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
Please see below for pricing options:
Special Family deals:
1 Adult + 2 Children: €190.00
1 Adult + 3 Children: €240.00
2 Adults + 1 Child: €240.00
2 Adults + 2 Children: €290.00
Infant – free. You must let us know if you have an infant traveling with you so that we may bring the appropriate car seat. In case this requirement is not met, we will not be able to have you follow the tour and no refund will be issued.
From 1st of April to 31st October 2019
Daily departures at 9.00 AM
Full Day 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.
Place du Québec in Bayeux.
Hotel pick-up not available.
Tour returns to departure point.
- Visits as mentioned in the program
- English speaking qualified guide/driver
- Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Small groups of 2 to 8 persons
- Free Wifi access on board
- Bottled water
1. Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
2. Personal insurance & expenses
3. Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide
Embark on a Mont Saint Michel day trip and take a trip with us 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 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 mount in 709 at the request of Archange 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.
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 day trip to Mont Saint Michel, our friendly driver and our English-speaking guide will take you from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, that 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.
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, suitable for all budgets.
If you want to indulge, the Mère Poulard restaurant is probably the most famous on the mount. It gained its reputation thanks to its unique omelette soufflée recipe. It is well worth a visit and a must-try when on a Mont Saint Michel day tour.
This tour of Mont Saint Michel departs from a central location in the morning and will drop you off at the same location in the evening.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour.
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- You must wear good walking shoes for this tour.
- Prices are per person.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
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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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