Silversea Luxury Cruises To HONFLEUR

HONFLEUR
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HONFLEUR

The crammed together, timber-framed houses of Honfleur's delightful waterfront simply beg to be painted, and the waterfront beauty has been immortalised on the canvases of artists like Monet, and Honfleur's celebrated son, Boudin. Located in scenic Normandy, where the Seine opens out into the Channel, this is one of France's - and the world's - most spectacular, historic harbours. Impossibly picturesque, the Vieux Bassin's Norman harbour townhouses are an artist’s dream, reflecting out onto the still water, between bright wooden fishing boats. View more

It may be gorgeous, but it’s also a historically important port, and Samuel de Champlain's epic voyage - which resulted in the founding of Quebec - launched from these waters. Take a stroll back in time, as you wander cobbled streets where flowers spill down walls or sit to indulge in Calvados – brandy made from Normandy's famous apples. A museum dedicated to Eugene Boudin, the town's influential impressionist artist, displays visions of the harbour and region, as well as paintings of the town's stunning wooden church. Wander to Eglise St Catherine itself, to see the twisting structure, which is France's largest wooden chapel. Constructed from trees taken from nearby Touques Forest, it replaced the stone church that stood here previously, which was destroyed during the Hundred Years War. Out of Honfleur, The spectacular Pont de Normandie cable-stayed bridge loops up over the Seine's estuary, bringing excursions to Le Havre even closer. The pensive, sombre beaches of the D-Day landings stretch out across Normandy's coastline, while the Bayeux Tapestry unfurls within reach of Honfleur's picturesque scenery.

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LISBON To DUBLIN
  • Departure
    May 07 2020
  • Duration
    22 Days
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    Silver Cloud
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LISBON To LONDON (Tower Bridge)
  • Departure
    May 07 2020
  • Duration
    12 Days
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    Silver Cloud
From US$ 8,460
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STOCKHOLM To LONDON (Greenwich)
  • Departure
    Aug 27 2020
  • Duration
    18 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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COPENHAGEN To LONDON (Greenwich)
  • Departure
    Sep 03 2020
  • Duration
    11 Days
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    Silver Spirit
From US$ 5,940
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AMSTERDAM To LONDON (Greenwich)
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    Sep 08 2020
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    6 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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LONDON (Greenwich) To BARCELONA
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    Sep 14 2020
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    23 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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LONDON (Greenwich) To LISBON
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    Sep 14 2020
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    11 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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LISBON To LONDON (Tower Bridge)
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    May 05 2021
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LISBON To REYKJAVIK
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    Jun 16 2021
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    Silver Cloud
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SOUTHAMPTON To SOUTHAMPTON
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    Sep 15 2021
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    12 Days
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Excursions in HONFLEUR

Bayeux Tapestry

Walk in the footsteps of history when you travel to Bayeux, the first town to be liberated by the Allies at the end of World War II. It survived intact and boasts an impressive array of architecture dating from antiquity to the Renaissance to the modern day. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry as well as the Bayeux Cathedral, which dates from 1077 and was built in both Roman and Gothic styles.


Bayeux Tapestry

Depart the pier for the approximately 1.5-hour drive to Bayeux. Upon arrival you will take a guided visit to the William the Conqueror Centre, the former seminary where the Bayeux Tapestry is displayed. The 225-foot (about 69-metre) Bayeux Tapestry is probably the world's most celebrated piece of needlework; it depicts the dramatic story of the Norman conquest of England on 58 panels and tells the story of William the Conqueror, from the build-up to the invasion of England to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, when William defeated King Harold to become King of England.


After a 20-minute audio-visual film, your visit takes you through different sections of this wonderful Medieval tapestry. The cloth is remarkably well-preserved, and features scenes that depict 11th-century Norman and Saxon dress, food, tools, cooking utensils, and weapons. It remains the most accurate and lively document to survive from the Middle Ages with detailed information from that period.


Notre Dame Cathedral

Following your visit to the museum, walk to the Notre Dame Cathedral, Bayeux's most important historical building. Upon arrival, you may take a guided tour of the cathedral or opt to explore it independently.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board the coach for the approximately 1.5-hour return drive to the pier in Honfleur.

Cooking with Chef Brigitte

Meet Chef Brigitte Dumant for a cooking lesson with lunch at her 'Long House in the Marshes' during this half-day, interactive culinary excursion.


