Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Cherbourg

Originally a little fishing village, Cherbourg has developed into a historic port designed by Vauban. This was also a strategic naval port during the Napoleonic wars; there is a marina with over 1000 moorings. “Cap de la Hague” is to the West and the “Pointe de Barfleur” to the East. This port, which belongs to Normandy, is a region that has provided inspiration for countless artists and writers, and is the land of apple orchards and rolling farmland dotted with villages of half-timbered houses. View more

Boasting a wealth of abbeys and châteaux, as well as a superb coastline, it offers something for everyone. Cherbourg was also the first stop of RMS Titanic after it left Southampton, England. On 19 June 1864, the naval engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama took place off Cherbourg. The Battle of Cherbourg, fought in June 1944 following the Normandy Invasion, ended with the capture of Cherbourg on June 30.

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.

kreuzfahrten visiting Cherbourg

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Exkursionen in Cherbourg

Bayeux & its Famous Tapestry

Bayeux, the former capital of the Bessin region, was the first French town to be liberated in WWII. The town, fortunately, was not damaged during the war and the cathedral still keeps watch over the town and Bayeux Tapestry. The cloth presents a unique visual record of the events of 1066; from the rivalry between Harold and William to the conquest and final Norman victory.

Bayeux and Tapestry
From the pier depart via coach for Bayeux, 1.5 hours away. Upon arrival follow your guide as you discover enter the William the Conqueror Centre, a former seminary where the Bayeux Tapestry is displayed. The tapestry is probably the world's most celebrated piece of needlework. It depicts the dramatic story of the Normans’ conquest of England on 58 panels presented like a modern comic strip with action-packed scenes. The origin of the 225-foot (67.5m) tapestry remains obscure, but has sometimes been attributed to Queen Mathilda. A 20-minute audiovisual film provides information on the cloth before seeing it accompanied by audio headsets. The cloth is remarkably well preserved, featuring 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 of that period.

Bayeux Cathedral
Following your visit of the tapestry, your guide takes you to see the immense Notre Dame Cathedral. It is said to be the oldest cathedral in Normandy and was rebuilt by William the Conqueror and is Bayeux's most important historic building and the former home of the tapestry. It bears the marks of the many changes it has undergone over centuries. Of the Romanesque church from the 11th century only the crypt and the lower part of the nave remain. During the Gothic period a superb chancel and gallery were added. Later additions included the building of side-chapels along the aisles, frescoes, furniture and works of art.

Following your discovery of the cathedral pause for lunch accompanied by wine before a guided exploration of Bayeux’s medieval streets featuring timber frame homes. Once oriented to the city center, free time is afforded to browse the area before beginning the return to the ship in Cherbourg.

There is moderate walking on this tour. Traffic may cause delays.

HMS Titanic in Cherbourg

Step back in time and through films, portraits and slide shows, follow the journey of emigrants leaving for the Americas during this half-day tour of Cité de la Mer.


On April 10th, 1912, at 6:35 pm, the Titanic docked at Cherbourg harbor where 281 passengers embarked and luxury French products such as champagne, wines, and cheeses were loaded onboard. At 8:10 pm, the Titanic set sail for Queenstown (now Cobh), the ship's last continental stop-over before leaving on its fateful journey westward.


Departing the pier on foot, enjoy a guided walking tour in to Cherbourg seeing main sites connected with the Titanic stop over that night. Then walk back to the "Cité de la Mer Museum" to discover the special Titanic Exhibition


Cité de la Mer Museum

The first part of this exhibition is dedicated to the history of European Emigration towards the New World at the start of the twentieth century. Cherbourg played a major role during this period with its specially constructed deep water port, transatlantic ferry terminal and specially adapted hotels.

The exhibition is actually housed in the wonderful Art Deco ferry terminal building, a unique architectural example of its time. Areas of the terminal that have up to now remained unopened to the public, include the impressive baggage room.


The second part of this exhibition is dedicated to the Titanic covering the ship's construction, working on board, life on the ship and its journey culminating in the fatal collision with the iceberg.

At the conclusion, it is a short walk back to the pier, or remain in town to explore further on your own.


