Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
HONFLEUR, BEUVRON EN AUGE & CALVADOS TASTING PRIVATE
Discover the Cultural and Historical Highlights of Normandy
Visit the Charming small town of Honfleur
Discover a typical Normandy village in the Pays d'Auge
Taste Calvados the local brandy and other specialties
Tour Conducted by Certified Guide
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€690 per group of 2 to 8 persons
Daily 9.00 AM
From March to end of November
Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Pick up from train station or hotel in Bayeux or Caen
- English speaking qualified guide/driver
- Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Free Wifi access on board
- Bottled water
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide
Enjoy a private day trip from Bayeux to charming towns and villages ending with a tasting of local apple brandy
Depart on a Normandy small group day tour to discover some of the most charming sites of the area. At first, you will be picked up by your English speaking driver/guide at your accommodation in Bayeux or surrounding area. Here, your guide will introduce you to the program of the day and retrace the itinerary. Then, board your comfortable A/C minivan and head for the town of Honfleur.
Visit the Charming small Town of Honfleur
Located on the Seine Estuary close to Le Havre and the incredible ‘Pont de Normandie’ bridge, the small port town of Honfleur is one of the most beautiful of the area with its historical center and vieux bassin port and marina. The historical town center still retains stunning half timbered houses, old cobbled stone streets that are located around Sainte Catherine church. The church itself is quite surprising as it has a double roof nearly all made out of wood. Dating back to the 15th century, the church was built by ship builders explaining why the vaulting of the two naves resemble the hulls of ships. Honfleur is also home to famous museums such as the Eugene Boudin museum dedicated to the 19th century painter who originates from Honfleur. Located on Erik Satie square, the museum is home to more than 100 art works of Boudin but also includes paintings from Courbet, Monet, Lebourg, Dufy and many more.
Then discover one of the most beautiful villages of France
After the visit of Honfleur, you will have some time for personal discovery as well as lunch. Then, it will be time to head towards your next destination of the day, the small village of Beuvron en Auge. Rated as one of the most beautiful villages of France (plus beaux villages de France), this village can be considered as a picture perfect postcard of a traditional Normand Village. Stronghold of the d’Harcourt family, on the Cider and Calvados trails, its half timbered houses, old covered market and surrounding manor houses make it a treat to discover. Here you will have some time to stroll through the village on your own for personal discovery.
End the day with a commented tasting of Apple Brandy
Finally, reach a local Calvados distillery located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge. This family owned estate produces some of the most famous Cider, Calvados and Pommeau of Normandy. Here, more than 25 varieties of apples are grown on the 30 hectares of orchards composed of either standard trees or cordons trees. After more than a century of production, the family has gained recognition worldwide for the subtle and delicate art of blends. After a short introduction to the different products that are distilled here, you will participate in a commented tasting of the local spirits – tasting fees are not included. After the tasting, it will be time to return to Bayeux and this will be the end of our services.
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.
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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