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Private Tours from LeHavre

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I'm in the same position as you. I know Paris can't be done in one day. My parents see this as their only opportunity to visit (getting into their mid 70's) and it's their 50th wedding anniversary. Looking for recommendations.

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We have never known of anyone who arranged for a private tour (to Paris) from Le Havre.  The problem is that is about 2 1/2 hour (each way) which does not even account for the traffic once one gets into Paris.  You might want to give some consideration to the cruise ship excursions (we are not fans of any excursion) or arrange to meet a guide in Paris and take the train from LeHavre.

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private tours from LeHavre to Normandy


le Havre is actually IN the Normany region so it isn't obvious where in"Normandy" you are interested in visiting as you gave no indication.


If you are looking for a tour to the Normandy Beaches, there have been many previous threads with private tour recommendations.  You could either back page to find them, or use the SEARCH box under your user name.


Or would pretty  Honfleur interest you?  So easy, no tour needed.  Taxi or public  bus each way as the distance is short.  Again, many many previous threads about Honfleur, one of the most popular side trips for cruise pax who have no particular personal connection to the Normandy beaches...


Or Rouen is another oprtion.  An easy train ride each way from le Havre.  A little less than an hour. Ancient, medieval, the capital of Normandy. Think Joan of Arc. 


Or the Alabaster Coast?  Thinking about Etretat and Fecamp as an example.   Scenic, we did it using public buses but a private tour would be better for this area.


Most of the above options would give you the freedom and  flexibility  to spend as much or as little time as you wanted.


Much info on all these locations can be found online, and reading "homework" should help you decide where it is you are wanting to visit, because if you cannot tell a tour company where you want to go (eg travel distance ) and for how many hours you would need their services, rhey cannot quote you costs.

Google could become your new BF


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On 2/13/2023 at 8:11 PM, Cruiser Nonna said:

Thank you I had read that thread and know that It is not an ideal situation but it is our only option to see as much in that one day thus hoping for a private tour - but still have found no recommendations thus far.  Appreciate your input

Hi, Cruiser Nonna ~ I'm in the same situation with you on hoping to find a private tour company to take me and my daughters from Le Havre to Paris. The excursions to go to Paris offered by my cruise line are already all sold out, so we are kind of stuck.  We know going to Paris is a long drive, but to my girls, it'll be worth it since they had never been there and probably won't have a chance to go any time soon. 


Just wondering if you had found something. I have researched and searched Google, TripAdvisor, and forums here for a while, and couldn't find any recommendations either although there are tour companies that offer this service.  I just hate to go with a company not knowing if they are reliable.  Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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Have not been able to find any private tours from LeHavre - we ended up booking through the cruiseline full day with lunch on the Seine - not ideal but the only other option was to take the bus trip into Paris and then arrange for a private tour for a few hours - just decided with all that is going on thought it better for us to take the escorted tour - although years ago I did take the bus in and then took taxi from place to place  I see that you are in Sacramento Ca - I am in Morgan HIll CA - have a wonderful trip - stay well and safe

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On 2/5/2023 at 11:57 PM, Cruiser Nonna said:

Any recommendations for private tours from LeHavre to Paris and private tours from LeHavre to Normandy - 


Any help would be greatly appreciated - thank you - stay well and safe

We used Overlord tours to Normandy and were very pleased. We also stopped in Honfleur and another small charming town. This was about 5 years ago.


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