Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
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
Daily 9.00 AM
Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.
Pickup in Bayeux
English speaking qualified guide/driver
Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
Free Wifi access on board
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 a certified, English-speaking guide. You will be transported between locations with a private vehicle adapted to the size of your group. Any group size is welcome 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 person.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
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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