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From Le Havre: Paris Guided Day Trip Shore Excursion

1. From Le Havre: Paris Guided Day Trip Shore Excursion

Make the most of your cruise ship's stop at Le Havre Port and embark on a day trip to Paris. Enjoy a convenient bus ride to the city and join a guide on a panoramic tour of the city's major landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysees, Notre Dame, and many more. You will be greeted outside the cruise ship terminal and board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus to set out on a journey through the beautiful Norman countryside. The drive to Paris takes about 3 hours. Upon arrival in Paris, your first stop is the world's most famous monument: the Eiffel Tower! Here, you'll meet your passionate local tour guide who will bring the city to life with their captivating stories and historical insights. Next, embark on a spectacular panoramic bus tour of the City of Lights. See the majestic Les Invalides, a sacred military site that houses Napoleon's grave. Glide alongside the Seine River, as your guide points out the Place de la Concorde, one of the most important sites of the French Revolution. Admire the façade of the Louvre Museum (unfortunately, the pyramid cannot be seen from the bus), and drive into the historic center of Paris. Enter the Latin Quarter, a vibrant and colorful neighbourhood known for its narrow alleyways and quaint cafes. Once the haunt of Ernest Hemingway, to this day the Latin Quarter houses bookshops, publishing houses, and the historic Sorbonne University. Soon you'll reach the Pantheon, where France commemorates its greatest heroes: buried here are Marie Curie, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and many others. See the double towers of the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, which suffered a catastrophic fire in 2019 but stands today as a monument to the will of the French people. Finish your tour by driving up the Champs-Élysées, the most famous avenue in the world for high-end fashion. At the top is the Arc de Triomphe, where you'll descend for a photo and, time-permitting, a break to grab a bite and do some quick shopping at the Champs-Élysées. As the tour comes to an end, your guide will bid you farewell, and you will be transported back to the Le Havre cruise ship port. As Paris is far from the port, there is limited time for exploration. This tour offers a fully guided tour with a licensed local guide and a brief lunch break, but please note there won't be time for extensive shopping or a sit-down meal. If you are interested in a tour with more free time, we recommend our other Paris shore excursion: "Shop & Dine", including a brief panoramic tour, and more free time for exploration around the Champs Elysees. Due to the limited time in port, it is unfortunately impossible to combine shopping, a sit-down meal, and sightseeing. Enjoy a tour adjusted to your ship's schedule, ensuring that you have plenty of time to enjoy the day without worrying about making it back to the ship on time. Be picked up directly at the port and dropped off with plenty of time to spare, so you can relax and enjoy your day.

From Le Havre Port: Round-Trip Transfer to Paris by Bus

2. From Le Havre Port: Round-Trip Transfer to Paris by Bus

Our Round Trip Transfer to Paris from Le Havre offers you a unique and comfortable experience, providing a seamless and personalized service from start to finish. Enjoy the convenience of a direct pick-up and drop-off next to your cruise ship. Upon arrival at the port, our representatives will be waiting for you and will lead you to your modern, air-conditioned bus. The drive to Paris lasts about 3 hours including a bathroom break shortly before arriving. You will be dropped off near the iconic Eiffel Tower, starting your day at one of the most renowned landmarks in the world. This central location provides easy access to numerous attractions, allowing you to create your own itinerary and explore Paris at your own pace. You will have 4-5 hours of free time to spend however you'd like. Go up the Eiffel Tower, hop on a river cruise, or check out one of Paris's many renowned museums. Paris is all yours to explore! The bus will depart from the Arc de Triomphe. This makes it easy for you to locate our designated meeting point and ensures a hassle-free departure from the city. Please make sure you coordinate with the host in Paris on the exact meeting point and time of departure, and ask for directions on how to get there if necessary. Although this round trip will usually drop off at the Eiffel Tower and pick up at the Arc de Triomphe, please be aware that this may change due to road closures and other events. In the event of any changes, your greeter will coordinate upon arrival in Paris. This Round Trip Transfer offers you a combination of convenience and exceptional service, to make your visit to Paris as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

