Bayeux & Caen
Bayeux is a major tourist attraction, best known to British and French visitors for the Bayeux Tapestry, made to commemorate events in the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried here, and for the Battle for Caen—heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normnady in 1944, destroying much of the town.
We offer you a private customized tour of the most spectacular sights of Bayeux and Caen with our comfortable and air conditioned Sedan/Van departing from your port of call. You will have a fluent English speaking Driver Guide who will escort you through the discovery of the area.
Your private guided tour will start with the charming town of Bayeux. You will visit the Musee de la Reine Mathilde which displays the famous Tapestry. The medieval Tapestry is probably the world’s most famous embroidery.
Bayeux Cathedral is another main highlight of the town, a Norman-Romanesque church built on a site previously occupied by Roman sanctuaries. The present cathedral was consecrated on 14 July 1077 in the presence of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England.
Free time for lunch.
In the afternoon you will reach Caen Down Town, right in the middle of William's Castle. Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror to house his residential palace, Caen Castle is one of the largest fortified enclosures in Europe.
You will also visit the Abbey for Men, the St Etienne Church and the Abbey for Women.
Return to your port of call.
- Bayeux tapestry
- Bayeux cathedral
- Caen Castle
- St. Etienne church
Included: Private tour with sedan/minivan and licensed local guide.
Not included: Admissions