Honfleur is one of the prettiest harbour towns in France. It’s old port is lined with authentic houses dating back to the 16th century . Its beauty has been captured by many artists over the centuries including Monet.

Bayeux, home to the most famous tapestry in the world is brimming with architectural splendour. The cathedral and half-timbered houses on cobblestone streets are truly special.

In Caen follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror. You’ll visit the Castle and abbey he built just before he left in 1066 to conquer England.

Gourmet food tours Normandy

Camamber cheese in a basket lined with red and white check clothDiscover two of the best loved culinary specialities of Normandy. You’ll visit one of the last traditional Camembert-making farms and taste local ciders and Calvados. Visit an orchard and try more of Normandy’s fabulous fromages including Livarot and Pont l’Evêque. Some of the best culinary hotspots in the region are on your itinerary. These are customisable tours with an English speaking local guide who will share the secrets of where the locals go for the best dishes.

4-day Normandy tours from Paris

Ophorus also offer superb 4-day tours of Normandy which includes private transfer to and from Paris and transfer to your base in beautiful Bayeux. You’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide to take in the battlefields of Normandy and Mont St Michel on a tour that’s designed to suit you.

Join fun and informative guided walking city tours and very carefully crafted multi regional packages. Ophorus tours and excursions authentic, colourful and friendly and every one of their guides is knowledgeable, local and qualified.

Find out more details of Ophorus Normandy tours here: ophorus.com/normandy

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