This tour is a repeat visit to a popular hotel which has been pleasing our clientele for many years. The 3* Hotel de l’Océan is situated on the Baie de la Forêt at Concarneau and there’s always a genuine welcome from the Hénaff family for their guests especially the jazz followers. Nicely decorated rooms with flat screen TVs and private facilities with either sea view or garden view. There’s a heated covered pool in the garden and a jacuzzi and Hammam next to it. The cuisine is exactly what you would expect from a family-run hotel of fine repute.
After nearly 30 years of European touring this will be the Band's final tour. We hope you'll join us, old and new, to enjoy this farewell performance.
Thursday We pick up as indicated below and drive to Plymouth to catch the 2200 overnight sailing to Roscoff. A 2-berth cabin is provided for the overnight sailing.
Friday We reach France at 0800 and after disembarkation we drive to Morlaix, the main market town of this region where we stop for sightseeing and refreshment . In the late morning we resume our journey to Concarneau to check in to the Hotel de l’Océan for three nights. There’ll be plenty of time to relax and explore the immediate area of the hotel, maybe stroll on the beach or take a dip in the swimming pool before dinner and entertainment by the Band.
Saturday This morning we’ll set off on the short drive to Quimper, ancient capital of Cournouaille. It’s market day so you have time to enjoy the bustle and activity of a typical French market. In the early afternoon we drive to the the outskirts of the town and visit a local Hypermarket, We then continue to Bénodet for a stroll along the promenade and before we return to the hotel. After dinner the band will play to entertain you.
Sunday. After a leisurely buffet breakfast we will drive southwards to the interesting old city of Vannes which has a jumble of cobbled streets around its cathedral. There’s a nice marina just off the city centre with pleasant walks.In the mid-afternoon we head back to hotel for dinner and music
Monday We leave the hotel after breakfast and begin the journey northwards to Roscoff. We catch the 1500 sailing to Plymouth which arrives at 2010.
After disembarkation we return to the original pick up points meaning a late arrival in the Bristol/Bath area
Cost includes: all travel by executive coach; ferry crossing to and from France with cabin overnight ; three nights’ 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner with wine; excursions as described;jazz every evening; Tour Escort
Supplements: Single room & Cabin £120 Room with seaview: £30 4-berth cabin(for 2) £40
Pick up points : Bath-Bristol-Taunton-Exeter-Newton Abbot-Plymouth