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Paris, Normandy & the Loire Valley * November 2 - 10, 2014
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Flying to Paris, the capital of France and also touring Normandy & the Loire Valley!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 9 Days, 8 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, Ohio

Single Room - $4,448.00
Double Room - $3,598.00

Tour Highlights:

  • Caen
  • Giverny - Monet's House
  • Rouen Cathedral
  • Caen Peace Memorial
  • Colleville sur Mer
  • U.S. Military Cemetery - Normandy
  • Utah Beach Museum
  • Mont St. Michel
  • Chateau de Chambord
  • Paris City Tour
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Champs Elysees
  • Eiffel Tower  

 Package Includes:

  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Round Trip Air from Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport
  • International Air Departure Taxes/Fuel Surcharges
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Deluxe Motorcoach on Tour
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • 11 Meals:
    •  7 Breakfasts
    •  4 Dinners
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Luggage Handling and Taxes

Hotel Accomodations:

  • 7 Nights First Class Hotels
  • 1 Night - Crown Plaza La Republique, Paris
  • 4 Nights - Hotel adagio, Cairn
  • 2 Nights - Crown Plaza La Republique, Paris


Tour Itinerary:

Day One - Overnight Flight 

❖ Begin your vacation with an overnight flight to Europe.

Day Two - Arrive in Paris - Tour Begins

❖ Welcome to Paris, the magnificent capital of France!  Upon arrival, meet your Tour Director.  Later, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore on your own and perhaps visit a museum or do some shopping. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner.
Meal: Dinner

Day Three - Paris - Giverny - Rouen - Caen

❖ Today travel to Giverny, the city that inspired many of Monet's works.  Monet discovered Giverny passing by from a train window and later moved there.  Enjoy a tour of Monet's House.  Then it's on to Rouen to enjoy a walking tour including the Rouen Cathedral.  Later arrive in Caen for a four night stay and enjoy dinner.
Meal: Dinner

Day Four - Caen Sightseeing

❖ After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour including the Peace Memorial.  The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore on your own.  this evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day Five - Normandy

❖ Today visit the historic beaches and monuments of Normandy.  Drive past Courseulles sur Mer and Juno Beach on your way to visit World War II landmarks such as the Utah Beach Museum and the American Military Cemetery.  The 70th Anniversary of D-Day invasion at Normandy will be celebrated in 2014.  Return to Caen and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Six - Mont St. Michel

❖ Today visit Mont St. Michel which is perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany.  the Gothic-style Benedictine Abbey is dedicated to the arch-angel St. Michael.  Also visit the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls.  Return to Caen and enjoy time at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast

Day Seven - Caen - Loire Valley - Paris 

❖ Today travel to the Loire Valley and visit the city of Tours which straddles a spit of land between the rivers Loire and Cher.  Enjoy your visit to Tours with a local guide, recognized as the chief town of the Loire Valley.  Visit the royal Chateau de Chambord, one of the most recognizable chateaux in in the world due to its distinct French Renaissance architecture.  Continue to Paris for a 2-night stay and enjoy your evening at leisure. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day Eight - Paris

❖ Today enjoy a Paris City Tour featuring such major landmarks as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera, Bastille Square, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.  This afternoon maybe visit the Louvre, enjoy a sidewalk café and or shop along the Champ Elysees.  An optional excursion will also be available to Versailles.  This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Nine - Paris - Tour Ends - Flight Home

❖ You fly home filled with wonderful memories of you Paris, Normandy & the Loire Valley Tour.
Meal: Breakfast



****The balance for all flight trips are due 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.  Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****


All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full).  You will drive yourself to the airport.  Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.



IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A passport is required to take this tour.  Call the office and we will cheerfully mail you an easy application with instructions or see the following link on line to get one:  There are no refunds for improper identification.

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.


Departure Details:

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Terms and Conditions:

For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.