Saint Etienne La Thillaye

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive towards Saint Etienne La Thillaye, a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of north-western France. Upon reaching the heart of the Auge region, which is dotted with pastures and cows, meet Chef Brigitte Dumant for an interactive cooking lesson at her lovely country home, La Longère des Marais, the 'Long House in the Marshes'.


Cooking Lesson

Upon arrival, enjoy the company of your host and the charming atmosphere of her home, then don your apron and commence your cooking lesson with Chef Dumant. Learn the secrets behind preparing Norman cuisine, and participate in the preparation of a main course and dessert.


Lunch in the Garden

Upon completion of your cooking lesson, proceed to the garden (weather-permitting) to dine on the food you've helped to prepare. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your van and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Deauville & Honfleur

Embrace the picturesque seaside beauty of Normandy during this half-day sightseeing excursion to Deauville and Honfleur. Annexed by Roman legions and Viking adventurers, disputed for centuries by English and French kings, beach-head for D-Day armies, Normandy is a melting-pot of peoples and languages, a cross-roads where cultures and ideas have met and mingled giving it a rich heritage of traditions, monuments and history.

Deauville

Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minutes' drive to Deauville. Upon arrival, proceed to the 'Planches', a wooden plank promenade that runs the length of the beach, and is the landmark of this famous sea resort. The 'Planches' are lined with elegant buildings that include the Pompeiian Baths and the Bar du Soleil.


After a brief orientation tour of this delightful locale, some free time is made available to explore the area at your leisure before driving back to Honfleur.

Honfleur

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour along the picturesque narrow streets lined by timber-framed houses. Along the way, see the 15th-century St. Catherine's Church and its bell tower, the salt warehouses, the Lieutenance, residence of the former governor of the city, and the Old Port with its picturesque quay. Following your tour, some free time is made available to explore the city centre at your leisure before commencing the short drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking over cobblestones and uneven ground in Honfleur for approximately 2 kilometres (1.25 miles) and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection.

Historic Rouen

The Seine valley region offers picturesque villages, green pastures and fertile orchards and a warm welcome. Rouen is an exceptionally historic town with fine buildings and many museums in the heart of Normandy in an area that is crossed by one of the most beautiful and famous rivers in the world, the Seine.


Rouen

Depart from the pier for your one hour and 30 minutes drive to Rouen, with its skyline dominated by towers and spires. Rouen, the capital of higher Normandy, has held great importance since the times of the Roman Empire due to its location as the lowest bridging-point on the Seine. The alignment of its two main streets (Rue du Gros Horloge and Rue des Carmes) still reflects the layout of the early city.

Offering a wealth of artistic delights, your guided walking tour will visit the historical part of the city. Some of the most important sites you will view during this tour include the Old Market Place where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431, the Gros Horloge street and its belfry, a sculpted archway on which rests a 16C Renaissance lodge decorated with clock faces still indicating the time of the day, the Law Courts, Saint Maclou and the cathedral built over several centuries (from the 12C to 16C) which is a fine example of Gothic architecture.


After your tour concludes in Rouen you will return to Honfleur via the Seine Valley (drive will take approx.1 hour and 30 minutes)

Normandy D-Day Beaches and WWII Cemetery (Limited Mobility Friendly)

This accessible Normandy and D-Day shore excursion offers a full day of exploring historic WWII sites, including significant D-Day beaches, memorials and battlefields.


Start your tour by meeting your tour guide and accessible van at the cruise dock and head out on a comfortable drive to the West end of the Normandy coast for your first stop of the day, the incredible Utah Beach Museum. Escorted by your tour guide, you will recount the story of D-Day, from preparation of the landing to the final outcome and success. You will also have an opportunity to admire an original B26 bomber, one of the six remaining examples of this airplane still in existence worldwide. Outside the Museum, you will see parts of Utah Beach and the historic monuments that belong to the site. After your visit here, you will enjoy a delicious local French lunch and rest break.


Next, your tour continues to the historic Pointe du Hoc. This prominent cliff formation along the coast was the focal point of the extensive assaults by U.S. forces during the early hours of D-Day, and ruins of German defenses still remain here. Narrated by your tour guide, this fascinating site will come alive to you. American Rangers courageously scaled the tall dramatic cliffs while under constant attack by German emplacements. More than 600 tons of bombs were dropped at this site during the War. After your time here, you will have time to enjoy lunch.


