This is a good opportunity for a relaxing break after all the Christmas shopping has been done and before the arduous Christmas festivities begin. It’s also a chance to stock up with some keenly priced French goodies, wines, cheeses, etc and enjoy a typical French dinner before departing.
We are often asked why we follow the same programme each year. It’s simple - it works! Given the time frame in which we operate, it enables us to do everything we want without rushing around and spending any more time in the coach than necessary especially at this time of year. We’ve been very lucky in the past few years as the weather has been kind to us allowing us to have an open air picnic. We can’t bank on that! Remember too that this is not a holiday, it’s just a break in the hectic business of preparing for Christmas ,an opportunity to relax and let the world go by for a while and watch someone else do the work!
Friday - We pick up as indicated below and proceed to Millbay Docks where we board the “Armorique” for the overnight sailing to France. A Reclining seat is provided for everyone (though cabin upgrades are available ). The ship sails at 2200.
Saturday - We land at Roscoff at 0800 (French time) and after everyone is aboard our coach we set off the short drive to Morlaix. It’s market day in the town and we’ll give you plenty of time to search out the bargains or just take in the atmosphere. Late morning, we’ll board the coach and set off the little resort of Carantec where we’ll park by the beach and we’ll serve some nibbles and drinks (if the weather is poor we’ll go inland to the lake at Huelgoat.)
After this interlude we now return to Morlaix and we visit the Hypermarket in the mid-afternoon.
Our next port of call is Red Cash where there is a better variety of International drinks and good prices. From here we will drive to Taulé and Relais des Primeurs where we will have our dinner. This will be a typically French dinner with wine but not Christmas-oriented as you’ll no doubt see enough of those in the coming weeks! The final leg of our journey is back to Roscoff to catch the overnight sailing to Plymouth.
Sunday - We arrive in England at 0800 and after disembarkation the coach returns to the original pick up points.
The cost includes: travel by executive coach; return ferry crossing with reclining seat; excursion in Brittany; drinks and nibbles on the coach; dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
(subject to confirmation of ferry schedule)
Optional supplements: (Return price for the cabin, not per person) 2-berth cabin - £60 4-berth cabin - £80
Pick up points: Exeter - Newton Abbot - Torquay - Ivybridge - Plymouth Home Park (Free car parking) - Millbay Docks