A Taste of Northern France


A Taste of Northern France - 9/13/2018 - 9/26/2018


  • France

Thursday, September 13 - Depart

  • Depart on a direct flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Paris, France.

Friday, September 14 - Bayeux

  • Upon arrival in Paris, meet coach and driver and transfer to Bayeux
  • En route, stop in Giverny for a stroll through French Impressionist painter Claude Monet's famous gardens
  • Dinner at hotel

Saturday, September 15 - Bayeux

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Locally guided tour of major D-Day sights, American Cemetery, Utah and Omaha Beaches, Sainte Mére Eglise, Pointe du Hoc
  • Traditional French dinner at hotel

Sunday, September 16 - Tours

  • Breakfast at hotel in Bayeux
  • Travel to Saint-Malo and visit the abbey of Mont Saint Michel
  • Continue on to the Loire Valley
  • Dinner at hotel

Monday, September 17 - Tours

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Château Chenonceau and Château Amboise
  • Afternoon guided tour of a wine cellar in Vouvray with tasting of local wines and regional snacks
  • Dinner at hotel

Tuesday, September 18 - Dijon

  • Breakfast at hotel in Tours
  • Travel to Dijon, stopping at a mushroom farm along the way
  • Dinner at hotel in Dijon

Wednesday, September 19 - Dijon

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit to mustard mill in Beaune
  • Afternoon Burgundian wine tour and tasting
  • Dinner at hotel

Thursday, September 20 - Verdun

  • Breakfast at hotel in Dijon
  • Morning drive north to Verdun
  • Locally guided afternoon tour of the 1916 Verdun battlefields, including Fort Douamont, the Ossuary, the Citadelle, and trenches
  • Dinner at hotel

Friday, September 21 - Reims

  • Breakfast at hotel in Verdun
  • Depart for Reims
  • Stop at a fromagerie for a tour and tasting of local Brie cheese
  • Visit to Château Thierry, American Monument, and Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
  • Dinner at hotel in Reims

Saturday, September 22 - Reims

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning locally-guided tour of Reims including the Gothic cathedral and Notre Dame de Reims
  • Afternoon visit to champagne cave with tasting
  • Dinner at hotel

Sunday, September 23 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hotel in Reims
  • Depart for Paris
  • Stop in Compiégne
  • Locally guided panoramic tour of Paris including Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, Notre Dame and more
  • Dinner at hotel

Monday, September 24 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning tour of Sainte Chappelle
  • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Île-St-Louis
  • Rustic lunch at Nos Ancêtres les Gaulois
  • Afternoon free for individual sightseeing
  • Dinner on own in Paris
  • Evening boat cruise on the Seine

Tuesday, September 25 - Paris

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Day free for individual pursuits
  • Dinner at Restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower

Wednesday, September 26 - Return

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Paris airport for return flights to United States

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Application and Brochure PDF Download
Travel Guard Insurance Options PDF Download
Updated Contingency Plan PDF Download


  • Round trip air transportation from Minneapolis, including current departure & security taxes
  • Land transportation via deluxe motor coach and metro
  • Double accommodations in hotels
  • Breakfast daily, one lunch, all but one dinner
  • Admissions to all activities as indicated on itinerary
  • Escorted from Minneapolis
  • Services of a full-time, bilingual tour leader
  • End-of-tour tips to bus driver
  • End-of-tour tips to tour leader

We are unable to accept on-line payments. Please print the application and mail it with your deposit check. All applications and deposits should be mailed directly to:

CETA Tours
N7753 540th Street
Menomonie, WI 54751

The application deadline is May 1st, 2018.


  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport fees and personal spending money
  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • Airline baggage fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage handling
  • Single room supplement of $875, subject to availability
  • Travel Insurance