Silversea Luxury Cruises To Saint Malo

Saint Malo
Saint Malo

Thrust out into the sea and bound to the mainland only by tenuous man-made causeways, romantic St-Malo has built a reputation as a breeding ground for phenomenal sailors. Many were fishermen, but others—most notably Jacques Cartier, who claimed Canada for Francis I in 1534—were New World explorers. Still others were corsairs, "sea dogs" paid by the French crown to harass the Limeys across the Channel: legendary ones like Robert Surcouf and Duguay-Trouin helped make St-Malo rich through their pillaging, in the process earning it the nickname "the pirates' city. View more

" The St-Malo you see today isn’t quite the one they called home because a weeklong fire in 1944, kindled by retreating Nazis, wiped out nearly all of the old buildings. Restoration work was more painstaking than brilliant, but the narrow streets and granite houses of the Vieille Ville were satisfactorily recreated, enabling St-Malo to regain its role as a busy fishing port, seaside resort, and tourist destination. The ramparts that help define this city figuratively and literally are authentic, and the flames also spared houses along Rue de Pelicot in the Vieille Ville. Battalions of tourists invade this quaint part of town in summer, so arrive off-season if you want to avoid crowds.

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Lisbon To London (Tower Bridge)
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Lisbon To Amsterdam
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Lisbon To London (Greenwich)
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London (Greenwich) To Barcelona
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Barcelona To London (Tilbury)
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London (Tower Bridge) To Reykjavik
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Excursions in Saint Malo

Dinan & Dinard

Experience the beauty, history and elegance of north-western France during this delightful, half-day sightseeing excursion. The contrasting attractions of Dinan and Dinard are a world apart in appearance that exists within only a 20-minute drive from one another. One, a walled hill town still bristling with fortresses from the 13th century with more than its fair share of wobbly half-timbered houses on ancient streets, and the other a former fishing village that became an elegant and affluent resort in the 19th century, complete with casino.

Dinan

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the beautifully-preserved walled town of Dinan. Upon arrival at the coach parking area, begin your guided walking tour of the ramparts, towers and timbered houses in this medieval setting. Of special note are the buildings around the Place des Merciers and Old Clock Tower. A short visit is made to the 12th-century Basilica Saint Sauveur, which contains a headstone with the heart of Bertrand de Guesclin, a locally-revered 14th-century knight, who fought battles to expel the English from France. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore your surroundings before returning to the coach parking area.


Dinard

Next, re-board your coach for a delightful drive along the Rance River en route to Dinard and the Breton Riviera. Located on the Rance Estuary, the elegant town of Dinard displays the charm of the Belle Epoque with its unique 'Marine' architectural style. A panoramic drive offers splendid views of impressive clifftop villas. From here, proceed to Casino Beach for a photo stop where along the way you will view an amazing variety of Mediterranean vegetation.


Re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1 mile (about 1.5 kilometres) at times over cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Dinan is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Dinard by Moonlight

Experience the scenic splendour of Dinard during this half-day evening excursion along the Promenade au Clair de Lune.


Saint Malo, Côte d'Émeraude and Dinard

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Dinard, a commune on the Côte d'Émeraude of Brittany in north-western France. Dinard's splendid beaches and mild climate make it a popular holiday destination for famous visitors and residents alike.


Promenade du Clair de Lune, Saint Malo, Rance Estuary, Flower Beds, and Lovely Villas

Upon arrival, take a guided moonlight stroll along Dinard's pedestrianized seawall, affectionately named 'Promenade du Clair de Lune', which offers breath-taking panoramic views of Saint Malo and the Rance Estuary. Flower beds and striking Mediterranean vegetation add to its beauty, as do its fine villas which are particularly attractive at sunset, making Dinard the ideal setting for a lovely and memorable evening stroll. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 3.1 miles (about five kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and ramparts, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring raingear from the ship.

