The aim is to drive along the rim of the Atlantic Ocean around the Bay of Biscay and enjoy aspects of coastal Spain and France . We use nice hotels throughout, the travelling is not arduous and we begin the holiday with a sea cruise to Spain to get you thoroughly relaxed and into the holiday mood. We’ve kept the time in the coach down to a minimum so that you can enjoy the places we visit without rushing about. If you are looking for a unique holiday with a difference – we think that this is it!
We pick up at the points detailed below and make our way to Plymouth.
Sunday - We sail at 1645 and the facilities of the superb cruise-ferry “Pont Aven” are at your disposal as we cross the Channel - swimming pool, cinemas, shops, piano bar, live entertainment etc.
On Monday - We arrive in Santander at 1400 . After disembarkation we then drive eastwards to the charming resort and fishing port of Castro Urdiales where we make a brief sightseeing halt. In the late afternoon we continue to the elegant city of San Sebastian, one of Europe’s premier resorts. We check in to the 4* Hotel San Sebastian for two nights with buffet breakfast and dinner with wine included. The sandy Ondarretta Beach is just 300 metres distant and this leads on to the famous La Concha beach which continues around to the fascinating harbour area of the city.
On Tuesday - We’ll leave you to your own devices in this most pleasant resort. Choose time on the beach; a trip up to Monte Igueldo at the end of the beach or mooching in the harbour area and city centre.
On Wednesday - We head towards the border with a short sightseeing halt at the little town of Hondarribia which faces France across the river. We resume our journey in the early afternoon and travel to Bordeaux where we stay for two nights in a 4* hotel in the woodland area in the outer suburbs.
On Thursday - We drive along the River Gironde to the charming wine town of Pauillac where we’ll stop for sightseeing and refreshment. In the afternoon we drive to the centre of Bordeaux for individual sightseeing before returning to the hotel for dinner.
On Friday - In the morning we leave the hotel and drive northwards eventually to the fishing port and resort of La Rochelle where we stay for two nights.
On Saturday - We have a short excursion to the Iles d’Oleron and then return to La Rochelle for free time.
On Sunday - We resume our ride parallel with the ocean through Nantes and into Brittany with a sightseeing stop at Vannes We resume the ride for our final overnight at Concarneau.
On Monday - We leave the Atlantic behind and head northwards to Roscoff stopping for final sightseeing before catching the 1500 ferry to Plymouth. This reaches England at 2010 and after disembarkation the coach returns to the original pick up points.
Cost includes: travel by air-conditioned coach ; cruise-ferry crossing with 2-berth cabin; seven nights’ 3 and 4* hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast and dinner with wine; all excursions as described, Tour Escort.
Single supplement (room & cabin) - £260
Pick up points: Exeter - Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton - Totnes - Ivybridge - Plymouth Ferryport