Please Note: This tour involves extensive walking over uneven ground and cobblestones. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

This full-day tour departs pierside for a visit to one of the most stunning monuments in France, often called the "Marvel of the Western World." Following a 2.5 hour drive, you will approach fabled Mont Saint Michel and enjoy a first glimpse of the spectacular granite mount with its Abbey soaring high above the sea.


Mont Saint Michel

Leave your coach and proceed on foot to the village entrance. Around the base of the mount are the ancient ramparts and a jumble of houses lining the narrow streets. Your guide will lead you up the cobbled street to the famous Abbey. Along the way you can admire the mount's diverse architecture. The monastery was founded in the 10th-century as the result of a dream vision. Three centuries later, the Abbey was added. From its very top gleams the gilded statue of Saint Michel. There will be a guided tour inside the Abbey.


After descending back down to the village, free time is afforded for a browse around on your own before rejoining your coach for the drive to a local family-owned restaurant for lunch. Following a sumptuous lunch accompanied by a view of the mount, begin the return to the ship in Cherbourg.


Please Note: Due to its great popularity, crowds of visitors are frequently encountered at the site. Tour requires extensive walking, uphill, downhill and on cobblestones. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. In addition, there are 197 steps to reach the Abbey; proper attire (no shorts or bare shoulders) is obligatory to enter. Guests with physical limitations need to be aware that they can only visit the lower section of Mont Saint Michel.

Silver Shore Privato - Cherbourg by Private Car with Guide - Full Day

Explore Cherbourg at your leisure during your Silver Shore Privato full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize 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.


Please note: This Silver Shore Privato tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Cherbourg by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Cherbourg at your leisure during your Silver Shore Privato half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize 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.


Please note: This Silver Shore Privato tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Cherbourg by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Explore Cherbourg at your leisure during your Silver Shore Privato 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.


Please note: This Silver Shore Privato tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

The Normandy Landing Beaches

Retrace the soldier's footsteps on this excursion to two famous Normandy sights from the D-Day invasion. Depart from Cherbourg by coach for the one hour drive to Sainte-Mère-Eglise via the local roads.


Sainte-Mère-Eglise

The town's main claim to fame is that it played a significant part in the World War II Normandy landings. This village stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counterattack on the troops landing on Utah and Omaha Beaches. In the early morning of 6 June 1944 mixed units of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and U.S. 101st Airborne Divisions occupied the town in Operation Detroit, giving it the claim to one of the first towns liberated in the invasion. Experience a guided visit of the village including a visit of the church involved with the paratrooper whose parachute got caught in the spire.


Utah Beach

The tour continues by driving to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and then a scenic drive along Utah Beach. Utah Beach was the furthest west of the five beaches designated for the D-Day landings in June 1944. After a short stop, the coach then returns directly back to Cherbourg.


Please Note: Tour involves moderate walking over uneven pathways. We recommend comfortable walking shoes. Inside visit of church is subject to religious ceremonies schedule. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, but can accommodate guests who utilise a wheelchair. A minimum number of participants per guide is required to operate this programme.

The Normandy Landing Sites

Heading east out of Cherbourg and travelling along the Cotenin peninsula you enter the valley of Saire, so named for the Saire river running to the sea at the valley's end. With its green landscapes and market gardens, the area is prosperous and full of charm.


From the pier, begin with a stop in the village of Barfleur frequented by the Dukes and Kings of England in the Middle Ages. Barfleur is an attractive and well-preserved fishing port. Its old granite houses and its narrow streets are calm and peaceful in contrast to the atmosphere along the harbour, where French and British sailors rub shoulders with the fishermen. From Barfleur continue on to equally adorable Saint Vaast la Hougue.


Famous for the Battle of La Hougue that took place in 1692 Saint Vaast La Hogue is now a renowned oyster production center. Remnants of the decisive battle in the War of the Grand Alliance are everywhere. The imposing fortifications which still protect the port date back to 17th century. The atmosphere here today is relaxing compared to the past: the moor, the cliffs, the inlets and the sea crashing over the pebbled beach. Following your exploration of the waterfront begin the return to the pier in Cherbourg.


Please Note: Tour involves moderate walking over uneven pathways. We recommend comfortable walking shoes. Inside visit of church is subject to religious ceremonies schedule. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, but can accommodate guests who utilise a wheelchair.

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.