Emerald Coast & Oyster Tasting

Discover the unique methods utilised in the farming and processing of oysters during this half-day tour and tasting at a Cancale oyster farm. The town has built a reputation due to the oyster beds that are along the coast and around the harbour at Cancale and is best known as being the oyster capital of Brittany. Cancale oysters have been famous for at least 2000 years since the days when they were eaten by the soldiers of Julius Caesar and later when they were delivered daily to Louis XIV.


Scenic Drive to Cancale

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 45-minute drive to Cancale via the coastal road. This picturesque fishing village is renowned for its oyster beds, or 'banc d'huîtres', where gardeners farm thousands of oysters.


Oyster Farm Tour and Tasting

During your guided visit to the Marine Farm, or 'Ferme Marine', discover everything about oysters, including how they are farmed, washed, conditioned and processed for consumption. Afterward, stop by the onsite shell museum before proceeding for a wine-and-oyster-tasting.

At the conclusion of your tour and tasting, re-board your coach and commence the approximate 30-minute drive back to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1.5 kilometres (1 mile). This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Hiking Cap Fréhel

Experience the wild and windswept area around the Cap Fréhel Peninsula set 230 feet (70 metres) high above pink sandstone cliffs. Walk a beautiful path of spectacular heathland offering some of the most breath-taking scenery along the amazing Brittany coastline. Follow the path through an extraordinary natural landscape up to the lighthouses north at Cape Fréhel, where on a clear day the view from the top reaches all the way to the Norman peninsula Le Manche.


Cape Fréhel

Depart the pier for Cape Fréhel located in Côtes-d'Armor, northern Brittany, approximately one hour drive away. On arrival take a guided walking tour along the head of the Cap to explore the two lighthouses. The taller one measuring 98ft (30m) high has a calorie-burning 145 steps and was built in 1950; its beam can reach up to 68 miles (110km). The smaller one, no longer in use, was constructed in 1685 by the renowned architect-engineer Simon Garangeau who worked for Vauban, the legendary military engineer of Louis XIV, who fortified many strategic points around the French coast.


Enjoy some free time to climb atop the tallest lighthouse, admire the wide variety of heather and gorse species and the landscape of colours on the most beautiful Cap in Brittany or look for nesting seabirds in the neighbouring small island.


Your tour concludes back at the pier after the drive back to St.Malo.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking over uneven terrain for approximately 2.8 km (1.75 miles). Guests should be in good physical condition and good health. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Minimum recommended age for participation is 10 years old.

Medieval Dinan

Experience the Old World splendour of Dinan during an excursion to this delightful medieval city. Dinan is so well-preserved because it escaped the bombs of World War II and today her ramparts guard only the town's residential charm where you will find gardens, wells and inviting backyards. Enjoy the old town center, stroll the ramparts and view the riverfront harbour. The sprawling town square, Place du Guesclin, is named after a 14th-century military leader famous for victories over England and for over 700 years merchants have filled the square to sell their produce and crafts.


Walking Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 45-minute drive to Dinan. Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour of this beautifully preserved medieval town, which is surrounded by ancient walls. Along the way, experience the town's unique ambience as you stroll past ramparts, towers and half-timbered houses. Highlights to be seen include the buildings around the town's main square, the massive clock tower, the 12th-century Basilica Saint Sauveur and the beautiful English gardens.


Following your walking tour, some free time is made available to explore the town at your leisure.


At the conclusion of your excursion to Dinan, return to your coach and commence the approximate 45-minute drive back to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1.5 hours, mainly on cobblestone streets, with a few steps in certain locations. Walking in Dinan is at the discretion of each guest for approximately 1.5km (1 mile). This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Mont Saint Michel

Embrace the beauty of one of the most renowned monuments in France during this full-day excursion to Mont St. Michel. The 'Wonder of the West', a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St. Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls is perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries, the abbey is a technical and artistic tour de force, having had to adapt to the problems posed by this unique natural site.


