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

Saint-Malo

Mont Saint Michel Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Saint-Malo

  • shore excursions

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  • 09 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~7 )

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  • English

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A full day shore excursion to one of France's most Iconic Monuments

Highlights

  • Pick up and drop off at Saint-Malo Cruise Port
  • Visit Mont Saint Michel Abbey
  • Entrance tickets available for purchase during booking
  • English speaking licensed guides, local experts
  • Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

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 kilometer from the shore and sits in a bay that sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. A few years ago, it was linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year.The first church was built ...

Come with us on a Normandy private Shore Excursion from Saint Malo 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 kilometer from the shore and sits in a bay that sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. A few years ago, it was linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year.

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 medieval times, 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 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 Saint Malo 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.

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, as you walk along the narrow streets. Please note that this is a challenging climb as it is done on cobble street stones.

If you do decide to visit the abbey, then follow your tour guide and 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! Entrance fees to the Abbey can be purchased during the booking process.

The Mont Saint Michel is also a lively small town, boasting dozens of shops, restaurants and museums

Another option is to explore the village at your own pace and 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.

This Mont Saint Michel private tour can take in small groups of 2 to 7 persons maximum. The tour takes place in a fully equipped A/C minivan. An English-speaking driver/guide will be with you all day and ready to answer any questions you may have.

After the tour, it will be time to make our way back to St Malo.

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  • Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Saint-Malo Cruise Port

  • Reach Mont Saint Michel

  • Optional visit of Mont Saint Michel Abbey

  • Free time for personal discovery and lunch (not included)

  • Drop off at your Cruise ship in Saint-Malo

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

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  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Entrance fees to Abbey can be booked as extra
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

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

Saint Malo Cruise Ship Terminal

Departure

Pick up at Cruise Ship – Saint-Malo Port of Call.
Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Drop off at Cruise Ship – Saint-Malo Cruise Port Terminal

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Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Saint-Malo
  • Visit Mont Saint Michel
  • Optional visit of Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
  • English speaking driver or driver/guide
  • Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during your private tours from Saint Malo?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private shore excursions from Saint-Malo?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking guides that are also, in most cases, the driver. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both driver and guide. On this particular tour, your guide is an expert on medieval history & architecture.
  • How difficult is it to reach Mont Saint Michel Abbey?

    Mont Saint Michel as the name points out, is a mount and the Abbey is located at the top of the Mount! There are roughly 350 stairs that you will need to climb to reach the Abbey - around 200 stairs are in the village itself and the remaining 150 are within the Abbey. Therefore, if you have reduced mobility then the safer option is to stay in the village. This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
  • How long is the drive from Saint-Malo Cruise Port to Mont Saint Michel?

    From Saint-Malo Cruise ship to reach Mont Saint Michel, the driving time is approximately of 1 hour and a half.
  • 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.
  • Is lunch included on this private shore excursion from Saint-Malo?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, if you would like to organize a lunch in a local restaurant then please let our team of travel experts know and they will do the rest. Indicate what type of restaurants you are looking for in terms of budget and meal or better let us know your choice and our team will make the corresponding arrangements.
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