Shore Excursion: Mont St. Michel & Omaha Beach or Bayeux: 9 Hours
Tour Inclusions: Entrance tickets to the Mont St. Michel Abbey, private tour guide, private transportation to and from the port, taxes, tolls and parking.
Departure Point: Cherbourg. Other departure points available.
NOTE: Customize your day to include your preferred sites. Inquire.
Private Mont St. Michel Tour with Omaha Beach and The American Cemetery or Mont St. Michel and Bayeux
Embark on one of our shore excursions from Cherbourg. On our private Mont Saint Michel tour you will have a quick visit to Omaha Beach and the American cemetery. NOTE: You may also customize this private Mont St. Michel tour and choose a stop in Bayeux instead of Omaha Beach and the America cemetery.
The first stop on the private Mont St. Michel tour is Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, the most famous of the WWII landing beaches. This was the bloodiest site with a devastating number of casualties for the US on D-Day in Normandy. Your private guide will take you through this historical day as you visit Omaha beach and the American cemetery is planned.
If you choose to go to Bayeux, your private guide will take you on a quick stroll of the city center with an imposing, beautiful Gothic cathedral of Bayeux and end the tour at the famous Bayeux tapestry museum. One of the oldest tapestries in the world, this 11th century 230-foot-long medieval cloth explains through its embroidered Latin inscription and pictures the events surrounding the 1066 Norman invasion of England.
After a brief stop in Omaha Beach and the American cemetery or Bayeux, you will proceed to Mont St. Michel, whose namesake bay boasts one of the world’s highest tidal ranges, is a truly memorable sight. A private Mont St. Michel tour guide will be reserved for you special tour.
Your private Mont St. Michel tour begins at the Abbey, founded at the turn of the 8th century. The Abbey became a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. You will visit the Romanesque Church, the Gothic “Marvel” with the monk’s cloisters and refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Undercroft, the Refectory, and more. The tour may also include several chapels: St. Stephen, St. Martin, Our Lady Underground, St. Mary Magdalene, and the 11th-century Crypt of the 30 Candles.