This is what we would consider to be the ideal foreign coach holiday-no night travel, not much driving , near at hand and interesting leisurely excursions.
Brittany’s coastline extends for 1250 km and its northern sector stretches from Roscoff to St Malo. Like its southern counterpart, it has golden sandy beaches with rocky outcrops and stunning scenery. Our chosen base is the small resort of Tréguier, not too far away from Roscoff and very popular with the sailing fraternity. The 4+ Hotel Aigue Marine located on the river bank and has an excellent reputation for its Michelin-starred cuisine and there’s a covered outdoor swimming pool to claim your attention.
We sail to France on Friday at 1330 on the flagship “Pont Aven”. On arrival in Roscoff we drive the relatively short distance to Tréguier and check in for 5 nights with breakfast and dinner with wine each day.
On Saturday we’ll drive back to Morlaix where it is market day. This is an opportunity to enjoy the sounds, aromas and atmosphere of a French street market.
In the afternoon we will make the short drive inland to visit the pleasant lakeside village of Huelgoat before returning to the hotel.
Our Sunday morning will be free to explore Tréguier and in the afternoon we’ll drive to Perros Guirec on the “Pink Granite Coast” for a stroll by the sea.
On Monday we will make the short drive to Lannion where the French Satellite Tracking and Telecommunications Research centre is located. We return to Tréguier for a free afternoon.
Tuesday We’ll make our longest excursion today to the major town of the Côte d’Armor, St Brieuc. You’ll have plenty of time to sightsee and shop here and in the early afternoon we will leave and drive to the coastal resort of Binic for some sea airs before returning to the hotel.
On Wednesday we have set this day aside to enjoy a unique train ride on the Vapeur Trieux. This is an excursions from Paimpol to the lovely village of Trieux alongside the river by old fashioned steam train. En route, the train stops in the woods to have a glass of cider and a crepe accompanies by Breton folk musicians. At Trieux, you’ll have time to wander into the village and then sightsee and take refreshment. In the afternoon, the coach will pick you up and return to the hotel.
NB This service ceased when the Covid pandemic arrived and hasn’t run since. We are informed that it will resume in 2024 but until we receive confirmation of this we can’t guarantee it will happen and if not we will arrange an alternative excursion.
We leave the hotel on Thursday and drive to Roscoff to relax, sightsee and take refreshment before we catch the 1500 ferry to Plymouth. This arrives at 2010 and the coach then returns to the original pick up points.
Single supplement £175
Pick up points: Salisbury- Exeter-Newton Abbot- Torquay-Paignton-Ivybridge-Plymouth