From Le Havre: Shopping and Dining Shore Excursion to Paris

3. From Le Havre: Shopping and Dining Shore Excursion to Paris

This fascinating Paris shore excursion commences at the Le Havre cruise ship port. Our tours are tailored to the ships' docking times, ensuring a prompt start and punctual return with plenty of time to spare before your departure. After you come out of the cruise terminal, head out of the security gate. It is about a 3 minute walk, 1000 feet / 300 meters. Our greeters will be waiting just outside the gate with "Vexperio" signs. They will escort you onto your bus. Sit back and relax for the 3-hour drive to Paris. Your first stop will be the Eiffel Tower. Get off the bus, stretch your legs, and take in the view of one of the most famous monuments in the world! Here you will meet your professional tour guide, who will animate the city's history with their fascinating stories and insightful commentary, making your tour an unforgettable experience. From here you will embark on a journey to explore the most renowned landmarks of the city. See Les Invalides, a sacred military hospital which is the site of Napoleon's tomb. Marvel at the grandeur of Place de la Concorde, one of the most important sites of the French Revolution. Next, arrive at the legendary Champs-Élysées, with the iconic Arc de Triomphe. You will have plenty of free time in this exciting area that draws millions of visitors every year. As you stroll along the avenue, you'll be surrounded by a dazzling array of cafes, luxury shops, and boutiques, offering everything from high-end fashion and designer jewelry to unique and charming souvenirs. Make a stop at the famous Galleries Lafayette, a mecca for fashion lovers and trendsetters alike. With its lively cafes and gourmet restaurants, this avenue is a foodie's paradise. Indulge in the exquisite local cuisine and enjoy the finest French wines and cheeses. After a full day of Francophile delights, you will be whisked back to your ship on our comfortable coach bus, brimming with new memories to last a lifetime! Please note as the French capital is far from the port, you have limited time for exploration. This shore excursion offers a panoramic tour of significant sights, followed by free time for shopping and dining around the Champs-Élysées. If you are interested in more extensive sightseeing, we recommend our other Parisian shore excursion, "From Le Havre: Paris Guided Day Trip". Due to the limited time in port, it is impossible to combine shopping, a sit-down meal, and extensive sightseeing. Decide which option suits you best, and we'll ensure unforgettable memories. Whichever of the two versions of this tour you choose: have trust in our decade-long experience in organizing shore excursions and explore the shores with us in comfort, with peace of mind. Booking a tour during your cruise can be stressful, but not with us! Our tours are adjusted to your ship's schedule, ensuring that you have plenty of time to enjoy the day without worrying about making it back to the ship on time.

From Le Havre: D-Day Beaches Shore Excursion Day Trip by Bus

4. From Le Havre: D-Day Beaches Shore Excursion Day Trip by Bus

Immerse yourself in the indelible history of World War II with a full-day journey tour that is a profound tribute to the courage, sacrifice, and unyielding spirit of those who shaped the course of history on the beaches of Normandy. Discover important sites like Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach. Be picked up from the cruise terminal in Le Havre and hop aboard a comfortable bus for the journey to Pointe du Hoc, where the U.S. Army Rangers' heroic climb up the fortified cliffs rewrote the annals of bravery. Stand atop these rugged heights and witness the impact of the battle scars and the fortified German positions that once stood here are a testament to the extraordinary valor that led to their capture. Continue to Omaha Beach, the bloodiest battle site of the D-Day Landings. Stroll along the serene shoreline, where the echoes of the past mingle with the tranquility of the present. Feel the weight of history in every step as you immerse yourself in the stories of the soldiers who landed here amid the chaos and uncertainty of battle. Throughout the excursion, listen as your guide weaves the stories of heroism, strategy, and sacrifice that unfolded on these shores. Finish at the poignant American Cemetery, a place of reverence and reflection. The sight of row upon row of white crosses and Stars of David is a humbling reminder of the immense sacrifices made for freedom. Take in the serenity of the surroundings which belies the profound impact of the events that unfolded here. Walk among the graves and be reminded of the profound price of liberty. Amidst the backdrop of picturesque landscapes, gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced and the triumphs achieved during Operation Overlord. Return to the port with a deeper understanding of history at the end of the tour.

From Le Havre: Private Round-Trip Transportation to Paris

5. From Le Havre: Private Round-Trip Transportation to Paris

Make the most of your time in France with a shore excursion to the City of Lights. After getting picked up from your cruise ship terminal, begin the journey to Paris in the company of a private driver. Admire breathtaking views of the French countryside during the 2-hour drive. Your first stop will be at the Eiffel Tower where you will have some free time to take photos and sightsee. Then, head to the elegant Champs Elysées for a spot of shopping and the chance to see the iconic Arc de Triomphe. You will also be able to grab a bite to eat from one of the many bistros and cafes in the area. Continue your tour with a visit to the Louvre and have your photo taken with the iconic pyramid before beginning the journey back to Le Havre or Honfleur in time for your cruise ship departure. 

Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Le Havre

6. Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Le Havre

In this full-day tour from Le Havre port -town you will be picked up and dropped off at your convenient time with fresh coffee and croissants. You'll spend a full-day on the Normandy WWII sites. First, you'll be in Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing the success of this day. You'll visit the Airborne Museum where your guide will explain you in the utmost details the exhibit. Then, you'll head for the hedgerow country where you'll see these terribles natural fences where so many German soldiers could hide and kill during the battle of Normandy. On Utah beach, your guide will explain you why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then enjoy a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, where your guide will explain you in details the battle which took place there 77 years ago. After lunch you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the US 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have to time to visit the site and the Memorial before attending the ceremony of the colors. If time allows you'll also see the Longues sur Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose big 150mm guns where shooting on D-Day. You'll be back at your pier at the time that fits your ship's schedule. ( the itinerary will be adapted to your timing of course )

A Paris Full-Day Discovery from Le Havre port

7. A Paris Full-Day Discovery from Le Havre port

Whether it's your first time in this iconic city or a return visit, join us for an extraordinary full-day shore excursion that promises to captivate your senses. From the iconic silhouette of the Arc de Triomphe to the awe-inspiring views from the majestic Eiffel Tower, and from the lush expanse of the renowned Champs-Élysées to the vibrant heart of Parisian magnificence at Place de l'Opéra – every moment will be a tapestry of wonder. Marvel at the serene banks of the Seine River, absorb the historical significance and modern allure of Place de la Concorde, and surrender to the captivating luxury of Galeries Lafayette. With us, you won't miss a beat of what makes Paris so profoundly unforgettable. Our amiable guides are dedicated to ensuring you catch every glimmer of elegance. Secure your spot now for an opportunity to experience the pure magic of Paris!

