Brittany - Les Petits Trains du Morbihan

Brittany - Les Petits Trains du Morbihan

Sightseeing aboard the Little Land Trains around one of the "Most Beautful Bays in the World"

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Sightseeing aboard the Little Land Trains around one of the "Most Beautful Bays in the World"

Nicknamed La Petite Mer (The Little Sea), embedded in the temperate southern coast of Brittany, the Gulf of Morbihan has been voted one of the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World”. The stunning coast is dotted with colourful ports, sheltered beaches and dramatic cliffs. Off-shore islands are natural paradises surrounded by lagoon-blue water and will appeal to your inner Robinson Crusoe. Historic walled towns with their narrow alleyways and medieval half-timbered houses are best discovered on foot, although there is another option …. We have included sightseeing tours on three of the regions Little Land Trains which can access the picturesque streets and take you to the best viewpoints.  Bumping along merrily over ancient cobbles while listening to an English commentary uncovering some of the mysteries and history of the region – “c’est formidable!”

 

 

ITINERARY


Monday - Early morning departure to Poole to join the 08:30 Brittany Ferry sailing to Cherbourg. Arrive 13:45 and drive through Normandy and into Brittany to arrive Vannes in time for dinner.

Tuesday - The best introduction to the city of Vannes is on the panoramic land-train. Climb aboard this morning and discover its 2000 year history, view the gardens and ramparts, winding through narrow streets down to the harbour. An amazing 272 historic monuments are contained within the city walls including the museum of fine arts, Gaillard Castle and St Peter's Cathedral. This afternoon is free to make your own discoveries.

Wednesday - Carnac is a must-see destination in Morbihan - the largest collection of megalithic stones in Europe - more than 4000 have been counted. Discover the world's most beautiful Neolithic site on the land-train that shows you the breathtaking and mysterious stones, views the nearby white sand beaches and takes you past the pretty harbour of La Trinitie sur Mer. There will be time for lunch in Carnac old town - you must go into the 17th century St Cornely church to view the amazing painted ceiling. This afternoon we drive to nearby Locmariaquer, a small seaside village from which boat cruises operate on the sheltered waters of The Gulf of Morbihan. Our skipper will show us some of the 42 beautiful islands, explain oyster farming, fishing and point out the wildlife that abounds here.

Thursday - To Quiberon, France's equivalent of Portland - a peninsula connected to the mainland by a thin spit of land just 20 metres wide and surrounded by the ocean. There are panoramic sea-views of the Atlantic, wide fine beaches, cliffs and rocky coves. Our trip on the land-train here is nicknamed "The Cockscrew" and it shows you the two sides of Quiberon - the gentle bay side and the more rugged western side, often called The Wild Coast. On the way back you will go past Port Maria, a busy fishing port where ferries ply to the islands off-shore. We shall spend the afternoon in Quiberon - stroll the promenade or relax in one of the sea-front pavement cafes - it's an idyllic spot.

Friday - Heading homewards back across Brittany to Cherbourg. Joining the afternoon ferry crossing to Poole which arrives 21:45. Return to home area late that night.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Best Western Plus, Vannes Centre

Situated just a short walk from the medieval old city of Vannes and its busy port, this modern 4 star hotel offers a friendly welcome and comfortable stay. All 58 bedrooms are contemporary in style, most with private terrace or balcony - they provide private bathroom, hairdryer, satellite television, phone, safe, tea tray, air-conditioning and free wifi. The restaurant is stylish and refined and specializes in regional dishes using seasonal local ingredients and our meal plan includes a hot breakfast buffet and 3 course set dinner with wine and coffee. There is a bar in which to socialise or you can relax on the sunny outdoor terrace. There is a small fitness room and Japanese sauna, room service is available and a lift serves all 4 floors.

 

TOUR PRICE: £635.00 Per Person

Includes: All coach travel, Return ferry crossings, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Wine with dinner, 3 x Le Petite trains, Morbihan boat cruise, VAT

 

Single Room Supplement: £160.00

Travel Insurance Premium: £

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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