The second part of your day will be spent visiting the American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach. Perched upon a cliff overlooking the beautiful Omaha Beach, this peaceful green space has almost 10,000 perfectly aligned white crosses that point towards America, representing American soldiers who sacrificed their lives during WWII. Your day in Normandy will end with a drive through the picturesque countryside back to port.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is specially designed for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair or a scooter. Full time wheelchair users, are kindly requested to contact shoreconcierge@silversea.com in order to provide further details and determine if the tour is suitable for them. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. An accessible vehicle with a wheelchair lift or ramp will be used for transportation. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. A minimum participation of 4 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Normandy Landings

Relive one of the most historic events of World War II during this memorable, full-day excursion to Normandy. Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handful of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. Although choppy seas and heavy German resistance prevented them from fully meeting their objectives that day, they were able to gain a crucial foothold.

American Cemetery

Depart the pier for the approximate 1.5-2 hour drive to Omaha Beach. The majority of the nearly 10,000 American soldiers killed at Omaha Beach are buried in this 170-acre (69-hectare) cemetery on land given to the United States by France as a token of her gratitude. Here, 9,386 marble crosses and Stars of David are aligned on a plateau above the beach. A memorial contains the Tablets of the Missing, and a map outlines the battle sites of the Normandy beaches.


La Chenevière

Next, proceed for a two-course lunch accompanied by wine at La Chenevière, an 18th-century chateau located near Omaha Beach, approximately 30 minutes away. The dining room, overlooking the park, has certain grandeur on an intimate scale, while classic cuisine allows you to explore all the distinctive flavours of Normandy, a generous and distinguished cuisine based on delicious local produce.

Arromanches Invasion Museum

Proceed next to the small seaside town of Arromanches. Upon arrival, visit the Arromanches Invasion Museum. This important museum was dedicated to the largest landing operation in history on June 6, 1944, when the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to attack the German lines.

During your visit, see films and models that re-create the entire operation along the D-Day beaches, and illustrate the logistical importance of Port Winston. A short distance offshore, remnants of the artificial port can still be seen.


Following your visit, commence the approximate 1.5-2-hour drive back to the pier.


Omaha Beach, Overlord Museum and WWII Cemetery (for Limited Mobility Guests)

This accessible D-Day shore excursion offers an intriguing time exploring historic WWII sites. Experience Omaha Beach and learn about the intriguing history that took place here, visit the historic American Cemetery and Memorial, and explore the fascinating Overlord Museum.


Start your tour by meeting your tour guide and accessible van at the cruise dock and head out on a comfortable drive to Colleville-sur-Mer to visit the historic Normandy American Cemetery. Perched upon a cliff overlooking the beautiful Omaha Beach, this peaceful green space has almost 10,000 perfectly aligned white crosses that point towards America, representing American soldiers who sacrificed their lives during WWII. Escorted by your tour guide, you will experience this sacred site and see movies, pictures and crosses that serves as a reminder of the ones who sacrificed their lives in battle.


Next, your tour continues to the nearby Overlord Museum, a tribute to the fallen of the Overlord Operation. The Museum offers a brilliant display of military vehicles and uniforms from WW2. While here you will have an opportunity to browse the fascinating exhibition displays telling the story of the D-Day landings and the subsequent battle.


After your visit to the Museum, your tour guide will escort you on a leisurely stroll outside near Omaha Beach while sharing the history of the site with you. This historic beach was the primary point of landing on June 6, 1944, for the entry of American forces into World War II and saw some of the most intense fighting in the entire war!


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is specially designed for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair or a scooter. Full time wheelchair users, are kindly requested to contact shoreconcierge@silversea.com in order to provide further details and determine if the tour is suitable for them. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. An accessible vehicle with a wheelchair lift or ramp will be used for transportation. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. A minimum participation of 4 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Honfleur at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Honfleur at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Honfleur at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Honfleur at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

The Benedictine Cocktail experience

Discover why the Benedictine Palace is renowned for its popular liquor during this memorable, half-day tour and tasting excursion.


