Welcome Wessex Continental Travel 2020

Wessex Continental Travel

Our Specialist holidays include:


We regret to say that the Covid-19 Pandemic has beaten us and it is now clear that we will be unable to run any of our planned tours for 2020. The entire programme is cancelled herewith. The Christmas Special, however, will run if there are sailings available to effect it.

Assuming that the virus is under control by then, we will return with a bigger programme for 2021 and we anticipate that it will be published on October 1st after which we will take bookings. We plan to offer an interesting range  of holidays  to France, Germany,Portugal and Spain and these will include traditional  coach holidays; Wildlife Tour; Wine Tours , Jazz Tours and Breaks.

In the meantime, we hope you'll be safe and infection-free. 

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 .

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.

The 2020 Tour Programme
December 11th Christmas Special Break

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