Abbey Saint Michel/ Church/ Medieval History/
So here we are. The tour you are all searching for!
Our direction is the most popular attractions in France, the fairytale island of Mont St-Michel located on western the coast of Normandy. French are calling this isle the "Marvel of the Occident", some say that it is the pyramid of Keops, some describe it as an imaginary manor-house, stupefying as a dream palace. . .
Follow the steps of the American Division that came to Mont Saint Michel after the landing!
Together we will reach the top of the Abbey, passing great souvenir shops, tasting local specialities like "burning crepes", Calvados and Salty caramel butter cookies!
Taking this tour, you will find your own description of the unique place where each room, each step is interesting and the views are spectacular!
After our arrival at Mont St-Michel we will have a guided walking tour of this iconic attraction.
You will discover this rocky island with a vast bay, stout ramparts and battlements.
Then follow me on a walk to the top of the hilly village, where you'll travel back in time as you enter the fascinating abbey.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For your personal comfort I would like to suggest you several options for meeting depending on your situation:
- I can pick you up in Caen/ Bayeux/ Le Havre any other town in Normandy
-if you have your personal transport, the MEETING is Mont ST. Michel ( with the redaction of the price till 300 euros).
End location: The tour can end:
- any train station
- Your hotel
*** Please mind the additional charges included to the price depending on the distance from Mont St. Michel to your hotel/ train station ***
Duration: 8 hours
The tour duration is 3-4 hours, that's the time of my narrated walking tour of the village and exquisite Benedictine abbey.
I'll leave you then your free time to explore the village, to browse shops and watch the incredible spectacle of the bay's tide rising and surrounding the island.
For the groups up to 7 travelers you will be traveling in a nice VW minivan or a deluxe air-conditioned Mercedes ( contact me for the additional information) WITH the DRIVER and Svetlana as your GUIDE.
* I can customize the tour for smaller or bigger groups*
This private guided tour by minibus/car with live commentary includes:
My services as your tour guide;
Transport by air-conditioned minibus WITH THE PROFESSIONAL DRIVER;
Visit of the Abbey with my unique comments;
MIND: the tickets for the visit of the Abbey are not included into the final cost of this tour. You can purchase the tickets online on the official web- site of Mont Saint Michel Or I can purchase the tickets for you ( for an extra payment of 10 euros per person once on the tour)
Bottles of water in the minibus/car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - My timetable has also been planned so you have time to eat at one of the many fantastic restaurants. Why not try the world famous omelettes in copper pots and pans or "burning" crèpes with liquor! For these pleasures take 15-20 euros.
Don't forget the gift shops! Take other 10-15 euros to buy exclusive souvenirs and sweet cookies for all you relatives!
Abbey entrance fee and lunch not included.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are less/more than "7" amount of people and need a smaller/larger vehicle.
If you are just 2- the price is 720 euros.
If your group requires a minibus of 19 places- it is 1350 euros.
The tour duration is 9 hours. It means if I pick you up at 9 a.m. I bring you back at 5 p.m. ( extra hours will be charged )
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Svetlana was a great guide. Her English and historical knowledge was outstanding. We had a group that included an 8-year old and a 70-year old. She tailored the pace so that everyone was accommodated. Everyone had a fantastic time! If you go to France, Mont Saint Michel is not to be missed! I highly recommend Tour by Locals and I know that Svetlana cannot be the guide for every tour, but if other guides are even close to her professionalism and enthusiasm, then you can't go wrong!