Scenic Drive to Mont St. Michel

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate one-hour drive to Mont St. Michel, a monument often regarded as the 'Marvel of the Western World'. On the approach, marvel at the spectacular granite mount with its Abbey soaring high above the sea. Upon arrival at the coach parking area, precede on-foot to the shuttle bus, and then board the bus for the transfer to the village entrance.


Mont St. Michel and Abbey Tour

Around the base of the mount are the ancient ramparts and a jumble of houses lining the narrow streets. Your guide leads you up the cobbled street and 365 steps to access the famous Abbey. En route, admire the diverse architecture of Mont St. Michel, which was founded in the 10th century as the result of a dream vision; the Abbey was added three centuries later. At its very top gleams the gilded statue of Saint Michel. Upon entering the Abbey, walk up another 197 steps and begin your guided tour of its interior.


Lunch and Free Time

After descending back down to the village, some free time is made available for lunch and an opportunity to explore your surroundings at your leisure.

At the conclusion of your excursion to Mont St. Michel, re-join your guide and walk back to the shuttle, then begin the approximate 1.5-hour drive back to the coach parking area at the pier in St. Malo.



Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of uphill and downhill walking on cobblestone streets, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 365 steps to access the Abbey and 197 steps inside the Abbey. Walking at Mont St. Michel is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the Abbey; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Expect crowds and waiting times at the mount and Abbey. In case of high tide, a bot might be used as transfer to Mont St Michael. In that event,there would be few steps to negotiate to get and off the boat.

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

Explore Saint Malo at your leisure during your 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 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 Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

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

Explore Saint Malo at your leisure during your 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 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 Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Please be advised that a full day charge will be incurred for the private vehicle if the departure time is after 09.00am in the morning.Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact cost.

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

Explore Saint Malo 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.


Please note: This 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.

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

Explore Saint Malo 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.


Please note: This 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.Please be advised that a full day charge will be incurred for the private vehicle if the departure time is after 09.00am in the morning.Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact cost.

Walking Saint Malo & Sweet Touch

Embrace the Old World beauty and flavours of Saint Malo on-foot during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Saint Malo, Old City, Castle, Ramparts, House of Duchess Ann, and Cathedral

Depart the pier for a scenic, guided walking tour of Saint Malo. As you stroll around the quaint, narrow streets of the Old City, your guide points out sites of historical interest. View the castle, part of the ramparts protecting the town, the town's typical streets, house of Duchess Ann, and Cathedral. In addition, learn about some of the town's past luminaries, including Jacques Cartier, Duguay-Trouin, Surcouf, and the renowned romantic writer, Châteaubriand.


Rampart Walk, Creperie, and Crepes and Cider

Next, take a stroll along the ramparts, then proceed to a creperie inside the city walls for a crepe with a glass of cider (or soda). Following your refreshment stop, continue your walking tour, which concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.5 miles (about 2.5 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and ramparts, with 50 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship. The tour sequence may vary.

Land programmes in Saint Malo

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Normandy & Landing Beaches

Discover the idyllic countryside of the Normandy region, renowned for its charming villages where local products find their way to the finest tables. Visit the Mont St. Michel and the unforgettable sites of the Landing Beaches. Dine on the exquisitely fresh seafood of the region and stay overnight at the Chateau d'Audrieu, an 18th-century residence.



NORMANDY & THE LANDING BEACHES

01MIDDNR-A Normandy & Landing Beaches

Departure: Saint Malo

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Rejoin ship: Honfleur

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by the applicable booking deadline specified above. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 120 days of sailing.



DAY ONE - Saint Malo / Bayeux (Audrieu)

Begin the day with a visit to one of the most renowned monuments in France, le Mont St. Michel. The Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St. Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls, is perched on a rocky islet exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany. Upon arrival at the coach parking area, precede on-foot to the shuttle bus, and then board the bus for the transfer 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 leads you up the cobbled street and 365 steps to access the famous Abbey. En route, admire the architecture of Mont St. Michel, which was founded in the 10th century; the Abbey was added three centuries later. At its very top gleams the gilded statue of Saint Michel. Upon entering the Abbey, walk up another 197 steps and begin your guided tour of its interior.


