Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
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
Daily departures at 9.00 AM
Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.
English speaking qualified guide/driver
Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
Free Wifi access on board
1. Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
2. Personal insurance & expenses
3. Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide
Come with us on a Normandy private tour 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 private tours you can choose. It is located about 1 kilometre 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 mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. A couple 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.
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 prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred 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 Bayeux 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.
Our Mont Saint Michel tour will then take you to the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount. 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, boasting dozens of shops, restaurants, and museums
After the visit of the abbey, our guide will set you free to explore the town at your own pace and bring back some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will also suggest some great restaurants for lunch. Of course, if you stilll have some questions about the history or the architecture of the Mont Saint Michel, your private guide will remain available for you.
This Mont Saint Michel private tour can take in any number of people depending on your needs. A certified, English-speaking guide will be with you all day and ready to answer any questions you may have
Good to Know
- English speaking tour.
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
- Prices are per person.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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