Wessex Continental Travel

Jazz in Green Spain (Mogro) 5 days

Once again we return to Cantabria in Green Spain but this time to the excellent,modern 4* Hotel Milagros Golf overlooking a sandy beach in the small village of Mogro. We last visited there six years ago and everyone enjoyed their stay. It’s situated next to the Liencres National Park and next door to a golf club. Spacious rooms, an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, gym, Turkish Bath, Putting green, boutique and sun lounge will enhance your stay. It’s also well-known locally for its cuisine.

We set off from Bath on Sunday and pick up as indicated below en route to Plymouth. Here we catch the 1545 sailing to Santander. During the crossing we anticipate that the band will play for your entertainment. Look out for the dolphins as we approach the Spanish coast.
When we land in Spain on Monday at 1215 we drive out of the city westwards and will reach the hotel after about 30 minutes and will check in for two nights . After check-in we’ll have lunch and the rest of the day is free to explore the area or take advantage of the beach. After dinner, the Band plays for your entertainment.
On Tuesday we set off for the outstandingly scenic Picos de Europa mountain range and we travel through the Hermida Gorge on our way to the little mountain town of Potes. We’ll stop here and you can wander around its cobbled back streets or enjoy refreshment by the river. For those who are interested in a cable car ride, the coach will continue up the mountain to Fuente Dé where the cable car takes them to the plateau above. The Band plays for your entertainment after dinner.
On Wednesday we drive into the mountains again, this time a ride up the Besaya Valley, along the route created by the Romans, to Reinosa at the entrance to the ski slopes. After sightseeing here we continue across the Ebro Dam to the El Escudo Pas and descend down another stunningly scenic Roman route, the Pas Valley, to the spa of Puente Viesgo where we stop for sightseeing. We now continue back to Santander, stopping at the Hypermarket before we catch the 2115 sailing to England.
At some point during the crossing the Band will play in the main bar and quite probably again on the final day. We reach Plymouth at 1615 on Thursday and after disembarkation the coach then returns to the original pick up points.

The cost includes: travel by executive coach; ferry crossing with cabin; two nights 4* hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast and dinner each day at the hotel with wine; one lunch; entertainment by the Panama Jazz Band; excursions as detailed.

Departure date

DATE 2017PRICE
October 8th £379

Supplements:
Single room and cabin £95
4-berth cabin (for 2 persons) £80 per cabin 4-berth outside cabin(for 2 persons) £130 per cabin
Seaview at hotel £30 per room

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Pick up points: Bath-Bristol-Gordano-Taunton-Exeter-Newton Abbot-Plymouth


Jazz on Brittany’s “Breton Riviera” 2018 5 days

This tour is a repeat visit to a popular hotel which has been pleasing our clientele for many years. The 3* Hotel de l’Océan is situated on the Baie de la Forêt at Concarneau and there’s always a genuine welcome from the Hénaff family for their guests especially the jazz followers. Nicely decorated rooms with flat screen TVs and private facilities with either sea view or garden view. There’s a heated covered pool in the garden and a jacuzzi and Hammam next to it. The cuisine is exactly what you would expect from a family-run hotel of fine repute.

Saturday We pick up as indicated below and drive to Plymouth to catch the 2200 overnight sailing to Roscoff. A 2-berth cabin is provided for the overnight sailing.
Sunday We reach France at 0800 and after disembarkation we drive westwards to the main city of the region, the port and Naval Base of Brest. We stop for sightseeing and refreshment and in the late morning we resume our journey to Concarneau to check in to the Hotel de l’Océan for three nights. There’ll be time to relax and explore the immediate area of the hotel, maybe stroll on the beach or take a dip in the swimming pool before dinner and entertainment by the Band.
Monday After a leisurely buffet breakfast we will drive southwards to the old city of Vannes which has an interesting jumble of cobbled streets around its cathedral. In the mid-afternoon we head back to hotel for dinner and music.
Tuesday This morning we’ll set off on the short drive to Quimper, ancient capital of Cournouaille. In the early afternoon we drive to Bénodet for a stroll along the promenade and then we return to the hotel. After dinner the band will play to entertain you.
Wednesday We leave the hotel after breakfast and begin the journey northwards to Roscoff. We stop at the Hypermarket en route and Red Cash . We catch the 1500 sailing to Plymouth which arrives at 2010. Once again, we anticipate that the Band will play a set on board. After disembarkation we return to the original pick up points.

Cost includes: all travel by executive coach; ferry crossing to and from France with cabin overnight ; three nights’ 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner with wine; excursions as described;jazz every evening; Tour Escort

Departure date

DATE 2018PRICE
May 26th £445

Supplements: Single room & Cabin £90
Room with seaview: £30
4-berth cabin(for 2) £40

Pick up points : Bath-Bristol-Gordano- Taunton-Exeter-Newton Abbot-Plymouth