Half-Day Cheese and Cider Tour Tour 3-8 passengers From Caen

Caen, France

From $702.21

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Taste your way through the flavors of Normandy on this full-day small-group cider and cheese tasting tour from Bayeux. Nibble on Camembert cheese made in the village of Camembert. Sample hard cider for which the region is famous. Enjoy gorgeous views of the French countryside along the way. Group size is limited to eight people. Choose to upgrade the tour to include lunch.
  • Full-day small-group cider and cheese tasting tour of Normandy from Bayeux
  • Visit the last Camembert cheese farm in Camembert
  • Learn to distinguish differences among cheeses at a dairy
  • Sample some of the region's famous apple and pear beverages
  • Choose to upgrade your experience to include lunch

What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Caen
    14000 Caen, France

Pickup point

  • Caen
    14000 Caen, France

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Any location in Caen Address: At your hotel, train station... Dates: Every day  except on sundays Return point: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Get picked up at your hotel or other accommodation in Bayeux and head for your first stop – Camembert.

Taste authentic Camembert cheese at the last farm in the village, where they take the raw milk and produce the famous soft cheese. Sample some of their cheese washed down with some cider.

Next, visit a dairy to find out the differences between various cheeses and how they process the raw milk they receive. If you have chosen to upgrade the tour experience to include lunch, that is the next stop – outdoors in a nearby town (weather permitting). The meal is meant for people without any dietary restrictions, and is all locally-made food products.

Change your focus to beverages in the afternoon as you learn more about Normandy's rich history of crafting well-known drinks from pears and apples – including calvados, pommeau, and hard apple and pear ciders. Stop at a cider farm or a wine-focused cider maker, depending on the schedules of each producer.

At the conclusion of the tour, return to Bayeux where you'll get a little surprise.


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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
EXCELLENT! Etienne is VERY knowledgeable, has wonderful relationships with the various orchard and creamery owners in the region, is very intelligient, kind, thoughtful young man. TAKE THIS TOUR!!!


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A fantastic culinary adventure!
mikejbeebe, Sep 2019
What a whirl of wonders was our tour with Nina into the Normand countryside. A visit to a cheese factory was far more interesting than you'd think,, as was the visit to the last farm producing authentic Camembert. Even more eye-opening were the visits to cider-producing farms, and the sampling of Calvados and Pommeau. Nina is charming and well-versed in all things cheese-and-apple related. Honestly, she's one of the best tour guides I've had the pleasure of touring with. If you're at all interested in the best of culinary France, this is definitely the tour for you.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your amazing words Mike! It was such a great pleasure to spend the day with you and to share our rich gastronomy! I really appreciated your review, and I sincerely hope to see you again in the future! Nina
EXCELLENT! Etienne is VERY...
Elaine_J, Jun 2018
EXCELLENT! Etienne is VERY knowledgeable, has wonderful relationships with the various orchard and creamery owners in the region, is very intelligient, kind, thoughtful young man. TAKE THIS TOUR!!!
Really nice and informative tour...
Darren G, Feb 2018
Really nice and informative tour guide was really nice day. Little pricey for what you get but that said was a nice day and good company.
With an extra day in Bayeux, we...
Carol G, Dec 2017
With an extra day in Bayeux, we chose this tour to learn more about this part of Normandy. Etienne picked us up exactly on time. He drove us through the Paye DAuge, in Normandy, through tiny towns and villages we would never have found on our own. The Camembert Cheese Tour was entertaining and educational. Etienne was educated as an agronomist, so he shared many interesting facts with us. We visited the ONLY farm left in Normandy that still makes its own Camembert cheese! Etienne provided us with a delicious homemade lunch that he made himself, even 6 hour cooked rice pudding ! Lunch was served on a small farm, amid the black and white cows as neighbors ! The afternoon Calvados Tour was fun, also ! Who knew that so many apple varieties went into the making of Calvados. A surprise visit to Beuvron-en-Auge, a most beautiful small village in France was a special unexpected treat ! This all day tour was one of our favorites of the 26 Viator Tours we have taken ! Etienne's kindness and extensive knowledge made the difference !
This tour exceeded our expectations...
helenecross, Oct 2017
This tour exceeded our expectations in so many ways. We visited four places with just one another couple. The guide, Etienne, was a professional in the field of agriculture so not only did we see camembert and cider in production, but we also learned so much about the two products and their growth and development. We also liked the fact that for each product we visited a small family operation as well as a more sophisticated one. The 'hands on' family stops were our favorite, imagine being with the cows who provided the milk of the cheese that we saw in the making and walking through the apple orchard where the family was busy harvesting, washing and crushing apples! It was a great day, well organized and lead by the perfect guide.
Totally loved our tour with Etienne...
Rodney S, Oct 2017
Totally loved our tour with Etienne. Very caring, well thought out and personable. Would do again.

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Half-Day Cheese and Cider Tour Tour 3-8 passengers From Caen


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Free Cancellation