Private Mont Saint Michel and Honfleur
Walk along cobblestone streets, visit a famous abbey, take in panoramic views and more on this private tour near Le Havre. You'll get an exclusive cultural experience with skip-the-line tickets to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont Saint Michel and its bay to discover the beautiful architecture of this medieval village. Enjoy its breathtaking views and shop-lined, cobblestone streets with an expert local guide who will share this high-tide island's rich history and take you to attractions like the Mont Saint Michel Abbey. You'll also enjoy private roundtrip transportation to and from your port destination and a visit to Saint Catherine's Church as well as a local product tasting in the enchanting city of Honfleur. With so many historic attractions and breathtaking views to see, this is the ideal excursion for believers and non-believers alike.
Meet your guide in Le Havre before embarking on a scenic journey aboard a luxury vehicle that takes to the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel--a bay that separates Brittany and Normandy that offers spectacular views of the tidal island city of Mont Saint Michel, which connects to the mainland with its natural causeway that becomes submerged during high tides. Explore the fascinating port city of Mont Saint Michel the way 8th-century pilgrims did. Make your way through town by foot to take in the captivating views of iconic architectural glory of its buildings, including the fortifications of the Liberty, Arcade, Claudine, and Kings towers that reinforce this medieval city's thick walls. Stroll through the shop-lined streets of Mont Saint Michel and learn how the famous omelet of a famous innkeeper and cook of Mont Saint Michel who was known as Mother Poulard was made.
Get your camera ready to capture panoramic views of the bay before heading to explore the Benediction abbey of Mont Saint Michel Abbey--a former pilgrimage site and a notable model of medieval building design for military strongholds and religious structures. Today, the Abbey houses nun and monk communities that pray daily and features a great lookout at its West Terrace, where you can capture beautiful views of the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay. Next, head to the Honfleur--a city dubbed as the "City of Painters" due to its stark influence on painters who found the picturesque town inspirational, including famous French landscape painter Eugene Boudin. Here, you'll follow your guide to explore historical sites of this storybook-like town, including the 15th century-built historical monument of St. Catherine's Church--France's largest wood-built church that features a separate steeple.
Your tour will take you to explore the cobblestone streets of Honfleur, where you'll find a whole host of charming boutiques, half-timbered homes, and quaint restaurants. Stop for a local product tasting to whet your palate with local favorites like Pommeau, Cider, or Calvados--an artisan brandy made with a variety of flavors, including apple and peach. Spend some leisure time on the final leg of your private tour by dining on local French cuisine for lunch before heading back with your guide to Le Havre.
If you're looking for a private tour that combines a sense of history, art, and architecture with a brandy tasting, then this is the tour you don't want to miss. Book your private guided tour today and get ready to explore Mont-Saint-Michele and Honfleur for an unforgettable experience!