Paris: Étretat — Normandy Small-group Day Trip by Minivan: Rouen, Étretat, Honfleur, Cheese & Calvados Tasting

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Paris: Étretat — Normandy Small-group Day Trip by Minivan: Rouen, Étretat, Honfleur, Cheese & Calvados Tasting

Durations: 12 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+


Languages: English

Visit the most beautiful sites of Normandy: Rouen, Etretat, Honfleur as you start your adventure from Paris, complete with cheese & calvados tasting.

From £ 162.12 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    • Discover on this Small-group Full-day Live Guided Trip from Paris the most beautiful sites of Normandy: Rouen, Etretat, Honfleur on air-conditioned comfortable minivan USB/WiFi up to 6 passengers — please check up the dates and availability on our web
    • During this 12 hours XL Day trip (longer as standard trips) to Etretat, Rouen, Honfleur You ll have enough time to enjoy it 
    • Live Guide is with You all the time
    • We want to stress that we offer professional driver and professional guide as well. Each of them makes with quality his job concentrated on his duties. 
    • Guided walking tour in Rouen
    • Guided walking tour at the lovely Normandy city Honfleur with its famous harbor
    • Visit of Etretat with its famous Falaises
    • Calvados tasting 
    • Normandy Cheese tasting 
    • Learn from an informative licensed guide about each site, and fit in souvenir shopping along the way
    • Pay Attention: minivan drives faster than normal bus, so you have got more time for visiting and rest. Minivan is also more comfortable for such trips compared with normal cars
    • This Experience is also available as Private Experience each day - please check up the availability on our web

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : 08:00 Meeting at Opera Garnier Steps in Paris or Pick up from Your Hotel. Departure to Rouen

    08:00 Departure from steps of Opera Garnier in Paris, destination Rouen. 

    Pick up service from You hotel for those who have selected this option. ! Pay Attention that the pick up starts before 08:00 depending on the location of your hotel

    The Guide will welcome our small group and the Trip begins. The Guide will give You general Information about the French history connected to Normandy: Rouen, Honfleur and Deauville.

    There are approx. 122 km to drive on a highway from Paris to Rouen. It takes in general around 2 hours. 

    10:00 - 12:00 Arrival in Rouen and Sightseeing walking tour

    10:00 - 12:00 Visit of Rouen - th e capital of the Duke of Normandy. Sightseeing walking tour of Rouen, the city of a hundred bell-towers, famous for its Gothic cathedrals. Here You will have the opportunity to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral of the XIII - XVI centuries, known throughout the world in the paintings of Monet, the area of the Vieux Marché, the place of execution of Joan d'Arc and the Church of Joan d'Arc, the Palace of justice of the XVI century, to see the old medieval clock on the pedestrian street of Gros-Horloge.

    The walking tour lasts from 1 to 1,5 hours. Free time. 

    12:00 Departure from Rouen towards Etretat is about 80 km. 

    13:00 - 14:30 Arrival in Etretat. Walking tour. Free time. 15:15 Departure to Honfleur

    13:00 - 14:30 Arrival in Étretat. Short Walking tour towards the beach & Cliffs.

    Étretat is famous for its chalk cliffs, including three natural arches and the Needle, which rises 70 meters (230 ft) above the sea. Etretat was a popular spot in the past for impressionist artists including Claude Monet - the founder of French Impressionist painting. Today it is a classical seaside resort nestled between two sets of chalk cliffs. You can walk on the beach or climb for excellent views. Along the seafront there are many restaurants/cafés all of which do variations on a theme of Moules/Frites. 

    Free time. 14:30 Departure to Calvados tasting. It takes about 30 minutes to drive.

    15:00 - 16:30 Calvados, Cider & cheese tasting

    15:00 to 16:30 Arrival at a local producer of Calvados & Cider. Calvados, Cider & cheese tasting.

    16:30 Departure to Honfleur. It is just half an hour drive.

    17:00 to 18:30 Arrival in Honfleur , Guided walking tour, Free time

    17:00 Arrival in Honfleur. Walking tour of Honfleur with it s famous port. Honfleur - the main defensive port of Normandy of the XV century, transformed into a charming resort town with a picturesque Bay, much-loved by the artists of the XIX century. Honfleur was first mentioned in 1027, when it belonged to the Norman Duke Richard III. The owners of the city changed several times during The Hundred Years ' War. In the XV century, there were French pirates - corsairs who ravaged the English coast. A little later, in the XVII—XVIII centuries, the city became significantly rich in trade with the American colonies. After the port was closed, the city's economy declined and Honfleur became a suburb of Le Havre. Today it is one of the most known tourist cities in Normandy.

    The walking city tour takes about 1 hour.

    18:00 to 18:30 Free time. Cheese and Calvados tasting.

    18:30 Departure from Honfleur to Paris. It takes about 2 to 2,5 hour to drive 190 km (highway) distance to Paris.

    18:00 Departure from Honfleur to Paris. Arrival in Paris 20:30/21:00

    18:00 Departure from Honfleur to Paris. There are approx. 190 km to drive on a highway. It takes 2,5 hours. One stop will be made at the rest area according to Your wish. 

    20:30 Coming back to Paris full of impressions of a full Day Trip to Rouen, Etretat, Honfleur. Drop Off at Pick up places in Paris.

    20:30 Arrival in Paris

    20:30 Arrival in Paris. 

  4. What's Included

    • We organize it each week - check up the availability on our web
    • We start normally at 08:00 from Opera Garnier Steps. You can also choose the option to be picked up from Your hotel in Paris 
    • It takes 12,5 hours. We don't take any surcharge if the mini-group is happy and would like to stay up to one hour longer
    • In minivan there is space for up to 6 passengers + Guide and Driver
    • Professional guide
    • Guided visits of Rouen, Honfleur and Etretat
    • Calvados & Cider Tasting
    • Normandy Cheese tasting
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
    • You are welcome to take pictures and videos all along the experience 

  5. What's Excluded

    • Gratuities
    • Souvenirs

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking after Your online payment (Credit cards, bank transfers, PayPal)
    • Distance from Paris to Rouen is 122 km (highway), from Rouen to Etretat 90 km (highway) from Etretat to Honfleur 45 km (highway), from Honfleur to Paris 190 km (highway)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately 
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended 
    • Wine cellars are usually quite cold and damp (45 °F / 10 °C): do not forget to bring warm clothes with you 
    • Not wheelchair accessible, some stairs to access the underground Wine cellars. 
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult 
    • Stroller accessible 
    • Infant seats available 
    • Most travelers can participate  
    • Near public transportation

  7. Requirements

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothes to access the underground Wine cellars  
    • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather 

  8. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 72 hours or less before event