Wessex Continental 2018

The Panama Jazz Band The band’s motto is “Happy Jazz” and this certainly reflects the members attitude to their music. They excel in playing the jazz classics but are not averse to playing old music hall songs etc. if that brings happiness to the audience. Don’t be misled by their fun attitude for they are also deadly serious exponents of fine jazz. We’ve been taking them abroad for over 25 years and they have consistently delivered the goods to their dedicated followers and won over new fans each trip.

Jazz on Brittany’s “Breton Riviera” 5 days

This tour is a repeat visit to a popular hotel which has been pleasing our clientele for many years. The 3* Hotel de l’Océan is situated on the Baie de la Forêt at Concarneau and there’s always a genuine welcome from the Hénaff family for their guests especially the jazz followers. Nicely decorated rooms with flat screen TVs and private facilities with either sea view or garden view. There’s a heated covered pool in the garden and a jacuzzi and Hammam next to it. The cuisine is exactly what you would expect from a family-run hotel of fine repute.

Saturday - We pick up as indicated below and drive to Plymouth to catch the 2200 overnight sailing to Roscoff. A 2-berth cabin is provided for the overnight sailing.
Sunday - We reach France at 0800 and after disembarkation we drive westwards to the main city of the region, the port and Naval Base of Brest. We stop for sightseeing and refreshment and in the late morning we resume our journey to Concarneau to check in to the Hotel de l’Océan for three nights. There’ll be time to relax and explore the immediate area of the hotel, maybe stroll on the beach or take a dip in the swimming pool before dinner and entertainment by the Band.
Monday - After a leisurely buffet breakfast we will drive southwards to the old city of Vannes which has an interesting jumble of cobbled streets around its cathedral. In the mid-afternoon we head back to hotel for dinner and music.
Tuesday - This morning we’ll set off on the short drive to Quimper, ancient capital of Cournouaille. In the early afternoon we drive to Bénodet for a stroll along the promenade and then we return to the hotel. After dinner the band will play to entertain you.
Wednesday - We leave the hotel after breakfast and begin the journey northwards to Roscoff. We stop at the Hypermarket en route and Red Cash. We catch the 1630 sailing to Plymouth which arrives at 2130. Once again, we anticipate that the Band will play a set on board. After disembarkation we return to the original pick up points.

Cost includes:
All travel by executive coach; ferry crossing to and from France with cabin overnight; three nights’ 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner with wine; excursions as described; jazz every evening; Tour Escort.

Departure date

DATE 2018PRICE
April 1st (Easter) £495

Supplements:
Single room & Cabin - £120 Room with seaview - £30 4-berth cabin (for 2) - £30

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Pick up points : Bath - Bristol - Taunton - Exeter - Newton Abbot - Plymouth