We know that many travellers were disappointed when lockdowns caused us to cancel the Christmas Special. Especially as there had been little or no travel for most in 2020 and a large pent up demand had emerged. That demand is growing and lots of people just want to get away for the sake of getting away and as soon as possible. We’ve laid on this “taster” break to assuage that demand and show that there is travel life out there. Come and join us and get back in the groove! We are guessing that we’ll be back into normal operation by this date but if not we will go on the first Friday that normal travel resumes.
We will therefore set off from Plymouth on Friday and drive to Portsmouth where we will catch the overnight ferry to Caen. On arrival we will drive to Bayeux where the weekly market will be taking place. After absorbing the atmosphere of the market and doing some sightseeing we will now drive to the Leclerc Hypermarket near the British War Cemetery.
After shopping and refreshment we’ll drive to the coast and the small town of Arromanches where the famous Mulberry Harbours were constructed to assist the D-Day Landings in 1944. The remains can still be seen at sea when the tide is low.
During the afternoon we will start a drive along the coast past the famous Gold and Sword beaches on our way to Ouistreham. There will be free time in the port to relax and have some refreshment. We'll lay on a celebration dinner at a local restaurant but you can opt out if you wish and the cost (£27) will be deducted from your bill.
We take the overnight sailing to England, reaching Portsmouth at 0815 on Sunday morning. We then drive back to Plymouth and expect to arrive around lunch time.
The trip will only go ahead if all travel restrictions between the UK and France are lifted and there are no barriers to normal travel.
PS We would have preferred that this trip sailed to and from Plymouth and visited Brittany but in 2021 there are no overnight sailings from Roscoff to Plymouth.
Included in the cost: the ferry sailing with a 2-berth cabin(upgrades available); travel by executive coach; excursion in Normandy . ( Less £27 if you don’t want the dinner)
Supplements : 4-berth cabin for 2 - £10 extra per person . 4-berth cabin for 3 or 4 - £10 per person less Outside cabin. £15 per cabin ; Single supplement(cabin) £40;
Pick up points: Plymouth-Newton Abbot - Exeter-Bridport-Portsmouth