Bayeux & Caen guided visit full day trip from Bayeux (private)

Highlights

  • In Bayeux, Visit the Famous Tapestry Museum & Cathedral.

  • In Caen, Follow the Footsteps of William the Conqueror.

  • Visit the Castle of Caen as well as the Saint Stephen Abbey.

Summary

Visit Bayeux and all its major landmarks in the morning before departing for one of the regions most emblematic cities, Caen. Upon arrival in Caen, enjoy a walking tour and some free time for personal discovery and lunch. After lunch, your guide will suggest different options for you to choose from such as visiting the Caen Memorial dedicated to the Battle of Normandy or why not start to make your way back and visit small traditional villages or go taste some local specialties?

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (4-99 years)
€690.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

This Normandy private tour starts in Bayeux. It is a medieval town that has kept a lot of its beautiful ancient architecture. The town center offers a variety of good restaurants and small shops where you will be able to enjoy a good lunch and buy souvenirs for friends and family.

Yet, Bayeux is mostly renowned for its tapestry museum. Dating back from the 12th century, the tapestry is an impressive 70 meters long and retraces the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy at the time, who would soon become William the Conqueror and King of England. On this piece of art made of wool and cloth, more than 600 soldiers and 200 horses are depicted. The tapestry is an absolutely unique part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the museum, you will be accompanied by one of our expert, English-speaking private guides.

Following the tapestry museum, your Normandy private day tour will head over to the cathedral, located just a short stroll away
The cathedral is built in Norman style, that was dedicated in the presence of William the Conqueror in the year 1077. Years later, it was extended in Gothic style, leaving us with a true architectural gem today.

Once you have explored Bayeux, this private tour of Normandy will take you to Caen to continue following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, who has later been buried there. Saint Stephen’s Abbey, also called the Men’s Abbey, was founded by William in 1063. Up until today, it has remained one of the main Roman buildings in the region. With your private certified guide, learn about the history of why William ordered the church to be built, and explore the abbey and the grave of one of England’s most famous kings.

Next, visit the castle of Caen

At the time of William the Conqueror, the castle was the most important in the duchy of Normandy. During your visit, enjoy the well preserved remains of the castle and its ramparts. The inside of the castle is now home to the Normandy museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

All visits in this private Normandy tour are conducted by an English-speaking guide. You will be transported between locations by a private, full equipped Mercedes minivan. Small groups of 2 to 8 passengers will be able to discover how William the Conqueror has influenced the two beautiful cities of Bayeux and Caen!

What’s included?

  • English speaking private expert guide/driver.

  • Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans.

  • Free Wifi access on board.

  • Bottled water

  • Hotel pick up in centrally located Bayeux.

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Gratuities for the driver guide.

  • Souvenirs

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • This tour requires minimum 2 adults to operate.

  • Prices are per group of 2 to 8 persons maximum.

Before you go

  • If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately.  Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 48 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately.  Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...