Normandy Rouen, Honfleur, Etretat Small Group from Paris

8. Normandy Rouen, Honfleur, Etretat Small Group from Paris

07:30  Hotel pick up and departure to Normandy. There is 2,5 hours ride (190 km) on a highway from Paris to Pont-l'Évêque village to Calvados family distillery Christian Drouin.  10:00 - 10:40 Arrival at Calvados Christian Drouin in Pont-L'Eveque. You will learn during the Guided tour at the distillery how Calvados has being made for centuries and have afterwords the Calvados and Cider tasting with explanations by local staff. 10:40 Departure to Honfleur. It is just 20 minutes drive (16 km). 11:00 - 12:00 Walking tour in Honfleur with its 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. 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. 12:00 - 13:00 Free time for Lunch. You can choose of of the cosy local restaurants or we can make You a table reservation. 13:00 Departure from Honfleur to Etretat. It takes 50 minutes (46 km). 14:00 - 15:30 Arrival at Etretat. Walking to the famous Cliffs. You will enjoy breath taking views and relax. Walking to the beach & Cliffs and Free time for Lunch. 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. 15:30 Departure to Rouen. It takes 1 hour 30 m (96 km) mostly on the national roads crossing the country side of Normandy. 17:00 - 19:00 Arrival at Rouen and Sightseeing Walking tour of Rouen starts. Rouen is the capital of the Duke of Normandy, 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 walking tour lasts about one hour. Free time. 19:00 Departure from Rouen to Paris. It takes about 2 hours (130 km). 21:00 Arrival in Paris and Drop off at Your hotel. P.S. More Day trips from Paris to Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel and D-Day Landing Beaches by Clewel Travel in Small groups and as Private Experiences at GetYouGuide.

From Le Havre/Honfleur: Private Tour to Giverny with Driver

9. From Le Havre/Honfleur: Private Tour to Giverny with Driver

Join a shore excursion from Le Havre or Honfleur to Giverny and have a private driver by your side all day. Discover Monet's studio and the house he lived in for more than 40 years, visit the Museum of Impressionism, and walk through the lush gardens of the village. Meet your private chauffeur at the cruise terminal in Le Havre or Honfleur. Sit back and enjoy the views of Normandy's countryside on an hour-long drive on the way to Giverny. Begin your self-exploration by stepping inside the well-restored house of impressionist painter Claude Monet. Wander through Monet’s greatest masterpiece – his garden. Cross the Japanese bridge and admire the weeping willows and water lilies that inspired some of his paintings. Afterward, head over to the Museum of Impressionism nearby and admire the works of great artists. After 5 hours in the charming village of Giverny, meet your driver to head back to your cruise terminal.

From Le Havre: Mont Saint-Michel Private Full-Day Tour

10. From Le Havre: Mont Saint-Michel Private Full-Day Tour

Explore Mont-Saint-Michel and the surrounding area with a local guide and learn the fascinating medieval and Christian history of the region. Enjoy the convenience of a private tour with pickup and drop-off in Le Harve. The excursion starts with hotel or port pickup in Le Harve at 9:00AM. Drive approximately 2 hours to Mont-Saint-Michel, while your guide shares stories about the area. The start time can be adjusted to adapt to your ship's schedule. Once on the island, visit the village and wander through its ancient cobblestone streets. Next, discover the abbey on the sea, created in 708 AD for Archangel Michael. Enjoy views from the top and feel the history of this unique location. After the visit, sit down for a gourmet lunch at the best restaurant of the island. Depending on the weather and the tides, your guide may take you on a walk along the bay to admire the abbey from the ground. If time permits, the guide will stop for a quick tour of Villedieu les Poêles, a unique church bell factory that has made bells the same way since the 16th century. Here, learn the history of the very factory that made the bells of the Abbey of Mont-St-Michel. Return to Le Havre at 7:00 PM or the time that fits your ship's schedule.

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Igor was an excellent guide to Normandy. He is very knowledgeable and helped us to understand how important Normandy was to the Allies. We had planned to go to Normandy with Princess' cruise excursions but they had sold out very quickly. We were delighted with for our Normandy excursion. We had a full day of learning and adventure. This was our first time using and have since used them for other tours. We highly recommend this guide and tour company. Thank you Igor for an unforgettable day!

We made good use of the time, the driver was very professional and showed us the best places, the pick-up upon arrival in the morning and delivery to the port in the afternoon was punctual. I recommend it