Honfleur, Fécamp and the Benedictine Palace

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the city of Fécamp, an important cod-fishing port, then head to the late 19th-century Benedictine Palace. This beautiful, wooden and stone palace combines both Gothic and Renaissance styles, and serves as a link between the town and its monastic past. However, it is also renowned for its famous Benedictine liquor.


Guided Palace Tour, Enamel and Ivory Collections, and Spice and Plant Varieties

Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour of the palace. Along the way, marvel at a collections of enamels and ivories from the Abbey of Fécamp. Next, see, touch, and smell spices and plants from all over the world, including some of the 27 different ingredients found in Benedictine liquor. An ideal after-dinner drink, neat or over ice, Benedictine liquor is also a key ingredient in many cocktails, some of them world-famous.


Mixology Lesson and Benedictine Cocktail Tasting

During your guided walking tour of the palace, a stop is made at a private room for a unique opportunity to discover the art of mixology. Enjoy a gustatory and olfactory tasting of different Benedictine varieties with the help of an expert, Head Barman of the 5-star Hotel Barrière Le Normandy Deauville. He explains their subtleties, and teaches and shares with you how to mix Benedictine cocktails with different techniques and tips.



At the conclusion of your mixology lesson, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier

Land programmes in HONFLEUR

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Normandy & Landing Beaches

The picturesque northern coast of France is perhaps best-known as the site of the largest amphibious invasion in history, when Allied forces attacked German positions at Normandy on 6 June 1944. Explore the landing beaches, sites and memorials of the most iconic events of the D-Day landing at Normandy during this unforgettable, one-night overland excursion. Disembark the ship in Honfleur for a scenic drive to the charming seaside resort of Arromanches-les-Bains

, the strategic stronghold of the Mulberry Operation. Upon arrival, a photo stop is made at the remains of the Floating Harbour before touring the Landing Museum. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Here, see the marble crosses and stars of David of the nearly-10,000 killed at Omaha Beach, and reflect on their sacrifice. A photo stop is then made at Omaha Beach before visiting Pointe du Hoc, made notably famous by the movie, ‘The Longest Day’. Following your visit, transfer to the Château La Chenevière for check-in, dinner and an overnight stay. After breakfast the next morning, check-out and drive to Saint Côme du Mont. During a tour of the D-Day Experience Museum, experience a C-47 flight simulator. Next, take a guided stroll through the village of Sainte-Mère-L'Eglise, then proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Méautis for a visit to Manoir de Donville (Donville Manor). Tour the remains of the Battle of Bloody Gulch, Donville Chapel Cemetery and Donville Manor. At the conclusion of your visit, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Two with a transfer back to the port of Honfluer. Upon arrival at the pier, embark the ship.

Tour Code: 01MIDHOF-A

Tour Title: Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Normandy & Landing Beaches

Duration: 1 Night/2 Days

Departs from: Honfleur at approximately 9.30am

Re-join ship: Honfleur at approximately 5.30pm

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing.

IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.

Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

 

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for France. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.

LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Euro. Local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (shopping stops are planned during the program).

Explore the landing beaches, sites and memorials of the most iconic events of the D-Day landing at Normandy during this unforgettable, one-night overland excursion.

DAY ONE – Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Honfleur /Port En Bessin

After disembarking the ship, depart for a scenic drive to Arromanches-les-Bains

After disembarking the ship, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Arromanches-les-Bains, a charming seaside resort that served as the strategic stronghold of the Mulberry Operation.

Stop to photograph the remains of the Floating Harbour, and tour the Landing Museum

Upon arrival, a photo stop is made the remains of the Floating Harbour, where thousands of Allied soldiers came ashore, before visiting the Landing Museum. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour. Along the way, see models and films depicting the monumental exploits and sacrifices of the Allied forces during the Mulberry and Overlord operations.

Proceed for lunch at a local restaurant in Port-en-Bessin

Following your museum visit, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant in Port-en-Bessin.

Visit the American Cemetery, and see the 9,386 marble crosses and stars of David

After lunch, re-board your coach and drive to the American Cemetery of Coleville-Saint-Laurent, located just above Omaha Beach. The majority of the nearly 10,000 American soldiers killed at Omaha Beach are buried in this 170-acre (69-hectare) cemetery on land given to the United States by France as a token of her gratitude. Here, see and reflect upon the 9,386 marble crosses and Stars of David aligned on a plateau above the beach. A memorial contains the Tablets of the Missing, and a map outlines the battle sites of the Normandy beaches.

