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Brittany, Normandy and Jersey

  • Dinan, Brittany in the Northwest of France

    Dinan, Brittany in the Northwest of France
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    St Malo ©Jean-Claude Bourniche - Le Château vu des remparts
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  • 2 couples laughing and joking, looking through telescope alongside railings on deck Mont St Michel ©Brittany Ferries

    2 couples laughing and joking, looking through telescope alongside railings on deck Mont St Michel ©Brittany Ferries
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    Mont Saint Michel
  • Sailing off Jersey's South East Coast © Danny Evans

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6 day tour
From £365 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Visit our nearest neighbours on this fascinating tour to see how close we really are

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.

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Normandy; William, Bayeux and the Magnificent Mont St Michel

With its rich and often brutal past, Normandy played an a massive role in European history. 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. However, Normandy’s most scenic gem is of course, the remarkable Mont Saint-Michel. A gravity-defying medieval monastery atop an island. The town’s splendid Norman Notre-Dame cathedral welcomes you to this historic town, and is well worth a visit.

Discover the Gems of Brittany

Explore the medieval town of Dinan one of the most attractive and best preserved small towns in Brittany. With its 1.8 mile (3km)-long ramparts, half-timbered houses, attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops, it’s worth a day of anyone’s time. As well as this, see the charming seaside St Malo. This city has a long historical connection to explorers, traders and pirates and was the home of the navigator Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada. Visit one of the town’s museums dedicated to its seafaring history and take a walk round the city’s walled ramparts before delving into the exquisite Breton cuisine. St Malo is known for its regional specialities crepes au blé noir (crepes made with black flour) and kir Breton (creme de cassis with cider), so why not enjoy these delicacies while walking the streets of the reconstructed city.

Découvrir the Anglo-French Island of Jersey

 Spend a day exploring the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey.  At just nine miles by five miles, Jersey is an island that’s small on size, but big on personality. Discover Jersey and enjoy a panoramic tour, taking in some of the island’s most spectacular bays, including St Ouen and St Brelade’s. You’ll see some fascinating sights, including the Corbiere Lighthouse, St Elizabeth Castle, and St Matthew’s (glass) Church, and some picturesque villages, including St Aubin.

If you’re looking for a tour full of highlights and memorable experiences, look no further.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to France

Sail from Portsmouth on the afternoon sailing to Caen, from here travel to the historic Normandy town of Bayeux. Visit the 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 time permitting, explore the historic old town before settling down for dinner at your hotel in the St-Malo area.

Day 2

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!

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Mont Saint-Michel

This morning, check out of your hotel as we bid adieu to 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.  Afterwards, travel to Caen for your overnight stay.

Day 5

Return to the UK

Take the daytime sailing from Caen back to Portsmouth.  From there, continue your journey to your local area.


Suggested Hotels

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.

Ibis Lannion ***

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.

Ibis Dinan ***

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.


You may also be interested in:

Mont Saint Michel & The Gems of Normandy

Stunning St Malo Short Break

Discovering Jersey – 2021 dates available!

St Malo Mini-Cruise with Brittany Ferries


Dates 6 days / 5 nights
April 2022  From £365.00 per person
Other 2022 dates Prices on request

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Exchange rate based on £1 = €1.13. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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