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Ophorus Tours - Mont Saint Michel Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Mont Saint Michel Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

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Come with us on a Normandy private Shore Excursion and take a trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments!

Highlights

  • Admire & Visit a Remarkable Gothic Jewel - Mont Saint-Michel Abbey
  • Enjoy Some Free Time for Personal Discovery
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert of Mont Saint Michel

Program & Itinerary

The Mont Saint Michel is a rocky island off the coast of Normandy, on the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy 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. Today, we will ...

The Mont Saint Michel is a rocky island off the coast of Normandy, on the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy 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.

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Cherbourg

Today, we will come and pick you up at your Cruise ship located in Cherbourg Port of Call. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and begin your private full day tour to Mont Saint Michel, a Unesco World Heritage listed Site.

Completion of the abbey took hundreds of years

The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archangel 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.

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 progress have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World”.

Visit of Unesco World Heritage Site of Mont Saint Michel

During your Mont St Michel day trip, you will start by traveling from Cherbourg 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. Locally, the Mount has always been in the middle of a feud between Normandy and Brittany as to in which region the site belongs to.

Our Mont Saint Michel tour will then take you to the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount where the Benedictine Abbey is located. During this walking tour, 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! Follow a guided tour of the abbey and then enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch.

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. Stroll through the small streets of this village that dates back to the middle ages. Your guide will also 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.

This Mont Saint Michel private shore excursion can take in small groups of 2 to 8 persons maximum. The tour takes place in a recent and fully equipped premium car or minivan. A certified, English-speaking guide will be with you all day and ready to answer any questions you may have.

After the tour, it will be time to head back to your Cruise Ship.

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  • Pick up at Your Ship in Cherbourg Cruise Port

  • Travel to Mont Saint Michel

  • Follow your Guide for a walking tour of the Abbey

  • Enjoy some free time for lunch and personal discovery

  • Return to Ship in Cherbourg

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Know before you book

  • If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. We accept split payment transactions by credit card.
  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • 8 hour Private Mont Saint Michel Shore Excursion
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Extras can be pre-paid during booking process
  • Price is per group, not per person
  • English speaking tour, other languages on request

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Quai de la France, 50100 Cherbourg

Departure

Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Return at ship.

Reviews

1 reviews
  • Roy_B

    08, Sep 2021

    We enjoyed a comfortable van ride from Bayeux to Mont Saint-Michel. Our guide led us on a tour all the way up to the abbey and through its many rooms...
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Included

  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • What should I expect on a Shore Excursion with Ophorus?

    As a specialized France Tour Operator and tours & activities provider, we organize worry free shore excursions departing from all cruise ports in France. Our professional team of travel advisors, drivers and guides speak fluent English, are experts in the destination and all our shore excursions take place on board premium vehicles.

    All our shore excursions in France include pick up and drop off at your ship, once you have exited the Cruise Port terminal. We will always indicate where your driver/guide will be waiting for you. Our itineraries and programs are customized to suit your needs and never include side visits or stops that you had not confirmed. We guarantee your return to ship on time and have a very flexible cancellation policy. All tours can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the tour.

    All our shore excursions are for small groups only, we do not cater for groups larger than 20 persons. Typically, we use premium minivans that will take up to 7 or 8 persons maximum. If your group is larger, then we will provide a small minibus but no larger than 20 passenger seats.
  • How long is the drive from Cherbourg to Mont Saint Michel?

    From Cherbourg, to reach Mont Saint Michel, it will take just over 2 hours. During the driving time, your guide will speak to you about the history and culture of the Normandy region. All our vehicles are equipped with a P/A system that allows our guides to safely make commentaries during driving time. The good thing is, everyone can hear no matter where you are seated.
  • Is lunch included on this full day shore excursion from Cherbourg?

    We never include lunch on our private shore excursions from Cherbourg. If you would like us to pre-book a specific restaurant for you and your party just let us know and we will organize this for you at no extra cost. Ideally, speak with your guide in the morning and indicate what you are expecting for lunch and she/he will be happy to suggest corresponding options.
  • Will we have some free time for personal discovery of Mont Saint Michel?

    Yes, after the morning guided visit of the Abbey, the rest of your time at the Mont Saint Michel is for you to enjoy. You can either stay a bit more at the top of the Mount or decide to make your way back down slowly. On your way, don't hesitate to take some of the smaller side streets that are less crowded and that can lead to some stunning views over the Bay.
  • Should I bring something specific for this Shore Excursion?

    Always check the weather before you follow one of our shore excursions. By doing so, adapt your clothing to the local weather conditions. On one of our shore excursions we will not require you to bring your passport but it is always better to have some type of ID just in case. We strongly recommend that you bring with you a photocopy of any ID. Good walking shoes are always recommended in France as you never know on what type of grounds you might be walking in small villages or during the tour.
  • How strenuous is this shore excursion?

    The driving time from Cherbourg to Mont Saint Michel is about 2 hours. 

    Please note that the climb up to the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey is considerable: the pathway leading to the top is steep, narrow and cobblestoned. There are also a good amount of stairs you need to climb, especially when venturing up to the Abbey. Be sure to bring a good pair of walking shoes.

    Therefore, if you have reduced mobility then the safer option is to stay in the village. This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
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