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 ( WE DO NOT REQUIRE A DEPOSIT ) and we hope you will join us on one of our trips. We will only travel if it is safe to do so and everything is open with no restrictions.

In view of the possibility that travel restrictions will not be lifted until much later this year, or not at all, we will contact everyone who has already made a booking . At that time we will have a programme for 2021 in place and this programme will include all the departures planned for this coming Autumn but obviously on revised dates. We’ll ask if you wish to transfer your existing booking to the revised date. If you do not wish to do so, for whatever reason, we will refund your deposit immediately. If you wish to transfer you need to contact us. We will execute this plan if and when there is clarity on the general situation regarding travel. In the meantime, we continue to hope that the restrictions will be eased sooner rather than later and that normal life resumes with everybody safe and sound.

Please visit our Essential Information tab for details on payment and other important points. Click Here 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

Wine tour

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.

Panama Jazz Band

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.

Hotel Mirador

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

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 4th Wildlife Spanish Steppe Castile & Leon
October 6th Wine Tour Ribera del Duero TOUR FULL
October 17th Wine Tour Beaujolais & Macon, France
October 18th Jazz in Spain
October 22nd Brittany Breaks Concarneau
December 11th Christmas Special Break

Wine and Dine
Leaving Plymouth
Panama Jazz band
Steam Train
Brittany France
Enjoy the view on board the ship