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Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen

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Caen, France
Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen

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Overview

Spend a day exploring the surreal beauty of Mont St-Michel on this private tour from Caen. The 8th-century Benedictine Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rising from an island just off the Normandy coast. Tour the abbey with your expert guide, followed by free time to wander the village independently. Time permitting, choose to visit another nearby attraction, such as the towns of Balleroy, Avranches, Bayeux, St-Lô or Villedieu les Poeles, or the Abbey of Cerisy.
  • Private tour of Mont St-Michel from Caen
  • Visit the crowning jewel of Normandy and one of the most iconic attractions in France
  • Take a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed abbey with your private guide
  • Enjoy free time to wander Mont St-Michel's backstreets and admire views over the bay
  • Visit St-Lô, Balleroy, Avranches, the Abbey of Cerisy, Villedieu-les-Poêles or Bayeux, if time permits
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Private tour
Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Guide's lunch (approximately €20)
Abbey entrance fees

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9:00 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

Caen city center
Meet your private guide outside your Caen hotel in the morning, where you'll climb into a comfortable minivan for the 1.5-hour drive to the coast through the region of Normandy. Keep an eye on the horizon, as Mont St-Michel rises from its rocky island off the coast. It's instantly recognizable and one of the country's most spectacular sights.

Follow your guide up the cobblestone streets of the village, winding your way up to the abbey that sits at the top. Tour the 8th-century abbey with your private guide, learning more about the history of the place, after which you'll have some time to explore the town independently. Browse the local shops, visit the museum or stop for lunch in one of the village restaurants (own expense). Watch the tides roll in and out around Mont St-Michel, turning it into an island at regular intervals.

Depending on how long you spend at Mont St-Michel, you may have time for a 1-hour stop at another attraction on your way back to Caen. Choose from the towns of Balleroy, Avranches, Bayeux, St-Lô or Villedieu les Poeles, or the Abbey of Cerisy, and specify your preference in the 'Special Requirements' section when you book this tour.

Continue learning about Mont St-Michel in Avranches, which overlooks the abbey's bay. Find out why  St-Lô is called the 'Capital of the Ruins.' See Louis XIII's trademark style in Balleroy. Dig into the Roman history of Bayeux. See the handiwork of copper artisans in Villedieu-les-Poeles. Visit the Abbey of Cerisy to see an excellent example of Norman architecture.

At the conclusion of your tour, climb back into the minivan for the return trip to Caen.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, including a number of steps and uphill paths to get to the abbey
  • Not recommended for anyone with mobility difficulties
  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • Please note: The additional visit to St-Lô, Balleroy, Avranches, the Abbey of Cerisy or Villedieu-les-Poêles will only be possible if there is time and will last a maximum of one hour. If your group spends longer at Mont St Michel, there will not be time to go anywhere else.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • NST provides you with masks as well as hydroalcoholic gel. Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and the distance is respected.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Normandy Sightseeing Tour
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen.

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To see Mont Saint-Michel was such a...
Karin B
, Jul 2016
To see Mont Saint-Michel was such a highlight. We had a very knowledgeable guide who picked us up at our accommodation at Caen, which was excellent - particularly due to the known strikes in France. The trip to MSM was also wonderful, in the Normandy countryside, so this was a bonus! I think my only disappointment was feeling a bit 'rushed' so we didn't get time to look through the village itself at MSM, in order to make lunch in the tourist village just before you get to the site. There were no language barriers and I am overwhelmed at seeing this, so would definitely recommend other make it a 'bucket list' item. Well worth the trip.
star-5
This tour is a must for those...
pmk1
, Aug 2014
This tour is a must for those visiting the Normandy area. Our guide was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We couldn't have seen or learned as much without her.
star-5
WHile this tour is expensive, I...
Kent Z
, Apr 2014
WHile this tour is expensive, I would highly recommend it - it is worth every penny! Our guide, Karine, was very knowledgable about Normandy and Brittany, and the entire trip was filled with her providing information about the area, it's history, and sites we were seeing. Her ability to skirt the crowds and show us things we would otherwise have missed was exceptional. Mont Saint-Michel is an amazing place, but having your own personal encyclopedia of knowledge giving you running commentary on the history and context made it extra special. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a little more from their visit than a drive by photo opp.

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