We’ve been visiting Brittany since the start of Brittany Ferries in 1974 and have always enjoyed our travels within that pleasant and friendly Province. More importantly, so have our clients and we are putting our extensive knowledge to the test in designing this holiday visit wherein we try and present as comprehensive a picture as possible of this enticing destination. There’s no rushing about, snatched meals or any kind of haste- it’s leisurely and relaxed and calm like a holiday should be! Plenty of sightseeing and beach time is included.
Saturday - We pick up as shown below and travel to Millbay Docks,Plymouth where we catch the overnight sailing to Roscoff. A 2-berth cabin is provided (but upgrades are possible at extra cost).
Sunday - On arrival in France at 1000 we travel the short distance to Morlaix, the main town of the Finistere region where we stop for sightseeing. In the early afternoon we resume our journey to Huelgoat and stop by the lakeside for a while. Finally we continue our drive southwards and reach Concarneau in the late afternoon. Here, we check into the 3* Hotel de l’Océan just across from the beach. We stay for three nights with buffet breakfast and dinner with wine each evening. There’s a covered, heated swimming pool and jacuzzi for your pleasure.
Monday - This morning we travel southwards to Pont Aven, a pretty artists’ town where Gaugin (amongst others) used to live. In the early afternoon we return to Concarneau and leave you to sightsee in this charming port at your leisure.
Tuesday - This morning we head northwards to the port of Audierne where we stop for sightseeing. In the late morning we continue inland to the medieval village of Locronan and then turn south to spend the final part of the day in Quimper, the capital of Cornoauille.
Wednesday - To see more of this Province we need to move on and we leave Concarneau after breakfast and passing Lorient we turn inland to pause at Josselin, a picturesque spot on the river Oust where the Rohan family had their castle. We continue northwards to Dinard and check into the old-fashined 3* Hotel Printania which is on the riverside facing St Malo. All rooms have sea views but there is no lift and the hotel is very old worlde with the staff dressed in traditional costume at meal times. We stay for three nights with buffet breakfast and dinner with wine.
Thursday - This morning we drive inland to the charming resort and port of Dinan where it is market day. We’ll case the market in the morning and then drive down to the riverside at lunchtime before returning to spend the rest of the day in Dinard.
Friday -This morning we set off across the Rance Dam to St Malo where we spend the morning in the historic walled city. In the afternoon we carry on to Cancale, a famed oyster port.
Saturday - We leave the hotel after breakfast and journey westwards to Morlaix where it is market day. Finally we continue to Roscoff to catch the 1500 sailing to England. This arrives in Plymouth at 2010 and after disembarkation, the coach carries on to the original pick up points.
The cost includes : all travel by executive coach; ferry crossing with cabin on overnight sailing; six nights 3* hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast and dinner with wine; all excursions as described.
Single supplement £200
Pick up points ; Exeter-Newton Abbot-Torquay-Paignton-Totnes-Ivybridge-Plymouth