After descending back down to the village, lunch will be served in Saint Malo or in a nearby location. Refreshed by your meal, reboard the coach for the 2-hour drive to Bayeux.


Here you will find a charming and dynamic city that is a mere 1,500 years old, having been founded by Romans in the 1st-century. The medieval town centre that you will visit today includes cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the impressive Gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Stroll along the banks for the Aure River and get a close look at the old restored mills and historic buildings.


Leave the city behind and continue from here to the Chateau d'Audrieu. Entering the gates leads you into the main courtyard of this 18th-century residence. Check-in and experience the refined charm of discreet luxury and the conviviality of a family home. Dinner this evening is served at the hotel.



DAY TWO - Bayeux (Audrieu) / Honfleur

Begin the day with breakfast at the Chateau. Then, board the coach for the drive out to Pointe du Hoc which sits about 200 feet (60 metres) above the sea on high cliffs. The Germans posted long range guns on this naturally protected site to knock out approaching ships. The Allies knew they must overtake and secure the area so that the other landings could be successful. Before dawn on June 6th 1944 about 200 U.S. rangers scaled the cliffs as German forces fired down upon them. After suffering great losses, the soldiers finally reached the top and secured the area only to find that the large guns had been moved to the north near Calais. The site has been left in its condition from that day. You can walk amid bomb craters pocking the white cliffs, go through semi-ruined German bunkers and twisted barbwire fences.


The beaches along this coast were given code names by the allies in preparation for the attack. From west to east are Utah and Omaha (where the Americans landed), Juno (where the Canadians landed), Gold and Sword (where the British landed). Today, you'll drive to Coleville sur Mer and stop at the American Cemetery located just above Omaha Beach. This large park like cemetery was donated to the Americans by the French, and contains over 9000 white marble crosses and Star of David grave markers with the name and home state of each soldier who died on the beaches below while fighting the Germans. A centerpiece of the cemetery is a memorial to those who lost their lives, and to the 1577 missing or unidentified soldiers.


Continue on to to the town of Port en Bessin, where a lunch featuring local specialties will be served.


Heading out in the direction of Honfleur, stop for a visit in Arromanches les Bains. The town of Arromanches was chosen by Winston Churchill as the location of a harbor to be built for the invasion. To build it, 300-foot (91-metre) long cement blocks were floated across the English Channel and sunk in place. Named Port Winston, this harbor and breakwater was over 7 miles (11.2 km) long, and allowed the arrival of over 50,000 vehicles and 500,000 troops in just 6 days time. Today you can see the remains of the harbor from the beach, and get a better view from the bluffs above. While you are here, enjoy your guided visit of the Landing Museum, which uses models and films to explain the landing operations.


At the conclusion of your time at the museum, reboard the coach for the approximately 1.5 hour drive directly to the pier in Honfleur.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of steps at all sites visited over uneven grounds, making the tour unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or those utilising a wheelchair. This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm/hot, humid and/or wet weather and insects; please pack accordingly in a small overnight case. Casual, lightweight clothing, comfortable shoes, a sunhat, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember also to bring your camera. Bring local currency for any purchases; local ATMs are available in some locations visited. The tour sequence may vary and traffic patterns may affect tour timings; order of sites may change. Comfort stops are made along the way and drive time can vary.


Special booking conditions for this program require 100% penalty for cancellations received within 120 of sailing.


Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at the Château d'Audrieu (or similar), - Bayeux (Audrieu)

· One breakfast, two lunches, one dinner (lunch and dinner include choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

· Entrance fees as per itinerary


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, personal charges incurred at the hotel (a credit card must be registered), gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. 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. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.