Welcome Wessex Continental Travel 2020

Wessex Continental Travel

Our Specialist holidays include:

We have had to severely curtail our 2020 programme. When travel restrictions cease to apply we propose the following amended Autumn programme which we present herewith. Bookings are now being taken and we hope you will join us on one of our trips.

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For the first time we have added our 2020 brochure which can be downloaded or printed if you so wish. The link is here

Wine Tours

Due to the Coronavirus we have had to reduce our wine tours to later in the year. Our wine tours are based in Spain and France. We have an 8-day visit to Ribera del Duero, Spain and and 9-day visit to Beaujolais & Macon in France and also a shorter 5-day visit to the Basque Country(Euskadi).

Brittany Breaks

The Bretons are our nearest Continental neighbours and we’ve been travelling there since 1974 and enjoying all the pleasures of the Province - a rugged coastline interspersed with sandy beaches, pleasant countryside and lack of industrial degradation, friendly locals and excellent cuisine. Our experience is at your disposal and the region is tailor-made for a relaxing no-hassle break. Come and see for yourselves at Concarneau ; St Malo or Lannion for a Steam Train Special.

Wildlife Tours

Our Wildlife programme for 2020 has necessarily been amended to cope with the adjustments to travel imposed by the various Governments. We have two remaining trips this Autumn, the first one will be to Asturias where we visit the Picos de Europa region and the second one will be to Castile & Leon. If you are interested in bird watching and cetaceans you’ll enjoy these short visits to Spain’s most scenic regions.

Jazz in Spain

Our visit to Brittany last year was intended to be our final jazz tour but the response was so positive,and we were turning travellers away , that we have decided to retrospectively rename that trip “Farewell Tour to France” and make another tour in 2020, this time “Farewell Tour to Spain”. Well, why not??

Accordingly we are going to return to the popular Hotel Mirador de la Franca in Asturias where we had our first Spanish jazz tour in the 90’s.

Spanish Beach Breaks

This Province is undoubtedly one of the most scenic regions in all Spain. Golden beaches are backed by meadows and orchards, criss-crossed by tumbling streams and rivers which bring down fresh, clear waters from the mountain range behind the coast known as the Picos de Europa. Dairy farming and fishing are major industries resulting in superfresh produce at all times. Beach break in Asturias Spain. The 4* Hotel Mirador de la Franca is our base and we know you’ll be very comfortable here. The hotel sits on a secluded, sandy beach which gives out to the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

St Malo Brittany Breaks

Our visit to North Brittany takes in some of the most interesting places in this fascinating coastal region. We will be staying in the famous Pirates’ city of St Malo and the highlight of the trip will be an excursion to Mont St Michel, one of the top visitor attractions in all France.
On Thursday, we set off from Plymouth on the “Pont Aven’s”overnight 2045 sailing to Roscoff. A 2-berth cabin is provided but upgrades are available. We reach Roscoff around 0800 on Friday and after disembarkation we drive into nearby Morlaix for a brief halt for you to find your land legs and have some refreshment.

The 2020 Tour Programme
Sept 3rd Lannion and the Steam Train
Sept 6th Wine Tour Euskadi (The Basque Country)
Sept 13th Asturias Beach Break
Sept 13th Wildlife Asturias
Sept 24th Brittany Breaks St Malo
October 4thWildlife Spanish Steppe Castile & Leon
October 6thWine Tour Ribera del Duero FULL
October 17th Wine Tour Beaujolais & Macon, France
October 18th Jazz in Spain
October 22ndBrittany Breaks Concarneau
December 11thChristmas Special Break