Brittany Ferries’ first passenger sailing from Plymouth to Roscoff was on January 1st 1974 and we were on it! Since then we have been arranging holidays and breaks to various parts of the Province so you can be assured that we know what people want and we have the knowledge to provide it. On this tour we’ll show you parts of the southern area and then cross country to the northern coast.
Friday - We leave Plymouth on the 1345 sailing and arrive in Roscoff at 1945. From here we travel southwards to the Hotel de l’Ocean at Concarneau but will arrive too late for dinner. We stay for four nights. The hotel sits across the road from the beach which is on the Baie de la Forêt.
This local area is known as Cornouaille in Breton, where the Celtic language similar to Welsh is spoken, and our Saturday morning visit is to its capital, Quimper where it is Market Day. The outdoor market is a bustling and typically French affair. This pleasant town is situated on the River Odet and its old Quarter is cobbled and lively. We leave in the early afternoon and return to Concarneau with a refreshment halt at the bustling resort of Bénodet.
On Sunday - Morning we’ll make a short drive to the famous artists’ town of Pont Aven where we spend the morning before returning to Concarneau for an afternoon at leisure, on the beach or around the walled old town, Ville Enclos.
On Monday - We drive northwards to Audierne and then on to the most westerly point of France, Pointe du Raz. Here you have views to the Isles de Sein where Brittany Ferries’ ships returning from Spain thread their way through the islands. Our next stop is the medieval village of Locronan where we tarry a while before returning to our hotel.
Tuesday -We leave Concarneau and start our journey to the north coast. We’ll reach St Malo in the late afternoon and check into the Hotel Ibis Styles for three nights. The hotel is in St Servan and is 15 minutes stroll from the old walled town known as the City of Corsaires.
On Wednesday - We travel inland for a short distance to the riverside of Dinan where we stop for sightseeing. We continue into the town itself with its cobbled streets and medieval buildings. On leaving Dinan our final stop is at a cider maker for some local refreshment before returning to the hotel.
On Thursday - We take a coastal drive to one of France’s most important heritage sites, Mont St Michel. In the afternoon we’ll make a stop at Cancale, a famous oyster port and resort.
Friday - We leave St Malo in the morning and travel westwards to Roscoff for our final leg stretching before we catch the 1500 sailing to Plymouth. The ship arrives at 2010 and after disembarkation the coach returns to the original pick up points.
Cost includes: travel by air-conditioned coach ;ferry crossing ; seven nights’ 3 hotel accommodation ; one night B & B only; 6 nights with buffet breakfast and dinner with wine; dinner on final day; all excursions as described.
Single supplement £210
Pick up points: Exeter - Newton Abbot - Torquay-Paignton-Totnes-Ivybridge-Plymouth Ferryport