Brittany, Normandy and Jersey
Here’s a delightful tour that combines three remarkable destinations: Brittany, Normandy and Jersey. From the historically significant Bayeux Tapestry to the iconic Mont St Michel, this tour is packed with gems.
Visit the remarkable town of Bayeux. Crammed with flowers and home to a grand Gothic cathedral, Bayeux is a beautiful place to visit. Furthermore, proximity to two significant cross-channel invasions has filled the town with historical significance. The main sight is of course the Bayeux tapestry. 58 vivid embroidered scenes tell the story of the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
Explore the medieval town of Dinan and the charming seaside st Malo. Enjoy a gentle stroll as the tides roll and tumble onto the sands. Venture out of Brittany to spend the day in Jersey. Furthermore, visit Normandy’s remarkable Mont Saint-Michel.
If you’re looking for a tour full of highlights and memorable experiences, look no further.
Dates throughout 2019 & 2020
Travel to France
Sail from Portsmouth on the afternoon sailing to Caen and transfer to your hotel in the Caen area.
Bayeux Tapestry and St Malo
This morning, visit the historic Normandy town of Bayeux. World-famous, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of the 11th century conquest of England by William the Conqueror. 70 metres of intricate embroideries make for a truly remarkable sight. From here, continue to the fortress port of St. Malo where there’s time to explore the historic old town and walk along the extensive ramparts. In centuries gone by, this port was a key base for merchants and pirates alike. Transfer to your hotel in the St-Malo area.
Dinard and Dinan
Start the day be heading to Dinard, a genteel resort famous for its many Belle Époque villas. After some exploration, continue to Dinan, a beautiful medieval old town with a delightful port. Linking the two is the steep, cobbled Rue de Petit Fort lined with stone and half-timbered buildings dating from the 14th to 16th centuries. There’s a road train to take you back to the top!
Jersey for the day
Taking the high-speed ferry from St-Malo, today travel to Jersey. Perhaps get to know the island and take in its sights with a guided coach tour. Alternatively, you can simply enjoy free time to explore St. Helier, the island’s capital. Indulge in a little shopping, or perhaps relax on the famous beaches of St. Aubin’s or St. Brelade’s. After a wonderful day on this beautiful island, return to St-Malo in the late evening.
Leave Brittany and cross into Normandy to visit the world-famous Mont Saint-Michel. Climb the shop-lined cobbled street to the iconic Benedictine monastery. Its sturdy ramparts and spires sit atop rocky slopes which rise imposingly from the sea. The tides sweep dramatically over the sands at astonishing speeds. Behold this breathtaking scene. Stop overnight in Caen.
Return to the UK
Take the daytime sailing from Caen back to Portsmouth. From there, continue your journey to your local area.
Oceania St Malo****
The hotel is located on the Chaussée du Sillon coast road, right beside the historic town centre (within the old walls), the hotel is situated next to the water and facing the Petit Bé fort. The rooms facing the Sillon coast road offer astonishing sea views and minimalist design. From the bar to the jacuzzi, including the gym and breakfast area, everything here is reminiscent of the ocean.
The Ibis Lannion Côte de Granit Rose is located close to the historic part of town. The hotel has a central location and is within 10 minutes from the beach and the coast, 55 yards (50 m) from the train station and 2.5 miles (4 km) from the airport. The hotel offers 70 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, including three rooms for guests with reduced mobility. The hotel has meeting rooms, a bar with 24-hour snacks, and a flower garden with terrace. Canoeing and kayaking, tennis and golf are also within easy reach.
Best Western Perros-Guirec***
The hotel is ideally situated near the sea with the beach on its doorstep and a multiple number of leisure activities in close proximity such as the Casino, the boats to the Seven Islands and mini golf. The hotel rooms are spacious and modern and offer an atmosphere of the 1950’s seaside resorts.
The hotel has 62 modern and chic rooms in the heart of the unique medieval Breton town. Gateway to the Emerald Coast and its famous destinations, such as Saint-Malo, Dinard, Cap Fréhel, Cancale and Le Mont Saint-Michel. The ibis Styles Dinan Centre Ville hotel is the perfect place for those interested in myths, legends, nature and adventure.
|6 days by Land and Sea||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|2020 dates||Prices available on request||Prices available on request|
Prices by air or by train are available on request.