Normandy: Rouen, Honfleur, Etretat Small-group by Minivan from Paris with 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 £ 170.38 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    • A high-quality Live-guided Full-day trip for 4 to 6 persons to Three Top sights of Normandy: Rouen, Etretat, Honfleur with Calvados tasting. Mercedes Minivan, extra long, drives faster. 
    • Duration of 13 hours (longer as usual). Guided walking tours in Rouen, Honfleur, visit of Etretat. 
    • We bring You to the local Calvados producer where You can get explanations how it is being made for centuries and taste the genuine Calvados & Cider of Normandy (included). 
    • We offer one professional driver and one professional guide as well (by groups up to 4 persons we reserve the right to have one guide-driver). Minivan drives faster than a bus and is more comfortable compared with cars. You save up around two hours. This tour is also offered as Customised Private Experience. 
    • 15 other day trips from Paris in Small-groups and as Private Experiences offered by Clewel Travel

  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

    • Mercedes minivan, max. 6 Persons, WiFi/USB
    • Professional Guide and professional Driver
    • Guided visits of Rouen and Honfleur
    • Calvados & Cider tasting at a local Producer
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes

  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)
    • 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 
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult 
    • Most travelers can participate  
    • Near public transportation

  7. Requirements

    • Comfortable shoes
    • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather