Day trip

From Caen or Bayeux: Normandy History Private Full-Day Tour

From Caen or Bayeux: Normandy History Private Full-Day Tour

From £553.06 per group up to 6

Learn about Normandy's rich heritage on this private full-day tour from either Caen or Bayeux. Discover how the Normans established their mighty European Empire with a local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Polish, Italian
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Meet your guide in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before the activity starts. You guide will be wearing a black NormandyTour cap, and will be holding a sign with your name.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the best of Normandy's medieval history on a private guided tour
  • Learn about history from an expert guide, including the Battle of Hastings
  • Walk through a unique and furnished medieval castle
  • See how people lived 1000 years ago
Full description
Discover Normandy’s historical sites, rich heritage, and hidden gems on a private full-day tour with an expert guide. Be introduced to the region’s medieval history, architecture, and Viking roots as you walk through a historical crash course. Start your tour by visiting the Falaise Castle — a solid stone fortress built by the Dukes of Normandy around 1000 A.D. See how dukes and knights lived, fought, and ruled, and take your time to read the poems they wrote, to listen to their songs, and to try the food they liked as you stop for lunch here. Next, head to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives to walk around the fantastic old marketplace, stepping on stones that have belonged to the market since they were laid down in 1066. Then, visit the medieval Crèvecœur Castle in Crèvecoeur-en-Auge for another step back in time before heading to your final stop in Bayeux. There, see and learn about the remarkable and unique Bayeux Tapestry — a medieval embroidery showcasing the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Finally, sit back and relax in the comfort of your private car as you head back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • PA audio system to hear the guide in the minivan
  • Digital resources provided during the drive to get some content about the places visited throughout the day
  • All entrance fees
  • Water and a light snack
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour involves walking up some steps at the Falaise Castle. If you're unable to walk up, the tour guide will adapt the itinerary to suit your needs.
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