MONT SAINT MICHEL PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION FROM CHERBOURG
Take in Panoramic Views of the Normandy Coastline as You Travel
Admire & Visit a Remarkable Gothic Jewel - Mont Saint-Michel Abbey
Enjoy Some Free Time for Personal Discovery
750 € per group of 2 to 8 persons maximum.
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- Internal PA system with live commentaries and descriptions during driving time. Audible for everyone, wherever you are seated.
Departure time will depend on Cruise Ship timing – TBC at time of booking.
8 Hours (approx.)
Full Day Shore Excursion.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Pick up and drop off at Ship – Cherbourg Cruise Port
- Services of English speaking driver/guide
- Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
- Itinerary can be customized
- Transportation in A/C vehicle
- Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
- Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
*Note: It will be possible for you to book entrance fees to museums or attractions adapted to this tour during the booking process.
Come with us on a Normandy private Shore Excursions from Cherbourg and take a trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments!
The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy full day private tours you can choose. It is located about 1 kilometer from the shore and sits in a bay that sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. A few years ago, it got linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year only.
The first church was built on the in 709 at the request of Archangel Michael. A couple of hundred years later, a small group of Benedictines settled there permanently and the church was enlarged. The first monastery was carved in the rock in the 11th century and gradually got bigger and bigger over the following centuries. In the medieval time, it quickly became an important destination for pilgrims, just like Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Cherbourg
First, we will come and pick you up at Cherbourg Cruise Port directly at your ship. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the unique Mont St Michel.
Completion of the abbey took hundreds of years
The construction of the abbey as we know it nowadays was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the grand chancel was replaced in the 15th century. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowess have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred to as the “Wonder of the Western World”. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. During your Mont Saint Michel day trip, you will start by traveling from Cherbourg Cruise Port to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via a shuttle and the bridge in accordance with local requirements. While on the road, make sure to take it all in and observe the beauty of the Normandy coastline. Your group will be transported in a private vehicle adapted to the number of people present.
Visit the Mt Saint Michel
Once we reach Mont Saint Michel, you will have sufficient time to tour on your own. You can reach the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount. Please note that this is a challenging climb as it is done on cobble street stones. If you do decide to visit the abbey, the history of its construction will be explained in detail and while you are there, make sure to snap some pictures of the amazing views on the surrounding bay!
The Mont Saint Michel is also a lively small town
Another option is to explore the village that dates back to the middle ages. This can be done at your own pace and it will be time to bring back some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will suggest some great restaurants for lunch. Of course, if you still have some questions about the history or the architecture of the Mont Saint Michel, your private guide will remain available for you. After the visit, your guide will meet you at a designated point and it will be time to return to your Cruise Ship in Cherbourg.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour.
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
- Prices are per group of 2 to 8 persons.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
See you soon in Normandy!
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