Rouen castles and abbeys private tour
Excursions & day trips

Rouen castles and abbeys private tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Polish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the exciting history of Rouen's Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Visit the first clock in France, built-in 1389
  • See one of the oldest and most important Benedictine monasteries
  • Explore an abbey that retraces a history of more than 2000 years
What to expect

Meet your guide at your hotel and discover the amazing past of the castles and abbeys of Normandy.

Start your tour in the heart of Rouen's historic center and stop at the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841, then partially destroyed in 1944 by Allied bombing, the cathedral is a living building in perpetual evolution. The choir of the cathedral houses the tombs of the Dukes of Normandy, including that of Richard the Lionheart, King of England, and Duke of Normandy.

Continue your private tour with the rue du Gros-Horloge and discover a Renaissance treasure. Take time to admire one of the oldest clock mechanisms in Europe!

Then, go to the Gaillard castle, a ruined medieval castle overlooking the River Seine built by the King of England and Duke of Normandy, better known as Richard the Lionheart. You will have lunch (at your own expense) near the castle before continuing your tour by visiting two abbeys untouched by the passage of time.

Visit the Jumièges abbey, one of the oldest and most important Benedictine monasteries in Normandy. The remains of the Romanesque abbaye de Jumièges are amongst the most beautiful ruins in all of France. Finish your excursion exploring the abbey of Saint-Georges de Boscherville, in which various vestiges of this abbey retrace a history of more than 2000 years.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Rouen center
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Admission tickets
    • Private tour
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up directly at your accommodation in Rouen.

    Please, indicate your pick-up location at checkout.

    What to remember
    • Let your local operator your pick-up location at checkout
    • The tour operates in all weather conditions
    • This is a private tour up to 6 people
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    NORMANDYTOUR
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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