Beautiful Brittany 2018

Beautiful Brittany 2018

Breathtaking beauty on the Brittany coast

Sunday 30 September £739

Single Supplement £200


INSURANCE £46.50  inc IPT



6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.

Channel crossings by Ferry.

Excursions. Cruise on the River Odet.

Day 1 Sunday

Cross to Calais, then drive into Normandy crossing the Seine estuary. Welcome drink. dinner, bed & breakfast (buffet-style) at Hotel Mercure, Lisieux.


Day 2 Monday

Arrive in Brittany by the bay of Mont St Michel. See Cancale, famous for oysters, and stop for sightseeing by the formidable granite walls of the port city of St Malo. Across the peninsula to Finistere for 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at Hotel de l’Ocean, Concarneau. Welcome drink, a set menu on arrival day and a choice menu thereafter. Tea/coffee after dinner. Free use of the leisure facilities.

B, D

Day 3 Tuesday

Today we remain in Concarneau. We can either take the land train or simply wander along the beach to the beautiful walled town that sits on a long island in the centre of the harbour.

B, D

Day 4 Wednesday

Morning to the seaside resort of Benodet, from where we will embark on a circular river cruise lasting just over two hours, along the beautiful Odet river, 'the most beautiful river in France'. Our journey will take us past wooded landscapes, numerous castles, manor houses and forgotten creeks and our guided commentary will tell us all about the attractions along the route. After our cruise, we will make our way to Quimper, the cultural heart of Brittany. The city’s crowning glory is its gothic Cathedral, which dominates the atmospheric old town in which there is no shortage of half-timbered 14th century houses. We spend time here and enjoy lunch before making our way to the stunning village of Locronan.

B, D

Day 5 Thursday

This morning we will visit the pretty ‘village of artists’ and historical port town of Pont-Aven. Historic watermills along the banks of the River Aven provide a scenic backdrop to the town that is also famous as an artists’ retreat and for the invention in 1920 of galettes (butter biscuits). After lunch, we will continue on to Quimperlé where we will explore the picturesque medieval centre and the Abbey of Sainte-Croix.

B, D

Day 6 Friday

Northwards, with time to explore medieval Dinan in its stunning location perched above the River Rance and to drive through the scenic district known as the ‘Suisse Normande’ Overnight at Lisieux.

B, D

Day 7 Saturday

A stop at the immensely popular tourist and artist destination of Honfleur before returning home via Calais.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Half-timbered houses, medieval walled cities, tiny harbour towns,castles, windmills, awesome rivers and golden sandy beaches – Brittany has them all. This is a new, very high standard holiday which will help you discover scenes of breathtaking beauty during the days on the south coast in Concarneau, with sightseeing stops on the north (Channel) coast as well at such notable places of interest as Honfleur and St Malo. And so much is thoughtfully provided to add to the enjoyment of the tour by way of welcome drinks, choice of menu etc.



Both overnights are at this well-appointed 3 star hotel on the outskirts of a pleasant Normandy town.


Overlooking the bay, there are about 70 modern bedrooms and a spacious restaurant with panoramic views. Its many facilities include an outdoor swimming pool. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the medieval walled city.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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