Honfleur Visit, Beuvron en Auge village & Calvados tasting day trip from Bayeux (shared)

Highlights

  • Visit the Charming Small Town of Honfleur

  • Discover a typical Normandy village in the Pays d'Auges

  • Get Acquainted with the Pays d’Auge, the Culinary Hot Spot of Normandy.

  • Taste local beverages such as Cider, Pommeau and Calvados.

Summary

A full day trip from Bayeux that will give you a fantastic overview of Normandy. First visit Honfleur, a charming small town of France, its historic city center and unique church. Then, we will take you to one of the most beautiful villages of the region where we will stroll through the narrow streets and admire the multitude of arts & crafts shops. Finally, we will end the day by a tasting of the local brandy, Calvados.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (4-99 years)
€110.00
Child: (5-11 years)
€55.00
Senior: (65-120 years)
€105.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Place du Québec, Bayeux, Normandy, 14400, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.50 am - Meeting point at Place du Québec Tour Operator pick up zone.

- 9.00am Depart from Bayeux
- Arrive in Honfleur and visit of the town
- Free time for personal discovery & lunch (at own expense)
- Afternoon, visit of Beuvron en Auge village
- Tasting in a local distillery: Calvados, Pommeau and Cider
- 5.00pm Return to Bayeux


Enjoy a day trip from Bayeux to charming towns and villages ending with a tasting of local apple brandy.

Depart on a Normandy small group day tour to discover some of the most charming sites of the area. At first, you will be picked up by your English speaking driver/guide at a centrally meeting point in Bayeux. Here, your guide will introduce you to the program of the day and retrace the itinerary. Then, board your comfortable A/C minivan and head for the town of Honfleur.

VISIT THE CHARMING SMALL TOWN OF HONFLEUR
Located on the Seine Estuary close to Le Havre and the incredible ‘Pont de Normandie’ bridge, the small port town of Honfleur is one of the most beautiful of the area with its historical center and vieux bassin port and marina. The historical town center still retains stunning half timbered houses, old cobbled stone streets that are located around Sainte Catherine church. The church itself is quite surprising as it has a double roof nearly all made out of wood. Dating back to the 15th century, the church was built by ship builders explaining why the vaulting of the two naves resemble the hulls of ships. Honfleur is also home to famous museums such as the Eugene Boudin museum dedicated to the 19th century painter who originates from Honfleur. Located on Erik Satie square, the museum is home to more than 100 art works of Boudin but also includes paintings from Courbet, Monet, Lebourg, Dufy and many more.

THEN DISCOVER ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE
After the visit of Honfleur, you will have some time for personal discovery as well as lunch. Then, it will be time to head towards your next destination of the day, the small village of Beuvron en Auge. Rated as one of the most beautiful villages of France (plus beaux villages de France), this village can be considered as a picture perfect postcard of a traditional Normand Village. Stronghold of the d’Harcourt family, on the Cider and Calvados trails, its half timbered houses, old covered market and surrounding manor houses make it a treat to discover. Here you will have some time to stroll through the village on your own for personal discovery.

END THE DAY WITH COMMENTED TASTING OF APPLE BRANDY
Finally, reach a local Calvados distillery located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge. This family owned estate produces some of the most famous Cider, Calvados and Pommeau of Normandy. Here, more than 25 varieties of apples are grown on the 30 hectares of orchards composed of either standard trees or cordons trees. After more than a century of production, the family has gained recognition worldwide for the subtle and delicate art of blends. After a short introduction to the different products that are distilled here, you will participate in a commented tasting of the local spirits. After the tasting, it will be time to return to Bayeux and this will be the end of our services.

What’s included?

  • Small group of maximum 8 passengers

  • English speaking expert guide/driver.

  • Travel in fully equipped, air conditioned Mercedes minivans.

  • Complimentary WiFi on board.

  • Bottled water.

  • Hotel pick up or drop off.

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions.

  • Meals and drinks unless otherwise mentioned.

  • Personal insurance & expenses.

  • Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide.

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Minimum number of 2 participants (adults) applies.

  • Prices are per person.

  • English speaking tour

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

Before you go

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reserved departure time at Place du Québec.

  • You must wear good walking shoes for this tour.

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

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 24 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 24 hours prior to departure and less > no refund All semi private tours depart on time. Clients should present themselves at the allocated meeting point at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Driver/guide will not wait unless Ophorus has been previously informed that the client will be late with a maximum waiting time of 10 minutes. Beyond that waiting time, tours will depart and Ophorus cannot be held responsible for clients missing their tour.

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...