Below is a detailed itinerary. You may also download it as a printable pdf below.
The meals included on the tour are specified for each date: Breakfast (B) and Dinner (D).
***This is a small group tour with a maximum size of 12 people.***
DAY 1 - Tuesday, May 10
Flight from the U.S. to Paris.
DAY 2 - Wednesday, May 11 - Paris to Honfleur (D)
After arriving in Paris, our native French guide will take us to one of France's most charming towns, Honfleur. Honfleur is especially known for its old and picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind.
Lodging: Mercure Honfleur Hotel or comparable - all.accor.com/hotel/0986/index.en.shtml?dateIn=&nights=&compositions=1&stayplus=false#origin=mercure
DAY 3 - Thursday, May 12 - American Normandy Tour (B)
Our guide will lead us on this memorable and moving day as we recall the sacrifices of those who fought and died on the beaches of Normandy in World War II. Our American Sectors D-Day tour includes Sainte Mère Eglise, Utah beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha beach and the U.S. cemetery.
Lodging: Mercure Honfleur Hotel
DAY 4 - Friday, May 13 - Mont-Saint-Michel (B)
Today we head to Mont-Saint-Michel where we will explore this magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery. Mont-Saint-Michel is among France's most stunning cites and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lodging: Mercure Honfleur Hotel
DAY 5 - Saturday, May 14 (B) - Rouen, Giverny, Paris
We travel to Rouen, capital of the northern French region of Normandy and a port city on the river Seine. It is important in the Roman era and Middle Ages, it has Gothic churches, such as Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen, and a cobblestone pedestrian center with medieval half-timbered houses. The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, which was often painted by Claude Monet. We then go to Monet’s beautiful and popular gardens in Giverny before going to Paris for the night.
Lodging: Mercure Paris Gare de l'Est Magenta or comparable - all.accor.com/hotel/6223/index.en.shtml
DAY 6 - Sunday, May 15 (B) - Paris
Our local Parisian guide takes on a walking tour to see many of the main monuments in Paris including outside tours of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame. After the tour, you will have time to explore Paris on your own. Our guide will give us suggestions for a local brasserie that serves authentic French cuisine in a relaxed setting.
Lodging: Mercure Paris Gare de l'Est Magenta
DAY 7 - Monday, May 16 (B) - Paris to Munich
We take the train from Paris to Munich, Germany.
Lodging: Mercure Hotel Muenchen City Centre - all.accor.com/hotel/0878/index.en.shtml?dateIn=2022-05-16&nights=2&compositions=2&stayplus=false#origin=mercure
DAY 8 - Tuesday, May 17 (B) - Munich
In the morning, we will take a private walking tour of Munich. We will visit the medieval roots of the town, see the grand boulevards of the 19th century kings that transformed Munich into a royal city, and touch on some aspects of the 3rd Reich period. We will see the important historical sites and buildings in the city center, as well as museums, churches, town squares and some modern elements of Munich. The tour ends at lunchtime, and you are on your own for the rest of the day. Suggested sites to visit include Dachau concentration camp, BMW museum, English garden, Nymphenburg Palace, and one of the famous beer halls for lunch or dinner.
DAY 9 - Wednesday, May 18 (B, D) - Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau
We go to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwid II. This castle is one of the most popular attractions in Europe and was the inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella castle. We then go to the Oberammergau area.
Lodging: Oberammergau area
DAY 10 - Thursday, May 19 (B, D) - Passion Play in Oberammergau
The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. In the midst of the Thirty Years’ War, after months of suffering and dying from the plague, the people of Oberammergau pledged to act out the play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ once every 10 years. At Whitsun in 1634, they fulfilled their promise for the first time. By the middle of the 18th century, spectators from all over Germany came to Oberammergau attracted by the great power and atmosphere of the play. 2022 will see the 42nd instalment of the play that the citizens of Oberammergau have maintained through the centuries with unique continuity. In a five-hour-performance, more than 2000 participants bring the story of Jesus of Nazareth to the impressive open-air stage of the Passion Play Theatre. Almost half of Oberammergau’s population will devotedly act out the story of the man whose tidings for more than 2000 years have brought hope and power of life to an incredible number of people.
Lodging: Oberammergau area
DAY 11 - Friday, May 20 (B) - Oberammergau to Munich airport
We fly home after a memorable time together in France and Germany!
$3,200 - $3,650 per person for a double occupancy room based on Passion Play lodging and ticket levels. Ask for the price of a single occupancy room.
Deposit - $800 - $1,200 depending on the level of accommodation and tickets you choose for the Passion Play
Payment in full is due February 10, 2022.
Please include your completed registration form with the deposit; Terms & Conditions and the registration form can be found at https://internationaltourco.com/important-documents
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