Drive to Omaha Beach for a photo stop and visit Pointe du Hoc

Next, a photo stop is made at Omaha Beach, site of the famous D-Day landing, en route to your final stop of the day, Pointe du Hoc, made notably famous by the movie, The Longest Day. Located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, the Pointe du Hoc was a strategic element of the Atlantic Wall. It proved to be one of the toughest battles of the Normandy Landings; of the 225 Rangers that began the assault, only 90 were still fit to continue their fight for France's Liberation.

Transfer to the Château La Chenevière, for check-in, and some free time

Following your visit, re-board your coach and transfer to the Château La Chenevière for check-in, with some free time to freshen-up before dinner.

Dinner is at the hotel.

Overnight Accommodations in a Deluxe Room at the Château La Chenevière (or similar) – Port En Bessin

DAY TWO – Friday, September 11, 2020 – Port En Bessin/Honfleur

Breakfast, check-out, a drive to Saint Côme du Mont and tour of the D-Day Experience Museum

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Saint Côme du Mont. Upon arrival, a stop is made at the D-Day Experience Museum. During your guided visit, relive history through modern and interactive exhibits. Included is the dynamic flight simulator, which offers a unique opportunity to experience the mythical crossing of June 6, 1944 aboard a genuine C-47.

Take a guided stroll through the village of Sainte-Mère-L'Eglise

Next, re-board your coach for the short drive to Sainte-Mère-L'Eglise, located in the hearth of the Normandy livestock breeding area. This town brutally entered the news headlines in 1944 when the U.S.’s 82nd Airborne Division troops landed here and liberated Sainte-Mère-Eglise on June 6th. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the village. In front of Town Hall, see the ‘Milestone Zero’ symbolizing the start of the Road to Freedom. Inside the church, a modern stained-glass window features the American parachute drop.

Proceed for lunch at a local restaurant in Sainte-Mère-L'Eglise

Following your museum visit, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant in Port-en-Bessin.

Drive to Méautis for a visit to Manoir de Donville (Donville Manor)

After lunch, re-board your coach and drive to Méautis for a visit to Manoir de Donville (Donville Manor). Here, part of the famous ‘Battle of Bloody Gulch’ took place between the US paratroopers of the 101st Airborne (Easy Company and Fox Company) and the SS 17th Panzer Grenader Division, helped by the German paratroopers of the 6th regiment.

Tour the Remains of the Battle of Bloody Gulch, Donville Chapel Cemetery and Donville Manor

Upon arrival, see the remains of the Battle of Bloody Gulch are visible. In spite of the removal of several tons of ammunition by demining services, many items, including helmets, guns and boxes of ammunition, were left behind and have remained in position since June 1944. In addition to the battlefield and its remains, see the Donville Chapel Cemetery, where the bodies of civilians shot by the SS are resting, and the museum with its unique collection. Finally, walk through Donville Manor, where the walls still bear the macabre traces of hand-to-hand combat.

Transfer to the pier and ship

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately two-hour drive to the pier in Honfleur.

Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 2.2 miles (about 3.5 kilometres), at times over uneven, rocky, sandy, grassy, slippery, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and 40 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, raingear, a sweater or light jacket, raincoat, camera, and credit cards or local currency for purchases from the ship; some pants and long sleeves are recommended, as the weather can be windy at the beaches of Normandy. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence, itinerary and timings may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Château La Chenevière (or similar) – Port En Bessin

  • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner including drinks

  • Floating Harbour remainsArromanches-les-Bains

  • Models and films of the Allied war effort – Landing Museum

  • Lunch at a local restaurant – Port-en-Bessin

  • Visit the Normandy Memorial – American Cemetery

  • 9,386 marble crosses & Stars of David – American Cemetery

  • Sites of Allied landings at Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and Pointe du Hoc

  • C-47 Flight simulator at the D-Day Experience Museum – Saint Côme du Mont

  • Milestone Zero Memorial – Sainte-Mère-L'Eglise

  • Lunch at a local restaurant – Sainte-Mère-L'Eglise

  • Visit the remains of the Battle of Bloody Gulch – Donville Manor

  • Tours of the Donville Chapel Cemetery and Donville Manor

  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

    Not Included:

    Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

  • An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

    The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.