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Signature Series

Signature France 2017


8 Days from TBA

Private Journey

Set out on an independent journey to discover the shimmering "City of Light," with its renowned art, architecture and culinary scene. Proceed to the historic beaches of Normandy's coast, site of the D-Day landings, continuing your journey with a visit and an overnight stay next to the incredible Palace of Versailles.

A&K Advantages

Explore France's iconic capital city and see historic sites along the Normandy coast during a single, fascinating itinerary

Take time to savor Paris' culinary delights during a food walk with a French restaurant critic and food expert

See the picturesque gardens of Giverny, inspiration for Monet's famous water lilies

Experience the history of the D-Day landings as you visit important sites along Normandy's coast

Spend an afternoon exploring the renowned works of art in the Louvre Museum with your expert local guide

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Paris, France
Days 2-3
Paris | The “City of Light”
Day 4
Normandy | Stopping in Giverny
Day 5
Normandy | D-Day Landings
Day 6
Normandy | Picturesque Villages
Day 7
Versailles | Opulent Palace
Day 8
Depart Paris

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.

Day 1
Arrive Paris, France

Upon arrival in Paris, your Abercrombie & Kent Guardian Angel meets and transfers you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or begin exploring Paris.

Le Meurice
Days 2-3
Paris | The “City of Light”

Set out to see fabled Parisian sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées and the Ile de la Cité, where you will visit the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral and the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle. This afternoon, visit the Louvre, with its stunning art collection spanning from antiquity to the mid-19th century, which includes the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. The next day, set out on a culinary walking tour of Paris, alongside a local restaurant critic. You may opt to visit a beloved boulangerie, where you learn about the French art of bread-baking from the master himself. Or, perhaps, meet a dedicated chocolatier, who joins you as you sample sweet treats.

Le Meurice
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Normandy | Stopping in Giverny

Meet your driver and privately transfer to Normandy. En route, visit Giverny, taking time to explore the house and gardens that inspired Monet. Then, in Rouen — a city rich in medieval buildings — visit the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral and see the giant Renaissance clock, Le Gros-Horloge. Check in to your hotel.

Hotel Barriere Le Normandy
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
Normandy | D-Day Landings

Embark on a full-day tour of Normandy. Begin your day at Pointe du Hoc, where U.S. Rangers scaled the coastline. At Omaha Beach, examine sites from both the German and U.S. perspective. Hear about Operation Aquatint, a failed 1942 British Commando raid on the area, before paying a poignant visit to the U.S. Military Cemetery and Interpretation Center at Colleville-sur-Mer, the final resting place of over 9,300 U.S. soldiers.

Hotel Barriere Le Normandy
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Normandy | Picturesque Villages

Visit the village of Beuvron-en-Auge, among France’s prettiest, and the spectacular medieval town of Lisieux, its historic buildings and monuments remarkably undamaged during the bombing of World War II. See Sainte Thérèse Basilica. After lunch at leisure, continue your journey through the countryside to picturesque, portside Honfleur, stopping en route at a cider distillery in the Pays d’Auge for a Calvados tasting. Today, Honfleur is awash with galleries and renowned for its fish restaurants.

Hotel Barriere Le Normandy
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Versailles | Opulent Palace

Drive to Versailles, and meet your guide for a visit to the Palace of Versailles. Explore the State Apartments and see the amazing Hall of Mirrors. Look out onto the Water Parterre and see its beautiful, decorative gardens, which the king considered as important as the palace itself.

Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Depart Paris

Transfer by private vehicle to the airport in Paris, where you board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Solo traveller prices are available upon request.

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.


Destination Information

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