Discover the Cultural and Historical Highlights of Normandy

In Bayeux, Visit the Famous Tapestry Museum & Cathedral

In Caen, Follow the Footsteps of William the Conqueror

Visit the Castle of Caen as well as the Saint Stephen Abbey

Tour Conducted by Certified Guide

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Trip Details


€690.00 per group of 2 to 8 persons


Daily 9.00 AM

From March 1 to November 30, 2020


8 Hours

Trip Style:

Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up from your hotel in Bayeux or in a 30 km range around the city


  1. English speaking qualified guide/driver
  2. Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  3. Free Wifi access on board
  4. Bottled water


  1. Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
  2. Personal insurance & expenses
  3. Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide

Are you looking to discover Normandy and see all the region has to offer? Then join us for a full day dedicated to the cultural and historical highlights of the region

This Normandy private tour starts in Bayeux. It is a medieval town that has kept a lot of its beautiful ancient architecture. The town center offers lots of good restaurants and small shops where you will be able to enjoy a good lunch and buy souvenirs for friends and family.

Yet, Bayeux is mostly renowned for its tapestry museum. Dating back from the 12th century, the tapestry is an impressive 70 meters long and retraces the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy at the time, who would soon become William the Conqueror and King of England. On this piece of art made of wool and cloth, more than 600 soldiers and 200 horses are depicted. The tapestry is an absolutely unique part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the museum, you will be accompanied by one of our expert, English-speaking private guides.

After the tapestry museum, your Normandy private day tour will head over to the cathedral, located just a short stroll away

The cathedral is built in Norman style, that was dedicated in the presence of William the Conqueror in the year 1077. Years later, it was extended in Gothic style, leaving us with a true architectural gem today.

Once you have explored Bayeux, this private tour of Normandy will take you to Caen to continue following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, who has later been buried there. Saint Stephen’s Abbey, also called the Men’s Abbey, was founded by William in 1063. Up until today, it has remained one of the main Roman buildings in the region. With you private certified guide, learn about the history of why William ordered the church to be built, and explore the abbey and the grave of one of England’s most famous kings.

Next, visit the castle of Caen

At the time of William the Conqueror, the castle was the most important in the duchy of Normandy. During your visit, enjoy the well preserved remains of the castle and its ramparts. The inside of the castle is now home to the Normandy museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

All visits in this private Normandy tour are conducted by an English-speaking guide. You will be transported between locations with a private, full equipped Mercedes minivan. Small groups of 2 to 8 passengers will be able to discover how William the Conqueror has influenced the two beautiful cities of Bayeux and Caen!


Good to Know

  • English speaking tour.
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Prices are per group of 2 to 8 persons maximum.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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