Silversea Luxury Cruises A Le Havre

Le Havre, founded by King Francis I of France in 1517, is located inUpper Normandy on the north bank of the mouth of the River Seine, which isconsidered the most frequented waterway in the world. Its port is ranked thesecond largest in France. The city was originally built on marshland andmudflats that were drained in the 1500’s. During WWII most of Le Havre wasdestroyed by Allied bombing raids. Post war rebuilding of the city followed thedevelopment plans of the well-known Belgian architect Auguste Perre. View more

Thereconstruction was so unique that the entire city was listed as a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site in 2005.

 

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.

Excursões em Le Havre

Normandy D-Day Beaches and WWII Cemetery (Wheelchair Accessible)

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 a lunch on your own.


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.

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.